About Green People
Established in 1997, Green People is the leader in certified organic body care products. With an extensive range of natural products – shampoos, face creams, sun lotions and body washes to name just a few – it is one of the biggest names in organic beauty in the UK.
However, it was started simply by a mother wanting to help her young daughter:
In 1994, 2-year-old Sandra was suffering from eczema and severe allergies. To relieve her obvious distress and itching, her mother, Charlotte Vøhtz, decided to get to the bottom of the problem.
She discovered that many of Sandra’s skin allergies were being triggered by chemical-based household and personal care products. When these were removed Sandra’s skin began to clear up.
Charlotte says: “From that moment, I realised that we all are children of the chemical age and that man-made chemicals found everywhere, combined with changing dietary habits, profoundly affect us all”.
She was so impressed by the difference that her natural methods and home-made natural skin care products had made that she thought she should share her discoveries with others. This was the start of Green People.
“With a nursing background, knowledge of herbal medicine, and more than 11 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry, I decided to take action,” she says.
What followed was a period of several years of intensive product development which saw the very first Green People products taking shape. By 1997, they were hitting the shelves of independent health food stores.
The natural skin care, hair care and body care products she created soon became enormously popular amongst those looking to live an organic lifestyle, naturally free of harsh chemicals.
From the very beginning, Charlotte vowed never to use chemicals such as Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), Parabens or synthetic fragrances or colourants in her products.
Instead she sourced natural, organic alternatives which are kind on the skin and also extremely effective. From the very start, organic essential oils were key to Charlotte’s design, replacing synthetic fragrances with beautiful natural scents and endowing the products with their own powerful properties. Thanks to the high percentage of organic ingredients and lack of synthetic chemicals present in the products, The Soil Association, Organic Food Federation and EcoCert were able to certify the products as organic.
After 15 years and with a wealth of experience and knowledge, we now have a host of award winning specialist ranges for all of the family and specialist skin conditions: We have Oy! Organic Young which offers teens products to meet their own unique skin needs, as well as a performance men's skin care range, Organic Homme, and Sensitive,a scent free selection of essentials for those with hyper-sensitive skin, eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions. Meanwhile in the main Organic Skincare range we have specific newly added ingredients for functional anti-ageing benefits and for adult blemished skin.
Founder of The Green People Company Ltd.
The Green People Mission is to promote an organic lifestyle
and provide high quality, gentle, organic, natural health and home care formulations.
To support charities with related health and environmental concerns.
Green People are committed to offering products that are natural, gentle, organic and highly effective.
We will maintain our quest for excellence, creativity and innovation at all times, and will not compromise the quality of any Green People product.
None of our formulations or products are or ever have been tested on animals and most of our products are registered by the Vegan Society. All of our products are suitable for Vegetarians.
We believe that you have a fundamental right to know exactly what is contained in the products you are buying and therefore give full ingredient disclosure on all of our products.
We also support charities with related environmental concerns and each year 10% of our net profit is donated to charitable causes linked to 'green' or environmental issues.
The Green People team is a small group of dedicated people all working together for a healthier future and a less polluted world.