Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Brand Focus: Trilogy Skincare

Trilogy is a brand that I have seen, heard and know, dying to try but never had the opportunity to trial their products until recently. Trilogy is a trend-setter, they launched the world's first Rosehip Oil range in 2002, their underlying message is that we don't have to sacrifice performance when using natural and/or organic products. I tried my first natural/organic product as a teen and didn't feel the texture was up to standards compared to my synthetic and chemical filled skincare.

I have been trialing Trilogy's entire skincare range for a good month now - and I made sure I did to experience the full effect... but was it as good as my expensive, synthetic, "high performance" skincare? Read on!

Trilogy Make-Up Be Gone Cleansing Balm (80ml) - $36.90

About the product

- Melts away make up, leaving skin feeling wonderful
- Removes foundation, mascara, lipsticks and waterproof mascara
- Rich blend of pure plant oils
- Melts on contact with warm skin
- Contains Mango Seed Butter, Coconut oil, Certified Organic Rosehip Oil and Sunflower Seed Oil
- Natural fragrance: Ylang Ylang and Cedarwood

My Verdict

The first time I tried this was on a late Friday night, I decided to use the product without reading the "How to use" section - big mistake. I lathered the product all over my face and couldn't wash it off.

If you are new to this product make sure you apply the content to your dry face and massage to all areas, I was able to remove my waterproof mascara with this balm after 30 seconds of gentle massaging to each eye. I didn't not experience any irritations. I used the cotton cloth included (you can use cotton pads as a substitute) run it under lukewarm water to wipe the balm and make up away. Repeat as necessary.

This product is gentle with subtle pleasant scents and excellent for those with dry skin, my skin is extremely dehydrated and it has never felt so hydrated after a cleanse. I personally like to rinse my face under water again after all excess balm has been wiped off due to my fear of clogged pores. And if you are wondering, the balm did not clog my pores.  

I love the way this product removes my make up, however due to the added steps in the procedure I probably would avoid using this after a late night and a few excess glasses of champers ;)

Trilogy Ultra Hydrating Face Cream (75ml) - $37.95

About the product

- Hydrates and protects dry/dehydrated skin
- Easily absorbed
- Contains rosehip oil-based antioxidant complex, primrose, coconut, avocado oils, and manuka honey
- Provides lasting comfort for dry and tight skin

My Verdict

This product is hydrating to the max, the formula was a lot thicker than expected. Most natural/organic products I've tried previously had always been quite thin and watery - never enough for my dry skin. However, due the thickness of the cream I felt that it is not as easily absorbed. The scent is slightly floral and smells a smiliar to one of my facial clay masks, tricking my sensory system!

My skin doesn't feel tacky or greasy after application, however it's not velvet smooth either, you can feel a layer of the cream sitting on your face (mostly absorbed after 15-20 minutes). However for us dry skinned girls - this is much required especially during winter. I love using this on my forehead day and night - this cream is excellent for awfully dehydrated, sun-damaged and unnaturally wrinkly skin. Make sure you apply a thin layer that's spread evenly across your face. Overall, as someone who requires ultra hydrating creams during summer, this cream is for me. I love that it doesn't have SPF so I can use it day or night.

Trilogy Eye Contour Cream (20ml) - $44.95

About the product

- Light gel-cream formulation
- Suitable for all skin types
- Assists with minimising the appearance of lines and wrinkles
- Contains Rosapene, Aloe Vera, Carrot oil and Vitamin E

My Verdict

This eye cream is a clear winner and my favoruite product out of everything trialled from Trilogy so far. When I was in my early 20s, I was using watery gel eye creams only, now that I'm in my mid 20s I need something that's a little bit more heavy duty and this is it.

It's a fine balance between gel and cream, it hydrates much better than gel but doesn't drag my under eyes down like cream. It also sits nicely on the surface of my under eye for the extra layer of moisture that I need during sleep. I personally feel that this cream is perfect for me, the fine lines under my eyes have been attempting to slowly seep out, but this eye cream is doing a great job keeping them at bay.

I have previously used a $225 eye cream, let me tell you this is equally good, if not better.  Before you think about forking out for a $60 - $80 eye cream, give this a shot and you won't be disappointed. It won't undo the ageing but it will prevent and minimise.

Trilogy Rosapene Night Cream (60ml) - $44.95 

About the product

- Contains Rosapene, Certified Rosehip oil and Super Antioxidants (i.e., extracts from tomato and acai berry, goji berry, avocado oil and manuka honey)
- Silky smooth texture
- fast absorbing
- Signature frankincense, rose and geranium scent

My Verdict

This night cream is relatively light weight and absorb fairly quickly, however you will still be able to feel a very thin layer of cream sitting on your skin, but it will not roll off your face. When it comes to night creams I prefer that thin layer of cream on my face anyway, it makes me feel like the moisturisation and protection is longer lasting. When the cream instantly absorbs and disappears from the surface of my skin, I automatically feel the need to lather on another layer. The texture of this night cream is similar to Boots Laboratories which I loved.

The scent is extremely pleasing, I've grown accustom to a lavender scented night creams before bed, but frankincense, rose and geranium is just as relaxing.

The product comes with a spatula, I've used it once and ceased usage only because my finger touches the spatula anyway, yet I'm too lazy to get out of bed to wash/dry it.

---Final Thoughts---

Overall, I was very pleased with the quality and performance of Trilogy products, it worked as good as the positive reviews I've read online. I think the whole range is worth investing in, especially if you are looking to convert to natural/organic skincare - every product is jam packed with natural goodies I want to eat. My top pick would be the eye cream, hands down!

Have you tried anything from Trilogy?

*These products were provided for my consideration, all opinions are my own 


  1. I'm the total opposite to you haha I've used their eyecream for ages (before the repackaging) and didn't feel like it did much for me, yet I really liked their night cream :P I found that their night cream worked well on it's own because it doesn't have that layer of emolliency but I normally chuck an oil on top so I really think too much about it hehe

    t w o p l i c a t e s

    1. Aww really?i havent had much luck with eye creams but this worked really well for me and will probably purchase once it runs out. Emolliency was the word i was looking for!! I had no idea how to describe that membrane layer haha!

  2. Even though I use some natural/organic products now, I am sometimes skeptical about whether they'll actually work as good as a chemical product in the long run. But that eye cream sounds amazingggg. Gels aren't enough for my under-eye area either but sometimes too thick of a cream can give me milia. I seriously might give this a go!

    1. See if theres a tester at priceline so you can test the consistency. It worked really well for me, i was using akin previously and it didn't do too much for me and my shiseido retinol cream gives me milia:(

  3. I'd have probably done the same and not read the instructions with the cleansing balm haha. Ahhh thanks so much for this! I'll have to give that eye cream a go. :)
    Yours Truly, NY | INSTAGRAM

    1. Haha. The balm quicky went from an awful "cleanser" as i couldnt wash it off to an amazing make up remover/cleansing balm after i read up on how to use it!

  4. That balm sounds lovely! I've been looking for a good balm that isn't outrageously expensive and this one sounds like it's right in the sweet spot! I'm glad you liked it and thanks for the heads up about applying to a dry face haha:)

    Shannon Sage

  5. I really like eye creams that have that gel/cream balance. It feels more absorbent. The only one I've ever tried that has that consistency is the Estee Lauder one. I HAVE to try this now! Thank you for your review!

  6. Trilogy is my favourite brand, I have tried their moisturisers and rose hip oil but never tried eye cream. I will have a look on next priceline 40% off skin care sale.

  7. Trilogy have a lot of really good products. For an organic natural range they are very effective. I love their night cream, my skin is so soft and supple in the morning.

  8. Love me some Trilogy stuff! I've been using their cream cleanser on & off for about 10 years (with occasional dalliances into their gel cleanser + their sensitive cleanser), love that stuff. Also love their sensitive moisturiser as well, but I can't use it in summer because it's a bit heavy for me.

    I hope the cleansing balm is on our shelves soon, I'm itching to try it! Not sure I'm going to like the scent though...

  9. I've got a sample of the cleansing balm, I'm not used to using products like it so it's a little weird :)

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