I have used a few products from the Green People range which I buy from my local little health food shop - it seems to be the only place which stocks this range where I live! One of the latest things I have been using is their absolutely gorgeous Vita Min Mask.
I first bought this is a small 10ml tube but once I had used it all up I went on to purchase the much larger 50ml pump, which cost me £11 but actually worked out far cheaper than it would have done had I bought the equivalent in tubes.
What can I tell you about this lovely facemask? Well, everything in it is organic. I mean everything! It also contains no nasty chemicals or colourants and is so kind to my skin. It is suitable for even the most sensitive of skins and I guarantee it will not irritate or aggravate your skin in the slightest.
I use the Green People Vita Min Mask about once (or maybe twice) per weekand every time I use it, it makes my skin feel softer, smoother, plumper (I don't mean fatter!), refreshed and completely hydrated. I love it!
I usually apply it whilst I am lying in the bath and tend to use it either on a Friday or a Saturday night. I leave it on for around thirty minutes, by which time it has usually started to dry out just a teeny weeny bit. Whilst I am still sitting in the bath I then remove it with clean cotton wool buds and gently splash my face wit cold water afterwards.
The mask itself is rich and creamy in consistency and I just love the soft fruity smell. It contains seaweed and avocados and the texture of it is wonderful. It spreads across my face so easily and feels light and soft. I feel quite pampered as I lie there in my bath tub just waiting for it to do its work!
By the end of a busy week at work my face is in need of a little pampering and I find I usually look a bit worn out and ready for a couple of lie in's as I do work extremely long hours. The Green People Vita Min Mask is a lovely luxury I really look forward to after a hard week and I honestly feel that when I have used it my face looks less tired and more alive and fresh. Not bad for £11.
Overall I can really recommend this lovely product. I particularly like the fact that I know I am not applying any horrible man made chemicals to my skin and I just adore the gorgeous scent.
I suggest that if you are going to try this for the first time and you are not sure, then you buy the smaller tube first. You will not be disappointed though, and like me, I am sure you will then go on to buy the bigger size.
Review also on Ciao as member rotunda.
Once again it's time to sneak in another Green People product review. Apologies to anyone who is getting fed up with me harping on about Green People but 90% of the beauty products I use are from this brand and it's nice to write reviews on products that haven't been reviewed by anyone else on Dooyoo.
** The product **
Green People Vita Min Mask is a thick, creamy face mask specifically for tired or dry skin. It is applied to freshly cleansed skin and left for 20-30 minutes before being removed with cotton wool. It is recommended for use once or twice a week
** Availability and price**
Green People Vita Min Mask retails at around £11 for a 50ml pump action bottle. It is available in health shops, and online at sites such as Look-Fantastic, Auravita and of course Green People. You can also buy it in a 10ml tube to test it out first or for taking away on holiday.
** My experience **
I use this twice a week after using an exfoliating face scrub. You need to use around two pumps of this to give good coverage. I leave it on for the full 30 minutes, but find it dries out after around 10 minutes so tend to add a little water to it half way through and massage it into my skin. I sometimes apply this mask while soaking in the bath, and find the steaminess stops it from drying it out at all. I also find it's best to remove the excess with dampened cotton wool after rather than dry cotton wool, otherwise my skin feels clogged up.
As I've mentioned before my skin is quite sensitive so I have to be careful with what I put on it to avoid getting dry or red rashy patches. Green Peoples Vita Min Mask doesn't irritate my skin at all. I've even got this muddled up with my bottle of face moisturiser on a previous occasion, and used it on my face after cleansing for a whole week before I realised my mistake. Of course I only applied it thinly, but leaving it on all day didn't seem to affect my skin in any adverse way at all. Green People Vita Min Mask is free from harsh chemicals such as parabens, lanolin, ethyl alcohol, artificial perfumes, petrochemicals, phthalates and colourants often found in other beauty products, so this is perhaps why it is so gentle on sensitive skin like mine.
It has a light fruity scent, which probably comes from the organic mandarin. It also contains seaweed and avocado (all organic of course), as well as Caesalpinia spinosa and Enteromorpha compressa, both of which are proven to reduce wrinkles. I don't have any wrinkles just yet so it seems to be doing its job. It also is packed with anti-oxidants so has the additional benefit of being anti-aging. I find my skin feels plumper and really moisturised after using this. I definitely notice a positive difference in my skin when I use this regularly.
I find that a 50ml bottle of this lasts a good six months if used twice a week. I think that it offers good value for money.
** Recommendations **
I'd recommend this product for everyone, specifically those with sensitive skin.
This review also appears on Ciao under my username sbeach000
Ingredients: Aqua (spring water), ^Elaeis guineensis (palm) oil, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Cetearyl alcohol (emulsifying plant wax), Cannabis sativa (hemp) oil, Cetearyl glucoside (emulsifying plant wax), Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, Olea europaea (olive) oil, Glyceryl stearate (plant-derived moisturiser), Oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil, Hydrolyzed Caesalpinia spinosa gum & Enteromorpha compressa extract, Glycerin, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract, Helichrysum stoechas (perpetua) extract, Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) powder, Sodium stearoyl glutamate, Aroma , Camelia sinensis (green tea) extract, Persea gratissima (avocado) oil unsaponifiables, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic acid and Dehydroacetic acid (preservative system), d-Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citral (from essential oils) / ^fairly traded 92 / 43% certified organic ingredients / Organic Mandarin, Seaweed & Avocado / A deluxe, non-drying natural mask / For dry or tired skin / Two new Active Ingredients (Caesalpinia spinosa & Enteromorpha compressa) / proven to reduce wrinkles and nourish the skin / Revitalises your skin by putting back what life takes out / Bursting with vitamins, minerals and nutrients / Contains antioxidants to protect against cell damage / Calming and soothing to delicate, sensitive skin / Directions for use: Apply to perfectly cleansed and exfoliated face and neck / Leave for 20-30 minutes before removing excess with a soft tissue / Finish with a day or night cream of your choice /