Why is it important to have a personalized skincare routine.These days the ‘no-makeup’ look is a trend.What makes this look so great is that- it requires just minimal amount of products and most products are multipurpose. When it comes to skincare its not the case. You can’t go for the ‘one product – fits all approach’ here.
With multiple raining products in the market, all much raved about products to treat various skin conditions/problems, it can be tempting just to use whatever products your friends/your favorite beauty gurus/bloggers are using or what products are the show-stopper ‘ultimate product at the moment’. While these might work well for certain people, there’s no guarantee they will work for you. Sometimes, you’ll just end up paying for a product that does nothing for you, but the worst case scenario could be that the product makes your skin worse, irritates it or even causes more problems.
In this post, I am going to talk about my current skin care routine. What I was using in the past, Why I am changing my skincare routine. What drove me to think about a change in my skincare routine etc. Tarte Maracuja oil is a much raved about product in the market. I also bought it – Read about my US haul here & here. Now, I was using Yves Rocher & Za & jergens products since more than 2 years along with different skincare masks like, korean sheet masks, face shop sheet masks, Gia bath & body and Juicy chemistry facial cleansers/scrubs/masks. My skin was pretty much clear and balanced because of the products that suited my skin a lot. However, When I moved to NZ, and when I emptied my Yves Rocher products, I couldn’t find any source to buy it. I decided to start a different skincare product. I know that all of the masks I use suited my skin a lot. Most of them where re-re purchases and I swear by those products. Now, you might be thinking what worsened my skin. Yes, its the Tarte Maracuja Oil that I applied on my face directly caused all problems. It was so good to use for my under eyes along with the tarte eye cream. I read some reviews where people raved about it and claiming its safe for use on face. Maybe it didn’t suit me. It gave the worst acne breakout of my life. Earlier, you take a look at my bare face, The only problem I faced was my hereditary ‘dark undereye circles rather hollows’. Now, I got red spots around my cheek area on both sides. Also the chilling weather in Auckland made my skin very dehydrated. I decided to change my skincare routine.
It was not an easy task, I had to research a lot about the problem/skin condition I am facing and I was in search of products designed to treat the problems associated with that type. I am telling you a little piece of information that I found while doing my research, For e.g, if you have oily skin, you’re likely to be dealing with breakouts, blackheads and blemishes and you’ll want products that will mattify your skin. On the other hand if you have dry skin then you’ll want to establish a routine which is ultra-hydrating and nourishing. If you have combination skin you’ll need to have products in your beauty arsenal which will tackle two problems at once – dryness and oiliness – where as sensitive skin types will need to pay close attention to the ingredients in their products.
I heard a lot about trilogy, trilogy rose hip oil products and I decided to check the product range. Being a rose fragrance lover myself, I decided to give it a try. Rates were also reasonable for my liking and I was planning to place an order. Now, the magical part, That afternoon I received a mail from trilogy PR asking my interest in reviewing their products. Wow, I was overwhelmed. When I had already done my research on- I send her my list of suggestions and on the same evening I received this super cute bag full of trilogy products. It came at a right time when all my skincare products were emptied/more than half emptied etc. I decided to give this a try and check my skin condition for a month. I have already taken a before picture and I am planning to post week by week response of my skin after using these products. So, I would be reviewing all of these products in this post separately. This is going to be an introduction to trilogy post where I am sharing with you all what are these products.
What all I received – [All prices in $NZD]
1. Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil (20ml) RRP $23.90 (45ml) RRP $39.90
2. Trilogy Gentle Facial Exfoliant (75ml) RRP $41.90
3. Trilogy Balancing Gel Cleanser RRP $42.90 (150ml)
4. Trilogy Hydrating Mist Toner (100ml) RRP $29.90
5. Trilogy Balancing Face Lotion (100ml) RRP $50.90
6. Trilogy Rosapene™ Night Cream (60ml) RRP $54.90
7. Trilogy Mineral Radiance Mask RRP $35.90 (60ml jar)
Trilogy Rosapene™ Night Cream (60ml) RRP $54.90
Product Description: This performance night recovery cream delivers intensive nourishment to leave skin radiant, smooth and healthy. Enriched with Rosapene™, it also combines multi-vitamin goji berry extract to aid the skin’s own natural process of regeneration, mineral-rich manuka honey to help hydrate and repair and avocado oil to nourish. Ideal for all skin types. Enriched with our unique antioxidant-rich Rosapene™ oil blend, this high performance night recovery cream works with the skin’s own natural process for optimum regeneration. Wake up to a brighter, revitalised complexion.
Ingredients: Aqua (water), Sweet almond oil, Cetearyl alcohol, Certified Organic Rosehip Oil , Cetearyl olivate (and) sorbitan olivate, Coco-caprylate, Goji Berry, Rosapene™, Oat extract, Acai oil, Manuka honey, Aloe vera leaf extract, Evening primrose oil, Marula oil, Avocado oil, Chamomile flower extract, Calendula officinalis flower extract (and) glycine soja (soybean) oil, Cocoa seed butter, Vitamin E, Parfum, Rosemary leaf extract, Citric acid, Dehydroacetic acid (and) benzyl alcohol, Citral, Geraniol, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool.
How to apply
Apply to cleansed face, skin and décolletage each night before bed.
My initial impression – Love the wonderful rose fragrance of Rosapene oil blend. Housed in a glass jar, which many people dislike usually due to hygiene reasons, but luckily, this one comes with a spatula so it really isn’t too bad. thick cream that doesn’t feel too much on the skin. get absorbed easily leaving skin hydrated all night. I wake up with no dry patches, Skin feels really refreshed in the morning. I wash off with plain cold water in the morning. I have a sensitive skin. This one didn’t give any breakouts. I will do a full review after using for a month.
Product Description: Energise, purify and deeply cleanse with Trilogy Mineral Radiance Mask, containing rosehip, kaolin and pohutukawa.
Mineral-rich kaolin clay delivers instant radiance with a deep cleansing action. Native New Zealand pohutukawa extract helps tone and regenerate while emollient oils rosehip and evening primrose nourish and hydrate.
How often you need to use a mask is dependent on both your skin type and main concerns, advises Corinne Morley, Trilogy’s in-house beauty expert. “If your skin is dry or dehydrated, using Trilogy Mineral Radiance Mask once or twice a month will help to keep it soft and hydrated. On the other hand, if your skin tends to oiliness, applying the mask weekly will ensure your skin benefits from the deep cleansing and purifying action.”
Trilogy Mineral Radiance Mask is certified natural by NATRUE.
My initial impression – Comes in a glass jar with a spatula. it’s not like the regular clay masks. This is super creamy. Love the rosehip oil blend. Reminds me that I am at a spa. While i expected the mask to finish off with a dry finish, this one in particular did not. Feels very thick creamy mask on face, doesn’t dry out or stretch your skin like other clay masks. I leave this on for about 15 mins and rinse it off using cold water. Love this!
Trilogy Balancing Gel Cleanser RRP $42.90 (150ml)
Product Description: Trilogy Balancing Gel Cleanser is a silky-smooth, soap-free daily face wash that delivers a super-clean, complexion without drying while helping to balance young skin as well as combination/oily skin types. This refreshing cleanser contains extracts of Elderberry and Comfrey to purify, certified organic Rosehip oil to moisturise and Aloe Vera to revive skin. Invigorate, refresh and rebalance your complexion with this silky, soap-free, wash-off cleanser. Perfect for younger or combination/oily skin types, it helps balance and tone for super clean skin.
Ingredients: Aqua (Purified Spring Water), Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf, Polysorbate 20, Lauryl Glucoside, Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Extract, Echinacea Purpurea (Coneflower), Mel (Honey), Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Root, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract, Macropiper Excelsum (Kawa Kawa) Extract, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit Seed) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum, Citral*, Geraniol*, Citronellol*, Linalool*, *Components of Natural Essential Oils.
Initial Impressions: I have a oily t zone area and dry face else where.. This cleanser really helps me get rid of the shine. perfectly balances my face. The consistency is gel like. I use it with Mirenesse pebble sonic device. massage about a minute and then rinse off. Love how soft and smooth my skin feels after washing. Right now, I am using it both day and night. No breakouts or anything after using this.
Trilogy Gentle Facial Exfoliant (75ml) RRP $41.90
Product Description: Smooth, polished and refined radiance with rosehip, jojoba, camellia. Remove surface debris and improve skin clarity with our gentle and effective exfoliating treatment. Formulated with natural, biodegradable and non-abrasive jojoba wax spheres, Gentle Facial Exfoliant gently polishes the complexion, refining its texture and improving clarity without irritation or compromising the skin’s natural barrier function.
Ingredients: Aqua (Purified Spring Water), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cetearyl Wheat Straw Glycosides & Cetearyl Al, Glycerol Stearate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Wax Beads/Micro, Glycerin, Zinc Oxide, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit Seed) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Camellia) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Oil, Mel (Honey), Macadamia Ternafolia (Macadamia Nut) Oil, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum, Linalool*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, *Components of Natural Essential Oils.
Initial Impressions: Being a person with extremely sensitive skin, I really feel the need of a good exfoliant that doesn’t irritate your skin. This exfoliant is really gentle, doesn’t scratch your skin and contains jojoba micro-spheres. It’s not at all harsh. I don’t have any white head problem. so, can’t comment on how good it is for that. I feel its gentle enough for everyday exfoliation.
How to apply
Gently massage into damp skin using circular motions. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Use 1-2 times weekly or as required.
Trilogy Hydrating Mist Toner (100ml) RRP $29.90
Product Description: Instantly revitalising moisture mist with rose, geranium, lavender. A gentle, aromatic hydration mist to deliver instant moisture to thirsty skin of any type. This refreshing and uplifting mist toner completes any cleansing routine. Or spritz anytime to cool and uplift.
Ingredients: Rosa Centrifolia (Rose Flower) Water, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium Flower) Wate, Lavendula Officinalis (Lavender) Water, Methylchloroisothiazolinone (AND) Methylisoth, Parfum, Geraniol*, Citronellol*, Limonene*, Linalool*, Eugenol*, Farnesol*, *Components of Natural Essential Oils.
Initial Impression : Love Love Love this!!! Smells amazing! feels so refreshed! I use it several times during the day and at night, for my CTM routine, I keep this bottle near my laptop where I work. I spray it several times during the day.
How to apply
Spray from bottle held at least 30cm from face. Allow mist to dry naturally. Use daily or as often as required.
Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil (20ml) RRP $23.90 (45ml) RRP $39.90
Product Description: Trilogy Rosehip oils powerful blend naturally contains nutrients your skin needs to achieve and maintain optimum health including 80% essential fatty acids (oleic, linoleic and linolenic), vitamin E and the antioxidant lycopene, all well known for their ability to promote skin repair and rejuvenation of skin cells.
Trilogy Rosehip Oil is an excellent skin moisturiser and is clinically proven to:
– improve skin moisture by 44%
– decrease the visible appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by 23%
– improve skin softness by 21% within eight weeks.
With an ultra-fine consistency, Trilogy Rosehip Oil contains no preservatives and absorbs instantly, leaving no oil residue.
– Certified Organic
– No added preservatives, colours or fragrances
– Suitable for all skin types
Ingredients: Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil.
Initial Impressions : Love Love Love this….I mix exactly 4 drops to my day lotion and night cream and it is so heavenly. Let me test it for a month and I will review how good it is in getting rid of my spots.
How to apply
Gently massage 2-3 drops into face and/or body. Use morning and night or as required. Use alone or in conjunction with your regular moisturising products. Do not apply to broken skin.
Trilogy Balancing Face Lotion (100ml) RRP $50.90
Product Description: A light and soothing moisturiser which leaves skin feeling healthy, balanced and settled. Ideal for oily and/or combination skin types or those looking for a lighter moisturiser.
Packed with phyto-lipids, amino acids and proteins from pure plant ingredients this super-lightweight lotion actively energises and revitalises skin and helps fight the ageing effects of environmental aggressions with its antioxidant-rich formula. Firms skin and boosts skins moisture levels by simultaneously replenishing both oil and water requirements.
The gentle base of rosehip and evening primrose oils is enriched with extracts of green tea, ginkgo biloba and vitamins E and A for cellular repair and to stimulate skins resistance to daily free radical assaults.
Formulated without synthetics so skin breathes freely and is left feeling soft, radiant and energised. Provides the perfect base for smooth makeup application.
Previously called Trilogy Energising Face Lotion.
Ingredients: Aqua (water), Glycerin (vegetable), Aloe vera leaf juice, Sweet almond oil, Glyceryl stearate, Cetearyl wheat straw glycosides (and) cetearyl alcohol, Avocado oil, Evening primrose oil, Certified Organic Rosehip Oil , Solanum lycopersicum (tomato) seed oil (and) caprylic/capric triglyceride (and) vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil (and) helianthus annuus seed oil (and) tocopherol, Lycopene, Acai oil, Oat extract, Calendula officinalis flower extract (and) glycine soja (soybean) oil, Green tea leaf extract, Vitamin E, Ginkgo biloba leaf extract, Witch hazel, Sodium stearoyl glutamate, Xanthan gum, Citric acid, Dehydroacetic acid (and) benzyl alcohol, Rosemary leaf extract, Parfum, Coumarin, Eugenol, Linalool.
Initial Impressions : Feels extremely light weight on skin. The pump bottle makes it easy to dispense the product. It’s calming on skin. Can be used under makeup. Doesn’t have SPF to it. So, You would need a different sunscreen. I opted for the day lotion because, I prefer light weight lotions on my face during the day as I wear makeup. If you want a thick cream based product. Trilogy has one day cream.
How to apply
Apply to cleansed face, neck and décolletage.
So, I am taking this #trilogychallenge and switching to all natural products 🙂 The incredible smell of these products will make you fall in love with these..I will post reviews of these and how it is working on my skin exactly after a month of using all of these products. I will show week by week differences on my face, let’s see whether this can help me get rid of the the spots/acne. So far, so good… It’s not irritating on my skin. no further breakouts…I am looking forward to the results.
How do you select your skincare routine? Do you go by skin type, age or any specific skin concern?
Trilogy ships worldwide; Checkout their website here– Shipping fee is there. In NZ, trilogy is available in all department stores, pharmacies, farmers, etc.
** Products send by brand. However, my opinions are not influenced by the brand. My opinion is true and unbiased as always.