VEGAN SKINCARE // GREEN PEOPLE ORANGE BLOSSOM CLEANSER & MOISTURISER

When you think about adopting a vegan lifestyle, your first thought will naturally be — ‘what the hell am I going to eat everyday?’ As a society, a ‘decent meal’ isn’t deemed as such without some elements of meat, carbs and veggies — the staples — even though research has proven that you can get everything you need from a plant-based diet. So you’re initially caught up in a frenzy researching recipes, milk alternatives* (because what is life without tea?) and meal plans before you realise that it extends beyond what’s on your plate to everything from what’s in your bathroom and cleaning cupboard to what’s on your back. It is a lifestyle and thus, every section of your life is overhauled.

*Let me give you a heads up. Sweetened soya milk in your tea, Oatly Barista everywhere else (especially for frothy coffee!) — the whole Oatly Barista hype is justified, I promise!

I have been cruelty-free when it comes to the products I buy for 2 years but, regrettably, I haven’t been as ethical when it comes to what’s on the end of my fork (until now). It’s worth noting, however, that just because a product is cruelty-free, it won’t be automatically vegan. Just because it’s not been tested on animals doesn’t mean it doesn’t contain animal-derived ingredients. In the beauty industry, beeswax is probably your most popular contender. Natural though it may be, it’s not vegan. You can also forget about anything with carmine (a dye collected from crushed bettles), lanolin, collagen and retinol to name just a few of the common animal-derived ingredients you might read on the back of your favourite beauty products. It’s a little bit of a minefield isn’t it?

That’s why I find shopping so much easier when dealing with brands like Green People because all of their vegan products are clearly marked as such and approved by The Vegan Society. They very kindly offered to send across one of their Divine Duo sets to review for Veganuary and I’ve been using the orange blossom cleanser and moisturiser religiously for a few weeks. They’ve also been really lovely and put aside another set as a giveaway prize for one of my lucky readers (see giveaway details below).

Green People Orange Blossom Cleanser and Moisturiser

Review

Let’s start with my favourite thing about these products — the absolutely gorgeous orange blossom scent (some might call it ‘divine’?) You see, recently, whenever Michael leans in to kiss me, he whispers in my ear that my face smells ‘beautiful’ and naturally, my cheeks flush red. It’s such a lovely thing to hear and it puts a smile on my face for the rest of the day. The scent is light, fresh and natural and, for the first time in years, I’ve been sticking to my skincare routine because it’s no longer a chore. Instead, it’s an indulgence, an act of self-care, some extra joy in my day. With these products, I feel comfortable not wearing any make-up if I don’t feel like it or don’t have the time and that’s a big deal, isn’t it? They are confidence in bottles.

“The scent is light, fresh and natural and, for the first time in years, I’ve been sticking to my skincare routine because it’s no longer a chore.”

Funnily enough, Michael isn’t the only one to be dishing out the kind words and compliments. Family and friends have also commented on my ‘healthy, glowing skin’ and in return, I’m recommending these products to anybody I can, especially those who are looking to switch to vegan, cruelty-free alternatives with certified organic ingredients.

To use the cleanser, I simply apply to my face taking some time to massage the lotion into problem areas before washing it away with warm water. I pat my face dry with a hand towel and move on to the moisturiser using just a small pump for each side of my face. It feels almost instantly hydrating and has been my saviour tackling the dry skin and redness I suffer from in the winter months.

“I’m recommending these products to anybody I can, especially those who are looking to switch to vegan, cruelty-free alternatives with certified organic ingredients.”

In the evenings, I repeat the same routine with the cleanser removing the bulk of any make-up I’ve been wearing that day and I use a cloth face wipe to really work it around my eye area to remove the last of any mascara and eyeshadow. When I’ve finished, my face feels squeaky clean and smooth. Again, I apply the moisturiser afterwards and it’s a perfect consistency, soaking in quickly as well.

Lastly, Green People have published a useful post explaining why they use plastic packaging for their products which may be of interest to you if, like us, you’re trying to be environmentally-friendly.

You can pick up the cleanser for £15, the moisturiser for £20 or both together in the Divine Duo set for £29.50. There’s also free delivery on all UK orders.

Giveaway

Terms & Conditions

– The prize offered is the ‘Divine Duo’ gift set from Green People.

– Entries can only be completed through the rafflecopter widget displayed above.

– Green People will arrange to send the prize directly to the winner upon receipt of their address details.

– This giveaway will end at midnight on Sunday 11th February.

– A winner will be chosen at random via the rafflecopter facility.

– The winner will be contacted via email when the giveaway ends and their name announced on the rafflecopter widget and my social media accounts shortly afterwards.

– If the winner does not provide their address details within 30 days of the announcement and attempts being made to contact them then a new winner will be picked via the same process. 

– I am able to offer this prize to UK and Ireland residents only I’m afraid (apologies to any of you who live abroad) and entrants aged 18 or over.

102 Comments

  1. Violet Phillippo
    January 30, 2018 / 11:53 AM

    I love the Green People and their products as not only are the products very good quality, I really like to support a business that sells cruelty free products.

  2. Sue McCarthy
    January 30, 2018 / 12:15 PM

    Cruelty free products and lots of choice.

  3. Gayatri Gogoi
    January 30, 2018 / 1:27 PM

    Because vegan, cruelty-free products are so important for animals!

  4. Emma
    January 30, 2018 / 2:19 PM

    I love the Green People sun cream for me and the kids, it works really well and doesn’t irritate our sensitive, eczema-prone skin. Would love to give this cleanser and moisturiser a try! X

  5. Annabel Greaves
    January 30, 2018 / 2:24 PM

    It is great for the environment and cruelty free

  6. Sarah m
    January 30, 2018 / 3:54 PM

    cruelty free products and an enormous range of them

  7. DAWN WINSKILL
    January 30, 2018 / 5:27 PM

    Great value for money

  8. laura stewart
    January 30, 2018 / 6:30 PM

    i love that its a quality product x

  9. Andrea Fletcher
    January 30, 2018 / 6:48 PM

    I like the fact that they are not tested on animals

  10. Sadiyya Maryam
    January 30, 2018 / 9:15 PM

    They are an ethical company and I am glad they don’t test on animals.

  11. Solange
    January 30, 2018 / 9:21 PM

    Cruelty free products and great value for money.

  12. January 31, 2018 / 8:35 AM

    Love Green People products because they are cruelty free,vegan and free from parabens and other nasty chemicals.

  13. Ren Taylor
    January 31, 2018 / 11:58 AM

    I love that they are cruelty free, ethical and have vegan products….not easy to find

  14. Michelle smith
    January 31, 2018 / 12:02 PM

    I love that they are cruelty free

  15. Tess D
    January 31, 2018 / 12:02 PM

    love Green People Products because they actually work well x

  16. Fiona K
    January 31, 2018 / 12:07 PM

    Because they are vegan, free from chemicals and are cruelty free

  17. Stevie Fairbairn
    January 31, 2018 / 12:55 PM

    I like to try something new for mild dry skin.

  18. Megan Kinsey
    January 31, 2018 / 2:13 PM

    Because they’re completely cruelty free which is the most important thing!

  19. Claire Glace
    January 31, 2018 / 2:35 PM

    Its fresh, natural and kind to our planet x

  20. helen tovell
    January 31, 2018 / 2:39 PM

    They are one of the few products which do actually work with only natural ingredients

  21. Sheena Batey
    January 31, 2018 / 2:41 PM

    It’s cruelty free yet produces good results and smells nice too

  22. leanne weir
    January 31, 2018 / 4:23 PM

    That is great for the environment

  23. adeinne Tonner
    January 31, 2018 / 4:43 PM

    My favourite thing as an animal lover is that it is cruelty free

  24. Laura Jeffs
    January 31, 2018 / 5:23 PM

    They’re vegan and cruelty free, I only by cruelty free/vegan products

  25. Lisa Parker
    January 31, 2018 / 6:30 PM

    I only buy products that are cruelty free and that are kind on my skin and Green People’s products are both x

  26. Username123321
    January 31, 2018 / 7:54 PM

    The Green People Brand offer really great products. Very high quality.

  27. lindsay chadburn
    January 31, 2018 / 8:25 PM

    i love that its cruelty free

  28. Alison Johnson
    January 31, 2018 / 8:40 PM

    They’re cruelty fre & suitable for vegans.

  29. ashleigh allan
    January 31, 2018 / 8:54 PM

    I love they are cruelty free

  30. Carole Nott
    January 31, 2018 / 9:32 PM

    Green People care about their products and I care about using them

  31. Rich Tyler
    February 1, 2018 / 2:34 PM

    That it doesn’t impact our beautiful world

  32. Maria Blythin
    February 1, 2018 / 3:20 PM

    i love that they are cruelty free x

  33. Rachael Sexey
    February 2, 2018 / 11:51 AM

    I love that they are cruelty free

  34. JULIE WARD
    February 2, 2018 / 9:35 PM

    That its not tested on animals, why is there any need for it

  35. Gemma Cook
    February 3, 2018 / 1:44 PM

    I love that they stock vegan friendly products.

  36. Cherryl Thomas
    February 3, 2018 / 5:28 PM

    I love it that Green People products are organic, ethical and effective – I wouldn’t be without their facial sun screen – it’s amazing!

  37. Natasha R-M
    February 4, 2018 / 12:38 PM

    The fact that they don’t test on animals and also, that they don’t contain any animal-derived products.

  38. Thomas Buchanan
    February 4, 2018 / 5:31 PM

    we are a vegan household so fits in with us well

  39. Emma Walton
    February 4, 2018 / 9:53 PM

    I love Green People because their products don’t contain any chemicals.

  40. Emma Walton
    February 4, 2018 / 9:54 PM

    I forgot to add they are also cruelty free and I wish more brands would follow suit.

  41. A.E. ADKINS
    February 5, 2018 / 7:02 AM

    Good quality vegan products that are value for money

  42. Kristyn Harris
    February 5, 2018 / 10:21 AM

    Good quality products, good reputation and cruelty free!

  43. David Banner
    February 5, 2018 / 9:41 PM

    The colour!!

  44. Hazel Rea
    February 5, 2018 / 10:12 PM

    Great range of products which are all cruelty free.

  45. Janet Birkin
    February 6, 2018 / 2:56 PM

    Cruelty free products

  46. Rebecca Cusick
    February 6, 2018 / 3:39 PM

    I love that their products are cruelty free!

  47. February 6, 2018 / 10:28 PM

    That it’s cruelty free. I hate knowing that some companies test their products on animals x

  48. Ruth Harwood
    February 8, 2018 / 9:34 AM

    The environmentally friendly aspect of their brand xx

  49. Jessica Barber
    February 8, 2018 / 7:01 PM

    I love that they are eco and cruelty free!

  50. February 8, 2018 / 9:38 PM

    That they are ethical, cruelty-free and ecologically sound :o)

  51. February 8, 2018 / 10:34 PM

    I love that they are cruelty free

  52. lynn neal
    February 9, 2018 / 5:48 PM

    Great quality products that are kind and still get results!

  53. AnnaS
    February 10, 2018 / 6:08 AM

    Good Quality,cruelty free products.

  54. Susan B
    February 10, 2018 / 6:14 AM

    I have tried their moisturiser which is very good indeed but I mostly like the fact that Green People were one of the first ethical beauty brands.

  55. Kim Lam
    February 10, 2018 / 6:32 AM

    They have a great range of products and are cruelty free

  56. Jo McPherson
    February 10, 2018 / 7:40 AM

    Cruelty Free and a good range

  57. Heather Haigh
    February 10, 2018 / 8:12 AM

    I love that the products are natural, kind and safe

  58. Lucy Carter
    February 10, 2018 / 8:23 AM

    I like the fact that they are natural and cruelty free

  59. olivia280177
    February 10, 2018 / 1:55 PM

    Cruelty free beauty is always a winner for me

  60. February 10, 2018 / 1:56 PM

    that they are not tested on animals

  61. carol Boffey
    February 10, 2018 / 3:44 PM

    love that its cruelty free

  62. janine atkin
    February 10, 2018 / 6:30 PM

    i like that its cruelty free

  63. Sam Parkes
    February 10, 2018 / 8:03 PM

    That all your products are cruelty free

  64. February 10, 2018 / 9:38 PM

    I love the quality of the products and their use of natural and organic ingredients. Plus they’re cruelty free!

  65. Angela Macdonald
    February 10, 2018 / 10:18 PM

    I Love that they are completely cruelty free and they have lovely fragrances

  66. AdrianBold
    February 10, 2018 / 11:38 PM

    Great products with great principles (ethical, cruelty free, eco friendly etc)

  67. paula cheadle
    February 10, 2018 / 11:43 PM

    great value for money

  68. Jacqueline Parker
    February 11, 2018 / 1:54 AM

    They are a cruelty free and an ethical company.

  69. February 11, 2018 / 2:54 AM

    their sunscreen products, they feel great on the skin and work really well

  70. sarah parker
    February 11, 2018 / 7:38 AM

    good quality 🙂

  71. Jeanette Leighton
    February 11, 2018 / 10:28 AM

    That their cruelty free

  72. February 11, 2018 / 12:05 PM

    The art work and colouring of the packaging

  73. Sarah Austin
    February 11, 2018 / 12:10 PM

    I love that they are organic!

  74. Liv Lee
    February 11, 2018 / 12:38 PM

    Cruelty Free

  75. February 11, 2018 / 12:48 PM

    I love that it’s cruelty free , vegan and good value

  76. February 11, 2018 / 1:43 PM

    cruelty free products

  77. cheryl hadfield
    February 11, 2018 / 3:54 PM

    Cruelty free

  78. jamie banks
    February 11, 2018 / 4:15 PM

    eco friendly x

  79. Elizabeth Smith
    February 11, 2018 / 5:34 PM

    They haven’t sacrificed quality for their ethical stance

  80. February 11, 2018 / 5:37 PM

    Well there is just so much that i love about them! I love the fact that they are cruelty free and there is a wide range to choose from for any age from baby and up! Fingers crossed! 🙂

  81. February 11, 2018 / 5:45 PM

    I liek that they seem to be a very honest brand. (Angela Kelly)

  82. sarah leaning
    February 11, 2018 / 7:40 PM

    I love how they are natural products

  83. Tiffeny Brown
    February 11, 2018 / 7:58 PM

    The best thing about the green people brand is that they are vegan 🙂

  84. Ruth Wollerton
    February 11, 2018 / 8:29 PM

    I love how it makes my skin feel knowing I am pampering and perfecting it the organic way xxx

  85. Donna W
    February 11, 2018 / 8:30 PM

    I’ve been a big fan of any cruelty free company since I became vegetarian as a teenager.

  86. Tee Simpson
    February 11, 2018 / 9:16 PM

    I love that they are vegan products

  87. Lucy Chester
    February 11, 2018 / 10:24 PM

    I love that they are cruelty free and vegan

  88. Natalie Crossan
    February 11, 2018 / 10:45 PM

    That they are cruelty free x

  89. Michelle Wild
    February 11, 2018 / 10:51 PM

    The fact that they don’t hurt animals.

  90. Rachel Craig
    February 11, 2018 / 11:44 PM

    Natural.

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