I recently went to a pamper session with friends and family hosted by my lovely pal Romily and her mum. The evening was run by a local beautician from Tropic, a cruelty-free and 100% vegan health & beauty brand; the party is an event hosted each year and it’s bloody amazing!
So before I get to delve into the details of my fabulous evening, I will tell you a little bit about Tropic:
Officially started by Susie Ma in 2004, Tropic became a company in 2011 when she was given the opportunity to present her passion and vision for natural and cruelty-free skincare to Lord Alan Sugar and became business partners.
The brand has over 8,000 ambassadors with 100 products on the market and 50 beauty awards under their belt! [source]
I love these pamper evenings because you learn how to treat your skin with care whilst having a calming night in with friends and family. Now, because its nearing Christmas the place was shattered with deccies and it made the night even better! The dining room table was covered with all the most popular products for us all to try and smell (yes they smell fricking fantastic). Jo (the lady from Tropic) passed around some of their skincare items for each of us to try on our hands and demonstrated an easy peasy makeup routine.
I have been on the lookout for a new cleanser and toner to add to my night time skincare regime because I just can’t pin down ones that my skin likes (aka my skin has got a mind of its own!) I was happy to invest in Tropic’s products because they are made from natural ingredients, they’re cruelty-free/vegan and there’s a money back guarantee if the product doesn’t work for you. In the end, I decided to buy the Smoothing Cleanser Complexion Purifier which comes with a bamboo face cloth and the Vitamin Toner Pore Refining Mist.
Smoothing Cleanser Complexion Purifier
Now this smells divine! For some strange reason the cleanser has a strong scent of lavender – well to me it does, and there isn’t a single hint of it in the ingredients!? Some of the lovely goodies inside include sweet almond oil, grapefruit seed extract, lemongrass and chamomile.
I have been using this to take my makeup off at night. It is extremely refreshing on the skin and actually manages to remove all the remaining makeup and impurities from my face, not just leaving me with panda eyes! To use, massage 2-4 pumps into dry skin (2 is enough for me). If you are wearing makeup wash off with water and reapply another 2 pumps, wet the bamboo cloth that comes with the cleanser (woo-hoo) and gently wipe away the cleanser and remaining makeup.
I have been using this for a week and a half now and my skin has been loving it – 10 points for (almost spot-free skin!!!) I am putting it down to the natural ingredients and the calming nature of the products, so it’s a win-win situation.
Vitamin Toner Pore Refining Mist
This is a little different to your ‘usual’ toner, rather than being a liquid you apply to a cotton pad and wipe across your face. This beauty only needs to be quickly spritzed on your skin and ta-da, the toner step is done. It really saves time because I know for sure we don’t have time for faffing with an abundance of skin care products. The instructions on the bottle do say to wipe the excess toner away but I don’t really mind letting it sink into my skin before applying my moisturiser.
Bursting with organic rose water, aloe vera and cucumber juices, this instant skin refresher is infused with vitamins and amino acids that help to balance pH and reduce pore size. [source]
Blogmas Day 2: done. Tomorrow will be a little bit of an insight into my time at the Good Food Show, keep your eyes peeled
Until next time,
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