Wednesday, 11 February 2015

A Tropic Skincare Duo.


As an oily skinned gal, two of the skincare items I just can't live without is a good clay mask and an oil, so I'm always adding new ones to my collection. I've only recently heard about Tropic Skincare, but immediately made the connection to an old The Apprentice episode after realising who the owner was. I'm seriously impressed with their values of creating all the products with natural ingredients, as well as being vegan and cruelty free, and I've been loving testing out a couple items.

First up is their Radiance Clay Mask*, which I have to admit, I'd popped on within about 30 seconds of it hitting my door mat. It comes in a pot with a handy little wooden spatula, which I thought I would just ignore but it actually makes application really easy and a little cleaner too! I apply a thin layer and it does take around 15 minutes to fully dry, when I wash off with a flannel or muslin cloth in circular motions, which helps to exfoliate the skin as it goes. It contains fruit acids and willow bark, a natural source of salicylic acid, as well as green clay and tea tree, making it an absolute dream for anyone with oily or blemish prone skin. Afterwards my skin looks so bright and clear, without it being at all drying. It's become my new favourite clay mask, which is a hard feat after loving the Superfacialist one for so long!

If you've been around here for a while, it's likely you've read my love of a facial oil as part of my evening skincare routine. With regular use I find my skin looks clearer, a more even tone and reduced blemishes, as well as looking bright, and the Organic Facial Elixir Oil* does this perfectly. It comes in a rather swish glass bottle, and I probably need around 4 drops to cover my entire face and neck; it doesn't feel at all greasy, and sinks in nicely. It has a combination of different oils (moringa, rosehip, jojoba), and these somehow combine to create a bit of a marzipan scent, which is nicer than it sounds!

For a first experience of Tropic Skincare, I'm seriously impressed. I love using natural skincare, and I'll always support brands that go down the cruelty free route, so I'm looking into more of their products now. With regular use of both of these my skin is looking so much clearer, brighter and (almost!) blemish free, a couple cleansers and toners are on my to-buy list now!

Have you tried anything from Tropic Skincare?



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