Glow by Tropic Issue 1

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Issue 1 | Reset and Refresh AW 2020/21


Face Fit

Facial workouts to put faces through their paces

A Good Skinfluence Susie Ma’s secrets to complexion perfection

Buying Butter Better How shea butter is generating positive change


Freshly made, natural beauty with over 5,000+ 5* reviews and 200 awards won

Every purchase funds education through our partnership with United World Schools

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Certified vegan and cruelty-free

Certified CarbonNeutral® and double-offset carbon emissions

GET READY TO Welcome to the first ever issue of our brand new magazine – Glow, by Tropic. We wanted to bring you, our customers, something more than just the products you love – although you’ll find your Tropic favourites in these pages too (plus some glorious new additions) – which is why we’ve created this magazine, filled with articles and stories, to say thank you for all the support you’ve shown us, and to help you glow, both inside and out! When we were in the peak of a nationwide lockdown, it placed many aspects of our daily lives that we took for granted under the microscope – be it sleep, self-care, our careers or even getting ready, and gave them renewed importance as we navigated the new strange world we found ourselves in. It provided us with an opportunity to appreciate how vital, unique and even joyous the smaller parts of life can be, a reflection we don’t want to let go of here at Tropic. Although the Zoom quizzes are a distant memory, we’re dusting off our calendars and the business as usual bustle is returning, there are a few learning curves that we can all remember as we embrace the new normal together. From prioritising our health – both body and mind – to how we can do more to benefit our global community and find joy in the smallest of sentiments, this issue has been lovingly created to celebrate the moments that helped us refresh and reset and to help you feel healthier, greener and more empowered, every day. Whether that’s how you can enjoy a better night’s sleep, feel empowered by your makeup, learn a new skincare technique or discover a product that’s worth investing in if it will make you smile over and over again, we’ve got you. We asked each of our contributors for this issue the question – what makes you feel empowered? Unsurprisingly every answer was very different, proving that empowerment can come from so many different places or people, and often arises when we least expect it. For me it’s our wider Tropic family and how it’s grown, being able to connect with our Ambassadors and the

HQ team in new and inspiring ways every day and developing together that always leaves me feeling empowered. Whatever makes you feel empowered – helps you to hit reset and refresh – I hope you find it somewhere in these pages. So, get ready, get set, Glow!

Founder and CEO


Our Green Roots | 6-7 Teach the Unreached | 62-63 COVER STORIES

A Good Skinfluence | 33 Get Face Fit | 36-37

Buying Butter Better | 60-61 PRODUCTS Skincare | 8-27

Grooming | 28-31 Body and Mind | 40-51 Sun Care | 52-53 Hair Care | 54-57 Makeup | 68-87

MEET THE FAMILY | 93-95 INDEX | 96-99 Need a refill? Look out for this symbol Gift buying? Watch out for these icons

For unscented versions of your skincare staples, look out for this icon Hello QR codes! Scan these using the camera on your smartphone for more information.

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With 200 prestigious awards and accolades, ranging from our product range to brand ethics and achievements, here are a few of our top award-winning moments from the past few years. Fast Track 100 Outstanding Achievement Award

WINNER: Best Luxury Makeup Brand – The 2020 UK Global Makeup Awards WINNER: Best New Sustainable Makeup Product – Pure Beauty Global Awards 2020 (Colour Palette)

About Us Our Infinite Purpose is to help create a healthier, greener, more empowered world. That’s the first thing you need to know about us, because it influences every decision we make as a brand, from the products we launch and the ingredients we use to our certifications and charity partnerships. It's a big goal, and one we're very proud of, but our beginnings were a little smaller.

Early Inspirations

Our Founder, Susie Ma, drew inspiration for Tropic from two places. The first was her grandma, a medicinal chemist and toxicologist, who taught her that our skin needs feeding nourishing, healthy ingredients just as much as our bodies. The second is from Susie’s upbringing in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, Australia, where fresh aloe vera plants and exotic fruit trees pretty much grew on her doorstep! This would later have a huge impact on the beauty products Susie would create, and it’s also where we got our name from. WINNER: Hair Care Range – Natural Health International Beauty Awards 2019

Success in a Jam Jar

After moving to London as a teenager, Susie decided to start selling her favourite body scrub recipe to help her mum with the household bills. While most of us were smuggling our favourite snacks into the cinema at age fifteen, Susie poured her first batch of body scrubs into fifty jamjars to sell at Greenwich Market.

While she was studying, Susie devoted nights and weekends to formulating recipes and making products – with her mum’s kitchen quickly turning into a makeshift beauty lab. WINNER: Best Value Skincare Brand – Beauty Shortlist Awards 2020

Building our Foundations You may recognise Susie from when she was on BBC’s The Apprentice back in 2011.

Lord Alan Sugar was so impressed by the products that he invested to become a 50/50 partner, and Tropic moved from Susie’s mum’s kitchen to our first ever Tropic HQ.

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EMPOWERED Open for Business

Susie loved building personal relationships with her customers on market stalls, and that’s one of the main reasons why we launched our Ambassador Selling Model in 2013, with just 400 founding Ambassadors.

Back to the Future

In this issue of Glow, By Tropic we’ve delved into what empowers different people; be it friendship, makeup, financial independence, education, self-care or a good skin day. Empowerment can come from a multitude of sources, and that’s why it forms the final pillar of our Infinite Purpose. We won’t ever stop working to empower more people – and that’s inclusive of everyone. It’s why we launched our charity partnership in 2019 with United World Schools, to help fund education for children living in some of the world's poorest and most remote regions, with every single Tropic purchase.

Tropic has come a long way since Susie started, with us being recognised by The Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 as the UK’s fastest growing skincare brand and our award-winning product range expanding to include skincare, body care, hair care, sun care and makeup. Our Ambassador family has grown too, with us now having around 20,000 people who have started their business with us and joined our ever-growing community. Now you’ve got the lowdown, let’s return to our Infinite Purpose – here’s what it means to us.


We strive to stay ahead of the curve in natural ingredient research, supercharging our formulations with ingredients such as plant peptides, encapsulated vitamins and plant ceramides. We’re also firm believers that what you put on your skin should be as fresh as possible, which is why we freshly make our products at HQ every day. All of our products are also verified as ‘safe’ by Think Dirty.

It's why we teamed up with Stop Hate UK in 2020, a charity challenging all forms of hate crime and discrimination, by funding their helpline to a region of up to 1 million people. It’s why we have donated to – and will continue to support – The Winnie Mabaso Foundation, who work with children and families impacted by HIV/AIDS in South Africa, and Big Change, a charity in the UK that supports young people and helps them to thrive.


We aim to do as much as possible to minimise our environmental impact and create more sustainable options within the beauty industry. For three years running, we’ve proudly been a certified CarbonNeutral® company. What’s more, we’re incredibly proud to be leading the way in the industry by double-offsetting our emissions. We’ve always been dedicated to animal welfare and stand with The Vegan Society and PETA as a 100% cruelty-free and vegan brand, now and always.

And finally, we donated profits from our Pamper Packs during lockdown to support the Trussell Trust, a UK charity that funds a network of food banks providing emergency food and support to people in crisis.

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to everything we do

Tropic aims to be a force for good beyond beauty, keeping our Infinite Purpose at the heart of everything we do. It not only defines our brand DNA, but guides each and every business decision and product launch. Here are just a few ways we implement our Infinite Purpose at Tropic HQ.

With 1 product sold every 3 seconds it’s important that our beauty is green and clean. All of the energy used on our site is from 100% renewable resources, meaning all of our products – when they’re cooked, packed, wrapped and dispatched – come from sustainable energy. The heat created by the cooking vessels used to make Tropic products is reused and diverted to heat other areas of the office, doubling down on our eco energy.

Each formulation is created in Tropic’s Innovation Lab at HQ, harnessing the best in green skincare science. For freshness, products are made on-site.

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Our HQ is home to over 200 plants, which are watered from a supply of rain runoff. In fact, all of the numerous water saving initiatives that we’ve implemented at HQ save over half a million litres of water a year collectively.

In 2019 at our HQ we were completely landfill free, recycling over 95 tonnes of rubbish, and we're on track to do the same in 2020.

We want to conserve our oceans and the marine life that lives there, which is why our entire sunscreen range is Protect Land + Sea certified, making it completely reef-safe.

Since becoming a CarbonNetural® certified company, we delivered over $2 million worth of value to households, infrastructure and biodiversity through double offsetting our carbon emissions. Through this initiative, we’ve funded conservation work in the Amazon Rainforest and helped to protect 65,000 hectares of forest from unsustainable palm oil conversion in Indonesia.

Tropic’s entire makeup and sun care ranges comprise refillable, recyclable or returnable (for free) products. We’re also helping our customers to live a lower impact lifestyle, with a packaging returns initiative which is available for many of our products. Our game-changing Colour Palette is also completely refillable, minimising waste from your beauty routine.

Its innovative design has prevented over 9.1 tonnes of plastic waste from being generated, when compared to our previous makeup collection.

We’ve been Ethically Accredited for 3 years and are independently endorsed by the Ethical Company Organisation, with a score of 92/100 which covers a wide range of criteria. This includes animal welfare, human rights and the environment.

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£18 | 120ml

An eight-time award-winning, best-selling cleanser for good reason, this oil-based formula effortlessly melts away dirt, pollution, SPF and makeup for a luxuriously gentle cleanse. • Green tea extract is bursting with antioxidants to brighten skin. • Golden jojoba oil works to dissolve excess sebum to leave skin feeling smooth and soft. • Aromas of purifying eucalyptus oil (scented version only) mean you’ll actually look forward to taking your makeup off!

You love our multi-award-winning Smoothing Cleanser so much that 2 are sold every minute! August 2020


Our scented Smoothing Cleanser smells of eucalyptus and rosemary and our unscented version is subtly creamy.

With free Bamboo Face Cloth scented | 1F

unscented | 1UNN

Without free Bamboo Face Cloth scented | 1F1

unscented | 1UN

If you want one of our super-soft Bamboo Face Cloths on its own, you can also buy them separately!

BAMBOO FACE CLOTH £5 | 1N Sensitive skin?

Look out for this icon for unscented versions of our skincare staples.

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VITAMIN TONER pore-refining mist

£14 | 120ml

Whizzed up together in this refreshing toning mist, aloe vera and cucumber juices complement avocado and cranberry oil extracts, creating a hydrating burst of goodness with every spritz. The oil and water molecules are forced together until they burst on the skin, allowing the oil to be catapulted into the deeper layers, while the water stays nearer the surface to hydrate. • Complete with a nourishing cocktail of vitamins B3, B5 and C to refine pore appearance and restore radiance. • Beauty mineral MSM supports healthy cell renewal. • Infused with hydrating glycerin and hyaluronic acid. Our unscented Vitamin Toner has a refreshing scent from cucumber and aloe vera, while the scented version has the same but with an additional, delicate floral note from rose. scented | VT

unscented | VTU

"I use this every day after taking my makeup off. It soothes and refreshes my skin to leave it feeling plump and soft." REBECCA, TROPIC CUSTOMER


nourishing cream concentrate

£24 | 50ml

Forget five-a-day, this lightweight moisturiser – which is one of our all-time best-sellers and has won four awards – contains a whopping 20 different fruit, flower and seed extracts to feed your skin exactly what it needs to get glowing! • Ectoin molecules prevent and repair damaged skin cells. • Vitamins and antioxidants from the strawberry, blueberry, blackcurrant and raspberry seed oils and Australian kakadu plum extract fight ageing aggressors like pollution and UV, so your complexion stays protected from premature lines and dulling. • Olive squalane and shea butter lock in skin moisture, for a hydrated, soft and healthy-looking complexion. • With a hint of golden tint thanks to the rosehip oil, the cherry on top is that it instantly creates a radiant glow. Our scented Skin Feast has a light citrusy, delicately floral scent from rose geranium, lavender and sweet orange essential oils, while the unscented version has a subtle berry scent. scented | SF

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brightening tightening mask

£20 | 50ml | FL


Like a pot of gold, this yellow mask will automatically give you a sunnier disposition.

£20 | 50ml | DH

• Brightening turmeric, agave nectar and glycolic acid create a smoother, light-reflecting finish. • Sea buckthorn extract, with its vitamin C content, not only adds an extra pop of radiance but it’s also full of fatty acids that boost collagen levels to leave skin looking plump and toned. It’s the equivalent of a body sculpt class for your face!


blemish-fighting mask

£20 | 50ml | CS

Say so long to spots with this six-time award-winning, green machine of a mask. Containing the number one blemish-fighting BHA – salicylic acid, as well as kickstarting the skin’s exfoliating actions, it penetrates deep into the pores to clear out any lingering bacteria that could cause flare-ups. • Ginger root and goji berry extracts are here to reduce redness and calm angry skin. • Green clay and spirulina work to purify and refine pore appearance. • Bamboo charcoal absorbs excess oil and impurities, so say hello to clearer, more balanced skin!

soothing cooling mask

With a whipped-up yoghurt texture that smells of fresh berries, you can sense the thirst-quenching properties of this mask before you even apply it. • With a creamy blend of antioxidantrich wild Australian superberries (to top up the skin’s moisture levels) and hydrating and anti-inflammatory allantoin, it’s gentle enough for all skin types, whether you suffer from dry patches or simply want to give your face a glug of the good stuff. • Contains a little-known wonder called the resurrection flower. Found in the desert, this adaptable little plant can survive for years without water, so imagine what happens when it gets treated to some hydration! Soothing skin and improving its elasticity, this miracle worker deserves some attention.


£6 | 1MCC

THE POWER OF Struggling to choose your mask? Each of our masks can be used in harmony to target different areas of the face. Check out our blog on mask mapping to see how! Receive your chosen mask for free with the ABC Skincare Collection – turn the page to find out more.

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What’s great about a multivitamin is that it has everything you need in one tidy package. The same could be said for our ABC Skincare Collection. Providing you with all the tools you need, if you’re not sure where to start your good skin journey, this is a recipe for success. If you have sensitive skin you can choose the unscented, essential oil-free versions of our Smoothing Cleanser, Vitamin Toner and Skin Feast. What are you waiting for?

"I decided to start with the ABC and it not only smells good, it makes my skin feel lovely and soft and also firmer." DOREEN, TROPIC CUSTOMER


Here are our top tips to help you get the most out of your skincare products! 1. Gently steam your skin with our Bamboo Face Cloth, place the warm cloth over your face and breathe deeply. 2. When wiping your face with the cloth, be as gentle as possible and avoid any tugging or pulling.

IN EVERY • Smoothing Cleanser (120ml) (scented or unscented) • Vitamin Toner (120ml) (scented or unscented) • Skin Feast (50ml) (scented or unscented) • Your free £20 mask

3. Keep your cloth clean! Wash it daily with a pH-balanced product such as our Signature Hand Wash.

• Bamboo Face Cloth

4. When applying your Smoothing Cleanser, treat yourself to an uplifting massage.


5. Always apply Skin Feast in an upward motion on your neck and face to help lift the skin.

This is a gift box-free collection.

6. If you’re adding serums, oils and balms to your routine after cleansing, always apply in order of the most water content to the least. So for example, toner, serum, moisturiser, oil and then balm. 7. Mask only where your skin needs it, for example, you may choose to only apply our Clear Skin mask to your T-zone.

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SAVE £20

For individual codes for set collections, please see page 96. We offer a 30-Day Happiness Guarantee, so you can try any of our products and send them back to us for a full refund or exchange should you find them unsuitable for any reason.

Only one of the masks is included for free with the collection.





blemish prevention serum

£42 | 30ml | PL £41 SAVE £1 | refill 30ml


• Blemish-fighting • Soothing

• Pore-refining The skin’s microbiome is a hot topic in beauty because the healthier it is, the better your complexion. That’s why it makes sense that those with blemish-prone skin have a less diverse microbiome. • Coming to the rescue with all the ingredients needed to nourish your microbiome back to good health, prebiotics and bioflavonoids are served up alongside vitamin B3 and zinc, to help slow sebum production and refine pore appearance. • Copper PCA, malachite mineral extracts and blue spirulina soothe and nip redness in the bud. Feisty flare-ups will become a thing of the past.

In a 4-week independent clinical study...

81% of testers agreed that the appearance of existing blemishes were minimised 82% of testers agreed that oil production in their skin was more regulated 2018

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SUPER GREENS nutrient boost oil

£42 | 30ml | SG £41 SAVE £1 | refill 30ml


• Protecting • Calming

• Repairing If it’s green, good for you and plant-based, chances are you’ll find it in this nourishing facial oil. • Cold pressed to ensure none of the nutrients are harmed in the making, everything from broccoli, kale and avocado feature in this wholesome skin saviour. • Loved by celebrities, facialists and the masses, it’s won eight awards for good reason. • Delivering vitamins and nutrients that fight the effects of pollution, it strengthens the skin’s weak points so it becomes radiant and resilient. • The glorious greens don’t stop there though, tamanu oil aids healthy skin growth and reduces the appearance of scarring. • Green coffee is full of fatty acids and vitamin E to provide protection from skin damage, so this oil is basically a superhero cape for your complexion.

"This is one of my favourite products ever as a sometimes tired Mumma... I LOVE IT!" SURANNE JONES, ACTRESS

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resurfacing serum

£42 | 30ml | FP £41 SAVE £1 | refill 30ml


• Brightening • Smoothing

• Pore-refining When a serum smells like holidays, there’s no excuse not to slather it on your skin! • This exfoliating, resurfacing serum carefully works away at getting rid of dead skin cells and dirt, leaving you with an all-round brighter complexion in less than 24 hours. • Using an exfoliating trio of alpha, beta and polyhydroxy acids from fresh fruit, adding this to your routine will refine the texture of your skin so it feels just peachy. • There’s more to this serum’s fruity powers though, with papaya enzymes working to dissolve keratin protein – which can cause skin to be bumpy – as well as loosening dead skin cells. • Lime pearl extract contains an additional helping of citric acids to brighten and even complexions.

"This is by far the best exfoliator I've used, and I've tried a few.

It feels smooth and 3-4 drops work for the whole face, as it quietly does the work. Recently I started using Fruit Peel on my husband's face too, and can see the effects already! Less spots and more refined pores. Really great product." AGA, TROPIC CUSTOMER

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GLOW BERRY brightening serum

£42 | 30ml | RS £41 SAVE £1 | refill 30ml


• Brightening

• Collagen-boosting

• Reduces hyperpigmentation This revolutionary serum is a one-way ticket to glowing, brighter, younger-looking skin. • Full of encapsulated vitamin C which keeps it stable and safe from oxidisation, this wonder ingredient brightens and evens skin tone, taking your skin on a journey from run down to recharged. • Antioxidant-rich superberries protect the skin from free radical damage and create a subtle, fruity scent that dances in the background. • Kangaroo paw flower extract targets visible signs of ageing. No wonder it has such efficacious results.

In a 28-day independent clinical study... Brightness and evenness of skin tone improved by 65% Wrinkle depth was reduced by 30% Appearance of dark spots reduced by 20% 2019

TOP TIP: Seen a skin treatment you’d like to try? Check out our Skincare Selection on page 20 to see how you can make a saving.

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RAINFOREST DEW hydration serum

£42 | 30ml | HS £41 SAVE £1 | refill 30ml


• Deeply hydrating • Soothing

• Anti-redness If your skin had a recommended daily allowance of water it needed to stay hydrated and fresh, you’d get all of it from this lightweight serum. • Overflowing with multi-molecular weight hyaluronic acid that holds 1,000 times its weight in water, your skin will look and feel cushiony soft and dewy 24/7. • With advanced plant peptides to promote cell renewal and collagen production. • Evergreen fern and matcha tea extracts work as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents, so get ready to drink up that glow!

In a 7-day independent clinical study... Redness on the skin was reduced by 22% Skin hydration improved by 46% 2019

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age-defying firming cream concentrate

£42 | 50ml | SDR • Age-defying • Nourishing

• Elasticity-boosting This cream is on a mission to seal up any cracks in your skin’s barrier function (which happens naturally with age). • Shea nilotica and murumuru butters give this cream a melt-into-skin quality. • Olive squalane and oat oils provide oodles of nourishment. • Clinically proven bio-retinol and plant ceramides prompt the skin into repairing itself. • We’ve used a plant-based alternative to retinol called bakuchiol, which is derived from the babchi plant, that still has the same beauty benefits without the side effects. You’ll wake up like you’ve spent all night drinking from the fountain of youth.

"With an average of 9.75/10 for a skin-plumping, luxurious formula, Tropic got one of the very, very highest scores we have EVER had in almost 25 years of testing. We're adding this into our own regimes IMMEDIATELY!" BEAUTY BIBLE 2020

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MENU All skin is beautifully different, and so the combination of products you use should be tailored to what your skin needs! We believe that your skin is worth investing in, but we also want to offer you the opportunity to give your complexion its best chance at a fresh start by trying out our Skincare Selections and making simultaneous savings. Comprising of our multi-award-winning, best-selling ABC Skincare essentials – in either scented or unscented options – two targeted treatments and your mask of choice, our Skincare Selections allow you to build your dream skincare routine that your skin will thank you for.

Investing in a Tropic Skincare Selection means that loving and nourishing your skin with these hero essentials will cost you about £1 per day for 3 months. Is your skin worth it? READY, SET, GLOW!



Create your tailored collection using the individual product codes on pages 96-97.

We’ve put together three set Skincare Selections, specially designed for different skin types and concerns.

For blemish-prone skin ABC Skincare Collection + Pure Lagoon

+ Super Greens

+ Clear Skin Mask scented | GIFT: DX1 | ECO: DXE1

unscented | GIFT: DX4 | ECO: DXE4

BRIGHTEN AND RENEW For normal skin that needs a radiance boost ABC Skincare Collection + Glow Berry + Fruit Peel

+ Face Lift Mask scented | GIFT: DX2 | ECO: DXE2

unscented | GIFT: DX5 | ECO: DXE5


By opting for a build your own collection, you receive a free mask and skin treatment included in the price! DISCOVER YOUR DREAM Struggling to decide on what’s best for your skin? Head to our website and use our Skincare Routine Finder to discover your tailor-made Skincare Selection or speak to your Tropic Ambassador for tailored skincare advice!


SAVE £60

For dry or dehydrated skin

Go bag-free or build your own to save £2.

ABC Skincare Collection

You can save a further £1 for each treatment refill option you select.

+ Skin Dream

If you’d like Glow Berry and Pure Lagoon as your two treatments, we suggest that you leave 24 hours between these products so the potent ingredients don’t counteract each other. Instead, use them on alternating mornings.

+ Rainforest Dew

+ Deep Hydration Mask scented | GIFT: DX3 | ECO: DXE3

unscented | GIFT: DX6 | ECO: DXE6

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Your very own skincare pick ‘n’ mix, you can also build your own collection and select whatever combination of treatments and masks you’d like!

Scan the QR code to find out more about which order to use your skincare favourites in.



cleansing powder

£18 | 60g | CLP £17 SAVE £1 | refill 60g


Breaking down impurities, this water-activated cleansing powder transforms into a soft and creamy emulsion that will leave your face free from sebum, excess oils and dead skin cells that could cause spots. • Encapsulated plant enzymes do the dirty work by emptying out pores of excess dirt and oil. • Blue spirulina restores your skin’s vitality. • Rice powder supercharges your cleanse with its anti-inflammatory and mattifying properties. The spirulina also gives this powder its natural baby blue tinge when mixed with water, just to add a touch of magic whether you’re using this as your main cleanser or to supercharge your routine with a double cleanse.

In a 7-day independent clinical study... Excess sebum on the skin was reduced by 46% Skin clarity improved by 46% Pore appearance was reduced by 35% Skin moisture was increased by 25% 2020

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Clear Slate? NEW


deep cleansing powder

£18 | 60g | STP £17 SAVE £1 | refill 60g


Clear Slate refill available from November 2020

Just like our Clear Skies, Clear Slate has a water-free formulation that transforms into an effective cleanser with just a few drops of water – but they’re skincare siblings, not twins. Clear Slate has been specially adapted to have 50% more cleansing power for those with very oily, blemish prone skin or visible pores. • Two types of encapsulated plant enzymes react with water to break down excess oil, dirt and dead skin cells. • Volcanic ash has natural antiseptic and antibacterial qualities which help prevent blemishes. • Bamboo charcoal deeply cleanses inside pores to reduce their appearance – it'll leave your skin looking and feeling its best, every time. Originally formulated for male skin – which is typically more prone to large pore appearance and excess sebum – this cleansing powder is not advised for use on dry skin types.



• No excess oil or visible pores – Smoothing Cleanser

• Combination skin/excess oil and some visible pores – Clear Skies • A lot of excess oil and visible pore appearance – Clear Slate

Top Tip!

If you’re wearing makeup, but your skin type best suits Clear Skies or Clear Slate, we recommend cleansing with Smoothing Cleanser first and then following with your cleansing powder of choice as a second cleanse.

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age-defying overnight butterbalm

£38 | 15ml | ED

Apply this luxuriously smooth butterbalm before bed and your eyes will look well-rested and revitalised by morning. • Improving elasticity and collagen production with a powerful blend of plant ceramides, Kalahari melon seed extracts and bio-retinol, fine lines will smooth away before your eyes. • Providing this butterbalm’s rich, indulgent texture, pomegranate sterols, jojoba esters and shea nilotica butter offer deep, long-lasting nourishment. • Blue tansy and indigo leaf extracts soothe sensitive eyes and create this butterbalm’s soft blue hue. TOP TIP: This nourishing balm also doubles as an intensive lip treatment to perk up your pout.


HYDROGEL EYE MASKS hydrating skin treatment

A concentrated, solid eye serum in the form of a soothing mask to deliver intense nourishment for an instantly brighter eye area. • Bursting with aloe vera juice, bio-peptides and red algae extract, these innovative eye masks effectively replenish moisture, brighten and plump skin, reduce fine lines and provide instant smoothness. • Complete with a soothing, cooling sensation, all you need to do is sit back and let your skin soak up that glow! Only available as part of the Eye Bright Collection. Please note that these eye masks are biodegradable and are single-use products.

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rejuvenating serum

£32 | 15ml | ZEW £28 SAVE £4 | refill 15ml


A brand new bespoke tip – with patented technology to cool skin – and a silky lightweight serum, this hits the sensorial sweet spot while being equally hardworking. • Turmeric works with resveratrol and vitamin C to reduce age-related pigmentation and dark circles, to leave you bright eyed and ready to go. • Coffee cherry extract reduces puffiness and tomato seed oil – rich in vitamin E – works to hydrate and firm skin. Our new Eye Work and Eye Bright Collection will be available from December 2020.

fun fact!

The bespoke tip on our Eye Work is made from a metal alloy called ZAMAC. This patented German technology is formed from Zinc, Aluminium, Magnesium and Copper to deliver an unrivalled cooling and massaging sensation. It’s the eye refresh you’ve been dreaming of!

In a 4-week independent clinical study... 86% of testers agreed that their under eye area looked brighter and more youthful 87% of testers agreed that the appearance of fine lines around the eye area was improved 2018


EYE BRIGHT COLLECTION Enjoy all three of our eye care heroes in this trio of treats!


| GZEC Go box-free and save £2 | EBC SAVE £18

This collection contains: • Eye Dream (15ml) • Eye Work (15ml)

• Hydrogel Eye Masks (two pairs)

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all-in-one skin saviour

£32 SAVE £16 | 60ml | 1U £16 | 20ml | 1MTB

A best-selling skincare hero, this multi-purpose balm contains extracts from 50 tamanu nuts, 21 shea nuts and a third of a coconut (60ml) to help repair scarred and damaged skin. It’s an absolute must-have for all skin-types and the whole family. To read more, head to page 32. RESULTS AT A GLANCE • Accelerates skin repair • Reduces the appearance of scars • Soothes irritated and inflamed skin

"I have used this balm since I had a mastectomy in October. It is fabulous stuff. My scar has healed great and my skin has survived 3 weeks of radiotherapy better than the radiologist expected – they even commented on what good condition my skin is in." SHAZ, TROPIC CUSTOMER


age-defying omega oil £24 | 30ml | EL



| refill 30ml


This silky, golden oil is packed full of some of the most luxurious, nourishing plant and fruit oils in the world, including organic rosehip, pomegranate seed, moringa, kiwi seed, plum kernel and golden jojoba oils. • Our antioxidant-rich blend contains an optimum combination of omega fatty acids – that’s 3, 6 and 9 – which act as essential building blocks for the skin’s surface layers. • Throw in some vitamin E, and you’ve got skin that’s instantly brighter and soothed too! • Use our Elixir to treat your skin to a collagen-boosting facial massage. Refer to page 36 for some top facial massage tips.

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In a 4-week independent clinical study, skin firmness was improved by 31% 2020

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FACE SMOOTH brightening polish

£15 | 100ml | 1E

An effective physical exfoliator that instantly smooths and brightens your skin for the ultimate pre-makeup prep! • This exfoliating polish contains gentle bamboo silica spheres to loosen and lift dead skin cells to reveal the smooth, soft skin that’s been hiding underneath. • Our blend of softening macadamia oil and antioxidant-rich açai berry and elderberry extracts soothes and brightens skin until it gleams. Not suitable for those with rosacea or skin that’s prone to redness.




gradual tanning facial serum

£22 | 30ml | 1YB £21 SAVE £1 | refill 30ml


Whether you want to top up an existing tan or create a subtle sun-kissed glow, this customisable bronzing serum will become your secret weapon. • Plant allo-melanin mimics your skin’s own melanin and creates that warm golden effect. • Topped up with coconut water and aloe vera juice to ensure skin stays dewy in its own right. • A sweet scent from passion fruit extract, which also has antioxidant benefits, means we’ve finally found what we’ve all been looking for – summer in a bottle!

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Sebum production is greater in males than in females . . . and accounts for why they tend to have longer-lasting acne. THE INTERNATIONAL DERMAL INSTITUTE

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Although our skincare products can be used by everyone, we’ve created a range of products that are specifically tailored to male skin.

What’s the difference, we hear you ask? Well, generally male skin is thicker, it’s far more oily, they have larger pores and the skin itself ages at a different rate to female skin. • Men have more active sebaceous glands, and therefore more pores, than women. Both the glands and pores also tend to be larger on men than women. • Adult males are less prone to dry skin than adult females. • Regular shaving tends to mean that male skin can be more stressed and disrupted than female skin. Specially formulated for skin that’s sebum-rich, has visible pores and is generally oily (or for anyone who shaves) these products are designed with men in mind. However, they can be used on anyone with an oily or non-dry complexion. NEW


deep cleansing powder

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LOOK SHARP sensitive shave

£16 | 100ml | 1LS This nourishing product doubles as a shaving lotion and softening beard cream. • Complete with an earthy, sophisticated scent, aloe vera juice and black oat extract work together to soothe and calm any irritation. • Golden jojoba oil conditions hair for a softer beard or super close shave, depending on what look you’re rocking.


LOOK GOOD daily moisturiser

£22 | 50ml | MG This lightweight, fast-absorbing, hydrating facial moisturiser helps you do exactly what it says on the tube. • Vitamin C and caffeine-rich coffee extract recharge dull skin and brighten complexion. • Antioxidant-rich cactus extract protects skin from daily pollution. AW2020 | ISSUE 1 | GLOW | 29




£10 | 250ml | 1EBB This sumptuous pH-balanced body wash – with a rich lather to leave skin feeling clean and refreshed – is the plant-powered alarm clock you’ve been waiting for. • Invigorating scents of eucalyptus, bergamot, cedarwood and black pepper infuse your shower with an earthy, masculine scent. • Gentle coconut cleansers effectively clean. • Guava leaf juice and bamboo water provide a burst of hydration.

"I bought this as a gift for my husband for Christmas, what a gorgeous product. It’s long-lasting as you don't need a huge amount. It smells amazing and feels so smooth when applying, don’t tell him but I have used a little bit! Skin feels and smells great for the whole day. I would say it's great value for money!" HOLLY, TROPIC CUSTOMER

GINGER AND LIME cleansing body pebble

£8 | 130g | MBP The more sustainable way to shower, this zingy, concentrated, eco-friendly body cleanser combines conditioning shea butter with coconut cleansers to create a creamy, refreshing lather. • pH-balanced for optimum skin health. • This pebble is not a soap, it’s a concentrated body wash. • Best paired with our exfoliating Pebble Pouch, see page 43 for details. NEW


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Giving your appearance some attention may feel indulgent, but investing in our skin health is just as important as working out our bodies or sharpening our minds. If we want to stay looking and feeling as young, strong and healthy as we can, we’ve got to give some energy to all three. Here’s a step-by-step plan to help you get the most out of your products so you can experience your best skin yet. STEP 1: Steam your face with a warm Bamboo Face Cloth to soften clogged pores. STEP 2: Cleanse for a minute or so morning and/or night with Clear Slate to remove dirt and excess sebum from clogged pores, before splashing your face with cold water. STEP 3: Shave or soften facial hair using Look Sharp. STEP 4: Moisturise using your Look Good morning and night to hydrate and nourish your complexion. STEP 5: Apply SPF in the morning. See pages 52-53 for facial sun protection products. NEW

GROOM AND GO COLLECTION £35 SAVE £10 | LYBC Our new Groom and Go Collection will be available from November 2020.

For the man who doesn’t let a busy schedule stop him looking his best, this essential skincare collection promotes a cleaner, more refreshed complexion to help you look and feel great, every day. This collection contains: • Clear Slate (60g)

• Bamboo Face Cloth in Slate • Look Good (50ml)

• Recycled cotton travel pouch NEW

GROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT COLLECTION £48 SAVE £23 | GFIC Looking for a complete grooming routine? This entire collection – with nourishing grooming essentials for power showers, clearer complexions, seamless shaves and flawless finishes – offers the perfect regime to help you take on the day. This collection contains: • Clear Slate (60g)

• Bamboo Face Cloth in Slate • Look Sharp (100ml) • Look Good (50ml)

• Eucalyptus, Bergamot and Black Pepper Body Wash (250ml) • Large recycled cotton travel pouch

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Skincare Machine

The tale of our Tamanu Balm, from nut to pot . . .

The Seed of an Idea

There’s a lot of heart packed into this green all-in-one skincare saviour. The initial idea came to our Founder, Susie Ma, after one of our Ambassadors told Susie that she had a scar on her face from a car accident when she was younger. Susie wanted to create a product that could help with skin repair and reduce the appearance of scarring, and so the hunt for powerful plant ingredients began.

Going Green

Indigenous to the islands of French Polynesia, the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean, is a little-known evergreen tree called the tamanu tree. From this tree grow small, sweet-smelling white flowers which produce fleshy fruit the size of an apricot, and it’s within this small fruit that the tamanu tree stores its skin-saving secret. Inside is a nut, which can be pressed to make tamanu oil, an ingredient that’s been used by communities in the Pacific and Polynesian islands for centuries, locally referred to as ‘green gold’. This green oil earned its second name because of its vast skin benefits, possessing anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and antioxidant properties – A’s across the board basically. It also promotes the formation of new skin tissue, and it’s been used as a natural remedy for a whole host of skin ailments in the past. Most of all, these regenerative qualities made it perfect for the balm Susie wanted to create, because it helps to reduce the appearance of scarring.



In an independent external study, using a microscopic HD video, Tamanu Balm was tested for the speed in which it repairs wounded and scratched skin on a cellular level. On the skin cells where Tamanu Balm had been applied, the gaps in cells caused by the scratch came together to heal within 37 hours. The skin cells without Tamanu Balm didn’t fully heal during this time, and were still not healed when the study ended after 48 hours. This exciting study shows that Tamanu Balm is a true skin saviour! 32 | GLOW | ISSUE 1 | AW2020

In The Lab

When Susie was in the lab working on the formulation for Tamanu Balm, she was initially concerned about the green hue and distinct herbal scent from the tamanu oil, but it turned out to be something that makes this skin-nourishing balm uniquely Tropic. We decided to sustainably source our tamanu oil from Madagascar, a melting pot of effective tropical ingredients, where the nuts are gathered by hand, manually air dried and then pressed to harvest the highest quality oil. Alongside tamanu oil’s regenerative abilities, Susie decided to add other ingredients such as raspberry and blackcurrant seed oils to deliver further antioxidant benefits and protect against pollution and free radicals, adding shea and cupuaçu butters to soothe and promote smoother, more supple skin. Not only was the final formulation effective at reducing visible scarring, but it also benefits minor skin scrapes and itchy bug bites too.

Hot To Pot

Once Susie was happy with the formulation, in-house production could begin and the product was launched. Our Tamanu Balm – both the mini and the full-sized version – joined the Tropic range back in 2014, but it’s still freshly made and poured at Tropic HQ today. Once the balm is made, it’s then poured by hand into pots. It has to be heated first using special heat plates, so it’s liquid enough to pour, and then it’s poured into the pots using a funnel. Once poured, it’s then left to cool and set – returning back to the soothing balmy texture – before heading out the door to our customers. This process might sound fiddly, but it’s the best way to ensure the ingredients are as fresh and potent as possible, maintaining the easy-to-apply balmy texture. As with all of our products, our Tamanu Balm is a labour of love. Our Tamanu Balm has been tested for babies over six months, making it the perfect skincare saviour for the whole family!

Scan the QR code to see the results of this study in action.



We asked Tropic Founder and CEO, Susie Ma, her top tips for complexion perfection _ notepads at the ready, everyone! POWER POWDER

Our cleansing powder Clear Skies has transformed my complexion and my evening cleansing routine. Once I've steamed and cleansed my face with Smoothing Cleanser and a Bamboo Face Cloth, I then add water to Clear Skies and massage it into any clogged pores on my T-zone for at least a minute as a secondary cleanse. Then, after I've cleansed, I splash cold water on my face ten times to cool and tighten the skin. Voilá, my skin feels super clean and smooth.


There’s a reason it’s called beauty sleep! My skin always looks its best when I’m well-rested and have had my eight+ hours of undisturbed sleep. This is the starting point for great skin; it doesn’t matter what you put on your face if you’re not sleeping enough.


Keeping skin hydrated is the key to that dewy, youthful glow we all strive for. I try to keep my skin hydrated inside and out by drinking lots of water, applying ingredients like hyaluronic acid, avoiding prolonged hot water on my face and exfoliating too rigorously. Our Vitamin Toner and Rainforest Dew serum are my go-to products for when my skin needs a good drink of hydration!


I’m a big fan of an at-home facial massage, and it’s something I regularly try to make part of my skincare routine, even if it’s just two minutes. I use either of our oils – Super Greens or Elixir – and massage them into my face, neck and décolletage to help stimulate lymphatic drainage and blood circulation. Trust me, it works, that’s why your skin looks so good after stepping out of a facial.


I take probiotics every day and eat fermented foods like kimchi regularly. Research has shown that because our gut and skin are our primary interface with the external environment, both are uniquely related in purpose and function. So, a healthy gut equals healthy skin!


Most of us who are skincare savvy have a serum as part of our daily routine, but the way we apply it impacts its results. It’s tempting to rub serums into skin, like an oil or moisturiser, but try gently pressing instead for optimal absorption of all those nourishing ingredients.


I try not to towel dry my face to keep moisture on my skin for as long as possible! After cleansing, I simply let my skin air dry as I brush my teeth, or I gently pat my face until dry. Try this for noticeably more hydrated skin!


Regularly cleaning any tools that come into contact with your face is essential for good skin health – nobody wants bacteria from their bathroom or makeup bag on their skin! I always clean my Bamboo Face Cloth with our Signature Hand Wash before I use it, and clean my makeup brushes regularly too.

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When temperatures drop, there are certain ingredients in our skincare routines that should be on the up. By Elizabeth Kennedy

There’s no denying that we Brits are obsessed with summer. We draw it out as long as possible, allowing its presence to impact plans, conversations and moods. From the shy whispers of sunshine on our first jumper-free day in April, all the way up to the final unexpected heatwave of September. It’s an ironic trait, considering we’re world-renowned for having summers that are – at the best of times – unpredictable. Perhaps that’s exactly why though. A British summer is like the first sip of your favourite drink; delicious, tantalising and it always leaves you wanting more. We enjoy our first taste of heat, the kind that makes you dig out last year’s swimwear (only to wonder why you no longer have a set that matches) and has you pondering whether open water swimming really is for you after all. However, as quickly as it arrives, it’s gone, leaving us longing for that euphoric feeling of warmth for the next few months. Even the sun shyers, the hat wearers and garden grumblers can't deny that it brings a certain electric quality to the country’s mood. It’s a seasonal hopefulness that leaves us feeling a little sad when it’s over. When pumpkins start piling up in supermarket aisles, the promise of a long, hazy summer – reminiscent of the rosey, ice lolly-coated school holidays of childhood – dances drearily out of reach for another long winter. Some of us feel a jolt of excitement at the prospect of being able to pile on more than two layers, the warming sensation of a Pumpkin Spice Latté (again with the pumpkins) and the prospect of the holy grail of winter wishes – a white Christmas. Others hunker down, stockpile on vitamin D tablets and wonder why humans haven’t evolved to join their fellow mammalian friends in the process of hibernation. I personally sit very much in the second camp. That being said, what does make the winter more bearable is knowing that we don’t have to sacrifice our healthy skin to its icy clutches, as long as we’re supplementing our skincare routines with as much nourishing goodness as possible. So, whether you’re a fellow cold-phobe like me or you relish the prospect of ice skating and chilly walks – but still want to fortify your skin’s defences – we’ve picked out five ingredients to help boost your complexion as temperatures start to drop.

Aloe Vera

This refreshing plant extract is one we often associate with summer, with its cooling properties making it an effective addition to aftersun and sun care products. However, its hydrating, antioxidant and soothing abilities have earned it a spot on our list of winter-proof ingredients as well. Nina Goad, British Association of Dermatologists, notes that “prolonged wet weather can strip the skin’s barrier function” (ScienceDaily). This can lead to greater transepidermal water loss, and so ingredients such as aloe vera that work to rehydrate the skin are essential in maintaining that oh-so-coveted bounce. 34 | GLOW | ISSUE 1 | AW2020

Rosehip Oil

First of all, this golden oil looks like summer in a bottle, making it a perfect pick-me-up for when the sun sets just a few hours after lunchtime. It’s extracted from rosehip seeds, and comes packed full of omega oils, to moisturise and soothe skin, and antioxidants such as vitamins A, C and E, to brighten and protect in equal measure. It’s also effective at soothing the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis, two conditions the winter can play havoc with due to a more rapid change in temperature between inside and outside (National Eczema Association).

Coconut Oil

A rich source of fatty acids, coconut oil has occlusive benefits for our skin and traps moisture – something we need more of in cooler temperatures. “Winter poses a special problem because humidity is low both outdoors and indoors, and the water content of the epidermis (the outermost layer of skin) tends to reflect the level of humidity around it” (Harvard Medical School). That’s why we often experience dryness or the ‘winter itch’ during long periods of cold temperatures. Coconut oil assists our epidermis by reducing transepidermal water loss to keep our skin nice and hydrated (National Center For Biotechnology Information).

Vitamin E

This ingredient has been around in skincare for a while, but there’s a reason it’s stood the test of time. If we’re being really technical, the term vitamin E actually refers to a group of oil-soluble antioxidants, but tocopherol is the variety you’re likely to see in skincare products. Cold air can leave our skin feeling irritated and dry, but vitamin E is a natural anti-inflammatory and works hard to soothe and calm our skin (Oregon State University). Its antioxidant benefits are also even more of a necessity in winter, as cold air has been shown to lead to higher pollution levels (Accu Weather). Vitamin E works to protect our skin from these increased pollution levels and free radicals – which scavenge electrons from atoms in our skin – by providing an extra electron and preventing damage.

Vitamin C

Like vitamin E, vitamin C also has powerful antioxidant benefits. Aside from its ability to protect our skin from free radical and pollution damage, there are a fair few reasons why this ingredient has become a beauty buzzword and made its way onto our list of sub-zero heroes. Skin can look duller during the winter, caused by the dryness and moisture-loss we’ve already talked about, but vitamin C has been proven to effectively brighten and even skin tone (Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology), so your skin keeps on glowing strong!



Want to see which of our products contain these sub-zero heroes? You can search by ingredient on our website.

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inning workout moves to leave your face feeling ace. By Elizabeth Kennedy

Whether you’re a dedicated yogi, HIIT enthusiast or nothing gets you more excited than the prospect of a ten mile run (or you’re the elite among us who loves all three), you might find there’s one very important part of your body that you’ve been neglecting in your weekly workout regime – your face! With over forty muscles – a hefty number when you consider there are approximately 650 muscles in our bodies overall – our faces can greatly benefit from exercise and training, especially when a lot of these facial muscles are rarely used in everyday life. The concept of facial workouts isn’t a new one, with dermatologists and facialists alike factoring them into their treatments for decades, but the at-home facial workout started to take the beauty mainstream by storm last year. With different workout moves to tone, reduce fine lines, increase blood circulation, release muscle tension and more, there’s a whole menu to choose from when it comes to putting our faces through their paces. But how do we know if we’re doing them right, and – more importantly – do they actually work? Well, as with all workouts, if you want results the trick is consistency. Just like doing one run won’t make you the next Dina Asher-Smith (although realistically no amount of running is going to do that, but a girl can dream) one facial workout isn’t going to give you your perfect visage. Seeing as we all know that workouts are easier to stick to when they’re efficient, quick and workable around our busy schedules, the same should go for keeping our face fit, right? That’s why we asked aesthetics doctor, Dr Amel Ibrahim, for her top facial exercises that can be repeated with ease on a weekly basis, wherever you are. Remember, just as you would in the gym, be sure to count those reps!

We asked Elizabeth what makes her feel empowered. Spending time with all of the incredible women in my life who challenge me, support me and most of all, make me laugh (a lot).

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To reduce any puffiness in the neck area and make your neck appear more refined, Dr Ibrahim has two workout moves to try.

• Use your index or ring finger (whichever is more comfortable) on both sides and you’re essentially going to make a ‘u’ shape underneath each eye.

• Start by tilting your head up to raise your chin, then push the tip of your tongue against the roof of your mouth. • Hold your tongue there for two or three seconds, then relax. • Repeat this ten times.

• Repeat this movement ten times per eye.

Step 1: Neck in Check

Repeating this action works to tighten the muscles under your jaw, helping to reduce the appearance of a double chin and make the neck look more taut over time. Once you’ve done your ten repetitions, you can move onto the massage. You can use your hands or a Gua Sha tool for this bit, but you’ll need a facial oil or a moisturiser – we recommend our Super Greens or Elixir. • Once again, flex your neck by raising your chin. • Apply a few drops of oil or moisturiser to the neck area. • Starting from the edge of your jawline with your fingertips or Gua Sha, move in firm strokes down towards your chest on either side of your neck. • Repeat this ten times. This action helps with lymphatic drainage, dislodges any excess fluid and also stimulates blood circulation to the skin.

Step 2: Eyes on the Prize

When it comes to the eye area, Dr Ibrahim cautions that the skin here is incredibly delicate, so be careful not to tug excessively during this workout, which is designed to help reduce the appearance of puffiness around the eyes. The only kit you’ll need is your fingertips and an eye cream or serum.

• Start where your brow bone begins, then gently move downwards until you reach the cheeks and then curve upwards to your outer eye and brow bone.

Step 3: Power Pout

More defined and volumised lips? Yes please. Dr Ibrahim showed us an equipment-free workout to work the orbicularis oris muscle, which is the one that forms the bulk of the lips.

Step 1

• Start with a smile.

• As you smile, purse your lips together.

• Then blow out some air through your lips. • Repeat ten times.

With this move, always smile first. This stops you from pushing your lips forward – in a similar motion to drinking from a bottle – and avoids forming any vertical lines.

Step 4: Cheek Cardio

When it comes to achieving a fuller, more youthful-looking face, Dr Ibrahim advises that the cheeks are where it’s at. Working your cheek muscles regularly increases them in size to lift the middle and lower face. Once again you’ll need a moisturiser or facial oil for this one. Apply your moisturiser or facial oil. • Take your ring and middle finger on each hand, and use them to move along your cheekbones on both sides of the face. • Start at the tip of your ear lobe and then use repeated gentle, upwards flicking motions as you move inwards to the nose.

Step 2

Step 3

• Repeat this ten times on each side.

If you have a Tropic Eye Work, you could use its cooling tip to perform this workout too.

Step 4

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hy curating and investing in your skincare regime merits the same attention as your wardrobe. By Jan Masters Don’t get me wrong. I’ve always loved fashion. The out-there runway shows, the tucked-away vintage stores, the impulse-buy bargains. I lap up costume dramas (for the costumes) and fashion exhibitions to find out who wore what when. I’ve mixed. I’ve matched. And made a few brave statements that have earned satisfying compliments. But I’ve long kept in mind one thing. No matter how great my outfit might be, what people tend to remember is if I looked well. More precisely, whether I was fresh of face or drained and tired. Whether there was lightness in my spirit or heaviness in my heart. The rest is window dressing. Your skin, then, is equivalent to the most individual item of clothing you possess, and more literally, the one you never take off. So it’s a no-brainer to treat it with respect. After all, it’s part of your body’s first line of defence against infection. Keeps you warm. Cools you down. Performs a zillion processes 24/7, while cushioning you against life’s hard knocks. But while investing in skincare makes sense, this doesn’t mean rushing to the most expensive maybe-miracle in a jar. It’s about finding products that deliver results you can appreciate, with textures and scents you enjoy. Just as fashion’s concept of calculating ‘cost per wear’ and ‘cost per compliment’ can indicate return on investment, so can 38 | GLOW | ISSUE 1 | AW2020

considering how many applications your skincare serves up and how many “you look well’s” you receive. (Note: saying it to yourself counts as well.) The fashion analogy extends to the idea of creating a skincare ‘wardrobe’, starting with the three S’s: the staples, the specials and the seasonals. The staples are like your jeans, jackets and white Ts, so think cleansers, toners and moisturisers. The specials, such as smart pieces and party numbers, are the serums and masks. The seasonals (warm jumpers, light cottons) are products that you might toggle between depending on conditions, from rich balms and oils to cooling formulations. But the value of skincare doesn’t end there. The daily ritual can be almost meditative, something calming you can rely on, regardless of the madness swirling around you. Those mirror moments offer an opportunity to both prep for the day and reflect on the day – like having a conversation with yourself. I was reminded of this truth during the summer. Our next door neighbour throughout my childhood always looked beautiful in an understated way. Gaye had red hair. Clear skin. Was softly spoken and kind to everyone. She had three sons and lived a long, elegant life before she recently passed away. In her eulogy, we learned she played cricket at club level. She worked in the cosmetics halls of London and Surrey stores. She was always telling her six

Yet somehow it didn’t seem out of place because for Gaye, her passion for skincare and makeup wasn’t about vanity. It was shorthand for encouraging self-care and the part it can play in raising self-esteem. The fact she always looked so immaculate, whether she was partying or pitching up at the crease, was her way of demonstrating not just respect for herself, but for the occasion and others. Now, more than ever, the value of your skincare also relates to choosing a brand whose ethos resonates with you – one that aligns with your evolving lifestyle. Just as we’re seeing the error of our unethical ways in fashion, so too are we demanding social responsibility from beauty brands. We want ingredients that aren’t likely to irritate or harm our health or the environment – and given the nowenormous interest in the food we put into our bodies, it follows that we’re caring more about what we’re putting onto our skin too.

We asked Jan what makes her feel empowered.

Looking at a map of the world and remembering wild places I have had the privilege of experiencing, so far away, yet always so close to my heart.

granddaughters to “cleanse, tone and moisturise” which, let’s be honest, isn’t a lesson you expect to learn at a funeral.

However, what one brand means by ‘clean’, ‘green’ or ‘natural’ may differ from another. Being invested in interpreting the buzzwords might mean scrutinising a brand’s environmental credentials – such as carbon neutral certification – how much (or rather, how little) waste it sends to landfill and whether it offers recyclable, biodegradable or refillable packaging. And to find a cruelty-free brand, you’ll be checking out adherence to programmes such as Leaping Bunny (, as well as registration with organisations such as PETA and The Vegan Society. If skincare with plant-based ingredients is a core value, it’s good to know products can be innovative and effective. For instance, Kalahari melon seed oil (a nod to Tropic’s Eye Dream) is rich in skin-loving essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Not only that, this drought-resistant crop brings positive ecological, economic and social advantages to where it’s cultivated. Be aware, though, that being natural doesn’t automatically bestow an unassailable halo. If you grow and harvest a whole plant, simply to obtain a tiny extract, or cultivate an in-demand natural raw material that escalates deforestation, that’s clearly failing on the sustainability front, which is why sometimes, creating a nature-identical ingredient in a lab can also be an eco-conscious route. The bottom line is that it has become incumbent upon brands that benefit from the world’s abundant and biodiverse areas to demonstrate an awareness that these habitats need protecting and get behind projects that are committed to that aim, while ensuring the local communities are supported in sustainable agriculture, with fairer access to education. When knowledge of conservation is converted to meaningful contribution, that’s when the value of skincare multiplies and radiates – when beauty really does become more than skin deep.


Looking to invest in your skin but don’t know where to begin? Our Skincare Discovery Kit includes compact, mini versions of Smoothing Cleanser (50ml), Vitamin Toner (30ml), Skin Feast (20ml), plus our Rainforest Dew (5ml) and a Bamboo Face Cloth – all in a handy travel-friendly pouch. You can even add a Mini Tamanu Balm and make a saving! • travel-sized

• daily essentials

£28 Without Mini Tamanu Balm

scented | SDKHS



scented | SDKT

unscented | SDKU

With Mini Tamanu Balm unscented | SDKUT

Jan Masters is an award-winning journalist who has written for Vogue, Elle, Tatler and was previously Editor of Harrods Magazine. AW2020 | ISSUE 1 | GLOW | 39



BODY SMOOTH refreshing polish

£24 | 200ml | 1BSL

Drumroll please, because this was our first ever product. Created by founder Susie when she was 15, it’s a throwback to her time spent in Cairns, Australia where she made it in her mum’s kitchen using local ingredients. • Full of mineral-rich sea salts to buff away dead skin. • Golden jojoba and macadamia oils deeply soften and moisturise for polished, smooth skin. • To top it all off, an invigorating blend of lemon myrtle, bergamot, lime and eucalyptus essential oils make this body scrub pure indulgence in a jar.

"This is the best body scrub I have ever used! It’s so soft and smoothing, skin feels wonderful after using it and the little spoon is the perfect amount!" DENISE, TROPIC CUSTOMER


resurfacing body lotion

£28 | 200ml | PSK

Add an Exfoliating Mitt for free! | PS Getting rid of any lumps, rough texture and redness, this lightweight body lotion employs plant AHAs and pomegranate enzymes to dissolve away dead skin cells, so your skin becomes smooth and radiant. • Mouthwatering noni and papaya fruit extracts provide your skin with an antioxidant boost and leave you smelling delicious. • Works even better when paired with an Exfoliating Mitt to help buff away any follicle-blocking bacteria and keratin protein (the cause of keratosis pilaris).


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WHIPPED BODY VELVET intensely rich buttermelt

£28 | 200ml | 1WBV

Whipped to perfection, this fluffy, rich, luxurious mousse melts at body temperature, gliding seamlessly onto skin to provide long-lasting hydration. • A nourishing blend of Madagascan rarabe butter, baobab oil and vitamin E cocoons your body in softness. • Coconut and Tahitian and Bourbon vanilla extracts smell like buttercream icing, offering a decadent sweet treat for your senses.

Every Tropic purchase helps to fund education for children living in some of the world's most remote communities through our partnership with United World Schools. Scan the QR code to read more about our partnership.


firming buttercream

£20 | 250ml | 1BA

Smoothing, hydrating and firming, it’s the ultimate post-shower nourishment your body is asking for. • Blended with intensely nourishing shea, illipe and cupuaçu butters. • Pink peppercorn and sea kelp extracts firm and tone skin. • With coconut oil and lemon essential oils to make this silky buttercream an all-round mood-booster from the moment you squeeze it out of the tube.

"I absolutely love this. It smells wonderful, it sinks into my skin and a little goes a long way. I bought it because I had very itchy legs and really dry skin. For the first time in years my legs feel smooth and silky." JULIE, TROPIC CUSTOMER

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OH MY BODY WASH £10 | 250ml


Try our creamy body washes with a luscious lather to leave skin clean and refreshed. • Formulated with gentle, natural cleansers from coconuts. • Guava and bamboo water refresh and hydrate skin. • pH-balanced for sensitive skin. Available scents:

Jasmine, Neroli and Vetivert | 1JNV

Mangosteen, Thyme and Mandarin | 1MTM Wild Mint, Lime and Pineapple | 1WLP

Frangipani, Star Anise and Tiare Flower | 1FST


Enjoy all four zesty, exotic and indulgent fragrances of your favourite body washes on the go in this mini collection, complete with an organic cotton bag. Whether you’re sliding into the soft warmth of your slippers, or opting for an exposed toe on an evening out, make sure your feet are primed and ready for keeping you steady.

OCEAN FIZZ foot soak

£6 | 100g | 1WB

A refreshing, effervescent foot soak, with sea salt, eucalyptus oil and coconut coir fibres, to thoroughly soften and prepare feet for polishing.


An innovative, foaming cleansing pebble, with white sands from Bora Bora and volcanic ash from Tahiti, to buff away rough skin.


An intensive softening treatment, with aspen bark extract and nourishing plant butters, for feet in need of TLC.

A WALK ON THE BEACH foot collection



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Go box-free and save £2 | 1WC This collection contains: • Ocean Fizz (100g)

• Polishing Foot Pebble (130g)

• Repairing Foot Remedy (80ml) All beautifully packaged in one of our sleek, classic collection boxes. 42 | GLOW | ISSUE 1 | AW2020


soothing deodorant and antiperspirant cream

£10 | 80ml | 1XA

For fresh underarms all day long, this effective formula not only keeps sweat under control, but helps to repair and soothe delicate skin. • Bisabolol and vitamin E-rich oatmeal help to calm irritation, while shea butter nourishes and conditions skin. • With a citrusy fresh scent from gingergrass, tea tree and pink grapefruit essential oils. This product contains naturally-derived, safe aluminium salts known as aluminium chlorohydrate. This is the most effective ingredient at preventing sweat reaching the skin’s surface. Based on a thorough review of all the research available, and the recommendations of Cancer Research UK, The American Cancer Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK, it's completely safe.

As a Think Dirty verified brand, our ingredients and products have been carefully reviewed across our range.


Scan the QR code to find out more.


Introducing our concentrated, eco-friendly body cleanser, with conditioning shea butter and delicious coconut extracts. Available scents: Original | 1Z

Creamy Colada | CC

Sweet Bellini | SB

Zesty Mojito | ZM



Available from November 2020

• A handy pouch to keep your Cleansing Body Pebbles in, for storage while in the shower or taking them with you on the go! • Use the pouch to exfoliate with while washing with your Cleansing Body Pebble inside for the ultimate lathery experience. • Made from natural sisal fibres derived from the agave plant.

TOP TIP! To ensure your pebble and pouch dry properly

in between uses, be sure to hang them up in your bathroom. AW2020 | ISSUE 1 | GLOW | 43

A bath should be only just hotter than body temperature (37 DEGREES CELSIUS) any hotter and your heart starts to work harder. So try to resist high heat in the tub! The Telegraph

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...and Relax LUXURY BATH FOAM £18 | 260ml £27 SAVE £9 | refill 520ml

Like drizzling paradise into your bathtub, our 100% natural Luxury Bath Foams blend macadamia oil to condition skin, aloe vera extract to deeply hydrate and gentle coconut extracts to provide a soothing, sumptuous blanket of bubbles for ultimate relaxation. All you have to decide now is which scent is your favourite! 520ml refills part of our return five, get one free initiative. Refills available from November 2020.

Available scents: Tahitian Vanilla and Coconut | 1TVC refill | RFTV NEW

Passion Fruit and Ginger Lily | 2TVC

refill | 2TVCR NEW

Monoi and Orange Flower | 3TVC

refill | 3TVCR

"The most luxurious bubble bath I have ever used, the scent is beautiful and always leaves my skin feeling amazing. " EMMA, TROPIC CUSTOMER

LUXURY BODY OIL £28 | 150ml

Awaken or soothe your way to the skin of your dreams, with a luxury body oil that also enhances your mood.


• A lightweight, fast absorbing blend of grape seed, apricot kernel, borage and macadamia oils to deeply nourish skin. • With a zesty, uplifting blend of premium distilled bergamot, mandarin, lime leaf and neroli essential oils. • To bring a touch of elegance to your bathroom shelf, a hand inserted skeletal leaf is suspended within the bottle.


• A rich, indulgent and deeply nourishing blend of argan, buriti, golden jojoba and coconut oils. • With a soothing bouquet of frangipani, ylang ylang, tiare and geranium flower essential oils blended with earthy notes of sandalwood and cedarwood oils. • Complete with a real golden everlasting flower suspended inside, it’s an indulgent, sensorial feast. AW2020 | ISSUE 1 | GLOW | 45



Sleeping well is the cornerstone of good health, including our minds, bodies and of course, our skin. An indulgent, soothing bedtime routine is essential to help us switch off from the stresses of our schedules, and allows us to recuperate from the pace of daily life. Here to make drifting off to dreamland easier, our selection of So Sleepy products all have a unique, carefully selected blend of seven premium distilled essential oils, including lavender, rose geranium, rosewood, chamomile, frankincense, rosemary and eucalyptus. Together, these sleep-inducing aromas work to calm anxiety, promote mental clarity and soothe the senses, for a relaxing scent that you’ll soon come to associate with a dreamy night’s sleep. So, if you’re in need of a soothing, silent moment with a sleepy Tropic twist – cuddle up to these products and let them transport you to a place of calm.

SO SLEEPY pillow mist

£20 | 70ml | 1SPM £19 SAVE £1 | refill 70ml


• Spritz for sweet dreams and a peaceful night’s sleep. • This soothing mist is alcohol-free.

In an independent clinical study on 56 volunteers who suffer from insomnia or other sleep disorders... 70% of testers agreed their overall sleep quality improved in just 4 weeks

Testers’ scores improved by 33% on the London Sleep Centre scoring pattern after just 7 days of use Testers’ skin elasticity also improved by 12.5% from the increased sleep they experienced 2020

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luxury bath foam

£18 | 260ml | 4TVC £27 SAVE £9 | refill 520ml


520ml refill part of our return five, get one free initiative.

This travel-sized trio, containing mini versions of some of our sleepy favourites, will help you press the pause button, wherever you are.

Refill available from November 2020.

This collection contains:

• This decadent, 100% natural bubble bath provides the ultimate pre-bed relaxation.

• So Sleepy Pillow Mist (30ml)

• Macadamia oil conditions skin, while aloe vera extract deeply hydrates and gentle coconut extracts create a soothing blanket of bubbles to leave your skin feeling delightfully soft as you nestle into your duvet.

"This product is by far my favourite from the Tropic range. It smells absolutely wonderful and with every use, I am guaranteed a great night's sleep! It’s got a strong scent of lavender which makes me feel so relaxed."

• So Sleepy Temple Balm (10ml) • Unwind Hand Creambalm (20ml)



Here’s how you can get the most out of your So Sleepy products and enjoy a peaceful bedtime routine. • Enjoy a long soak in the tub with your Luxury Bath Foam, accompanied by your favourite pre-bed playlist. • Spritz your Pillow Mist on your pillow before climbing into bed. • Ditch the blue light – put phones and devices away. • Pop some Temple Balm on your temples and inner wrists.

• Massage your Creambalm into your hands, cup them over your nose and inhale the soothing, aromatherapeutic haven you’ve created.

• Now lose yourself in a book before drifting off.


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Luxurious, nourishing butters of illipe, cupuaçu and shea are blended with softening macadamia and repairing tamanu oils to create this indulgent, rich Hand Creambalm. Available in three carefully selected blends of premium distilled essential oils to enhance your mood. Unwind | RB1

Wild lavender, chamomile and frankincense restore inner calm. Recharge | RB2

Let ginger, lime peel and peppermint energise your senses. Uplift | RB3

Jasmine, yuzu and wild mango promote a sense of well-being.


A fast-absorbing, hydrating cream to help protect and repair hard-working hands. • Soothing oat milk and olive squalane provide instant dry skin relief. • Papaya and mango extracts brighten skin, restoring a youthful appearance to your hands. • With mandarin, bergamot and lime essential oils for an uplifting aroma with every application.


The most luxurious nail oil you'll ever use. A silky blend of sweet almond, borage, may chang and grapefruit oils promote your healthiest nails and cuticles yet.

NAIL BLOCK define and shine

£5 | 1VB

File, shape, smooth and buff your nails to perfection with this 4-sided nail care must-have.

THE PERFECT TOUCH hand and nail collection




Go box-free and save £2 | PTC Give hardworking hands some well deserved TLC with this trio of pampering treats. Buff and strengthen nails before letting the intensely hydrating hand cream do the rest. This collection contains:

• Superfood Hand Therapy (80ml) • Organic Nail Nectar (10ml) • Nail Block

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All beautifully packaged in one of our sleek, classic collection boxes.



SIGNATURE HAND WASH £16 | 180ml | 1SHW £24 SAVE £8 | refill 360ml


Naturally antibacterial Australian lemon myrtle and bergamot essential oils give this pH-balanced hand wash our signature scent, while coconut cleansers keep your family’s hands clean and soft. Signature Hand Wash Refill Pouch part of our return five, get one free initiative. Discover more at


Shea butter and macadamia oil thoroughly nourish hands and cuticles, while our signature essential oils give this fast-absorbing lotion a mouthwateringly tropical scent. Both our Hand Lotion and Hand Wash kill 99.9% of germs.



SAVE £12


This is a gift box-free collection. The cleansing power couple every bathroom needs. This collection contains:

• Signature Hand Wash (180ml)

• Signature Hand Lotion (180ml) NEW

KEEP IT CLEAN hand sanitiser

£6 | 50ml | HHS A pocket-sized, yet powerful sanitising gel to keep your hands clean and safe wherever you are. We’re also donating all of the profits from this new Hand Sanitiser to the Trussell Trust, whose mission is to stop UK hunger and poverty by supporting a network of food banks that help people in crisis. • Contains 70% alcohol to kill 99.9% of germs. • With uplifting and anti-bacterial lemon myrtle essential oil.


We believe every NHS key worker is vital to ensure the smooth running of our society in times of need. That’s why we distributed 50,000 hand sanitisers across 13 hospitals at the height of lockdown. Staff from 7 of these hospitals also received 18,000 Calm Balms alongside a pair of cotton gloves, to provide even deeper nourishment for those hard-working hands.

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TAILORED We like our tan to suggest a few mutually flirtatious exchanges with glistening poolsides, the snatching of a warm kiss from the sun, which is why our glow-enhancing range of tanning products will help you achieve a subtle, natural post-holiday radiance whatever the season.

SUMMER GODDESS shimmering body oil

£28 | 150ml | 1SGSL A nourishing body oil infused with ultra fine golden shimmer. Smooth onto your collarbones, shoulders, arms and legs to feel like a bronzed goddess. • With virgin coconut and golden jojoba oils to nourish and add radiance to your skin. • Scents from Tahitian and Bourbon vanilla keep you smelling delicious.


gradual tanning lotion

£20 | 200ml | 1NSS

A gradual-build, nourishing self-tan lotion, to mimic the colour of your own melanin. • Created using patented technology plant allo-melanin, clinically proven to outperform traditional tanning agents. • With mango butter and beetroot amino acids to smooth, hydrate and prepare skin for a flawless sun-kissed glow.

INSTANT GLOW perfecting leg serum

£14 | 100ml | MIGN

A must-have instant bronzing serum for totally flawless legs. • Natural caramel and gold shimmer particles instantly boost skin’s luminosity. • Enriched with repairing arnica extract to reduce the appearance of bruises and scars, with coffee butter and vitamin E to tone and rejuvenate your skin.


overnight tanning mousse

£32 | 150ml | SU

Add Tanning Mitt for free! | 1SDT An innovative, overnight, fast-acting tanning mousse with a handy pump to give you an effortlessly sun-kissed glow by morning. • Plant allo-melanin mimics the colour of your skin to provide a perfectly tailored tan. • Antioxidant-rich kiwi fruit water gives you healthy-looking, hydrated, radiant skin all over. IMPROVED


Now dual-sided and velvety soft for flawless application.

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If you’re wanting to top up your tan, you need to take a little trip to destination exfoliation first! Although it makes the tanning process a little longer, lots of dry skin will hinder your chances of achieving an even coverage and your desired natural look from your tailored tanning products. Use our Exfoliating Mitt as the perfect skin primer and notice the difference for yourself!


shimmering body oil

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Our reef-safe, broad-spectrum sun care range spans multiple products, which are all blended in the UK, combining both mineral and safe synthetic sun filters to keep your skin safe. As well as the ingredients that protect your skin from the sun, we’ve included a whole host of natural, nourishing vitamins and plant extracts in every product to help boost your skin’s health too.

No matter your lifestyle or skin type, we’ve got you covered. • Reef-safe

• Broad spectrum protection • Smooth application



facial UV defence

£24 SAVE £2.66 | 40ml £10 | 15ml • Antioxidant-rich hibiscus extract defends the skin against free radical damage. • Banana flower extract calms any irritation, while multi-molecular weight hyaluronic acid delivers long-lasting hydration. • Perfect on its own or as a primer under makeup. Return five empties of any sun care products and receive a 15ml Sun Day for free! Discover more at To see codes head to page 98.

SPF 50+

SUN STICK £20 | 17g

• Great for sun care on the go, it tops up protection on sun damage-prone areas such as the shoulders and forehead. • With organic tamanu and cottonseed oils to nourish and anti-inflammatory marshmallow root extract to soothe. Safety tested for babies over six months. SPF 50


tinted facial sun cream

£24 | 40ml

Light/Medium Medium/Dark • A tinted, mineral facial sunscreen to provide dewy coverage, it’s ideal for anyone who wants their SPF to double as a sheer foundation. • Passion flower oil extract, high in omega 6, retains skin’s natural moisture, while vitamin E deeply nourishes. • Australian aniseed myrtle and wild hibiscus flower extract fight free radical damage for younger-looking skin. Want to know more about our sun care range? Check out our blog by scanning the QR codes. 52 | GLOW | ISSUE 1 | AW2020

"Reading the ingredient labels can be intimidating, with chemicals that have strange industry names and multiple titles. The PL+S certification makes it easier for Tropic customers to quickly identify that their products do not contain chemicals that can be serious ecological pollutants." Dr. Craig Downs, eco-toxicologist

All of our sunscreen products are Protect Land + Sea certified.


SPF 30

SPF 50

GREAT BARRIER sun lotion

£28 | 200ml £18 SPF 50 | 100ml • This fast-absorbing lotion combines both mineral and safe synthetic sun filters. • Glides onto skin, leaving you with zero white cast and maximum protection. • Green algae extract protects against pollution, while vitamin E repairs skin and soothing coconut extracts provide a mouthwatering, tropical scent. • Ideal for anyone who has sensitive to normal skin or a darker skin tone. SPF 15

SPF 30

SPF 50

SKIN SHADE sun cream

£28 | 200ml £18 SPF 50 | 100ml • Full mineral, water-resistant protection. • Exotic kahai and roucou oils keep skin soft and nourished. • Antioxidant-rich extracts from Australian kakadu and Illawarra plum protect the skin from free radicals. • Perfect for super sensitive or reactive skin.


cooling aftersun lotion

£22 SAVE £2 | 200ml £12 | 100ml

• A deeply soothing, super-cooling lotion. • Hydrating aloe vera juice and soothing menthol cool sun-damaged skin. • Jojoba oil and vitamin E work to repair skin, while bisabolol and eucalyptus leave it feeling rejuvenated. AW2020 | ISSUE 1 | GLOW | 53


Our hair care range is one of our most award-winning ranges to date, with 17 awards and counting.


L ove

NOURISHING HAIR CLEANSER £18 | 250ml | 1NHC Add Scalp Massager for just £5!




• Cleansing

• Hydrating

• Strengthening You might be familiar with the way our best-selling Smoothing Cleanser cleans your skin without foaming, well, this revolutionary product provides the same nourishing, cleansing experience for your hair and scalp. pH-balanced, detergent-free and super conditioning, this hair cleanser has been specially developed for sensitive scalps and dry, frizzy, thick or coloured hair, to gently cleanse and nourish. It’s found its perfect match with our Scalp Massager (see the next page) too, which helps to cleanse the harder to reach areas of your scalp to lift dirt and excess sebum away, stimulate follicles to boost hair growth and also provide a relaxing shower treat. • Packed full of lock-loving ingredients like macadamia oil to restore dry and brittle hair. • Arginine helps to shield hair from the damaging effects of colouring and bleaching, prolonging your colour. • Pro-vitamin B5 to promote vitality – you’ll have your shine back in no time.


CLARIFYING HAIR WASH £16 | 250ml | 1CHW • Cleansing

• Refreshing • Lathering

This effective, pH-balanced hair wash has been specially formulated to cleanse and refresh oily and thin hair from root to tip. • It works by using coconut derived cleansers to lift dirt and remove buildup. • Aloe vera juice and babassu extract work their botanical magic to soothe the scalp and strengthen and nourish hair. Its super concentrated, light consistency means a little goes a long way, so you can treat your tresses that bit more! AW2020 | ISSUE 1 | GLOW | 55


deep conditioning treatment

£18 | 200ml | 1HFD

• Moisture-replenishing • Strengthening

• Shine-boosting This deep conditioning treatment is packed full of nourishing plant proteins to feed your hair with everything it needs to shine. With continued use, the proteins strengthen hair to make it more manageable, helping to tame frizz and flyaways for the low maintenance, ‘I woke up like this’ locks we all dream about. • Fatty acid-rich murumuru butter fortifies the hair. • Nourishing oils of jojoba, maracuja and tamanu smooth and soften every strand. Whether you use this product as a daily treatment or overnight mask, we can guarantee you’ll have the hair toss nailed.

HAIR SMOOTH radiance oil

£24 | 75ml | 1HSR Radiance oil? We can hear your locks saying yes please already. This light, versatile styling oil softens, nourishes and tames hair, leaving it looking extra shiny and soft after every application. You can apply it to wet hair and rinse off after twenty minutes for a shine-enhancing treatment, smooth on before you wash for extra nourishment, or apply to ends before and after styling for a sleek finish. Now for the radiance part; it’s all in the oils! • Abyssinian oil contains a high percentage of omega fatty acids to deeply penetrate the hair and improve manageability. • Maracuja oil – aka passionfruit seed oil – promotes a glossy, shiny appearance. • Our good friend tamanu oil works to repair and restore.

To top it all off, essential oils of lime, cedarwood, rose geranium and sweet orange give this luscious oil a delicious, uplifting scent that’ll leave you dreaming of summer every time you swish your head. All of our hair care products are silicone-free and contain biodegradable ingredients, making them environmentally-safe! 56 | GLOW | ISSUE 1 | AW2020



Treat your tresses to a nourishing routine that will leave your head happy and your locks luscious. • Wash your hair with Clarifying Hair Wash or Nourishing Hair Cleanser and use the Scalp Massager to gently lift dirt, stimulate blood flow and help you to unwind.

TOP TIP: if you have particularly oily hair, then we’d recommend opting for our Hair Wash.

• Once rinsed, apply Hair Feast to lengths and ends and leave on overnight for an intensive mask treatment. • Rinse your hair the next morning and apply Hair Smooth to the ends of your hair for added nourishment.

• Leave hair to air dry or style it, whichever you prefer, for silky smooth locks all day long.

"I suffer from frizzy hair and Hair Smooth cured it in one application – it's a miracle cure. Fully recommend!" ADELINE, TROPIC CUSTOMER


HAIR CARE DISCOVERY KIT £20 | HCDK A mini pack of our innovative hair care range with pro-vitamin B5, nourishing Abyssinian oil and strengthening plant proteins. This collection contains:

• Nourishing Hair Cleanser (50ml) • Clarifying Hair Wash (50ml) • Hair Feast (50ml)

• Hair Smooth (10ml)

Add Scalp Massager for just £5!



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hy insomnia is a sleepless battle you can – and will – eventually win. By Inge van Lotringen

More than a third of British adults class themselves as insomniacs, two thirds complain of disrupted sleep, and almost a quarter get no more than five hours a night (Aviva).

faster than sleep deprivation itself. But if you don’t prioritise your sleep, you end up caught in a downward spiral of continuously running on empty – until there’s nothing left.

Not so long ago, a habitual lack of sleep was a marker of ambition and success. Margaret Thatcher stated that “sleep is for wimps”, getting by on four hours a night. Bill Clinton, five. Prince, the rock star, just did cat naps.

After a lifetime of sleeping like the proverbial rock, I had insomnia for three lost years of my life before escaping its clutches. The stress and worry of not sleeping are crippling. However, as someone who’s been there and done that, I also need to hear (because it’s true) that the body can cope with a lot. Not only can it be overcome, but the effects of a period of bad sleep can be entirely extinguished.

Today, even with insomnia figures soaring, there are still plenty of people with a gung-ho approach to getting their eight hours’ kip, figuring there are more important things to be done to make for a life well lived. There aren’t, though.

Sleep, Glorious Sleep

Twenty years of scientific sleep research has taught us that quality sleep is more important for our physical and mental health than diet and exercise. A lack of it has major causal links to poor immunity, obesity, heart disease and diabetes (NHS). It can set off inflammatory skin conditions such as acne and rosacea. All the while, we’re busy un-learning how to sleep as a society altogether, caught in a web of sleep-disturbing blue light from our devices, the relentless social media feedback loop and a real world that is getting increasingly disconcerting and unpredictable. In the short term, chronic lack of sleep deprives the brain of its opportunity to process and recuperate, so it slows down your body and mental functions. Initially, you will run on the adrenalin your body is pumping out in a bid to keep you ticking over, but this exhausts your systems even 58 | GLOW | ISSUE 1 | AW2020

So, let’s focus on beating sleeplessness: how to nip it in the bud, how to handle a bout of it and how to free yourself from it if it dares to take over your life.

You find yourself exhausted but wired all night, as your brain throws anything it can (delusional thoughts, irrational fears, panic attacks) at you to keep you awake. Nipping sleeplessness in the bud really is a matter of ‘sleep hygiene’; putting in place all the stuff that helps you sleep well, and eliminating what doesn’t. The things I know make a difference are blackout curtains (you don’t want to notice the light changing), industrialstrength ear buds (BioEars are the best) and a total absence of blue light devices (TVs, phones, tablets) in the bedroom. Developing a self-care ritual that heralds the end of the day and the start of a peaceful night has also been proven to put your mind in the right place for sleep.

Try a Self-Care Spritz

Don’t Panic

It’s why Susie Ma added her So Sleepy Pillow Mist to Tropic’s product arsenal.

My most important piece of advice at this stage is: don’t panic. A period of bad sleep won’t hurt you. Obsessing over it, though, can send you into a tailspin. I know because it did for me. Very soon, the fear of not sleeping becomes the main reason you can’t sleep. The brain learns to associate sleep with panic, identifying it as something to be avoided.

“Lavender calms and relaxes bees, working as a natural sedative, so they stick around and pollinate for longer,” she says. “No wonder it makes us sleepy. Rose geranium is mood balancing, rosewood grounding. Chamomile just chills you out. Eucalyptus clears the mind and uplifts – and I associate it with happy childhood memories.”

Sleeplessness can be set off by any shock to the system, however minor. I’ve heard stories of people not sleeping for years after being scared by a mouse in the house, or having been upset by being stuck on a boat for a week with the wrong pillow. Even a single sleepless night is upsetting; it never makes sense and leaves you feeling out of control.

“I love sleep so much,” she says, “I want everyone to know the joy and importance of it. But in talking to our Ambassadors, and seeing my mum struggle with menopause-related sleeplessness, I realised sleep doesn’t always come easy. So I created So Sleepy.” An alcohol-free, personal blend of essential oils, it’s based on Susie’s research and personal experience.

In a clinical study using the London Sleep Centre scoring pattern, it was found the mist can improve disrupted sleep by a ‘highly significant’ 33 per cent after just seven days of use. So a few spritzes before you go to bed, maybe accompanied by a good book to take your mind off the day, are a no-brainer. A TIP FOR TIRED MINDS: If you wake in the night and struggle to nod off again, don’t try to ‘knock yourself out’ with more of the mist. You want your brain to associate it with a calming pre-bed ritual, not the inevitable panic you feel at 4am when you can’t sleep.

Steady on Back to Sleep

And what if you already suffer from chronic sleep deprivation? The trick here is to not give up. There is a way out, but it’s different for everyone.

Keep at it; we all have different body chemistry and different life circumstances, so allow yourself time and patience to look for your solution. I found it – and so will you.

We asked Inge what makes her feel empowered.

Some things should be standard-issue: apart from self-care and sleep hygiene, I urge every insomniac to get into exercise (just brisk walks will drain your brain of worry) and some form of mindfulness like yoga or meditation. Both give a sense of control and balance, even if everything around you seems to fall apart. While they can’t put you to sleep, they will help you cope much better on the road back to slumber. Seek help – your GP can give you a host of things to try so don’t let yourself be fobbed off with a single suggestion or tablet. Gentle touch and attention are a great help – I found solace in cranial osteopathy and reflexology. Some people benefit from talk therapy or cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). There are apps to try, and sleep courses.

Exercise makes me feel in control of my body and mind – I find that really empowering.

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One Shea at a Time By Florence Reeves-White

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Shea butter is oiling up its own chain of supply and fortifying the fields in which it grew, anointing the planet and its people with a more cohesive, conscious future. But, how does using shea mean showing up for women and wildlife in Western Africa? Sourcing ingredients in an environmentally-conscious capacity is what we’re all about at Tropic. Tales of tending to the needs of local wildlife; the knowledge that we have enhanced someone’s experience on earth; or bolstering the economies of remote or under-resourced communities, are all primary motivations for doing things the way we do. We want to reach into the crevices of mother earth’s cracked skin, tenderly paving the way for a more solid, steadfast future for anyone who paces the planes of her face.

Who is Shea?

From caressing the complexions of ancient Egyptian royalty to cushioning the pockets of some of the poorest African communities, shea butter has been bettering lives for thousands of years. It has the same chemical makeup as sebum, thus effortlessly mimicking the body’s own natural hair and skin lubricant, while also stimulating the production of collagen and elastin in our cells. While improving skin health may seem – on the surface – why we love shea here at Tropic, the merits of shea tree harvesting take root right at the heart of our ethical epidermis. The Shea Belt stretches from the far reaches of Senegal to the parched lips of the Sahara Desert, buckling over Ghana, Nigeria and Guinea as it goes. Although shea grows successfully in

the West, it’s unique in its prosperity – this land typically constitutes harsh, dry savannah which is almost entirely undeveloped. It’s populated by some of the poorest people in Africa, for whom a crop of shea kernels can mean the difference between being dependent and being free.

The Fight for Fair Trade

By endeavouring to engage with responsible suppliers, Tropic has built a relationship with AAK, for whom sustainable sourcing is at their core. The Kolo Nafaso programme – developed and run by AAK – is a direct purchasing scheme that aims to support women wild-harvesting shea kernels across Western Africa. Literally translated, Kolo Nafaso means ‘house of benefits of shea kernels’. The programme – which has over 30,000 women enrolled – initially launched in Burkina Faso in 2009 and now spans across multiple countries, including Burkina Faso, Ghana, the Ivory Coast and most recently Nigeria. The overwhelming responsibilities and fluctuations in resources for women in these countries often serve to knock them off balance. Due to the seasonal nature of shea harvests they spend months of their year tirelessly working to provide for their families, and despite an unfaltering work ethic and laborious hours, set-backs can render hard work fruitless. Pre-financing initiatives offered through the Kolo Nafaso programme erect a pillar of financial stability, so these women can safely prop themselves up during precarious periods. The initiative empowers women with leverage to negotiate their terms and ensures that the nuts can be sold for a fair price, without a nasty leap of faith into a pit of potential cash flow problems.

A Word on the Wildlife

Shea trees are an essential part of the ecosystem in Western Africa and help to protect from natural environmental processes such as desertification (fertile

land becoming desert). By buying Tropic products containing shea butter (hat tip to the glorious Eye Dream) you're helping to improve life on the Shea Belt. As far as sustainability is concerned, the shea industry plays an important role in helping to maintain a healthy landscape. The agroforestry in place encourages more biodiversity than simply using farmland to grow single crops for hectares at a time. When local farmers clear land to plant other crops in this way, or when they forage for firewood, they will leave the shea tree standing and unharmed, because they know they can use the shea fruit, not just for their own household needs but also to generate additional income for the family. By sparing these trees, the villagers are protecting the land against desertification and lessening the impact of land-clearing on the ecosphere. Because the shea trees can contribute to local economies, governments, too, are recognising their importance. In many places, there are now laws against cutting them down. Shea harvesting provides jobs and income, bolstering the communities that collect the fruit and remedying the rough environment of the surrounding land. So, next time you’re thanking mother nature for this nuttily nutritious skin snack, be sure to dish out a dollop of appreciation for the stabilising network of the Kolo Nafaso community.* Between the wisdom and graft of the local women and the purchasing power of the pounds in your pocket, lies an expanse of opportunity for us to futureproof life on the Shea Belt – and we’re only just getting started. To find out more about the work of AAK and their Kolo Nafaso programme in Burkina Faso, please visit their website. *All Tropic products using ‘Lipex Sheasoft™ TR’ are bought sustainably through the Kolo Nafaso programme initiated by AAK.

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The value of education weighs heavy in many of our pockets, but going to school means more than just punctuation and equations – it’s the formula for the freedom to choose. By Florence Reeves-White What did school mean to you? The feeling of your friends rallying around you with reassuring touches and warm, gleeful grins when you said something funny? The golden hue of relief and pride when you’d score a goal, or manage a nifty catch on the playground? One person giggling at the teacher in class, and the whole room erupting with the unstoppable, blissful roar of a gaggle of giddy children? Wet play and hopscotch and fizzy drinks at school discos? Questionable rice pudding on plastic trays? The “we’ll never live this down” array of costumes in school performances, or playing the recorder (really badly) in your bedroom? Although school isn’t the same for everyone, the universal importance of basic primary education is simply undeniable. If you can remember sitting in a classroom, moaning about a teacher or yawning through a lesson, you’re fortunately not among the 62 million children in the world who don’t get the chance to go to school ( Not everyone without an education is living in poverty, but many of the poorest, most vulnerable and remote communities – while distinguishable by a rich diversity of culture and characteristics – have insufficient access to education as their binding common thread. Armed with this knowledge, the Tropic family decided to fight for the right for every child to go to school. Here, our beautiful relationship with United World Schools (UWS) was born. Through this partnership, money from every order – no matter how small – goes towards running and resourcing schools in the world’s most remote regions, as well as building new ones and maintaining them for future generations to come. Since the launch of this incredible initiative – from September 2019 to August 2020 (time of writing) – together we have funded over 1.5 million days of education. That equates to a year's worth of school days for 8,000 children. Our first school to be fully-funded by our charity partnership has been built in the remote fishing village Ta Lart Thmey in North East Cambodia, as part of our joint mission with UWS to empower and teach the unreached. The village has a population of 350 and as the nearest school was previously a three-and-a-half hour walk away, less than 10 per cent of this community can read or write. 62 | GLOW | ISSUE 1 | AW2020

The support UWS has received from the whole Tropic family has meant that in less than one year, we’ve been able to educate over 8,000 children and support them in discovering their potential! Tim Howarth | Chief Executive, United World Schools

However, thanks to our customers and Ambassadors, every child in the village now has access to primary education. Their new school has working toilets, fresh water, electricity, a library, three classrooms and supplies of toys and stationery too – the first of these amenities that not only the children of Ta Lart Thmey, but their elders have ever had access to. Our partnership is one of our proudest achievements, as we not only value the importance of an education, but the significance of good teachers as dedicated, stable attachment figures during such formative years. In her TED Talk, Rita Pierson – a teacher for more than 40 years – shares a pertinent pearl of wisdom. She says that “every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be.” This will often be a parent or guardian, an older sibling or a family friend, but in families for whom life isn’t easy, for those who sit precariously on the poverty line, circumstance doesn’t always afford the luxury of freedom to invest in championing a child’s success. In walk the teachers. In a world where time and energy are two of our most valuable commodities, let’s direct such resources to the next generation. The effects of nurturing a child with such simple means has proven time and time again to help them learn – about living compassionately, harmoniously and self-reflectively. Knowledge and understanding may take root in the folds of a child’s mind, but they need love and support and safety to blossom. A child born to an educated mother is 50 per cent more likely to survive past the age of five and twice as likely to attend school (UNESCO). Education is so much more than just knowledge and intelligence, it’s the opportunity to be more. Although it may not, in the end, have afforded you any talent to showcase on that recorder, or endowed you with a ferocious thirst for knowledge of space or socialism or assonance (give it a Google) – your time at school is always gently tinkling away on the piano of your consciousness. Your life could be being played out in a different tune, at a different tempo, to a different beat, had you not received your starting note from education. School for children in remote communities probably won’t mean hopscotch and recorders and rice pudding, but it will still mean laughter, it will still mean friendship, it will still mean the freedom to choose the rhythm of their own future.

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We asked Florence what makes her feel empowered. Learning from others and discovering that changing my opinion about something isn't a weakness. And singing Aretha Franklin in the shower. And just Aretha Franklin. AW2020 | ISSUE 1 | GLOW | 63

A Safe Haven

You don't need a wealth of resources to help people, often the biggest differences are made when one person displays a random act of kindness. By Connor Bolton The story of The Winnie Mabaso Foundation started when Winnie Mabaso herself, a retired auxiliary nurse, offered soup to a few of the neighbourhood children twice a day. The group was originally called Zenzele – a Zulu word that means ‘do it yourself’. She stood at her garden gate to serve children, creating a line of people waiting for soup that stretched all the way down the street.

abused, abandoned and orphaned girls, a preschool for underprivileged children, a library, a sewing school, a gardening project, a granny club and a feeding station. In early 2017, one of our Tropic Ambassadors got in touch with us about supporting the foundation. We agreed that it aligned perfectly with Tropic's values around empowering people, and we’re so proud to have become part of their story. Fast forward to today and the changes have been immeasurable. Since partnering with The Winnie Mabaso Foundation – with thanks to the incredible generosity of our Ambassadors at our Glambassadors events – we’ve raised over £250,000. The entirety of these proceeds have gone directly to the incredible causes that the foundation supports.

Soon enough, she was finding it too much to handle on her own, so she asked neighbours to help her. Inspired by the difference Winnie was making, they joined her efforts. It wasn’t long before she had 20 volunteers, not only cooking for children three times a day, but also visiting and feeding sick neighbours, caring for them in any way they could. After two years, the volunteer group had grown to 50.

If I didn’t do it, nobody would. This has got to start somewhere. WINNIE MABASO

When Lisa Ashton MBE – a BBC documentary maker at the time – first visited South Africa in 2004 while making a programme, one of her interviewees was Winnie Mabaso. Touched and inspired by Winnie’s kindness to give back, Lisa returned to the UK and began fundraising for Winnie’s first orphanage. Sadly, just a few months later, after enough money was raised for the children's new home, Winnie passed away very suddenly. At her funeral, which Lisa attended, all the children from the orphanage stood hand in hand around her coffin. It was at that moment that Lisa decided to continue Winnie’s kindness and philanthropy in her memory, and thus The Winnie Mabaso Foundation was born. For nine years, Lisa juggled her job at the BBC with running the Foundation until, in 2013, she handed in her notice to run the charity full-time. Since starting the Winnie Mabaso Foundation in 2004, Lisa and her team have launched incredible projects to support women and children. The projects include Ilamula House (Zulu for lemon, on account of the beautiful lemon tree in the front garden), a home for 64 | GLOW | ISSUE 1 | AW2020


The money raised has funded a new roof and solar panels for the Ilamula House orphanage, so they’re no longer subjected to the battering storms and the constant power outages of South Africa. It has also paid for the grocery bill for the orphanage for an entire year and an outdoor classroom. This money raised has paid for experiences that you and I may take for granted. Last year, the granny club were treated to a once in a lifetime holiday and felt the soothing breath of the ocean for the first time in their lives. Over the past three years, our Ambassadors have donated over 1,500 packets of fruit and vegetable seeds, an entire van’s worth of children’s clothes, as well as over 2,000 pairs of underwear and 4,000 pairs of socks. Not too long ago the Tropic team and 200 of our Ambassadors were honoured to meet the children of Ilamula House, the grannies and of course, Lisa. Seeing first hand how our donations had generated incredible change in so many lives, showed just how crucial that random act of kindness Winnie Mabaso made all those years ago really was. Just as Winnie’s mission inspired others, we’ve seen that doing good encourages others to do the same. Separate from our Glambassadors fundraising events, Ambassadors have drawn on the financial freedom they

We asked Connor what makes him feel empowered. On the small days, it's picking up a few bits of rubbish when I walk my dog. On the big days, it's standing up for what's right, and not what's easy.


have from being part of the Tropic family to personally support The Winnie Mabaso Foundation. From sponsoring the girls and grannies, to completely funding the construction and materials of an entire home for a family in need, they’ve shown dedication and generosity towards the work the foundation undertakes. The Winnie Mabaso Foundation shows us time and time again how our choices can help change the world. Maybe, rather than success being the key to happiness, happiness could be the key to success, and true happiness comes from giving. Sometimes it’s the little things we do that have a huge impact, when a collection of small acts help to generate change for generations to come.

Scan the QR code to watch a video of the granny club’s first outing to the sea.


I cannot thank our Tropic family enough. I can't even begin to tell you the difference this will make to us. Dreams do come true! Lisa Ashton MBE

| Founder and CEO of The Winnie

Mabaso Foundation, on our latest donation in September 2020.

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t’s the little things you do that can ease the weight of the world’s waste. Tread the earth a little lighter with these top tips for going greener. By Phillipa Smith Phillipa, previously Editor of both Be Kind and Vegan Life magazines, has spread her sustainable wings and flown into freelance journalism with a focus on all things ethical and green.

Be Thoughtful About Fashion

We’re all aware of the perils of fast fashion, and as tempting as those bargains can seem, the impact of impulse purchases is significant. From the labour behind the label to water waste, microfibre pollution and its huge carbon footprint, it’s time to ditch fast fashion and start shopping smarter. Second-hand clothing is a wonderful way to indulge in some retail therapy while being a little more sustainable – as well as saving the energy used to create a new product, you can find yourself one-off pieces that have been built to look great and last. If you don’t fancy trawling the shops, then Oxfam, Vinted and ASOS Marketplace are great places to explore online. Also, when you’re having a closet clear out of your own, remember to take your pre-loved items to charity shops and clothes banks or consider selling them on. The best philosophy to have, however, when being thoughtful about fashion, is ‘don’t buy what you don’t need’ – remember that choosing to buy affordable pre-worn items rather than having to is a privilege. As charity shops begin to gentrify due to a shift in demand for secondhand, we all need a tenacious grip on our purchasing power, using it mindfully to buy more expensive, slow fashion garments where we can afford to so that charity shops can remain accessible. Remember that sustainability isn’t a trend – marginalised and underprivileged communities have been making do with only what they need for centuries.

Reuse and Refill

As consumers, we throw away an incredible amount of rubbish every year, contributing to a plethora of issues for our beloved planet. Instead of adding another piece of trash to the world’s problematic landfill pile, why not consider refilling? There are many ways to do this and a great place to start is by finding your local zero-waste store. Here, you can fill up your old washing up liquid bottles or take your empty Tupperware to stock up on items such as flour, lentils, rice, cereals and spices. Did you know you can refill many of your favourite Tropic

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products, too, from their award-winning Elixir through to their Pillow Mist? Another great way to help cut back on waste is by creating a custom makeup palette with your favourite Tropic beauty items – when something runs out, instead of buying a brand new compact, you can simply replace it with a new pan instead. Head to Tropic’s website to find out more. Tropic’s bath foam refill pouches use 87% less plastic than the original bottle and are 100% recyclable with their return five, get one free initiative.

If everyone chose the refill option for any of Tropic's facial serums and oils when re-ordering, an extra 2 TONNES of waste could be saved from being disposed of every year. Cut Back on Your Food Waste

We’re all guilty of wasting food – when last night’s leftovers aren’t perhaps sounding as tempting as a Friday night treat, it’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture and let our appetites take over. The reality is we throw away a staggering amount of food – the equivalent of one in every five bags of shopping we buy and 7 million tonnes of food is wasted in UK households every single year ( Planning your meals in advance is a simple way to stay on track and to be more accountable for what you spend, and what you bin – create a weekly meal chart and only buy what you need for those recipes. Keep an eye on sell-by dates and move any items that are due to perish to the front of the fridge, so you’re prompted to use them first. Also, remember there are so many fresh foods you can freeze and use on another day, like bread, herbs, soups and curries.

Choose Ethical Brands

When it comes to purchasing, the pounds in your purse hold a lot of power. While shopping, choose brands whose ethics you align with and who are clear on the part they are playing in being more sustainable. Large corporations often carry big carbon footprints, so it’s worth finding out what your go-to companies are doing to offset this. For example, Tropic is a certified CarbonNeutral® company – all of their carbon emissions are accounted for and double offset. Showing your support for brands that give back is an easy way to make a big difference – look out for logos on packaging that assure you a company is doing their bit for the environment and do your research on their certifications before you buy. Take time to find out where and how your clothes are made too – check out Good On You ( for a list of ethical brands and to see how your current favourites fare, too. In response to fears of global water scarcity, Tropic’s Clear Skies Cleansing Powder and Clear Slate Deep Cleansing Powder are all waterless products, in both the manufacturing process and their carefully considered formulations.

Save on Precious Resources

We are so lucky to have access to clean, running water at the turn of a tap and electricity at the flick of a switch. But, all too often we take these luxuries for granted, and collectively our consumption puts a big strain on the planet. There are a multitude of ways to be more sustainable in your home – watching your water usage is a great place to start. The average 8-minute shower uses 62 litres of water (Unilever) – next time you take one, try sticking to a time limit of 5 minutes, and encourage your family to do the same. Turning off the taps while you lather up will cut your water usage right back, too,

and don’t keep the flow running while you brush your teeth or wipe down any surfaces. Also, simply remembering to turn off appliances at the wall and always switching off lights when you leave the room can make a big difference.

Take Lessons from the Past

We have much to learn from previous generations, when resources were less abundant and living sustainably was second nature. We don’t need to look back far either – it wasn’t long ago that being frugal and repurposing items was a way of life; it’s only in our modern, ‘throw-away’ society that often we don’t stop to consider how to make do and mend the things we already own. Next time you’re considering a new purchase, look carefully at the items you already have. Could your shoes last a little longer with a clean and a simple re-heeling? Could those old jeans see a new lease of life as shorts? For the things you can’t fix, such as electrical appliances, consider getting a professional to take a look before you buy brand new.

We asked Phillipa what makes her feel empowered. Spending time with my girlfriends, sharing stories and ideas – we always lift each other up and support new plans and goals.

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Get to know the products that will help you ace your base.


light-diffusing concealer Enriched with collagen-boosting algae extract, this brightening concealer creates a radiant, more youthful-looking complexion.


Part of our return five, get one free initiative.

Latte | IA1


Barley | IA15

Brûlée | IA2

Chai | IA3

Toffee | IA4

Truffle | IA5 SPF 35

Porcelain | BBS1 SPF 35

Barely Nude | BBS2 SPF 35

Warm Beige | BBS3 SPF 35

Soft Honey | BBS4 SPF 35

Smooth Caramel | BBS5 SPF 15

Rich Mocha | BBS6 SPF 10

Maple | BBS7 SPF 10

Espresso | BBS8

BEAUTY BOOSTER sheer foundation

This silky, light coverage foundation provides a dewy, weightless finish that lasts. • Antioxidant-rich resveratrol shields skin against daily pollution. • Aztec marigold extract to protect against artificial light damage. • Natural minerals act as sun protection, so it’s essentially the bodyguard of base products.


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MINERAL FOUNDATION Provides full, seamless coverage.

• This foundation powder is enriched with active botanical extracts of olive leaf, sea buckthorn and vitamin E to nourish skin. • Light-diffusing spherical mica particles for a flawless, healthy glow.


SPF 25


Refresh your foundation and save 20 per cent with our fully compostable Refill Pouches, available in every shade.

Porcelain | MF1 SPF 25

Barely Nude | MF2

Check out page 99 for shade codes.


SAVE £4.80


It’s super fluffy, it’s made from sustainably-sourced wood and vegan fibres and it buffs and blends your Mineral Foundation perfectly, so get ready to brush up on your base skills.

£24 | FB4 Fancy enjoying all of these products as part of a collection and receiving the Full Coverage Kabuki Brush for free? Simply turn the page!

SPF 25

Warm Beige | MF3 SPF 25

Soft Honey | MF4 SPF 25

Smooth Caramel | MF5 SPF 25

Rich Mocha | MF6

SPF 10

Maple | MF7

SPF 10

Espresso | MF8

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This collection contains Beauty Booster and Mineral Foundation in Rich Mocha + Illuma in Chai




SAVE £24

Receive a Full Coverage Kabuki Brush for free! Create a natural-looking, flawless finish with our essential Flawless Collection. This collection contains:

Fancy receiving some of your makeup favourites for free? Speak to your Tropic Ambassador about the VIP Tropic Experience, and you could receive a gift allowance to spend on Tropic products!

• Mineral Foundation

• Beauty Booster Sheer Foundation • Illuma Light-Diffusing Concealer • Full Coverage Kabuki Brush Available shades

You can choose a different shade for each product when you complete a Flawless Collection. However, there are also eight set collections with predetermined shades that can be ordered if you suit these combinations, available as both gifted and eco versions, check out page 98 for codes. 70 | GLOW | ISSUE 1 | AW2020

"The best thing about the Flawless Collection is that you don’t have to be an MUA to apply the products! I am pleased with the result and they feel comfortable on the skin." ANGELINA, TROPIC CUSTOMER

Porcelain + Latte

Warm Beige + Latte

Soft Honey + Brûlée

Rich Mocha + Chai

Porcelain + Latte

Warm Beige + Latte

Soft Honey + Brûlée

Maple + Toffee

Barely Nude + Latte

Warm Beige + Latte

Smooth Caramel + Brûlée

Maple + Toffee

Barely Nude + Barley

Warm Beige + Barley

Smooth Caramel + Brûlée

Espresso + Truffle

Barely Nude + Barley

Soft Honey + Brûlée

Rich Mocha + Chai

Espresso + Truffle

As featured on This Morning.

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Customisable COLOUR COMPLETE COLOUR PALETTE £68 SAVE £16 What’s most important to you when it comes to your beauty products? Convenience? Compactness? Sustainability? Our award-winning, sleek and versatile Colour Palette is the latest in beauty innovation, allowing you to create a fully personalised makeup look that you can carry with you wherever you go. With millions of customisable combinations to choose from, your struggle to streamline your handbag heroes just got a whole lot more palatable.


B | MC2

C | MC3

D | MC4











Product pans come in three sizes: S £8 |

M £16 |

L £20

Complete a Colour Palette within the same purchase to receive your trays and case, worth £16, for free! This unique, time-saving concept is the result of years of development, born from the invaluable feedback of our Ambassador family. • It has allowed us to introduce a range of products with minimal packaging, which is such an exciting step towards our goal of making our product range as refillable as possible. • The product pans and trays are completely recyclable, and the palette case is infinitely reusable.

• The range of pans includes powders, creams and pomade textures. From blushers, bronzers, highlighters and contours to concealers, eyeshadows, brow shades, eye liners, lipsticks and a setting powder, all palette products are formulated and made in the UK using clean, green ingredients. • As well as a large portrait mirror, the palette has a magnetic fastening to keep your product pans protected when you’re out and about.

Want some help creating your personal makeup look? Your Tropic Ambassador will be able to help you build your very own Colour Palette!

eco fact!

The Colour Palette has stopped over 9.1 TONNES of plastic waste from being generated, compared to our previous makeup range. Correct as of 27th September 2020

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C onceal and P erfect

Macadamia CK1 CK4





UNDERCOVER cream concealer

A long-lasting, full coverage concealer, enriched with natural minerals and zinc oxide to cover blemishes and dark circles while helping to repair the skin. Apply using the small end of the Flat Detailing Brush.

£16 £20


CK7 CK10


CK8 CK11


CK9 CK12



perfecting powder A loose, mineral finishing powder to mattify your skin throughout the day.

SOFT FOCUS Light | SFP Refill | SFPR

Apply with the Full Coverage Kabuki Brush for a lightweight finish. • Mineral microspheres diffuse light to blur fine lines and pores. • With chamomile and açaí berry extracts. • Available in either a light or dark finish to suit your skin tone perfectly.


Soft Focus Refill Pouch

Refresh your Soft Focus and save 20 per cent with our fully compostable Refill Pouch.


SOFT FOCUS Dark | SFP2 Refill | SFDR

SAVE £4.80

MAKE IT MATTE setting powder

A pressed weightless, long-lasting powder, blended with mineral microspheres for a matte finish. Achieve a flawless application with the Powder Brush.

£20 | SP1

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Bronze and Blush


pressed bronzer Choose your dream destination and achieve a getaway glow guaranteed to leave your skin looking sun-kissed and radiant.

£16 £20

Tahiti Tan BZ5 BZ2

Havana Heat BZ6 BZ3

Bali Bronze BZ4 BZ1


Sunkissed Orchid

Golden Apricot

Pinch Me Pink

Coral Bloom

Coffee Cherry




Add a radiant burst of colour to your look with our satin-smooth blushers, available in powder and cream textures to suit all skin types. With natural mica particles to leave cheeks with a subtle lustre.

£16 £20



Our Palette products come in cream or powder textures, and we recommend sticking to one or the other in the same Palette to keep it neat. Mature or dry skin? Go for cream. Oily skin? Opt for powder.




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Enhance your natural beauty with our pressed and cream contour shades, ideal for adding definition to your cheekbones, nose and jawline.



Savannah | CRC1


Create a subtly shimmering, iridescent glow and accentuate any areas of your face that the sun would naturally illuminate.



Rose Gold | HI1


Sunrise | HIC1

Sienna | CRC2 Golden Hour | HI5

Sunset | HIC2


Sahara | CP1

Sepia | CP2

Moonlight | HI4

Spring Lily | HI2

Afterglow | HI3

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• Applying concealer to your under-eyes? Apply in the shape of a triangle, with the point pointing down towards your cheeks. • When applying contour use a makeup brush as a guide. Roll it down your face until you find the hollow beneath your cheekbone - this line is where you apply your contour. • Get your glow on by applying highlighter down the centre of your nose, along your cheekbones and brow bones and finishing with a touch on your cupid's bow.


Enriched with fractionated coconut oil and shala tree resin to condition and ensure long-lasting wear, this range of defining powders and pomades makes for perfectly groomed brows. Use the 3in1 Eye Brush to create immaculate definition and shape.


Walnut | BCS1

for redheads/blondes

Cedar | BCS2

for dark blondes/brunettes

Model wears Spring Lily Pressed Highlighter Model wears Tazman Pepper Defining Pomade

Carob | BCS3

for dark brunettes/black hair


Willow Bark | BP1

for redheads/blondes

Hazelnut | BP2

for dark blondes/brunettes

Tazman Pepper | BP3

for dark brunettes/black hair


Shape your brows your way with a selection of four stencils, ideal for use with any Brow Boss Defining Powder shade.


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FIXING GEL MASCARA £18 • Are you ready for your best lashes yet? This nourishing gel mascara – enriched with candelilla wax and jojoba oil, to define and darken lashes, and plant peptides to encourage healthy lash growth – has been specially formulated to work in harmony with our Extension Fibres for the high impact lashes we all dream about. Black | FGB Brown | FGBR

EXTENSION FIBRES £10 | LF • The perfect pairing with our Fixing Gel Mascara, these innovative nylon fibres create up to five times more volume for an instant false lash effect. • Not suitable for contact lens wearers. Both of these products are part of our return five, get one free initiative.

Discover more at

LASH EXTENSION KIT £25 SAVE £3 • Extension Fibres

• Fixing Gel Mascara Black | GLEK Brown | GLBR

"Thickens and adds length to eye lashes without the cost of eye lash extensions. Thank you Tropic for another super product." REBECCA, TROPIC CUSTOMER

SILK GEL LINER £16 • A richly pigmented, conditioning gel formula to create a more defined eye look, with an innovative twist and sharpen feature for easy application. • Waterproof, sweat proof and ultra long-lasting. Part of our return five, get one free initiative. Ebony | PE1 Slate | PE2

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Oatmeal | ES9 Copper | ES10 Cupuaçu | ES11 Pebble | ES13 Nebula | ES14 Meteor | ES15 Halo | ES16 Aura | ES17 Galaxy | ES18 SATIN SHADES

Marula | ES3 Chestnut | ES4 Shea Nut | ES5 Cashew | ES6 MATTE SHADES

EYES ON YOU pressed shadow


From sleek satins to dazzling shimmers and rich mattes, our super smooth, deeply-pigmented range of eye shadows is the eye makeup toolkit of dreams.

Bamboo Charcoal | ES1 Baobab | ES2 Cinnamon | ES7

• Shimmer shades create a subtle highlight, and are best suited to inner corners and middle of the eyelid.

Maca | ES8

• Light shades highlight the area they are applied to, and are best suited to the inner corners and middle of the eyelid, as well as the brow bone.

Kahai | ES12

• The darker shades add intensity and definition, and are best suited to the outer corners of the eyelid or lining the lash line.


Slate | EL1

MADE YOU LOOK wax liner


• Luxuriously silky and enriched with berry fruit wax for long-lasting wear. • This versatile wax liner can be used to create a slick eyeliner flick or buffed out for a smoky look.

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Eco Artist

Making sustainable makeup choices should be a purchasing priority for any beauty enthusiast. Our collection of brushes contain vegan fibres, and sustainably-sourced wood, so you can massage in your makeup with a healthy dose of doing good in every stroke.




3IN1 EYE BRUSH £16 | EB1

Fluffy fibres allow you to buff liquid and powders to a perfect finish.

Create perfectly shaped brows and line eyes with precision using our most innovative brush to date.


Velvet-soft fibres in a gentle dome shape help you achieve a flawless application of Mineral Foundation.


Blend and buff eye shadow for a professional result.

PRECISION FACE BRUSH £18 | FB2 A dual-ended multi-tasker to blend cream, liquid and powders with effortless accuracy.


Achieve full coverage, high intensity makeup application with this dual-ended essential.


Apply blusher, bronzer and setting powder with ease.


Achieve the finer details of your look with this dainty multi-tasker.





Effortlessly and precisely apply your Tropic lip products with this makeup kit must-have.

beauty drop sponge

This versatile sponge ensures a flawless, even application.



Keep your Line Up Lip Pencils on point with our aluminium Sharpener.

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This ultra-sleek, innovatively designed must-have boasts a highly functional interior frame, giving you space to store all your beauty essentials.

"Tropic’s Eco Artist brushes are a must. I especially love the dual-ended ones, which minimise makeup bag clutter as they’re so versatile!" BRYONY BLAKE, CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST


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Clear | 1LFA


Rosewood | 1LFC


plumping lip conditioner


A continuous sell-out all year round, this creamy balm comes in three options – Clear, Rosewood (a suits-everyone neutral tone) and Pink Guava (for a just bitten flush of pink). • Containing 26 lip-conditioning plant extracts, from mango wax and açai sterols to bayberry fruit and sea fern extracts, it repairs any cracks or flakiness and seals in moisture so lips look smooth, plump and juicy. Pink Guava | 1LFB

• Infused with peppermint oil which gives it a sweet flavour and zingy sensation. • With added omegas 6 and 9 that act as natural lip plumper, it'll become your trusty sidekick from first use.


Rose Blossom | LG8

Velvet Peach | LG4

Coral Crush | LG5

Toffee Spice | LG6


Scarlet Shimmer | LG7

Pink Champagne | LG3


If your lips are in need of some lustre, have a glazey day and add some shimmer to your lip look. Whether you want added sparkle for a special occasion, or a more muted gloss to make any occasion special, there will be a shade and a shine that’s just right for you. Part of our return five, get one free initiative.

"Tropic's Lip Glaze feels more like a balm but provides the glossy appearance, super nourishing and looks amazing." LAUREN, TROPIC CUSTOMER

Sugar Plum | LG2

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Candy Pop | LG1

LINE UP lip pencil


Combining smooth and precise application, this lip pencil glides on to create flawless, fuller lips every time. Line up for our range of naturally luscious, silky and sustainable shades. • Each liner provides long-lasting colour, in a creamy formula that's infused with coconut oil and vitamins C and E to cushion your smile from corner to corner. • We’ve worked tirelessly to find suppliers who can create high quality lip liners from sustainably sourced wood (instead of plastic) to bring you the most planet-friendly, pillowy pout possible.

Bold | P1

Flirt | P2

Stripped | P3


Dare | P4


Wild Watermelon | L3

KISS ME QUICK £20 | lipstick £16 SAVE £4 | colour cartridge £8 | small pan • From everyday wearable shades to high impact hues, all our lipsticks have been made from 100% naturallyderived ingredients, colourants from plant extracts, mineral colourants or safe synthetic pigments. • Nourishing babassu and passion fruit oils allow effortless application, while plumping plant peptides give your pout a naturally fuller appearance. For codes for individual pans and cartridges, see page 99.

TOP TIP! Once you return five empty

Cherry on Top | L5

Plum Pout | L6


Nude Blush | L10

Colour Cartridges, you receive a new one for free! SHEER SATIN SHADES

Go Go Goji | L2

Pomegranate Punch | L7 Colour Cartridge

Lush Lychee | L4

"Our testers were thrilled with the overall performance of this lipstick, not to mention its glossy wash of colour that can be built up over the course of the day." GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

Fresh Fig | L8

Juicy Apricot | L11

Peony Pop | L12

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Glossy skin and golden eyes are balanced by a purple, berry–stained lip for ultimate glamour.

Colour Palette contains: BROW BOSS Carob | BCS3 EYES ON YOU Kahai | ES12 EYES ON YOU Halo | ES16

Other look essentials: BEAUTY BOOSTER Espresso | BBS8 SOFT FOCUS Dark | SFP2






SILK GEL LINER Brown | PE3 (used as a lip liner)


To keep the skin looking dewy while holding the glisten of sweat at bay, add a touch of Soft Focus to the T–zone (the forehead, nose and chin) but nowhere else.

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Soft brown tones, golden skin and a statement bold lip? All you need now is a red carpet.

Colour Palette contains: BROW BOSS Cedar | BCS2 EYES ON YOU Meteor | ES15 WAY TO GLOW Golden Hour | HI5

BLUSH CRUSH Cheeky Peach | BH7

JET SET Havana Heat | BZ3

Other look essentials: BEAUTY BOOSTER Soft Honey | BBS4 ILLUMA Brûlée | IA2 SOFT FOCUS Light | SFP FIXING GEL MASCARA Black | FGB LINE UP Bold | P1 KISS ME QUICK Hot Poppy | L9


I always like to make sure lips are exfoliated and hydrated before applying colour. A lashing of Lip Fudge every night before bed can keep your lips in great condition to add the perfect plumpness to whatever look you create!


Inspired by the warmth of the tropics, this look teams subtle green eyes with flawless, golden skin and warm glossy lips.

Colour Palette contains: BROW BOSS Tazman Pepper | BP3 EYES ON YOU Bamboo Charcoal | ES1 EYES ON YOU Cinnamon | ES7

Other look essentials: BEAUTY BOOSTER Rich Mocha | BBS6 MINERAL FOUNDATION Rich Mocha | MF6


Subtle yet sultry eyes are paired with neutral tones, dewy skin and a sleek gloss for all-round wearable chic.

Colour Palette contains: BROW BOSS Cedar | BCS2 EYES ON YOU Cashew | ES6 EYES ON YOU Maca | ES8

Other look essentials: BEAUTY BOOSTER Barely Nude | BBS2 MINERAL FOUNDATION Barely Nude | MF2

EYES ON YOU Nebula | ES14



ILLUMA Barley | IA15

WAY TO GLOW Golden Hour | HI5




BLUSH CRUSH Pinch Me Pink | BH5



Using eyeshadow as an eyeliner is a great way to define the eyes without the faff of precision! Use the angled side of your 3in1 Eye Brush or your Small Detailing Brush to get as close to the lash line as possible, using small strokes to create definition.

BLUSH CRUSH Pinch Me Pink | BH5

SILK GEL LINER Brown | PE3 LINE UP Stripped | P3 LIP GLAZE Rose Blossom | LG8


The easiest way to make an eye look ‘smoky’ is by blending eyeliner. I love to use the Silk Gel Liner – first apply along the top lash line and a quarter of the way across the bottom lash line, then smudge it out!

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Tonal pinks on the eyes, cheeks and lips create a warm, feminine look, as seamlessly defined brows bring the impact.

Colour Palette contains: BROW BOSS Hazelnut | BP2 EYES ON YOU Cinnamon | ES7 EYES ON YOU Aura | ES17

Other look essentials: BEAUTY BOOSTER Warm Beige | BBS3 MINERAL FOUNDATION Warm Beige | MF3


Purple and gold form a winning combination for dusky shimmery eyes, while a subtle sheen on the lips completes this glowing look.

Colour Palette contains: BROW BOSS Carob | BCS3 EYES ON YOU Galaxy | ES18 EYES ON YOU Cupuaçu | ES11

KISS ME QUICK Peony Pop | LP12

ILLUMA Latte | IA1

EYES ON YOU Cinnamon | ES7

BLUSH CRUSH Cheeky Peach | BH7



JET SET Bali Bronze | BZ1


BLUSH CRUSH Coffee Cherry | BHC3


LINE UP Flirt | P2


Gently brush (with a spoolie brush) the brow hairs upwards, by doing this you will be able to see where there are any gaps and you can easily fill them in. Keep brushing and filling them in until you’re happy with the shape. Remember they’re sisters but not twins, so they’ll never be exactly the same.

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Warm, bronze neutral tones are a great pairing with a stronger adventurous colour such as purple, because it makes it more wearable. There are no rules to makeup, but generally I love a feature or colour to take centre stage.


Soft smoky hues on the eyes and a rosy tint on the cheeks leaves you looking sultry and glowing.

Colour Palette contains: BROW BOSS Cedar | BCS2 EYES ON YOU Kahai | ES12 WAY TO GLOW Sunset | HIC2


BLUSH CRUSH Coral Bloom | BHC2

Other look essentials: BEAUTY BOOSTER Smooth Caramel | BBS5 SOFT FOCUS Light | SFP ILLUMA Brûlée | IA2 FIXING GEL MASCARA Black | FGB SILK GEL LINER Brown | PE3


Delicate peach-toned eyes and cheeks, plus a shimmering red lip that’ll leave you feeling ready to take on the world.

Colour Palette contains: BROW BOSS Walnut | BCS1 EYES ON YOU Marula | ES3 WAY TO GLOW Moonlight | HI4

BLUSH CRUSH Golden Apricot | BH9

JET SET Tahiti Tan | BZ2

Other look essentials: BEAUTY BOOSTER Porcelain | BBS1 SOFT FOCUS Light | SFP ILLUMA Latte | IA1 LASH EXTENSION KIT Black | GLEK SILK GEL LINER Brown | PE3

LINE UP Stripped | P3

LINE UP Bold | P1

KISS ME QUICK Juicy Apricot | L11

LIP GLAZE Scarlet Shimmer | LG7


Smile before you apply your blush to make the apples of your cheeks more pronounced, and then apply to cheeks for a delicate, natural-looking flush. For more look inspiration head to the blog on our website.


Perfecting a red lip can be tricky, so firstly accept that not every lip look has to have a perfect and precise outer line – a diffused lip line looks sexy and voluminous. Apply Scarlet Shimmer on the centre of your lips after your colour is full and pat them together for some added lustre.

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The Eyes Have it

ye makeup has had a chequered history, yet how we dress our eyes is more relevant than ever before. Watch and learn... By Cassie Steer

In terms of facial real estate our eyes may not assume as much acreage as say, the cheeks, yet we’re pre-programmed to find them the most alluring of all our features. Poems have been penned in their honour and songs crooned in their appreciation, so it’s not surprising that we’ve been adorning them since day dot. “Our eyes help us to relay how we feel,” says Lee Pycroft, registered psychotherapist and Pro Makeup Artist. “The way we use them to communicate is expansive, conveying information in ways that we still don’t fully understand. So, enhancing them with makeup can add another layer to how we capture attention and express ourselves.” Interestingly, the way that we’ve been decorating our peepers hasn’t changed much over the course of the last 30-odd millennia, despite the recent plethora of Insta-trends; "There’s been a consistent way that makeup has developed," says Richard Russell, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology at Gettysburg College, who has conducted numerous studies into how makeup changes the way we perceive faces. “Women wearing makeup are generally seen as more competent, intelligent and dominant, and eye makeup plays an important role in this.” While we often think of makeup as a purely cultural phenomenon, Russell notes that it rests on some important biological foundations. For example, human brains crave symmetry so eye makeup is a clever way of cheating mother nature with millimetre precision (depending on your skills at wielding an

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eyeliner that is). We’re also wired to equate youth with fertility, so increasing the size of your eyes with makeup can make you look younger. Even the bastion of makeup wizardry, the smoky eye, has a little science behind it. Russell and his co-authors found that the more colour contrast there is between a woman’s eyes and her skin tone, the more feminine and attractive she is deemed to be. In short, it’s all in the eyes.

History In Focus

Since the dawn of time humans have been playing with makeup (hurrah for opposable thumbs!) But it’s the queen of the 69BC cat eye, Cleopatra herself, who’s been our enduring inspiration. “Eye makeup had several functions back in Ancient Egypt, including acting as a sunscreen for the eyes, with kohl being used to protect both men and women from the glare of the sun,” says Cosmetics Historian Gabriela Besame. “Coloured eyeshadows would be made from minerals like malachite, and the more elaborate the makeup, the higher the social status of the wearer.” The Romans also enjoyed a degree of makeup play, using burnt clove to enhance their brows and highlight the eyes, Besame adds, but cosmetics didn’t really have a renaissance until the twentieth century, saving its role in the theatre. That’s a good few thousand years of makeup ‘meh’ thanks to the facial hair-shirking Medieval period and those puritanical Victorians. In fact, good

Cassie Steer has adorned the pages of Glamour, Marie Claire and Grazia with her glittery literary ability.

We asked Cassie what makes her feel empowered.

Learning to care less about what people think. I’m not there yet, but it’s very liberating to feel comfortable in your own skin without approval from others.

1915 saw the birth of the first pre-packed mascara, a new category of makeup, but it was still an inordinately messy affair and eye makeup was almost exclusively worn by film stars and musicians. “It took until the 1920s, when film really took off, for a shift to occur. Eyes had to be extra expressive to convey emotion on the silent screen – and women sought to emulate their on-screen heroes,” says Besame. From then on, eye makeup has vacillated with each decade. The ‘hello party’ smoky eyes of the 20s made way for the war-rationed pencil-thin brows and near-bare eyes of the 30s and 40s. In the 50s and 60s, as youth culture exploded, eye makeup took centre stage with maximal mascara, XXL eyeliner and lashings of lashes. Mass market makeup was born. But soon, so too was the Women's Liberation Movement which, in the 70s, implored everyone to reject beauty stereotypes and go au naturel, only for the pendulum to swing back with pure, unadulterated 80s excess – resulting in a kaleidoscope of eyeshadows and bolshy brows. “But that changed in the 90s,” says Besame, “as women wanted to be taken seriously in the boardroom. Suddenly everything is brown – emulating power and playing down overt femininity by way of neutrals.” Only with the rise of reality TV and more makeup artists joining the fray in the form of YouTube tutorials in the 2010s, she adds, did the mode for exaggeration in makeup return.

“The rise of men doing tutorials, with their roots in drag makeup helped spark this very contoured, exaggerated idea of femininity.”

old Queen Vic made a public declaration that makeup was vulgar and improper, thanks to its associations with prostitutes.

Eyes Go Viral

Today, like never before, eyes are in the spotlight. There’s nothing quite like a global pandemic to prompt us to reassess the little things in life; namely, our relationship with our makeup and its emotional facility to lend a sense of control in times of uncertainty, as well as boost confidence. But it’s the advent of the compulsory mask that has had the most marked impact; “In a society where only the eyes are on display, using them to radiate our internal world could be what keeps us more socially connected. Wearing a pretty liner or playing up the eyes with colour can add a new playful element to experimenting with makeup and will help people to continue expressing their individuality,” says Pycroft. Without sounding too frivolous, eyes are back in style. And while these highly developed sensory organs serve to make sense of a world in flux, they also happen to look rather fabulous with a slick of mascara and a fierce eyeliner flick. So sharpen those eyeliner pencils, dust off your eyeshadow brushes and arm yourselves with your favourite mascara, now, more than ever, is time for a little rock ‘n’ kohl.

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ow our makeup bags became tool kits for escapism when our outdoor playground was strictly off limits. By Ava Welsing-Kitcher What I’m about to say may initially make me sound very boring, but we all know in our hearts that it’s true. The process of getting ready for something is more often than not better than the actual event itself. And especially so thanks to the lockdown period, which left us with everything to get ready with, yet nothing really to get ready for. Put your hand up if at some point during lockdown, you marvelled at just how amazing a simple tube of mascara is? Me too. The beauty items we were so used to throwing in handbags or sleepily applying first thing in that tiny slice of time between bed and commute took on a different kind of role when the world went on pause. If you were using the time to go au naturel, makeup was usually abandoned in bathroom cabinets for days on end, but then promised to transform us just in time for Zoom quizzes and at-home date nights. But for those who wanted to keep up the daily routine, most likely to maintain a sense of control in what was such an abnormal situation, these items became totems of normality. I joined the makeup-free team, after realising how much I’d gotten used to seeing my face made-up, how automatic it had become to cover up a spot and ‘erase’ dark circles. And this applied to my colleagues too; having never seen them without polished hair and perfectly applied makeup, I felt like I was getting to know them on another level on the odd occasion they would appear barefaced on video calls, messy buns, headscarves and all.

But then days at home turned into weeks, and we started to miss the fun of getting ready. By then, we’d nailed our skincare routines by having that extra time both morning and night to do it all properly (and maybe try mask mapping for the first time). I started to feel delighted when I saw a colleague wearing a punchy coral lipstick, simply because she “felt like brightening up the day,” or a friend proudly showing off a purple eyeliner that she’s previously been too scared to wear. It seemed everyone was rediscovering the joy of playing with makeup again, for themselves rather than an outside audience. All the extra time made previously hurried everyday tasks really enjoyable, like swiping that mascara brush across my lashes and seeing how it built them up and made my eyes look so feminine and fluttery. The act of getting ready, both for something and for nothing at all, has become such an important ritual, almost like a meditation where we can get caught up in something other than what is going on in the world. I developed even more respect for items like brow gel and cream blusher once I realised I was slightly more productive and upbeat on the days I used them. The act of prepping yourself can work wonders on your confidence and get you into work-mode, in the exact same way that taking it off at night settles you into switching off. Experts and doctors have researched how wearing makeup affects things like maintaining work-life balance or performing

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We asked Ava what makes her feel empowered. No matter how dark my circles nor how many pimples, I feel empowered when my skin is freshly cleansed and gleaming post-skincare routine.

well on academic tests (Harvard University), with positive results that suggest it helps us more than we might expect. And it’s been the same story with everything else in our beauty routines. For so many of us, skin and body care became a way to dote upon something we may have neglected in our busiest moments. Baths became a worthy opponent for showers, and such an essential way to unwind (and lock ourselves away from the family). Where previously, the mere thought of spending precious time massaging our faces seemed like a luxury we couldn’t afford (or something we paid others to do), it suddenly made perfect sense to while away the evening doing exactly that. Sales of jade rollers and LED face masks rocketed, as did decadent body butters and balms. I found myself treating my face and skin with equal compassion and care, exfoliating, cleansing, massaging and moisturising and absolutely loving being swept up in the ritual of it all. Those I knew who used to hate using body lotion (“It takes too long to dry! It gets all over my clothes!”) started bombarding me for recommendations, then delighting in the feeling of freshly softened and scented skin amongst new bedsheets. The same went for hair; with more time to actually indulge in hair masks, the nation went crazy researching and buying them, with hair mask searches on Google tripling in April compared to mid-March (Google Trends, 2020). We split ways again when it came to styling, either leaving our freshly-masked locks be or keeping up a regular blow-drying routine, but whatever the ritual, the satisfying result was the same. So, now we’re starting to regain a slice of normality, albeit still new, but it will be forever changed when it comes to beauty, among so many other things. Full lockdown has taught us to slow down, find the pleasure in things we took for granted and rediscover the power of looking good for ourselves. It’s something we may not have expected to emerge from this, but I for one am grateful it did. Whatever happens, remember your rituals and how they made you feel – the moments which sparked joy and contentment – and know you have something to retreat to when life gets too much. Scan the QR code for our Getting Ready To Glow playlist, created for kitchen dance-offs and bedroom boogies.

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Whether you’re looking for a new Sunday brunch recipe, or a quick and easy go-to for when your body’s craving just as much of a treat as your skin, we have the ultimate sweet indulgence for you! We’ve teamed up with plant-based food blogger, Amy Lanza (@nourishing.amy), to share our recipe for deliciously decadent spiced berry crêpes, inspired by the fresh, tangy ingredients in our Deep Hydration Face Mask. Read on to find out how to make your very own at home:

YOU’LL NEED: FOR THE CRÊPES 40g oats or oat flour

50g buckwheat groats or buckwheat flour ½ tsp cinnamon and mixed spice ½ banana (50g)

180ml almond or oat milk

1 tsp cashew or almond butter 1 tbsp maple syrup

Oil of choice (we used sunflower!) for frying


250g mixed berries, fresh or frozen ½ tsp cinnamon and mixed spice 1 tbsp maple syrup 2 tbsp water

TIME: 20 minutes

MAKES: 6 (serves 2) HERE’S HOW:

1. To prep the spiced berry topping, add the berries to a small saucepan with the cinnamon, mixed spice, maple syrup and water. Heat over a medium-high heat, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes until the berries have broken down and start to caramelise. 2. Next, add all the crêpes' batter ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy, making sure there are no lumps. 3. Heat a non-stick frying pan with a little oil and once hot, spoon in 2-3 tbsp of the crêpe batter and spread it around to form a larger circle – keep it thin so they are less chunky than pancakes! The heat should be medium-high, and take care to not let the oil burn! 4. Allow to cook for a couple of minutes until the edges begin to come away from the side of the pan, before carefully flipping over to cook the second side for roughly 1 minute. 5. Transfer to a plate and repeat! This recipe will make about 6 crêpes. 6. Finally, serve the crêpes with the spiced berries, some coconut yoghurt and any other extra toppings you’d like – we love maple syrup, cacao nibs and desiccated coconut!

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READ MORE RECIPES! For all of these recipes and much more, visit our online blog by scanning the QR code.



If you’d like to receive some of your Tropic favourites for free and enjoy product recommendations tailored to your skin concerns, while catching up with friends, why not try hosting a Pamper Experience?



As a Hostess, you’ll receive up to 15 per cent of the total Pamper sales to spend on your new favourite products.

Whether you have any skin concerns or you’d simply like to discover a new range of products, our Ambassadors can help you choose the best products suited to your skin type.


Fancy the same VIP treatment, product recommendations and a catch up with friends but in a virtual setting? Ask your Ambassador about virtual Pampers.



Receive product recommendations tailored to your skin type.


Discover a natural beauty regime that’s kinder to skin and the planet.

On average, our Hostesses receive £40-£60 in Tropic credit to spend on their choice of products! Scan the QR code to find out more about becoming a Tropic Hostess or speak to your Tropic Ambassador.

APPLICATION TIPS Enjoy top tips and additional knowledge on how best to enjoy your new products.


Want to surprise someone special? Enjoy tailored gifting advice.

"Hosting a Tropic Pamper is such a bonus because you get to actually hear from an Ambassador about the natural and effective ingredients in the products, how to use them and find out more about all the environmental work that Tropic achieve as a company. I recommend it to anyone and everyone!" LOTTIE, TROPIC HOSTESS

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LIFE AS AN Our Tropic Family We started our Ambassador Selling Model in 2013, and here’s why: • Customer Connections. To create a more personal approach to skincare that nurtures customer connections.

Ambassador Love it. Share it. Earn from it. Our Ambassadors… • Are customers first, who love Tropic products.

• Earn a 25% base commission on what they sell. This commission comes off their customer orders straight away to ensure they’re earning from day one.

• Freshness First. To keep the freshness of our products at the heart of everything we do.

• Fit their Tropic business around their own lifestyle, and there are no monthly targets or costs.

• Empowering Others. To provide others with an opportunity to grow their own business with full support from day one.

• Receive training, recognition and support from day one, both from Tropic and each other. • Enable customers to shop locally. • Are encouraged to only order the products that have a customer ready to receive them, so they don’t need to hold stock. • Help fund education for children living in some of the world’s most remote regions with every order.

Connection and Community • Our Ambassadors join a community of like-minded people who provide guidance and encouragement from the outset. • Coming together and celebrating in style is what makes Tropic a truly fun and rewarding journey! We recognise and shout about ourAmbassadors’ successes by marking important milestones in their business journeys with rewards, prizes and events throughout the year.



1. Speak to the Ambassador that shared this magazine with you for more information. 2. Once you’ve become an Ambassador, you’ll receive your Starter Kit, plus essential training tools to get you off to a flying start. Your Starter Kit comes with our range of bestselling, naturally derived skincare, worth over £500, plus training and business tools for just £198. Starter Kits are priced excluding VAT for Channel Islands.

3. Begin your own Tropic journey and enjoy watching your beauty business grow!

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These Ambassadors were nominated by their fellow Ambassadors to share a bit more about themselves and what it's like running a Tropic business. RAJ PATEL | 42, Single Mum I come from a qualified nursing background and have always had a passion for health and beauty. Tropic is the perfect opportunity to pursue both of these passions, and it works around my day to day life. I used to suffer from constant breakouts that led to years of scarring. Tropic changed that. Pure Lagoon completely transformed my skin, helping me to beat the breakouts, plus adding Glow Berry into the mix cleared up my scars and pigmentation! I’m a single mum who strives to be a positive role model for my three children! I was raised by a strong woman, and she has given me the tools to follow in her footsteps and help others in need, I try to set the same example for my kids too. JENNY POWLEY | 64, Retired I became a Tropic Ambassador after staying with my sister and attending one of her Pampers. I completely fell in love with the products and began sharing them with my friends! I love being an Ambassador, it allows me to meet new people and build relationships. One of my favourite things is when someone tells me just how much of a difference the products have made to their lives! Though I’m retired, I haven’t lessened my speed: I’m exercise mad and like to hit the gym 4-5 times a week! I also enjoy spending time at my villa in Spain. I feel empowered through independence and building a business, but still find time to unwind laughing with my husband and son, plus a glass of red. ANTHONY CURL | 50, Pharmacy Manager I manage a local pharmacy and joined the Tropic family because the products are the best skincare I’ve ever used and I love sharing that with people! One of the things I love about being an Ambassador is when a customer tells me how much their skin has improved, and that they love the products too (I’ve nicknamed the Elixir my liquid gold, it’s that good at hydrating my skin). To have fun, I love walking my two Weimaraner dogs Oscar and Myrtle on the beach, followed by a spot of afternoon tea, but the thing that makes me feel most empowered is when people stop and ask me about Tropic because they’ve heard I sell their products! NIKKI MASON | 36, Wedding Cake Business Owner When I’m not busy with work, I spend most of my time with my husband and three children. The best thing about being an Ambassador is the family feeling. Everyone is so supportive and encouraging, from fellow Ambassadors to the HQ team. Plus, my Tropic journey has helped me build my self-confidence and overcome anxiety! With all my work commitments, I still find time to unwind. I love spending time at my beach hut in West Sussex with my family and taking walks along the coast. Not forgetting a pamper with our Body Smooth and Tahitian Vanilla and Coconut Bath Foam! Scan the QR code if you’d like to find out more or to support an Ambassador’s business by shopping with them. Alternatively, you can speak to the Ambassador who shared this magazine with you.

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ZEW/ZEWR will be available from December 2020 P25

FACE SMOOTH brightening polish £15 | 100ml | 1E P27

SUN DROPS gradual tanning facial serum £22 | 30ml | 1YB

ELIXIR age-defying omega oil £24 | 30ml | EL £48 SAVE £12 | 75ml | ELX


REFILL BOTTLE £23 | 30ml | ELR £47 | 75ml | EXRL


TAMANU BALM all-in-one skin saviour £32 SAVE £16 | 60ml | 1U


MINI TAMANU BALM all-in-one skin saviour £16 | 20ml | 1MTB




LIP LOVE BALM £5 | 10ml | 1M

SAVE £1 P26


BODY SMOOTH refreshing polish £24 | 200ml | 1BSL P40

PERFECT SKIN resurfacing body lotion £28 | 200ml | PSK

WHIPPED BODY VELVET intensely rich buttermelt £28 | 200ml | 1WBV



BODY LOVE firming buttercream £20 | 250ml | 1BA

BODY WASH £10 | 250ml

Frangipani, Star Anise and Tiare Flower | 1FST


+ Exfoliating Mitt £28 | PS

Jasmine, Neroli and Vetivert | 1JNV


Mangosteen, Thyme and Mandarin | 1MTM

Wild Mint, Lime and Pineapple | 1WLP P42


FEEL FRESH soothing deodorant and antiperspirant cream £10 | 80ml | 1XA

Original | 1Z

Sweet Bellini | SB


Creamy Colada | CC Zesty Mojito | ZM PEBBLE POUCH £3.50 | PH PH will be available from November 2020

SO SLEEPY luxury bath foam £18 | 260ml | 4TVC

LUXURY BODY OIL £28 | 150ml Awaken the Senses 1ASW

REFILL POUCH £27 SAVE £9 520ml | 4TVCR P47


2TVCR + 3TVCR will be available from November 2020 P45


SO SLEEPY pillow mist £20 | 70ml | 1SPM

Unwind | RB1

Recharge | RB2 Uplift | RB3 P48

Not for direct application to skin.



REFILL POUCH £27 SAVE £9 | 520ml Tahitian Vanilla and Coconut RFTV Passion Fruit and Ginger Lily 2TVCR Monoi and Orange Flower 3TVCR


Soothe the Senses 1SSW

4TVCR will be available from November 2020


Tahitian Vanilla and Coconut 1TVC Passion Fruit and Ginger Lily 2TVC Monoi and Orange Flower 3TVC P45



LUXURY BATH FOAM £18 | 260ml


NAIL BLOCK define and shine £5 | 1VB P48


SIGNATURE HAND WASH £16 | 180ml | 1SHW REFILL POUCH £24 SAVE £8 360ml | RFHW P49

AW2020 | ISSUE 1 | GLOW | 97

KEEP IT CLEAN hand sanitiser £6 | 50ml | HHS P49

OCEAN FIZZ foot soak £6 | 100g 1WB


SUMMER GODDESS shimmering body oil £28 | 150ml | 1SGSL P50

SUN DRENCH overnight tanning mousse £32 | 150ml | SU + Tanning Mitt £32 | 1SDT





SUMMER SKIN gradual tanning lotion £20 | 200ml 1NSS



SIGNATURE OIL £10 | 5ml | GES Not for direct application to skin.


INSTANT GLOW perfecting leg serum £14 | 100ml | MIGN

GREAT BARRIER sun lotion £28 | 200ml SPF 15 | NI15 SPF 30 | NI30 SPF 50 | SAVE £8 NI50 £18 | 100ml SPF 50 | MNI50 P53


SUN DAY facial UV defence

SPF 50+

£20 | 17g | NISB

SPF 50

£24 SAVE £2.66 40ml | NIF £10 | 15ml | MNIF



SKIN SHADE tinted facial sun cream £24 | 40ml

SKIN SHADE sun cream £28 | 200ml SPF 15 | MS15 SPF 30 | MS30 SPF 50 | SAVE £8 MS50

SPF 50

Light/Medium | MTSL Medium/Dark | MTSD P52

£18 | 100ml SPF 50 | MMS50 P53


SUN SOOTHE cooling aftersun lotion £22 | SAVE £2 200ml | SSA £12 | 100ml MSSA P53

CLEAR SLATE deep cleansing powder £18 | 60g | STP

STPR will be available from November 2020 P23




FLAWLESS COLLECTION £64 SAVE £24 | save £2 for eco

Porcelain + Latte | GIFT: GFCP | ECO: FCP Barely Nude + Barley | GIFT: GFCBN | ECO: FCBN Warm Beige + Barley | GIFT: GFCWB | ECO: FCWB Soft Honey + Brûlée | GIFT: GFCSH | ECO: FCSH Smooth Caramel + Brûlée | GIFT: GFCSC | ECO: FCSC Rich Mocha + Chai | GIFT: GFCRM | ECO: FCRM Maple + Toffee | GIFT: GFCM | ECO: FCM Espresso + Truffle | GIFT: GFCE | ECO: FCE + Build your own option P70

98 | GLOW | ISSUE 1 | AW2020

GINGER AND LIME cleansing body pebble £8 | 130g | MBP P30

LOOK SHARP sensitive shave £16 | 100ml | 1LS P29

LOOK GOOD daily moisturiser £22 | 50ml | MG P29





NOURISHING HAIR CLEANSER £18 | 250ml | 1NHC + Scalp Massager £23 SAVE £3 1NHSB

HAIR FEAST deep conditioning treatment £18 | 200ml 1HFD

HAIR SMOOTH radiance oil £24 | 75ml | 1HSR P56




COMPLETE COLOUR PALETTE £68 SAVE £16 Complete a Colour Palette within the same purchase and receive your case and trays, worth £16, for free! P73

BEAUTY BOOSTER sheer foundation Porcelain | BBS1 Barely Nude | BBS2 Warm Beige | BBS3 Soft Honey | BBS4 £22 P68

PURE PRECISION beauty drop sponge £8 | SP P80

Smooth Caramel | BBS5 Rich Mocha | BBS6 Maple | BBS7 Espresso | BBS8

ILLUMA light-diffusing concealer


Latte | IA1 Barley | IA15 Brûlée | IA2 Chai | IA3 Toffee | IA4 Truffle | IA5 £18

Porcelain | MF1 REFILL | MFR1 Barely Nude | MF2 REFILL | MFR2 Warm Beige | MF3 REFILL | MFR3 Soft Honey | MF4 REFILL | MFR4 Smooth Caramel | MF5 REFILL | MFR5 Rich Mocha | MF6 REFILL | MFR6 Maple | MF7 REFILL | MFR7 Espresso | MF8 REFILL | MFR8


FIXING GEL MASCARA Black | FGB Brown | FGBR £18 EXTENSION FIBRES £10 | LF Not suitable for contact lens wearers.

SOFT FOCUS perfecting powder £24 | Refill £19.20 SAVE £4.80 Light | SFP REFILL | SFPR Dark | SFP2 REFILL | SFDR

£24 | Refill £19.20 SAVE £4.80


SILK GEL LINER Ebony | PE1 Slate | PE2 Brown | PE3 £16 P78


KISS ME QUICK lipstick £20 | Cartridge £16 SAVE £4 Guavaberry | L1 CARTRIDGE | LR1 Go Go Goji | L2 CARTRIDGE | LR2 Wild Watermelon | L3 CARTRIDGE | LR3 Lush Lychee | L4 CARTRIDGE | LR4 Cherry on Top | L5 CARTRIDGE | LR5 Plum Pout | L6 CARTRIDGE | LR6

LINE UP lip pencil Bold | P1 Flirt | P2 Stripped | P3 Dare | P4 £14 P83


Pomegranate Punch | L7 CARTRIDGE | LR7 Fresh Fig | L8 CARTRIDGE | LR8 Hot Poppy | L9 CARTRIDGE | LR9 Nude Blush | L10 CARTRIDGE | LR10 Juicy Apricot | L11 CARTRIDGE | LR11 Peony Pop | L12 CARTRIDGE | LR12


LIP FUDGE plumping lip conditioner £12 Clear | 1LFA Pink Guava | 1LFB Rosewood | 1LFC P82

ECO ARTIST beauty brushes Lip Brush | £12 | LB1 3in1 Eye Brush | £16 | EB1 Flat Detailing Brush | £12 | EB2 Eye Shadow Brush | £12 | EB3 Small Detailing Brush | £10 | EB4 Kabuki Brush | £22 | FB1 Precision Face Brush | £18 | FB2 Powder Brush | £14 | FB3 Full Coverage Kabuki Brush £24 | FB4

LIP GLAZE Candy Pop | LG1 Sugar Plum | LG2 Pink Champagne | LG3 Velvet Peach | LG4 Coral Crush | LG5 Toffee Spice | LG6 Scarlet Shimmer | LG7 Rose Blossom | LG8 £14 P82



£4 | PSH






| £8

EYES ON YOU pressed shadow Bamboo Charcoal | ES1 Baobab | ES2 Marula | ES3 Chestnut | ES4 Shea Nut | ES5 Cashew | ES6 Cinnamon | ES7 Maca | ES8 Oatmeal | ES9 Copper | ES10 Cupuaçu | ES11 Kahai | ES12 Pebble | ES13 Nebula | ES14 Meteor | ES15 Halo | ES16 Aura | ES17 Galaxy | ES18 P79

BROW BOSS defining pomade Willow Bark | BP1 Hazelnut | BP2 Tazman Pepper | BP3 defining powder Walnut | BCS1 Cedar | BCS2 Carob | BCS3 P77

KISS ME QUICK lipstick pans Guavaberry | LP1 Go Go Goji | LP2 Wild Watermelon | LP3 Lush Lychee | LP4 Cherry on Top | LP5 Plum Pout | LP6 Pomegranate Punch | LP7 Fresh Fig | LP8 Hot Poppy | LP9 Nude Blush | LP10 Juicy Apricot | LP11 Peony Pop | LP12 P83

MADE YOU LOOK wax liner Slate | EL1 Ebony | EL2 Brown | EL3

UNDERCOVER cream concealer Macadamia | CK1 Sand | CK2 Pecan | CK3 Shell | CK7 Clay | CK8 Cacao | CK9 P74

JET SET pressed bronzer Bali Bronze | BZ4 Tahiti Tan | BZ5 Havana Heat | BZ6




WAY TO GLOW cream highlighter Sunrise | HIC1 Sunset | HIC2

pressed highlighter Rose Gold | HI1 Spring Lily | HI2 Afterglow | HI3 Moonlight | HI4 Golden Hour | HI5 P76


UNDERCOVER cream concealer Macadamia | CK4 Sand | CK5 Pecan | CK6 Shell | CK10 Clay | CK11 Cacao | CK12 P74

SO SCULPTED cream contour Savannah | CRC1 Sienna | CRC2


| £16

Tahiti Tan | BZ2 Havana Heat | BZ3

pressed colour Cheeky Peach | BH7 Sunkissed Orchid | BH8 Golden Apricot | BH9 Pinch Me Pink | BH4

pressed contour Sahara | CP1 Sepia | CP2



BLUSH CRUSH cream colour Soft Heather | BHC4 Coral Bloom | BHC5 Coffee Cherry | BHC6

MAKE IT MATTE setting powder | SP1 P74

BLUSH CRUSH cream colour Soft Heather | BHC1 Coral Bloom | BHC2 Coffee Cherry | BHC3

pressed colour Cheeky Peach | BH1 Sunkissed Orchid | BH2 Golden Apricot | BH3 Pinch Me Pink | BH5 P75


| £20

JET SET pressed bronzer Bali Bronze | BZ1

PALETTE TRAYS ONLY Small | £1.50 | GS Medium | £3 | GM Large | £4 | GL AW2020 | ISSUE 1 | GLOW | 99