This Is What You Should Be Buying from Tropic Skincare, According to Your Skin Type

Perdita Nouril
·5-min read

From Women's Health

If you're not acquainted with Tropic Skincare then make a cuppa, sit back and read on –because this is one brand that the pros really rate. Brimming with nourishing natural skincare, personalised make-up palettes and natural haircare heroes, in this range, there’s a product for every type of beauty consumer.

Not only that, but the company boasts some pretty impressive eco-friendly, ethical and sustainable credentials, too. Meaning it's of little surprise that Google searches for the brand's smart Skincare Routine Finder (which matches you to the perfect regime) are rocketing.

Here's everything you need to know, plus the products to purchase depending on your skin type.

So who owns Tropic Skincare?

Tropic was founded by Susie Ma. A British-Chinese skincare entrepreneur and philanthropist, she was also a Forbes 30 Under 30 honouree. If you recognise Susie, it's because she appeared on BBC1's The Apprentice in 2011. Although she came third, she still managed to bagsy investment from Lord Alan Sugar.

As her for skincare ethos? Susie explains: 'My grandma, a medicinal chemist and toxicologist, always taught me that, like our bodies, our skin needs feeding with healthy, nourishing and, most importantly, natural ingredients. Growing up in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, Australia, I was surrounded by an abundance of natural ingredients, including fresh aloe vera plants and exotic fruit trees. The environment I grew up in has had a huge effect on the products we create at Tropic.'

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And why is Tropic Skincare so good?

Tropic is adored for so many reasons. Chiefly because of eco-friendly, vegan and green credentials, but also because the formulas really do work. You see, they're packed with greens and plant-based ingredients or extracts, of all which are full of minerals. This means that when you apply their stuff, you're topping up any depleted minerals in your skin, topically. The benefit of this? It means cells can then better communicate with each other, ensuring your skin looks and stays in tip-top condition.

Tropic has a host of celebrity fans from Suranne Jones and Zoe Ball to former WH cover star, Gemma Atkinson. Celebrity make-up artists Justine Jenkins and Byrony Blake are also supporters.

Okay, so which Tropic serum is best?

This blemishing fight serum is hailed as one of Tropic's most brilliant serums and is a best-seller. Hero ingredients include prebiotics that encourage good bacteria to flourish on the skin while defending against acne-aggravating bacteria. Added vitamin B3 and zinc also work to stop spots in their tracks.

I'm sold. What is the best Tropic product?

To be honest, this depends on your skin type. But awards winners and best sellers include Elixir age-defying omega oil, and Skin Feast nourishing cream concentrate.

What To Buy From Tropic According To Your Skin Type

1. For Dry Skin: Tamanu Balm All-In-One Skin Saviour


Dry, flaky skin doesn't stand a chance when it goes up again this skincare wonder. Each pot is packed with 50 tamanu nuts, 21 shea nuts and a third of a coconut oil, meaning not only does it quench your skin's thirst, it also helps to nourish the skin moisturiser so that moisture stays locked in for longer. It smells heavenly, too.

2. For Acne Prone Skin: Clear Skin Blemish-Fighting Mask



This mask packs a powerful punch. It's packed with blemish-fighting BHA (aka salicylic acid), which penetrates deep into the pores to clear out daily grime and bacteria that could cause spots to form. Also in the mix is green clay and bamboo charcoal, which also work their magic to unclog pores. Finally, d spirulina and goji berry dial down any redness and promote skin healing.

3. For Mature Skin: Elixir Age-Defying Omega Oil

One of the hero products from the range, this MVP is a best-seller for a reason. Packed with omega-rich ingredients that nourish and infuse the skin with moisture, antioxidant vitamin E also works to stimulate collagen. Simply apply a few drops to clean hands and massage in.

4. For Dull Skin: Fruit Peel Resurfacing Serum

For skin that looks like it's in need of a serious vacation, only this serum will do. It's packed with the best acids, think lactic, salicylic as well as polyhydroxy acids from fresh fruit. It gently sloughs away dead skin cells (which absorb light) to reveal healthy and shiny new skin cells underneath (which reflect light) to give one hell of a glow.

5.For Pigmentation Prone Skin: Sun Day Facial UV Defence

SPF is a non-negotiable, particularly if you're prone to pesky pigmentation. But finding one that's suitable for sensitive skin and doesn't leave behind white marks can be tricky. Thankfully this SPF ticks all the boxes.

Hyaluronic acid hydrates, while banana flower extract calms and prebiotics provides the right environment for your skin to flourish and stay healthy. As for the SPF part? The ingredient is derived from an allergen-free extract, so won't irritate your skin. Plus, it carries the Protect Land + Sea logo, which means it’s certified reef-safe.

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