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  • Writer's pictureJuliette Wills

Hip Hip Hooray

There are some ingredients that were put on this earth just to help our faces look nice. Rosehip oil is one of them


Look, it's rosehip oil. Rosehip oil. Rosehip OIL. This stuff is the bomb, I'm telling you.


New Zealand-based skincare brand Trilogy have been around since 2002, but I'll confess to never having tried their products until now. I tend to go for British brands since there are so many out there doing a great job, but I thought it was time to give them a go and guess what? I'm really glad I did. I'm a big fan (note: not 'obsessed with' or 'in love with', I'm not a Millennial) of their Ultra Hydrating Face Cream (£29.00) which is THE most moisture-intense moisturiser I've ever stumbled across. It's thick but the consistency is like nothing I've ever felt before - it glides on like a dream and you can feel it working the minute it hits your skin. I've used it every day throughout the worst of winter and haven't once felt like my skin has dried out. I spend my time sea swimming and walking along a very windy promenade and all day long I get nice people going, 'Ooh, you've got lovely skin, how do you do it?' and so I say, 'Get in the sea, walk a lot, put nice creams on your face, especially this Trilogy one.' I should have little sample tubes to give out to ladies and be an ambassador. Seriously.


It's enriched with rosehip stuff along with evening primrose oil, coconut oil and vitamin-laden Manuka honey. Oh, and there's lavender in there, too. Sounds a bit much but it's actually PERFECT and I'm sad to be near the end of the tube. Here's my tube with my leopard cushion on my leopard print chair.


This rosehip oil business was the inspiration for Trilogy's entire natural skincare range. Three drops twice a day (on your face, don't swallow it) of their Certified Organic Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ helps repair and restore skin. Fatty acids assist skin renewal and repair, they improve overall hydration and bring about a nice bit of elasticity, which is just what we need when we were born after 1970, right?


Rosehip oil is also a godsend for reducing scars and stretch marks and combating fine lines. If I had the money I'd buy fine wines, too. They might not help combat the lines but I'd have a nice time trying. It'll set you back £36.50 and you won't even blink. Plus, a bottle lasts ages, even longer than a box set of The Walking Dead. Warm the between your fingertips for a bit before applying to your face, neck and décolletage. That's the bit between your neck and your boobs, for those of you who don't speak French. Apply before moisturiser. Give it a good five minutes before the next product goes on and try not to lie down to sleep before it's been absorbed otherwise your pillow will look younger than you.


I'm not being funny but I turned 50 eight months ago and this is me with NO filters and no make-up on my actual face (eyes aside), not even primer, just moisturiser. I've never had so much as a facial and didn't even wear sunscreen until I was 45 BUT I use good, clean, natural products to moisturise and I think it makes all the flipping difference. As does not smoking and not nursing my broken heart with vodka. Not too shabby, right? I don't know why I've got a Kylie eyebrow because I've not had Botox but there you go.


Still on the subject of oils, Trilogy's CoQ10 Booster Oil (£36.50) contains the antioxidant co-enzyme Q10 along with tamanu (I don't know what that is either, look it up), macadamia and black caraway oils to help iron out fine lines and pesky wrinkles. They've mixed it up with a potent mix of chia, blueberry, strawberry and pomegranate oils (again, don't drink it, please) and that will help your skin stay or go back a bit to being supple. I love that word. Supple. Say it. This oil is particularly suited to mature skin that's in proper need of nourishment (mine, I don't know about yours) so trust me, give it a go if your face is crying, 'I'm thirsty!' #trilogy #trilogyskincare #rosehipoil #moisturiser #veganbeauty #crueltyfreebeauty #veganskincare #crueltyfreeskincare #hydratingmoisturiser #naturalbeauty #naturalskincare




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