My Review of Tropika Skin Coconut Cleansing Oil.
I am a fan of cleansing oils and balms to remove makeup because they are the most effective at removing makeup including waterproof ones (especially as a first cleanse).
However, the issue I often find with rich oils is that they block my pores a little and end up resulting in a break-out. So as much as I'm looking to remove my makeup I'm not looking to cause a pimple explosion ! I was recently introduced to Tropika Beauty a few weeks ago and they generously sent me their Coconut Cleansing Oil* to try. Of course, I was excited to try it out, but also scared that I was going to end up covered in spots. Here is my completely unbiased review.
So.....Who Are Tropika
Tropika Beauty is a family founded business led by a busy mother of 5 who is passionate about natural health and wellbeing. All their ingredients are sourced from natural Malaysia resources such as Virgin Coconut Oil, Olive Oil and other plant based extracts. Tropika Skincare Beauty products are are made in Malaysia and they support local communities with sustainable virgin coconut oil production, taking care of the people and the land. The special thing about their virgin coconut oil is that they have a unique way of fermenting the coconut milk which means they require less coconuts to produce the same amount of oil thereby supporting the environment. You can read more about their story here and ingredients here.
Tropika fuse botanical extracts such as ginger, eucalyptus, rose and olive oil with their virgin coconut oil. The result is formulations packed with antioxidants and immunity boosting essential fatty acids to treat the skin, and pampering aromas to soothe the mind. All the ingredients are responsibly sourced from Malaysia. Due to the unique way they produce their oils, there are no chemicals in their oils and no pesticides are used on their farms. The cleansing oil smells really gorgeous and very tropical. It does not smell entirely of coconut at all but you can definitely smell it in this oil. I'd definitely say it is more of a tropical scented oil than a coconut one. The texture is a really lovely one as it does not feel greasy at all; it actually feels like a dry oil.
Where to Buy //Link //£17.99
I already mentioned that the bottle contains 100ml of product which does not sound like a lot considering that it retails for £17.99. However, I have used it for almost three weeks straight and I have a lot left in the bottle. I only need a small amount because it is enough for my entire face and a little goes a long way (the kind of products I love). As far as I know, the Tropika Coconut Cleansing Oil can only be purchased from the Tropika website. They also have other lovely products which are worth checking out.
I’ve been trying out the Tropika Coconut Cleansing Oil for the past week. The oil comes in a squeezy bottle and as you would expect, is very runny. My first use of this product was on a day when I wasn’t wearing any makeup. You only have to use the smallest amount of the oil (3-4 drops) with a little water to create a milky texture and gently massage this into your skin. It’s so incredibly soothing and gentle and I really enjoyed using it. It doesn’t strip your skin like some cleaners do so my face still felt soft and hydrated. And good news was that my skin didn't break out after using, which was my biggest fear.
I’ve also used this to remove my makeup. I used it on a day when I had a full face of makeup on and as much as this oil definitely took the majority of it off, I didn’t feel like it was 100% gone. After a second go though my skin felt completely clean. I think this oil works better as a second cleanser after you’ve removed your makeup using a makeup remover or as a cleanser on no makeup days.
I have combination skin, and I found this left my skin feeling fab, clean, smooth, moisturised from the natural oils and of course smelling equally as fab!
I am just really pleased to discover another great brand that makes products with sustainable and responsibly sourced ingredients. I have really enjoyed using this cleansing oil and I will be writing a blog comparing all the cleansing oils I have tried in one post.
Would love to hear from you though - Have you heard about Tropika Beauty or tried any of their products?