Facial oils and serums seemed to really take off in 2016, or at least I found them coming up on my radar more and more often last year. For good reason, too; they can be a wonderful alternative to a daily moisturiser, keeping your skin healthy and hydrated. A good facial serum can prove to be a saviour for your skin, feeding it with nourishing ingredients you hadn’t known you’d needed. In Tropic Skin Care’s Super Greens Nutrient Boost Serum*, I have discovered one such product.
When Tropic’s lovely PR team got in touch in November to ask if I’d like to try their brand new Super Greens serum, I happily accepted and have been using it daily since. My skincare routine has consisted of relatively low-cost products for a long time; while I think it’s totally fine and effective to use cheaper solutions, it has been lovely incorporating a more luxurious product into my daily regime. At its full price of £42, the Super Greens serum costs more than I previously would have considered paying for skincare, but I’ve since really learned the value of a product that injects a bit of splendour into my everyday life, not least one which really works for me.
Like the other products from Tropic Skin Care that I’ve tried, the Super Greens Nutrient Boost serum is very effective in its aims to reduce redness, calm irritation and accelerate healing. My skin is prone to hormonal breakouts and blotchiness, and I’ve noticed an improvement in how long it can take for spots and blemishes to clear up (provided I don’t pick at them!) since incorporating Super Greens into my daily skincare routine. Morning and evening after cleansing, I use the stylish dropper to dab 5 droplets of serum onto my cheeks, forehead, nose and chin. While Tropic suggest using just a few drops, I find I need a little more for my skin to feel truly moisturised, though everybody’s different.
At first, I was struck by the earthy scent of the serum, and while I can’t say it’s my favourite, how great is it to be able to actually smell the ingredients of a product? It’s a real testament to the freshness and authenticity of the serum. Tropic are big on natural, pure ingredients; their honest labelling policy is just one of the reasons they’re one of my favourite brands to have found in 2016.
What about the consistency? Although the Super Greens serum does include a host of skin-loving oils – such as restorative tamanu and avocado – it isn’t at all gunky or even very oily, gliding on easily to leave skin feeling nourished, and working well as a base for makeup too. It doesn’t sit heavily on the skin, but is rather absorbed quickly and effectively.
Overall, I’m really pleased with the positive difference that regular use of this stand-out serum has had on the health and appearance of my skin. I spent a lot of December makeup-free, and prepping my face with Super Greens gave me the confidence boost I needed to brave it barefaced.
If you’re looking to add a bit of luxury to your skincare routine, Tropic’s Super Greens Nutrient Boost serum might just be the perfect pick. Plus, it’s on sale at £31.50 until January 31st!
*I was sent this product to review, and have given nothing but my honest opinion!