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Trilogy Sensitive Skincare

Skincare is a minefield to me. There are soo many different brands, it can be somewhat difficult to know what the best facial cleanser and moisturiser are for your particular skin.

I wouldn’t say that I have ridiculously sensitive skin, but I am mindful about all the chemicals that goes into products, especially when using them on the face. One female colleague swears by Decleor, my boss says his wife loves Liz Earle and the beautican that threads my eyebrows recommends Dermalogica, as does a male colleague who suffers from skin irritations after shaving – he’s only started using Dermalogica’s pre-shave guard and says its really made a difference, even if he moaned after coming back from their Kensington store that he spent about £50 on two products! I once dated a guy who spent lots on skincare, he was a fan of Clarins, and I admit that for a guy in his early forties he had very few visible signs of ageing.

The internet is a useful tool to get advice and reviews of different branded products. After a lot of research, I knew that I wanted a brand that uses natural certified organic ingredients. I came across a brand called Trilogy – created in 2003 by two sisters from Wellington, New Zealand. Trilogy is carbon neutral, has recyclable packaging for all products and sources ethically-traded and where possible, certified organic ingredients. I’d never heard of them before, but they’ve won quite a number of beauty awards, and their products are highly praised in the reviews that I’ve read. So, I was pleased to read that they have created a range for particularly sensitive skin which includes:

Trilogy Very Gentle Cleansing Cream, £22.47 at Boots

Trilogy describes their very gentle cleansing cream as: “An extremely gentle cleanser designed to care for even the most sensitive and easily irritated skin. Delicately cleanses and thoroughly removes all make-up. Combines natural spring water, Camellia oil and Chamomile, ingredients chosen for their non-sensitising and soothing properties with pure plant oils to thoroughly cleanse without drying and protect the weakened skin barrier of sensitive skin”

Ideal for:

  • Sensitive Skin
  • Cleansing
  • Calming
  • Soothing
  • Non-sensitising
  • Fragrance Free
  • Alcohol Free

Next up is their very gentle moisturising cream:

Trilogy Very Gentle Moisturising Cream, £24.51 at Boots

“A particularly gentle moisturiser, designed to nourish, hydrate and comfort even the most sensitive and easily irritated skin. Combines natural spring water and soothing Calendula with calming Chamomile, Evening Primrose and a plant derived Hyaluronic Acid to help smooth and hydrate your complexion. Also formulated with antioxidant Green Tea to help protect your skin from visible signs of ageing”

  • Sensitive Skin
  • Hydrating
  • Replenishing
  • Calming
  • Soothing
  • Non-sensitising

The range sounds good to me, now all that’s needed is to try them out and see whether they live up to the hype! I even like the sound of Trilogy’s botantical Coconut treatment masque for hair – bet that would smell yummy 🙂


* Update – after reading the ingredients list of their sensitive range, I’m a little hesitant because they use a preservative (I understand it’s needed to prolong the shelf life of the products), Phenoxyethanol, which is a known irritant. Its use in cosmetics has been restricted in Japan. Such a shame really wanted to love this range 😦

Read about Phenoxyethanol via the link below:



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