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Green People, one of my natural skincare favourites, are celebrating 20 years of selling organic skincare and beauty products.  From facial skincare to baby toiletries, to make up and sunscreen, Green People sell only organic and natural products and it’s been great watching them go from strength to strength over the years.

As part of the celebrations they have launched a limited edition line of gorgeously scented Damask Rose products, which I’ve been trialing out.   At the end of this post keep your eyes peeled for a special offer of a free Damask Rose moisturiser for you to try for yourself!

The Damask Rose Moisturiser is a rich yet vegan friendly facial moisturiser, that’s 89% organic.  Packed full of avocado oil, the cream is nourishing and naturally anti-wrinkle, without any parabens, lanolin, alcohol, artificial perfumes, petrochemicals, phthalates and colourant, so is suitable for those that may be prone to eczema and psoriasis.

I’ve used Green People moisturiser for years (particularly this one), and the Damask Rose moisturiser is the same great quality I love with a lovely rose and jasmine scent that’s perfect for summer.  I always feel the quality of their moisturisers is comparable with creams double or even triple the price, without the dubious ingredients.

The Damask Rose Cleanser is again vegan, and 91% organic, and is effective at naturally removing make-up – even waterproof mascara.  Packed with shea butter and jojoba oil, it moisturisers as it cleanses.   I’m not normally a cleanser person but I have really enjoyed using the cleanser.  My skin has felt nourished and clean, but not stripped, and again, the scent is just lovely.

Finally, the Damask Rose Hand Cream has been a real treat to use.  Vegan friendly, 91% organic, and suitable for those with sensitive skins, it’s rich and intensely moisturising but non-greasy.   Formulated with shea butter, jojoba oil and aloe vera and scented with rose – it’s full of good stuff.  I am prone to a bit of dry skin on my hands, and I’ve found this cream has helped.

To celebrate their anniversary, Green People are giving away a 2 week supply of their limited edition Damask Rose Moisturiser free to all customers with every order over £5, whilst stocks last.  Simply use the code AFROSE at the checkout so you can try it for yourself!

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Eco Friendly Shaving Tips

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I realise that by virtue of being a woman, and being the sole writer of Moral Fibres, that the focus here is very much female orientated.  Whilst, indeed, the majority of Moral Fibres readers are women, I’m fully aware from comments on the blog and emails that there are some gents that frequent this here space.  So today, chaps, I’m going to turn the focus to you in order to be as inclusive as possible.  Green living isn’t just for women after all.

Today I thought we could chat shaving.  Specifically eco friendly shaving.  Here are some eco friendly shaving tips that I have researched for you, and turned to my partner to for input.

Eco Friendly Shaving Tips


Lather Up

Dr Bronner’s, famous for their castile soap, have formulated this organic shave gel with shikakai.  Harvested from the seed pods of the Acacia tree, indigenous to South Asia, it has been traditionally used for centuries in India as a gentle conditioning skin cleanser.   My partner has been using a tube that he got from Naturally Better You (£6.87) for the last five or six months now.  Yes, the same tube – the stuff lasts and lasts for AGES, and there’s still heaps left in it.  My partner says he really likes this stuff because it smells good, you don’t need to use a lot, and he hasn’t found that he has cut himself more, compared to conventional shaving gel/foam.  He says it doesn’t overly lather, but you don’t need a lot of lather with it as it’s “nice and slidey” (his words, verbatim) so the razor glides over your face.

If packaging isn’t your thing try a shaving soap, such as this Cedarwood Shaving Soap for a traditional shave experience with less waste.

Pick Your Tools

Rather than disposable single use razors, or disposable heads, would you consider the use of safety razor?  My partner isn’t at this stage yet, and as I’m no expert on safety razors either, for now I’ll direct you to this Independent article on the 8 best safety razors.  General consensus – you get what you pay for, so don’t go too cheap.  While the outlay might seem expensive, consider what you’d spend in 6 months or a year on disposable razors or heads.  It definitely adds up.  If my partner makes the switch I’ll ask him if he will write about his experience.

The other eco friendly shaving option is a straight razor but after reading this account I’m not sure it’s the best idea.  If you’re feeling brave and want to give a straight razor a go, I’d suggest watching a few YouTube video tutorials to get a feel for it.

You may want to use a shaving brush.  A lot of shaving brushes seem to be made from badger hair, horse hair or hair from undisclosed origin.  I’ve found a vegan shaving brush that’s also FSC certified, from The Body Shop.


My partner swears by Green People’s organic moisturiser post-shave.  This particular cream is vegan friendly, scent free and moisturises for 24 hours.  My parner says it stops his skin from feeling rough or itchy after shaving.  He’s tried a lot of moisturisers over the years and this is by far his favourite.  It also has gender neutral packaging, which is also always appreciated.  I don’t know about you but I personally hate packaging that’s either overly girly or manly.

Have I missed anything?  Gents, please do wade in with your thoughts/experiences of eco friendly shaving!

ps: some eco friendly health and beauty products (for all genders)