I like to buy organic food products wherever possible but I’m also increasingly worried about the effect the chemicals added to our toiletries and cosmetic products have on us. I’ve been a fan of Green People for a while now, since I first discovered them back when Littlelish was a baby. I was very concious about her baby skin and the fact that she was so pure. With such a great range of children’s organic products from toothpaste to shampoo, I loved to try out their new products.
But what about me and my skin? Here I am every day using toiletries and cosmetics with goodness knows what chemicals in it. It’s a scary thought. I made a switch a little while back to Green People Age Defy moisturiser which I now swear by. It smells beautiful and makes my skin feel refreshed and nourished with fruity goodness.
So when I heard about their new organic DD cream (also Age Defy – hooray!), launched in January 2015 I was intrigued. What on earth was a DD cream? I’m no stranger to makeup, I’ve heard of a BB cream, but DD sounds like a bra size to me? I most definitely wanted to know what the fuss was about.
The first of its kind in the UK, the NEW Age Defy+ Tinted DD Moisturiser SPF 15 is going down a storm. Available in two blendable tones of light and medium this new product offers sheer coverage and a natural glow to all skin types with no colour matching required. Made with colour correcting natural earth minerals, this lightweight cream reduces redness and balances out sallow complexions to leave a smooth and even skin tone. What’s more it is a nutrient rich and active-packed, organic youth-boosting formula. As a 33 year old, tired mummy, I like the sound of this!
Well I should probably just show you the results, the picture says it all! Both images are without any makeup and retouching so we can really focus on the skin and how it makes it look. Be kind to me because I don’t often wear no makeup really unless I’m suntanned and on the beach or in my pj’s at home!
As you can see my skin before was patchy, a bit blemishy, pale and red. Not hideous but certainly not even or smooth! It was the coverage that really impressed me, it truly does cover blemishes and imperfections like it claims to. But it didn’t go on like a thick cover up, it was sheer and lightweight, easy to apply and blend in and gave a lovely warm, soft glow to my face. I’ve used other tinted moisturiser before but they have left me with more of a shiny face, rather than this natural glow which didn’t really look like you were wearing makeup – just that you have perfect skin!
As with all Green People products, the first thing you notice is the smell. Fruity and good enough to eat, which it actually probably is, but I wouldn’t try it! At £34.95 I think this product is good value for money. I know from experience that their products go along way, so would probably last for ages and for a foundation that you are going to wear every day it is worth it to know you are taking care of your skin and body. Thanks Green People for making me not only look healthier but actually be healthier!
NB: I received the NEW Age Defy+ Tinted DD Moisturiser in Medium for review purposes.