This post contains gifted items from Tropic Skincare which have been marked with *. The company have provided them for review but have not had any control of this post. All opinions are 100% my own.
I’ve seen Tropic Skincare floating around Instagram for a good few months now and I’ve always wanted to try their products. They’re known for their cruelty free and natural outlook on beauty, which totally aligns with what I’m looking for in my products. So when I was very kindly sent some of their products to try, to say I was keen was an understatement. I was absolutely over the moon! In fact when my parcel arrived with all these goodies in I did a little dance in my kitchen! 😊 I have a lot to say about this brand and their products, so grab a cuppa and dive in.
Tropic Skincare was founded by Susie Ma, who was taught from a young age that our skin needs feeding with healthy, nourishing and natural ingredients. She grew up in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, Australia and was surrounded by natural ingredients like fresh aloe vera plants and exoctic fruit trees, which had a huge impact on the products that Tropic Skincare creates.
Tropic Skincare believe in having a good impact in the beauty industry. The products are all freshly made by their Beauty Chefs (love that name!) in Surrey. Their ingredients are sustainably sourced from the Amazon Rainforest, Polynesia and Australia along with many other exotic locations, so that the plants and fruits soak up the sunshine to help them flourish. Their formulations are innovative and they embrace the latest green beauty technologies, as well as being 100% cruelty free (of course).
I was very lucky to be able to try some of their skincare and make up and I’ve given them all a thorough test over the last 5 weeks. Ideally I always like to try products out for at least a month before I give you my verdict to make sure that I can give you an accurate review of the long term effects too. So onto the products themselves.
Face Smooth Brightening Polish * – £15.00
I like my exfoliators to be pretty intense to be honest. If I’m using a physical one I want to be able to feel it working, so the more scrubbier (great word there Kayleigh!) the better for me. This one is just that – in fact I was pretty surprised by how rough it was. I would say to make sure that your face is completely wet when using this as it gives it a bit more slip, otherwise it can be quite rough on the skin.
After using this I find that my skin is what I’d call squeaky clean. It’s soft, super smooth and any dry patches are completely gone. I usually use this once a week and it’s been keeping my skin really fresh and youthful.
Lip Fudge Plumping Lip Conditioner * – £12.00
OH MY GOD. I am IN LOVE! I love a lip balm anyway but this is the holy grail of all lip balms in my opinion. It’s a thick balm that protects the lips, but it’s thin enough so you can wear it in the day and underneath lipstick too. I’ve used this every day and night since I’ve got it and I’m addicted. Every morning I wake up with the softest, most luscious lips and then I apply it again in the morning to plump them up before lipstick.
It gives your lips a very slight tingle and I find that my lips really do look much fuller when I wear this. I’ve been looking for a CF dupe of Nuxe’s Reve De Miel for years and I’ve finally found it. This is definitely my favourite product out of them all and I’ll be picking up the tinted versions come payday too!
Clear Skin Blemish Fighting Mask * – £20.00
After using this twice a week for a few weeks, I’ve noticed that my skin seems to be a lot happier (current breakout aside – I think that’s due to the amount of chocolate I’ve eaten lately!). It contains bamboo charcoal to reduce redness, spirulina to draw out toxins and impurities and ginger to kill blemish causing bacteria.
This mask is super easy to use – there’s no water or mixing required, you just scoop it out and apply all over your face. You can also use this on individual spots too as a mini spot treatment, which I also found to work really well. After use it reduces any redness in my skin and my blemishes do appear much smaller and less angry than before. I also find that my skin is much more radiant too.
Beauty Booster Sheer Foundation * – £22.00
This is a very lightweight foundation, which makes a nice change after using heavy foundations for so long. I usually don’t have clear enough skin to use sheer foundations, but with the help of the exfoliator and mask my skin has been good enough for me to only need a light coverage. I love how this sits on the skin – it gives me a lit from within look, that’s not too glowy but just makes me look really fresh faced.
The lasting power is pretty good for a sheer coverage – it lasts me most of the day and just needs topping up if I’m going anywhere after work. It sits comfortably on the skin and it feels as if I’m not even wearing foundation. Due to the sheer coverage I do need to add some concealer over the top to cover any blemishes or dark circles but I always have to do that anyway. The only downside is that it only comes in six shades and only one darker shade, but hopefully that will change in the future.
Illuma Light-Diffusing Concealer * – £18.00
This is a great lightweight concealer. I find it’s great for under eye circles, as mine aren’t too bad, but I do find that it’s not quite heavy enough for blemishes. I love that it brightens the skin and I can really see it working under my eyes. I find that this is quite a watery consistency, so doesn’t last a really long time, but once I’ve applied setting powder it lasts a good 5 hours or so before starting to wear off.
I do find that it layers really well, so if I want some extra coverage I can just add another layer over the top once the other one has dried. This paired with the Sheer Foundation makes for a great, dewy base. It’s not too heavy and you can see my actual skin shining through too. I’ve also used this as a subtle highlight on my brow bone and cheekbones too and it worked like a charm!
Lip Glaze in Candy Pop * – £14.00
This is the prettiest pink. Usually I’m not a lip gloss fan but come summer, I find that it looks much prettier once I have a tan. This is a my lips but better shade and adds just the slightest tint of pink to my natural colour. It’s a great option for daytime as it pulls a look together easily, without the hassle of a bright lipstick, but it’s also a good option for night with a smoky eye.
It’s not sticky (which is originally what put me off lip glosses to be honest) and just feels really moisturising and comfortable. I find that it doesn’t last through eating and drinking, but I don’t think I know of any lip glosses that do to be honest. It’s so easy to reapply though, that I don’t mind. I definitely want to pick up Pink Champagne next!
I just want to say thank you so much to Tropic Skincare for sending me these products to try. I am so in love with all of them and I’m so happy to introduce them to you guys, as I know you’ll love them just as much as me. The brand itself has great values and I’m always keen to work with and support brands that are actively trying to help our planet. The fact that they produce amazing quality products too is a bonus. Expect to see a lot more of Tropic Skincare on my channels over the next few weeks!