Introducing: Tropic Skincare

Tropic Skincare Review | Curiously Conscious

Tropic Skincare Organic Elixir Review | Curiously Conscious
Tropic Skincare Eye Refresh Roll-on Review | Curiously Conscious

Have you tried Tropic Skincare? They’re a new brand to me, although their look seems mighty familiar. It may have something to do with the fact that the founder is Susie Ma, an ex-Apprentice star who went into business with Alan Sugar to create the business in 2011.

(Did you know I applied to be on Junior Apprentice when I was 17? I’m so thankful I didn’t get onto the show now, but I was devastated at the time…)

That being said, I love their look. The glass bottle with dropper, the opaque sturdy lid on the moisturiser, the smooth handy-sized eye roller… It feels like the brand is incredibly well thought-out, and their skincare has been great for my skin.

Truly vegan skincare

Tropic Skincare’s range is 100% vegan, and certified by The Vegan Society too. Their website is quick to navigate and check this – they proudly state their adversity to using beeswax, honey and lanolin (a wool by-product).

The brand also has cruelty-free certification from both Cruelty Free International and PETA.

All natural ingredients

Alongside their vegan and cruelty-free credentials, their ingredients are incredibly natural too. They make it easy for you to decipher this, posting the ingredients for each of their products in both plain English and the latin/scientific speak that most other brands do.

On top of this, Tropic Skincare gives a best before date on all of its products, which I really like because it stops me from having to think back as to when I first bought an item and compare it to the usual shelf-life label.

Skin Revive Moisturiser

As it’s my first time trying Tropic Skincare, I wanted to start with two essential products, and something a little different.

The first essential is their Skin Revive Moisturiser. A good moisturiser usually signifies a good natural beauty brand – I look for a certain level of creaminess, and fast absorption time.

I was pleased to find that this moisturiser is particularly good at both; it’s light on my fingertips but also thicker than the moisturiser I was using previously. It absorbs quickly, even after using a skin serum, and is working well on my skin during the wintry weather.

The moisturiser is predominantly made from aloe vera juice, a range of plant oils and shea butter, all of which are organic. It is fortified with Vitamin E – great for skin – and it has a light, pleasant scent that lasts until it’s fully absorbed.

Organic Elixir Oil

Second up is their Elixir Oil, made from a combination of organic plant oils – jojoba, rosehip, plum kernel, moringa, pomegranate, kiwi, and sunflower seed.

This oil is richer than the moisturiser, and it holds the same golden glow as the bottle. Smelling a little like marzipan, I only ever need two drops to really enrich my skin – one applied directly to each cheek and then smoothed in.

The oil absorbs incredibly quickly for how rich it is, and leaves my skin dewy but not greasy.

Eye Refresh Roll-On

Finally, I decided to give Tropic Skincare’s Eye Refresh Roll-On a whirl. Similar to the much-coveted Garnier roll-on, this natural alternative is composed of aloe vera and cucumber juice, with tea and arnica extracts to reduce puffiness and dark circles.

It’s also really enjoyable to use! I’ve found it perfect for a groggy morning, waking up my eyes with a quick swipe that smells fresh like cucumber. I imagine it’ll also become a travel must-have for me, perfect to refresh with after a quick nap!

This post features gifted products.



  1. ann
    December 2, 2020 / 5:05 pm

    has anyone noticed white yellow raised spots on lips after using tropic products as i am not sure if related but have developed since using different trpic skincare products

  2. Lily
    August 6, 2019 / 1:43 pm

    I love tropics skin care! I used to have acne and get bad break outs on my face an after using tropics it has improved massively! I rarely get spots now and when I do they clear up so much quicker and leave no scars! my skin has a much more even tone to it now and I’m so happy with it. My favourite products are the vitamin toner and the pure lagoon Blemish prevention serum.

    • August 7, 2019 / 11:09 am

      That’s so great to hear Lily – I’ll have to give the toner and blemish prevention a try next time I order from them!

      B x

    • heidi salmon
      August 15, 2019 / 10:00 am

      hi what products did you use for acne?
      Looking for something for my teenage daughter.

  3. Aria
    May 3, 2019 / 6:58 pm

    I’ve tried their products but wasn’t impressed. The two products I tried, the tamanu cream and the body scrub, both brought my skin out in hives. I found out later on that tamanu is not suitable for people with nut allergy, which is probably why it made my face burn. Also their products are extremely expensive. The kit they try to sell you is nearly £100! You can get a really good quality cleanser, toner and moisturiser for a fraction of the price on the high street.

    • May 4, 2019 / 4:55 pm

      Hi Aria, thanks for sharing your experiences here! I’m sad to hear you had trouble – if you’re looking for natural beauty, I’d recommend also trying Love Lula or Content Beauty, two big natural beauty department stores I like to shop with. You can see their ingredients online and they have a whole range of different prices too. B x

    • Lyn
      December 31, 2019 / 1:19 am

      I experienced hives with the skin dream too very disappointed!

  4. Suzanne Wardle
    April 17, 2019 / 2:52 pm

    please can you tell me if your products contain lanolin before I purchaseas I am allergic

    • April 17, 2019 / 6:57 pm

      Hi Suzanne, it’s probably best you contact Tropic Skincare directly! Sorry I can’t be more help. x

    • Nic
      October 27, 2019 / 10:44 am

      No lanolin

  5. Estel
    March 19, 2019 / 12:07 pm

    I LOVE Tropic products. I have tried so many skin care products for my problem combination skin. However I noticed real results very quickly using Tropic. For me they absorb easily into the skin. I have less blemishes and my skin tone is more even. They smell of natural ingredients rather than anything artificial. You only need to use a very small amount. For example the elixir oil I only use two drops on my face and that’s enough to leave my skin feeling moisturised so tey last a long time.

    • March 19, 2019 / 5:27 pm

      That’s great to hear Estel! I love their face oil too – the scent is lovely and it absorbs really well too. x

  6. Irene Denholm
    December 12, 2018 / 2:48 am

    I’m so disappointed with your products. The hand cream is so oily and sticky, impossible to rub in. The super green boost oil made my face sting besides smelling disgusting! The skin revive moisturiser is ok and I will continue to use that along with your foot care products. However, I will not be purchasing any more of your products as on the whole I feel they are over priced and definitely not up to my expectations.

    • December 12, 2018 / 5:58 pm

      Hi Irene, I’m sorry to hear you feel this way. I’ve reviewed Tropic Skincare’s products here and really enjoyed using them, but if you have a complaint I would recommend getting in touch with Tropic Skincare rather than me – I’m not a representative or seller for Tropic Skincare. Hope that helps! x

  7. Heather
    October 4, 2018 / 8:05 am

    Please could you forward pharmacological information for me as I am studying tropic skin on children for an exam in the new year.

    • October 4, 2018 / 11:55 am

      Hi Heather, it’s probably best you contact Tropic Skincare directly! Sorry I can’t be more help. x

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