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Three Serums From Tropic Skincare

Saturday, 14 December 2019

-If a product is marked with a * then it's PR/gifted. This post contains no paid content-
I would say I only started to use serums and oils on the regular this past year because I've always just shied away from them because of my awkward, oily, spot-prone skin. I'm still a little wary using them and I always check the ingredients beforehand just in case they contain something which makes my skin act up more. Tropic Skincare kindly sent over three of their serums for me to try and I've been trying them out separately to give them all a fair chance to ~hopefully~ impress me.

First up is the Rainforest Dew Hydration Serum RRP £42* which they describe as a soothing, lightweight serum with super-hydrating plant extracts. Containing hyaluronic acid, plant peptide, and evergreen fern extract, it sounds like the serum to have in your skincare cabinet if you have a drier skin type. Because my skin is oily I haven't used the serum every day because I just don't feel like my skin needs it. I seem to be fine just using a lightweight gel moisturiser such as the It Cosmetics Confidence in a Gel Lotion*. However, I've tried the Rainforest Dew Hydration Serum a few times and it definitely provides extra hydration and leaves your skin feeling super soft, once it's sunk in but I'm not sure if it's a serum I need in my life just because of my skin type but I'm still going to keep it in my skincare cabinet for any days my skin feels like it needs an added boost of hydration.

The Glow Berry Brightening Serum RRP £42* contains a powerful blend of super-brightening berries and highly effective plant extracts to banish hyperpigmentation to give you radiant and younger-looking skin. It Contains Vitamin C, super berries, and kangaroo paw flower extract. It's worth noting that on the back of Glow Berry it says if you use Glow Berry and Pure Lagoon together, it makes the ingredients ineffective, so you should leave 24 hours or more between using each product. I was expecting Glow Berry Brightening Serum to have a super fruity scent but it doesn't, which I'm kind of sad about because I love a fruity scented product! But in terms of how the product works, I do really like it. I can definitely see a difference after using the Glow Berry Brightening Serum as it just "lifts" my skin and leaves it looking glowy and refreshed. If you feel like your skin looks a bit dull, especially during the winter months, then I would 100% recommend this serum. I'm not sure about the pigmentation claims because I have freckles and I don't feel like they've changed a great amount, but I kind of feel like they go a bit dormant in the winter months anyway because of the lack of sun anyway.



Lastly is Tropic's Pure Lagoon Blemish Prevention Serum RRP £42* which has been designed for oily and blemish-prone complexions. It's enriched with prebiotics to give your skin's defenses a helping hand and nourishes from the inside out. It also contains blue spirulina which helps to calm and repair your skin and hyaluronic acid which is known for hydrating the skin. I was a little worried about the vibrant blue colour of this serum as I was worried it was basically going to make me look like a smurf but it didn't thankfully. Pure Lagoon is definitely the serum for me because of it being a blemish prevention serum and it also contains blue spirulina which seems to work really well with my skin. My skin has definitely been clearer whilst using this, it's not perfect but let's face it, whose skin is?! But I do feel like it's settled down a lot and I also haven't had one of those under the skin spots for a while whilst using Pure Lagoon (probs just jinxed that). If you also struggle with oily/blemish-prone skin and you feel like you're running out of options then I would say give this a try. It does sound pricey at £42 but I literally use 3-4 drops per day or every other day so a little really does go a long way with these serums.

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