J ust a quick review for you this week because i’ve noticed such a massive difference from using the Tropic Skincare products that I wanted to share my experience.
I’ve suffered with sensitive skin for around five years now. I remember getting home from our wedding in France and starting with a couple of dry patches around my eyelids and forehead. These then got progressively worse to the point that if I tried a product that didn’t agree with me, my whole face would break out into a red, angry rash that was really sore to touch and sometimes even swollen. It then took a couple of days to calm back down before going really dry and peeling off in places. Aside from the cosmetic implications of this (no one wants to look like a bright red onion) the breakouts were really painful and used to leave me anxious and short for breath.
When the outbreaks first started, I use to use lots of expensive skincare to try and hydrate the area and solve the problem. Sometimes the dryness would heal a little, but it would never go completely and so I felt at a total loss. Little did I know back then that it might actually be the ingredients in the products I was using that was causing the sensitivity and so for a long time I was actually making things progressively worse rather than solving the issue. The more new products I tried, the worse the sensitivity became to the point that I just couldn’t try anything new for fear of my face having a reaction.
There’s no real reason why this level of sensitivity randomly occurred. I didn’t change my diet or washing powder. I had two babies and was breastfeeding which can apparently make your skin more sensitive, but my breakouts started out long before I got pregnant the first time and so I don’t think that was a factor. I think it was just one of those things.
When I spoke about this on Instagram Stories, my friend Cali replied and suggested that I try Tropic Skincare. This is a brand I’d never heard of before and I was a little dubious because it seemed a little like Avon (no offence to Avon products but they do contain perfumes which irritate my skin). Anyway after a few messages back and forth she assured me it wasn’t and asked if she could send me a Skincare Discovery Kit to trial which contained a cleanser, toner, moisturiser and little sample of the Super Greens oil.
What a Difference it made
That was a couple of months ago now and I can’t tell you the improvement I have experienced with my skin. I don’t get any of the breakouts that I used to experience and I no longer have areas of sensitivity around my eyelids. My skin feels lovely, natural and glowing and I’ve none of the pain that used to make me short tempered and angry to live with.
I even tried cutting out the products for a week to see if it really was them making a difference, but over time the sensitivity gradually came back and so I started the full cleanse, tone, moisturise, oil routine again.
As soon as I realised the sample sizes in the Skincare Discovery Pack were coming to an end, I ordered the full ABC kit which contains the same products, plus a night cream and facemask. I ordered the yellow Brightening and Tightening one to begin with and have since followed it up with the Deep Hydration Soothing mask which I prefer for my skin.
About the Tropic Skincare Products
Aside from them being an amazing range for sensitive skin, they also smell b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l and are a dream to apply. It really does feel like a real spa experience with a proper cleanse, tone and moisturise in the morning and evening. I think the reason they work on my skin is because they contain no nasties and are made from fully natural ingredients. They are also made daily in a UK lab meaning they don’t sit on a shelf for a long time breaking down like some of the more mainstream products would.
To be completely clear I get nothing from this post and there are no affiliate links contained within it. I just really love the brand and the difference it has made to my skin so wanted to share it.
EDITOR UPDATE May 2021 – Two years after writing this post I am still using Tropic products religiously and have recently signed up to be an Ambassador myself. I will be sharing more about this in a blog post soon, but until then you can hear more at @skintalkwithemma_x or shop via my webshop here: Emma Faith Tropic Shop
For other natural skincare products you may want to check out Ermana Natural Skincare. Feel free to pop me any questions in the comments box below.