Whatever your plans are for 2021, there’s no doubt that we all need a little boost of natural goodness to lift our spirits. It’s often the case that the most effective beauty ingredients are the most pure and natural ones.
When formulated into products without the addition of harmful, filler ingredients such as SLS, alcohol and parabens, these natural powerhouses are at their most effective. One such humble ingredient is quinoa, the only grain to contain all eight essential amino acids.
To put it simply, amino acids are a beauty lover’s best friend; with a steady supply of these acids, skin and hair can synthesis the proteins needed for strength and vitality.
Pioneers of organic beauty and body care, Green People, have dedicated an entire range to the quinoa grain, from shine-boosting haircare to superfood body care. First launched in 1994 by Charlotte Vøhtz, Green People create gentle yet highly-effective products that champion pure plant power without the need for harmful chemicals and additives. Their Quinoa range is vegan friendly, gluten free and formulated with natural ingredients including organic Artichoke, Ginger, Lemon Peel and Calendula.
Green People’s Quinoa collection – Supercharge your morning shower with Quinoa & Calendula Shower Gel (200ml – £16.50)
Boost skin hydration and vitality with this shower gel made with 82% certified organic ingredients. Gluten-free superfood Quinoa significantly increases absorption of nutrients while Larch Tree, rich in polysaccharides, protects and moisturises. Skin-kind Calendula is ideal for sensitive skin and contains plant actives that support collagen health. Mood lifting Sweet Orange and energising Lemongrass create an exotic aroma whilst boosting circulation and soothing dry skin. Made with 82% certified organic ingredients.
Green People’s Quinoa collection – Lock in moisture with Quinoa & Calendula Hand & Body Lotion (200ml – £22.00)
Reveal supple and soft skin with this gentle hand and body lotion, perfect for everyday use. Considered a complete protein and boasting all 8 essential amino acids, Quinoa forms a protective barrier on the skin’s surface, locking in moisture, to protect from dryness and trans epidermal water loss.
Green People’s Quinoa collection – Get tough on odour with Quinoa & Prebiotics Deodorant (75ml – £11.00)
Completely free from aluminium chlorohydrate and skin drying alcohol, these hard-hitting natural ingredients get tough on odour in three key ways:
Prebiotics alphaglucan oligosaccharide supports and promotes the skin’s own healthy natural bacterial flora and thereby restricts odour forming bacteria.
Zinc Ricinoleate a salt from Ricinoleic acid, absorbs odour molecules, preventing them from entering the air.
Potassium Alum a mineral salt found in volcanic rock boasts a powerful antibacterial action, without blocking the pores and allowing the skin to breathe
Rosemary, Aloe vera and Shea butter soften, soothe and calm the underarm to prevent irritation, whilst regulating the skin’s acid balance. Skin is left beautifully scented with a fresh citrus aroma.
Green People’s Quinoa collection – Reveal your best shine yet with Quinoa & Artichoke Shampoo & Conditioner (200ml – £16.50/100ml – £10.50)
Rejuvenate dull and lacklustre hair with this superfood haircare duo. Studies on Quinoa protein reveal that shine increases by over 50% after just five washes; good news for those who suffer from colour fade. Artichoke extract works by smoothing the cuticle scales that form the outer layer causing them to lie flat and thereby smoothing the surface of the hair.
This in turn protects the proteins and lipids inside the hair shaft to give it strength, and also increases the appearance of shine on the hair, giving shiny, sleek and frizz-free locks. Quinoa coats every shaft, delivering body for hair that looks thicker and fuller. These hard-working hair essentials are packaged in fully recyclable, renewable sugar cane packaging. Farmed on sustainable land, this plant-based packaging is completely carbon-neutral.
Green People’s Quinoa collection – Reawaken your crowning glory with Quinoa & Avocado Hair Serum (100ml – £11.50)
This silicone free serum is a refreshingly natural and effective alternative to chemical based styling products. Multi-tasking Quinoa delivers body by coating each hair shaft, blow drying locks in volume for hair that looks thicker and fuller with added bounce. Working in synergy with Irish Moss (a mineral rich seaweed), Quinoa protein and Xanthan gum create a unique natural gelling action which coats the hair to offer a light hold.
Green People’s Quinoa collection – Hit the gym with Quinoa Superfood Travel Collection (£37.95)
Enjoy the benefits of the Green People Quinoa range on the go, with this handy travel collection. Packaged in a fair trade, organic cotton washbag, the set includes shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and deodorant; everything you need for a post-workout shower at the gym. One more reason to stick to your New Year’s exercise resolution!