The winter months play havoc with my usually oily skin. Whilst I've been blessed with relatively resilient, blemish free (most of the time!) skin, there's some conditions that my skin doesn't cope too well with and that's the cold. Up until now we've been fairly lucky with our weather up here in the North East. That was up until the last few weeks where the temperature has plummeted and we've had lots of snow, ice and frost brrrr.
So to continue with Skincare Week on WhatLauraLoves, I thought I'd write today about two moisturises from Trilogy and a facial scrub that I have been sent to try out for you all. These are three very high quality skincare products which all contain very natural ingredients. They are quite heavily scented for skincare products, more so than other moisturises and facial exfoliants that I've used but again, the fragrance is pure and natural. There's nothing artificial and manufactured about Trilogy products that's for sure!
Trilogy Ultra Hydrating Face Cream
I have thoroughly enjoyed using this cream, it is gorgeous and smells amazing; you can really smell the lavender and the manuka honey in it. I love using it at night time because of that as it really relaxes me and helps me sleep. The consistency is thick but it sinks in straight away and makes my skin feel soft from the moment I apply it. I've also used the Ultra Hydrating Face Cream as a face mask by applying a thicker layer and leaving it on for 30 minutes while I relax in the bath before washing it off. Since I ran out of my Manuka Doctor Apinourish Rejuvenating Face Mask I have been using this once a week and loved how nourish it has made my skin feel. I'd say this cream was suitable for all skin types.
Trilogy Vital Moisturising Cream
Of the three products this is my least favourite as it just didn't work wonders for my skin in the way that the others did. I felt as though it left a film on my skin and made it feel tight and because of this, I didn't find any advantage of its moisturising properties. Mr WLL on the other hand, who has naturally dry to normal skin, has been using this for the past month now and his skin has become very soft and supple. It sinks in straight away on his skin without leaving it tight like it does on mine. He has thoroughly enjoyed using it and the loved seeing the effects that a bit of moisturiser brings to his skin (I've been trying to get him to use a moisturiser regularly for years!). Out of the two moisturises, id recommend this one if you have dry skin.
Gentle Facial Exfoliant
This exfoliater is brilliant and if you like rose scented products you'll love it as it contains organic rosehip oil, making it smell very similar to the Vital Moisturising Cream. It is made up of really fine grains, that get right down deep into the skin and really clean out the skins pores. After I've used this my skin is much brighter as it is clear of the build up of dead skin cells. I would use this every two to three days in the bath or shower, simply by dampening my face with warm water first, then turning the water off and slowly rubbing the exfoliant on my face in circular motions.
Trilogy skincare products are available online on their official website www.trilogyproducts.co.uk, on www.boots.com and in House of Fraser and John Lewis. The Vital Moisturising Cream retails for £24.50 for either a 60g jar or a 50ml pump (like mine) and the Ultra Hydrating Face Cream also retails for £24.50 for a 75ml tube. The Gentle Facial Exfoliant is £21.50 for a 75ml tube. All are great value for money for products that are packed full of gorgeous natural ingredients.
Have you tried any Trilogy skincare products? What are your favourite scents for skincare?