Sharing with you new skincare discoveries is always enjoyable, especially when they look and work as good as those from Tropic Skincare. In 2018 I have had the pleasure of trying a number of products from the brand and have, overall been really impressed with them; not just from the results of course but also from the fact that the products are cruelty free, vegan and made in the UK. As we head towards the end of the year, I thought I would share with you three of my most recent discoveries, one of which is recently hot off the production line therefore I am yet to thoroughly test it out.
Starting off with one of Tropic’s best sellers, the Tamanu Healing Balm* is a multipurpose balm which can be use on all areas of the body to address damaged skin, whether it be scarred or simply just dry and dehydrated. It is a green balm as you can see which is quite solid within the container, however upon application to the skin it melts down into a waxy texture which hydrates the skin leaving almost a protective layer upon it. I don’t find it to be overly greasy at all, in fact I rather like this and can see it becoming a bit of a must have product within my overall beauty arsenal. I also really like the scent of this which I do find to be rather unusual, I haven’t smelt anything quite like this before. I would describe it as very ‘earth like’, if that is even a description at all! In terms of packaging, Tropic have got this right as the balm is solid, it would not work in a tube. The pot itself is quite heavy considering the product is quite small, I would say that it one of the more luxurious items that Tropic has to offer.
The next two items are facial serums, one of which I have only recently received therefore I can only really advise on what it aims to do as I have not had chance to put this to the test as of yet. I did however want to highlight it today as I know people are hunting around for Christmas gifts at this time of the year; you just never know what may tickle your fancy! The Tropic Pure Lagoon Blemish Prevention Serum* is the latest serum from the brand (as they do have a couple already which target different skin concerns). As the name would suggest, the Pure Lagoon Serum is aimed at those who suffer from blemish prone skin in order to help clear congestion by balancing the oil produced within the skin. This contains prebiotics, hyaluronic acid and salicylic acid, Vitamins B3 an B5 along with other ingredients. If you have tried this I would love to know your thoughts.
Moving over onto a serum which I have had for a little while now, the Tropic Super Greens Serum* has been gracing my skincare routine on and off for the last few months. This is also one of Tropic’s bestsellers which has also won a number of beauty awards along with being shortlisted for more over the last couple of years. This smells like the Tamanu Balm to me, which, having now checked the ingredients makes sense as it has the Tamanu oil within it to promote and speed up skin repair. It also contains olive squalane to hydrate and lock in moisture within the skin. I tend to use this of an evening time, although I haven’t read anything anywhere to suggest that you cannot use this during the day. I find that it absorbs well into my skin, whereby, again no greasy feeling is noted which is one of the first things I look for due to my skin being combination, if anything makes my skin greasy I tend to move away from it quite quickly. My skin looks brighter in the morning and hydrated, although I can’t really comment on how it is helping my skin to have stronger defences like it claims (greens for your skin) as I don’t really know how to measure this. Again, if you use this, please do let me know your thoughts as despite all the awards and great feedback it has had from a number of beauty awards, I haven’t really seen it highlighted much within the beauty community that I personally follow. Would I recommend giving it a go? Most certainly yes, especially if you are looking for a new cruelty free brand that is also vegan.
I would also state that both serums are housed in frosted glass packaging, so they’re probably not the most travel friendly products that you are going to come across, however I do personally love the packaging.
What are your thoughts on Tropic Skincare?
*This post contains PR samples, for more please read my disclaimer.