Glow By Tropic Issue 3

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A targeted serum that cleanses deep within pores to reduce blemishes and excess oil. Get ready to dive in!




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celebrate! This issue delves into all of the incredible aspects of life that deserve to be celebrated – get ready to raise a glass…




Freshly made, natural beauty products, receiving more than 8,000 5* reviews and 250 awards

Certified vegan and cruelty-free

Every purchase funds education through our partnership with United World Schools

Certified CarbonNeutral® with all carbon emissions double-offset



Welcome to The Celebration Issue of our brand magazine, Glow by Tropic.


he last year or so may have left us feeling like there hasn’t been much to celebrate, but there’s no denying that it’s made us more appreciative for the everyday things that keep the spring in our step, our ability to adapt and still achieve things (even the small wins) and the people who lift us up when we need it. So, whether it’s toasting our health, our loved ones, ourselves, our incredible planet or everything in between, in this issue we’re getting the party started with a very celebratory theme. From the amazing green spaces we get to enjoy right here in the UK to why celebrating our pasts and the unique communities we surround ourselves with is so important, this latest issue of Glow delves into what celebration means for different people, in all its beautiful forms. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a celebration issue without giving a very appreciative nod to the daily rituals that provide a spot of sunshine, even on the greyest of days. Whether

it’s a pop of colourful lipstick or a meditative evening cleanse, there’s much to be said about the celebratory power of skincare and makeup – and you may spot some brand new products in our line-up to help you enjoy just that! At Tropic, celebration is a big part of what makes us tick. We aim to celebrate our planet by preserving it for future generations, whether that’s through double offsetting our carbon emissions or supporting environmental organisations around the world. We also strive to celebrate and empower people from all backgrounds, providing support for amazing charities such as Young Women’s Trust, the Winnie Mabaso Foundation, the Trussell Trust and of course, United World Schools. Because celebration isn’t just about enjoying the moment, it’s also about generating change that can be celebrated for years to come. Often, that is the true beauty of celebration. It can happen anywhere and at any time, and the positive

ripples it causes can really be endless. The big parties and monumental occasions are, of course important (not to mention fun), but equally poignant are the kind words shared around an intimate dinner table, the ways we champion others who may not have had the opportunities we did, or the praise we give ourselves to motivate us to keep going. We all have something unique to offer the world and that in itself is the greatest celebration of all. And even if you’re still figuring out what your contribution is, that’s okay – get ready to raise a glass and enjoy some celebration inspiration along the way!

Founder and CEO

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Contents Your inspiring reads and beauty needs, all in one place. THE CELEBRATION CONVERSATION________________ 10 Susia Ma shares what celebration means to her, even in the smallest forms. THE VIP TROPIC EXPERIENCE __ 12 SILVER LININGS NOTEBOOK____ 90 Why celebration is food for the soul. A LETTER TO MY YOUNGER SELF_________________ 92 This version of yourself deserves some love and appreciation. ALL THAT GLITTERS IS BOLD ____ 94 Makeup looks to make you smile all day long. SKINCARE: A CELEBRATION OF OUR SKIN______________________ 100 Raising a glass to a simple act of self-care. GETTING OLDER IS THE NEW GROWING BOLDER____________ 102 Why wisdom and confidence are gifts that only get better with age. OUR PERFECT PLANET__________104 Celebrating our homegrown areas of natural beauty. BETTER TOGETHER_____________ 108 The power of community and the unexpected joys it brings. RECIPE_________________________ 110 PRODUCTS SKINCARE 16-37 GROOMING 38-41 BODY CARE 42-63 SUN CARE 64-67 HAIR CARE 68-71 MAKEUP 72-89 INDEX 111-114

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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 like most brands, we started off a little smaller.



Our Founder, Susie Ma, drew inspiration for Tropic from two sources. The first was her grandma, a medicinal chemist and toxicologist, who taught her that our skin needs feeding with nourishing, healthy ingredients just as much as our bodies do. The second was her 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 created, and it’s also where we got our name from.


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 was pouring her first batch of body scrubs into 50 jam jars 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.



You may recognise Susie from her appearance on BBC’s The Apprentice back in 2011. Lord Alan Sugar was so impressed by her 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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Susie loved building personal relationships with her customers on her market stalls, and that’s one of the main reasons why we launched our social selling model in 2013, with just 400 founding Ambassadors. To put into perspective how much we’ve grown since then, we now celebrate a whopping 20,000+ Ambassadors.



Tropic has come a long way since Susie started out. We've been recognised by The Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track as one of the UK’s fastest-growing skincare brands, and our award-winning product range has expanded to include skincare, body care, hair care, sun care and makeup.


Infinite Purpose


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 also firmly believe that what you put on your skin should be as fresh as possible, which is why we freshly make products at HQ every day. We source our ingredients from tropical regions around the world to ensure they’re rich in antioxidants and nutrients.


We aim to do as much as possible to minimise our environmental impact and create more sustainable options within the beauty industry. We’re a proudly

certified CarbonNeutral® company, which means we invest in conservation projects to double offset our carbon emissions, and we’re working on making even more of our range refillable. 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.


We won’t ever stop working to empower more people – and that’s inclusive of everyone.It’s why we launched our charity partnership with United World Schools, to ensure every Tropic purchase helps fund education for children living in some of the world’s poorest and most remote

To help create a healthier, greener, more empowered world. regions. It’s why we’ve donated to – and will continue to support – The Winnie Mabaso Foundation, which works with children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa, and Young Women’s Trust, supporting young women aged 18 to 30 who are living on low or no pay and want to build a better future. And finally, it’s why we’ve teamed up with Beam and the Trussell Trust, both charities that are dedicated to helping the poor and vulnerable members of our society. So, now we’re thoroughly introduced, we hope you enjoy this issue of Glow as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it for you, and enjoy some celebrations along the way!



As part of our Infinite Purpose, we offer a Refill Returns Scheme for a number of our products that are a bit trickier to recycle at home. To qualify for the scheme, you must send back five of the same products to receive a free product of the same type, and they must be sent back to us together. The exception is our sun care range, where you can return any five empty sun care products to receive a free mini Sun Day! This scheme is currently only available for certain products in our range, so as you’re browsing through your copy of Glow, look out for the icon below which indicates if a product is included in the scheme.

Refill Returns Scheme is available for selected products only. The five products returned must all be the same type and returned together in order to qualify for one free product of the same type. This excludes sun care, where five of any empty sun care product can be returned for a free mini Sun Day. A lot of our refillable products aren't automatically part of the Refill Returns Scheme because they're easily recycled at home. Always look out for this icon which indicates if a product can be refilled, and this icon to see if the product is part of the Refill Returns Scheme.


Return your empty products



You save your pennies and the planet!

We’ll recycle them for you


We’ll send you a new product for free

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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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.

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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. With thousands of orders placed every day, it’s important that our beauty is green. All the energy at our HQ, where we manufacture 98% of the products we sell, is from 100% renewable sources. This is so our customers – that's you – can be proud of supporting every single component of what we do.

Our HQ is home to more than 200 plants, which are watered from a supply of rain run-off. 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 2020, we recycled 122 tonnes, which equated to 65% of all our waste. Anything we can’t recycle is repurposed into an alternative fuel (that replaces fossil fuels) to power homes and businesses.

We want to conserve our oceans and the marine life that lives there, which is why our entire SPF sun care range is Protect Land + Sea certified, making it completely reef-safe. As well as this, 10% of the profits from our newest serum, Ocean Dive (p24), are donated to the Reef Restoration Foundation in Cairns, Australia.

AWARD-WINNING BEAUTY With more than 250 prestigious awards and accolades, recognising everything from our product range to our brand ethics and achievements, here are a few of our top award-winning moments from the past few years.


Since becoming a CarbonNeutral® certified company, we've 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.


We’ve been ethically accredited for four years and are independently endorsed by the The Good Shopping Guide, with a score of 100/100 which covers a wide range of criteria. This includes animal welfare, human rights and the environment.



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 that's 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 more than 15 tonnes of plastic waste from being generated, when compared to our previous makeup collection.

Best Cruelty Free Brand Marie Claire UK Sustainability Awards 2021



Carbon Neutral Beauty Brand of the Year Beauty Shortlist Eco Lifestyle Awards 2021


Best Value Skincare Brand Beauty Shortlist Awards 2020


Outstanding Achievement Award Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 Awards 2020

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I sit down with Susie to discuss the multifaceted meaning of celebration in her life, from her favourite Tropic event to her thoughts on bringing smaller moments of joy into our day-to-day lives. By Callum McManus Celebration. It’s the invisible thread woven through the tapestry of our lives, from its earliest appearances as we’re showered with more gifts than our pudgy newborn hands could ever know what to do with, to the assorted family gatherings we have come to know and love. When I begin my conversation with Susie, I know why I believe in living a life full of celebration – it’s an excuse to eat copious amounts of food I haven’t paid for – but I suspect she might have a more thoughtful answer. I’m proven correct almost instantly. “We get one life, and there is so much to celebrate if you look for it. Celebrate who you are, celebrate those around you. I believe we have so many holidays and traditions simply because we’re looking for any excuse to be close with the ones we love, and there’s really nothing more wonderful than that.” That celebratory spirit of togetherness and connecting with those most special to us was there on day one when Susie officially launched Tropic back in 2011. “I called everyone I cared about and then I had an amazing meal with my mum that night – I wish I could remember what I ate, but I do know that I was just so beyond happy to be sat there with her.” It’s safe to say that in the decade since, Susie’s kept celebration front and centre at Tropic, from the yearly summer and Christmas parties to the legendary Ambassador vacations. I ask her if there’s one particular event that’s stood out. “Carlton (Tropic’s Director of Operations), Connor (our Brand and Social Responsibility Manager) and I were lucky enough to go to the opening of the school we’ve funded in Cambodia through our partnership with United World Schools. That evening, we got to celebrate with the locals and it was an absolutely unforgettable experience. We were in the middle of this remote town dancing with the residents all night and eating delicious, freshly grown local foods. That’s one of those moments you just know will stick with you forever.” Of course, those big, seminal moments are what our minds immediately turn to when we hear the word ‘celebration’,

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but I also want to know Susie’s perspective on how we can all find little ways to celebrate ourselves on a more regular basis. “Controlling every single aspect of our lives is completely impossible, but I think that we get to choose how we see the world. Take time to prioritise the things that make you happy, even if those are only small moments each day like listening to a song you like on repeat, cooking a meal you love or wearing clothes that put a smile on your face. Just doing what you love is really a sign of celebrating yourself.” I’m intrigued to hear how Susie herself celebrates life while moving through difficult times, and she tells me, “I’ll close my eyes, visualise myself from far away and think ‘What’s the worst thing that can happen? Will it matter in five years?’. If not, I don’t give it more than five minutes’ thought. We can have tunnel vision on such minute details of our day-to-day lives and really lose sight of what’s important. Keeping the big picture in view is so helpful in allowing me to just celebrate living in the here and now – well, that and dancing around my kitchen to all of my favourite songs.” So ultimately, we come right back to where we started; home, family and celebrating those we love the most. “There’s one person I really love to celebrate, and that’s my mum. Every year on her birthday, I take her on holiday to places I know she’ll love, where we can enjoy relaxing and spending time together. Each one of those trips holds such special memories for me, because they’re with the person I care about most in the world. My mum is the kindest, most spectacular person I know. She’s my rock.” And after that perfect ending, I can’t resist asking Susie to humour me with one final question... if she had to celebrate right now, how would she do it? “With cake. The softest Victoria sponge cake with fresh strawberries and maybe even some coconut flakes on top. It’s either that or a coffee and walnut cake, with plenty of coffee cream in the middle.” I thank Susie and make a mental note to head to the nearest bakery. After all, such a successful interview deserves a celebration!

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The VI P


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


As a Hostess, you’ll receive 15% 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.


Fancy you and your friends having your makeup done before an event or evening out? Our Ambassadors can get you all glammed up and share our vegan and cruelty-free makeup range with you!




Receive product recommendations tailored to your skin type.

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

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


Want to surprise someone special? Enjoy tailored gifting advice.

If you see something you like on the following product pages, book a VIP Experience with your Ambassador and you could receive it for free!

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.

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"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 achieves as a company. I recommend it to anyone and everyone!" LOTTIE, TROPIC HOSTESS

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On the next few pages you can discover new beauty favourites that are kind to skin and the planet – go on, treat yourself!


MY WISHLIST See something you fancy as you're flicking through? No need to bend back the corner, simply jot it down below.

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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 build-up, 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! May 2021

CUSTOMISE YOUR CLEANSE 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!


In a 7-day independent clinical study, 100% of testers experienced an improvement, with an average of... 37% reduction in sebum levels 57% increase in skin moisture Our Smoothing Cleanser is also dermatologically verified as suitable for sensitive to very sensitive skin (unscented version only). 2021


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 an additional, delicate note of rose.

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unscented | VTU

"I use this every day after taking my makeup off. It leaves my skin 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 bestsellers 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 such as pollution and UV rays, protecting your complexion from premature lines and dullness. • Olive squalane and shea butter lock in 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 and delicately floral scent from rose geranium, lavender and sweet orange essential oils, while the unscented version has a subtle berry scent.

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Weekly treats to leave your face feeling ace.

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£32 SAVE £16 | 60ml | FPR £26 | 20ml | 1MTB



blemish-fighting mask

DEEP HYDRATION soothing cooling 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 – this mask kickstarts the skin’s exfoliating actions, penetrating 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 inflammation 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!

£20 | 50ml | DH With a whipped-up yoghurt-like texture and smell of fresh berries, you can sense the thirst-quenching properties of this mask before you even apply it. • A creamy blend of antioxidant-rich wild Australian superberries (to top up the skin’s moisture levels) and hydrating and anti-inflammatory allantoin make it 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 appreciation. Receive your chosen mask for free with the ABC Skincare Collection – turn to page 22 to find out more.


brightening tightening mask

£20 | 50ml | FL Like a pot of gold, this yellow mask will automatically give you a sunnier and a glowing complexion. • Brightening turmeric, agave nectar and glycolic acid create a smoother, light-reflecting finish.

MASK SPATULA £6 | 1MCC TOP TIP: 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!

• 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!

After just 1 use of Face Lift, testers’ skin firmness and elasticity improved by an average of 48% and the appearance of wrinkles, on average, reduced by 32%. 2020 This clinically tested claim, alongside many other credentials are now backed by Provenance Proof Points, helping you shop in line with your values and support people and planet. Check out the product pages on our website or scan this QR code to find out more!

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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 cleansing pores of excess dirt and oil. • Blue spirulina restores your skin’s vitality. • Rice powder supercharges your cleanse with its anti-inflammatory properties and mattifying results. The spirulina also gives this powder its natural babyblue 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 second cleanse.

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.

After 7 days, 100% of testers saw an improvement, with an average of... 46% reduction in excess sebum on the skin 46% improvement in skin clarity 35% reduction in the appearance of pores 25% increase in skin moisture 2020



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deep cleansing powder

£18 | 60g | STP



| refill 60g


Just like 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 making it more suitable 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 larger 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 (see page 16) • Combination skin/excess oil and some visible pores – Clear Skies • A lot of excess oil and visible pores – Clear Slate If you have oily or combination skin, cleanse with Smoothing Cleanser first and then use either Clear Skies or Clear Slate as your second cleanse.

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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. It not only smells good, it makes my skin feel lovely and soft and also firmer.” DOREEN, TROPIC CUSTOMER



• Your choice of cleanser: Smoothing Cleanser (scented or unscented 120ml) + Bamboo Face Cloth, Clear Skies (60g) or Clear Slate (60g) • Vitamin Toner (120ml) (scented or unscented) • Skin Feast (50ml) unscented) (scented or • Your free £20 mask


SAVE £20

This is a gift box-free collection.

For individual codes for set collections, please see page 111. Clear Skies and Clear Slate are part of the build-your-own collection only, not the set collections.

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.

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Here are our top tips to help you get the most out of your skincare products! 1. If using Smoothing Cleanser, 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. 3. Keep your cloth clean! Wash it daily with a pH-balanced product such as our Signature Hand Wash. 4. When applying your Smoothing Cleanser, treat yourself to an uplifting massage. If second cleansing, add a few drops of water to your chosen powder (Clear Skies or Clear Slate) and gently massage around the face, focusing on the T-zone and oily areas. 5. Always apply Skin Feast in an upward motion on your neck and face to help lift the skin. 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. Apply your 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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pore-clearing serum

£42 | 30ml

With 31 Free Bamboo Buds | PPLB Without 31 Free Bamboo Buds | PPL • Exfoliating • Blemish-preventing • Purifying Our first ever serum designed to be used on targeted areas using the accompanying Bamboo Buds. Wave goodbye to excess oil, individual blemishes and clogged pores as this potent product works its magic. • Who ever said three’s a crowd? This serum combines a potent trio of fulvic, lactic and salicylic acids at the optimum percentages for oily areas of skin to help unclog pores and kill the bacteria that causes acne and blemishes. The reason these acids work so well together is because while fulvic and lactic acids are effective in clearing surface buildup of dead skin cells, oil-soluble salicylic acid is able to travel deep into pores to unblock them from within. • A powerful antioxidant, ocean-born blue algae provides your skin with a defensive shield against free radical and pollution damage, while also working to keep your complexion hydrated. • Charcoal works harmoniously alongside all the acids in this product to draw out impurities from deep within pores, effectively removing blemish-causing bacteria. • The accompanying Bamboo Buds are made from sustainable cotton and bamboo fibres and are completely biodegradable, so you can just pop them in your compost or food waste after use!

Reef Restoration 10% of profits from Ocean Dive will be donated to the Reef Restoration Foundation in Cairns, Australia, helping to establish coral nurseries to replenish the Great Barrier Reef.

Not only is the Great Barrier Reef near where our Founder, Susie, grew up, but it’s become more and more apparent that coral reefs need our protection to ensure their survival for generations to come. So, you can restore your skin, while also helping to restore our oceans!

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blemish prevention serum

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

SUPER GREENS nutrient boost oil


• Blemish-preventing • Smoothing • Pore-refining The skin’s microbiome is a hot topic in beauty because the healthier it is, the clearer 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.

£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 to 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, the oil 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. AW 2021 | ISSUE 3 | GLOW | 25




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 gets 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 your complexion.

"This is by far the best exfoliator I’ve used, and I’ve tried a few. It feels smooth and 3-4 drops are enough 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! Fewer spots and more refined pores. Really great product." AGA, TROPIC CUSTOMER

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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, healthier-looking skin. • Full of encapsulated vitamin C which keeps it stable and safe from oxidisation while brightening and evening 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 effectively targets pigmentation.

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 was reduced by 20% 2019

TOP TIP: Seen a skin treatment you’d like to try? Check out our Skincare Selection on page 30 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 • Protecting 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

• Hydrating • Nourishing • Elasticity-boosting This cream is on a mission to seal up any cracks in your skin’s barrier function (which happen 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 to repair itself. • We’ve used a plant-based alternative to retinol called bakuchiol, it’s from the babchi plant and has the same beauty benefits but is more suitable for sensitive skin types.

“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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Skincare MENU

Everyone’s skin is beautifully different, so the combination of products you use should always be tailored to what your skin needs! Although we believe that your skin’s worth investing in, we want to offer you the opportunity to give your complexion its best shot by trying out our Skincare Selections and making simultaneous savings. Comprising our multi-award-winning, bestselling ABC Skincare essentials – in either scented or unscented options – plus two targeted treatments and your mask of choice, our Skincare Selections allow you to build the dream skincare routine that your skin will thank you for.


We’ve put together three sets of Skincare Selections specially designed for different skin types and concerns. CLEAR AND BALANCE 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 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 HYDRATE AND NOURISH For dry or dehydrated skin ABC Skincare Collection + Rainforest Dew + Skin Dream + Deep Hydration Mask scented | GIFT: DX3 | ECO: DXE3 unscented | GIFT: DX6 | ECO: DXE6 Bag only available with set collections.

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SAVE £60

Go bag-free or build your own collection to save £2. You can save a further £1 for each treatment refill option you select. Create your tailored collection using the individual product codes on page 111. If you’d like Glow Berry and Pure Lagoon as your two treatments, we suggest that you leave 24 hours between using these products so the potent ingredients don’t counteract each other. Instead, use them on alternate mornings. Clear Skies, Clear Slate and Ocean Dive are part of the build your own collection only, not the set collections.



Build your own collection and select whatever combination you’d like! STEP 1 Choose your cleanser: Smoothing Cleanser (scented or unscented 120ml) + Bamboo Face Cloth, Clear Skies (60g) or Clear Slate (60g) STEP 2 Vitamin Toner (scented or unscented) STEP 3 Skin Feast (scented or unscented) STEP 4 Choose your 2 treatments STEP 5 Choose your 1 mask


Discover your dream routine and nail your order of application using the QR codes below! Scan the QR code to find out more about which order to use your skincare favourites in. 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! AW 2021 | ISSUE 3 | GLOW | 31




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 extract and bio-retinol, fine lines will be smoothed 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. TOP TIP: Treat yourself to a date with your Eye Masks before applying your makeup for an evening out, and you’ll find that your skin looks bright and glowy.

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rejuvenating serum

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


A bespoke tip – with patented technology to cool skin – and a silky lightweight serum, this hits the sensorial sweet spot while being equally hard-working. • Turmeric works with resveratrol and vitamin C to reduce agerelated pigmentation and dark circles, leaving 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.

“I have tried many eye creams and this is by far the loveliest. It has reduced the darkness under my eyes, it also smells lovely and absorbs beautifully into the delicate eye area without any irritation.” DONNA, TROPIC CUSTOMER

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!



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


SAVE £18


Go box-free and save £2 | EBC This collection contains: • Eye Dream (15ml) • Eye Work (15ml) • Hydrogel Eye Masks (two pairs)

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age-defying omega oil

£24 | 30ml | EL £23 SAVE £1 | 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 mood-boosting facial massage.

£48 £47

SAVE £12 SAVE £1

| 75ml ELX

| refill 75ml


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

"Wow. This is one of my favourite products. I use this most nights after my routine. It’s made my skin plumper and glowy. I apply two drops every morning before I apply my makeup, and my makeup actually goes on better! I even go makeup-free sometimes when I have this on, as it makes my skin look and feel amazing." DIANE, TROPIC CUSTOMER





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 passionfruit extract, which also has antioxidant benefits, means we’ve finally found what we’ve all been looking for – summer in a bottle! TOP TIP: You can also dot this serum onto skin with a thin makeup brush to create faux freckles for an extra sun-kissed effect.

radiance FACE SMOOTH brightening polish

£15 | 100ml | 1E An effective physical exfoliator that instantly smooths and brightens your skin for the ultimate pre-makeup prep! • Contains gentle bamboo silica spheres to loosen and lift dead skin cells, and reveal the smooth, soft skin that’s been hiding underneath. • Our blend of softening macadamia oil and antioxidantrich açaí berry and elderberry extracts soothes and brightens skin until it gleams. Not suitable for those with very sensitive skin, rosacea or skin that’s prone to redness.

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Soothing skincare essentials to keep your skin happy and healthy, wherever you go.


£28 Without Mini Tamanu Balm

scented | SDKHS



scented | SDKT

unscented | SDKU

With Mini Tamanu Balm unscented | SDKUT

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) and Rainforest Dew (6ml), plus a Bamboo Face Cloth – all in a handy travel-friendly pouch. • Travel-sized • Daily essentials This style of collection will be available from January 2022. For a limited edition, festive version, please refer to your accompanying Luxury Gift Guide until December 2021.



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. RESULTS AT A GLANCE • Accelerates skin repair. • Reduces the appearance of scars. • Soothes irritated and inflamed skin.

In a 4-week independent clinical study, after just two weeks of use... Skin barrier function improved by 16% after just two weeks of use Skin erythema visibally reduced after just two weeks of use 2021

Scan the QR code to see Tamanu Balm's skin-repairing abilities in action.


TAMANU CREAM sensitive skin saviour

£38 | 200ml | TCR Of course, when it comes to restoring distressed skin to its usual supple self, the trusty tamanu nut has once again nabbed itself the leading role in this super soothing cream. Offering the most star-studded cast of sensitive, reparative ingredients your skin’s ever experienced, this luxurious, hypoallergenic cream cocoons your skin to speed up cellular repair, deeply nourish and soothe. COSMOS Certified Organic, 100% natural and validated by dermatologists and paediatricians to aid in the relief of eczema symptoms and extra sensitive skin, it’s kind to both skin and the planet. • Tamanu oil works to soothe and repair distressed skin. • Illipe butter really puts the ‘cream’ into Tamanu Cream, providing a soft and pillowy support for skin in need of soothing. • Vitamin E targets dry, patchy areas to gently moisturise and nourish your skin, one delicate fold at a time. Want to see more products that harness tamanu oil’s green goodness? Flick to page 44. AW 2021 | ISSUE 3 | GLOW | 37


GROOMING Nourishing products to help you get your groom on!

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lthough 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, men have larger pores and their skin 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 by anybody with an oily or non-dry complexion.


deep cleansing powder

£18 | 60g | STP



| refill 60g

See page 21 for details.



£5 | MBC

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 the complexion. • Antioxidant-rich cactus extract protects skin from daily pollution.




£10 | 250ml | 1EBB This sumptuous, pH-balanced body wash – with a rich lather that leaves 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, natural scent. • Gentle coconut cleansers effectively clean your skin. • Guava leaf juice and bamboo water provide a burst of hydration.

“I bought this as a gift for my husband – 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! Your 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 A 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 51 for details.

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Taking care of your appearance may feel indulgent, but investing in your skin’s health is just as important as exercising your body and sharpening your mind. 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 Look Good morning and night to hydrate and nourish your complexion. STEP 5: Apply SPF in the morning. See page 66-67 for facial sun protection products.

GROOM AND GO COLLECTION £35 SAVE £10 | LYBC For the person who doesn't let a busy schedule stop them from looking their 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 Deep Cleansing Powder (60g) Bamboo Face Cloth in Slate Look Good Daily Moisturiser (50ml) Recycled cotton travel pouch

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firming buttercream

BODY SMOOTH refreshing polish

£20 | 250ml | 1BA

£24 | 200ml | 1BSL Drumroll please – because this was our first ever product. Created by our Founder, Susie, when she was fifteen, 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. UPDATED


resurfacing body lotion

£28 | 200ml | PSK1

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). This product was formerly called Perfect Skin, but as we believe there’s no such thing as ‘perfect skin’ we’ve updated our language to be more empowering! With its new name Super Smooth but exactly the same smoothing formula inside, this product will be available from March 2022.


In a 4-week independent clinical study... Redness of the skin was reduced by 54% Skin roughness was reduced by 58%

Smoothing, hydrating and firming, it’s the ultimate postshower nourishment. • 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, 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

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. • Tahitian and Bourbon vanilla extracts with coconut 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 poorest, most remote communities through our partnership with United World Schools. Scan the QR code to read more about our partnership.


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firming buttercream

£20 | 250ml | 1BA Smoothing, hydrating and firming, it’s the ultimate postshower nourishment. • 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, 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

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. • Tahitian and Bourbon vanilla extracts with coconut 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 poorest, most remote communities through our partnership with United World Schools. Scan the QR code to read more about our partnership.

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hether you’re expecting, a first-time mum or have a growing nest, the last thing you want to worry about when caring for your new little one is your skin. Packed full of soothing, nourishing ingredients – including ultra-repairing tamanu oil – to keep your skin happy and thriving, the products on these pages have been lovingly created to help you take five and indulge in a moment of self-care. Consider them your motherhood cheerleaders, here to pick you up and support your skin whenever you need them! Also great for anyone with super sensitive skin, these products are the soothing saviours that will put a smile on everyone's face.

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soothing nipple saviour

£20 | 40ml | MBS

RINSE AND RETREAT sensitive body wash

£10 | 250ml | 1CGL Kind to skin and delightfully creamy, our fragrance-free body wash cocoons your body, leaving you feeling cleansed and refreshed. Completely scentless and pH-balanced for intimate areas, it’s the perfect wash to use during pregnancy, or whenever you need a shower retreat. • Formulated with gentle, natural cleansers from coconuts. • Guava and bamboo water leave skin feeling refreshed and hydrated. • pH-balanced for sensitive skin.

Here to nip (pun intended) any breastfeeding soreness or pregnancy sensitivity in the bud, this soothing, repairing balm will work wonders to calm any irritation. Completely tasteless, scent-free and hypoallergenic, you can apply it as often as desire. We’re sure it’s a product you’ll want to keep close to your heart, both literally and figuratively! • Tamanu oil is top of our list when it comes to aiding skin repair, lending its restorative powers to this soothing balm. • With a high concentration of fatty acids and vitamins to keep skin soft and supple, skincare heavyweight shea butter is at your service. • There are very few things coconut oil can’t do. It absorbs quickly to intensely hydrate and smooth sore, dry skin. • • • •

COSMOS Certified Organic 100% natural Dermatologically tested Suitable for sensitive and eczema-prone skin


Enjoy this collection’s four skin-saving heroes, ideal for expectant or new mums!


SAVE £10


This collection contains: • Mama Balm soothing nipple saviour (40ml) • Rinse and Retreat sensitive body wash (250ml) • Tamanu Cream sensitive skin saviour (200ml) • Elixir age-defying omega oil (75ml)

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The most gentle, nourishing products to soothe and care for little ones’ skin.

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e care a lot about what we put on our little ones’ skin, and when it comes to the ingredients we apply, often less is more. That’s why we’ve only used the most gentle ingredients in our Little Tropic range, to leave your baby’s skin feeling soft and cared for. All adorably packaged in bottles that add character (and characters) to any nursery, there’s plant-powered goodness, and a whole lot of love, in every drop.

Our entire baby range is: • • • • • •

COSMOS Certified Organic 100% natural Paediatrician-tested Dermatologist-tested Suitable for sensitive and eczema-prone skin Packaged in post-consumer recycled plastic and also completely recyclable • Hypoallergenic



£28 | 100ml | BO1 With free Little Roary story book | ROARY01K To create this gentle oil, we’ve blended simple organic ingredients, all of which are so nourishing that any skinrelated roars will be calmed and soothed in no time. A must-have on everyone’s bathroom shelf, this nourishing oil doubles as a great makeup remover and massage oil too. • One of our favourite plant oils, golden jojoba, is famed for its skin-soothing abilities. Not only is it effective at calming and softening any drypatches, but it also feels super lightweight on the skin. It also makes the perfect massage oil for both adults and babies. • Tiger grass, also known as centella extract, is how this product got its name. Apart from sounding cute and cuddly, it’s also got some pretty powerful repairing skills up its sleeve, as well as boasting both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Tigers in the wild have been known to rub against the grass to help heal their wounds! • Vitamin E helps to further soothe and calm the skin while offering long-lasting nourishment and antioxidant benefits.

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baby washing milk

£24 | 200ml | BMW With free Little Joey story book | JOEY01K Bathtimes with our babies aren’t always relaxing, with tired little ones often wanting the cleaning-me-up part to be over quickly. However, with soothing ingredients, this washing milk will quickly cleanse the day away and leave your little one’s skin clean and soft, making bathtime a fun experience for everyone! • Strengthening the skin’s barrier, kangaroo paw flower extract helps to keep your baby’s skin resilient and protected. • Rice milk, providing the soothing, milky texture, is full of essential nutrients and helps to reduce any inflammation. • White tea extract, that’s been fermented for antibacterial benefits, helps to keep your little one’s skin fresh and clean after every dip.


LITTLE EMY nappy cream

£26 | 100ml | LBNC With free Little Emy story book | EMY01K Kiss any nappy-related grumbles goodbye with this soothing nappy cream that harnesses naturally calming goodness. Fast-absorbing, it will quickly work its magic on any areas of irritated skin to leave your little one nappy-happy in no time. • Native to Australia, emu apple extract deeply hydrates and is rich in antioxidants to protect your baby’s skin. • Tamanu oil, our number one green skin-soother, speeds up cellular repair and calms any areas of irritation. • Zinc oxide works to reduce inflammation and aid skin repair, helping skin to feel smooth and soft! Available from October 2021

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A cuddly, soft, 100% bamboo towel for bathtimes with your tiny tot.

You can buy our Little Heroes story books separately!

Little Roary, Emy and Joey are the kindest group of friends. They’re feisty when they’re playing, but love always wins in the end. We’re sure you’ll hear much more about the adventures of our little three. They’ll get up to lots more mischief, but you’ll have to wait and see...




LITTLE HEROES baby collection


SAVE £12

Little Roary, Emy and Joey are the kinde st group of friend They’re feisty s. when they’re playing, but love alway s wins in the end. We’re sure you’l l hear much more about the adve ntures of our little three. They’ll get up to lots more mischief, but you’ll have to wait and see.. .


This collection contains: • • • • •

Little Roary baby oil (100ml) Little Emy nappy cream (100ml) Little Joey baby washing milk (200ml) Baby Snood (half price with this collection) 1 free Little Heroes story book selected at random

Available from October 2021



SAVE £12


This collection contains: • • • •

Little Roary baby oil (100ml) Little Joey baby washing milk (200ml) Baby Snood (half price with this collection) 1 free Little Heroes festive story book

Available until December 2021



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.


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

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

A WALK ON THE BEACH foot collection



| G1WC

Go box-free and save £2 | 1WC This collection contains:

• Ocean Fizz Foot Soak (100g) • Polishing Foot Pebble (130g) • Repairing Foot Remedy (80ml) All beautifully packaged in one of our sleek, classic collection boxes. This style of collection will be available from January 2022. For a limited edition, festive version, please refer to your accompanying Luxury Gift Guide until December 2021.

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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 for preventing sweat from 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.


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

Original | 1Z

Sweet Bellini | SB

Coconut | 2Z

Citrus | 3Z

Creamy Colada | CC Ginger and Lime | MBP

Zesty Mojito | ZM


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

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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 For other variations of our luscious body washes, head to pages 40 and 44.

MINI BODY WASH COLLECTION £14 | 4 x 50ml | G1MBW Enjoy the four zesty, exotic and indulgent fragrances of your favourite body washes on the go in this mini collection, complete with an organic cotton bag. This style of collection will be available from January 2022. For a limited edition, festive version, please refer to your accompanying Luxury Gift Guide until December 2021.

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"Lovely smelling oil that isn’t too oily, just enough to give your skin a lovely glow and scent." ALISON, TROPIC CUSTOMER

LUXURY BODY OIL £28 | 150ml Awaken or soothe your way to skin that’s silky soft, with a luxury body oil that also enhances your mood.



• A lightweight, fast-absorbing blend of grapeseed, apricot kernel, borage and macadamia oils to deeply nourish skin.

• A rich, indulgent and deeply nourishing blend of argan, buriti, golden jojoba and coconut oils.

• 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.

• 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. AW 2021 | ISSUE 3 | GLOW | 53

...and Relax

Available in four luxurious scents, our Bath Foams will cocoon you in a soothing bubble of relaxation.

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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 are part of our Return 5, Get 1 Free initiative. Available scents:

Tahitian Vanilla and Coconut | 1TVC

refill | RFTV

Passion Fruit and Ginger Lily | 2TVC

refill | 2TVCR

Monoi and Orange Flower | 3TVC refill | 3TVCR So Sleepy | 4TVC

refill | 4TVCR

"The most luxurious bubble bath I have ever used; the scent is beautiful. " EMMA, TROPIC CUSTOMER


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Drifting off should be a dreamy experience, which is why our So Sleepy favourites are here to help you do just that...



leeping well is the cornerstone of good health, affecting 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 allow 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 premium distilled essential oils, including lavender, rose geranium, 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.


luxury bath foam

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


520ml refills are part of our Return 5, Get 1 Free initiative. • This decadent, 100% natural bubble bath provides the ultimate pre-bed relaxation. • 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.

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

SO SLEEPY pillow mist

£20 | 75ml | SSPM £19 SAVE £1 | refill 75ml

In an independent clinical study of 56 volunteers who suffer from insomnia or other sleep disorders...


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

Testers’ skin elasticity also improved by 12.5% from the increased sleep they experienced 2020


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

This style of collection will be available from January 2022. For a limited edition, festive version, please refer to your accompanying Luxury Gift Guide until December 2021.

This collection contains: • So Sleepy Temple Balm (10ml) • So Sleepy Pillow Mist (30ml) • Unwind Hand Creambalm (20ml)

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Always on hand to keep your mitts moisturised and clean.


Shea butter and macadamia oil thoroughly nourish hands and cuticles, while our signature essential oils give this fast-absorbing lotion a mouthwateringly tropical scent.


£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 Pouches are part of our Return 5, Get 1 Free initiative. Discover more at

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Both our Hand Lotion and Hand Wash kill 99.9% of germs.


SAVE £12


The cleansing power couple every bathroom needs. This is a gift box-free collection. This collection contains: • Signature Hand Wash (180ml) • Signature Hand Lotion (180ml)



Luxurious, nourishing butters of illipe, cupuaçu and shea are blended with softening macadamia and repairing tamanu oils to create this indulgent, rich Hand Creambalm.

Unwind | RB1 Wild lavender, chamomile and frankincense restore inner calm.

Recharge | RB2 Ginger, lime peel and peppermint energise your senses.

Uplift | RB3 Jasmine, yuzu and wild mango promote a sense of wellbeing.


£12 | 40ml | RB0 Our Calm Balm was specially created with repairing tamanu oil and calming blue chamomile for NHS workers during the pandemic. Now everyone can enjoy its soothing benefits! We’re donating all the profits from our Calm Balm to the Trussell Trust.

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 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 antibacterial lemon myrtle essential oil.

So far, we’ve raised over £125,000 for the Trussell Trust with our Calm Balm and Hand Sanitiser, helping to support their work to stop UK hunger and poverty. AUGUST 2021

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Products to pamper and care for your hard-working hands.

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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 to 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 four-sided nail care must-have.


Treat your hands with this step-by-step guide to an indulgent at-home manicure. STEP 1: Buff, shape and polish your nails to perfection using the Nail Block. STEP 2: Exfoliate your hands using Body Smooth (see page 42) and then rinse. STEP 3: Apply Superfood Hand Therapy all over your hands and massage in for at least a minute.

"I absolutely love this collection. The hand cream has the most amazing smell and the oils deeply moisturise your hands. The nail nectar is brilliant for the cuticles; really softens and hydrates them." DAWN, TROPIC CUSTOMER

STEP 4: Drop some Nail Nectar onto each cuticle and gently massage in to finish.

THE PERFECT TOUCH hand and nail collection

| GPTC Go box-free and save £2 | PTC £20


This collection contains: • Superfood Hand Therapy (80ml) • Organic Nail Nectar (10ml) • Nail Block All beautifully packaged in one of our sleek, classic collection boxes. This style of collection will be available from January 2022. For a limited edition, festive version, please refer to your accompanying Luxury Gift Guide until December 2021.

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TAILORED SUMMER GODDESS shimmering body oil

£28 | 150ml | 1SGSL A nourishing body oil infused with an 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 plant allo-melanin technology, clinically proven to outperform traditional tanning agents. • With mango butter and beetroot amino acids to smooth, hydrate and prepare skin for a stunning, sun-kissed glow.

INSTANT GLOW perfecting leg serum

£14 | 100ml | MIGN A must-have instant bronzing serum for totally tanned 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, and 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 a gorgeously sun-kissed glow by morning. • Plant allo-melanin mimics the colour of your own melanin to provide a perfectly tailored tan. • Antioxidant-rich kiwi fruit water gives you healthylooking, hydrated, radiant skin all over.


Dual-sided and velvety soft for an effortless application.

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TOP TIP: If you want to top up your tan, you need to take a little trip to destination exfoliation first! Although exfoliating 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 (page 42) as the perfect skin primer and notice the difference for yourself!

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Sun protection that puts the care into sun care, whatever your skin type!

Our reef-safe, broad-spectrum sun care range spans multiple products, which are all blended in the UK, combining both mineral and 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

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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 plums protect the skin from free radicals. • Perfect for super sensitive or reactive skin.

SPF 30

SPF 50

GREAT BARRIER sun lotion

£28 | 200ml £18 SPF 50 | 100ml • This fast-absorbing lotion combines both mineral and synthetic sun filters. • Glides onto skin, leaving you with zero white cast and maximum protection. • Green algae extract protects against the damaging effects of 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.


cooling aftersun lotion

£22 SAVE £2 | 200ml £12 | 100ml • A deeply soothing, super-cooling lotion. • Hydrating aloe vera juice and soothing menthol cool sundamaged skin. • Jojoba oil and vitamin E work to repair skin, while bisabolol and eucalyptus leave it feeling rejuvenated. To see codes, head to page 113.

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Model wears Skin Shade Tinted Facial Sun Cream in Medium/Dark

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SPF 50


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 longlasting hydration. • Perfect on its own or as a primer under makeup. SPF 50+

SUN STICK £20 | 17g • Great for sun care on the go, use it to top up protection on sun damage-prone areas such as the shoulders and forehead.

or Grace holding to face

• With organic tamanu and cottonseed oils to nourish and anti-inflammatory marshmallow root extract to soothe. Safety tested for babies over six months. TOP TIP: Return five empties of any sun care products and receive a 15ml Sun Day for free! Discover more at SPF 50


tinted facial sun cream

£24 | 40ml

Light/Medium Medium/Dark • This tinted, mineral facial sunscreen provides dewy coverage and is 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.

"We’ll be using Tropic’s Great Barrier Sun Lotion, Sun Day Facial UV Defence and Sun Stick this summer." THE INDEPENDENT

To see codes, head to page 113.

Julie tinted skin shade




Hair care essentials to show your locks the love they deserve.


Add Scalp Massager for just £5!

• Cleansing • Refreshing • Nourishing


This effective, pH-balanced hair wash has been specially formulated to cleanse and refresh oily and thin hair from root to tip. Its super concentrated, light consistency means a little goes a long way. • It works by using coconut-derived cleansers to lift dirt and remove build-up. • Aloe vera juice and babassu extract work their botanical magic to soothe the scalp and strengthen and nourish hair.




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. • Rinse and then apply Hair Feast to the lengths and ends and leave on overnight for an intensive mask treatment. • Rinse your hair again the next morning and apply Hair Smooth to the ends of your hair for added nourishment. • Air-dry or style your hair for silky smooth locks all day long.



• Nourishing • 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 nourishing hair cleanser has been specially developed for sensitive scalps and dry, thick or coloured hair. It’s found its perfect match in our Scalp Massager too, which helps to cleanse the harder-to-reach areas of your scalp to remove dirt and excess sebum, stimulate follicles to boost hair growth and 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. • With pro-vitamin B5 to promote vitality – you’ll have your shine back in no time.


"I love that it’s natural, it smells incredible and it leaves my hair feeling soft.” HOLLY, TROPIC CUSTOMER

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£18 | 200ml | 1HFD

£24 | 75ml | 1HSR

• Moisture-replenishing • Strengthening • Shine-boosting

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.

deep conditioning treatment

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 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 an overnight mask, we can guarantee you’ll have the hair toss nailed.

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


radiance oil

You can apply it to wet hair and rinse off after 20 minutes for a shine-enhancing treatment, smooth on before you wash for extra nourishment, or apply to the 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 will 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!

Add Scalp Massager for just £5!




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)

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Looking for smooth, even coverage that cares for your skin and lasts? Get to know the products that will help you ace your base. UPDATED


light-diffusing concealer Enriched with collagen-boosting algae extract, this brightening concealer creates a radiant, more youthful-looking complexion. Illuma shades 4, 6 and 9 will be available from mid-November.


Shade 1 (formerly Latte)


Part of our Return 5, Get 1 Free initiative.

Shade 3 Shade 2 (formerly Barley) (formerly Brûlée)




Shade 4


Shade 5 (formerly Chai)



Shade 6


Shade 7 (formerly Toffee)


Shade 8 (formerly Truffle)

NEW Shade 9



SPF 35

Shade 1 (formerly Porcelain) | BBF1 SPF 35

Shade 2 (formerly Barely Nude) | BBF2 SPF 35

Shade 3 (formerly Warm Beige) | BBF3 SPF 35

Shade 4 | BBF4 SPF 35

Shade 5 (formerly Soft Honey) | BBF5 SPF 35

Shade 6 (formerly Smooth Caramel) | BBF6 SPF 15

Shade 7 | BBF7 SPF 15

Shade 8 (formerly Rich Mocha) | BBF8 SPF 10

Shade 9 | BBF9 SPF 10

Shade 10 (formerly Maple) | BBF10 SPF 10

Shade 11 (formerly Espresso) | BBF11 UPDATED


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 protects 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 give a flawless, healthy glow.


Shade 1 (formerly Porcelain)


Shade 2 (formerly Barely Nude)


Refresh your foundation, save the planet and make savings with our fully-compostable Refill Pouches, available in every shade. Check out page 114 for shade codes. Mineral Foundation shades 4, 7 and 9 will be available from mid-November.


SPF 25

SAVE £4.80

FULL COVERAGE KABUKI BRUSH 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


Shade 3 (formerly Warm Beige)


Shade 4



Shade 5 (formerly Soft Honey)


Shade 6 (formerly Smooth Caramel)


Shade 7



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

Shade 8 (formerly Rich Mocha)



Shade 9


Shade 10 (formerly Maple)

MFS10 SPF 10

Shade 11 (formerly Espresso)


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SAVE £24

Receive a Full Coverage Kabuki Brush for free! Create a natural-looking finish with our essential Flawless Collection.

This collection contains:

• • • •

Beauty Booster sheer foundation Mineral Foundation Illuma light-diffusing concealer Full Coverage Kabuki Brush

Shade 1 + Shade 1 + Shade 1

Shade 1 + Shade 1 + Shade 1

Shade 3 + Shade 3 + Shade 1

Shade 3 + Shade 3 + Shade 1

Available shades: You can choose a different shade for each product when you complete a Flawless Collection. However, there are also a number of set collections with predetermined shades that can be ordered if you suit these combinations, available as both gifted and eco versions. Check out page 113 for codes. The Flawless Collections with Mineral Foundations and Beauty Boosters in shades 4, 7 and 9 will be available from mid-November onward.

Shade 4 + Shade 4 + Shade 2

Shade 4 + Shade 4 + Shade 3

Shade 5 + Shade 4 + Shade 2

Shade 5 + Shade 5 + Shade 3

Shade 6 + Shade 7 + Shade 5

Shade 6 + Shade 6 + Shade 3

Shade 7 + Shade 8 + Shade 5

Shade 7 + Shade 8 + Shade 5

Shade 9 + Shade 8 + Shade 7

Shade 9 + Shade 8 + Shade 7

Shade 9 + Shade 9 + Shade 6

Shade 10 + Shade 10 + Shade 7

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Shade 1 + Shade 1 + Shade 1

Shade 2 + Shade 2 + Shade 1

Shade 2 + Shade 2 + Shade 1

Shade 2 + Shade 2 + Shade 2

Shade 3 + Shade 3 + Shade 1

Shade 4 + Shade 5 + Shade 2

Shade 4 + Shade 3 + Shade 2

Shade 4 + Shade 5 + Shade 2

Shade 5 + Shade 5 + Shade 3

Shade 5 + Shade 5 + Shade 3

Shade 6 + Shade 6 + Shade 5

Shade 6 + Shade 6 + Shade 3

Shade 7 + Shade 7 + Shade 6

Shade 8 + Shade 8 + Shade 5

Shade 8 + Shade 8 + Shade 5

Shade 8 + Shade 8 + Shade 5

Shade 10 + Shade 10 + Shade 7

Shade 10 + Shade 10 + Shade 7

Shade 11 + Shade 11 + Shade 8

Shade 11 + Shade 11 + Shade 8

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Shade references for each image are for the following product order: Beauty Booster, Mineral Foundation and Illuma.


Customisable COLOUR Create your own makeup masterpiece that’s entirely unique to you!

Colour Palette contains (from bottom to top): Jet Set in Bali Bronze, Blush Crush in Cheeky Peach, Kiss Me Quick Lipstick in Peony Pop, Eyes on You in Aura, Eyes on You in Cinnamon and Brow Boss in Carob Scattered Pans (from bottom to top): Eyes on You in Halo, Eyes on You in Cinnamon, Blush Crush in Cheeky Peach, Jet Set in Bali Bronze and Brow Boss in Carob

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Colour Palette contains (from left to right): Blush Crush in Cheeky Peach, Kiss Me Quick Lipstick in Peony Pop, Eyes on You in Aura, Eyes on You in Cinnamon and Brow Boss in Carob




SAVE £16

What’s most important to you when it comes to your beauty products? Convenience? Compactness? Sustainability? Our award-winning, sleek and versatile Complete Colour Palette allows 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, the struggle to streamline your handbag heroes just got a whole lot more palatable. 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 highquality 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.



Product pans come in three sizes: S £8 |

M £16 |

L £20

A | MC1

B | MC2

C | MC3

D | MC4





Want some help creating your personal makeup look?

eco fact!

The Colour Palette has prevented more than 15 tonnes of plastic waste from being generated, compared to our previous makeup range. CORRECT AS OF AUGUST 2021

Your Tropic Ambassador will be able to help you build your very own Colour Palette! To see which products can go into your Colour Palette, simply check out the next few pages. This style of palette will be available from January 2022. For a limited edition festive version, please refer to your accompanying Luxury Gift Guide until December 2021.

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Ace that base

Shade 1 (formerly Macadamia)




UNDERCOVER cream concealer


£12 | EB2





Shade 4

Shade 5 (formerly Pecan)

Apply using the small end of the Flat Detailing Brush.

£16 £20


Shade 3 (formerly Sand)


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.

Shade 2

Shade 6


Shade 7 (formerly Shell)


Shade 8 (formerly Clay)



perfecting powder A loose, mineral finishing powder to mattify your skin throughout the day. Apply with the Full Coverage Kabuki Brush for a lightweight finish. • Mineral microspheres diffuse light to blur fine lines and pores.

Shade 9 (formerly Cacao)


SOFT FOCUS Light | SFP Refill | SFPR

• 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% with our fully compostable Refill Pouch.


SAVE £4.80

MAKE IT MATTE setting powder

SOFT FOCUS Dark | SFP2 Refill | SFDR

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 WINNER


pressed bronzer


Havana Heat

Bali Bronze



Tahiti Tan BZ5 BZ2

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

£16 £20



BLUSH CRUSH 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.




Rosy Glow

Cinnamon Sugar

Very Berry

Cheeky Peach

Sunkissed Orchid

Golden Apricot




With natural mica particles to leave cheeks with a subtle lustre.

£16 £20

Pinch Me Pink BH4 BH5




Shades Rosy Glow, Cinnamon Sugar and Very Berry are available from January 2022.


Soft Heather Active types and those with drier skin will love the trio of cream colours that keep skin supple and moisturised, while if you have oilier skin or like your blusher with a sprinkling of sparkle, the pressed powders above should race to the top of your list.


Coral Bloom BHC5 BHC2

Coffee Cherry BHC6 BHC3

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Sculpt and Glow SO SCULPTED



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

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



Savannah | CRC1

Rose Gold | HI1

Sunrise | HIC1

Spring Lily | HI2

Sunset | HIC2




Sienna | CRC2


Sahara | CP1

Sepia | CP2

Afterglow | HI3

Moonlight | HI4

Golden Hour | HI5

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• Applying concealer to your under-eye area? Apply in the shape of a triangle, 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 should 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.




Model wears Walnut Defining Powder

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.


Model wears Cedar Defining Powder

Walnut | BCS1 for redheads/ blondes

Cedar | BCS2

for dark blondes/ brunettes

Carob | BCS3

for dark brunettes/ black hair

Model wears Willow Bark Defining Pomade


Willow Bark | BP1 for redheads/ blondes

Hazelnut | BP2

for dark blondes/ brunettes

Model wears Tazman Pepper Defining Pomade

Tazman Pepper | BP3 for dark brunettes/ black hair

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

Model wears Carob Defining Powder

£8 | EBS1

Model wears Carob Defining Powder


Model wears: Brow Boss in Carob, Eyes On You in Bamboo Charcoal, Eyes On You in Meteor, Eyes On You in Galaxy, Undercover in Cacao, Blush Crush in Cherry Coffee, Beauty Booster in Shade 11, Mineral Foundation in Shade 11, Lash Extension Kit in Black, Silk Gel Liner in Black, Lip Glaze in Toffee Spice


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 highimpact lashes we all dream about.

Black | FGB Brown | FGBR


• The perfect partner 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 5, Get 1 Free initiative. Discover more at



• Extension Fibres • Fixing Gel Mascara

Black | GLEK Brown | GLBR


• A richly pigmented, conditioning gel formula to create a more defined eye look, with an innovative twist-andsharpen feature for easy application. • Waterproof, sweat-proof and ultra long-lasting. Part of our Return 5, Get 1 Free initiative. AS SEEN IN VOGUE

Warm Brown | PE4 Luna | PE5

Slate | PE2

Brown | PE3

Ebony | PE1 Model wears: Brow Boss in Carob (for brows and to line under eyes), Eyes On You in Chestnut, Eyes On You in Aura (as an eyeshadow and highlighter), Eyes On You in Oatmeal, Eyes On You in Sunkissed Orchid, Jet Set in Bali Bronze, Illuma in Shade 1, Beauty Booster in Shade 2, Mineral Foundation in Shade 2, Lash Extension Kit in Black, Silk Gel Liner in Black, Kiss Me Quick in Lush Lychee


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

Cashew | ES6 Marula | ES3 Shea Nut | ES5

EYES ON YOU pressed shadow

Chestnut | ES4


From sleek satins to dazzling shimmers and rich mattes, our super smooth, deeply pigmented range of eye shadows is the eye makeup toolkit of your dreams. • Shimmer shades create a subtle highlight and are best suited to the inner corners and middle of the eyelid. • 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. • The darker shades add intensity and definition, and are best suited to the outer corners of the eyelid or lining the lash line.


Baobab | ES2 Maca | ES8 Cinnamon | ES7 Kahai | ES12 Bamboo Charcoal | ES1 WAX LINER

MADE YOU LOOK wax liner


Slate | EL1

• Luxuriously silky and enriched with berry fruit wax for long-lasting wear.

Ebony | EL2

• This versatile wax liner can be used to create a slick eyeliner flick, or buffed out for a smoky look.

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Model wears: Beauty Booster in Shade 5, Mineral Foundation in Shade 6, Illuma in Shade 4, Blush Crush in Coffee Cherry, Brow Boss in Carob


Eco Artist

Making sustainable makeup choices should be a purchasing priority for any beauty enthusiast. Our collection of brushes is made of vegan fibres and sustainably sourced wood, so you can apply your makeup in the knowledge that you’re doing good with every stroke.

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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.

FULL COVERAGE KABUKI BRUSH £24 | FB4 Velvet-soft fibres in a gentle dome shape help you achieve a flawless application of Mineral Foundation.


EYE SHADOW BRUSH £12 | EB3 Blend and buff eye shadow for a professional result.

A dual-ended multi-tasker to blend cream, liquid and powder with effortless accuracy.

MAKEUP MULTI-TASKERS POWDER BRUSH £14 | FB3 Apply blusher, bronzer and setting powder with ease.

FLAT DETAILING BRUSH £12 | EB2 Achieve full coverage, high intensity makeup application with this dual-ended essential.



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

LIP BRUSH £12 | LB1 Effortlessly and precisely apply your Tropic lip products with this makeup kit must-have.

ACCESSORIES PURE PRECISION £8 | SP beauty drop sponge

This versatile sponge ensures a flawless, even application.



Keep your Line Up Lip Pencils (see next page) on point with our aluminium Sharpener.

This ultra-sleek, 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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From left to right: Guavaberry, Lushe Lychee, Juicy Apricot, Wild Watermelon, Go Go Goji, Lush Lychee, Peony Pop,Fresh Fig, Nude Blush


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LINE UP lip pencil


Stripped | P3

Flirt | P2

Bold | P1

Offering 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.

Dare | P4




Strut | P5

Fierce | P6

Brave | P7


Guavaberry | L1

• 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.

New shades available from mid-November

Wild Watermelon | L3

Cherry On Top | L5


Plum Pout | L6

£20 | lipstick £16 SAVE £4 | colour cartridge | small pan £8 • From everyday wearable shades to high-impact hues,

all our lipsticks are made from 100% naturally derived ingredients, plant extracts, mineral colourants or safe synthetic pigments.

• Nourishing babassu and passionfruit oils allow effortless application, while plumping plant peptides give your pout a naturally fuller appearance.

For codes for individual pans and cartridges, see page 114.


Hot Poppy | L9


Go Go Goji | L2

TOP TIP: Once you return five empty Colour Cartridges, you will receive a new one for free!

Colour Cartridge

Pomegranate Punch | L7

Lush Lychee | L4

Fresh Fig | L8

"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."

Juicy Apricot | L11

Peony Pop | L12


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If your lips are in need of some lustre, have a glazey day and add some shimmer to your lip look.

Velvet Peach | LG4

Rose Blossom | LG8

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 5, Get 1 Free initiative.

Candy Pop | LG1

Coral Crush | LG5

Toffee Spice | LG6

Scarlet Shimmer | LG7

Sugar Plum | LG2

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Model wears: Beauty Booster in Shade 2, Illuma in Shade 2, Lip Stain in Pink Bloom, Lash Extension Kit in Black, Silk Gel Liner in Luna in the waterline

Clear | 1LFA



plumping lip conditioner

£12 A continuous sell-out all year round, this creamy balm comes in three shades – 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.

Rosewood | 1LFC

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


Pink Guava | 1LFB

nourishing balm

£4 | 1M1

A compact, nourishing balm – packaged in postconsumer recycled plastic – that’s soon to become your pout’s best pal. • Shea butter softens softens and soothes vulnerable skin. • Beta-carotene improves the tone and texture of your lips, promotes cell renewal and gives Lip Love its vibrant colour (until it hits your lips)! • With its smooth, silky texture courtesy of cocoa butter, the balm is packed with omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin E to protect you from the elements!



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Introducing the latest additions to our makeup range! These brand new, smudge-proof Lip Stains (they work wonders as a cheek tint too!) provide pout perfection all day long. Available in two wearable shades, they glide onto lips to bring a vibrant wash of colour to your look. They’re the nourishing makeup must-haves you didn’t even know you needed until now! • Hyaluronic acid boosts hydration levels to keep your pout looking plump and smooth. • Passionfruit and sweet orange oils provide a touch of delicious sweetness with every application.

Pink Bloom


all that glitters is bold

Instead of a means of covering up, makeup should celebrate skin and accentuate our favourite features, so let’s play!


Flirty, playful and pout-enhancing, Patsy O’Neill has shown Shauna’s lips a shade of red that brings a bold touch to this bronzed look. When asked what she likes to celebrate about herself, Shauna told us she’s pretty proud of her “good, thick, Irish hair!” We can’t disagree with her there...

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Both shimmering and splendid, Dani Guinsberg’s look on Maggie has us all gawping at that enhanced natural gloss – from skin, to lips, to the rose gold glitter around the eyes. This is a look that’ll make a lasting impression, date night won’t know what’s hit it! AW 2021 | ISSUE 3 | GLOW | 91

‘THE TEMPTRESS’ ON LAURA Laura’s lush pink lips and smoky, red carpet eyes give off a real ‘too glam to give a damn’ aura. By enhancing her natural smile with a pastel shade and tying it into the cheeks, Dani Guinsberg has given Laura an approachable yet dazzling demeanour that will make everyone want to get up and dance with her, day or night! When asked what she likes to celebrate about herself, Laura told us, “I feel comfortable in my own skin, which is something that just gets even better with time!”


Fresh-faced and fancy-free, Emily Wood’s look on Harry only worked to enhance his heartthrob hair and piercing eyes. “When you’re applying the lip liner,” Emily told us, “use your finger to brush round the perimeter of the lip to give a more diffused look and create the illusion that you have bigger lips, yet don’t have a lot of product on there.”

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Juicy, glossy and with gorgeous glints of gold, this cosmic queen lid combined with the popping toffee lips is – we’re sure you’ll agree – a fine work of art! Here, Aimee Twist has used our Toffee Spice Lip Glaze to add some serious lip lacquer, which will only draw more attention to Beth’s lovely dimpled smile.

‘MAKE THEM WINK’ ON NICOLE Pretty, pink, and perfectly pulled together, this shimmery, showstopping number is bound to establish that all-eyes-on-you vibe, wherever you go. With pristine brows and a nude lip look that promises to last the evening, Aimee Twist has wowed the cameras with her creation on Nicole. When asked what she likes to celebrate about herself, Nicole told us, “Contour is such a classic product for me, I like to think I have nice cheekbones and I love to accentuate and celebrate them with makeup!”

‘SMOKE AND MIRRORS’ ON JAYDE This modern take on a traditional, sexy smoky eye and a nude, glossy lip get-up is only serving to accentuate Jayde’s stunning features. Here, Pauline Briscoe has made a point of using highlighter to enhance the skin’s natural glow and tie the rest of the face into the lip gloss. Jayde loves a look that celebrates her lips, telling us “They’re probably my favourite facial feature!”

‘MAKE THEM WINK’ ON MARIE A touch of Peony Pop and a shimmering pink lid means Marie’s brilliant blue eyes and striking smile are lit up even brighter! Em-J has mastered a touch of glam here coupled with more subtle, softly flushed cheeks and some cheery sparkle. This is no less than an enchanting party outfit for your face, or even that dazzling dinner date look you’ve been after!

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Silver Linings NOTEBOOK

Why practising gratitude and celebrating what we have is the mental health hack we should all make part of our routines.

By Elizabeth Kennedy


hen we think of celebrations, our minds tend to settle on exuberant parties, room-filling applause and monumental milestones. However, while all of these celebrations are, of course, important – and not to mention pretty novel after the year we’ve had – there’s definitely something to be said about the power of the smaller celebrations, or the petite parties if that’s more your vibe. Appreciating the small things (the ones we sometimes take for granted) each day is an exercise that can be peacefully meditative and grounding, help us to feel more present and and send our mindset in a more positive direction. As a naturally glass-half-full type, I’ve always felt I’m fairly appreciative and positive in my mindset, but

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even the peppiest among us often struggled to see the silver linings when we were thrust into a nationwide lockdown, a few times over. The parts of my life I was most grateful for – seeing my family and friends (in person), travelling to new places and going to my favourite restaurants – were no longer available to maintain the spring in my step. It was after many of us were told that we couldn’t see our families at Christmas that my celebratory supplies ran empty. It didn’t feel like there was much to celebrate, and the festive season felt distinctly, well, un-festive. Feeling uncharacteristically low, I decided to try my hand at gratitude journaling, something I’d previously unfairly, and rather cynically, dismissed as belonging in the same realm as crystal healing and

tarot reading (although if I’m honest, I’d have given those a fair go too). And although sticking to writing in my journal each day had a shaky start, as is often the case with new habits, I soon found that taking three minutes at the end of the day to celebrate what had made me smile, laugh or feel comforted was something I really cherished and looked forward to. There’s never anything too elaborate, and more often than not it’ll be a sunny morning, a phone call with my sister or a coffee that hits just right, but this daily ritual of celebrating the small moments of bliss has become an essential part of my mental health maintenance, even after normal life has returned. On some level, we all know that being grateful is a good thing, saying thank you is one of the

A BRUSH OF POSITIVITY Saying some positive affirmations to yourself while brushing your teeth in the morning, such as “Who I am is more valuable than what I own”, sets you up for the day feeling positive, and it’s easy to remember because you do it alongside an existing step in your morning routine.


first social etiquettes we learn as children, but why can it have such a positive impact on our brains when practised regularly? Psychologist Dr Audrey Tang explains that: “positive psychology (the study of what makes people more likely to thrive, even through adversity) has been a growing field since the 1980s. Over the years, it’s been found that a positive mindset can be linked to greater life satisfaction, a higher cheerfulness rating, lower reports of depression, a greater sense of wellbeing and also physical health benefits such as lower blood pressure, longer life expectancy and a lower risk of cardiac events.” And even better news for those who err on the side of glasshalf-empty, Tang explains that we can “retrain our brain to behave more positively, taking advantage of its neuroplasticity, or in layman’s terms, repeated positive exposure can help it behave in a certain way.” So, when considering why something as simple as a repeated morning walk, evening yoga session or gratitude journal entry provided such a break from the more negative thoughts during lockdown, Tang explains that: “through doing more of these activities, you stimulate ‘happy hormones’ or ‘happy neurotransmitters’ which results in more positive pathways being built and the negative ones being dampened. Savouring the little wins on a regular basis is one simple way to improve our mental health overall.” So, we’re sold on the benefits of celebrating, but how do we stick to it? Although journalling was my personal introduction to celebrating the small things, Tang suggests that while this is effective, it does involve some preparation and can therefore be harder to stick to. Here she recommended some more informal alternatives that can be easier to work into a daily routine.

Tang suggests “stretching each morning when you wake up and thinking about the people you’re grateful for, the things you’re grateful for and one thing you’re proud of yourself for.”


On a short walk, or it could even be when climbing the stairs, say a thank you after each step or as you get to each tree or marker of choice. It could be thanking your body for getting you there or anything you want to celebrate, but matching your positive thoughts with movement creates a childlike sense of fun, explains Tang.


Choose a word at the start of your day such as kind, warm, helpful, self-disciplined, focused, flexible, balanced, pleasant, tolerant, open, honest, trusting etc. and focus on being it today! Tang suggests that it’s even better to go for one that’s a bit more unusual for you, as the sense of achievement and celebration is more rewarding.

So, if you are a more negative thinker, are there any top tips for making a change towards the positive a permanent fixture? Well, Tang explains that change has three zones. “The comfort zone, the stretch zone and the panic zone. Understandably, we don’t particularly want to be in the panic zone, but the stretch zone can actually feel pretty nice.” By doing something each day that places us in the stretch zone, be it walking a little further or taking the first steps to learning a new skill, we ultimately push our panic zone, and therefore our more negative feelings, further away. However we choose to celebrate the small positive aspects of our lives, it’s apparent that the benefits can be huge. And when I flick back to January in my notebook, a month where many of us felt there was very little to be joyous about, and see that I wrote: “blue skies, coffee in bed and starting a new book” in my gratitude list, I still get a little kick of positivity. And surely that in itself is something to celebrate. Start celebrating! Write down one small thing you’d like to toast to below:

ENJOY THE MOMENT It sounds like an obvious one, but Tang explains that if you find yourself enjoying a moment, take time to maximise that enjoyment. Take a few more deep breaths and savour it, even if you feel like you have a busy day ahead.

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younger self A LETTER TO MY

If you could send younger you a postcard from your time in the future, what would it say? By Malak El-Gonemy


ave you ever reflected on a difficult time and wished that you could go back and tell yourself that you will get through it, no matter how impossible it might feel? Wish you could say to yourself that these periods of adversity, and surviving these times, can lead to a greater understanding of yourself, your strength and your resilience? It’s often only after we’ve been through something that we’re able to contextualise it and view it from a different perspective, one that has the benefit of hindsight; ‘Another year older, another year wiser’, as the proverb goes. Well, we’ve researched behaviours we can nurture every day to help change how we relate to and even celebrate our past, present and future. You can thank us later!


If there’s one thing our younger selves would have benefitted from hearing, it’s that there will be periods where we feel low, and that’s okay. We spoke to Clinical Psychologist, Dr Powell-Jones, about the importance of accepting our emotions and the experiences that trigger them, and not just the ones that make us feel good. We need the full spectrum of emotions to survive, Powell-Jones explains, referring to the positive function of emotions like anger in eliciting vital social change, anxiety in keeping us safe, and grief and loss signalling our meaningful connection with those we love. A study conducted by researchers Jonathan M. Adler and Hal E. Hershfield demonstrated a strong correlation between mixed emotional experience and psychological welfare, with the participants who reported feeling both positive and negative emotions demonstrating an improvement in wellbeing over those who didn’t. It’s unrealistic to expect to be happy and content all the time – highs and lows help us to feel human, but it’s all about learning to ride them out.


The message seems to be that we should try to allow ourselves to feel all the feels. But, with painful memories and emotions, this is easier said than done. Nobody likes feeling upset or stressed, and these memories and experiences can be anxiety-provoking. So, how can we practice this in a way that will promote better mental health? Powell-Jones explains that it’s all about accepting our emotions: “Emotions are like little signals generated by the body to let us know that we’re feeling a certain way. Socalled negative feelings are usually a signal of an unmet need.” For example, if you’re feeling sad, it might be that you’re craving connection or comfort. Frustration can be a signal that you seek validation or a need to be heard. “Notice an emotion and be curious about it. Ask yourself what the feeling is, what it’s telling you and how you can try and fulfil that need,” she says. If you’re struggling to identify how you’re feeling, she recommends checking out Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions. This notion of acceptance is the basis of mindfulness, which is very much at the core of acceptance and commitment therapy. “We talk about letting go, but what’s really important is letting go of the struggle to let go,” says Powell-Jones. This involves accepting the things that have happened to us and the emotions they have triggered. In time, we will come to regard them with a healthy curiosity and see them as an opportunity to grow and learn. But, in a culture where we’re often encouraged to ‘put on a brave face’, this can be really challenging. There is the temptation to turn our backs on any negative emotions and the experiences that trigger them in the hope that they’ll go away. This is actually counterproductive. “The more we try to avoid our emotions, the more they’ll manifest themselves,”

attests Powell-Jones. It’s a phenomenon known as Ironic Process Theory, or The White Bear Effect, first coined by Fyodor Dostoevsky, who said: “Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you’ll see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute.” (Yes, all we can think about is a big white polar bear now too!)


Much of Sarah’s practice in nurturing acceptance over avoidance involves the use of compassion-focused therapy. An exercise she finds incredibly fruitful is letter-writing, where she encourages her clients to write a letter to themselves. “We have lots of different selves,” she explains. “There’s a younger self, a vulnerable self, a professional self, a not-goodenough self…the list goes on.” The way we speak to our younger self is especially important and it’s crucial that this is done with kindness and compassion. Writing a letter to our past self can promote healing and help us gain clarity, and, in turn, have an impact on how we face present-day hardships. Here, Dr Powell-Jones shares her top tips on writing to your younger self: Be compassionate: This is no place for criticism. Be empathic: Validate your experiences and the emotions they trigger. Be courageous: You have more strength and wisdom than you did back then. You have survived a lot and you can stand up for your younger self now. So, grab your pen and paper, and get started on one of the most important letters you’ll ever write. We’ll be with you every step of the way! For helpful resources and information, visit

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orking as a beauty editor for well over a decade, it’s been my job to test products, review treatments and interview beauty experts from around the globe – and unsurprisingly, I’ve loved every minute. The maintenance of my skin took a village, but with the UK’s top facialists and aesthetic doctors on speed dial, I was in good hands. But when the pandemic hit, life changed and lockdown meant a rethink of my beauty routine, and it did for all of us, it also meant uncertainty, fear and stress. The first few weeks felt like a blur. I lived in my dressing gown and there were days when I didn’t even wash my face – yes, I comitted this cardinal skincare sin repeatedly!

after my skin, and essentially show myself some love and attention, had far-reaching effects. Aromatherapist Simone Stevens believes what’s inside our skincare has a part to playa part to play in that department too. “Essential oils and extracts, when inhaled, can have a positive impact on our emotions, when the scent of your favourite skincare is inhaled,


So, just by giving your skincare a sniff you can boost your feel-good hormones, and you can activate them even more by spending a little extra time on your application method. I discovered this when I started practising the many massage techniques I’ve written about in countless articles, but never felt the need to try myself – since I spent so much time in the hands of experts. When we repeat an action we enjoy, our brains are flooded with dopamine. “The more we repeat said action – a facial massage, for example – the more we want to repeat the action, and the better we feel,” explains psychologist, therapist and author of wellbeing guide, A Manual for Being Human, Dr Sophie Mort. And that’s not the only hormone that’s released when we use our skincare. “When we’re touched by others or even when we touch ourselves, our brains release oxytocin. Known as the ‘bonding hormone’, oxytocin stimulates the release of other feel-good hormones and reduces the stress hormone cortisol, leaving you feeling cared for and connected, which automatically lifts the mood,” adds Dr Mort.


My beauty regime of old had relied heavily on others, and had never really been focused on self-care, so when I decided to take back control of my days and my skin, what I didn’t expect was how much joy and balance my new self-sufficient skincare regime would provide. BACP-accredited counsellor and psychotherapist Katerina Georgiou, however, is unsurprised as she shares that “our minds and bodies are inextricably linked. How we treat our bodies impacts our emotional health and vice versa. This means self-care in the right doses grounds us, makes us aware of ourselves and our bodies, encourages self-love and gives us a purpose. Whatever else is going on in the world,this remains a constant and can encourage feelings of calm.” The calm I can attest to. I double cleansed, masked, toned, serumed, massaged and moisturised each morning and night, I started to notice how I felt far less anxious. For around 30 minutes, twice a day, I got some respite from the butterflies that had camped out in my stomach during those early weeks of the pandemic, and I was hooked.


What I realised pretty quickly was how skincare regimes are truly a celebration of our skin and ourselves. I felt more positive as a person, as the sheer act of taking time out to look

The likes of eucalyptus and rosemary, found in Smoothing Cleanser, will help you feel focused and mentally relaxed, while the scent of creamy shea butter in Eye Dream Age-defying Overnight Butterbalm will have a comforting effect. And you’ll find the citrusy scents in Face Smooth Brightening Polish have mood-boosting abilities too.

BIG BENEFITS the molecules travel from the olfactory nerves directly to the limbic system – the part of our brains involved in our behavioural and emotional responses. There, they can trigger the release of endorphins and serotonin, better known as feel-good hormones,” she adds.

So, from stress reduction to improved self-esteem, our skincare routines have far-reaching benefits that go way beyond ‘good’ skin. By taking care of your skin, you take care of yourself both mentally and physically, and I for one won’t let my few moments of skincare bliss drop off my daily self-care schedule ever again. AW 2021 | ISSUE 3 | GLOW | 101

The pro-ageing movement is a force to be reckoned with, and anti-ageing culture is surely quaking in its boots, so why are we all rejoicing in the wonders of growing wiser? By Jan Masters


growing older


o. I’ll say it again because I can. No. Although I and body and respecting your skin, understanding its specific would always tack a ‘thank you’ on the end or quirks and needs. That’s the kind of action that will repay you slip a ‘sorry’ in front, it’s taken me years to gain over the years. the courage to politely decline invitations or In a way, lockdown was a hothouse for learning about freelance jobs that I really don’t want to accept. ourselves. After months of not going out (well, nowhere To not go along with every single plan simply to please. Just smart anyway) I learned to drop the mask of the same-old, one of the unexpected benefits that comes with the passing same-old makeup that I used to apply every day. I got brave of time. A revelation worthy of celebration. (or was it slapdash?) about being seen bare-faced in public. There are many things to be grateful for as you segue After all, I was only walking the dog. The upshot has been a from your 20s to 30s, from your 30s to 40s and onwards renewed love of applying makeup in different ways, enjoying (being in my 50s, I’m in the onwards category). One of the switching it up when there’s a reason to go glam. gifts is that you start to appreciate what you’ve learned and While time is a great healer, experience is a great teacher. learn what you appreciate. Two of its vital lessons are that you can grow from your For instance, I now know that showing others gentle, mistakes and that not everything ‘bad’ that happens is genuine kindness (I’m not talking a necessarily the disaster you take it to be shallow version of virtue signalling) at the moment of impact. "Don’t be in a rush, has as great a currency in life as Another lesson is to be your very best high-rolling success. Because it’s the self and trust that’s enough. I spent a particularly when you’re quality and meaning of our everyday lot of my adult life fretting about what young, to change or interactions that make life worthwhile, friends, colleagues, acquaintances and not just how much we’ve gained or even virtual strangers might be thinking conceal what makes you earned. Sure, tangible achievement is about me. What I realised, eventually, is special and unique." important and valuable, but also top that however hard you try, you can never of my list of to-dos are more down-tobe everybody’s cup of Earl Grey, and earth accomplishments, like helping out neighbours or doing anyway, people aren’t focusing on you half as much as you something small but sincere to cheer people up. think. They’re usually too busy worrying about how they’re When it comes to physical appearance, Gen Z and coming across. Millennials have embraced individuality and self-expression I realised comparing myself to others or wringing my to a much greater degree than my generation ever did when hands that I wasn’t doing as well as I ‘should’ be, was also we were a similar age. It’s a positive step. This particularly a waste of time. I tried, instead, to cultivate the habit of hit home during lockdown when I was going through old reminding myself what I had achieved, as well as recognising photographs of me in my 20s. I had long, red, wavy hair, that I’d gone through some really tough times and dug which wasn’t in fashion at the time, and I hated it, the reason myself out of each and every one of them. I straightened and highlighted it blonde for years. With fresh Modern culture is so future-focused. It’s all what’s new eyes, I could see my natural hair was lovely. What’s more, it and what’s next. Mapping out dynamic paths. Scoping out made me, me. possibilities. Expanding horizons. Fulfilling dreams. The The lesson? Don’t be in a rush, particularly when you’re mantra is to keep on moving on. Sure, while the past has young, to change or conceal what makes you special gone and there’s certainly no point in dwelling on it, there is and unique. Beauty isn’t about fillers or filters that make value in pausing to recollect and reflect. To realise how far everyone look the same. It’s about taking care of your mind you’ve already come.

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perfect planet (and the lush landscapes living on our doorstep) By Florence Reeves-White

Snowdonia National Park


ut your hand up if you’ve pulled your walking shoes on and pottered around in the countryside over the past 18 months more than you ever had before... *raises arm* In fact, an NFU survey has found that 45% of people now feel as though they have a greater appreciation for the great outdoors, after exploring it more during life in lockdown. But how does that translate to the way we’re treating this perfectly formed planet? Will the time we took to stop and listen – to seasons changing the shape, feel and fragrances of our local spaces, or to the never-noticed nuances of different birdsong – change the trajectory of our climate crisis? In our ‘Celebration Issue’ we want to stop for a second and throw some positivity into the melting pot of conversation about the conservation of our planet – to reflect on the awe-inspiring landscapes and abundance of life all around us. If we cultivate a closer relationship with the natural world, surely our empathy and persistence in protecting this harmonious home of ours will follow suit. Let’s celebrate some of the most stunning sights that our luscious locale has to offer and consider how we can truly take care of them. We owe it to the generations to come to keep the little party that we call life going for as long as possible, and that all begins with protecting our planet.

Isle Of Skye

SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK, WALES Home to Wales’ highest mountain, Snowdonia National Park is one of Britain’s best breathing spaces. Biodiversity in abundance blesses both the grassy greens and the jagged cliffs of the fourteen conservation areas within the park. A fifth of the site is protected because of its wildlife and geological interest, in order to sustain the rich and unique life that’s able to flourish there ( Due to its location on the western edge of Europe, Snowdonia is swept by warm, wet weather, making it an ideal home for thousands of species and their habitats. Breaking up its harsh cliffs and sky-blue lakes, 23 miles of coastline and sandy beaches play a part in enriching the biodiversity of the area, which houses many native species that are seen nowhere else in the UK.

“One way we can help to care for the rich life structures living in areas such as these when we visit is to travel during low season.”

Snowdonia National Park

ISLE OF SKYE, SCOTLAND The Island of the Mist, or ‘Eilean a’ Cheó’, is famous for its dramatic rockscapes and visionary vistas, with ethereal tales twinkling in ‘fairy pools’ and majestic memories reigning over mountainous, crown-like cliffs. The turquoise pools in question sit at the foot of the formidable Black Cuillin mountains, and legend has it that ‘selkies’ – seals by day and humans by night – would come here to bathe by the light of the moon ( Mythology aside, the Isle of Skye sustains an astonishing array of wildlife, and with that knowledge comes concerns about the large scale of local tourism and treatment of the landscape. One way we can help to care for the rich life structures living in areas such as these when we visit, is to travel during low season (October-March), so less pressure is put on local resources and habitats by hordes of tourists all flocking to the region at once (

Isle Of Skye

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THE GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, NORTHERN IRELAND The Giant’s Causeway is one of the UK’s most magnificent geological trophies, with the 40,000 black basalt columns protruding from the sea being a globally-renowned phenomenon. Some 50-60 million years ago, when volcanic activity meant molten lava was occupying this very spot, hexagonal columns were formed as the lava began cooling at irregular rates ( Today, the rocks – and the pools they cuddle inside them – are home to a vast array of marine life. However, at Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you may feel as though you’re following in the footsteps of giants, a poignant message hits home – if we continue to fill the big boots of those who’ve caused destruction in their wake before us, intricate and fascinatingly-formed sites like this one will be washed away under the sea for none to see. According to UNESCO “changes in sea level or an increased frequency of storm events may, in the future, affect the degree to which the causeway is accessible or visible.” Mitigating the damage of global warming might just be the only way to keep these monumental structures from becoming a drowning, distant memory.


Tropic is planting 7,000 trees in Hampshire, in partnership with Forestry England, in an effort to create even more green spaces for wildlife to enjoy here in the UK!

The Giant’s Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway

Rydal and Grasmere

RYDAL AND GRASMERE, ENGLAND As Wordsworth’s former watering hole and home to hundreds of orange-hued tree species, it’s no wonder that people have been noticing the natural beauty rife in Rydal and Grasmere for centuries. More than most other valleys, Grasmere, Rydal and neighbouring Ambleside show off a diversity of landscape, offering an undiluted and exquisite example of everything the Lake District has to offer. The National Trust tells us that “the conservation link is strong in the valley, too. Wordsworth had protested against the extension of the railway from Windermere, and since then this legacy of looking after this locale has lived on.”

“If we continue to fill the big boots of those who’ve caused destruction in their wake before us, intricate and fascinatingly-formed sites like this one will be washed away.”

Rydal and Grasmere

Rydal and Grasmere

The unparalleled greenery, grassland and gorgeous rock and coastal formations found in the far reaches of the UK are a fundamental reminder of the rich and robust ecosystems that exist on our doorstep. While we (responsibly, please) rest our worn-out minds, retreat to the countryside to celebrate these awe-inspiring spaces and soak in the best that Mother Nature has to offer, it’s important that we take stock of the magic of these naturally flourishing spots. Along with the everyday reminders that we encounter – changing seasons turning the colours of the leaves in local parks, the billowing of a gentle breeze caressing our skin, birdsong poking through the cracks of urban cityscapes – untouched natural landscapes remind us that this beautiful planet operates so perfectly. Each and every organism is reliant on another for survival in some capacity, but with that interlocking dependency comes such fragility. The best thing we can do for those that come after us, and for the Earth, is to cultivate our bonds with nature and look after our home, together. AW 2021 | ISSUE 3 | GLOW | 107



s I introduced myself to a new colleague on a team call – characteristically talking far too fast for her to actually take anything in – I noticed another new face in my line of vision. “Is that a fox in my neighbour’s window?!” my now distracted brain screamed at me. Once the meeting finished, my curiosity drove me downstairs and out the door for a closer look at number four’s newest resident. Neighbours gathered and baffled passers-by slowed to a halt, as an eclectic congregation stared in disbelief at the incongruous creature in the window, all feeling a real sense of belonging, a shared purpose – to free this fox from that first floor flat. Eleven hours of sharing knowledge, sourcing materials (it turns out that ladders can only get you so far before trespassing laws rear their heads) and feeling sorry for the kindly neighbours whose curtains had been torn to shreds by our furry ginger friend, and the police eventually broke in to let the poor fella out. As we watched it scurry down the street, the dog-like detainee finally free from its unconventional domestic prison, why did disappointment – much like the fox and that curtain fabric – thrash around destructively, tearing holes through the threads of my elation? Well, it’s pretty straightforward. When groups of people with similar interests, ambitions and passions rally together on a joint mission, their force is not only naturally so much stronger than that of the individual, but being part of something simply feels good. I mean, have you ever sang until your voice cracks at a concert, a shared thirst for fun and the music pumping through your bodies drawing you – like ends of a magnet – closer to these hundreds, or even thousands, of other humans? There’s something about a crowd moving and singing and dancing in unison that feels electric – community gives us energy and makes us feel charged, alive and present. If it weren’t for our ability, as a human race, to forge connections and establish communities with common hopes and wants and loves, where would we be? Being part of a community is said to help us avoid stress, and it’s even been suggested that having a strong social network is a crucial key to living a longer life. In his book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari claims that the actual survival of the human race (and its prevalence over other species) can be accredited largely to our unparalleled capacity for communication and community building. About 70,000 years ago, an evolutionary mutation meant that we were able, for the first time, to cooperate efficiently in large groups using a unique and complex language. “Ants and bees can also work together in huge numbers,

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As we begin to unfurl our sofabound bodies and flex our social muscles once more, let’s think about how our communities have never felt more important, why we find it so reassuring for people to rally round us and the potential power we can unlock should we use our communities as a force for good. By Florence Reeves-White

but they do so in a very rigid manner and only with close relatives,” explains Harari. “Wolves and chimpanzees cooperate far more flexibly than ants, but they can do so only with small numbers of other individuals that they know intimately. Sapiens can cooperate in extremely flexible ways with countless numbers of strangers.” He suggests that our capacity for language, gossip and storytelling has fostered an ability to bond not just as small groups living in geographically close quarters, but as monumental swaths of people sharing a collective purpose. Whether it be religion or competition or adoration – think Helen of Troy’s face launching a thousand ships – we all have a longing for belonging to something bigger, to have something magnetising in common drawing us closer, forging connections for us. But the power of community isn’t always used in a way that should be celebrated. It originated as a sport which unified the working classes, and (whether you’re a fan or a cynic) it’s undeniable that the energy bounding through the streets after a momentous football match is true testament to togetherness, but the occasional fury of its fans provides evidence of forces of community that shouldn’t be celebrated. The reaction in the UK to the Euros 2020 final result showed us that two hugely powerful communities – football fandom and the internet – could band together and create barbaric results. Vogue columnist and Instagram inspiration, Raven Smith noted that “football is a bit like religion, both are based on goodness (offering community and camaraderie), yet atrocities are performed in their name.” So, how can we ensure that we’re channeling feelings of togetherness to create a force for good? As much as one single person can and has instigated real, effective change even in our lifetimes – eighteen-year-old Greta Thunberg isn’t shy of saying it louder for the people in the back – if we come together with our communities, whether they be virtual, familial or seemingly dysfunctional, we can achieve so much more. They say ‘it takes a village’, but a village of people itself doesn’t warrant much remark, were it not for the way they unite for a shared purpose, join forces and dish out their love, care and attention to whoever needs it most at any time. Our willingness to put others before ourselves is what sets us apart from other species. We’re stronger together, that much is clear, but imagine if we only channeled that communal energy into repositories of positive change. Ryan Holiday in The Daily Stoic states that “civilisation and country are great projects we build together and have been building together for millennia. We are made for cooperation (synergia) with each other.” Community is our purpose, so rather than tear people down, let’s use it to build a better home.

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1 banana 100g frozen mango, in cubes 50g frozen blueberries 100g coconut yoghurt 300ml coconut milk ½ tsp blue spirulina powder Extra yoghurt, blueberries, desiccated coconut, to serve

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1. Add all the smoothie ingredients to a blender and blend until really smooth. 2. Serve in glasses and top with extra coconut yoghurt, fresh blueberries, and desiccated coconut. It really is that easy. Now please excuse us while we head to our blender...


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JET SET pressed bronzer Bali Bronze | BZ4 Tahiti Tan | BZ5 Havana Heat | BZ6 P79



WAY TO GLOW cream highlighter Sunrise | HIC1 Sunset | HIC2 pressed highlighter Rose Gold | HI1 Spring Lily | HI2 Afterglow | HI3 Moonlight | HI4 Golden Hour | HI5 P80

LARGE PAN | £20 JET SET pressed bronzer Bali Bronze | BZ1 Tahiti Tan | BZ2 Havana Heat | BZ3 P79


MAKE IT MATTE setting powder | SP1 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 Very Berry | BC3L Cinnamon Sugar | BC2L Rosy Glow | BC1L P79


PALETTE TRAYS ONLY Small | £1.50 | GS Medium | £3 | GM Large | £4 | GL


personal touch

We now have more than 20,000 Tropic Ambassadors who help share our products with a personal touch, but our family started off a little smaller...


usie started our social selling business model primarily to continue to sell our products while maintaining a real connection with our customers, just like she experienced on London’s market stalls as a teenager. Alongside this, it enables us to keep our products as fresh as possible because they’re not sitting on shelves in retail outlets, and we also get to give people across the UK the opportunity to grow a business, in whatever way works for them. That’s why our products can only be purchased directly from our website or from a member of our Ambassador family. The majority of our Ambassadors join Tropic because they love using our products (93%*), it’s as simple as that.

They find themselves recommending products to their friends and family, and then it naturally grows into a business from there. We’re very proud of our business model and how we’re able to connect with our customers on a personal level every day, thanks to our Ambassadors. Just like our products and ethics strive to lead the way in the beauty industry, we want the way our business is run to do exactly the same. That’s why when you shop with one of our Ambassadors, you know that you’re supporting an individual's business. You’re also receiving a personal shopping service tailored to you. Your Ambassador isn’t allowed to hold stock, so they’re helping you to choose products that are truly right for

your skin. And, like all of our orders, it’s double carbon-offset and helping to fund education for children living in some of the poorest, most remote communities in the world. So in a nutshell, it’s not just social selling, it’s social shopping. In fact, it’s even better than that, it’s sustainable shopping, and when we’re working towards creating a healthier, greener, more empowered world, we’re pretty sure that’s the best way to keep your beauty bank topped up!

If you’d like to read more about our Ambassador family, simply scan the QR code.

*External survey independently conducted in November 2020 with 4,551 Ambassador joiners’ responses.

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