Sustainable Skincare - Green People Face Mask Review (Ad*)
Updated: Aug 25
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Throughout high school and puberty I was blessed. I had next to perfect skin, other than the odd spot here and there, and honestly, I took it for granted. Fast-forward to turning 20, my body decided to reject the Pill and I made the terrible decision to go on the Mirena Coil. I found myself living with a constant break-out, looking back longingly to days of clearer skin.
Since then I've completely come off birth control, and I'm slowly getting my skin back to normal. The constant breakouts may have stopped, but I have a lot of work to do and my skin has become very damaged because of the hormones. That means finding skincare that works for my skin, keeps it healthy, and prevents more breakouts can be difficult. Add to that the fact I want to find sustainable skincare products that benefit me without damaging the planet and you're looking at an almost impossible task!
However, help is at hand! Green People, an organic, sustainable and vegan brand, have designed their skincare to take care of both you and the planet using ethically sourced ingredients at the heart of all their products.
This month they launched a brand-new face mask which I was kindly gifted to try out, and I've got to say, I was very impressed! Read below to find out what I thought!
Green People - Coconut Charcoal Purifying Face Mask
What it is:
A 'pore-purifying detox mask to mattify and balance combination or oily skin'.
With activated charcoal the mask draws out any impurities and excess oil in the skin and reduces the appearance of pores. It also draws toxins away from the skin, controls oil production, reduces break-outs, and deep-cleanses the skin for a brighter, glowing complexion.
Organic Aloe Vera, Activated Charcoal, Bentonite Clay, Alpine Willow, and gluten free Oat Lipid.
How to Use:
Like any face mask, you simply smooth an even layer across the face, avoiding the eye area. Leave for 15-20 minutes until it dries, and rinse off with warm water. Scroll down to see a demo!
The first thing I have to say about this product is, oh my goodness, it smells AMAZING. As you can see in my demo below, one sniff had me crossing my eyes! The process is super simple, it's smooth to go on unlike some masks that can be kind of sticky, and it feels cool and refreshing on your skin. It dries quickly and doesn't feel too tight so you don't have to worry about it cracking, and it doesn't require a hundred cloth rounds to take it off like some charcoal masks do!
It's quick and easy, but don't let that fool you. After just one use I noticed my skin looked cleaner and brighter, any acne inflammation on my cheeks had lessened significantly, and when I put my make up on afterwards my pores appeared much smaller. So, despite it being simple to use it's powerful, and clearly does what it says on the tin!
This is most definitely something I can see myself adding to my sustainable skincare routine once a week. It's easy to use and provides instant results! Not to mention it uses the coconut husk that usually gets thrown away when making products with sustainably sourced coconuts, therefore reducing the waste of such a valuable resource! Good for me and the earth?! Count me in!
Overall I'm a big fan of this product, and definitely recommend it for anyone who suffers from oily, acne prone skin. I'll also be checking out some more products from Green People; if their coconut charcoal face mask is anything to go by then I know I've found a brand that will be a main feature in my sustainable skincare routine from now on.
If you want to check out this and any more products by Green People, head over to their website here, and let me know if you have any questions or thoughts in the comments! Alternatively, feel free to send me a message on Instagram or an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next time,
*The Green People product in this post has been sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own and haven't been influenced by any third parties. Please refer to my disclaimer or contact me if you have any queries.