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A Cruelty Free Winter Saviour for Hands

February 2, 2019

AD – please note, products from Green People marked * were gifted, but I was under no obligation to post about them

I was once told that I had the hands of a ninety year old. Brilliant. Exactly what I wanted to hear. Especially from my Mum……To be fair, my hands do suffer. In my day job, I wash my hands before and after every client, with antibacterial soap. This can mean that in my 10 hour shift, my hands are being washed an average of 16 times. Thats a lot of soap being thrown at them. No wonder that they sometimes look as arid as the floor of a dried out river bed!

I have tried a lot of handcreams over the years. I mean, A LOT. In my bedside cabinet, I have a little basket, with my current creams on the go. Every night I slather one of them on my hands, hoping that it will rehydrate my hardworking hands. I convince myself that come the morning, my 90 year old hands will be smooth, hydrated, almost newborn hands they will be that young looking…….

Cruelty Free saviour for hands

The latest cream to be put on trial is the newest offering from the fabulous cruelty free brand, Green People. This brand was a brand I discovered last year during my on going quest for cruelty free, ethical beauty brands, and have been impressed with what I have tried. (The lipstick I have from the range, in the colour Damask Rose, is still one of my all time favourites, you can see it in this post, Current Favourite Lip Colours) If you haven’t discovered this brand yet, Green People are a company that has strict policies about not using any harsh chemicals, has no animal testing and is certified organic. The * Manuka & Lemon Tea Tree Hand Cream, is packed full of shea butter and manuka, so the cream re-hydrates as well as prevents moisture loss.

cruelty free winter saviour hands

So, you may be asking how I have been testing this. Well, because I am committed to the cause, (eg, telling you only about products that work) I have been using this hand cream for a full 6 weeks, but only on one hand! Yep, I have one soft, normal age looking hand, and one that is still looking as old as time itself. I wanted to do a comparison, so felt that was the only way I could do so in full. I suffer for the cause people, I suffer for the cause! I have been using the Green People cream on one hand, and one of the others I had in my stash on the other. The main difference I have noticed is how hydrated my right hand stays. All hand creams give that temporary hydration, but this one actually keeps them that way for a good few hours, even when I am at work.

I have also started using the * hand wash from the range, to see if it helps with my hands drying out, but as I have only been using that two weeks can only give a first impression really. The first impression is a good one.

cruelty free saviour for hands
photo – Green People

So, lets have a look at where Green People stand on the palm oil issue. As you may well remember if you have read my blog before, I wanted to start collating a list of companies that have a total palm oil free or sustainable palm oil stance. I spoke to Green People, and this is what they replied to me,


We do use sustainable palm oil in some of our products and the palm oil used in Green People products is from certified organic sources in countries that do not have native orang-utans such as the Philippines and Ecuador. It is a condition of organic certification that the raw materials come from trees that are grown on long-established plantations which are managed in a sustainable way to ensure that native fauna and flora are preserved. It is also a condition of achieving organic certification that the growth and production of crops does not have an adverse effect on the environment either on a local or global scale, and agricultural schemes that involve deforestation are specifically excluded from all organic certification schemes.

Im so pleased to know that Green People have a commitment to the eradication of unsustainable palm oil as I do! Great news. Green People are also are totally cruelty free throughout every aspect and stage of their products.

So, if you are looking to find a hand cream that will not only hydrate your hands straight away, but also retain the hydration, then I would suggest giving this one a go. Oh and a top tip, you can also receive 10% off your first order if you sign up to the newsletter.

Anyone else suffer with trying to keep the hydration levels in their hands good? Have you found any other companies with a great cruelty free commitment? Have you used anything from the Green People that you can recommend? I love finding a new brand, so I am keen to try other bits!

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6 responses to “A Cruelty Free Winter Saviour for Hands”

  1. I suffer from dry hands and I just started working at Starbucks and the washing is also drying out my hands and nails. And I just checked that they have a US site!!!

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      Yayyyyyy! Thats great, the hand cream is helping my hydration levels for sure. This time of year, I can get cracks across my knuckles as they dry out so much. None this year! I really hope it helps xxxx

  2. Alex Grace says:

    Sounds and looks great! I’ll definitely check this one out – moisturising my hands at night is mandatory!

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      Im the same Alex, I have to do it before I go to sleep. Its part of my ritual. My hards really struggle with moisture levels. Thank you for reading xxx

  3. This sounds lovely Kerry, my hands are awful, they get so dry and I have a bit of a thing about washing them so I wash them so many times a day it makes them even worse. I’m wondering if I should give this a go? I love the fact that the company is ethical too xx

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      Fiona I have been using the hand wash for 3 weeks now, and I would say that it seems less harsh than my usual one. That is probably helping with them staying a little more hydrated. Its an ongoing battle isnt it! I really like the products, so I would recommend them. Let me know what you think if you decide to have a try x

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