Calling it “the potent, anti-ageing triple threat your body's been craving”, luxe-meets-clean New Zealand beauty brand Tronque has dropped a stellar new addition to its line-up of face-worthy skincare for the body; Fully Ripe Vitamin C Body Oil, a truly indulgent, vitamin-rich lightweight body oil for all-over nourishment and glow.
The antioxidant properties of vitamin C (AKA ascorbic acid) and its role in collagen synthesis make the sunny-hued little beauty a vital molecule for skin health. Dietary and topical ascorbic acid have beneficial effects on skin cells, and some studies have even shown that vitamin C may help prevent and treat ultraviolet (UV)-induced photodamage. To break the news gently: you NEED the stuff on your skin, as well as in your diet. Lucky for us there’s some clever skincare brands doing unique things with it, the latest being Tronque taking care of care and repair from the neck down.

Over a beautiful dinner at Onslow, Tronque founder, Tanné Snowden introduced me toFully Ripe, which combines three skin-perfecting heavyweight ingredients with luscious, highly efficacious plant oils to help slow ageing and protect the skin's natural moisture barrier against irritation and dehydration – all while delivering a radiant silk finish.
Vitamin C THD is the jewel of Fully Ripe’s all-natural ingredient list – an amazing fifty times more effective than L-Ascorbic Acid, it penetrates the epidermis to the dermis to restore radiance, prevent fine lines, tackle pigmentation, and slow skin ageing. Advanced patented ceramides deliver lasting epidermal moisture and skin plumping, for smooth, healthy, even texture; and with daily use, pores and sun damage appear reduced.
Meanwhile, a revolutionary lipid complex is proven to make skin behave younger, boosting elasticity, firmness, and hydration. It further enhances skin barrier recovery while banishing dryness and dullness, leaving skin soft and supple. Complemented by plant oils including apricot, avocado, and kiwifruit oils, along with nutrients like essential fatty acids, Omegas 3 and 6, squalane, Vitamins A and B, and magnesium, this dry oil absorbs beautifully while it nourishes, without leaving skin greasy or tacky.
A clean, 100 percent certified natural citrusy fresh scent of bergamot, sweet orange, grapefruit, lemon Italy, spearmint and rock fennel is a sensory finale to this gorgeous body oil, which is fast becoming my favourite beauty product in the lead up to summer.

Fully Ripe Vitamin C Body Oil joins Tronque’s Rich as Croesus Firming Body Butter (if you haven’t tried this beauty, act fast!), Soft Focus Scar Concentrate, and Everyday Revelation Exoliating Refining Serum, which have been embraced by beauty lovers since the brand launched in November 2021.
The glamorous, inspiring and super skin savvy Tanné founded Tronque after recovering from her second endometriosis surgery, and discovering that her daily skincare products contained toxic ingredients proven to disrupt hormones and the human endocrine system. The revelation saw Tanné set out to create her very own product range guided by a philosophy of total transparency and sustainability; resulting in a range of Delivering Bio-Cleanical® body-care made from non-toxic, minimally processed, plant-based, organic ingredients. “My vision was to create a range that allows you to treat your body as beautifully as your face, with clean, high-performance formulations free from harmful ingredients,” she says. “The skin of the body is 85% of your largest organ, and every body deserves to be looked after with ingredients that nourish and protect.”
With Fully Ripe she is rounding out a beautiful routine, bolstered by a second new release in the form of a Body Contour Massager. An ultra-luxe, stainless steel body blade designed to relax tight muscles, stimulate lymphatic drainage, de-puff, increase circulation, and encourage skincare to penetrate deeper, it is perfect when paired with the new oil for a gua sha ritual that sculpts, promotes firmness, tones and supports overall skin health head to toe.

Both are available now from the Tronque website and selected stockists.


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