I love a good Christmas gift set, but only when it’s clear a lot of thought has gone into it, something I’ve found Green People are particularly good at.
Every year they partner with a charity and make a donation for each product sold, plus the packaging is always extra special. Here’s what Green People have to say about this year’s charity, Plant Life:
With each Modern Botanicals gift sold, Green People makes a donation to Plant Life. This UK charity works nationally and internationally to save threatened wildflowers, plants and fungi, the life support for all our wildlife, with their colour and character lighting up our landscapes. Without this help, our priceless natural heritage is in danger of being lost.
Green People products are:
- Certified by the Soil Association
- Free from ingredients like SLS, parabens, alcohol, synthetic colours and synthetic fragrances
Spice & Root Hand Cream* (v), £7.75
This is a light, silky cream with a very earthy ginger and lemongrass scent, which is balanced out with a sweet hint of citrus. It sinks in quickly and moisturises all the sore, cracked skin on my knuckles and in between my fingers. I’ve been keeping it by my bed so I remember to use it every evening, and it’s made a noticeable difference over time — my hands are nowhere near as dry as they normally get at this time of year.
Leaf & Stem Scent-Free Body Collection* (v), £22.95
There are lots of lovely, festive fragrances around at this time of year, but not everyone can enjoy them. My skin always feels extra sensitive in winter — I blame the cold weather — and sometimes scented products are irritating, so I was happy to see a set for sensitive skin is part of the collection.
Inside the box there’s a shower gel and a body lotion. The shower gel lathers up well, especially for a sulphate-free product. It’s very foamy, which feels luxurious after a long day at work, and you don’t need to use much to wash your whole body.
The lotion has a lovely, light texture but still manages to soothe dry, irritated skin. It can take a little while to absorb, but it doesn’t linger so long that you have to wait before you get dressed (or get into your pyjamas). I often get blotchy patches on my skin after showering, but they fade away after I use this. I’d buy a bigger version without hesitation.
What are your thoughts on Christmas gift sets? Have you tried anything from Green People before? Let me know in the comments!
(v) = vegan
*Products were sent to me by Green People for consideration of review. As always, all words (except for the quoted text) and opinions are my own.
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Beth, 25, South East England.
Lover of books, dogs, yoga, travel, gin, and the Oxford comma.
I write about cruelty-free beauty, vegan & veggie food, and trying to lead a less wasteful life. I throw the odd think piece in there, too.