Face Mask Trio


This week we thought we’d have a little bit of fun and feature the fabulous face masks by Tropic. Each of the three face masks are 100% naturally derived, and each one has been formulated with specific natural ingredients to treat specific skin types.  Using a face mask once or twice a week is the perfect way to adapt the ABC skincare collection – as seen in the previous blog post – to suit your specific requirements.


Beth used the CLEAR SKIN blemish-fighting mask as she is suffering with some breakouts and had heard great reviews about this spot-busting mask.  The aim of the mask is to give a clearer, less oily complexion.

Here is what Beth has to say about her mask:

I love using a face mask and was really keen to try the CLEAR SKIN – as soon as you open it up it just smells like it has to be good for you!  I was glad I was trying the green version as it is a really thick texture which looks awesome as you sit and wait for it to do it’s work!  Mum says this is due to the chlorophyll in it.

I left the mask on for about 15 minutes and sat quite still as it dried onto my skin. I think it would be a good idea and really relaxing to apply this while having a bath. We were at our caravan so we didnt have the luxury of a bath, just an outdoor sofa and the outdoors! Funny enough some areas dried dark green which it does in areas where your pores are open so it was quite interesting to see. Apparently if I use it weekly these larger pores should get smaller – I will let you know!

After I washed off the mask my skin felt lovely and soft. It wasn’t until the next day when a couple of blackheads popped up which is exactly what should have happened. The natural ingredients such as charcoal are chosen because they draw out the nasty toxins.

I would defo recommend this product but would use it when I dont have any special plans due to way it brings on a breakout. After the breakout my skin has settled down and is looking clear.

Beth x

I tried the FACE LIFT brightening mask which is ‘an intensely tightening, age-defying mask to firm and brighten the skin.’ In hindsight I should have applied the mask to my neck too as this area is in need much need of a lift as my face is!

The face mask is a smooth yellow paste which dried very quickly, and smelt delicious thanks to the extracts of elderflower. I kept the mask on for 15 minutes and removed it with a warm bamboo cloth. On removing the mask my skin felt tighter and definitley looked brighter so i guess it does what is says on the tin! I appreciate it is something to use on a weekly basis to make a real difference and perhaps focus more on problem areas such as the forehead and neck so as to economise on usage.

The product contains ‘electric daisy’ extract which works to stimulate your skincells to make them pull closer together, revealing a tighter complexion. It certainly felt like it had worked a treat as I removed the mask and I’ll give it a go working this into a regular skin regime but I may just opt to use this one alongside the DEEP HYDRATION rather than stick with one option.

Jane x (Mum)

And Anna. Anna has had a tricky week and suffered a fractured shoulder which has put a halt to all her dance and ice training. This was kind of the reason why we chose to test face masks this week as Anna is in need of some tlc.  So…Anna used the DEEP HYDRATION mask and here are her thoughts:

Ok ok so I got to try the DEEP HYDRATION mask which is described by Tropic as a ‘soothing cooling mask’. Honestly, I was disappointed by how the mask looked on my skin as I sort of wanted the green gunge look that Beth had! The Hydration mask doesnt really dry like Mum and Beths masks did but stays sticky and looks gluey and yoghurty.

This mask is recommended for very dry, irritated, sore, blemished or sunburnt skin. I dont really have either of those so I suppose I can’t give a proper review but what I can say when I rinsed it off with a warm cloth was that my skin felt really soft and calm. Mum has used this mask and totally loves it because she loves feeding her skin and says it just feels like a good boost. I am not fond of the yoghurty texure but love the fruit smells – from the redcurrant, cranberry (i love those) and blackberry extracts. It does smell good enough to eat but me and mum say that about all of the Tropic range!

Anna x

We loved trialling this gorgeous trio, a point to note is that once opened you do need to use each product within 6 months as it can dry but I thats fair enough as it is a 100% naturally derived product. I’d rather be using a natural product weekly than have a face mask full of preservatives that sits on my dressing room table for a year!


So how to conclude….we think (and these are our own opinions)…that the:

CLEAR SKIN is perfect for teens and those with acne and blemish prone skin

FACE LIFT is perfect for those of you who are looking for an anti-ageing treatment

DEEP HYDRATION is the one for those of you who have dry skin, maybe a touch sunburnt and you crave a creamy gel mask.

Which one would you choose…and hey, why choose…treat yourself to a little combo of natural loveliness. Anna and I are home alone watching the BGT final, the perfect time to apply a face mask!

A point to note is that once opened you do need to use these within 6 months as it can dry but I thats fair enough as it is a 100% naturally derived product. I’d rather be using a natural product weekly than have a face mask full of preservatives that sits on my dressing room table for a year!

We would love you to try for yourselves…and let us know how you get on! A perfect little pamper treat for all those teens taking their GCSE’s!


Until next time!

Jane, Beth and Anna XX



The ABC Collection – 100% naturally derived and freshly handmade skincare by Tropic.

This fabulous bundle of natural skincare was our introduction to Tropic, and my goodness I am so glad we found it!  I use it, and both Beth (14) and Anna (12) now have their own collections. The collections are perfect for every skin type,  you just adapt it to suit your requirements. For example I may use the exfoliator 2-3 times a weeks, but the girls use it perhaps once a week as their skin is slightly more sensitive. The moisturiser is the very first item I ever tried, and it was love at first application.

With the knowledge that these products contain zero chemicals, are 100% naturally derived, not tested on animals and are Vegan friendly,  I cant help but want to shout about the ethos of the range as well as the quality of the products!  The girls and I both use it and it’s working absolute wonders on their teenage skin,  making life simpler with us all using the same natural range!


What is in the range?

1. Smoothing Cleanser: blended with uplifting eucalyptus – effortlessly removes all makeup including mascara. Comes with an anti bacterial bamboo face cloth

2. Skin Revive: moisturiser packed with 20 skin loving fruit and flower extracts.

3. Vitamin Toner: A spritzing toner with vitamins and amino acids to help balance pH and refine pores.

4 You can then choose either:

Face Smooth: an exfoliator made from bamboo silica beads packed with antioxidant rich acai berry


Eye Refresh : an awakening gel with a massaging roller ball with arnica and green coffee to soothe and reduce dark circles.

These 4 products are available to purchase individually but there is a super ‘Collection’ deal whereby you get the Cleanser, Toner and Moisturiser plus either the Exfoliator or Eye Refresh for £52! Thats a saving of £15 if you were to buy these individually. 
Delivery is only £3.50
If you would like to try this little collection for yourself or your teenage son or daughter please do purchase it from our Tropic store:


The girls will posting their own vlogs here in the coming weeks….watch this TeenTropic space!

Have a great week!

Jane x



We are BETH (14), ANNA (12) plus me, MUM.

Our Story

Stumbling across Tropic couldn’t have come at a better time for me and my girls, the whole ethos of Tropic with a range of skincare and makeup that is 100% naturally derived and freshly handmade.  No chemicals. No testing on animals. Vegan friendly.

We all got the chance to sample the ABC Collection (exfoliator, toner, cleanser and moisturiser) from Tropic a few months back.   Being a Mum of two teenage (almost) girls who are into dance and ice skating, and regularly wearing makeup for shows, their skin was taking a constant battering with disposable wipes which irritated and totally dried out their skin. I too was disheartened by my ever changing choice in moisturiser as I was on an endless search for the perfect one.  Two days after sampling Tropic I signed up to become an Ambassador to spread the love for this incredible natural range.

newproductsTropic … a natural skincare collection for all ages

We love that the range is suitable for every skin type – you don’t buy a moisturiser for dry skin and a moisturiser for oily skin but you can select a handful of products and use them as and when you feel your skin needs them.  I use the Face Smooth exfoliator every other day, but my girls use it maybe once a week as their skin is more sensitive. I apply the nutrient boosting serum at night when my skin needs that extra nourishment, and the organic elixir I mix in with my daily moisturiser, Skin Revive. The teens love the ABC and dabble with most of the goodies as they learn to ‘read’ what their skin needs.

How great to have a natural skincare routine the whole house can benefit from!

Tropic has empowered us to pick and mix a wonderful natural skincare regime which suits my ageing skin and Beth and Anna’s youthful complexions, and it has transformed the way we look at skincare.

(We could have called the blog ‘TeenTropicPlusMumPlusGrandma’ as she loves it too!) 

But why blog…why vlog…

We are looking to have a little fun as we spread the Tropic love. Beth and Anna will be writing their own product reviews and vlogging.  All comments and opinions are our own. We have already found Anna is a natural in front of the camera, here she is with her first vlog for the lovely ABC Collection…

Should you choose to try Tropic and see the benefits for yourself, that would be pretty awesome!

Our shop…

All of the products listed in our blog are available from our online shop:


We hope you join us on the Tropic journey,

Me, Beth and Anna xXx