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Welcome back to another issue of Tropic Takes on Racism. This time, we’ll be looking at how 2021 can build upon the conversations that were had in 2020.
Following the murder of George Floyd, protests erupted throughout the UK from the Shetland Islands to Cornwall. Statues were toppled in Bristol, programmes like Little Britain were removed from streaming platforms and black squares were posted on social media in solidarity.
Brits sympathised and were appalled with the stories of racism emerging from the US, and many saw this as the time to stand against the extent of racism and discrimination baked into British society.
While difficult conversations on race were had throughout 2020, with more people than ever before involved in the discussion, in 2021, it’s policy change that needs to happen.
The combination of COVID-19 and Black … Read the rest
The tale of our Tamanu Balm, from nut to pot..
There’s a lot of heart packed into this green all-in-one skincare saviour. The initial idea came to our Founder, Susie Ma, after one of our Ambassadors told Susie that she had a scar on her face from a car accident when she was younger. Susie wanted to create a product that could help with skin repair and reduce the appearance of scarring, and so the hunt for powerful plant ingredients began.
Indigenous to the islands of French Polynesia, the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean, is a little-known evergreen tree called the tamanu tree. From this tree grow small, sweet-smelling white flowers which produce fleshy fruit the size of an apricot, and it’s within this small fruit that the tamanu tree stores its skin-saving secret. Inside is a nut, which can be pressed … Read the rest
When it comes to breakfast, the jury’s still out as far as the best morning boost is concerned. There are the ‘go granola or go home’ among us, the ‘most important meal of the day’ preachers (hello Mum) and those who forgo a morning meal all together! But whatever camp you fall into, it’s hard to deny the tropical feel of a sumptuous smoothie to start the day.
So, with this in mind, we’ve teamed up with plant-based food blogger, Amy Lanza, to share her recipe for this cracking Kiwi Cacao Smoothie, inspired by all the youth-enhancing goodness in our Elixir age defying omega oil. With sweet flavours of banana beautifully balanced with the sharpness of kiwi and the creamy plant milk accompaniment, this smoothie is set to transport you to that holiday you’ve been dreaming of for so long.
Read on to find out how to make … Read the rest
In homage to Veganuary this year, we thought we’d answer a few questions you might have about why you should always opt for vegan skincare (and the easiest ingredient swaps to look out for!)
According to the Vegan Society, a product can be classified as vegan if it has not been made with any animal-derived ingredients, and has not been tested on animals at any point. We’re proud to be certified by the Vegan Society, offering you the most robust form of reassurance that our products are, and always will be, vegan.
There are so many innovative, cutting-edge ingredients available nowadays that perform even more effectively than their animal-derived counterparts. Olive squalane, for example, which we use in our intensely nourishing Skin Dream, is a far … Read the rest
Why curating and investing in your skincare regime merits the same attention as your wardrobe
Don’t get me wrong. I’ve always loved fashion. The out-there runway shows, the tucked-away vintage stores, the impulse-buy bargains. I lap up costume dramas (for the costumes) and fashion exhibitions to find out who wore what when. I’ve mixed. I’ve matched. And made a few brave statements that have earned satisfying compliments. But I’ve long kept in mind one thing. No matter how great my outfit might be, what people tend to remember is if I looked well. More precisely, whether I was fresh of face or drained and tired. Whether there was lightness in my spirit or heaviness in my heart. The rest is window dressing.
Your skin, then, is equivalent to the most individual item of clothing you possess, and more literally, the one you never take off. So it’s a no-brainer to … Read the rest
As ever, we’re looking to East Asian skincare secrets for exfoliation inspiration, but how can we bring rejuvenated skin into our own at-home regimes?
When it comes to pampering, nothing feels quite as luxurious and as instantly gratifying as physical exfoliation. While some of us have more steps in our daily skincare routine than on our pedometers while working from home, exfoliating acts as a humble reminder that a true at-home spa experience is only a good scrub and a warm bath away.
Massaging our Body Smooth Refreshing Polish – filled with natural salts and moisture-rich oils – into the skin to remove debris and dead skin cells at the end of a long week feels like a natural reset button, renewing even the most neglected far-off corners of the body. Your skin, in turn, pays you back with a soft, smooth and even-toned glow. You’ll reduce the likelihood of … Read the rest
When the outside world forced us to retreat inside, our homes became more of a safe space than ever before. As the ‘stay at home’ message crawls into the cosy corners of yet another year, Jessica Bantleman reminds us why it’s important to create a sense of zen inside those familiar four walls…
Our homes are our safe space. When I think about some of the times I’ve felt most at peace, they often centre around the home. Not necessarily the physical space itself, but the safe, cosy feelings that the memories of those spaces evoke. A favourite bedtime story read by the lamplight of my childhood bedroom, a cosy evening spent laughing with treasured friends, or simply coming home after a long day of work to the promise of a warm drink, a hot bubble bath and the comfort of my beloved skincare shelf – such memories are melted … Read the rest
Been waking up on the wrong side of the bed recently? Usher in your morning with a boost of energy-enhancing granola goodness to help you start your day right.
We’ve teamed up with plant-based food blogger, Amy Lanza, to share her recipe for the ultimate oat granola, inspired by the nourishing and purifying ingredients in our Clear Skin Mask. Hitting zingy notes of ginger and cinnamon, offset with sweet goji berries and a cacao nib crunch – it’s granola and oat that’s set to truly float your boat.
Read on to find out how to make your very own at home.
Zingy Cacao Granola
Makes: 1 jar (570g)
Time: 30 minutes plus cooling
100g almonds, chopped
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
60g coconut oil, melted
40g maple or agave syrup
60g cacao nibs
60g goji berries
To serve: yoghurt, … Read the rest
12 natural ways to get that elusive inside-out glow this year.
We’ve put together a list of glow-inducing go-to habits to help you start your year off right. If you’re feeling sluggish or simply lose a little mojo at any point throughout the year, stick these tips and tricks on your fridge to help you to get up and glow back out there!
Our mental health and wellbeing has become an even bigger topic this year, and having foliage among the Feng-Shui can really lift our moods. The Royal Horticultural Society even says that having a hefty number of house plants can lead to reduced stress levels and decreased susceptibility to fatigue and headaches – the dreamy aesthetics are just an added bonus!
Eating fermented foods and investing thought into looking after your gut can do wonders for your skin, hair and … Read the rest
2020 was a year we’ll never forget for many reasons. Amid the world turning upside down, we strived to do what we do best: create freshly made beauty which does good at home and across the globe.
As you may know, Tropic has an Infinite Purpose, to help create a healthier, greener, and more empowered world. For 2021, we want to lay out how we’re continuing to be a force for good beyond beauty.
We’re investing more than ever in our formulations, and throughout the year will be improving the efficacy of fan favourites so they’re greater than ever before, using cutting-edge botanical actives. We’re also set to roll out our first COSMOS certified products – the ultimate certification of sustainable practices!
Building on our CarbonNeutral® initiatives, we’re going to make the UK a greener place, initiating exciting new eco projects. As we also continue to … Read the rest