I’ll be honest with you guys, for the last few years, my ‘skincare routine’ has consisted of Micellar water to take my make up off, followed by moisturiser and bed. I doubt you could even call it a routine.
I’m really good at taking my make up off, and regardless of how tired or crrrrunk I might be, I always take it off (with varying levels of success). But there was definitely room for improvement around what I put on my face to protect it, clean it, nourish it and prevent it from aging.
I was recently contacted by Tropics to give some of their skincare products a go, and I can honestly say I have a routine for the first time in years!
Tropics are an all natural, cruelty-free and vegan brand and I wanted to share with you my new routine and how I’ve been using each of the products as they have 100% rejuvenated my skin!
First of all, can we talk about how pretty they are?! Packaging is a huge part of a product for me, and this stuff could not get any more beautiful! Maybe it’s a girl thing, but if a product is boring or unattractive, I’m less likely to use it. These have looked SO gorgeous in my bathroom together.
Secondly, they smell divine – they’re packed full of essential oils and they smell so fresh and natural and healthy for your skin.
So in terms of my new routine, a product that can easily take off my make up, with zero hassle is definitely what I look for in a cleanser. I’ve been using the Smoothing Cleanser to take off my make up by squirting a few pumps on to my fingers and massaging it over my skin to cover my face and then wiping it off using the amazingly soft bamboo cloth run under warm water.
Typically I’ve been doing twice to ensure my face is really clean and I’ve removed all the make up. I then wash my face with warm water to remove the rest of the cleanser. I’ve found it tackles getting off make up a lot better than other cream cleansers I’ve used, and it doesn’t feel heavy at all.
Following the cleanse, I’ve been obsessed with the Vitamin Spray – seriously guys, this stuff is the BOMB. A little spritz after washing my face feels so refreshing and nourishing. I’ve also been using it after I’ve applied my make up as a setting spray! I’d compare it to Clinque’s Moisture Surge spray – except this is totally natural and cruelty-free!! It’s such a beautiful product.
Now my favourite product is probably the Skin Revive Concentrate which I’ve been applying all over my face and neck to moisturise throughout the day and night. It’s silky and easy to apply and is such a good base to apply make up too as well (no face sliding here!) It smells so fresh and natural and is absorbed so easily into my skin.
Finally, at night time and early in the mornings I’ve been applying the Eye Refresh underneath my eyes and over my lids. It’s really cooling and reduces puffiness in the morning without being heavy or having a detrimental effect on my eye make up. I haven’t used an eye gel before and I’m seriously hooked.
The range has given structure to my skincare routine and I’ve honestly been amazed at the changes I’ve seen. My skin has definitely been clearer since I started following this routine (I tend to have small break outs when it’s the time of the month, but seriously nada this time!!), and I feel like I’m making a big difference to my skin which I think is half the battle!
If you’re interested in improving your skincare routine, using high quality and importantly all natural products, I would hiiiiiiighly recommend having a look at the Tropics range for pure and natural products.
Now excuse me while I stand in the mirror and glow.