A review of Purify & Hydrate natural face cleanser by Green People
Green People Age Defy+ Purify & Hydrate cream cleanser was purchased by The Happy Sage. This article contains affiliate links. Full disclosure here
I absolutely love a good natural face cleanser. By this I mean one that can be rubbed in to the face without disappearing and turning watery. It needs to be able to effectively lift make-up as well. I also want to be able to wash it off without any hint of dryness afterwards or even worse, a tight feeling.
That's a pretty tall order for any organic face cleanser but I'm going to add to that. After being left with super sensitive skin after chemotherapy I am always on the look out for natural skin care which doesn't make my skin break out or give me dermatitis. If you have sensitive skin like me you'll want a natural product with no aggressive ingredients or synthetic chemicals. Luckily Cha Vohtz Age Defy+ Purify and Hydrate Cream Cleanser from Green People ticks all these boxes!
The Brand: Green People
Based in West Sussex, Green People have been going since 1997 and since then the company has won over 140 awards. It is still a family business and continues to hold product performance and ethical standards at the forefront of everything they do.
10% of the net profits from Green People goes to a variety of wildlife and health charities. I like to think that by using this cleanser you can not only benefit your skin but your purchase can also help some great charities at the same time.
The Product: Green People Purify & Hydrate Cleanser
This organic face cleanser is part of the Green People Age Defy+ range which is devised for people 35 years and above. However, I feel it is perfect for a younger skin looking for a hydrating and natural skin cleanser.
It comes in a white 150ml pump with a very classy black and gold branding and you don't need much of it to do your whole face. It's rich and creamy and spreads easily. It has a luxury feel to it, it's not greasy and it washes off easily even if left on for a few minutes.
Green People Purify & Hydrate Cleanser - Ingredients
AQUA (PURE WATER), HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL*, CETEARYL ALCOHOL (EMULSIFYING PLANT WAX), GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE DERIVED), SQUALANE (FROM OLIVES), CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE (PLANT DERIVED EMULSIFIER), BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER*^, ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIP) SEED OIL*, VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) SEED OIL*, GLYCERYL STEARATE (PLANT DERIVED EMULSIFIER), PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) SEED OIL*, ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE POWDER*, HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA (HIBISCUS) FLOWER EXTRACT*, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT*, ANANAS SATIVUS (PINEAPPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT, HYDROLYSED JOJOBA ESTERS (FROM JOJOBA OIL), AROMA [CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN) PEEL OIL*, CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL*, JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS (JUNIPER) FRUIT OIL*, ZINGIBER OFFICINALIS (GINGER) ROOT OIL*^, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) HERB OIL*^, CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) FLOWER OIL*^], SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE (PLANT DERIVED EMULSIFIER), GLUCOSE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, SALICYLIC ACID, SORBIC ACID, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, LIMONENE*, COUMARIN*, BENZYL SALICYLATE*, BENZYL BENZOATE*, GERANIOL*, FARNESOL*, LINALOOL*, CITRAL*. *91.1% ORGANIC, ^FAIRLY TRADED (23 Active Ingredients)
The main active ingredients are:
Squalane can be obtained from sharks livers, but this one is obtained from olives. Squalane acts as a super hydrating booster for skin and helps to plump it up as well as acting as a barrier to keep moisture locked in to the skin cells. It's a great oil and very good for sensitive skins.
Shea butter is obtained from the nut of the Shea tree and is a wonderful, rich and creamy butter and ideal for cleansing. It has anti-inflammatory and healing properties and is often used in creams to help dry and itchy skin.
Cranberry Seed Oil
Ideal for nourishing, moisturising and protecting skin. It is also said to help improve age spots and pigmentation.
Pomegranate Seed Oil
Pomegranate seed oil is very good for healing and can also be used for cuts and burns too. A deeply moisturising oil.
Rosehip Seed Oil
Personally one of my favourite oils for use in skincare. Rosehip oil contains natural tretinoin which is great for treating infections and break-outs. It also helps repair damaged skin and is great for fine lines, wrinkles and scars.
All these oils leave the skin soft, smooth and nicely plumped up. It also has hibiscus extract in which helps to firm and lift the skin and reduce wrinkles.
I'm really in to my essential oils, particularly at night when I use my skin care routine as a bedtime ritual. Purify & Hydrate Cleanser has mandarin, lemon, ginger, lavender and ylang-ylang and smells divine. These are oils great oils for the skin and help soften, balance and heal.
Overall Review - Green People Purify & Hydrate Cleanser - Does it Work?
The product goes on well and is nice and creamy. Massaging it in helps to remove all the dirt and make-up. After washing off the product there is never any tightness to my skin and I have never had any problems with breakouts or dermatitis with this cleanser. I used this product both morning and evening and my skin was left soft and supple.
If there was one small disappointment it is that it is quite hard to tell when you are getting to the end of the product. You have to hold it up to a strong light so you can see through it, but it's really not a big issue for such a great product.
Green People Purify & Hydrate cleanser is 91% organic, vegan and cruelty free and costs £31 for a 150ml pump. You don't need much at all of this product, a pump full will do a full face cleanse so the 150ml pump lasts quite a long time.
You might also like my review for Green People Rejuvenating Eye Cream.
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