As the weather is thoroughly miserable this week and my hay fever seems to have returned with a vengeance, I thought I'd share something lovely with you today in a bid to cheer myself up and have an excuse to smother myself in the most gorgeously scented rose hand cream.
Green People is a brand that I've been buying from for a couple of years and it's a firm favourite with my family. I started because I was worried about the boys having my sensitive skin so wanted to ensure that what I was putting on them was as kind as possible.
Now, I shop with Green People not just because their products are packed with natural and organic ingredients but because I genuinely love them and choose them over other brands.
Here are a few of my favourites:
Damask Rose Hand Cream
I couldn't make the Green People 20th anniversary celebration in London a few weeks ago but they kindly sent me two samples from their Damask Rose and Orange Blossom special edition collection launched to mark the occasion.
For years I've been buying the same Clarins hand cream but the Damask Rose one with its subtle scent and luxurious feel most definitely rivals it. It's moisturising without being greasy and quickly soaks in to your skin. And it seems to be slowly repairing the damage caused to my cuticles by too many gel manicures. Argh! The 50ml size is ideal for popping in my handbag, too.
Orange Blossom Exfoliator
I'm somewhat scared of facial exfoliators. They tend to be the products that gather dust whenever I receive a pampering gift box. However, I've been using the Orange Blossom Exfoliator a couple of times a week for the past month and it's brilliant, perhaps because it's not as harsh as ones I've tried in the past. It also contains hibiscus which is said to have Botox-like skin-firming tendencies and now I've hit forty, I feel like this is something I ought to smother myself in.
Age Defy+ Tinted Moisturiser in Creme Light
I adore Green People makeup. It suits my desire to not feel like I'm sporting more makeup than skin. I have freckles and I like them. So I like makeup that provides a little bit of coverage and evens out my skin tone without rendering the features I love invisible.
The Age Defy+ Tinted Moisturiser is a product that I buy in bulk. I wear it all year round in lieu of foundation. It gives me a natural glow after six hours sleep and goes some way to hiding the dark circles under my eyes. It also contains SPF15 protection against UVA and UVB rays.
I'm quite pale-skinned so use the Light in winter but switch to Medium during the summer months.
Mineral Powder Blush in Rose
Blusher is probably my most loved makeup product. I'm aware that I apply it way too liberally but I just can't help myself. This powder blush is a dream. The colour is almost in-between a blusher and a bronzer. It's amazing. Do click through to have a closer look at it as I forgot to flip the lid when I was taking these photographs.
Velvet Matte Lipstick in Damask Rose
This is my favourite every day lipstick. It's the perfect nude colour. It has a hint of a tint and a matte finish. At £15, it's so well priced for a lipstick that will go with absolutely anything and contains vitamin E to keep your lips soft and moisturised, too.
Organic Children Bath & Shower in Lavender Burst
I mentioned earlier that we're huge fans of the Green People babies and children range. With organic credentials and no-nasties, it's perfect for delicate skin. The shower gel and bubble bath is a big hit with my boys particularly the lavender burst and berry smoothie. The range has just had a packaging makeover too. We love the tactile bottles and cute, colourful designs.
Organic Children Sticky Hand Sanitiser
Finally, the Sticky Hand Sanitiser is a product that I insist you buy if you have children. With picnic and outdoor play season upon us, and if you're kids are as attracted to dirt as mine are, you need this in your bag. A quick squirt rids hands of dirt, germs and grime. It's hard to find a similar product that is super kind to skin and yet thoroughly cleans grubby little fingers. It's brilliant!
Green People is such a fantastic brand. Do take a look at their site. And there's currently a special offer whereby if you spend over £5, you'll get a free 10ml Damask Rose Moisturiser. Just use the code PLROSE.