Green People Quinoa Body Care Range
Green People truly excel with reliable, natural and kind-to-skin beauty products. I’ve been a regular customer of theirs for a while now, so when I was sent the new Green People Quinoa body care range I knew I’d probably love it! Last June I reviewed the Green People quinoa and artichoke hair care range, which gave me super soft locks and are still firm favourites of mine. Now they’ve formulated a shower gel and deodorant also featuring the superfood quinoa. After trialling for a month (my shower gel is now empty!), here’s my review…
Green People Quinoa and Calendula Shower Gel
Ginger, spicy and citrus fans like me will very much love the scent of this refreshing and zesty Green People Quinoa and Calendula shower gel. The delectable aroma is attributed to amazing combo of lemon peel oil, orange peel oil, lemongrass, ginger root and clove bud oil. So if you like those scents that are androgynous (like my mother who always buys and uses men’s shower gel like a bit of a weirdo…) you will really love this!
The foaming action isn’t the best (Dr Bronners liquid castille soap will probably always kick-butt in this department) but then again, this is the price to pay for sacrificing SLS and SLES. Once you use a little elbow grease, it lathers up enough to pass my minimum requirements on a sponge or washing body poofy puff thing. I mean, what is more useless than a shower gel that doesn’t foam?
Aqua (Spring Water), Sodium Coco-Sulfate (from coconut), Citrus Aurantium Amara (Orange) Flower Water*, Cocamidopropyl Betaine (derived from coconut), Decyl Glucoside (derived from corn), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice Powder*, Hydrolysed Quinoa, Galactoarabinan (Larch Tree Extract), Yucca Schidigera (Yucca) Stem Extract, Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Extract*, Aroma [Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil*^, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Cymbopogon Citratus (Lemongrass) Leaf Oil*^, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Peel Oil*, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Oil*^], Glycerin (vegetable derived), Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Citral*, Eugenol*, Limonene*. \*82.2% Organic, ^Fairly Traded (period after opening 12 months)
Green People Quinoa and Prebiotic Deodorant
OK so, deodorant. At this present time I am back on conventional antiperspirant as a desperate attempt to not lose friends and disturb work colleagues ?. Here’s the thing. I am a nervous person in most situations. I sweat. This is a normal bodily function. But profuse sweating exasperates my already anxious disposition and so to divert the awkwardness of having an offensive smell, sadly an antiperspirant is in my morning routine. I am hoping to make the switch again and ditch antiperspirant so this was quite good timing to test the Green People Quinoa and Prebiotic Deodorant.
I’m sad to say I only lasted two days without antiperspirant during my ‘test’. I did however continue to use this natural deodorant at every day this month regardless. It sounds a bit redundant and clearly my initial plans to do a full and thorough review without the influence of antiperspirant failed. I quite like the scent of the Green People Quinoa and Prebiotic Deodorant, so I wanted to use it anyway. I also used it at night after an evening bath.
I must admit, I wasn’t convinced that it is as effective as I had hoped it would be. To be fair, your body odour does temporarily increase when you stop using antiperspirant so I can’t base my opinion on my mini test. Over a year ago I did stop using antiperspirant for six months and from that experience I learned that re-applying deodorant through the day is important. So when I do ditch the aluminium, I will happily re-trial this again. The scent is good, it’s not flowery or herby so I can imagine a lot of people will like this. It’s also gentle on the skin and hasn’t made me break out into an itchy uncomfortable rash.
*Aqua (Spring Water), Potassium Alum (Natural Mineral), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Zinc Ricinoleate (From Castor Oil), Cetearyl Glucoside (Plant Derived Emulsifier), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifying Plant Wax), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*^, Glyceryl Stearate (Plant Derived Emulsifier), Levulinic Acid (Plant Derived), Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide (Prebiotic), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice Powder*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Hydrolysed Quinoa, Aroma [Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil*^, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Cymbopogon Citratus (Lemongrass) Leaf Oil*^, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Peel Oil*, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Oil*^], Cetearyl Olivate (From Olive Oil), Sorbitan Olivate (From Olive Oil), Sclerotium Gum (Natural Gum), Xanthan Gum (Corn Starch Gum), Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate (Plant Derived Emulsifier), Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate (Plant Derived), Lauryl Glucoside (Plant Derived), Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citral*, Eugenol*, Geraniol*, Limonene*, Linalool*. \*89.4% Organic, ^Fairly traded (period after opening 12 months)
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