I’ve been getting ready to write this blog post for a while and imagine my delight when reading Grazia this week I came across an article all about the new ‘natural’ health, beauty and skincare scene – Rise of the Naturalista
I’ve become very conscious about what I put in my body due to a little period of ill health towards the end of last year. Because of this I’m much more open to natural skin care products. I’ve found that the market place now offers chemical free tans, skincare and makeup. It seems I’m not the only one taking care of what in put in and on my body these days!
I’m sure this is down to the ‘Gwyneth effect’. Women are coveting that lean body, young dewy skin and ‘from the inside’ glow. According to research group Kline & Company, the annual growth for the natural personal care sector has increased by 10.3% over the last 3 years. Also holistic fitness like yoga and pilates is now back ‘in’ and I for one am currently embarking on a weight training regime as I covet a toned and lean body just like Elle McPherson!
This leads me onto a fab new range of natural skin care and make-up I’ve been introduced to; Tropic. The ingredients they use are natural and vegan. Camomile, almond, various teas, avacado, arnica and a whole family of natural oil moisturisers, invigorating extracts and essential oils make up their products. The lovely Ness from Tropic who is a Senior Ambassador of the company, sent me a couple of products to try so I can see how powerful using 100% natural skin care is.
I’m currently using the Smoothing Cleanser which banishes ALL make-up (my mascara simply wiped off!) and any impurities. It also has a nifty bamboo cloth which can be used to wipe off the cleanser giving that extra ‘buff’ off all the dead skin cells. I can honestly say that my skin is soft and feels extremely clean and it feels cleaner than when I use my Clinique face wash which I’ve used religiously for years! The hero ingredients enable the cleanser to deeply clean, aid in skin regeneration, boost vitality, deeply hydrate and reduce puffiness. Sounds like a dream doesn’t it??
Now they say the ‘brow maketh the face’ (I might have tweaked that a little!?) and that a perfectly defined brow is a must have. We all envy Miss Delavigne and her brows and I know both Tasha and I have been through a brow growing phase as we wanted ours to be thicker. Well, the lovely Ness from Tropic Skincare sent me the Brow Kit to try.
I havent been using the stencils, just the brushes but, my goodness, my brows are amazing AND it stays on ALL day! Its so easy to use and the results are fab! I’m off on my hols in a few days and both the brow kit and cleanser are coming with me as I LOVE using them.
Ness can be contacted directly if you’d like to find out more about the large range of products Tropic has. I’ll be trying the mineral make-up when I’m back from holiday. You can also buy the cleanser and brow kit along with many other fab products here.
Thanks for reading xx