Tropic Skincare is a name I recognise. To be exact, the creator, Susan Ma, appeared on the Apprentice in 2011, pitching her natural and cruelty-free skincare to Lord Sugar who decided to invest in her business even though she didn’t win. It’s a good thing he trusted his instinct because if the one product I’ve tried so far is anything to go by, then Susan is definitely not a one-trick pony.
Susan Ma’s passion for developing natural beauty recipes grew from her upbringing and life in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland in Australia, where she had her pick of the vast plants and botanical actives that inspire many of Tropic’s formulations today.
The Good Skin Day Resurfacing Serum* is my first foray into Tropic Skincare and it’s an exciting one. It’s an overnight serum that exfoliates the surface of the skin to reveal softer, smoother and younger looking skin. Containing a cocktail of plant and fruit ingredients including Australian lime pearl extract, coconut water, fruit acid complexes and willow bark extract, the fruity scented liquid also stimulates collagen production and also contains hyaluronic acid.
The skin tingles every time it’s applied which is a reassuring sign that it gets to work straight away. Basically it’s like an acid peel in a drop but not harsh, just tingly. I noticed after the first application how smooth my face felt. I’ve been using Good Skin Day for a few weeks now and I can tell you my skin glows. I’ve been ditching the make-up most days of the week and on the occasions I do slap it on, my foundation looks so good, and of course the scent is just delicious – sweet, lush and tropical.
Good Skin Day can be used on all skin types, but a patch test on particularly sensitive skin is recommended. It is also strongly advised to follow up with SPF the following morning (well, that should be a compulsory step in everyone’s skincare routine).
Available online at www.tropicskincare.com priced at £42 for 30ml.