Feb 272015
 

Hello greenies! Ready for the weekend? Me, too! But before that, let’s check some sweet discounts and free green beauty gifts, in case you feel like spoiling yourself with some green beauty goodies.

FeelUnique has:

– 10% off of entire purchase (code: SMILES10). Valid until 2.3.2015

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Planet Organic has:

– 10% off when you spend £60 (code: SAVE10)
– 20% on selected John Masters Organics products
– buy 1 get the 2nd for 50% off on selected Green People products

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Green People has:

Green People DD Cream Exclusive Discount

FREE Age Defy+ Line Eraser 5 ml when you buy any Age Defy+ product
FREE Pencil Concealer worth €17 when you buy Volumising Mascara (our review of mascara)
– £5 off when you buy Age Defy+ Tinted SPF Moisturiser (exclusive code: NATURE)
3 FREE Age Defy+ Tinted SPF Moisturisers in our big giveaway!

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Onlynaturals has:

FREE Living Nature Hydrating Mist (worth £19) when you spend £30 or more on anything (code: MIST)
FREE Inika Kabuki Brush (worth £26) when you spend £35 or more on Inika (code: KABUKI)
FREE Alva Sanddorn Skin Oil when you spend £25 or more on Alva products (code: SKINOIL)
FREE Green People Trial Size products when you spend £20 on Green People
FREE Living Nature Lip Balm when you spend £25 or more on Living Nature products (code: LIVINGLIP)
FREE Madara True Miracle Serum Mini (7ml) when you spend £25 or more on Madara products (code: MASERUM)
FREE Nourish Hand Cream when you buy any two Nourish products (code: NOURISHHAND)
FREE Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser when you buy any two Suki products (code: SUKICLEANSE)
FREE Trilogy Powerfully Natural Restores Trio when you buy any 2 Trilogy products (code: RESTORERS)

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♦ You can still catch huge discounts at iHerb:

– 30% off on selected Suki products
– 30% off on selected Benecos products
– up to 46& off on selected Everyday Minerals products

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Happy Weekend!

Feb 252015
 

Green People Volumising Mascara Review Ingredients: AQUA (PURE WATER), CERA ALBA (BEES WAX)*, HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL GLYCERIDES, COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA (CARNAUBA WAX)*, STEARIC ACID (PLANT DERIVED), GLYCERYL STEARATE (PLANT DERIVED EMULSIFIER), GLYCERIN (PLANT DERIVED), HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES, XANTHAN GUM (CORN STARCH GUM), TOCOPHEROL (NATURAL VITAMIN E), HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, CELLULOSE (PLANT DERIVED), SODIUM HYDROXIDE (pH ADJUSTER) , BENZYL ALCOHOL, DEHYDROACETIC ACID. (+/-) MAY CONTAIN: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES). *INGREDIENTS FROM ORGANIC FARMING. ECOCERT 98.4% NATURAL INGREDIENTS; 15.4% ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

Ever since I started using natural beauty products, I’ve been using less and less makeup. With my skin healing up from constant acne and all sorts of allergies, there was no need to hide behind makeup any more. Don’t get me wrong – I still love makeup, but for the past 6 or 7 years, I’ve been more and more into a natural look, with minimal makeup, especially during the day. I was never into heavy stage makeup to begin with (think heavy foundation and pressed powder, 12 different eye shadows and heavy eyeliner, a thick layer of blush, fake eye lashes – you know what I mean).

I’ve been having a more natural looking mascara on my wish list for quite some time. I have black hair, so a black mascara never gave me an artificial look, but I wanted something less pronounced – a mascara that’s more on the brownish side, for a more subdued  and less popping-out look; especially for during the day.

Green People Volumising Mascara in brown-black thus came at the right time.

Green People Volumising Mascara Review Green People mascara, certified by EcoCert, is one of the best (natural, of course) mascaras I’ve ever tried. Green People mascara comes in a typical mascara tube. The wand is pretty impressive it itself; bristles are plentiful and thin and they will coat most of the eyelashes with one layer. Of course, I suggest using an eyelash curler before applying the mascara. The right amount of mascara stays on the wand and the application is so easy! The wand just slides over eyelashes, separating them and you can immediately see the results! The volumising effect promise? There is some volumising with one layer but with two layers, the volume is more pronounced but still has a very natural look;. But more than volumising it lengthens the lashes. I think that the drying time is also perfect – upon applying the mascara, it is not too wet (aside from an inconvenience of waiting for the mascara to dry, if the mascara is too wet, it irritates my eyes) and not dry too quickly to apply the second layer. Even while applying the second layer, the mascara glides on eyelashes, separating them. The Green People Volumising Mascara does not clump, there’s no excess of mascara left – no flaking at all.

The mascara feels light on the eyelashes. You know that heavy feeling on eyelashes? There’s none of that with Green People mascara – you don’t even feel you have it on, and even after hours of wearing it, it does not clump. The staying power? Pretty good as well; it lasts for about 6 hours, after that, the color loses a bit of its power. Smudging? Basically none, even after 8 hours. For those with oily skin I would suggest using pressed powder on the eye lids and under eyes (Green People Pressed Powder is a good choice). What’s also really interesting about this mascara is the fact that it doesn’t smudge after getting teary eyed; now I didn’t have an all out bawling episode, but even with sensitive eyes and the wind, the mascara stays on.

Green People Volumising Mascara Review

Speaking of sensitive eyes – this mascara does not irritate my eyes at all, which is surprising given it contains one irritating ingredient. Quite honestly, I can’t recall a mascara that didn’t irritate my eyes a bit – even the natural ones, but Green People Mascara feels light and comfortable on my eyes. Mascara also proved to be easily removed: I’ve tried my mixture of carrier oils I use as a makeup remover, as well as Green People Gentle Cleanser & Make-up Remover (review soon!) – the mascara slides off easily, with no rubbing needed.

How about the ingredients?

Bees wax and carnauba wax are emulsifiers and thickening agents. Glycerin is a humectant and lubricant. Sunflower oil, an emollient, is rich in fatty acids and and has moisturizing properties. Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant. Cellulose micro spheres provide volume, while iron oxides provide for a natural pigment of the mascara.

Potential problem with the ingredients?

  • Sodium hydroxide (EWG score 3) can be a potential irritant for skin and eyes; those who know that this ingredient irritates their skin should not use this mascara.
  • Benzyl alcohol (EWG score 5) can be naturally occurring in essential oils or synthetic. Given that all other ingredients listed in mascara are listed as naturally derived but benzyl alcohol is not listed as naturalky derived, it’s safe to assume benzyl alcohol is a synthetic ingredient. Benzyl alcohol is is used as a solvent and preservative. EU regulation allows a maximum of 1% in cosmetic products. Benzyl alcohol can be a skin allergen and can cause skin and eye irritation. While I haven’t experienced any irritation so far, those who know that are allergic to benzyl alcohol should not use this mascara. For more information on benzyl alcohol read the European Commission Report.

My final word on Green People Volumising Mascara? Aside from benzyl alcohol, this mascara is one of the best natural mascaras I’ve tried. With great application, pigmentation and staying power it gives the eyelashes a natural, yet pronounced look. Would I  purchase it again? Yes – a black-brown one is a great mascara for during the day, and I would recommend it to those, who have blonde and brown hair for a really non-artificial look. This will surely stay as my go-to mascara for day wear. Given I am pleased with the brown-black one, I will be buying the Green People Volumising Mascara in black as well; for the night out  or when I feel like wearing a more pronounced color on my eyelashes.

Price? A bit less than 18€ for 7ml; reasonable and affordable. And if you buy Green People Volumising Mascara, you get a free Multi-Active Concealer Pencil, worth €17. Pretty good deal, isn’t it?

Have you tried Green People Volumising Mascara; did you like it? Do you use natural mascaras or synthetic ones?

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For more information on Green People, visit their dedicated page.

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Green People Volumising Mascara was provided to Nature of Europe by Green People as a PR sample for the purpose of an honest review.

Feb 202015
 

Hello greenies! We have another edition of exclusive discounts and free beauty gifts for you! FREE Balance Me Trio, FREE Jurlique Rosewater Mist, FREE Inika Mineral Blusher, FREE Green People Age Defy+ 24 Hour Brightening Moisturizer, FREE Sukin Foaming Cleanser, FREE Madara True Miracle Serum Mini, FREE Caudalie The Premier Cru Mini Trio, 30& off on Suki and Everyday Minerals and much more!

 

 

 

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FeelUnique has:

FREE Balm Balm Frankincense Light Facial Oil (10ml) when you spend £15 on Balm Balm products
FREE Caudalie The Premier Cru Mini Trio when you spend £60 or more on Caudalie products
FREE Cowshed Moody Cow Balancing Body Lotion (10ml) with any Cowshed purchase

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Green People has:

– FREE Vita Min Fix (25ml) when you buy Fruit scrub
– FREE Age Defy+ 24 Hour Brightening Moisturizer (10ml) when you buy Age Defy+ Soft Buff Exfoliator
– £5 discount on Age Defy+ Tinted SPF15 Moisturizer (exclusive code: NATURE)
FREE three Age Defy+ Tinted SPF15 Moisturizers in our big Green People giveaway

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Onlynaturals has:

– discount on Living Nature thickening mascara; was £21, now £9,90
FREE Madara True Miracle Serum Mini (7ml) when you spend £25 or more on Madara products (code: MASERUM)
FREE Alva Sanddorn Skin Oil when you spend £25 or more on Alva products (code: SKINOIL)
FREE Green People Trial Size products when you spend £20 on Green People
FREE Living Nature Lip Balm when you spend £25 or more on Living Nature products (code: LIVINGLIP)
FREE Nourish Hand Cream when you buy any two Nourish products (code: NOURISHHAND)
FREE Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser when you buy any two Suki products (code: SUKICLEANSE)

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iHerb has:

– 30% off on selected Suki products
– 30% off on selected Benecos products
– up to 46& off on selected Everyday Minerals products

Hurry – limited stock!

Green Beauty Discounts

Everyday Minerals Bamboo Brush Kit, 5-piece / Suki Correct Coverage ConcealerSuki Hydrating Body Oil / Everyday Minerals  Blush / Suki Tinted Active MoisturizerSuki Nourishing Day Cream / Everyday Minerals Yachiyo Artisan BrushBenecos  Eye Shadow

Suki Correct Coverage Concealer is my favorite concealer.

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Pharmaca has a 20% discount (code: FEBSAVINGS). Valid until 22.2.2015

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Happy Weekend! 

Feb 192015
 

Super exciting! This giveaway is pretty big! We’re giving away 3 (yes, THREE!)

And I’m really excited that 3 lucky readers of Nature of Europe will get a chance to win this great and already sold out natural and certified organic Green People DD cream! Thank you, Green People for your kind and big generosity!

Green People Age Defy+ Tinted SPF 15 Moisturiser Giveaway

The entry for the giveaway starts on 19.2.2015 and will close on 5.3.2015. There are geographical restrictions: the giveaway is open for European countries only! The winners will be randomly picked and announced in this post. If the winners do not come forward until 9.3.2015, we will randomly select another winners.

Here’s what you have to do if you wish to win 1 of 3 Green People Age Defy+ Tinted SPF15 Moisturiser (the conditions are not either/or):

Again, all the conditions are mandatory; we will not correct your entries in case you didn’t follow the conditions. Those, who do not follow the conditions, will be disqualified. This giveaway is dedicated to readers of Nature of Europe and to those, who truly wish to try this great organic certified product and in order to promote both Green People brand and newly launched (and already sold out) Green People Age Defy+ Tinted SPF15 Moisturiser. It costs 42€, so any fly-by entries for the sake of winning something – anything, are not welcome.

Due to spam, the comments are moderated; we ask for your patience for your comments to be posted.

Please note: if you liked Nature of Europe’s Facebook page and followed Nature of Europe on Twitter for previous giveaways, but no longer liked our Facebook page and no longer followed us on Twitter after the giveaways were closed, you’re not eligible to participate in this giveaway.

Disclaimer: This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. By entering, entrants of this giveaway on Nature of Europe agree to a complete release of Facebook.

We wish all the participants good luck!   ♥

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Green People Age Defy Tinted Moisturiser DiscountAnd even though Green People Age Defy+ Tinted SPF15 Moisturiser is sold out, you can still pre-order it. Nature of Europe has an exclusive discount for its readers: anyone, who buys Green People Age Defy+ Tinted SPF15 Moisturiser can get it for £5 (6€) less by using an exclusive code NATURE at the checkout! The code is valid until 31.3.2015.

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Our big giveaway is closed and we have 3 very lucky winners who will receive a great and highly praised Green People Age Defy Tinted SPF15 Moisturizer!

This giveaway, too, did not go without some problems. We’ve had one participant, who decided to throw a tantrum when her comment was not posted when she thought it should have been and decided to block nature of Europe on Twitter; we were besides ourselves for a moment there because of that. As the irony would have it, her number was one of the randomly selected ones on random.org. But, there are participants in this giveaway that are worthy of winning a free and great product worth €42 nonetheless. Patience and kindness go along way, always, a bit of a humbleness and gratefulness, especially when being presented with a chance of getting something for free also doesn’t hurt.

No matter some of the problems which happen when there’s something free to be won, I am always excited when hosting a giveaway. It’s a great way to say thank you to my readers and supporters of Nature of Europe and a great way to promote beauty brands as we’re recording visitors from over 90 countries of the world!

So, without further ado, here are the 3 lucky winners:

Green People DD Cream Winners

Congratulations to Evangelia, Tiana and Yasmin! Green People DD Cream will go to Italy and Greece! Italians really have a lucky hand on Nature of Europe, don’t they, hehe. All the winners should contact Nature of Europe at natureofeurope@gmail.com until Monday, 9.3.2015 with your full name and address. If the winners do not come forward until 9.3.2015, we will randomly select another winner/s.

We thank all the participants and a special thanks go to our lovely and very generous sponsor – Green People – for providing 3 Age Defy Tinted SPF15 Moisturizers for this big giveaway!

All those, who did not win, you can get Green people DD Cream for £5 less when you use an exclusive code NATURE at the checkout.

Feb 182015
 

With BB (beauty/blemish balm) creams and CC (color correction) creams, now we’ve arrived to – DD (daily defense) creams.

BB cream rage started in Asia (Japan and South Korea), and quickly swamped Western beauty industry. CC creams quickly followed and now we’re talking about – DD cream. Just as in other aspects in our lives, we want something that will work, and that will work fast. A moisturiser, which has an SPF, is anti-aging, is also a primer, coverages imperfections, but does not look like foundation… too much. And the color of it has to be perfect for our skin tone, too.

Well now.

Wasn’t that called a tinted moisturiser once upon a time?

On the average a ritual of applying makeup consists of using a cleanser, toner, moisturiser, SPF cream, primer, foundation, concealer, and pressed powder. Then blush. Oh, and eye shadow, mascara, and something for the eyebrows. Oh, and lipstick.

From BB creams, CC creams and DD creams, you expect them, in general, to be a moisturiser, a primer, anti-aging, SPF product, which also offer sufficient, but not too heavy or cakey coverage.

Most natural brands, which also have a makeup range (even though BB cream, CC cream and DD cream may not always fall under makeup, but under skincare; a bit confusing, I know), already offer at least BB creams if not also CC creams. DD creams are not yet as represented in natural beauty – Green People are one of the first, who offer just that – an EcoCert certified DD cream.

Green People Age Defy+ Tinted SPF 15 Moisturiser (DD Cream) is pretty new on the natural beauty market, launching just a few weeks ago. Naturally, I was quite curious and eager to try this natural DD cream, so today I’ll review Green People Age Defy+ Tinted SPF 15 Moisturiser.

 

Green People Age Defy* Tinted SPF15 Moisturiser (DD Cream) Review Ingredients: AQUA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, ISOAMYL LAURATE, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL*, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATER*, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL*, CETEARYL OLIVATE, GLYCERIN, SORBITAN OLIVATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, LAURYL OLIVATE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER*, POLYGLYCERYL-2 CAPRATE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, CETYL PALMITATE, SORBITAN PALMITATE, SUCROSE STEARATE, STEARIC ACID, ALUMINA, TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) STARCH*, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, XANTHAN GUM, AROMA [NATURAL], TOCOPHEROL, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, SQUALANE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH*, CRITHMUM MARITIMUM (SEA FENNEL) CALLUS CULTURE FILTRATE, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, GALACTOARABINAN, SODIUM PHYTATE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) OIL, GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM (COTTON) SEED OIL, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, BIDENS PILOSA EXTRACT, LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED OIL, SODIUM BENZOATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, GARDENIA TAHITENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT, LACTIC ACID, CITRONELLOL, GERANIOL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL. MAY CONTAIN +/-: CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES). ECOCERT 98.4% NATURAL INGREDIENTS, 13.0% ORGANIC INGREDIENTS (PAO 12 months) 35 Active Ingredients

Green People Age Defy+ Tinted SPF 15 Moisturiser comes in a 30ml plastic white bottle with a pump, protecting the product from oxygen and bacteria. The smell is very pleasant and gentle: a little bit powdery, there’s a whiff of shea butter. The texture of Green People DD Cream is quite thick, but the DD cream is easily applied and smoothly spread on the skin. You can spread it with fingers, using tapping motion, or with a foundation brush, especially if you layer the DD cream for stronger coverage. For those with drier skin, I’d recommend using a wet blending sponge. Green People DD Cream spreads evenly, does not streak, absorbs quickly and does not leave either oily or dry-looking cakey skin. The point of DD cream is to not need a moisturiser before applying DD cream, however, with Green People DD cream I’d suggest using a bit of a moisturiser before applying it, especially for those who have drier skin. Green People Vita Min Fix 24-hour Cream or Green People Age Defy+ 24 hours Brightening Moisturiser would be a good choice.

I’ve tried Green People DD Cream using it alone and with moisturiser, and in both cases, the DD cream performed pretty well. Given I have oily skin, it took about 5 hours or so before the skin appeared shinny. Green People Age Defy+ Tinted SPF 15 Moisturiser also has a SPF15; it’s not a big SPF, but it is acceptable.

Green People DD Cream feels pretty light on the skin; the skin feels soft. DD cream does not pronounce fine lines.

The coverage of Green People Age Defy+ Tinted SPF 15 Moisturiser is that of a medium, and can easily be layered for better coverage. The Green People DD Cream evens out the skin tone and leaves a bit of a dewy finish on cheekbones – that is if you have oily skin – while also being slightly matte, but not chalky. It covers mild redness, but won’t cover a more pronounced redness from acne or acne scars; for that, a concealer is a must. I would also suggest you apply it as evenly as possible, otherwise there will be visible patches of the DD cream; you can use it sparingly, but nonetheless – evenly.

I’ve tried using it as a foundation primer (I use Living Nature foundation), but it was a bit too much for my taste. While the foundation spreads quite easy over the Green People DD Cream, given its quite good coverage as it is, I found there was a bit too much foundation as the end result. I’ve also tried pressed powder (Green People Pressed Powder – review soon!) over DD cream, and they work pretty well together. I would suggest using a bit more pressed powder when DD cream application is lighter, and vise versa – less pressed powder and a bit more DD cream.

Green People Age Defy Tinted SPF15 Moisturiser Creme Light and Creme Medium Green People Age Defy+ Tinted SPF 15 Moisturiser comes in two colors: Creme light and Creme medium. I’m using creme light, and while it is a light color, for those who have really pale skin, even creme light will prove to be too dark. Creme light suits my skin pretty well, though I wouldn’t mind if it were just a tiny bit lighter, especially given the oxidation (the product turns a bit darker, sometimes having a bit of an orange tone) of the minerals giving the DD cream its color; but this has been the problem of all natural foundations, as well as BB creams, CC creams and now this DD cream I’ve tried.

Given how difficult it is to be lucky when choosing the right color of foundation or DD cream, before buying a full size Green People Age Defy+ Tinted SPF 15 Moisturiser, you can try sample sachets of both creme light and creme medium.

How about ingredients in Green People Age Defy+ Tinted SPF 15 Moisturiser?

Jojoba oil closely resembles the skin’s sebum and balances oil production, making it a great ingredient for all skin types, especially for oily skin. It’s rich in fatty acids, rejuvenates and softens the skin and lessens the appearance of fine lines. Almond oil moisturizes and softens the skin and works as an anti-irritant. Squalane promotes skin’s elasticity, reduces the appearance of fine lines and retains moisture. Sea Fennel promotes skin’s radiance and suppleness and reduces the appearance of skin’s pigmentation. Biden pilosa extract has a potent antioxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Linseed (Flax seed oil) is rich in fatty acids and potent antioxidant which softens and rejuvenates the skin. Gardenia Tiare is an expensive oil, usually used in perfume due to its fragrant properties. It has moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties, protects the skin and reduces skin’s sagging. Cottonseed oil is rich in Vitamin E, but has to be be organic, considering the production of cotton relies heavily on using pesticides. Coconut oil is moisturizing, promotes skin’s elasticity and reduces fine lines.

Not so good ingredients?

Sodium dehydroacetate: an antimicrobial ingredient used as preservative. It is classified as toxic or harmful (only for products for use around the mouth; products for use on the lips). Given the DD cream can easily come into contact with lips, this is a bit worrisome.

Magnesium Aluminum Silicate: thickening agent. water-absorbing agent, anti-caking agent; also known as kaolin clay. In makeup, it provides better coverage. Given my bad experience with antiperspirants containing aluminum, naturally, seeing this ingredient listed in Green People DD cream, sent all sorts of red flags. While Magnesium Aluminum Silicate has a low EWG score, it’s known that ingredients, containing aluminum compound are very toxic. While animal testing for cosmetic industry is banned in EU, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate was tested on animals in 2003.

* Edited to add: I was not surprised to receive a detailed explanation from Green People regarding my doubts on two above mentioned ingredients. It’s commendable that Green People are so devoted to transparency and willing to offer such extensive explanation. I am posting a full answer from Green People’s in house scientist bellow:

“Regarding the two ingredients I offer the following information.

Sodium dehydroacetate is an antimicrobial ingredient used as a preservative.  EWG in their Skin Deep database give this a hazard rating of 1 out of 10 – that’s about as safe and hazard free as anything gets.  This ingredient is used as a mould inhibitor in foods, and is also used in toothpastes.  The usage level in cosmetics is generally 0.25%.  At this level there is absolutely no question over its safety.  The reference to avoiding this substance around the mouth and lips refers to the pure, undiluted ingredient and is information taken from the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for the ingredient.  This is information aimed at people handling it in the course of their work, i.e. workers in factories who may be handling this material in a concentrated form, and is irrelevant when dealing with the same material when it is used at very low levels in finished cosmetics.

Regarding Magnesium aluminium silicate, this is a natural clay better known as Kaolin.  It is also called China Clay and has been safely used for many purposes for centuries.  Yes, Kaolin contains aluminium, but the aluminium is bonded into the structure of the clay particles which means is it not free aluminium.  Since the clay particles are much too large to be absorbed through the skin, and since the aluminium is chemically and physically bonded into the molecular structure of the clay there is no way that the aluminium can be absorbed into the body.  It should not be confused with soluble forms of aluminium such as Aluminium chloride or Aluminium chlorohydrate which have very small molecular structures that do allow them to be absorbed through the skin.

Regarding the claim that Kaolin was animal tested on 2003 I have not been able to track down evidence of that trial.  What I can say is that in the past almost every ingredient used in cosmetics was subjected to animal testing – until fairly recently it was a statutory requirement for every new ingredient and finished cosmetic product made or sold in the USA to be animal tested for safety, and it is still a requirement that every cosmetic product imported for sale into mainland China is subjected to animal testing.  What we can say is that Green People do not buy ingredients from sources or suppliers who have animal tested their ingredients since July 1990, and have never conducted, commissioned or allowed any animal testing of any of our products.  Unfortunately, we have no control over the activities of other companies or countries, and if indeed Kaolin was animal tested in 2003 it was not by us or by our suppliers. Green People

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My final opinion on Green People Age Defy+ Tinted SPF 15 Moisturiser? No doubt, it’s a great DD cream. It offers good coverage, has great spreadability, contains quite a few skin-benefitial ingredients. But those two not so good ingredients are somewhat holding the Green People DD Cream from being even better. There’s no question that Green People put a lot of thought into making this formulation. I did not have any averse reaction to this DD cream; my skin appears to have taken it quite well so far. Green People Age Defy+ Tinted SPF 15 Moisturiser is a beauty product that, I am sure, will find its place on many cosmetic shelves. Would I buy it again? Most probably, despite feeling a bit uneasy due to those two ingredients.

Green People Age Defy Tinted Moisturiser Discount Price? 42€, which I think is a bit pricey. About 10€ less, and it would be affordable. And speaking of affordable, you can get it for less! The readers of Nature of Europe can get a £5 (6€) discount when you purchase Green People Age Defy+ Tinted SPF 15 Moisturiser with an exclusive code NATURE. The discount code is valid until 31.3.2015.

And in case you’d like to get Green People Age Defy+ Tinted SPF 15 Moisturiser for FREE, we’ll have a giveaway in the upcoming days, where we will give away 3 (yes, three!) Green People Age Defy+ Tinted SPF 15 Moisturisers to our readers!

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Have you tried Green People Age Defy+ Tinted SPF 15 Moisturiser? Did you like it? Do you use BB, CC and DD creams and if so, which is your favorite one?

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For more information on Green People, visit their dedicated page.

 

Green People Age Defy+ Tinted SPF 15 Moisturiser has been provided to Nature of Europe by Green People as a PR sample for the purpose of an honest review.

Special thanks go to lovely Sue at Green People for a very professional and kind PR/customer service. It wouldn’t hurt if more brands and stores had their own Sue, given how certain brands and stores have an absolutely terrible, ignorant and no business having sense of how to treat customers and beauty bloggers – as if they exist for their own sake and not for serving customers and making sure their reputations are in tact. Again, Sue, thank you for a pleasant experience with Green People brand.