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Need some more protection for your skin? Tropic Skincare has got you covered this holiday season...

We know Tropic Skincare is all about cruelty-free, vegan friendly and highly effective skincare, which is why here at Boyfriend we love them so much, but they just upped their game even further!

Their suncare range, unlike many others on the market, particularly those relying on chemical filters, is formulated with highly effective mineral ingredients. They provide reliable protection against harmful UV rays utilising non-nano zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Using these ingredients ensures the safety of the world’s oceans by not using harmful oxybenzone or octinoxate in its formulas, which, once in the water, will decrease corals’ defences against bleaching, damaging their DNA and hurting their development.

Added botanical extracts soothe the skin and keep moisture locked in. This allows for a soft and smooth application, which glides across the skin to provide a physical barrier by reflecting the sun’s harmful rays, and leaving a lightweight, velvety soft finish, with no sticky residue.

Zinc oxide is also known to help synthesise new skin tissue and collagen, and is highly used in skincare to help regulate oil production to prevent shine, which is perfect for those (like myself) who suffer from breakouts when using traditional sunscreens. Also, the outer packaging is minimally genius!

Tropic Sun Balm SPF 50, £16.00 for 20ml at

This highly effective, easily spreadable facial sunscreen balm provides the broad spectrum protection needed by sun sensitive skins. With organic Tamanu, Golden Jojoba and Coconut oils as well as vitamin E to keep skins moisturised and smooth. Don’t be fooled by the name though, even though it’s a balm, there’s not a icky feel in sight! It glides on smoothly, with zero residue and due to the natural tint, leaves no white overcast on the skin. It’s perfect for top-up protection of foreheads, noses, eyelids (yes, eyelids need sunscreen too), lips, ears and shoulders – basically all areas more prone to excessive sun exposure and on-the-go also due to it’s handy pocket size.

Tropic Skin Shade Mineral Sun Protection SPF 15/30/50, £28.00 for 200ml at

With the 100% mineral protection of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide and plant derived emollients, Kakadu, Burdekin and Illawarra plum extracts, Kahai, Roucou and Jojoba oils to nourish and protect skin, and natural coconut aroma, Skin Shade is a healthy, natural way to keep yours and your family’s skin sun safe, being kind to skin whilst also being kind to the planet. The formula also comes in a tinted option, specifically for the face and it spreads easily, with no greasy feeling and totally smells like Summer! Fabulous indeed!

Tropic Sun Soothe Cooling Aftersun Lotion, £18.00 for 200ml at

To calm skin and diminish redness, soothe sunburn and keep skin moisturised after sun exposure, this deeply soothing, cooling lotion will help maintain healthy skin and prolong your natural tan. With triple-concentrated Aloe Vera juice, which is rich in amino acids, it helps to cool skin and relieve redness, Bisabolol for a strong anti-inflammatory effect, which will help repair and calm sun-exposed skin and Eucalyptus to give a super cooling sensation that’s excellent for helping to soothe prickly heat.

Time to become sun AND ocean safe!

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