I love using natural and organic products and will seek out brands of that distinction when selecting food, hair, beauty or self care items. Although I will always choose natural where I can, I will also not compromise on effectiveness, so until recently I have been using a regular deodorant: long lasting, very effective and picked up with my weekly shop.
Being a hairdresser, I work by standing and leaning over my customers; I want to feel confident that I smell fresh and feel dry for the whole day, and the products that I use must work as I need them to. In the past, I have tried many natural deodorants but with little success, always turning back to the more effective, yet not natural or organic brands.
However, being in my self care journey means that I want to do the very best by my body (and who would’t rather reduce the risk of rolling carcinogens so close to our lymph glands?), and so, I need to turn back to natural products. Tropic are a brand I have been interested in recently, so I decided to give their Feel Fresh deodorant a try.
Tropic is the brainchild of Susie Ma , Susie grew up experimenting with skincare products and, at the tender age of 15, was selling her produce at Greenwich Market. She went on to star in The Apprentice in 2011 and, although she didn’t win, Alan Sugar invested in her idea, becoming a 50/50 partner.
Tropic are a skincare, body care and make up brand that contain naturally derived ingredients, and are free from toxic chemicals. Tropic products have not been tested on animals, nor do they contain any animal derivatives such as beeswax or honey, and are Vegan approved. Tropic have won countless awards, including Ok Beauty Awards and The Natural Health Awards, and have been featured in many magazines including Instyle, Glamour and even Vogue.
This deodorant is also an antiperspirant and what is so unusual for me, it is in a cream form. It contains antibacterial citrus essential oils, soothing oat oil, repairing bisabolol and detoxifying bentonite clays. It feels very gentle under your arms, spreads easily and smells delicious. I find it to last well too, well over a couple of months for 1 tube. I have worked confidently all day and trained hard at the gym, with no sign of moisture or smell. So I am really happy to report that this product works very effectively, and I am a total convert. This is the very first natural deodorant I have ever been confident using.