Tropic have recently released a whole host of brand new products as part of their latest Spring & Summer collection. Here are my top 5 favourite picks!
Tropic Wild Mint, Lime and Pineapple Body Wash* (250ml, £10, link)
Regardless of what the great British weather is currently doing, you can invite some Summer vibes into your bathroom with a bright and cheerful body wash - and they don't get much brighter than this fluorescent lime-green tube of goodness from Tropic. This Wild Mint, Lime and Pineapple Body Wash sounds like a summer cocktail and it smells just as good. SLS-free, it's a rich and creamy based body wash (sort of similar to the Weleda Creamy Body Washes if you've tried any of those), that's formulated with 98.5% naturally derived ingredients and it feels wonderfully pampering on the skin. This is a great body wash to reach for first thing in the morning to put you in a good mood for the rest of the day!
Tropic Skin Shade Mineral Sun Protection SPF 50* (200ml, £28, link) & Tropic Tinted Skin Shade Mineral Facial Sun Protection SPF 50* (50ml, £24, link)
If you're looking for some new mineral based sunscreens to try out this Summer, look no further. Tropic have a wide range of sun protection products and like all of their other products, everything is cruelty-free and suitable for vegans to use. For an all round, high-quality sunscreen that the whole family can use, I'd recommend Tropic's Skin Shade Mineral Sun Protection which is available in SPF 15, 30 and 50. It's a broad spectrum sunscreen so it protects against both harmful UVA and UVB rays, is water resistant and has 100% mineral protection which is sourced from Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. I've been testing out the SPF 50 version and it's got a lovely and hydrating lotion-feel formula that's perfect for my dry skin, absorbs easily and doesn't feel sticky.
You can, of course, use any kind of sunscreen on your face, but if you're after a specific tinted formula to give you some coverage as well, the 100% naturally derived Tropic's Tinted Skin Shade Mineral Facial Sun Protection is a good one to opt for. It's available in two shades, Light/Medium or Medium/Dark, and provides you with a high level of SPF 50 mineral-based, broad-spectrum sun protection to prevent premature skin ageing. I have it in the shade Medium/Dark which looks quite dark at first, but once it's massaged and absorbed into the skin, it simply gives you a very subtle and light level of coverage that you'd expect from a tinted moisturiser. I really like these two Skin Shade products and they would be perfect to pack into your summer holiday bag this year.
Tropic Summer Goddess Shimmering Body Oil* (150ml, £28, link)
One of the bestsellers from Tropic's new S/S17 collection is their Summer Goddess Shimmering Body Oil which has been flying off the shelves recently and for good reason too. In the bottle, this 100% naturally derived body oil is stunning to look at as it's infused with golden shimmer, and when you open it, you can smell this incredible summery and exotic fragrance due to the natural extracts of Coconut, Lime Essential Oil and Tahitian and Bourbon Vanilla. The oil itself is composed of a blend of Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Grapeseed Oil and Apricot Kernel Oil, so it glides onto the skin and feels super moisturising.
This body oil is amazing to use on your legs, arms, decolletage etc, as the golden shimmer imparts an instantly sexy and radiant, goddess-worthy glow, and the scent leaves you smelling gorgeous without the need for any extra perfume. Heads up though - this product is Limited Edition so if you want to get your hands on a bottle (or three), I'd recommend ordering sooner rather than later!
Tropic Cream Highlighter in Sunlight* (5g, £18, link)
I'm a total highlighter fiend and when I saw these newbies, I just had to try one out. I've been really impressed with Tropic's makeup line so far (check out my previous review here), and this new cream highlighter is a fantastic addition to their range. Available in two shades, I decided to try the golden bronze shade 'Sunlight' which looks slightly darker in real life than it does above. This is a beautiful shade for anyone who has a medium/dark skin tone, and I love using it when I've more tanned for a deep golden glow.
The 100% natural cream formula is very solid in the pan so it requires some warming up with your fingertips before you apply it, but once that's done, it's then easy to dab on and blend out wherever you want it. As well as a highlighter, I also enjoy using this as an eyeshadow as you can build it up for a more solid colour if desired.
All of the products featured above are available online from tropicskincare.com
Have you tried anything from Tropic?