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Frequently asked questions
Fragrance Free Skincare
What are 'The 26'?
There are 26 specific fragrance ingredients which need to be declared on cosmetic products in accordance with the EU cosmetics directive due to the likelihood of them causing contact allergies.
Why choose fragrance free skincare?
It's well known from extensive research that fragrance, whether natural or synthetic, is a common sensitising ingredient for all skin types and should therefore ideally be avoided in your skincare products, particularly if you have sensitive skin.
Does fragrance free skincare have no smell at all?
No, many of the great ingredients in fragrance free skincare, which have been added for their skin benefiting properties still have their own natural aroma.
Cruelty Free Skincare
What does 'Cruelty Free Skincare' really mean?
A cruelty free skincare product is any that has been developed by methods which don't involve cruelty to animals. Animal testing has been banned in the EU since 2013, so any beauty product bought in Britain is, by definition, cruelty free.
Are 'Cruelty Free Skincare' and 'Vegan Skincare' the same thing?
No, 'Cruelty Free Skincare' applies to products that aren't tested on animals. A 'Vegan Skincare' product doesn't contain any animal derived ingredients. So a skincare products can be 'Cruelty Free' but not 'Vegan' and visa-versa.
Are all of your skincare products Vegan?
Do you deliver outside of the UK?
We are currently setup to deliver within the UK through the website. We may be able to arrange delivery outside of the UK for certain skincare products so please do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire.
What are the main skin types?
This very much depends upon who you ask. However, broadly the main skin types you might see described are; normal, dry, oily and combination. Sensitive is not really a skin type of its own but is in addition to one of the others i.e. you may have oily/sensitive skin. This just means that your skin is quite reactive and easily irritated in addition to how dry or oily it is.
What is the difference between dry and dehydrated skin?
Dry skin refers to an underproduction of the skin's natural oils and tends to be a skin type i.e. the opposite of oily skin.
What is Konjac Sponge made of?
The Konjac Potato or Konnyaku is a perennial plant native to Asia and can be found growing wild at very high altitudes. A totally natural food source, Konjac is 97% water, rich in mieral goodness and low in calories. The plant is naturally alkaline, which leaves skin perfectly balanced.
Why would someone want to choose an aluminium free doedorant?
In the past there have been scientific studies suggesting a link between aluminium and both breast cancer and Parkinson's disease. The research supporting these claims is very patchy and to date no link has been proved.
Is there a difference between a cooking oil and an oil used in a skincare product?
The difference bwteen a high quality cooking oil and a cosmetic grade oil is often small. However, cosmetic grade oils tend to have further refinement to reduce odour and adjust texture.
What is 'Double Cleansing'?
Double Cleansing involves a two step process whereby an oil based cleanser is first used to dislodge; make-up, SPF, pollution and excess sebum and then followed up with a water based cleanser to then clean the skin free of these elements.
Do any of your skincare products contain palm oil?
Green People do use sustainable palm oil in some of their products. Palm oil is a fantastic natural ingredient added for its moisturising and skin protecting properties and keeps skin soft and supple.
What does the term comedogenic mean?
An ingredientis described as comedogenic if it is likely to clog the pores. This word comes from the singular comedo or plural comedones which are effectively a general term for the various types of spots one might get such as; blackheads, whiteheads etc.
How can a sunscreen be reef safe when it contains nano particles?
Green People sunscreens contain nano Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) as a mineral ingredient.