Today I want to write about something a bit different… skincare.
Now I know that you’re probably wondering why on earth I want to talk about skincare? Well that’s pretty understandable. However, I think that if you prefer to use natural products, and you care about the damage that we’re causing to the planet, you might find what I’ve discovered pretty interesting.
That’s why I’m writing this Tropic Skincare review.
An Honest Tropic Review
I also want to mention before I start my review that I am now a Tropic ambassador. This has in no way has swayed my review, any thoughts expressed here are 100% my own. The fact is that I actually decided to become a part of the Tropic story after using the products, purely because I love them so much! I just felt that it was important for me to tell you this before you read the review. This way you can feel happy that it’s an honest review.
If you want to check out what Tropic products are all about, you can head straight over to my website using this link https://tropicskincare.com/pages/abibuller.
As I said, I do like to be upfront. So I just want to let you know that if you do buy any Tropic products via this link I will earn a small commission from the sale. I hope you find this review helpful enough to not mind this and it also helps to keep the blog going. As my blog name suggests, I’m Bunny on a Budget, not Bunny in a Ferrari 🙂
Otherwise, let’s get started on the Tropic review.
Where My Tropic Journey Began
Let’s start at the beginning.
A few months ago, I was feeling a bit rotten. After having my boys, I’ve got to admit that taking care of myself swiftly ended up at the bottom of the ever growing ‘to do list’. Shamefully, I need to confess that my boys are 8 and 10 years old now. Yet I still hadn’t been looking after myself properly.
Taking care of my skin was once a big part of my daily routine. I even went to college to do Beauty Therapy Sciences, so I know the importance of taking care of my skin. Things changed when the boys came along, though, and it was starting to show in my face. My skin was dull and dry but with an oily t-zone (perfect). I could see that I was starting to age in my face. Now, I know that this is an inevitable part of getting older, but at 31 I thought that I was looking a little worse for wear. So things had to change!
I’ve never really felt 100% comfortable using chemicals on my skin. The thought of putting a whole load of chemicals that are claiming to do wonderful things onto my skin, to then be absorbed into my bloodstream just didn’t sit quite right with me. This is probably one of the reasons why I hadn’t bought any skincare products (other than face wipes) for a very long time.
So bearing this in mind, I felt that it was important for me to find a natural skincare range.
Discovering Tropic Skincare
I had been to one or two Tropic Pampers – which my friends and organised a few months earlier – and I must admit that I really liked the sound of the products.
The skincare range is made up of 100% natural ingredients. They looked, felt and smelled absolutely amazing! At the time, though, I wasn’t quite ready to try it out for myself.
Like I said earlier, for years all I had been buying for my skin was face wipes, a cheap moisturiser and a run of the mill exfoliator. So it felt like quite an investment to go from the bare minimum, to a full 100% natural skincare routine. I was also worried that I wouldn’t like it and that would be money down the drain that I could have spent on something that my boys needed.
That being said, I knew that I had to try it. There are times when us mums are allowed to treat ourselves and feel a bit pampered. So I thought that I’d give the Tropic skincare range a go and see how I got on. Knowing how much my friends loved the products gave me the confidence I needed to take the plunge.
The ‘Green’ Tropic Ethos
Before I talk about what Tropic products I bought, I just wanted to talk about the environmental ethos or ‘green’ side of Tropic as a brand, as this was just as impressive to me as the products themselves.
So, as a company, Tropic is passionate about all things natural. So much so that all of the products are freshly made each day in the Tropic HQ kitchen. There are never any nasty preservatives added to the products, which is proven by the fact that they each have sell by dates.
Tropic also never hide what ingredients are used in their products, unlike most other cosmetic companies. You can easily find a full ingredient list for each product on their website.
There are also many ingredients that they promise will never be used in their products. For example, alcohol, microbeads and honey/beeswax. You might be wondering why honey and beeswax are on the list? As we know that they are wonderful, natural ingredients. The reason for this is that the way they would have to farm the bees to collect the amount of honey needed, would be distressing for the bees. This brings me to another eliment to the Tropic ethos, they promise to now and always be 100% animal cruelty-free and vegan!
Another area which Tropic are addressing, is their carbon footprint.
For a long time now the beauty industry has been causing a lot of damage to the planet, but Tropic don’t want to follow in the same footprints. They are so dedicated to giving back to the planet and only using sustainable sources for their ingredients, that they actually have been given a Carbon-Neutral Certificate, and as of mid 2020 this is due to change to a Carbon-Negative Certificate, meaning that they offset more carbon than they use!
Try the Think Dirty App
If you want to check out what nasty chemicals and toxins are in your current skincare collection, then I’d suggest checking out the App Think Dirty. This is an independent company which test products for chemicals and toxins. They then rate the products on a scale of 0-10. The highest level – meaning that it contains a very high level of chemicals and toxins – will be shown as a number 10 in a red box. The lowest level – meaning no chemicals or toxins are contained in the product – will be shown as a number 0 in a green box.
Tropic have been awarded the Think Dirty certificate as they have scored the lowest level possible across the range.
So now we have discussed the Tropic ethos in more detail, you can probably see why I love it so much. Now let’s do a little review of the Tropic products I bought.
What Tropic Products I Bought
Deciding what to order was very easy. This is because Tropic have made it super simple by only selling one cleanser, toner and moisturiser set. This might sound like a bad thing, but actually what they have created is a skincare range that is suitable for all skin-types – even really sensitive skin – as they do an unscented option too.
I think the best way to tell you all about the products that I bought is to go through them individually.
The ABC Skincare Collection
The ABC collection works just as the name suggests. This means you can easily work out your skincare routine.
A is for Abolish
To start, the A stands for abolish. This is what the Smoothing Cleanser Complexion Purifier does. It is Tropic’s number one best selling product. This is because it is a luxurious, creamy cleanser that is created for all skin types. It easily melts away all makeup and dirt. It detoxifies the skin using green tea extracts, which are rich in antioxidants that help to fight the damage done to our skin by pollution and UV from the sun. The Tropic cleanser also stimulates skin cell renewal.
The cleanser is also full of golden jojoba oil, which has very similar properties to our skin’s natural sebum. This is good because it means that we aren’t stripping our skin of the good oils it needs when we cleanse our face. Finally, the smell is amazing! They add eucalyptus oil to the cleanser. This is really uplifting and makes you feel like you’re in an expensive spa rather than your own bathroom.
Another little bonus is that the cleanser comes with a free organic bamboo face cloth worth £5. The cloth gently exfoliates your skin whilst removing the dirt and grime. It is so soothing to use when it’s been soaked in warm water.
B is for Balance
The B stands for balance. This is where the Vitamin Toner Pore Refining Mist comes in. It balances the skin tone and refines the appearance of pores. With its ph-balancing qualities it brightens and smoothes your complexion. Instead of using the usual way of putting your toner on a cotton pad and spreading over the face, this toner is a mist spray that really cools and soothes the skin, with cucumber and aloe vera extracts that are super refreshing. You can also apply this after your makeup if you want to refresh your skin on the go! It’s a handbag staple.
C is for Care
Finally the C stands for care. The Skin-Feast moisturiser is Tropic Skincare’s number 2 bestseller. It is a concentrated moisturiser that is jam packed full of 20 different plant, flower and fruit extracts. Hence the name feast! It literally is a feast for your skin. Giving it all of the nutrients that it really needs to be healthy. This also smells amazing!
The price of The Smoothing Cleanser and bamboo face cloth is £16.00, the Vitamin Toner is £14 and the Skin Feast moisturiser is £24. So if you’re quick at maths, you will have worked out that the total for all of these skincare products comes to £54. However, when you order an ABC Skincare Collection, you can pick a face mask worth £20 for free. You know how much I love a freebie!
Tropic Face Mask
I decided to order a mask called the Face Lift. This is because I really felt like my skin was looking old and tired. The mask is amazing, it is a clay mask that feels like it is literally lifting and tightening your skin. It also left it looking really bright and smooth. There are three different types of masks that you can choose from. These are the Face-lift, the Deep Hydration, and the Clear Skin mask. One for each type of skin.
My Tropic Verdict!
As you can probably tell by the fact that I’m now an ambassador for Tropic, I was really impressed with my purchases. I can seriously tell the difference on my skin with the products being 100% natural. They leave my skin feeling so nourished and cared for, that I now feel confident about how my skin looks.
Unfortunately, my husband is well aware that I will be wanting to buy it again once it runs out. Considering that I’ve had them for over 6 months now, though, I think that’s pretty good news. Obviously, everyone will feel the need to use different amounts of the products for their skin. But because they are so concentrated, I can happily use just 1-2 pumps of the cleanser, 3 spritz of the toner, and 1 pump of the moisturiser. A little really does go a long way!
In conclusion, I am so happy that I took the plunge and treated myself to some Tropic products. They really have given me peace of mind. I’m happy knowing that I’m not putting any harsh chemicals onto my skin to then be absorbed into my bloodstream. I now feel happy to use their products on the whole family, knowing that as the boys get older and may develop skin problems, I can help them with 100% natural products that really do work. Also, knowing how ‘Green’ the company is shows how different Tropic is from other beauty companies. This is one of the reasons that I wanted to become a Tropic ambassador.
Connect With Me
As a company, Tropic do as much as they can to give back to the planet. They are 100% vegan and animal cruelty-free.
If you want to check out any of these products, or have a look at what other natural products Tropic make, then please feel free to head over to my website. https://tropicskincare.com/pages/abibuller. Also, if you would like to follow me on Instagram or Facebook you can find me at @abi_tropic