Green People Beauty Boost Skin Restore Review
Happy Easter, little chicks! Since my last product review wasn’t a positive one, I thought I’d share my thoughts on Green People Beauty Boost Skin Restore. It is, thankfully, a natural skincare product I have been loving, especially for days when I have tired skin. Labelled as the ‘Number One for Radiant Skin’, it’s an interesting piece to add to your skincare collection. Let me tell you all about it including which high end product it is a clean dupe for!
Green People Beauty Boost Skin Restore Review
Is It A Bird, Is It A Plane?
From the labelling it’s not entirely obvious what this product is supposed to be. Is it a moisturiser? Is it a serum? Is it an everyday product or just for special occasions to look radiant? Well it is a bit of all these things. It’s suitable to use everyday but is it great for days when you want to give your skin a beautiful boost.
According to the Green People website, the Green People Beauty Boost Skin Restore* is a “certified organic beauty cream combining all the magic of a facial in one luxury treatment”. Essentially, it is a radiance-boosting rescue cream for all skin types.
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm Dupe
When I received this it definitely reminded me of the Clarins Beauty Flash Balm. This was a luxury staple of mine between the age of 19-21 thanks to my auntie. If you haven’t tried the Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, it is an amazing silky cream that makes your skin look almost flawless. I used to use it as a primer (back when primers weren’t around!) as it does this magical thing of smoothing your skin and filling in any fine lines (I have quite a deep fold of skin under my eyes… an under eye muffin top if you will…) or to mask dryness, blemishes, smooth out skin over spots, that kind of awesomeness. Then when I put my foundation on top, it created the perfect dewy, even base.
I guess you could say the Green People Beauty Boost Skin Restore is the natural and organic dupe for the Clarins Beauty Flash Balm. The name of the products, the texture, and specific skincare purpose are much alike.
Texture, Scent & How To Use
Much like the Clarins offering, Green People Beauty Boost Skin Restore is a moisturising cream with soothing botanicals to target tired skin. Both products have an almost identical texture resembling a thick serum, cooling on the skin (extra lovely under puffy eyes) and ultra hydrating. Unlike a thick day or night moisturiser, the Green People Beauty Boost Skin Restore isn’t heavy or oily at all. Instead of just targeting dry skin, this product acts like a primer and comfortably smooths out your complexion.
The Green People website suggests using this cream twice a week for the brightening effects of the botanicals or you can use it daily. Since I want to make this last a reasonable amount of time (and because I sleep like a baby) I don’t use it for everyday only when I feel that I need it.
The scent though is lush. It’s fresh and not flowery or herby, just pleasant and luxurious.
Aqua (Spring Water), Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil*^, Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifying Plant Wax), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*^, Cetearyl Glucoside (Plant Derived Emulsifier), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Perilla Frutescens (Perilla) Seed Oil*, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Glyceryl Stearate (Plant Derived Emulsifier), Squalane (From Olive Oil), Hydrolysed Caesalpinia Spinosa (Tara Bush) Gum, Enteromorpha Compressa (Seaweed) Extract, Glycerin (Vegetable Derived), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Helichrysum Stoechas (Everlasting Flower) Extract*, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice Powder*, Undaria Pinnatifida (Wakame Seaweed) Cell Culture Extract, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate (Plant Derived Emulsifier), Aroma [Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Herb Oil*^, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil*^, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin) Peel Oil*, Zingiber Officinalis (Ginger) Root Oil*, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Cinnamomum Camphora (Ho Wood) Bark Oil], Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil Unsaponifiables, Benzyl Alcohol, Sorbic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Limonene*, Linalool*, Geraniol*, Citral*. / *From organic farming
- Wakame is a type of brown seaweed known for it’s antioxidant properties. Interestingly a report noted that seaweed may be an ingredient to avoid for acne-sufferers: “a commonly overlooked cause of acne flareups: iodine, which explains why herbal treatments that emphasize kelp can sometimes make the problem worse in individuals who are iodine-sensitive” Medicine from the Sea, 1997
- Everlasting Flower (also known as Edelweiss) is an Alpine plant with notable skincare benefits: “the ability of the plant to protect itself from climatic extremes are the very properties that were needed for protection of the skin, especially for those living in urban areas” A Review of Edelweiss, 2004. It is also antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and high in flavonoids that protect the skin against free radicals.
- Evening Primrose Oil protects against ageing thanks to its naturally occurring antioxidants (Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine, 2007)
- Green Tea is another free-radical fighting botanical. In a study from the Journal of Nutrition & Cancer, 1996, it was found that the topical application of an antioxidant taken from green tea inhibited photocarcinogenesis (cancer from UV radiation).
Final Verdict – Love It!
Ladies that want to give their skin a little boost will probably very much like this product. It feels refreshing and gives the complexion a helping hand to smooth the skin on dull days. Priced at £19 for 50ml it’s not too bad, particularly as it is certified organic. In comparison, the Clarins Beauty Flash Balm is £31 for 50ml with an ingredients list that includes synthetic fragrance, preservatives, synthetic polymers and certain additives associated with allergies and contact dermatitis. For anyone with sensitive skin, or those concerned with hazardous cosmetics, you may want to give the Green People Beauty Boost Skin Restore a try!
P.S. You can save up to 30% this Easter Bank Holiday via their website PLUS you can use my code APRIL15 for 15% off 😁