Back to Basics with Green Angel Pure & Organic
When it comes to skincare, we can be inundated with complicated routines and conflicting expert advice, but we believe the key to great skin is keeping your daily skincare simple and consistent – cleansing, toning and moisturising.
The experts at Green Angel Pure & Organic, an exclusive range of seaweed and essential oil based skincare, spa and haircare products, hand-made in Ireland, have everything you need to get your spring skincare routine sorted. At the core of the Green Angel range is seaweed, harvested off the nutrient rich Atlantic Ocean on Ireland’s west coast, and full of vitamins, minerals, iodine, trace elements and iron. Green Angel products also include luxurious organic essential oils like Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Neroli, Argan, Geranium and Tea-tree oil at the highest levels permissible, delivering the most potent form of nutrients directly to the skin. All products also contain organic Sea Lavender, found only on certain coastlines around the world, and known for boosting the production of Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid, while face care products include Green Angels’ unique organic blend of root and flower extract.
A good cleanser sets the stage for an effective skincare regime – we love Green Angel Seaweed Cleansing Lotion with Cucumber & Sage Extracts, 200ml, RRP €16.95. Suitable for all skin types, this gentle seaweed, cucumber and sage cleansing lotion helps remove external environmental aggressors more commonly known as free radicals as well as dirt, makeup, bacteria and oils. As you use the cleansing lotion you increase the skin’s PH level, thus opening the pores of the skin and allowing the benefits of these wonderfully powerful botanical ingredients get to work, leaving skin feeling and looking fresh and radiant. Apply to the face and eye area morning and evening and remove with a warm damp cotton pad.
For best results follow with Green Angel Seaweed Facial Toner with Hyaluronic Acid, Linden Flower & Cucumber Extracts, 100ml, RRP €16.95. Spray toner onto a cotton pad then blot and wipe the face to remove all traces of cleanser – not only does it remove any oil or makeup residue, the botanical ingredients like Thyme and Lettuce Leaf act as powerful antioxidants and contain an abundance of vitamins and minerals. The true hero of this all-purpose toner though is the added Hyaluronic acid which is critical in maintaining skin hydration. Used every day, this toner will help skin appear plump and healthy. You can also use Green Angel Seaweed Facial Toner as a facial mist over makeup to help maintain a glowy look throughout the day.
When it comes to moisturising, those who prefer a lighter moisturiser will love Green Angel Seaweed Daily Moisture Face Cream with Jasmine, Neroli & Vitamin E, 50ml, RRP €29.95. It’s enriched with 100% natural Vitamin E oil, which when absorbed into the skin, creates a protective barrier on the derma layer helping to block external environmental aggressors and helping maintain youthful looking skin while also helping to maintain the efficacy of the Jasmine and Neroli organic essential oils which are both known for their powerful antioxidant and moisturising properties.
Those with concerns about ageing skin may opt for Green Angel Seaweed & Collagen Face Cream, 50ml, RRP €29.95, one of the brand’s best-selling products. As well as Green Angel’s signature blend of four species of nutrient rich, hand-harvested organic Irish seaweeds, it also features Acacia Collagen, a natural botanical collagen which when absorbed into the derma layer is resynthesised from plant collagen into human collagen. This luxurious cream will leave skin looking firmer and more radiant while minimising the appearance of fine lines. Gently massage moisturiser evenly onto cleansed face, neck and décolleté morning and evening, followed by your chosen SPF for daytime.
For skin in need of some extra TLC you could introduce a nightly moisturiser with a night cream like Green Angel Seaweed Night Cream with 6 Essential Oils, 50ml, RRP €29.95, a luxurious cream uniquely formulated to help maximise the skin’s natural repair system and help rejuvenate skin throughout the night. The combination of six organic essential oils – Juniper, Neroli, Lavender, Sandalwood, Chamomile and Frankincense – with organic seaweeds and Green Angel’s organic root and flower extract all work in harmony with your body’s natural repair system to protect and nourish skin, helping to combat signs of ageing.
Adding a scrub to your regime twice a week can really benefit dull, tired skin. Green Seaweed & Apricot Facial Scrub, 50ml, RRP €21.95, features Apricot kernel oil, natural Soya oil and Thyme extract. Natural olive stones (micronised to the perfect size), gently lift away residual oils from makeup and other products to help exfoliate dull and lifeless skin cells, while Thyme Extract is known as a powerful antioxidant and has anti-bacterial properties that help to rid pores of free radicals that clog pores, causing breakouts and blemishes. Sea Lavender serves as an anti-inflammatory, firming and plumping skin and stimulating the skins production of Collagen and Hyaluronic acid. Gently massage in to the face, concentrating on the t zone where most of the oils and environmental aggressors accumulate, using a damp cotton pad.
Green Angel Pure & Organic is available from the Kilkenny Shop, Avoca, Shaws, Meadows & Byrne and leading pharmacies and lifestyle shops nationwide. Alternatively buy online (shipping worldwide) or find out more at www.greenangel.com.
About Green Angel:
Green Angel was created in 2005 by husband and wife duo Chris and Mary Mitchell. The range was born out of a desire to develop a skincare brand that really worked and was kind to the environment too. Mary had long been interested in alternative therapies, and became aware of the extraordinary healing and therapeutic benefits of natural plant oils while trying to combat her dry skin. Meanwhile Chris had been brought up believing in the restorative powers of seaweed from his childhood collecting seaweed at Gibraltar Point in Lincolnshire, to be used for restorative baths and healing poultices or toasted as snacks. The business grew from selling seaweed powder at exhibitions and craft fairs to a brand now employing 14 people, producing a range of 33 luxury skincare products sold in more than 700 pharmacies, gift and lifestyle shops nationwide. All the natural ingredients are grown without the use of GMOs, pesticides or synthetic fertilisers, are certified organic, and maintain their integrity by being produced in small batches in the brand’s state-of-the-art facility in Rathcoole, Co Dublin.