We all know that Winter can take its toll on skin, and just as the seasons change, we need to adapt our skincare regime too. Enter Green Angel, an exclusive range of seaweed and essential oil-based skincare, spa and haircare products, handmade in Ireland, with the must-have products you need in your beauty arsenal now.
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, along with organic sea lavender, found only on certain coastlines around the world, and known for boosting the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid.
Mary O’Donnell, Beauty Expert and Brand Consultant with Green Angel, believes exfoliation is key in Winter, saying: “I recommend exfoliating twice a week to get rid of that top layer of dead skin, revealing the fresh skin underneath. This will also allow products, including your moisturiser, to simply work harder and more efficiently.”
While advocating wearing an SPF all year round, Mary shares her top three Winter beauty must-haves from Green Angel Pure & Organic.
Green Angel Pure & Organic Seaweed & Apricot Facial Scrub
This gorgeous exfoliator combines four species of nutrient rich, hand-harvested organic Irish seaweeds with apricot kernel oil, natural soya oil and thyme extract, known as a powerful antioxidant that helps to rid pores of free radicals that cause breakouts and blemishes.
It contains no harmful microbeads but uses micronised olive stones to gently exfoliate dull and lifeless skin cells.
Apply using a damp cotton pad in gentle circular motions concentrating on the T-zone.
Green Angel Pure & Organic Seaweed & Collagen Face Cream
This ultra moisturising face cream marries Green Angel’s signature blend of seaweed with acacia collagen, a natural botanical collagen, which when absorbed into the derma layer is resynthesised from plant collagen into human collagen.
It also features Green Angel’s truly unique organic blend of root and flower extract, packed with active ingredients to care for and moisturise skin, making for a highly functional face cream.
Simply gently massage evenly onto cleansed face, neck and décolleté.
Green Angel Pure & Organic Seaweed & Aloe Eye Gel
This cooling and moisturising eye gel absorbs quickly and can be used over makeup, helping to soften fine lines on all skin types, reducing puffiness on the delicate skin below the eyes.
In addition to seaweed and aloe vera extract, a key ingredient is witch hazel water – this amazing plant is known to work effectively as an astringent, causing the tissues around the eyes to contract, shrinking pores, soothing skin and relieving inflammation.
For best results, store in the fridge and apply a fine layer to eye contours.
Green Angel Pure & Organic is available from the Kilkenny Shop, Avoca, Shaws, Meadows & Byrne and leading pharmacies and lifestyle shops nationwide.
Alternatively buy online at greenangel.com.