Glow by Tropic Magazine – The Future Issue 2022/2023

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future issue

We’re on a mission to fortify the future for people and planet, are you with us?

OUR IMPACT MAP Tropic’s Infinite Purpose is to help create a healthier, greener, more empowered world.

So far, we’ve spent over £2 million funding the below initiatives. Here’s how we’re moving towards our goal.





• We’re helping to fund 16 wind turbines to power 20,000 homes across Guatemala, avoiding the unnecessary use of fossil fuels.

• To create a future forest, we planted 7,000 trees in the Hampshire South Downs with Forestry England.


SOUTH AMERICA • We’re helping to prevent deforestation across 105,000 hectares of the Amazon Rainforest.



• We also fund agricultural training to promote sustainable, earth-loving, and economical livelihoods.

• As part of our CarbonNeutral® project, we facilitate doctors’ visits to remote, rural regions of North Brazil.

Award-winning beauty Out of more than 275 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.






Best Cruelty-Free Brand Marie Claire UK Sustainability Awards 2021

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

Carbon Neutral Brand GLAMOUR Beauty Power List Awards 2021

Best UK Vegan Skincare Brand Beauty Shortlist Awards 2021


EUROPE • In partnership with the Trussell Trust, we support over 1,300 food bank centres across the UK.


• By funding food banks, we help provide emergency provisions for families in crisis, working towards the Trussell Trust’s vision of a hunger-free future.

• Since 2019, your orders have funded over five million days of primary school education, through our partnership with United World Schools.


• We support schools in rural regions of Nepal, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Madagascar. MORE EMPOWERED

AFRICA • We have donated over £300,000 to the Winnie Mabaso Foundation in South Africa since 2017. • Our partnership supports vulnerable women and orphaned children, particularly those affected by HIV/AIDS. GREENER

OCEANIA • As ‘Coral Crusaders’ for the Reef Restoration Foundation, we’re supporting their mission to grow one million new corals on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

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Contents Your inspiring reads and beauty needs, all in one place. SLOWING DOWN TIME WITH SUSIE ____________________10 Susie Ma shares her secrets for self care. THE FUTURE OF TROPIC _________12 We’re looking ahead at what’s in store in the next chapter of our story... THE FACE OF THE FUTURE _______ 94 Future-focused makeup looks to make you smile all day long. SKINCARE BEHIND THE SCENES ___100 The truth behind ‘clinically tested’. EDUCATION: THE GIFT OF A GENERATION___________________102 How we’re helping children write a brighter future for themselves. FIGHTING ‘FUTURE ANXIETY’ _____104 The experts tell us how to forget our fear of the future. AMB JUST LIKE THAT ____________108 An ode to the individuality of our Ambassadors, united by one key goal. RECIPE ________________________110 A juicy, delicious green salad recipe, with a sharp kiwi twist.


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


icture a whole new era of Tropic, one where we’re better than ever... in every way. What does that vision look like? I’d make a bet it involves the invention of improved, sustainable packaging; the creation of new planet-friendly formulas; and the funding of education and planetprotective initiatives across the world. Well, that dream has turned into our reality. This issue of Glow celebrates reinvention and renewal as we progress towards our Infinite Purpose, making the world healthier, greener, and more empowered every step of the way. This bold ambition underpins everything we do, and it’s never been more pressing to think big and drive change. It’s a goal we’ll never reach, but one we hope we’ll have the privilege of working towards infinitely. As we look to the future, we need to harness hope and embody brightness. We take such delight in knowing that our beautiful products can bring a little ray of sunshine to your day, in so many ways. Perhaps a sheen of highlighter is enough to shape your morning, or the idea of funding a child’s education when you restock your bathroom cabinet makes the corners of your mouth curl up into a smile? With Tropic, your small, daily actions can contribute to larger, global good. For me, it’s fundamental that we leave the world in a better place than it was when we started. Just as Tropic’s Ambassadors and customers have transformed our future here at HQ, we want to help transform the future of the planet. I see this as an additional return on your investment – thanks to your tremendous support, Tropic can build a better world for future generations around the globe. It wouldn’t be possible without you. From creating luxurious organic formulations to planting forests in the UK and opening new schools in Madagascar and Nepal, we’re never going to stop getting better, being better. But to be at our best, it’s also important to recognise how far we’ve come! We’re so proud of our achievements, and I can never thank you enough for supporting Tropic at every step. Please be patient with us (even this magazine can’t keep up with how quickly we’re evolving!) as some of the products you see in Glow might look different when they arrive at your door, while we upgrade and level up our packaging to be the best it can be, for you and for our planet. Tropic is founded on great skincare, but there’s so much more to showcase in this issue. I’m so excited to share our greener, rebranded packaging and

upgraded, organic formulations with you – they surpass anything we’ve done before, so they might just cost that little bit more. They’ve taken my skin to a whole new level of glossiness, and we’ve got the clinical data to back us up! We’ve put so much love into every single drop. And I’ll let you in on a little secret – my favourite product has to be our new Juicy Greens Exfoliating Toning Essence. There’s so much to look forward to as you flick through the pages of Glow. With our Infinite Purpose and your support, Tropic will continue to flourish now and in the future, and I couldn’t be more pleased you’re right here with us on this exciting journey!

Founder and CEO

Susie Script


We’ve used accessibility consultants to create our unique ‘Susie’ script, to offer a visually appealing, dyslexia-friendly option for our readers. We also put audio versions of our magazines and guides on Spotify for the visually impaired. We’re always open to new ideas about how to make our content more accessible, so let us know if you have any!

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Who are we?

Our Infinite Purpose influences every decision we make, from the products we launch and ingredients we use to our certifications and charity partnerships. It’s a big goal that we’re proud of, but like most brands, we started 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. 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.

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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.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS Susie loved building personal relationships with her customers on her market stalls, so in 2013, we launched our social selling model with just 400 founding Ambassadors. To put into perspective how much we’ve grown since then, we now celebrate a whopping 20,000+ Ambassadors.


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s part of our ongoing promise to create a greener world, our Return, Recycle, Reward Scheme is a way of thanking you for thinking of the planet too. We’ve been working away on making our packaging as planet-protective as possible, though we aren’t quite perfect yet. We’ve chosen INNERBOTTLE™ silicone balloons because they’re durable and inert, meaning they can be used again and again by us, while keeping your formulas fresh. So, let’s save resources by re-using our nifty balloons, while saving the planet by ensuring they never take a trip to the tip.

Look out for this little balloon logo to find out which products are part of our INNERBOTTLE™ initiative.



BACK TO THE FUTURE Tropic has come a long way since Susie started out. As well as being recognised as one of The Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track, as one of the UK’s fastest-growing skincare brands, we’re also introducing upgraded, COSMOScertified organic versions of some of your skincare favourites.

Simply scan the QR code to the left to find out about the latest incentives to send back your empty balloons – we really are grateful for you helping us to tread lightly on the planet, together.

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 beating heart of our business. It not only defines our brand DNA, but guides each and every decision and product launch. Here are just a few ways we implement our Infinite Purpose at Tropic HQ and beyond.

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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. We do this so that our customers – that's you – can be proud of supporting every single component of what we do.

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Our HQ is home to more than 200 plants, which are watered from a supply of rain runoff. In fact, all of the numerous water-saving initiatives that we’ve implemented at HQ save over half a million litres of water a year collectively. And when it comes to waste, from our latest audit, we recycled over 293 tonnes, which equated to 57% of all our waste. Anything that 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 marine life, 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 serum, Ocean Dive (p26), are donated to the Reef Restoration Foundation in Cairns, Australia.

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Since becoming CarbonNeutral® certified, we've delivered over £2 million worth of value to households, infrastructure, and biodiversity by double offsetting our carbon emissions. Through this initiative, we’ve funded conservation work in the Amazon Rainforest and helped to support 16 wind turbines to power 20,000 homes in Guatemala.

We’ve been ethically accredited for four years and are independently endorsed by 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.

At Tropic, we pride ourselves on our refill offerings, with refill options for an array of skincare and makeup products. We also have a Return, Recycle, Reward Scheme for the silicone balloons inside our moisturisers, helping our customers live lower-impact lifestyles, while treating them, too. Our game-changing Colour Palette is also completely refillable, minimising waste from your beauty routine. Its innovative design has prevented over 18 tonnes of plastic waste being generated, compared to our previous makeup collection.

Forests for the future In February 2022, we officially opened our forest at Queen Elizabeth Country Park with Forestry England. Over 7,000 native and climate-changeresistant trees have been planted, helping to replace over 20 hectares felled in 2019 due to ash dieback. Forests are vital for the future of our planet. By planting more trees and giving our

native wildlife a helping hand, we can make a tangible difference to the ongoing climate crisis. By growing new trees, protecting rare heathlands, and caring for our streams and freshwater sources, we can create more habitats in which wildlife will thrive. As a bonus, they also provide more green spaces to visit!

These trees will be enjoyed by wildlife and people for generations to come. Find the exact location of our forest by downloading and typing the following into the ‘What3words’ app: shifts.minds.found

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with Susie

Self-care is for life, not just for lockdown! I sit down with Susie to find out how to slow down time and create mini moments of calm in our hectic lives.

By Lydia Hayman


or many of us, lockdown life chugged along at a snail’s pace. There’s no doubt that our day-today lives – for those of us at home – shrunk to a different size. A more mouldable shape. With my own morning commute reduced to stumbling out of bed to my desk, I found enough time to get a deeply restful lie in, cook a stack of banana pancakes, spend an hour in downward dog, and even have a bubble bath before signing into work (just me?!) We became the masters of our days, controlling who we talked to, what we ate, and when we went to bed – setting boundaries and listening to our bodies (sensitive to even the slightest tickle in our throats) in a way that most of us have never experienced before. And when we were finally able to hug our loved ones again, those moments felt unbelievably precious – every sensorial experience playing in slow motion,

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heightened by such a long self-isolation. I suspect that I wasn’t alone in becoming a slow-living, self-care obsessive. Google searches for ‘self-care routine’ skyrocketed by 250% during the pandemic, while orders on mindful colouring books, facial massagers, and vitamin C supplements soared (Google, 2020). It seems we all picked up a new healthy habit or two. But with restrictions now lifted and the doors to the outside world flung wide open, life has surreptitiously slipped back to its fast-paced, chaotic self. There’s nobody busier than Tropic founder and CEO, Susie Ma, with a dazzling diary packed with meetings, new product launches, and global business obligations. But whenever I see Susie at HQ, I’m struck by how present she is. She exudes effortlessness, always giving others her full attention, with a bright-eyed smile and an abundance of energy that can only come from

proper self-care and ‘battery-charging.’ She even day (Mind UK). In fact, studies show that a three-step made time for my questions, as I sat with notepad in skincare routine morning and night can lower the hand, ready to learn how our founder creates little amount of cortisol (the stress hormone) in our bodies moments of calm in her busy world of adventure, by up to 83% (PSYCHREG). Carving out a quick five innovation, and a flourishing beauty business. minutes for a self-massage or squeezing some face “I haven’t got it all figured out yet,” she admits. “My yoga into your daily commute can relieve adrenaline, expand personal creativity, decrease feelings of life has always been one hundred miles an hour, restlessness and irritation, and create a calm sense of rushing from one place to the next. But one thing I control you can carry into work, school or family life. picked up during lockdown was the importance of So, self-care isn’t just for Sundays. But Susie also slowing down and looking after yourself. Suddenly, I stops the clock every weekend, dedicating 60 minutes didn’t need to get up so early in the morning, which to take a deeper breath and recharge her batteries meant I was blessed with more time. I did yoga. I for the busy days ahead. “I call it my self-care hour!” made myself matcha lattés. I really indulged in my She whips up a big batch of healthy juices, packed facial routine. Those were like little moments of joy.” with as many superfoods and “I generally looked after myself antioxidants as she can fit in better too, cooking homemade the blender (spirulina and açai meals rather than going to “Sleep is the berries are top favourites) to restaurants and choosing fresh, biggest thing for me. organic fruits and vegetables. I create quick hits of goodness Every night before I slept eight hours a night. And she can sip on throughout the go to bed, I listen to I also got loads of fresh air, week. Then, multi-tasking by piano music. I have exploring amazing rolling hills lathering her hair in a restorative that I never discovered mask and releasing any tension the stars projected until lockdown.” with her Scalp Massager, she onto my bedroom “I noticed that I felt so much runs a hot bath and unwinds in ceiling, so I can starhealthier. My hair was amazing. some So Sleepy bubbles. gaze the Milky Way My skin was moisturised. The “Sleep is the biggest thing before I sleep! ” whites of my eyes were whiter… for me,” says Susie. “Every everything about me just looked night before I go to bed, I and felt healthier. It just goes to listen to piano music, which is show what happens when you very soothing.” And her home really look after your body.” truly sounds like a sanctuary Going back to the rapid pace of – a place that will always slow ‘normal’ life, filled with obligations down time, feed her sense of and external stimuli, Susie admits wonder, and ignite the love that it’s not easy to stay on top of nature that she explored of these lockdown habits. Her life in lockdown. “I have the stars hack? Becoming ‘self-care smart.’ projected onto my bedroom “Now while I’m brushing my ceiling, so I can stargaze the teeth, I put on a face mask. While Milky Way before I go to sleep!” I’m waiting for the microwave to There’s even a beach mural ping, I do some little push ups or on her living room walls for an tricep dips in my kitchen. While everlasting, calming backdrop. I’m driving, I do tension-releasing It comes as no surprise that facial muscle exercises – face for such a tropical aficionado, yoga if you will! Susie’s ideal moment of calm “I also saved so much time is on the beach. She dreams of in lockdown not doing my full “sitting with [her] feet in the makeup. These days, my refillable sand, looking out at the ocean, Colour Palette is a lifesaver for hearing the waves crash onto a five-minute makeup routine, as everything is in one the shore.” It comes as no surprise when she says that place.” This frees up space in Susie’s morning for a some of her best ideas have popped into her brain lymphatic facial massage. For just a few moments, during moments like this. Whether that’s during a yoga the bathroom sink transforms into a sanctuary session on the beach, or simply out for a walk in the of mindfulness, as Susie closes her eyes, takes a fresh, English air. deep breath, and focuses on nothing else but the It’s a reminder that only good things arise when we warm water on her skin and the creamy texture of take time for ourselves. Whether that looks like getting Smoothing Cleanser on her fingertips, massaging in some perspective in nature during your lunch break, stimulating, upwards motions. closing your eyes and massaging in your cleanser No matter how brief, these meditative moments of in the morning, or looking at a beautiful painting or ‘me time’ are shown to prevent feelings of overwhelm view before you go to bed at night – mini self-care and anxiety – and are proof that even in a jam-packed is a magic trick that can slow down time... in just a schedule, self-care can be peppered throughout the few minutes flat.

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THE FUTURE OF TROPIC By Victoria Nufer and Lydia Hayman


rom products to people, the future isn’t one-dimensional. It’s multifaceted, multifarious, and always changing shape. At Tropic, we believe the future is mouldable. We’re declaring our Infinite Purpose: to build a healthier, greener, more empowered world – a future brimming with possibilities, where you really can have it all... and then some. We like to think this Infinite Purpose keeps our feet on the ground and our eyes wide open. It means we’re constantly looking forwards – adapting and innovating – but also looking behind us, re-evaluating and reflecting on what we could do

better in everything we do. The goal is always to get one step closer to a brighter, better future. And there’s no time like the present. At Tropic, we consider ourselves leaders. To stay on track for our healthier, greener, more empowered world, we need to lead the way in finding new solutions to the challenges facing our planet. So, after five years as one of the fastestgrowing skincare brands in the UK, we decided there’s never been a better time to take a breath and reassess every layer of Tropic, from the ground up. To help us grow, we listened to the cry of the planet, and we listened to you, our loyal customers. We delved into

environmental reports and customer reviews. We listened to climate experts, skincare scientists, and our instincts. We re-examined our supply chains and tested new products on Tropic lovers and Ambassadors who’ve supported us since the very beginning. And all the while, we chanted ‘progress, not perfection.’ Because to us, sustainable beauty is an infinite journey, where things can always be improved. But as long as we’re striving towards our trusty Infinite Purpose, we’re confident we’re on a good, green path. So, are you ready to see what we’ve come up with? Without further ado, we introduce our guiding tenets…


When it comes to our diet, we know fresh, organic food can often be the healthiest option, so shouldn’t we adopt the same approach to feeding our skin? It’s our largest organ, after all. So, we’re introducing a rainbow of certified organic ingredients to our core range. Nutrient-dense, sun-soaked soil has powered our products since day one. We know that by going organic, we can maximise nature’s goodness even further – in the same way an organic orange is richer in colour, or your home-grown greens are far more, well, green, these formulations will be perfectly pigmented. They’re also packed with organic plant goodness, which can be 20-40% richer in antioxidants, according to the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Their textures and scents feel more sensory and luxurious, but these new formulations are – most importantly – more effective. We’ve opted for ingredients smaller in molecular weight, meaning they carry the product deeper into the skin. This essentially means more ‘glow’ per gram, which you’ll see evidenced in our clinical data! And it’s no coincidence that what’s great for your skin is great for the planet too. Organic soil is one of Earth’s most valuable tools when it comes to fighting climate change. Organic fields sequester more carbon and tend to have lower emissions, according to our certifier, the COSMOS Organic Soil Association. To receive this gold-standard certification, every part of our supply chain must be audited yearly! They’re checking everything – that the Tropical farms where our ingredients are grown are pesticide-free, all the way through to seeing that our

factory is safe from harmful synthetic chemicals. So, look out for our hard-earned ‘certifed organic’ labels as you flick through the following pages. Though some ingredients (like encapsulated vitamin C) can’t *technically* be certified – they’re nature-identical, thus not organically grown – we’ve verified every product we can, ensuring any ingredient in our core skincare range that can be grown organically, is. And when it comes to visible results, we really put our money where our mouth is. We always knew our plant-powered products were effective, but now we’ve commissioned clinical data from independent labs to prove it. For example, did you know the upgraded formula of our Comfort Food (previously Deep Hydration) mask improves skin hydration by 174% in just two hours? We’ve upcycled our knowledge and empowered our Ambassadors with these stats – so they’re even more ready to deliver results-driven skincare, right to your door.

Organic farmers don’t use artificial pesticides. They work with nature to protect soil, human, and animal health. Organic fields are nurtured sustainably, allowing wildlife to flourish and become up to 50% more abundant.


look out for this label!

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Every single Tropic product has a purpose. As well as being tailor-made and targeted to your unique skin type, tone, or concern, each bottle is a force for good beyond beauty. Next time you watch Eye Work illuminate dark circles, or marvel as Pure Lagoon clears up a blemish-prone T-zone, close your eyes and picture how your skincare is having an equally positive effect around the globe. For a start, every order funds education, bringing brighter futures to children in remote regions of Nepal, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Madagascar. So far, your Tropic beauty routine has funded a whopping five million school days,

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keeping young girls out of child marriage, creating equal opportunities, and opening up exciting possibilities. But the best bit about our purpose being ‘infinite’ means we don’t stop at just one goal. Moving into the future, we’ll continue to set our sights as high as possible. From planting new forests across the globe to supporting UK food banks through the Trussell Trust, going the extra mile to double offset carbon emissions, and propelling British industry from our Surrey-based HQ. Each and every part of our business is guided by a never-ending mission to spread positivity far and wide.

WHAT ON EARTH IS PCR PLASTIC? Post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic is ‘preloved’ plastic that’s been given a second, or just new, lease of life.

Planet-protective TREADING LIGHTLY TOO To package our luxurious organic goodness, we thought it was only right to level-up our plastic policies. Lids, bottles, and containers have been made from PCR plastic wherever possible, and we’ve introduced more glass bottles, so you can recycle more easily at home.

100% of my lid and pump is made from recycled plastic. Keep this element and attach it to your refill bottle to use it again.

My INNERBOTTLE™ balloon is made from medical grade silicone and is free from BPA. The airless technology provides ultimate freshness and ensures minimal product waste.

When you’ve pumped out every last drop, send the balloon back to Tropic HQ for recycling.

Some of our core range packaging also features a futuristic INNERBOTTLE™ concept – ensuring every last drop of goodness can be squeezed out and refilled. We’re proud to be one of the first beauty brands in the world to roll out this technology on a mass scale! And to carry us further into the future, we’ve invested our profits in brandspanking-new eco machinery, to help us refill on site at HQ. Our goal is to halve our use of virgin plastic by the end of 2022. We’ll gradually be introducing more PCR plastic containers and alternatives throughout our entire range. But it’s important to note that we’re not scrapping old packaging that’s still in circulation! We don’t believe in unnecessary waste and we’ve done our best to make this evolution slow and mindful. We’ll update and upcycle in the most planet-protective way possible. That’s why your old reliable Body Love might arrive in original packaging one week, but dressed up in a very snazzy, re-branded and refreshed tube the next. We hope you’ll be patient with us! It’ll be worth it...

100% of our core skincare range (available in our Complete Collection) is recyclable, returnable or refillable, and we’re only just getting started. Here’s to the future!

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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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What’s your SKINTENTION?

PINK nourishing, youth-enhancing these products boost brightness for a more youthful radiance.

GREEN hydrating for normal/ combination skin needing a hefty drink and a blanket of comfort.

YELLOW core essentials the foundations for a happy face, whatever skin type, concern or goal.

BLUE calming, clearing for blemish-prone, oily skin seeking to soothe inflammation and clarify.

TANNING sun-kissed for those seeking sunshine skin, these tanning products promise a warm glow.

A handy colour code to help you find the perfect products.




SMOOTHING CLEANSER complexion purifier

£20 | 120ml + Free Bamboo Cloth £19.50 | refill 120ml Packaged in 100% recycled plastic NEW



| 240ml + Two Free Bamboo Cloths

Packaged in recycled plastic SKINTENTION: Multi-award-winning for good reason, this oil-based cleanser melts away pollution, dirt, SPF, and makeup. Now with a fuss-free, pump-less tube version available for longer-lasting goodness, with less packaging per drop. • Bursting with antioxidants, green tea extract brightens skin. • Golden jojoba oil dissolves excess sebum to leave your face feeling softer and smoother than ever before.

This creamy cleanser is our best seller, with over 1,000 five-star reviews on our website!

CUSTOMISE YOUR CLEANSE Our scented Smoothing Cleanser smells of purifying eucalyptus and rosemary, while our unscented version is subtly creamy. With free Bamboo Face Cloth (receive two with 240ml): scented | 120ml | 1F2C refill scented | 120ml |

unscented | 120ml | 1UN1C


refill unscented | 120ml | scented | 240ml | 1F2LC

unscented | 240ml | 1UN1LC

Without free Bamboo Face Cloth: scented | 120ml | 1F2 unscented | 120ml | 1UN1 refill scented | 120ml |


refill unscented | 120ml |


scented | 240ml | 1F2L unscented | 240ml | 1UN1L Our super-soft Bamboo Face Cloths are also available to buy separately!


| 2N In an independent clinical study, excess sebum was reduced by an average of 55% in one day – 2022 Compared to a 37% excess sebum reduction in seven days with our old formulation.

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soothing toning essence (Formerly Vitamin Toner)

£18 | 100ml


£17.50 | refill 100ml


Packaged in glass and 100% recycled plastic SKINTENTION:

• Vitamin C refines pore appearance and restores radiance, while tiger grass extract soothes your complexion.

£18 | 100ml | TE

unscented | VTU1


refill unscented |


Packaged in glass and recycled plastic SKINTENTION: A juicy cocktail of polyhydroxy and alpha hydroxy acids, this active essence provides gentle, daily exfoliation to maximise the absorption of any serums you apply afterwards.

• Infused with glycerin and hyaluronic acid to keep skin cool and hydrated.

refill scented |

exfoliating toning essence

£17.50 | refill 100ml |

Aloe vera and cucumber juices are whizzed up alongside micro-dispersed avocado oils in this energising, pH-balancing toning mist.

scented | VT1



In an independent clinical study, skin hydration increased by an average of 91% in two hours – 2022

• Vitamin B3 niacinamide nourishes your skin’s surface and moisture barrier, while matcha tea extract provides a revitalising burst of antioxidants.

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nourishing moisturiser


balancing moisturiser

£28 | 50ml £27 SAVE £1 | refill 50ml

£28 | 50ml | SFL

Packaged in glass and 100% recycled plastic INNERBOTTLETM balloon technology



| refill 50ml |


Packaged in glass and 100% recycled plastic


INNERBOTTLETM balloon technology

Forget your five-a-day, the 20 flower, plant, and seed extracts in Skin Feast are a daily non-negotiable.


• Hyaluronic acid delivers a hydration hit, while berry seed oils defend against daily stressors.

Turning the tide against oily or blemish-prone skin, this soothing moisturiser protects and nourishes your skin’s precious microbiome.

• As the most vitamin C-rich fruit on the planet, Kakadu plum extract brightens dullness and protects from premature lines.

• Prebiotics stabilise sebum levels and protect against blemish-causing bacteria, while blue spirulina refines pore appearance.


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refill scented



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refill unscented |


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• Nourishing blueberry seed extract brightens and helps to clarify complexions.

In a 28-day independent clinical study, 91% of testers agreed that their skin felt less oily, more refined, and less uneven – 2022




NEW HORIZONS blemish-clearing mask (Formerly Clear Skin)

£20 | 60g | CS1 100% recyclable | SKINTENTION: With blue spirulina, willow bark and ginger extracts, this powerful clay mask was specially formulated to help soothe and clear your complexion, keeping breakouts at bay.

In an independent clinical study, our improved mask delivered 50% more actives to the skin – 2022 Compared to our old formulation. NEW

WASTE NOT WAND £6 | KEY1 This handy tool squeezes every last drop out of your tube-based Tropic treats – waste not, wand not! IMPROVED



brightening tightening mask (Formerly Face Lift)

£20 | 60g | FL1 100% recyclable | SKINTENTION: Enriched with agave nectar, electric daisies, and sea buckthorn extracts, this yellow firming and toning mask will leave your complexion gleaming, plump and soft.

In an independent clinical study, skin firmness improved by an average of 48% after one use – 2022 IMPROVED


COMFORT FOOD deep hydration mask

(Formerly Deep Hydration)

£20 | 45ml | DH1 100% recyclable | SKINTENTION: Powered with wild Australian super berries, resurrection flower and cucumber extracts, this thirst quenching, creamy gel mask leaves skin plump and dewy.

In an independent clinical study, skin hydration improved by an average of 175% in two hours – 2022 2022/23 | ISSUE 4 | GLOW | 21



Ride the wave of waterless beauty for an eco-friendly facial routine!

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deep cleansing powder

£20 | 60g | STP1 £18


| refill 60g |


Refill pouch is proudly biodegradable SKINTENTION: Carefully designed for those with very oily, blemishprone skin or visible pores, this water-free formulation transforms into an effective cleanser with just a few drops of water. • Two types of encapsulated plant enzymes break down excess oil, dirt, and dead skin cells. • Antibacterial volcanic ash helps to prevent the formation of blemishes, while bamboo charcoal deeply cleanses pores to reduce their appearance. IMPROVED

This cleansing powder is not advised for use on dry skin types.


CLEAR SKIES cleansing powder

In an independent clinical study, Clear Slate was shown to have 40% more cleansing power than Clear Skies – 2022

£20 | 60g | CLP1 £18


| refill 60g |


Refill pouch is proudly biodegradable SKINTENTION: This water-activated cleansing powder transforms into a soft and creamy foam, removing acne-aggravating bacteria, excess oils, and dead skin cells. • Encapsulated plant enzymes keep pores clear. • Responsible for the powder’s baby blue tinge, blue spirulina restores skin’s vitality. • Anti-inflammatory rice powder supercharges your cleanse, Eastern beauty style. OUR ORGANIC JOURNEY Although our cleansing powders are made from organic ingredients, they can’t *technically* be COSMOS Certified Organic yet, because the factory they’re made in – unlike our own – isn’t COSMOS approved. But we’re always evolving, so we’re working towards producing powders on-site soon... keep one eye on the future!

In an independent clinical study, excess sebum was reduced by an average of 81% in just one day – 2020 Compared to an 81% sebum reduction in seven days with our old formulation.


SKINCARE COLLECTION Here to make your skincare regime as easy as A, B, C! Much like a multivitamin, our ABC Skincare Collection contains everything you need for glowing, soft and supple skin, naturally.

ABC SKINCARE COLLECTION STARTING FROM £62.50 Choose refill versions to make savings!



your skin with one of our cleansers: • Smoothing Cleanser (scented or unscented 120ml) + Bamboo Face Cloth • Clear Skies (60g)


and hydrate your skin with one of our toning essences: • Morning Mist (scented or unscented 100ml) • Juicy Greens (100ml)


your skin in nourishment with one of our moisturisers: • Skin Feast (scented or unscented 50ml) • Fresh Waves (50ml)

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You’ll also get one free apply-weekly treatment worth £20! • • • •

New Horizons (60g) Electric Bloom (60g) Comfort Food (45ml) Face Smooth (100ml)

If you have sensitive skin, we recommend choosing the unscented, essential oil-free versions of our Smoothing Cleanser, Morning Mist and Skin Feast, and opting for a mask rather than Face Smooth. With an array of refillable and recyclable packaging options, you’ll be caring for your skin and the planet!

We offer a 30-Day Happiness Guarantee, so you can really get to know your Tropic products. If you find them unsuitable for any reason, just return them and our skincare specialists will help you find an alternative, or offer a full refund.

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pore-clearing serum

£44 | 30ml | With 31 Bamboo Buds | PPLBK £43


| 30ml | Without 31 Bamboo Buds | PPL1

100% recyclable | SKINTENTION: This blue-hued beauty is our first-ever serum designed for targeted use on areas of oiliness, clogged pores, or blemishes. Diving deep into pores, it effortlessly removes any unwanted sebum, dirt, and bacteria. • Who ever said three’s a crowd? A potent trio of lactic acid, salicylic acid, and glucosamine work together to clear dead skin cells, deeply unclog pores, kill blemish-causing bacteria, and calm inflammation. • A powerful antioxidant, ocean-born blue algae acts as a defensive shield for your skin, protecting against free radical and pollution damage, while keeping your complexion hydrated. • Like a sponge, charcoal draws out impurities from deep within pores. • Made from sustainable cotton and bamboo fibres, the accompanying Bamboo Buds are completely biodegradable, so you can just pop them in your compost or food waste after use!

In a 28-day independent clinical study, inflammatory blemishes reduced by an average of 51% – 2022


Reef relief

10% of profits from Ocean Dive will be donated to the Reef Restoration Foundation in Cairns, Australia. The funds will help to establish coral nurseries and replenish the Great Barrier Reef. Close to where our founder, Susie, grew up, the Great Barrier Reef (and all coral reefs) needs protection to survive. So, why not restore your skin, while also helping to restore our oceans?

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blemish prevention serum

£44 | 30ml | PL1 £43 SAVE £1 | refill 30ml |



SUPER GREENS nutrient boost oil


Packaged in glass with reusable pipette SKINTENTION: The healthier and more diverse your skin’s microbiome, the clearer your complexion. Luckily, this rebalancing serum has your skin health sorted. • Prebiotics and bioflavonoids are served up alongside vitamin B3 and zinc, to help slow down sebum production and refine pore appearance. • Copper PCA, malachite mineral extracts, and blue spirulina soothe and nip redness in the bud.

In a 28-day independent clinical study, excess sebum reduced by an average of 36% – 2022

£44 | 30ml | SG1 £43 SAVE £1 | refill 30ml |


Packaged in glass with reusable pipette SKINTENTION: If it’s green and good for you, chances are you’ll find it in this nourishing facial oil. • Cold-pressed broccoli, kale and avocado deliver strengthening, pollution-fighting vitamins. • Tamanu oil aids healthy skin growth and reduces the appearance of scarring, while green coffee provides protection from skin damage.

In a 28-day independent clinical study, transepidermal water loss reduced by an average of 34% – 2021

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Hello GLOW

Soak your skin with these supercharged serums for a radiant complexion, every day.





resurfacing serum

£44 | 30ml | FP1 £43


| refill 30ml |


Packaged in glass with reusable pipette SKINTENTION: This exfoliating, resurfacing serum carefully gets rid of dead skin cells and dirt, so skin’s left feeling just peachy! • Using an exfoliating trio of alpha, beta, and polyhydroxy acids from fresh fruit, you’ll have a brighter, more refined complexion within 24 hours. • Papaya enzymes dissolve keratin protein – which can cause skin bumpiness – and loosen dead skin cells.

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In a 28-day independent clinical study, skin smoothness and suppleness increased by an average of 41% – 2022

TOP TIP: Don’t worry if you feel a slight tingling while using Fruit Peel, this is just the exfoliating enzymes doing their thing. If you have very sensitive or irritated skin, we wouldn’t recommend this product for you.




GLOW BERRY brightening serum

£48 | 30ml | RS1 £47


| refill 30ml |


Packaged in glass with reusable pipette SKINTENTION: This revolutionary serum is a one-way ticket to glowing, brighter, healthier-looking skin. • Vitamin C (encapsulated to keep it stable and safe from oxidisation) brightens complexions and boosts collagen, taking skin on a journey from run-down to recharged. • A superberry blend of strawberries, riberries, muntries, and Tasmanian pepperberries protects the skin from free radical damage. • Rich in essential fatty acids, kangaroo paw flower extract effectively targets pigmentation and provides a rush of hydration, all while strengthening your skin barrier.

In a 28-day independent clinical study, the appearance of dark spots was reduced by 42% – 2022 Compared to a 20% reduction in 28 days with our old formulation.

Pipette-iquette We’re always encouraging good pipette-iquette here at Tropic. So, when you’ve squeezed every last drop out of your serum or oil bottle, be sure to keep the pipette and swap it for the lid on your refill bottle. Don’t wash the pipette, avoid using it across different products, and dispose of it after 12 months of use for serums, or 18 months for oils.

Plump IT UP

Before Skin Dream works its face-firming magic, let our beloved Rainforest Dew drench your skin in hydrating hyaluronic acid.




RAINFOREST DEW hydration serum

£44 | 30ml | HS1 £43


| refill 30ml |


Packaged in glass with reusable pipette SKINTENTION: Providing all your skin’s hydration needs, this lightweight serum keeps skin looking and feeling cushiony soft 24/7. • Overflowing with hyaluronic acid – a super ingredient which can hold 1,000 times its weight in water – your face won’t go thirsty. • Advanced plant peptides promote cell renewal for a full facial refresh. • Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial evergreen fern extract soothes any redness.

In an independent clinical study, skin hydration increased by an average of 111% in just two hours – 2022 Compared to a 46% improvement in skin hydration in seven days with our old formulation.

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firming night cream

£48 | 50ml | SDR1 £47


| refill 50ml |


Packaged in glass and 100% recycled plastic INNERBOTTLETM balloon technology SKINTENTION: Sealing cracks, smoothing skin, and firming as you sleep, this indulgent cream is nothing short of dreamy! • Shea nilotica and murumuru butters melt into skin, leaving it plump and replenished. • Bio-retinol tackles hyperpigmentation, uneven texture, and wrinkles without any harsh side effects. • Bursting with antioxidants, astaxanthin reduces dryness and defends against free radicals. • Plant ceramide complexes lock moisture in and keep free radicals out to really get you glowing.

In a 28-day independent clinical study, 91% of testers noticed a visible reduction in wrinkle depth – 2022

RETURN, RECYCLE, REWARD Did you know, if you send us back your INNERBOTTLE™ balloon to re-use and recycle, we’ll give you a little treat in return? Scan the QR code for the most recent rewards. Remember, never take the lid off before your product is finished and the balloon completely empty, or it tends to get a little messy! 2022/23 | ISSUE 4 | GLOW | 31



Everyone’s skin is beautifully different, so the combination of products you use should be as unique as you! Containing everything you need for happy, healthy skin, our moneysaving Complete Collections allow you to build or choose a brilliantly bespoke routine. They feature our multi-award winning ABC Skincare essentials, plus two targeted extras and a treatment of your choice. So, you’ll be investing in your routine and making simultaneous savings – it’s a skin win!


Build your tailored skincare routine with our à la carte menu



Smoothing Cleanser + optional Bamboo Face Cloth (scented or unscented 120ml) £20 £19.50

Morning Mist (scented or unscented 100ml) £18 £17.50

Clear Skies (60g) £20


Juicy Greens (100ml) £18


STEP 3: CHOOSE YOUR MOISTURISER: Skin Feast (scented or unscented 50ml) £28 £27 Fresh Waves (50ml) £28



NAIL YOUR ROUTINE Use our Skincare Routine Finder to discover your own tailor-made Complete Collection.

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

Remember, you can also speak to your Tropic Ambassador for their tailored skincare advice!



Pure Lagoon (30ml) £44


Super Greens (30ml) £44


Glow Berry (30ml) £48 Fruit Peel (30ml) £44


STEP 5: CHOOSE YOUR FREE £20 TREATMENT Face Smooth (100ml) New Horizons (60g) Electric Bloom (60g) Comfort Food (45ml)


Rainforest Dew (30ml) £44


Ocean Dive (30ml) £43 Ocean Dive + Bamboo Buds (30ml) £44

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What’s your type?

We’ve also created four carefully selected Complete Collections for different skin types and concerns.

SOOTHE AND HYDRATE For dry or dehydrated skin

BRIGHTEN AND RENEW For skin that needs a radiance boost



• • • • • • •

SAVE £62

Smoothing Cleanser (120ml) Bamboo Face Cloth Juicy Greens (100ml) Skin Feast (50ml) Rainforest Dew (30ml) Comfort Food (45ml) Super Greens (30ml)

scented | GIFT: DXO1 | ECO: DXO1K unscented | GIFT: DXO1U | ECO: DXO1UK

• • • • • • • •

SAVE £62

Smoothing Cleanser (120ml) Bamboo Face Cloth Morning Mist (100ml) Skin Dream (50ml) Face Smooth (100ml) Elixir (30ml) Glow Berry (30ml) Fruit Peel (30ml)

scented | GIFT: DXO2 | ECO: DXO2K unscented | GIFT: DXO2U | ECO: DXO2UK

NOURISH AND GLOW For balanced skin

CLEAR AND BALANCE For oily or blemish-prone skin



• • • • • • •

SAVE £62

Smoothing Cleanser (120ml) Bamboo Face Cloth Morning Mist (100ml) Skin Feast (50ml) Electric Bloom (60g) Rainforest Dew (30ml) Skin Dream (50ml)

scented | GIFT: DXO3 | ECO: DXO3K unscented | GIFT: DXO3U | ECO: DXO3UK

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• • • • • • • •

SAVE £62

Smoothing Cleanser (120ml) Bamboo Face Cloth Clear Skies (60g) Juicy Greens (100ml) Fresh Waves (50ml) New Horizons (60g) Pure Lagoon (30ml) Ocean Dive + Bamboo Buds (30ml)

scented | GIFT: DXO4 | ECO: DXO4K unscented | GIFT: DXO4U | ECO: DXO4UK




Mini soothing staples in a travel-friendly pouch, to keep your skin glowing wherever you go.

NOURISH For balanced to dry skin

BALANCE For oily to combination skin

This collection contains:

This collection contains:

• • • • • •

• • • • • •

Smoothing Cleanser (50ml) Bamboo Cloth Morning Mist (30ml) Skin Feast (20ml) Rainforest Dew (6ml) Bag

Smoothing Cleanser (50ml) Bamboo Cloth Juicy Greens (30ml) Fresh Waves (20ml) Ocean Dive (6ml) Bag

Add Mini Sun Day for £4

Add Mini Sun Day for £4

without Mini Sun Day | £30 SAVE £4 | SH1 with Mini Sun Day | £34 | SH1K without Mini Sun Day unscented | £30 | SH1U with Mini Sun Day unscented | £34 | SH1UK

without Mini Sun Day | £30 SAVE £4 | ADK1 with Mini Sun Day | £34 | ADK1K without Mini Sun Day unscented | £30 | ADK1U with Mini Sun Day unscented | £34 | ADK1UK 2022/23 | ISSUE 4 | GLOW | 35




firming overnight butterbalm

£40 | 15ml | ED1 Lid made from 100% recycled plastic SKINTENTION: Apply this luxuriously smooth butterbalm before bed for well-rested and revitalised eyes 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.

TOP TIP: This nourishing balm also doubles as an intensive lip treatment to perk up your pout.


£15 | HG1L SKINTENTION: A concentrated, solid eye serum in the form of a soothing mask, delivering intense nourishment for an instantly brighter eye area. • Bursting with aloe vera juice, bio-peptides, and red algae extract, these innovative eye masks replenish moisture, brighten and plump skin, and reduce fine lines. • Complete with a soothing, cooling sensation, all you need to do is sit back and let your skin soak up that irresistible glow! Now available to buy in packs of five! Please note that these eye masks are biodegradable, single-use products.

TOP TIP: Treat yourself to a date with your Eye Masks before applying your makeup, and you’ll find that your skin looks bright and glowy.

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rejuvenating serum

£36 | 15ml | EW1 £32


| refill 15ml |


Packaged in 50% recycled plastic with reusable tip SKINTENTION: With a bespoke tip, patented cooling technology, and silky lightweight formula, this serum hits the sensorial sweet spot while being equally hard-working. • Resveratrol and vitamin C to reduce age-related 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.

fun fact!

In an 28-day independent clinical study, testers’ under-eyes became plumper, smoother, and brighter, with ‘skin radiance’ increasing by 28% – 2022

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 that keeps you bright-eyed all day long!


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


SAVE £20

| XEC1

Go box free and save £2 | XEC1EK This collection contains: • Eye Dream (15ml) • Eye Work (15ml) • Hydrogel Eye Masks (two pairs) Go box-free and opt for an Eye Work Refill to save a further £4 | EBCRK 2022/23 | ISSUE 4 | GLOW | 37





radiance-boosting omega oil

£28 | 30ml | ELI2 Packaged in glass with reusable pipette



| refill 30ml |


SKINTENTION: With this omega-rich oil, you’re always going to feel good to glow! • A notorious skin soother, rosehip oil helps to calm everything from rosacea to eczema. • Bursting with fatty acids and antioxidants, moringa oil moisturises and nourishes skin. • Throw in some vitamin E to spur on collagen production and prevent oxidative stress, and you’ve got skin that’s instantly brighter! Use our Elixir to treat your skin to the ultimate mood-boosting facial massage.


SAVE £14

| 75ml | ELX1

Packaged in glass with reusable pump


SAVE £15

| refill 75ml |


In a 28-day independent clinical study, skin elasticity increased by an average of 31% – 2022

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gradual tanning facial serum

brightening polish

£26 | 30ml | 1YB1 £25


| refill 30ml |


Packaged in glass with reusable pipette

£20 | 100ml | 1E1 Packaging incorporates recycled plastic



Whether you want to top up an existing tan or create a subtle sun-kissed glow, this customisable tanning serum is your very own summer in a bottle.

An effective physical exfoliator that instantly smooths and brightens skin for the ultimate pre-makeup prep!

• Natural tanning agents mimic your skin’s own melanin and create that warm, golden effect. • Topped up with coconut water and aloe vera juice to ensure skin stays dewy and hydrated.

• Gentle bamboo silica spheres loosen and lift dead skin cells for renewed radiance. • Astaxanthin and açai berry extracts add a boost of antioxidants for next level glow. Not suitable for those with very sensitive skin, rosacea, or skin that’s prone to redness.

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.

In a 28-day independent clinical study, 95% of testers agreed that their skin felt smooth to touch – 2022 2022/23 | ISSUE 4 | GLOW | 39


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.

Did you know there are differences between male and female skin? Here are some facts that might surprise you: • Male skin ages at a different rate and tends to be thicker, more oily, and less prone to dryness. • Males have more active sebaceous glands, and therefore more pores than females. Both the glands and pores also tend to be larger on men than women. • Due to regular shaving, male skin can be more stressed than female skin.


deep cleansing powder

£20 | 60g | STP1 £18


| refill 60g |


See page 23 for details.


£5 | MBC

LOOK GOOD daily moisturiser

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

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.



£10 | 250ml | 1EBB This sumptuous, pH-balanced body wash – with a rich lather that leaves skin 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 (and your skin) 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. 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. • Lathering better than soap, this concentrated body wash will have you singing in the shower. Best paired with our exfoliating Pebble Pouch – see page 45 for details.

DID YOU KNOW? Not to be mistaken for soap, this bar is actually a concentrated body wash so there’s no lye in it – one of the ingredients that’s traditionally used to make the lather but also disrupts the skin’s pH, causing it to become dry and irritated. Instead we use coconut cleansers that are rich, creamy and suitable for all skin types.

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GROOM SERVICE Investing in your skin’s health is vital if you want to stay looking and feeling as young, strong, and healthy as you can. 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 loosen clogged pores. STEP 2: Cleanse for a minute or so morning and/or night with Clear Slate to remove dirt and excess sebum from skin, 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 71 for facial sun protection products.


SAVE £10


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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Delightfully creamy, pH-balanced, and deliciously scented – you can’t help but sing in the shower!

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BODY WASH £10 | 250ml Packaged in recycled plastic 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 your 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

MINI BODY WASH COLLECTION £14 | 4 x 50ml | G1MBW Enjoy the four mouth-watering fragrances of your favourite body washes in this mini collection, complete with organic cotton bag.

CLEANSING BODY PEBBLE £8 | 130g Luxuriate with our concentrated, eco-friendly body cleanser with conditioning shea butter, delicious coconut extracts, and no plastic in sight. Available scents: Original | 1Z Coconut | 2Z Zesty Mojito | ZM

Ginger and Lime | MBP Citrus | 3Z

PEBBLE POUCH £3.50 | PH Made from natural sisal fibres from the agave plant, this handy pouch doubles up as an exfoliating mitt!

TOP TIP: To ensure your pebble and pouch dry properly in between uses, be sure to hang them up in a well-ventilated area!

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BODY SMOOTH refreshing polish

£24 | 200ml | 1BSL Drumroll please – because this was our first ever product. Created by our founder and CEO, 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 the ultimate smoothness. • 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.

Skincare favourites to buff your body and calm your senses.



resurfacing body lotion (Formerly Perfect Skin)

£28 | 200ml | PSK1 Add an Exfoliating Mitt for free! | PS Helping those with keratosis pilaris is all in a day’s work for this lightweight body lotion. • Plant AHAs and pomegranate enzymes dissolve dead skin cells, leaving skin smooth and radiant. • Mouth-watering noni and papaya fruit extracts provide your skin with an antioxidant boost. We believe there’s no such thing as ‘perfect skin’, so we’ve updated our language to be more empowering!

In a 28-day independent clinical study, skin roughness reduced by an average of 58% – 2019

EXFOLIATING MITT £5 | 1EM Our Exfoliating Mitt helps to buff away any follicleblocking bacteria and keratin protein (the cause of keratosis pilaris).


soothing deodorant and antiperspirant cream

£12 | 80ml | 1XA This environmentally-friendly cream deodorant ensures underarm freshness all day long. • 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 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 and literature available, it’s completely safe.

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firming buttercream

£20 | 250ml | 1BA Smoothing, hydrating, and firming, it’s the ultimate post-shower nourishment. • Blended with intensely nourishing shea, illipe, and cupuaçu butters. • Pink peppercorn and sea kelp extracts firm and tone skin. • Coconut oil and lemon essential oils 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. 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 and accents of coconut create an aroma of 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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“Lovely smelling oil that isn’t too oily. Just enough to give your skin a fabulous 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.

AWAKEN THE SENSES | 1ASW • A lightweight, fast-absorbing blend of grapeseed, apricot kernel, borage, and macadamia oils to deeply nourish skin. • With a zesty, uplifting blend of premium distilled bergamot, mandarin, lime leaf, and neroli essential oils. • Packed with vitamin E to protect your skin from environmental stressors that attack its defences.

SOOTHE THE SENSES | 1SSW • A rich, indulgent, and deeply nourishing blend of argan, buriti, golden jojoba, and coconut oils. • A soothing bouquet of frangipani, ylang ylang, tiare, and geranium flower essential oils blended with earthy notes of sandalwood and cedarwood.

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...and relax With four luxurious scents, breathe deeply and let our Bath Foams whip up soothing bubbles of relaxation.

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LUXURY BATH FOAM £18 | 260ml £27


| 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. All you have to decide is which fragrance is your favourite! Available scents: Tahitian Vanilla and Coconut | refill | RFTV


Passion Fruit and Ginger Lily | refill | 2TVCR


Monoi and Orange Flower | 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 slip into a serene slumber...

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leeping well is the cornerstone of good health, affecting our minds, bodies and, of course, our skin.

Here to make drifting off to dreamland easier, our selection of So Sleepy products are infused with a clinically-tested blend of premium distilled essential oils. Together, these sleep-inducing aromas work to calm anxiety, promote mental clarity, and soothe the senses, so you’ll be ready to settle into a deep, revitalising slumber. If you’re in need of a dreamy night’s sleep, cuddle up to these products and let them transport you to a place of total calm.


luxury bath foam

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


• Infused with calming chamomile and lavender, this decadent, 100% natural bubble foam is pre-bed relaxation all bottled up. • Conditioning macadamia oil, hydrating aloe vera extract, and gentle coconut extracts work like a cosy, skin-softening duvet.

SO SLEEPY pillow mist

£20 | 75ml | SSPM £19


| refill 75ml |


Spritz for sweet dreams and a peaceful night’s sleep. •

In a 28-day independent clinical study, sleep quality improved by an average of 33%* – 2020 *Tested on 80 volunteers who suffer from insomnia or other sleep disorders.

This soothing mist is alcohol free.

DREAM TEAM £22 | GLS This travel-sized trio, containing mini versions of some of our sleepy favourites, will help you press the pause button wherever you are. This collection contains: • So Sleepy Temple Balm (10ml) • So Sleepy Pillow Mist (30ml) • Unwind Hand Creambalm (20ml) 2022/23 | ISSUE 4 | GLOW | 53

BEST FOOT Whether you’re sliding into the warmth of your slippers or opting for peep-toe on an evening out, make sure your feet are primed and ready for keeping you steady.

OCEAN FIZZ foot soak

£6 | 100g | 1WB A refreshing, effervescent foot soak, with sea salt, eucalyptus oil, and coconut coir fibres to thoroughly soften and prepare feet for polishing.

POLISHING FOOT PEBBLE £9 | 130g | 1WA An innovative, foaming cleansing pebble with white sands from Bora Bora and volcanic ash from Tahiti, to buff away rough skin with ease.

REPAIRING FOOT REMEDY £14 | 80ml | 1W 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.



SUPERFOOD HAND THERAPY £12 | 80ml | 1V 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.

ORGANIC NAIL NECTAR £8 | 10ml | 1VA A silky blend of sweet almond, borage, may chang, and grapefruit oils promote your healthiest nails and cuticles yet.

NAIL BLOCK define and shine

£5 | 1VB File, shape, smooth and buff your nails to perfection with this four-sided nail care must-have.

THE PERFECT TOUCH hand and nail collection




Go box free and save £2


This collection contains: • Superfood Hand Therapy (80ml) • Organic Nail Nectar (10ml) • Nail Block All beautifully packaged in one of our sleek, classic collection boxes.

“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

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Always ready to keep your hardworking hands moisturised and clean.


£16 | 180ml | 1SHW £24


| refill 360ml |


Deliciously scented with antibacterial Australian lemon myrtle and bergamot essential oils, the creamy coconut cleansers in this pH-balanced hand wash keep your hands clean and moisturised.

£20 | 180ml | 1SHL Shea butter and macadamia oil thoroughly nourish hands and cuticles, while our signature essential oils give this fast-absorbing lotion a mouth-wateringly tropical scent.



SAVE £12


The power couple every bathroom needs, in a gift box-free collection for cleansing on-the-go. This collection contains: • Signature Hand Wash (180ml) • Signature Hand Lotion (180ml)

HAND CREAMBALM £12 | 40ml 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.

CALM BALM £12 | 40ml | RB0 Our handcream hero, 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!

KEEP IT CLEAN hand sanitiser

£6 | 50ml | HHS A pocket-sized, yet powerful sanitising gel to keep your hands clean and safe. All profits from Calm Balm and Keep It Clean are donated to the Trussell Trust, who work to stop UK hunger and poverty through their network of food banks.

So far, we’ve raised over £175,000 for the Trussell Trust with our Calm Balm and Hand Sanitiser! - MARCH 2022 2022/23 | ISSUE 4 | GLOW | 57



all-in-one skin saviour


SAVE £16

60ml | 1U

£16 | 20ml | 1MTB


TAMANU CREAM sensitive skin saviour

A bestselling 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.

£38 | 200ml | TCR

• Nicknamed ‘green gold’, tamanu oil soothes irritation and inflammation while accelerating skin repair.

Hypoallergenic, COSMOS-certified organic, 100% natural, and validated by dermatologists and paediatricians to aid in the relief of eczema, it cocoons your skin in nourishment to speed up cellular repair.

• Blackcurrant extract feeds the skin with a hearty dose of antioxidants. • Velvety cupuaçu butter boosts the resilience of your skin barrier.

In a 14-day independent clinical study, volunteers found a 16.36% improvement in skin barrier function – 2022 Scan the QR code to see Tamanu Balm’s skin-repairing abilities in action.

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When it comes to restoring distressed skin to its usual supple self, the trusty tamanu nut has once again nabbed the spotlight in this soothing cream.

• Tamanu oil soothes and repairs distressed skin. • Illipe butter provides a soft and pillowy support for skin in need of some TLC. • Vitamin E targets dry, patchy areas to gently moisturise and nourish.

In a 28-day independent clinical study, 90% of testers had dryness-related itches soothed – 2022




soothing nipple saviour

£20 | 40ml | MBS

RINSE AND RETREAT sensitive body wash

£10 | 250ml | 1CGL Carefully designed for those riding the hormonal waves of motherhood, this creamy, fragrance-free body wash is pH-balanced for intimate areas. It’s perfect during pregnancy, or whenever you need a shower retreat. • 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 balm calms any irritation. It’s tasteless, scent-free, and hypoallergenic, so apply it as often as you desire. You’ll want it close to your heart – literally and figuratively! • Tamanu oil is the soothing star of this show. • Rich in skin-softening vitamins and fatty acids, shea butter is a skincare heavyweight you can rely on. • Intensely hydrating and smoothing for sore, dry skin, coconut oil is a real skincare saviour. • • • •

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 Radiance-boosting Omega Oil (75ml)

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

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e care a lot about what we put on our little ones’ skin – that’s why we’ve only used the gentlest ingredients in our Little Tropic range, to leave your baby’s body 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 completely recyclable • Hypoallergenic

“This baby oil smells amazing and locks in moisture on my son’s skin. I love using this after his baths!” GEORGIA, TROPIC CUSTOMER



£28 | 100ml | BO1 With free Little Roary storybook | ROARY01K To create this gentle oil, we’ve blended simple, organic, and nourishing ingredients to calm and soothe any skin-related roars. Doubling up as a great makeup remover and massage oil, it’s a must-have on your bathroom shelf. • Tiger grass, also known as centella extract, is how this product got its name. Thanks to its powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, tigers in the wild have been known to rub against the grass to heal their wounds! • Famed for its skin-soothing abilities, golden jojoba oil calms and softens any dry patches. Super lightweight, it makes the perfect massage oil for adults and babies alike. • Vitamin E helps to further soothe and calm the skin, while offering long-lasting nourishment and antioxidant benefits. 2022/23 | ISSUE 4 | GLOW | 61



baby washing milk

£24 | 200ml | BMW With free Little Joey storybook | JOEY01K Bathtimes with our babies aren’t always relaxing, with tired little ones often wanting the cleaning-me-up part to be over swiftly. However, with soothing ingredients, this washing milk quickly cleanses the day away, softens skin, and puts the fun back into bath time! • Strengthening the skin’s barrier, kangaroo paw flower extract keeps your baby’s skin resilient and protected. • Providing the soothing, milky texture, nutrient-rich rice milk helps to reduce any inflammation. • Fermented for antibacterial benefits, white tea extract 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 storybook | EMY01K Kiss any nappy-related grumbles goodbye with this calming nappy cream. Harnessing some of nature’s most effective soothers, this fast-absorbing cream quickly reduces inflammation and irritation to leave your little one nappy-happy in no time. • Native to Australia, antioxidant-rich emu apple extract deeply hydrates and protects your baby’s skin. • Tamanu oil, our number one green skin soother, speeds up cellular repair and calms any irritation. • Keeping skin soft and smooth, zinc oxide reduces inflammation and aids skin repair.

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You can buy our Little Heroes storybooks separately!





BABY SNOOD £20 | BTOW1 A cuddly, soft, 100% bamboo towel for bathtimes with your tiny tot.

LITTLE HEROES baby collection


SAVE £12


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 Storybook selected at random

“Perfect little collection for baby and mummy. Beautiful products lovingly made and packaged.” NICOLA, TROPIC CUSTOMER

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tanning Becoming a bronzed beauty has never been such a breeze.

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SUMMER GODDESS shimmering body oil

£28 | 150ml | 1SGSL A nourishing oil infused with an ultra-fine, golden shimmer. Smooth onto your collarbones, shoulders, arms and legs for a subtle sparkle whenever you like. • With virgin coconut and golden jojoba oils to nourish and add radiance to your skin. • Sustainably sourced mica leaves you with an eco-friendly glow. • With sweet Tahitian and Bourbon vanilla for a moreish, subtle scent to remind you of long, sanguine summers at the beach.

“This has to be the ultimate product to maintain that holiday vibe! It’s non-greasy and super-hydrating, bronzing, shimmery (but not too much) and the fragrance is amazing.” ELLA, TROPIC CUSTOMER

INSTANT GLOW perfecting leg serum

£14 | 100ml | MIGN A wash-off, instant bronzing serum for a beautifully natural glow. • Natural caramel and gold shimmer particles instantly boost skin’s luminosity. • Enriched with repairing arnica extract to combat unevenness and reduce the appearance of bruises and scars. • Antioxidant-rich vitamin E keeps the structure of your skin safe from environmental damage, helping to enhance your natural glow. • Skin-tightening coffee butter tones, firms, and rejuvenates your skin.

TOP TIP: Don’t be fooled by its name, you can use this serum all over your body, including your face. For a more luminous glow, just layer it up!

TOP TIP: 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 47) as a skin primer and notice the difference for yourself!

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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 totally tailored tan. • Antioxidant-rich kiwi fruit water gives you healthy, hydrated, radiant skin all over.

TANNING MITT £5 | TM Dual sided and velvety soft for effortless application.


gradual tanning lotion

£20 | 200ml | 1NSS A gradual-build, nourishing lotion to help you achieve a healthy, radiant, and natural-looking tan. • Clinically tested and shown to outperform traditional tanning agents, patented plant allo-melanin technology creates a perfectly personalised glow. • Mango butter and beetroot amino acids smooth, hydrate, and prepare your skin for a stunning, sun-kissed appearance. • Coconut oil locks in moisture and boosts barrier function for a streak-free finish. 2022/23 | ISSUE 4 | GLOW | 67



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

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. No matter your lifestyle or skin type, we’ve got you covered. • Reef-friendly • Broad-spectrum protection • Smooth application

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SPF 30

SPF 50

SKIN SHADE sun cream

£28 | 200ml £18


| 100ml

• 100% mineral, water-resistant protection for ultrasensitive and naturally fair skin types. • Exotic kahai and roucou oils keep skin soft. • Antioxidant-rich extracts from Australian Kakadu and Illawarra plums protect the skin.

SPF 30

SPF 50

GREAT BARRIER sun lotion

£28 | 200ml £18

SPF 50

| 100ml

• This fast-absorbing lotion combines mineral and synthetic sun filters to ward off harmful UV rays without leaving a trace. • Green algae extract protects against the damaging effects of pollution, while vitamin E repairs skin and soothing coconut extracts provide a mouth-watering, tropical scent. • Ideal for anyone who has sensitive to normal skin, or a darker skin tone.


cooling aftersun lotion



| 200ml

£12 | 100ml • Hydrating aloe vera juice quenches thirsty, sun-damaged skin, relieving any burning sensations. • Jojoba oil and vitamin E work to repair skin, while bisabolol and eucalyptus leave it feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

To see codes, head to page 113.


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SPF 50


facial UV defence

£24 | 40ml £10 | 15ml • This velvety, fast-absorbing daily facial sunscreen makes every day a little brighter. • Antioxidant-rich hibiscus extract defends the skin against free radical damage, while banana flower extract calms irritation and hyaluronic acid hydrates. SPF 50+


facial UV defence

£20 | 17g • Great for sun care on the go, use it to top up protection on sun-damage-prone areas. • With organic tamanu and cottonseed oils to nourish, and marshmallow root extract to soothe.

SPF 50



tinted facial sun cream

£24 | 40ml Light/Medium | Medium/Dark • This tinted, mineral facial sunscreen provides sensational dewy coverage. • High in omega-6, passion flower oil extract locks in moisture while vitamin E deeply nourishes. • Australian aniseed myrtle and wild hibiscus flower extract protect against free radical damage. NEW


nourishing SPF 50 balm

£8 | 4.5g • While SPF 50 keeps your smile sun-safe, Kalahari melon seed oil conditions your pout. • Aloe and shea butters soothe and soften, so this defensive dream will keep cracked lips sealed. To see codes, head to page 113.





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





£16 | 250ml | 1CHW

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

This lightweight, super-concentrated, pH-balanced hair wash has been specially formulated to cleanse and refresh oily and thin hair from root to tip. • Coconut-derived cleansers lift dirt and remove build-up. • Aloe vera juice and babassu extract work their botanical magic to soothe the scalp while strengthening and nourishing hair.



Treat your precious tresses to a naturally nourishing routine. • Apply Clarifying Hair Wash or Nourishing Hair Cleanser, using the Scalp Massager to gently remove dirt and stimulate blood flow. • Rinse and then apply Hair Feast to the lengths and ends, leaving on overnight for an intensive mask treatment. • Rinse 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.

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




You might already know and love our best-selling Smoothing Cleanser for its non-foaming action. Well, this revolutionary product provides the same nourishing, cleansing experience, but for your hair and scalp! This innovative hair cleanser is pHbalanced, detergent-free, and super-conditioning, and has been specially developed for sensitive scalps and dry, thick, or coloured hair. • 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.

SCALP MASSAGER £8 | 1SBS When trying to remove dirt and excess sebum from the harder-to-reach areas of your scalp, look no further than our Scalp Massager. Stimulating follicles to boost hair growth while providing a relaxing massage, shower time just got a lot more luxurious!

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






£18 | 200ml | 1HFD

£24 | 75ml | 1HSR

This deep conditioning treatment is packed full of nourishing plant proteins to feed your hair with everything it needs to shine. Strengthening hair, to make it more manageable and tame flyways, you’ll be rocking low-maintenance ‘I woke up like this’ locks in no time.

This light, versatile styling oil softens, nourishes, and tames hair, leaving it looking extra shiny and soft after every application. You can apply it to wet hair and rinse off after 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.

deep conditioning treatment

• 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 flick nailed.

“I have naturally frizzy hair and Hair Smooth transformed it in one application – it’s a hero product. Fully recommend!” ADELINE, TROPIC CUSTOMER

All our hair care products are silicone free and contain biodegradable ingredients, making them environmentally safe!

HAIR CARE DISCOVERY KIT £20 | HCDK A mini pack of our innovative hair care range with pro-vitamin B5, nourishing Abyssinian oil, and strengthening plant proteins. This collection contains: • Nourishing Hair Cleanser (50ml) • Clarifying Hair Wash (50ml) • Hair Feast (50ml) • Hair Smooth (10ml)

radiance oil

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. • Essential oils of lime, cedarwood, rose geranium, and sweet orange provide a delicious, uplifting scent.

Add a Scalp Massager for just £5! £25





Looking for smooth, even coverage that cares for your skin and lasts? Look no further...


light-diffusing concealer

£18 • Enriched with collagen-boosting algae extract, this brightening concealer creates a radiant, more youthful-looking complexion.

Shade 1 (formerly Latté)

Shade 2 (formerly Barley)



Shade 3 (formerly Brûlée)

Shade 4



Shade 5 (formerly Chai)

Shade 6

Shade 7 (formerly Toffee)




SPF 35

Shade 8 (formerly Truffle)

Shade 9



Shade 1 (formerly Porcelain) |


SPF 35

Shade 2 (formerly Barely Nude) | BBF2 SPF 35

Shade 3 (formerly Warm Beige) | SPF 35

Shade 4 |



SPF 35

Shade 5 (formerly Soft Honey) |


SPF 35

Shade 6 (formerly Smooth Caramel) | SPF 15

Shade 7 |


SPF 15

Shade 8 (formerly Rich Mocha) | SPF 10

Shade 9 |



SPF 10

Shade 10 (formerly Maple) | BBF10 SPF 10

Shade 11 (formerly Espresso) | BBF11

BEAUTY BOOSTER sheer foundation

£22 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 provide broad-spectrum SPF protection, defending the skin against UV damage. 76 | GLOW | ISSUE 4 | 2022/23



MINERAL FOUNDATION £24 • This foundation powder is enriched with active botanical extracts of olive leaf, sea buckthorn, and vitamin E to nourish skin and provide full, seamless coverage. • Light-diffusing mica particles give a healthy, natural-looking glow.



SAVE £4.80

Refresh your foundation, protect the planet, and make savings with our fully compostable Refill Pouches, available in every shade. Check out page 114 for shade codes.

FULL COVERAGE KABUKI BRUSH £24 | FB4 It’s super fluffy, 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! Fancy enjoying all of these products as part of a collection and receiving the Full Coverage Kabuki Brush for free? Simply turn the page!

SPF 25

Shade 1 (formerly Porcelain) MFS1 | refill MFS1R SPF 25

Shade 2 (formerly Barely Nude) MFS2 | refill MFS2R SPF 25

Shade 3 (formerly Warm Beige) MFS3 | refill MFS3R SPF 25

Shade 4 MFS4 | refill


SPF 25

Shade 5 (formerly Soft Honey) MFS5 | refill MFS5R SPF 25

Shade 6 (formerly Smooth Caramel) MFS6 | refill MFS6R SPF 25

Shade 7 MFS7 | refill


SPF 25

Shade 8 (formerly Rich Mocha) MFS8 | refill MFS8R SPF 10

Shade 9 MFS9 | refill


SPF 10

Shade 10 (formerly Maple) MFS10 | refill MFS10R SPF 10

Shade 11 (formerly Espresso) MFS11 | refill MFS11R

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

Shade 4 + Shade 3 + Shade 2

Shade 5 + Shade 4 + Shade 2

Shade 5 + Shade 5 + Shade 3

Shade 5 + Shade 5 + Shade 3

Shade 6 + Shade 5 + Shade 5

Shade 7 + Shade 8 + Shade 5

Shade 7 + Shade 8 + Shade 5

Shade 7 + Shade 7 + Shade 6

Shade 9 + Shade 9 + Shade 6

Shade 9 + Shade 9 + Shade 6

Shade 10 + Shade 9 + Shade 7

Shade 10 + Shade 10 + Shade 7

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Shade 1 + Shade 2 + 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 3 + Shade 1

Shade 4 + Shade 5 + Shade 2

Shade 4 + Shade 4 + Shade 2

Shade 5 + Shade 5 + Shade 3

Shade 6 + Shade 6 + Shade 5

Shade 6 + Shade 6 + Shade 3

Shade 6 + Shade 7 + Shade 5

Shade 8 + Shade 8 + Shade 5

Shade 8 + Shade 8 + Shade 5

Shade 8 + Shade 8 + Shade 5

Shade 9 + Shade 8 + Shade 7

Shade 10 + Shade 10 + Shade 7

Shade 11 + Shade 11 + Shade 9

Shade 11 + Shade 11 + Shade 8

Shade 11 + Shade 11 + Shade 8

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CUSTOMISABLE 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 multi-award-winning, sleek, and versatile Colour Palette combines all three! With more than 70 products – including eye shadows, bronzers, blushers, highlighters and eye liners – and over 50 billion combinations to choose from, you can take your dream cosmetics combo wherever you go. 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. All palette products are formulated and made in the UK, using high quality, natural 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.

your palette


Product pans come in three sizes: S £8 |

Blush Crush in Very Berry

eco fact

The Colour Palette has prevented more than 18 tonnes of plastic waste from being generated, compared to our previous makeup range.

M £16 |

L £20

A | MC1 | MC1A

B | MC2 | MC2B



C | MC3 | MC3C

D | MC4 | MC4D



= choice of new 2x magnifying mirror, so you can see twice as closely! 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.

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SO SCULPTED Enhance your natural beauty with our pressed and cream contour shades, ideal for adding definition to your cheekbones, nose, and jawline. Bursting with antioxidants like vitamin C to ward off free radicals and vitamin E to keep moisture locked in, it’s the simple way to contour and care for your skin all in one go!

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Our So Sculpted products are available as pressed powders that suit oilier and combination skin, or as creams that melt into drier or more mature skin.



What is contouring? Contouring is a way of adding definition and dimension to your face with makeup that’s both slightly lighter and darker than your natural skin colour. It’s all about creating the perfect balance of shadow and glow.


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Spring Lily

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Golden Hour

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WAY TO GLOW Create a subtly shimmering, iridescent glow and accentuate any areas of your face that the sun would naturally illuminate. Available in a cream and powder formulation – with seven shades that range from peachy pink to gorgeously golden – they’re perfect for every skin type and tone.


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• Did you know you can also use Undercover Concealer (page 90) in a darker shade to sculpt and contour the face? Give it a go! • 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 finish with a touch on your Cupid's bow.

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BROW BOSS 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.

Model wears Walnut Defining Powder and the ‘Game Changer’ stencil

Use the 3in1 Eye Brush to create immaculate definition and shape.


DEFINING POWDER Walnut | BCS1 for redheads/ blondes

Model wears Cedar Defining Powder and the ‘Diva’ stencil

Cedar | BCS2 for dark blondes/ brunettes Carob | BCS3 for dark brunettes/ black hair Model wears Carob Defining Powder

DEFINING POMADE Willow Bark | BP1 for redheads/ blondes Hazelnut | BP2 for dark blondes/ brunettes Tazman Pepper | BP3 for dark brunettes/ black hair

Model wears Willow Bark Defining Pomade

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

£8 | EBS1

Model wears Carob Defining Powder

Model wears Tazman Pepper Defining Pomade

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

EXTENSION FIBRES £10 | LF 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.

Model wears: Brow Boss in Carob, Eyes On You in Bamboo Charcoal, Eyes On You in Cinnamon, Eyes On You in Maca, Way To Glow in Golden Hour, Jet Set in Havana Heat, Silk Gel Liner in Ebony (also used as eye shadow base), Line Up in Fierce, Lip Glaze in Velvet Peach, Lash Extension Kit in Black, Beauty Booster in Shade 6, Illuma in Shade 3 (under eyes) and Shade 6 (to contour), Soft Focus in Light.



• Extension Fibres • Fixing Gel Mascara Black | GLEK Brown | GLBR

Model wears: Brow Boss in Tazman Pepper, Eyes On You in Bamboo Charcoal, Eyes On You in Cinnamon, Eyes On You in Nebula, Way To Glow in Golden Hour, Blush Crush in Pinch Me Pink, Line Up in Brave, Lip Glaze in Toffee Spice, Lash Extension Kit in Black, Beauty Booster in Shade 7, Mineral Foundation in Shade 7, Illuma in Shade 6 (under eyes) and Shade 7 (to bronze), Soft Focus in Dark.



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Brown | PE3 Luna | PE5

Slate | PE2


Warm Brown | PE4

SILK GEL LINER £16 • A richly pigmented, conditioning gel formula to create a more defined eye look, with an innovative twist-and-sharpen feature for easy application. • Waterproof, sweat-proof, and ultra long-lasting.


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Copper |


Halo |


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Galaxy |


Cashew | ES6 Marula | ES3 Shea Nut | ES5


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pressed shadow

£8 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’re 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, so are best suited to the outer corners of the lid or to line the base of the lashes.


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

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 eye liner flick, or buffed out for a smoky look.

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LINE UP lip pencil



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


KISS ME QUICK lipstick

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• 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 passion fruit oils allow effortless application, while plumping plant peptides give your pout a naturally fuller appearance.



Peony Pop | L12

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

Fresh Fig | L8



Our Kiss Me Quick lipsticks have a planet-friendly refillable option!

Juicy Apricot | L11

Go Go Goji | L2

Pomegranate Punch | L7

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If your lips are in need of some lustre, have a glaze-y day and add some shimmer to your lip look. Whether you want added sparkle for a special event, or a more muted gloss to make any occasion pop, there’ll be a shade and a shine that’s just right for you.

Rose Blossom |


Candy Pop | LG1

Coral Crush | LG5

Toffee Spice | LG6

Scarlet Shimmer | LG7

Sugar Plum |

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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.

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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).

Rosewood | 1LFC

• Containing 26 conditioning plant extracts, from mango wax and açai sterols to bayberry fruit and sea fern, it repairs lips and seals in moisture. • Peppermint oil gives a sweet flavour and zing. • With omegas 6 and 9 that act as a natural lip plumper, it'll become your trusty sidekick.

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nourishing balm

£4 | 1M1 A compact, nourishing balm – packaged in recycled plastic – that’s soon to become your pout’s best pal. • Shea butter softens and soothes dry lips. • Beta-carotene improves the tone and texture of your lips and promotes cell renewal. • With its smooth, silky texture courtesy of cocoa butter, the balm is packed with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E to protect your lips from the elements!

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£14 These 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 know you needed, until now! • Hyaluronic acid boosts hydration levels to keep your pout looking plump and smooth. • Passion fruit and sweet orange oils provide a touch of delicious sweetness with every application.

Pink Bloom


Shade 1 (formerly Macadamia)

UNDERCOVER cream concealer

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

£16 £20

CC1M CC1L Shade 2

CC2M CC2L Shade 3 (formerly Sand)

CC3M CC3L Shade 4



Shade 5 (formerly Pecan)

CC5M CC5L Shade 6

CC6M CC6L Shade 7 (formerly Shell)

CC7M CC7L Shade 8 (formerly Clay)

SOFT FOCUS perfecting powder

A loose, mineral finishing powder to mattify your skin. Apply with the Full Coverage Kabuki Brush for a lightweight finish. • Mineral microspheres diffuse light to blur fine lines. • With chamomile and açaí berry extracts.

CC8M CC8L Shade 9 (formerly Cacao)


SOFT FOCUS Light | SFP Refill | SFPR

• Available in either a light or dark finish to suit your skin tone perfectly.

£24 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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Tahiti Tan BZ5 BZ2 Bali Bronze BZ4 BZ1 Havana Heat BZ6 BZ3

PRESSED COLOUR Rosy Glow BC1M BC1L Pinch Me Pink Model wears: Way To Glow in Golden Hour, Blush Crush in Pinch Me Pink, Jet Set in Bali Bronze, Undercover Concealer in Shade 1, Silk Gel Liner in Warm Brown and Luna, Line Up in Strut, Kiss Me Quick in Juicy Apricot, Lip Glaze in Velvet Peach, Lash Extension Kit in Black, Beauty Booster in Shade 3, Illuma in Shade 1, Soft Focus in Light

BH4 BH5 Sunkissed Orchid BH8 BH2 Cheeky Peach BH7 BH1



Golden Apricot

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

£16 £20

BH9 BH3 Cinnamon Sugar BC2M BC2L Very Berry BC3M BC3L




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

Soft Heather

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

£16 £20

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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.


KABUKI BRUSH £22 | FB1 Fluffy fibres allow you to buff liquid and powders to a perfect finish.

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

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

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


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

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ECO ARTIST EXPERT BLENDING BRUSH £16 | EB6 The ultimate blending brush for buffing and diffusing your eyeshadow in the socket and crease.

3IN1 EYE BRUSH £16 | EB1 Create perfectly shaped brows, line and shadow eyes with precision using our most innovative brush to date.

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


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

SMALL DETAILING BRUSH £10 | EB4 Achieve the finer details of your look with this dainty multi-tasker.


PURE PRECISION £8 | SP beauty drop sponge

“I love the flat detailing brush. It has lovely soft bristles that don’t flake. The small end is great for using with concealer, and I use the big end for blending eye shadow.” ROMANA, TROPIC CUSTOMER

This versatile sponge ensures a flawless, even application.

COSMETICS BAG £18 | MUB This ultra-sleek must-have boasts a highly functional interior frame, giving you space to store all your beauty essentials.

From where we’re sitting, the future’s looking bright! We asked an array of renowned makeup artists about the face fashions that are bouncing back, as well as the emerging trends that are just a glint in our eyes...

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STAINED LIP ON FIONA MUA: EM-J WILLIAMS “Pucker up, because perfect pouts are here to stay! For luscious lips, it's best to use a tiny amount of product at a time. Apply one or two dots of Lip Stain to the centre of the lips and gently diffuse it around using your fingers or your Lip Brush. Repeat as desired, depending on the intensity of colour you’re after.”


SMOKY EYE ON RAIHANNA MUA: THEMBI MKANDLA “Smoky eyes are all about intensity – but I’m not talking ‘indiscriminate noughties black kohl eye liner’ intensity. We want impact that’s head-turning, but also soft around the edges. For this, you need a base before you put your shadow on, so use the Silk Gel Liner in black. It’s so long wearing, amplifies the pigment and gives the powder something to stick to.” 2022/23 | ISSUE 4 | GLOW | 95

SHADOW FOCUS ON TRACEY MUA: KENNETH SOH “Warm tones will always be in, right? Start with the Silk Gel Liner to draw out your desired shape. Then, after blending out with rusty hues, add a pop of olive with your shimmery shadow, to dress up an otherwise day-to-day look!”

TRACED LIPLINE ON ZARA MUA: CAROL LOPEZ REID “The 90’s called; they want their lip pencil back! For ultimate definition, use your Line Up Lip Pencil to trace the lip line right to the edge, before creating lines going in towards the entrance of the mouth. Use your Lip Brush to create an ombré look by buffing those lines out, then apply a good coating of Lip Glaze to softly tie the look together.”

SOFT CREAM COMPLEXION ON BEE MUA: SOPHIE VIJAY “For me, the best base makeup will always be hydrated skin. If the skin is dry, the base will just build up and cake on. Beauty sponges are such an amazing tool for blending cream products and even powders. After powder, I always go in with a damp Beauty Drop Sponge to put some moisture back into the skin.” 2022/23 | ISSUE 4 | GLOW | 97

DETAILED BROW ON ETHAN MUA: DANI GUINSBERG “For a strong, fluffy look, start at the inside of the brow and apply Brow Boss with the angled end of your 3in1 Eye Brush using short, sharp, upward strokes. Follow the natural hair growth and sweep small strokes up to the arch, then down to the final point. To fluff them up, use the spoolie to brush the brow through and distribute the colour across the whole brow.”

A TOUCH OF BLUSH ON ALI MUA: ANDRADA RUSU “I’m not going to claim that this is something I made up, that it hasn’t been going down on catwalks and at shoots from the outset, but there’s a reason we’ve all got such a crush on blush! Draw your brush into the hairline and dab the areas of your face that naturally collect sunlight. This will create a subtle, sunkissed glow that fabulously frames the face.”

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BOLD LINER ON KAMILA MUA: CHRISTINA OULOUPI “The easiest way to nail the dreaded flick is to split it into sections. Start in the middle and sketch to the outer corner. Then, join your inner corner to this central line and leave the flick until last. The flick’s the hardest part, but don’t close your eyes. Try and look ahead straight in the mirror without pulling your skin back too much. I normally sketch a top line from the bottom of the eye towards the eyebrow first, then map out a bottom line and join in a triangle.” 2022/23 | ISSUE 4 | GLOW | 99


How can you trust that your skincare really works? This beauty journalist uncovers the bare-faced facts. Put your lab coat on, we’re getting scientific! 100 | GLOW | ISSUE 4 | 2022/23

How do you measure ‘glow’? Let’s shine a light on Tropic’s science-led, evidence-based approach to clinically effective skincare...

Imagine you’re on the hunt for a new moisturiser. What’s important to you? Natural ingredients? An efficacious formula? Sustainable, planetfriendly packaging? Well, if you’re a fan of Tropic, we’re guessing all three. But while these things might be at the top of your wish list, how can you actually ensure that what you’re buying ticks all the boxes? In a world of marketing spin and spiel, navigating the skincare aisles has never been so difficult. Beauty jargon and bogus claims are everywhere, with new A-list botanicals and compounds popping up every five seconds, promising to give us glass skin and turn back time. “There’s just so much noise in skincare at the moment,” says Susie, founder and CEO of Tropic. “Sometimes it seems that brands add plant actives to their formulas to respond to trends. But often, their products are created by cookie cutter manufacturers, and lack proper research or scientific backing.” Amidst all the clean beauty gloss and vegan glamour, the proof is in the percentages. At Tropic, it all comes down to real skin, qualified dermatologists, trusty technology, and weeks of rigorous clinical testing.

SO, WHAT IS ‘CLINICAL TESTING’? Clinical trials and scientific backing are second to none when it comes to knowing what’s really going to get you glowing. So, what is clinical testing? First, Tropic’s in-house chemists and biochemists spend months testing, trialling, and adapting formulas, until they’re ready for the big assessments. Then, they send their ‘pride and joys’ away to ISO-certified, independent labs (which adhere to an international standard of testing and data validation practices) where they’re met by qualified dermatologists, who vigorously

test their performance on real skin, under clinical conditions. “We only arrange independent clinical testing once we’re confident in our formulas,” says Susie. “Tropic is at the forefront of beauty technology. We’ve invested in state-of-the-art machinery that measures every aspect of the skin, from redness to elasticity to pigmentation. This is how we conduct internal studies on our formulas to ensure they really do have an impact,” she explains. So, before they even get examined, Tropic’s products have already jumped through a lot of hoops. But these clinical tests are no piece of cake. The assessments begin when four to five dermatologists assess a group of random volunteers (usually around 20-25 people, but sometimes up to 80) and screen their skin, ensuring everyone has skin in need of a specific type of nourishment.

THE SCIENCE OF SUPERCHARGED SKIN The first round is the allergy patch test, and if the product gets through this stage, it passes to round two. Then it’s on your marks, get set, test! The volunteers use Tropic’s formulas every day, while dermatologists assess changes in their skin. This isn’t done ‘by eye’ or guesswork. “The lab scientists use various scientific instruments to measure the impact the product has on skin,” confirms Tropic’s biochemist, Kavitha Murugesan. There are Sebometers to measure changes in skin’s sebum production, Skin Hydration Meters, and the mother of all testers: VisioFace Skin Imaging Analysis – a 360 machine that can measure skin texture, wrinkle depth, brightness, UV damage, and take 3D pictures of your skin. Once the ‘before and after’ difference in all of the testers’ skin has been analysed, the data is totted up by the lab’s clinical statistician. “An average percentage of improvement is calculated and handed to us on results day,” says Kavitha. If the results are anything less than jaw-dropping, Tropic sends the formulas back to the lab at Tropic HQ for improvement.

As Kavitha says, “We keep going until the product is the most effective it can possibly be.” It’s empowering to feel full confidence in your skincare, and Tropic’s plant-powered products prove time and again that they deserve their exalted status, awards, and a place on your bathroom shelf. With advanced tech, clinical trials, and a pioneering attitude, it’s exciting to think about what’s next for their formulations. Rest assured – the future of Tropic is as bright as your beautiful, glowing skin.

THE PROVENANCE MARK OF APPROVAL Provenance is a third-party programme that checks a company’s claims – reassuring you that the brand has the evidence to back up their business. On Tropic’s website, you can see Provenance’s interactive Proof Point buttons, showcasing Tropic’s evidence, and verifying their impressive data.


EDUCATION: THE GIFT OF A GENERATION With your support, Tropic’s on a mission to build a future where children from around the world can achieve their potential. By Ellie Jones

ast your mind back to the primary school version of yourself, enjoying each day where you’d learn new things, see your friends, and have exciting experiences. For example, you’d wait nervously to find out which part you’d take on in the annual school play, usually disappointed by the outcome. But despite your suspicions, these awkward performances weren’t part of a scheme to embarrass you – they represented so much more. They gave you the license to be something entirely different (yes, even a tree!) and imagine a life that’s far from the one you already knew. School equips us with the space and knowledge we need to try something new, push boundaries and fulfil our dreams. But for almost 60 million children around the world, getting a basic primary education is a dream in itself (Our World in Data, 2021). That’s why in 2019, Tropic joined forces with United World Schools (UWS) to give thousands of children in the world’s most remote communities the freedom to learn, realise their full potential, and carve out a better future. Every Tropic purchase helps to maintain, resource, run, and even build schools in Nepal, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Madagascar. It’s skincare that really cares.

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COVID-19: THE THIEF OF FUTURES? Our fight for universal education hasn’t been without obstacles. In 2020, Covid-19 plummeted more families into crippling poverty, forcing children to stay at home. The UN estimated that 24 million children worldwide (especially girls) might never return to school – a risk that brought some worrying statistics into sharp focus. For instance, children in Nepal are 78% more likely to be involved in child labour if they don’t attend school (International Labour Organization, 2018). And over 25% of Nepalese girls will get married before their fifteenth birthday if they don’t receive an education – a figure that falls to just 2% if they reach university (UNICEF, 2017). Acutely aware of the lifechanging power of education, we had to find a way to keep children learning.

YOU CAN REACH ME BY RADIO In Nepal, fewer than 50% of households have access to the internet (UWS, 2021). So, when schools were forced to shut, attending classes via video call was simply out of the question. Determined to hurdle the digital divide, they turned to radio. 85% of families in Nepal have a radio, so teachers started a daily programme, broadcasting lessons across ten local FM stations. The programmes attracted 23,000 listeners

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(19,000 of whom were not attending a UWS school). Nabina, a teaching fellow at UWS Khamere School in Nepal, describes how students felt about lessons on the airwaves: “The children were very excited to hear their teacher’s voice and name on the radio stations, but they missed going to school. I started doing home visits for the most vulnerable families; to see the children, talk to their parents, identify their problems, and work out how we could bring them back to school. I feel that when children miss out on school, they miss out on their childhood. They have lots of responsibilities at home, so it’s hard for them to be creative or think of a brighter future.” Thanks to the tireless work of Nabina and her colleagues, 92% of UWS students returned to their Nepalese schools at the start of the new academic year.

WRITING A BRIGHTER FUTURE What’s the most important lesson taught at UWS schools? Dare to dream. So, what does the future hold for some of the children in Nepal now? “My dream for the future is to visit many places, like Kathmandu, India, and the whole world!” Heena tells us. “I want to help my younger sister get a good education and become a good person. My plan for the future is to become a teacher so I can develop this village and teach small children,” says Soneeya. “I want to become a nurse,

so that I can treat people and provide medicine to people in need,” Chimini explains.

EVERY PURCHASE FUNDS EDUCATION 2021 was another tricky period for businesses. But in a year when many companies had to slash their charitable giving, Tropic donated more than ever before. As a result, we’ll be opening the first ever UWS school in Madagascar in 2022. In Madagascar, a staggering 75% of the population live below the poverty line and just 40% of children finish primary education. But in the most isolated communities, like the fishing village of Ampandrivotse, these statistics are much worse. Located in southwest Madagascar, the new school will empower hundreds of disadvantaged children to break free from the poverty cycle. “Tropic has gone above and beyond in their support for United World Schools. Tropic Ambassadors continued to fundraise and spread awareness about the need for education in rural and marginalised communities. Tropic has now funded over five million days of education and our partnership is stronger than ever,” says Tim Howarth, founder and ex-CEO of United World Schools. In the words of Nelson Mandela, “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. So, thank you for arming these children with the freedom to craft their own futures.

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e asked the professionals (and consulted a few philosophers) about whether it’s possible to learn to look at the life we have ahead in a new light, to appreciate the present without pondering potential failures, and to approach change as a new challenge, rather than a chokehold. The answer? Well, it turns out these experts don’t deal in absolutes… “I don’t know.” It’s frightening to say. We humans are programmed to find patterns and philosophise predictions about everything. From physics to football and even the afterlife, we seem to have an innate need to just know. We seek out spoilers for suspenseful TV shows, fearing the fate of our favourite characters. We hedge bets about big sports matches and use ‘serendipity’ and ‘everything for a reason’ to explain away the curious phenomenon of coincidental “The past few years events. So how, in are evidence that, an epoch seemingly more uncertain even with the best ever before, preparation, we can’t than are us mere mortals control the universe.” meant to cope with the cataclysmic uncertainty of the climate crisis, Covid-19, or even the more mundane and everyday unknowns that are surfacing all around us? Well, in short, we’re finding it hard. According to the NHS, November 2021 saw a record number of people requesting access to their Talking Therapy Programme, up 5% from the previous year. ‘How to maintain mental health’ was searched on Google more than ever before, and a large international study from 2021 found that 45% of teens and young adults say that ‘eco-anxiety’ – a form of stress about the sustainability of life on earth as we know it – affects their daily lives. So, how did we become so future-phobic? And how can we arm ourselves with the necessary weapons to fight the fear of what’s about to come? I’ve spoken to an

assortment of psychotherapists about the best ways to beat the blues that stem from uncertainty. It turns out I had a lesson or two to learn myself…

Live in the present “Whether it concerns a global pandemic, a relationship breakdown (romantic or otherwise), a death, debt, redundancy or even your health, much of what lies ahead in life remains uncertain,” explains Liz Ritchie, psychotherapist for mental health charity St Andrew’s Healthcare. “It’s completely natural that, as humans, we crave security. We have a primal need to feel safe and have a sense of control over our lives and wellbeing. ‘Anticipatory anxiety’ can drain us emotionally and trap us in a downward spiral of endless catastrophising, until we end up desperately concerned with the ‘what-ifs’, permanently pondering the worst-casescenarios of what tomorrow may bring.” Liz warns that, “Even worry itself can give us a misguided sense of control. We often feel that by agonising over a problem, we’ll find a solution and determine the outcome ourselves. Sadly, this just isn’t true. The only sure thing that worrying will do is deprive you of living in and enjoying the present moment.” The past few years are evidence enough that, even with the best preparation, we can’t control the universe. Job security is always subject to change in industry and organisational upheaval; relationships evolve and fizzle as people grow and heal. By living in the moment, we’re learning to deal with life as it actually is, and there’s no point exerting our energy or time concerning ourselves with potential problems that might never arise: “Save your brain and body strength for the here and now,” says Liz. “You’ll realise you have more to give this way.”

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Become your own certainty As the external world around us shifts and the people that surround us grow, evolve, and pass on, the only thing you can be truly sure of is yourself and your own behaviours. Holding out for a ‘big break’ or ‘soul mate’ might feel like you’re fortifying your future, but the only sense of absolute certainty we experience in our lives is borne of ourselves – our own actions and reactions are the only things we can truly predict. Be emboldened by this thought. You are your everyday constant and your own certainty – that’s pretty empowering! In our interview, leading psychologist and psychotherapist Dr Alison McClymont told me, “It can be really important to compartmentalise life and realise that if we’re having issues in one sphere, it needn’t bleed into another. When a romantic relationship starts showing cracks, for example, it tends to cloud our judgement of the future, derailing the ‘secure’ and ‘definite’ impression that we had of what our life would always be like. “Realising that nothing is ever absolute and that the ups and downs of work, relationships or finances only make up one facet of our future existence can really help us to stabilise our emotions when facing adversity,” explains Dr McClymont. “Tell yourself ‘I’m having a tough time in X area of life, but Y and Z are fairly solid’ – this simple affirmation can remind us that we’re not fully at the mercy of our environment; we’re our own entity with agency and can manage the changes we face however we choose to.”

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can actively develop, even in later life. Look back at what you’ve been through – from your first day of school to navigating tricky situations at work, tearful breakups and even those days when spilling a cup of tea is enough to make you curl into a ball – a resilient mentality is developed through exposure. You’ve got through your hardest days, and as the famously wise Marcus Aurelius claimed, you should “never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.” “We can familiarise ourselves with the will of nature by calling to mind our common experiences,” explains Epicurus in How To Be A Stoic. “When a friend breaks a

glass, we are quick to say, ‘Oh, bad luck.’ It is only reasonable, then, that when a glass of your own breaks, you accept it in the same patient spirit.”

Identify triggers Feel yourself spiralling after a scrolling session? Wary of what tomorrow may bring after chatting to a worrywart friend? Caught up on news cycles about what we’re doing to the planet, and the potential world we’re leaving behind? Learning to locate the trigger switch marks the first lesson in your progression. For

me, comparing myself to my friends (all unfalteringly fabulous and outrageously over-achieving) or family (where I have student debt, they have savings accounts) means setting myself up for failure when it comes to cultivating a ‘what will be, will be’ attitude. There are cheesy Pinterest posts that tell us, “Don’t compare your life to others. There’s no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it’s their time.” But isn’t there some truth in this? Feelings of inadequacy and stress about progress are inevitable if we continue to compete and cultivate a culture of constant comparison. So, if you feel negative thought patterns playing out in your mind’s peripheral, be sure to sit back and take note of your potential triggers – sign off the socials, set down your phone, and sit out of that conversation with a pessimistic friend. Remember that comparing yourself to anyone else doesn’t make any sense. Pick it all up again after writing a list of reasons to be excited about your future (yours specifically, not the future in general) and righting your mindset so you’re prepared, once again, for what’s ahead.

Reframe change By its very nature, there’s nothing comfortable about change. It can be jarring, unnerving, and ultimately a little daunting, but psychotherpist Liz Ritchie challenges us to think about all the big changes that we’ve anxiously anticipated in our lives over the years and to take a moment to focus on how many times these big shifts have ended up garnering good outcomes, rather than bad. Telling you to adopt an optimistic outlook may seem like the oldest trick in the self-help book, but re-focusing on the positive upshots of uncertainty in our futures can equip us to face change more effectively. When I asked Tropic founder and CEO, Susie Ma, to tell me about a big change she’d experienced recently that had scared her, I could tell she had

a good answer. “Most people are terrified of change, aren’t they?” she asks. “It’s probably a well-worn trope in your piece already, but I can’t talk about trying to navigate a new way of working without mentioning the pandemic. When we were sent home with our work gear and advised to adapt to a life behind our laptops, I have to admit I was worried we wouldn’t be equipped to evolve fast enough.” “The business had been through a lot, but nothing compared to this level of upheaval,” she explains. “But, like any change I’d ever feared before, it bolstered the business and changed how we operate for the better, with communication across the company becoming more effective than ever before! We moved from email and meetings at HQ to instant messaging and video calling from wherever we were in the world at any time. I guess the takeaway is that more often than not, there are positives that arise from being forced to adapt, otherwise we become stagnant.” Dr. Viktor E. Frankl, an Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist, author and Holocaust survivor, wrote: “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” You may not have the ability to control change, but you do have the ability to control how that change affects you – you are the only one with this control, so make sure you use your power wisely. “If you’re told big changes are taking place at work which may disturb your day-to-day,” says Dr McClymont, “try to think, ‘will it serve me to spend time dwelling on what this might mean? Will I gain more from thinking about the present moment, preparing for the future but leaving the stress to someone else?” Future-shaping changes can be shouldered more confidently when approached with an open mind, when we practice resilience, and learn to swerve situations which only serve to trigger us. If a big shift is casting shadow over your future, channel Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations once more, and “be like the rock that the waves keep crashing over. It stands unmoved and the raging of the sea falls still around it.”

Lifebrightening lessons Top-line teachings from our selection of psychotherapists

Resilience is something you can actively develop, even in later life, through exposure to tricky times.

Save your brain and body strength for the here and now, and you’ll have more to give. Worrying gives a misguided sense of control, when it actually deprives you of the joy of the present moment.

Realise that nothing is ever absolute and that the ups and downs of work, relationships or finances only make up one facet of our future existence.

If change is jarring you, think about all the big changes you’ve anxiously anticipated over the years that ended up garnering good outcomes, rather than bad.

Make a note of what triggers your negative thought patterns, and avoid these situations where possible.

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JUST LIKE THAT... By Florence Reeves-White


e’re back and better than ever, so with Pampers starting to pop up on the social calendar, we’re keen to hear from our front liners about how it feels to be an Ambassador, and what their futures look like with Tropic. In the front seat of her estate car in the suburbs of North Wales, February 2022, a woman checks her makeup in her rear-view mirror. Feeling flushed and warm with nerves (but, she’s relieved to see, not looking it) “I always wanted to Lynda Szekely takes get some skincare a deep breath as she steps out of her car to products involved in the sound of muffled my sports therapy laughter. Two years of virtual connections business, and I have a and wifi wobbles have little outbuilding in my robbed her of this Lauren White, Ambassador ritual, but as soon as garden for treatments, she opens the door to so when I met one of a full house of smiles to understand – the constant thread, woven and excitement, she through the fabric of all of these my local Ambassadors how it feels to slips straight back run a Pamper, stories, is that it’s each other that and tried some into her exuberant to provide makes the experience so special. self. “Let’s Pamper!” solutions to In Essex, Claire’s excitedly products she had As I sat down skin queries out fidgeting from foot to foot as with her, I knew it for my interviews in the field, she watches the responses roll in with this vibrant, first-hand. for her first fully-booked, facewas a sign.” infectiously friendly What I to-face Pamper. “If you could PHIL SIMMONS, AMBASSADOR and welcoming found was bottle that feeling,” she ponders. group, I asked them that the most “A concoction of effervescent to set the scene for rewarding, excitement with a healthy dose of me, to invite me into moments in soul-nourishing experiences were anticipation mixed in. I’d hand it their day that make them proud to spent with or talking to their out to anyone interested in being be a Tropic Ambassador. I wanted community of other Ambassadors an Ambassador and – like the

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and quietly, so as not to disturb the precious sleep of young children, some slammed with excitement and vigour, while venturing out into the fresh, hopeful sunset air. Ambassadors from all walks of life step together tonight, although they may not even know it, united in solidarity and striding towards the same single mission – to share wisdom about these natural, nourishing products, to nurture their skills as a business leader, and Daniella Sacco, Leader and Lisa to simply enjoy an escape from the Campbell, Senior Leader distraction of daily life. In many ways, our Ambassadors aren’t just the face of the Tropic products – they’d squeeze out and brand; they’re the caring arms soak up as much as they could that reach out and envelop our in one go, eager-eyed and smiles customers, the sturdy legs that wide. The buzz carry us towards that unboxing our Infinite the products at a Purpose, and the “The best thing I’ve Pamper creates beating heart is intoxicating! I gained from Tropic is that spreads love the level of our passion and a whole new network products far and convenience that online sales bring, of women with kind but nothing beats hearts, smart minds the rush of really connecting in and shining souls someone’s home.” who encourage and In South West London, as our celebrate each other interviewees – Tropic is an oasis of sit for their headshots, we light, positivity and fun overhear them in our lives!” chatting about which bits of the LAUREN WHITE, AMBASSADOR Tropic experience bring them the most joy. “The crazy part is that you can fill a room with your friends and family, smell the formulations, soothe each other’s skin and enjoy an evening of relaxation and relationship building, then pack up your Pamper kit and call it a day’s work,” explains Kavita Patel, Team Ambassador. On a warm, orange-hued evening in The Wirrall, Alice Bidston tucks her daughter tightly into bed and places a kiss on her cheek. Kit bag heavy with tinkering glass bottles and keys in hand, she pounds the pavement towards the garden Pamper she’s been planning, the promise of a good night tickling the air. Doors are closing shut all around the UK on this balmy evening – some gently

wide. This is an ode to them, an opportunity for us to show them some love and shout from the rooftops about how special they are, as they so often do for us.

Selma Roscoe-Jenkinson, Ambassador

Lisa Moore, Senior Ambassador

JUICY GREENS SALAD with fresh kiwi, cucumber and a lemon tahini dressing To celebrate the launch of our Juicy Greens Exfoliating Toning Essence, plant-based blogger Amy Lanza (@nourishing.amy) created this nutritious, plant-powered dish. With some of Juicy Greens’ supercharged ingredients, this healthy, hydrating recipe will help you get your greens, and then some. Enjoy! SERVES: 2-4 TIME: 20 minutes INGREDIENTS: For the dressing: • • • • •

3 tbsp tahini 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 small garlic clove, crushed 2-3 tbsp water Salt and pepper

For the salad: • 70g quinoa • 40g kale • 40g salad leaves, e.g. lettuce, spinach, watercress • 1 tbsp parsley or coriander, freshly chopped • 1 tbsp mint, freshly chopped • 100g cucumber • 3 kiwis • 40g dairy-free feta cheese, crumbled • 40g walnuts, crushed 110 | GLOW | ISSUE 4 | 2022/23

METHOD: 1. Prepare the dressing by stirring together all the ingredients until it’s smooth and pourable. 2. Cook the quinoa according to the packet instructions, drain and allow to cool. Fluff up with a fork after 10 minutes. 3. Slice off the stems from the kale and roughly chop. Add to a mixing bowl with 1 tbsp of the dressing and massage with your hands for 1 minute to wilt the leaves. 4. Add the salad leaves, cooked quinoa and herbs. 5. Slice the cucumber either into long strips, small cubes, or halfmoons. Similarly slice the kiwis (you can leave the skin on). Add most of the cucumber and kiwi to the salad bowl and toss well with

half of the dressing. Stir in half of the cheese and walnuts. 6. Pour the salad into bowls and top with the remaining cucumber, kiwi, feta cheese, and walnuts. 7. Eat straight away or store leftovers for 2-3 days in the fridge in a sealed container. Note that softer salad leaves, like lettuce, will wilt more quickly, so it’s best to toss them into the salad just before serving. Recipe and images by Amy Lanza. Visit to see more of her delicious dishes!

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LARGE PAN P91 JET SET pressed bronzer Bali Bronze | BZ4 Tahiti Tan | BZ5 Havana Heat | BZ6

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JET SET P91 pressed bronzer Bali Bronze | BZ1 Tahiti Tan | BZ2 Havana Heat | BZ3 P90 MAKE IT MATTE setting powder | SP1

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P87 KISS ME QUICK lipstick pans Guavaberry | LP1 Go Go Goji | LP2 Wild Watermelon | LP3 Lush Lychee | LP4 Cherry on Top | LP5 Plum Pout | LP6 Pomegranate Punch | LP7 Fresh Fig | LP8 Hot Poppy | LP9 Nude Blush | LP10 Juicy Apricot | LP11 Peony Pop | LP12

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



UNDERCOVER cream concealer Shade 1 | CC1L Shade 2 | CC2L Shade 3 | CC3L Shade 4 | CC4L Shade 5 | CC5L Shade 6 | CC6L Shade 7 | CC7L Shade 8 | CC8L Shade 9 | CC9L


P91 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 COLOUR PALETTE COMBINATIONS

S £8 | M £16 | L £20 A | MC1 | MC1A

B | MC2 | MC2B

C | MC3 | MC3C

D | MC4 | MC4D

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

a personal touch


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


ur founder and CEO, Susie, started our social selling business model primarily to continue to sell our products while maintaining a real connection with customers, mirroring her experience 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. All of our orders are double carbon-offset and help 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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With pioneering packaging technology and more effective, eco-conscious formulations, your skincare favourites got their very own glow up!