Organic skincare is such a big thing nowadays so it might sound weird to say that I’ve never tried it before! I don’t really know why, maybe I’m slightly scared to mix up my skincare routine since my skin is so sensitive. But after Green People contacted me about reviewing their new range for teenage spot-prone skin, I actually got excited to try a new skincare product for the first time in way too long!
I might only be a teenager for a few more months (god, that’s scary), but I definitely still struggle with my skin. I’ve tried just about every method of getting rid of acne and combatting oily skin except for organic skincare.
Their organic brand ethos is completely focused on not harming the environment. They use plant-based ingredients for all their products and help to preserve the natural world through avoiding things like chemical pesticide exposure. Their manufacturing site is even powered by wind turbines and heat from the earth so that their products can be created without damaging the environment.
They are PETA, Vegan Society and Vegetarian society approved and completely cruelty free which is something I really look for in my skincare and makeup products now.
So many brands nowadays still use so much packaging that they don’t need and is just a waste so it’s nice to see a brand that uses 100% recyclable packaging that doesn’t release harmful gas when it’s burnt.
How It Clears Up Your Skin
Tea tree extract ~
I’ve heard about tea tree extract before but never really knew what it actually did. Turns out it has powerful antibacterial properties to control our skin’s bacteria that can lead to spots forming so it prevents them before they even appear which I like since a lot of products I’ve seen just try to combat spots after they’ve already shown up.
I admit, I had no clue what this was until I read a bit about it. Basically, it helps to prevent breakouts by fighting against bacteria that causes acne and promoting the skin’s good bacteria instead, as well as balancing sebum production which clogs up our pores.
Black willow bark ~
This calms inflammation and exfoliates our skin to balance out all the oils which sounds like a lifesaver for someone like me who has dealt with oily skin all their life!
Rosehip oil ~
Another one I’d never heard of, but rosehip oil actually helps the skin to recover after blemishes by moisturising and soothing so that our skin looks clearer much faster after you’ve had a breakout.
Clear Skin Foaming Wash
I love a good foaming face wash so I couldn’t wait to try this. I’m not going to lie, when I first used it I was a bit unsure because it has a really light formula so even though it starts as a foam, when you rub it in it turns to water rather than a creamy lather like I expected.
But, I didn’t let first impressions put me off and I continued to use it until I came to the conclusion that I actually quite like that it’s so lightweight. It makes it feel super refreshing and leaves you with a really fresh and clean feeling on your skin.
For someone with very sensitive skin, it’s nice to know that it’s not harsh at all and doesn’t have anything in it that could irritate or cause breakouts. It’s created to be an antibacterial face wash to cleanse your pores and I do think that it feels like your pores have been purified after using it.
Clear Skin Cleansing Moisturiser
I normally just use a regular bog-standard moisturiser that does the job but isn’t anything special, so I was kind of excited to try an organic one specially designed to clear up your skin. Other than the fact that it smells amazing (I have no idea how to describe the scent other than fresh), it again has a really thin and almost runny formula.
This means that when I applied it, it didn’t feel thick on my skin at all and sunk in so quickly which I like because moisturisers that stay sticky on your face for hours afterwards are the reason it took me so long to get into moisturisers in the first place!
A lot of thick moisturisers also make you look really shiny so I never applied them under makeup, but the Green People one actually has a matte finish and such a good non-greasy formula that I tried it under my makeup and it didn’t make it feel thick or oily at all.
Clear Skin Purifying Serum
Serums and creams specifically targeting spots are something I normally steer clear of. Of all the ones I’ve tried, they’ve either been too strong and dried out and irritated my skin, or they’ve done nothing and been a waste of money. So, naturally I was kind of dubious when it came to this product.
My skin has been a lot better than normal recently so I haven’t had a chance to test this out on a huge breakout but I will say that it did help to reduce the redness of my spots which the black willow bark and tea tree aim to do.
It works by controlling the skin’s bacteria and it also didn’t dry out my skin and it helped to get my breakouts to go away much faster than normal so I will continue to use this and see if it still works on a big breakout just as well as it did on a couple of spots.
I love how this range is properly designed for us teenagers that struggle with spots and acne because I haven’t seen any other organic skincare brands that have any products like these ones.
From trying these products for a while now I think that if you’re looking for deep moisturising products then they’re not for you. But, if you want something that feels fresh and lightweight that helps keep your skin clear then you should definitely check out this range and let me know what you think!
Have you ever tried organic skincare products with any of these ingredients? What did you think? Did it help your acne?
*These products were kindly sent to me by the brand but that does not influence my review of them. All opinions are honest and if I didn’t like the products then that would be reflected in this post. This was not a paid collaboration and the links on this page are not affiliate links.
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