It seems that everyone is currently talking about the skincare range Tropic lately. For anyone who may have just returned from a vacation on the moon, Tropic Skincare is the range developed by 29 year old Susie Ma and backed by Sir Alan Sugar. Susie is passionate about creating totally natural products, using her knowledge and experience of plants from around the world, including Australia and Singapore.
A friend of mine and Tropic Ambassador, Liz Greader promoted a competition back in November on social media, to win a Tropic Advent Box containing 12 Tropic products. The prize was worth £125 so it didn't take long for all of Liz's friends to quickly enter the competition in the hope of trying out all the lovely goodies.
As it turned out, I was the lucky winner - rarely do I win anything and I received the good news the day before my birthday so I was absolutely chuffed!
I must admit, having very sensitive skin I was sceptical as well as excited. Although I had already been reliably informed that Tropic products are all recommended for sensitive skin, I remained a little apprehensive.
Well I have to say I was not disappointed. Quite the opposite in fact and I do not say lightly that I fully intend to switch my skincare range entirely over to Tropic - just as soon as the finances allow of course! The first product I decided to buy was the wonderfully exquisite Super Greens Serum. I kid you not, this stuff is nothing short of miraculous. The serum is packed full of nutrients from green veg and plants such as kale. I have never found a moisturiser I can get along with so to find this serum which I can wear every day is such a blessing. I have never known a product to visibly change the appearance of your
skin in such a short space of time as this one. Just a few minutes after massaging this into my skin, it appears plumper and somehow glowing.
To find out more I contacted Liz and booked myself in for facial and asked if she would mind answering some questions which she was more than happy to.
As well as her passion for natural skincare products, Liz is committed to health, nutrition and well being and her back story is an interesting one. In 1993 Liz's lung collapsed while she was travelling in Africa. At the time it was unclear what the cause was. Then sadly in 2004, Liz's father passed away and it was discovered that he had a genetically inherited condition called Alpha1 Anti-trypsin Syndrome. After talking more with doctors, Liz found out that this condition as well as being hereditary, affects the lungs and liver. Realising that this could have been the cause of her lung collapsing, it was at this point she decided to make radical changes to her lifestyle. She gave up smoking immediately and set herself on the path to eating healthier foods and exercising more.
As the years went on it seemed a natural progression to care just as much about what was being put on the outside of the body as well as the inside so when a friend told her about Tropic, she looked into it and agreed to a facial and to try the products for herself.
Liz says that the products have made a dramatic difference to the way that she looks and feels. Sitting beside her I can see why. She wears very little make up and doesn't need to. Her complexion is flawless. She looks healthy and glowing, naturally radiant and very youthful. So impressed with the results, Liz is now an ambassador for the company and says that she will never use another brand again. When asked about their policy on sustainability, Liz told me that they currently have options to order products unboxed and are working on further ways to strive to be more sustainable. For me I think this is an area that still needs work. Some of their products are heavily wrapped, using two layers of packaging where one is enough. But, I'm very happy to know that they are working on more solutions ongoing.
I'm sold. To find out more, visit www.facebook.com/lizgreadertropic