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Cruelty-Free Brand of the Month — Green People


This month's Cruelty-Free Brand is a company I've read about here and there, but never really investigated until now: Green People.

Their Ethics
Green People was created when its founder, Charlotte Vohtz, started looking for products to help calm her daughter's skin allergies. Many of the natural products she found contained mostly synthetic ingredients so she started making her own organic creams and began sharing them, leading to the launch of Green People in 1997. From the start, the brand decided never to use SLS, parabens, synthetic fragrances and colourants, or alcohol, to name but a few ingredients, and they have never tested on animals, either. (For more detail, head over to the Green People site.)

I've Tried...
The Daily Aloe Shampoo, £12 for 200ml (v) which I actually use every other wash, alternating with the Maple Holistics Winter Blend Shampoo. The Daily Aloe Shampoo is surprisingly foamy for a shampoo that's free from SLS, and it leaves hair feeling clean without stripping it of any moisture, which I really like. The foaminess means you only need a tiny bit each time as well, so it should last me for months (always good on a student budget!) I find that I can't really leave my hair any longer than two days before washing when I use it, though, but I guess that's to be expected from a frequent-use hair product? I wash my hair every other morning anyway, so it doesn't bother me, but it's something to bear in mind if you prefer not to wash your hair too often.  

A Wishlist
  • Well, where to start? My hair responds best when I alternate between shampoos so I'd love to try the Irritated Scalp Shampoo for days when my skin needs a little bit of love.
  • I'm a sucker for a face mask and the Vitamin Mask sounds lovely. It contains avocado, shea butter, and seaweed and is said to plump and soothe the skin, something I really need right now because my prescription acne cream is really drying. 
  • You can never have too many shower gels or body lotions, so the Body Care Duo would be ideal. The set contains the Moisturising Shower Gel, which is free from SLS, and the Nurture Body Lotion, which contains shea butter and evening primrose to moisturise dry skin.

Have you ever tried anything from Green People? What would you put on your wishlist? Let me know in the comments!

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Beth, 23, South East England. I'm a writer with a love of books, lipstick, and the Oxford comma. I love beauty and I also love animals, so I only buy, use, and feature products from cruelty-free brands. (Seriously though, I am the person who stops to fuss over every dog she sees.) You can also expect posts about vegan/vegetarian food, and plenty of musings about life as a 20-something. Want to get in touch? Email me at beth.toasty@gmail.com

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