Hello everyone! I hope this week finds you all shining, safe and well!
I thought I’d start with a little inspiration courtesy of Tropic Facebook HQ.
“We believe in four golden (or should we say green) rules:
Naturally effective ingredients
Freshness for your skin
Green science innovation
Beauty with a conscience
That’s why all of our products are freshly made at our Surrey HQ, using the most nutritious ingredients, sustainably sourced from exotic, tropical regions across the globe. It’s also why we strive to be at the forefront of natural ingredient research and promise to never test on animals, nor use derivatives that cause them distress. We are a 100% cruelty-free, vegan brand now and always. “– Tropic Skincare Official Facebook
My travels this week funnily took me on a trip way back into my memories and I just had to share how I realised ‘beauty with a conscience‘ has always been so important to me even before I became a Tropic Ambassador!
So here goes, a little story I have to tell, when I worked for a high street brand. I was covering for a manager whilst she was on holiday and was totally horrified when one day a delivery man walked into the premises holding ‘A LOT‘ of real fur! They still had their heads, paws attached. It gives me goose pimples just to recollect this day.
I certainly turfed him away with disgust and the poor delivery man wasn’t best pleased either, he could not believe I wouldn’t take them! I felt ill at the thought of these poor animals, who are here because someone wants to buy, wear and use them.
As I’m remembering this awful day, I recall telling him to take them into the cellar. But he refused and said “he’s not allowed” to which I replied “OK no problem, take them away!!” There was no way he was leaving them in the back of the store, where I would have to see them, and under NO circumstances was I touching them! And so he left with arms full of fur and a flea in his ear! (Sorry Mr delivery man but they had to go!)
I guess the moral of the story is, even now years on, when I came across Tropic with their ‘cruelty free‘ and ‘totally vegan‘ philosophy I knew this is the company I wanted to work with.
You see, you don’t have to be an activist or walk about with placards demonstrating your beliefs and opinions to the outside world. I just know how I love all animals, therefore why should I use them in this way, knowing how they have suffered in the process?
I firmly believe it’s all about small changes in how you want to see animals, just like humans, not to be harmed and suffer for the pleasure of others. Would you feel better in making a small change by simply using a skin or hair care product that is not only good for you, but is good for nature and the environment too?!
Within the next couple of weeks I’m going to discuss how Tropic has not only helped me with my own skincare, but has also changed my perspective of how I can make my own changes to help our beautiful world of today.
This week I’m offering a great opportunity for you to learn more about the Tropic ethos and a few of our bestselling, cruelty free, must haves for you! If you’d like to get the updates direct to your inbox, to read at your leisure, please drop me your details below and I’ll be sure to be in touch very soon!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this weeks read and until next time Keep Shining! 🙂