I tried £500 of tropical skincare and here's what I really thought

Tropic Skincare is the beauty brand on everyone’s lips right now. Affordable, cruelty-free, sustainable and packed with responsibly sourced natural ingredients, it's no wonder searches for this product and the brand's smart

skincare routine finder, which matches you with the perfect routine, continue to increase. But is it worth the hype?

From targeted serums with powerful ingredients like exfoliating lactic acid, to masks with skin-clearing and hydrating ceramides, the range rivals popular brands like The Ordinary, REN Natural Skincare and Pai. While it may

not get much attention, it is quickly becoming popular.

But what does a skincare-obsessed beauty editor think? Click through to read honest reviews of some of Tropic Skincare's best-selling products and how to incorporate them into your daily routine.

Tropic Skincare, Smooth Cleansing Complexion Purifier, £20

This reminds me of Liz Earle's Cleanse & Polish, £18. It's creamy, smells great, and makes makeup disappear. However, my skin and eyes are very sensitive to fragrance, so it's great that you can choose the unscented version

before trying it.

Tropic Skincare, Clear Skies Cleansing Powder, £20

Powder beauty products are currently booming as brands consider their environmental impact. With just a few drops of water, it turns into a blue paste and then a white foam, perfect for a second cleanse after makeup removal.

My skin felt very clean but not uncomfortable. Just make sure to keep the lid on tightly so the powder doesn't spill out.

Tropic Skincare, Clear Slate Deep Cleansing Powder, £20

This mint powder turns into a deep cleansing foam in water and my oily skin loves it. I use it at night after my skin comes into contact with makeup, pollution, and everyday grime. I also think it lasts longer than my usual

foaming cleanser. Here too, it is important to close the lid, otherwise the powder can easily escape. If you're traveling with it, I recommend putting some tape on the lid.

Tropic Skincare Juicy Greens Exfoliating Toning Serum, £18

This toner has a blend of polyhydroxy acids and alpha hydroxy acids designed to gently exfoliate the skin and help it absorb any leftover product. I honestly didn't notice much of a difference other than helping my tired skin

recover at the end of the day. However, I like its subtle cucumber flavor.

Tropic Skincare, Morning Mist Soothing Toning Essence, £18

In my opinion, toner is not a necessary step in skin care. They barely work for me, except in the summer when I need to cool off at my desk. I honestly didn't notice a big change in my skin when I used this after cleansing and

pre-moisturizer, but it was really refreshing and prepped my face for makeup, so I might Just a convert. If your skin is very dry and tight, adding hydrating hyaluronic acid and hydrating squalane oil can be beneficial.

Tropic Skincare, Peel Peel, £44

This includes lactic acid, AHA (or alpha hydroxy acid). It gently exfoliates the skin's surface, leaving it looking brighter, smoother and softer. It makes my skin glow over time. The only real downside is that the formula has

a very fruity scent that I can smell on my skin for a while after application. It fades throughout the day, but if you're very sensitive to scents like me or they tend to irritate your skin, this might not be the product for

you. Instead, try The Ordinary's Lactic Acid 5% + HA, £5.50, for a more subtle effect.

Tropic Skincare Glow Berry Brightening Serum, £48

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