The sunnier weather is finally upon us and I couldn’t be happier – I feel like I had to wait an entire year this time around, that winter was long! Summer may look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean that sun protection is any less important.
I’m very picky about the sun cream that I buy – I need it to be kind to my sensitive skin and to the planet. Luckily, Green People always come through for me and their sun care range is something I go back to time and time again. They recently sent me a few bits from their range, so I thought I’d do a little review for you guys!
Green People have recently updated the packaging of some sun care products to be plant-based, made from sugar cane, and fully recyclable, which is absolutely incredible and just one of the reasons I love them and am so proud to work with them. They have also updated a lot of their formulas to be easy-to-apply, whilst still keeping their amazing organic ingredients.
The first thing I noticed when I looked at this bottle is that it’s reef safe and ocean-friendly, something that so many sun creams shockingly aren’t. When I’m travelling I spend most of my time in the ocean, so making sure I’m using a sun cream that won’t be damaging to nature is essential for me.
I have to be careful with facial sun creams because so many can block my pores, but this one doesn’t at all. It’s really lightweight and not even remotely greasy, and it blends into the skin perfectly without leaving a white cast – it’s perfect for wearing underneath makeup! I love that it has a high SPF, and thanks to it being scent-free I don’t have to worry about any irritation.
I really like that this packaging is on the compact side, meaning that I can throw it into my bag for any top ups I might need throughout the day. Without a doubt this is a year-round essential for me – sun cream isn’t just for the summer you know, it’s especially important for the face to prevent ageing from sun damage!
There’s so much to love about this sun lotion. Again, it’s reef-safe, but it also contains natural tan accelerating ingredients that help you tan 28% faster. As an unfortunately pale person, this is absolutely something I can get behind.
I actually tried it out over the few days we had warmer weather and I can confirm, this stuff works. I started to get a beautiful, golden tan in only a few hours of being outside and in English spring sunshine! Miracle? I think so.
I definitely found this to have an even smoother application than the previous formula, which I’m a big fan of! It glides over the skin effortlessly and sinks in almost immediately, I can’t recommend it highly enough.
One of the greatest challenges with sun cream is trying to figure out a way to reapply once you’re already wearing makeup, but luckily this little wonder product fixes all of those problems. It’s a talc-free mineral powder which softens fine lines and wrinkles (yes please!), but also provides protection from the sun.
This is the perfect product to keep with me at all times for touch ups during the day, and allows me to be protected from the sun without feeling like I’m wearing a heavy layer of makeup, which I hate. I also love to apply some of this to my parting to ensure that I don’t burn my scalp (a constant issue for me), without having to make my hair greasy from creams or sprays.
You don’t need too much with this powder, so I have a feeling it will last me ages, and I really like that it has a mirror included too, making it perfect for times when I’m on the go.
Once again, Green People have absolutely hit it out of the park. They never fail to impress me, but I really love the changes they’ve made to include sugar cane packaging – they’re always working to become more ethical and sustainable which is something I really admire. You can shop Green People’s full range of sun care here.
I hope you guys enjoyed this post, let me know in the comments which of these products you’d most like to try! See you next time,
*Although I received these products for reviewing purposes, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Read more in my disclaimer.