Tropic Skincare Review

Tropic Skincare Review

Tropic Skincare Review

Everything I have tried from Tropic Skincare has blown me away and delivered visible results. Their entire range is vegan, cruelty free, contain the purest naturally derived ingredients and are free from harmful toxic chemicals. So your skin is in good hands.

I have introduced four Tropic products into my skincare routine over the past two months and I am excited to tell you all about them.

Tropic Smoothing Cleanser Complexion Purifier

This is a beautifully rich creamy cleanser that smells so fresh and soothing it has a blend of uplifting eucalyptus, golden jojoba and avocado oils. I like to really take my time to massage this into my skin, letting the scent calm me and also allowing all the wonderful ingredients to gently melt off the daily grime and makeup. It is astonishing just how much pollution and dirt our skin picks up in a single day.

Then I use the bamboo face cloth (which comes with this product) which is the softest face cloth I have ever had, it softly lifts away the cleanser taking all the dirt with it, leaving your skin feeling unbelievably soft and clean. I adore this cleanser for both morning and night and it has become a firm favourite in my routine.

Tropic Skincare Bamboo Cloth

Tropic Vitamin Toner Pore Refining Mist

I love face mists simply because they’re so fuss free to use, you can spritz them after cleansing or on top of your makeup. They help cool, refresh, hydrate and this one from Tropic also helps to visibly reduce pores. I have had this on my desk for the past two months and I spritz it throughout the day giving my skin an extra dose of skincare, helping keep it hydrated  and looking radiant. It contains soothing aloe vera and cucumber juice which both sooth and calm skin whilst vitamin c and rose water help give a boost of radiance. I can’t believe this toner is only £14 it is a complete bargain and my favourite out of the four products I have been trying.

Tropic Skin Revive Nourishing Cream Concentrate

This lovely rich moisturiser has been keeping my skin looking and feeling hydrated all day long. 2 – 3 pumps is all you need and it leaves your skin so soft, plump and visibly smooth. This cream concentrate is absolutely packed full of wonderful ingredients which address a whole range of skin concerns. It contains no less than 20 different skin-loving fruit, flower and seed extracts. This nutrient-rich daily moisturiser hydrates, protects and nourishes your skin for a healthy and more radiant complexion.

Tropic Skincare Face Lift Mask

Tropic Face Lift Brightening Tightening Mask

I like to use this face mask when I multi mask and I apply it over the areas that need a little help reducing fine lines and wrinkles whilst helping to keep saggy skin at bay. I use this mask on a weekly basis and apply it to my forehead, chin and neck. It has a very thick, almost clay like texture and I leave it on for around 20 mins.

It contains Agave nectar (rich in amino acids) and seabuckthorn extracts (rich in carotene) which work to hydrate and plump skin. Turmeric and glycolic acids promote a brighter, more even complexion and electric daisy extract works to tighten skin and minimise fine lines. So this mask is packed with nourishing, hydrating and firming ingredients which promote long term results. I am thrilled with this mask and so pleased to have it in my skincare routine.

Face Lift Mask from Tropic Skincare

If you are looking to update your skincare routine or are like me and love discovering new brands and products then I urge you to checkout Tropic Skincare. They have an extensive range of products that suit every skin type and address so many skin concerns. Their range is budget friendly and completely Vegan and Cruelty Free.

Tropic Skincare is available online at www.tropicskincare.com

Let me know if you have any Tropic Skincare recommendations.

New Gallinee Skincare

Gallinee Skincare

Gallinee Skincare

Gallinée’s first range, LA CULTURE has grown in popularity since it was first launched earlier this year. This brand was the brainchild of Marie Drago, a French Doctor in Pharmacy and a member of the French Society of Cosmetic Science, with over 15 years’ experience working with successful and innovative skincare brands.

Gallinée is skincare that’s designed to work in harmony with our skins own microbiome (the name for all good bacteria and microorganisms that live on and in your body), I like to say this brand is where Science Meets Skincare. With their patented complex of prebiotics, probiotics and lactic acid, your skin is in very good hands, (see graphic below).

The La Culture range is bursting with active ingredients at levels where they really make a difference. At the centre of their skincare is their patented Triple Biotec Complex and

TRIPLE BIOTIC COMPLEX:  A high concentration of our patented mix of prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics helps to support your microbiome in the most gentle and effective way possible.

Gallinée La Culture Hand Cream* £13

I have been using two products from the lovely La Culture range the Hand Cream is my favourite out of the two simply because even within 6 weeks I have noticed a real change in how my hands feel and look. This isn’t a cream targeted at making your hands look younger but they will feel nourished, softer, more supple, hydrated and visibly smoother. I apply this morning, noon and night, I always have it close by and like how instantly it’s absorbed but also leaves my hands with that soft nourished feeling.

This cream also protects against external, environmental aggressors and contains these skin loving ingredients

DAISY EXTRACT: A powerful active used for its brightening properties, daisy extract also helps prevent the onset of dark spots.

SHEA BUTTER: A hydrating and protective natural ingredient that can also help with micro-circulation.

It’s a wonderful lightweight hand cream that never feels greasy or that needs reapplying too often. It’s very affordable too, make sure you make a note to check it out if you’re on the lookout for a new hand cream.

Gallinee Skincare Complex

Gallinee La Culture Skincare

Gallinée La Culture Hydrating Face Cream* £35

I have also been enjoying using the Hydrating Face Cream which leaves my skin smooth and hydrated. This as with all the products in this collection contains the Triple biotech Complex (see graphic above), as well as these skin-loving ingredients.

YACON EXTRACT: A root hailing from the same family as Jerusalem artichokes, yacon contains one of the largest amounts of prebiotic found in natural plants. In Central America, it is often used as a natural sugar. Gallinée’s yacon is cold-pressed to retain its qualities.

ORGANIC MYRTLE EXTRACT: Sourced from the French Mediterranean region, myrtle is a plant containing a large number of phenolic compounds; well-known for their antioxidant actions, to protect skin from oxidative stress.

It is a lovely cream, especially if you are prone to dry, dehydrated skin. Its gentle and non-greasy formula feels lightweight on the skin and provides a really smooth base for makeup. I noticed especially how soft my skin felt after using this and how throughout the day my skin felt really hydrated.

I’m excited to see what products Gallinee will release next and I am impressed by their first collection. Its innovative and I like that they have harnessed the enormous benefits of helpful bacteria and created a very effective skincare brand with this at its very centre.

Gallinée skincare is available at Harvey Nichols, Beauty Expert, Look Fantastic, Feel Good Matters & Beauty Mart 

*PR Sample

ESPA Skincare

ESPA Beauty In The Bag

ESPA are inviting you to discover #SummerBeauty with their Little Book of Summer Beauty. You get three deluxe samples and a book that’s jam-packed with tips and tricks on how to maximise the benefits of your ESPA products. If you’re looking to update your beauty routine for the warmer months then The Book of Summer Beauty limited edition Summer Collection* £25.00 is perfect.

ESPA Summer Beauty

The Book of Summer Beauty is a limited edition Summer Collection and includes three award winning products to help you look and feel your best al Summer long. I have tried quite a few ESPA products over the years and I adore their Optimal Skin Pro Serum so I’m excited to see that included in this collection. You get a deluxe sample size 10ml so I’m going to take it away with me on my mini break to Scotland. I like to use it as part of my evening skincare routine, it leaves my skin looking radiant and helps reduce redness and the signs of fatigue. Some of the skin transforming ingredients and benefits are,

Omega 3,6 and 9 Rosehip and Echium Oils nourish your skin

Turmeric Root Extract increases luminosity and evens skin tone

White Lupin Extract helps prevent the signs of ageing

Balloon Plant Extract calms and soothes

This ESPA product has to be my number one must have – its not targeted at a specific age or skin type which I like, its ideal for anyone that wants their skin to look glowing and feel nourished. I can’t recommend it enough.

ESPA #SummerBeauty

ESPA Summer Beauty Skincare Trio

The trio also includes their 24 Hour Replenishing Moisturiser 15ml which I have yet to try – they say it is ‘Radiant youthful skin in a jar‘ sounds ideal. ESPA say your moisturiser is at the heart of every beauty routine and I agree with that. Get your moisturiser wrong and your skin can look dull, dehydrated and just not its best. This moisturiser is packed full of treats for your skin –

Jojoba and Evening Primrose deeply hydrate

Myrth Frankincense and Neroli help stimulate cell renewal

Antioxidents help prevent early signs of ageing

Vitamin E rich Peach Kernel Oil help protect against environmental aggressors

So this cream is going to nourish and protect your skin, I can’t wait to use it as part of my morning skincare routine and it is coming with me to Scotland too as I will be by the coast and often the sea air dries my skin out.ESPA Skincare Trio 2015

The Pink Hair and Scalp Mud 55ml has me very excited. If I’m honest my hair seems to get neglected I pamper my skin but never really take time to do hair masks or treatments so this is going to be a nice treat for my hair & scalp. The Summer is when my hair can get very dry & I tend to only wash my hair twice a week so I think my scalp is in much need of some TLC.

As you would expect from ESPA it has lots of beneficial ingredients to protect your locks from the effects of Chlorine, pollution, sea and sun all things that stress not only our skin but also our hair.

Red Clay stimulates circulation to the scalp improving hair growth

Apricot, Bergamot and Orange Oils nourish and aid manageability and gloss

Vitamin C rich Watercress helps to soothe your scalp.

The Little Book Of Summer Beauty recommends using this mask on your skin to ward off stretch marks & nourish and soothe very dry skin so its a multi tasking marvel! Love products that you can use in more than one way they’re great to take away with you. Oh & its pink – how cute is that!

ESPA

If you have any Summer Beauty tip & tricks let me know below. My tip would be to put a face oil under your face mask for an extra luxurious facial. It leaves your skin so nourished and feeling so soft. #SummerBeauty

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

Vichy Purete Thermale Skincare

Vichy Purete Thermale Calming Cleansing Micellar Solution

 Vichy Purete Thermale Calming Cleansing Micellar Solution

This Spring Vichy added two new affordable cleansing products to their extensive skincare range, the Pureté Thermale range has been developed to protect the skin against environmental aggressors & the negative effects of pollution. This is something that affects everyone’s skin but especially if you live/work in a city.

I have been testing out these new additions for over a month now & have to say I am now fully converted to the double cleanse. So first up is the Vichy Purete Thermale Beautifying Cleansing Micellar Oil* by now most of us have heard of & tried the standard Micellar Waters but Vichy has come out with a Micellar Oil (how exciting). So this is recommended as a first cleanse, you apply the oil (I find two pumps is enough) to dry skin and take a few minutes to massage into the skin really breaking down makeup, grim and the dirt of the day. You then remove the oil with a hot cloth, the oil will emulsify into a milk upon contact with water, removing your makeup and leaving your face feeling soft, smooth and feeling reasonably clean.

Vichy Purete Thermale

I really like the lightweight texture of this Micellar Oil, its easy to massage into the skin and it feels extremely soothing and quite cooling too. Don’t be frightened that its an oil, it’s in no way greasy or heavy on the skin. In fact, I have found it helps balance my oily skin and reduces sebum and breakouts.

At the heart of the formula are micelles (Micelles are attracted to dirt, grime, and oil, and they draw out impurities without drying out your skin), which gently remove waterproof makeup, impurities, sebum excess and dead cells with no need for rubbing. Also, it contains Vitamin E which provides antioxidant protection and Camellia Oil which moisturises and soothes the skin. This can be used on even sensitive skin and the formula contains no parabens.

Then you second cleanse with the Vichy Purete Thermale Fresh Cleansing Gel* much like the cleansing micellar oil this is for all skin types and is designed to combat the negative effects of pollution on the skin. This has a totally different consistency to the oil, this is a thicker Gel but still gentle and easy to massage into the skin. You apply the Fresh Cleansing Gel to damp / wet skin and it lathers up quite a lot, this feels so cooling and refreshing

At the heart of the formula is the expert anti-pollution complex Purisoft, which is composed of Amilite Technology to soften the effect of hard water, Glycerin to moisturise, and Moringa to cleanse dust, excess sebum and pollution from the skin.

This second step I find is great at cleansing off my SPF, I wear SPF30 or 50 on a daily basis and I find if I don’t cleanse properly in the evening I get really greasy skin and quite a few angry blemishes but since doing the Vichy double cleanse my skin has been looking fresh and less oily which makes me very happy.

Vichy Cleansers

This is a double cleanse I am onboard with, these leave my skin feeling cleansed, hydrated and very refreshed. Ideal for daily use, I have been using them as a double cleanse in the evening and that’s working well for me. Both formulas are gentle enough for even sensitive skin. I think they’re a great addition to the Vichy skincare lineup and are affordable too. The French sure know how to make great skincare, if you have any French Skincare recommendations I’d love to hear them.

Vichy Purete Thermale Beautifying Cleansing Micellar Oil£13.75

Vichy Purete Thermale Fresh Cleansing Gel£12.00

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.