I was delighted when the lovely team at Green People got in touch and asked if we would like to try some of their sun lotion. Anybody that reads this blog will realise that as a family we spend a lot of time outdoors and particularly at the beach. As a result we get through a lot of sun lotion. However, we have to be really careful because Oldest burns easily and Youngest and I suffer from really sensitive skin.
Organic Children Sun Lotion SPF30 – £17.50 for 150ml
When it comes to the girls I normally smother then in SPF50. However, Green people sent me factor SPF30 and there is a very good reason for that. We might think that factor SPF50 offers double the protection of SPF30 but we would be wrong! SPF50 offers 98% protection and SPF30 offers 97%. That is just one percent difference. I was amazed to read this. Also when we apply SPF5o there can be a tendency to reapply the sun cream less frequently (guilty) and also stay out in the sun for longer (guilty again). In fact to get good UVA defence we must regularly top up our protection no matter what the factor!
Now Youngest is very prone to rashes, so much so that we have to be really careful with detergent powder, bubble bath and body creams. Green People sun lotion is full of lots of lovely nice things and none of the nasty synthetic chemicals. The sun lotion contains Aloe Vera, Myrrh, Chamomile as well as antioxidants and vitamins found in Avocado and Green Tea. Sounds almost good enough to eat. We found the sun lotion really easy to apply and it was absorbed into the skin quickly. We spent the whole afternoon in the sun, even dipping our toes in the sea and both of the girls were completely fine. There was no sign of burning from Oldest and Youngest didn’t have a reaction to the lotion. Brilliant.
Scent Free Sun Lotion SPF30 – £21.00 for 200ml
I suffer from not very attractive rashes on my legs and as soon as the sun comes out I like to whip my legs out because the sunlight seems to help with the rash. However, because of the rash I have to be careful what type of lotion I put on my legs as some have been known to irritate my legs and make the rash really itchy. I was really happy to read that the Green People’s lotions support the skin’s immune system and that it protects against irritation and cell damage that causes premature ageing. Anything that protects against premature ageing is a win in my book!
The lotion contains extracts of Edelweiss which is a plant that lives at altitudes of between 2,000 and 3,000 meters where light levels are very strong. The extracts of Edelweiss contain high levels of antioxidants which have been shown in trials to extend cell life when exposed to free radical activity. The lotion also has Green Tea, now I know it is very good to drink but in the lotion Green Tree also helps protect against oxidative damage. Amongst other goodies the lotion also contains Rosemary which is fantastic for its anti-inflammatory properties and therefore perfect for my sensitive and sore legs! Again we were very impressed. The lotion did not irritate my legs, it was easy to apply and the skin absorbed it quickly.
The Green People facts
- Sensitive skin experts that have been pioneering organic care products since 1997
- Dedicated to buying Fair Trade ingredients wherever possible
- Green People has over 100 multi award-winning high performance skin and hair care formulations with 90% natural and organic ingredients, 100% vegetarian and 100% cruelty-free.
- Green People don’t dilute or bulk out their products with high levels of water, drying alcohol or synthetic fillers, so less really is more!
- 30p from every sale of both the Scent Free Adult and Children’s SPF30 sun lotion goes towards supporting the Marine Conservation Society.
Where you can find Green People Sun lotions and their other products
- All good health stores
- Selected Waitrose stores
- John Lewis
- or visit Green People website
Before you hit the beach this summer remember to apply your sun lotion and to keep it topped up!
*Disclaimer – I was gifted these sun lotions in return for an honest review. All words are my own :-)*