Following on from my post about make up I thought it would be fitting to go through a bit of my skin care regime with you guys too.
When I was a teenager I had awful skin, it wasn't a great time to be honest. I had problem skin, covered it up with cheap (and too much) make up and got even worse skin. Looking back though I'm not sure that I would have had fantastic skin with any miracle product, I think I was just a hormonal teen with rather oily skin and a lot of my skin issues have been sorted out with age.
That being said I do notice a difference to how good my skin feels and looks with certain products. I always always cleanse, tone and moisturise (although tone is just splashing my face with cold water). It's important to me to use products that are ethical and where I can organic too, so I was really interested to test out the above Green People items when they got in touch with me.
We actually already use Green People products for our sun cream (initially just Wilf's but now ours too as it seemed odd to ensure he only using organic and not us!). We also used a lot of their baby range when Wilf was small. I also use their deodorant as I don't like to use ones with aluminium in them, I've tried a few ones that are aluminium free and don't last very long but these one do. They don't have a hugely strong scent but I'm the sort of person that doesn't really like heavily perfumed products anyway.
I've flitted through using The Body Shop vitamin E cream and Neals Yard moisturisers but I stopped using Body Shop products after their Loreal take over. I actually can't fault the Neals Yard cream and would say they are both great items but do have their differences, the Green People 24 Brightening Cream does feel a lot lighter whilst still very moisturising. I've also noticed that my skin feels a bit 'brighter' using this cream and also hydrated. I've started to use this as a daily moisturiser and the Neals Yards as a thicker night cream which seems to be working really well.
The second product I am loving from this range is the eye gel. I've always wondered if eye gels are worth it and so never really experimented with them much before. As someone who rarely gets a huge amount of sleep I feel like my eyes are the place that really give away my age and tiredness! I'm not sure there is a miracle product that would make that disappear but it certainly did reduce puffiness. It's not something I use daily but when I have had a tough night it makes me feel more awake and reduces a bit of the puffiness that comes with lack of sleep!
Lastly I was really intrigued about the food supplement. I'm always forgetting to take any vitamins or supplements however when I use products rich in vitamin E I do notice a difference so as this one claimed to be 550 times stronger than vitamin E I though it was worth a shot! I read a bit into the benefits of astaxanthin too so was interesting to see that this was one of the ingredients. I'm not sure I can say I can notice a massive difference but that being said I have felt pretty great for the past month or so and have also escaped a few bugs that friends and family have had too. In general I think the combination of the three products have really made a difference to my complexion as I've been wearing make up less and less and feeling confident in being fresh faced. I should note they are also vegan and suitable for pregnant ladies too!
What's your skin regime like? What products do you swear by?
I was sent these items to review but all words and thoughts are my own