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At Tropicos Girl, we are on a mission to bottle 'Island Skin' using clinically proven, naturally sourced seaside and ocean ingredients. Our ultimate goal is to care for your skin, with clean products, and transport a feeling of calm so that you can take care for yourself, every day.
These formulas are the result of over a decade of experience in nutrition and holistic skincare by our founder, Shelby Red. Shelby's focus is on creating root-cause-focused products and synergies that address the top 5 skin concerns: acne, rosacea, melasma, aging, and a dry skin barrier. Our products are designed to bottle island skin, alongside nostalgic smells of the salty breeze, coconut sunscreen and blossoming flowers, and the paradiso mood + feeling of off grid living, for every day.
Your skin is your largest organ. Your skin breathes, absorbs and protects. What you put on your skin is absorbed directly into your bloodstream in a matter of seconds. This is why the ingredients you put on your skin needs to be understood. We want you to understand every single ingredient we use, and why we use them.
The quality, source and concentration of the ingredients are crucial to the performance of the product. We source our ingredients from people that specialize in the ingredients they are growing and harvesting, who put high standards, quality and transparency before everything else. We do not heat or use any chemical solvents when extracting our oils, allowing the antioxidants, enzymes and vitamins to remain intact. All of the oils we use are certified organic or wildcrafted. Keep in mind, "certified organic" ensures only safety, not quality. We have taken the extra measures to guarantee only the highest quality ingredients are used in our formulations.
A great deal of time, energy and resources have been poured into the research and development of our products. The synergy of ingredients we use truly enhance your natural beauty, and protect your skin from pre-mature aging and inflammation.
INGREDIENTS WE USE
|Otto olive oil is rich in antioxidants, specifically vitamins E, K and A, polyphenols, minerals and fatty acids. Our olive oil, sourced from a family farm located on the Italian coast in Calabria, is arguably one of the best oils in the world. The olives are hand-picked from the Ottobratica tree when ripe, and pressed in-house, maintaining the highest amount of nutrients possible, protecting this precious oil from oxidation. With a weightless finish, this luxurious, youth-enhancing oil rapidly absorbs to deeply hydrate, nourish, protect and restore your skin’s barrier.
|Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride are medium chain triglycerides, sourced from organic coconuts in Malaysia. These specific fractions of coconut oil contain anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and enzymatic (C8) caprylic, (C10) capric and (C12) lauric acids, providing protection from moisture loss without the pore-clogging potential of whole coconut oil. With a weightless finish, it effortlessly lifts dirt, makeup and impurities from the pores, leaving the skin’s barrier balanced and hydrated for a natural, youthful glow.
|Akoya Nacre Pearl Powder is hand-sourced from precious Akoya oysters in some of the cleanest seawater in the world, Uwajima bay in Japan, is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, increase elasticity, tone and tighten pores. The richest source of calcium on the planet to naturally lift and firm the complexion. Full of antioxidants, magnesium, trace minerals, amino acids to brighten the complexion and boost collagen production. It acts as a multivitamin in our potent formulas by increasing absorption of vitamins for maximum results. Hand-polished, not hydrolyzed, and nanoparticle-free.
|Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is a potent yet gentle form of vitamin C that is clinically proven to brighten & reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation. It is the most stable form of vitamin C as it does not oxidize, improving the skin’s texture and promotes a clear, acne-free, luminous complexion. Sourced from France and non-gmo.
Calcium Ketogluconate is a French-patented natural complex molecule that is clinically proven to help restore the skin’s elasticity for a youthful, pump appearance. It naturally lifts, tones, and firms the skin for a sculpted, contoured appearance.
Cholesterol NF maintains the skin’s moisture barrier & encourages healthy skin cells by protecting and repairing UV damage, while supporting collagen synthesis.
|Ozonated Aqua is sterile distilled water infused with ozone, purified to be as clean and absorbable as possible. Ozone (O3) is a richer form of Oxygen (O2) as it has one more oxygen molecule. Ozone provides an energizing way to deeply hydrate your skin, for an ageless, luminous complexion.
|High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic acid visibly plumps skin upon application. It is intensely hydrating, helping to actively pull moisture to the cells on the skin’s surface, resulting in plump, radiant, luminous skin.
|Aloe Vera hydrates, moisturizes and replenishes your skin’s moisture barrier, minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles, and pigmentation. Rich vitamins and minerals that increase our skin’s ‘youth’, including copper and vitamin A, especially beneficial for rosacea and acne-prone skin. Our aloe vera is certified organic and 100x concentrated, the purest form after fresh aloe.
|Guava is packed with a wide range of skin-beautifying vitamins and antioxidants, but is particularly revered for being the richest food source of vitamin C, responsible for increasing collagen production and skin cell regeneration, making your skin youthful, firm and elastic. Guava improves your complexion by infusing it with freshness and radiance, clearing up acne, pigmentation, scarring and melasma. It protects your skin from UV damage from the sun, pollution, and exfoliates and tones your skin for a firm, bright complexion.
|Coconut Water is tropical paradise for the skin. Its high mineral, nutrient, and moisture content work wonders to rehydrate and refresh the skin. Coconut water is full of essential amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants and phytonutrients, responsible for slowing the ageing process for clear, luminous, youthful skin. Cytokinins, plant hormones that are clinically proven to slow the normal aging process, are present in coconut water, known also for their ability to reduce and prevent redness, puffiness, and acne.
Niacinamide is clinically proven to provide significant benefits to the skin, including enhancing barrier function, reducing the visible signs of skin ageing, protecting against UV damage, improving skin’s overall texture, and relieving inflammatory skin conditions.
|Panthenol is the provitamin precursor to vitamin B5, and is unique as it not only binds and holds water in the skin, but also acts as an emollient, keeping the water locked in, helping the skin maintain its pillowy softness and elasticity, while strengthening the barrier function to be acne and inflammation-free.
Manuka Honey is one of the most powerful, unique and beneficial forms of honey in the world. Manuka Honey is lab-tested for its unique antibacterial activity, measured in methylglyoxal content (also known as MGO), and ours scores at the top with a rating of 887+ mgo. This translates to our manuka honey being highly anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antimicrobial, contributing to a naturally beautiful, youthful complexion as it reduces oxidative stress (aging). Manuka honey is reparative, hydrating, and regenerative, promoting regrowth within the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation. Its high enzyme content softens and brightens the skin.
Xylitylglucoside, anhydroxylitol, xylitol reduces trans-epidermal moisture loss and strengthens the skin’s barrier function. It increases water reserves, including hyaluronic acid synthesis.
Colloidal Silver immediately rids the skin’s barrier of harmful bacteria, fungus, and viruses, allowing beneficial bacteria that strengthen our barrier to thrive. It powerfully repairs the skin, making it a beloved ingredient for all skin concerns such as scarring, hyperpigmentation, melasma, fine lines, wrinkles, loss of elasticity, acne, rosacea, and more.
|Lactic Acid gently brightens and resurfaces the skin, while protecting the skin’s barrier and locking in moisture. It acts as a potent antioxidant, reducing inflammation, such as rosacea, and increases the level of ceramides found in the top layer of skin (stratum corneum), leading to firmer, plumper, more hydrated skin, which softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is especially beneficial for lightening melasma and hyperpigmentation.
Polar White Sea Salt is a mineral dense salt from pure, polar waters that is dried by the sun and wind without machine processing. With industry low heavy metals, and substantially increased mineral content, such as magnesium, potassium, and calcium, it outshines most of the salt available.
Neroli Essential Oil is known for its ability to powerfully reduce inflammation, especially beneficial for acne, rosacea, redness and sensitivity. It stimulates skin cell regeneration, collagen and elastin production, reviving the skin for an ageless, glowing complexion.
|Magnolia Essential Oil immediately reduces redness and inflammation, particularly beneficial for conditions such as acne, rosacea, and overall sensitivity. Magnolia prevents the loss of skin elasticity, slowing the ageing process for ageless, luminous skin.