Sorry for the one day delay of posting this. Nevertheless, this is my first beauty post and review of a certain product. 🙂
DISCLAIMER: I have not been asked or sponsored by any beauty company for this product. My Dad bought it for me on our last day in Singapore as my souvenir for the last country in our Asian Trip. I, also do not claim any mastery or expertise on the skin and its other healthcare issues. As a nurse, I do strongly believe that if you have skin problems do consult your dermatologist for the proper treatment. 😉
Product: Trilogy’s Certified Rosehip Seed Oil
Price: 42 SGD
Where: Raffles City Mall-Watsons
Availability in the Philippines: WellnessConnectNZ Boutiques in SM Southmall Alabang and SM North Edsa or Lazada.com.ph
The first time I learned about Trilogy was on Google. Right when I was searching for oils that are safe to use on the face. Just to give you guys a heads up, I have a combination to oily, bit of a sensitive type of skin. So, I have been on the search for what products could treat my oh-so-problematic skin. Oils where the in the bottom of my list of solutions, not until facial oils became a hit in the beauty industry. In there, beauty experts claim that there is no need to fear oils, especially those that are suited for the face. So my search began.
I first tried the Instant Glow’s Argan Oil on my hair and it gave my cheeks and forehead nasty red bumps! Que horror So I stopped using it and those volcanic like bumps subsided. *breathe sighs of relief*.
Once again, I searched and decided to use a kitchen staple in our home, the Olive Oil. I would suggest that you use Organic brands, but in case you find it too expensive, an Extra Virgin Olive Oil would do. So far, this oil worked well with me there were no breakouts and I only use a tiny drop at it. But I wanted an oil that would cater to the scars on my cheeks left from a previous battle. Haha ang exaggerated! 😀
I searched once more and if you guys knew me personally. You’d know how I am such a big fan of the British Royalty! Hurrah for HRH Princess Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge! *fireworks* I happened to read an article of her secret oil used by her facialist to treat her skin during the time she was pregnant with HRH Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. She loved it and so did her mum!
Ecstatic as I was, I saw the brand Trilogy and their Rosehip oil. I tried to shoved it off thinking that there is none available here in the Philippines. Then out of plain curiosity, I just typed in the Google search engine the words, “Trilogy Rosehip Oil” “Philippine” “Reviews”. Lo, and behold I stumbled on kikaysikat.com and found out that there are two malls here in Manila who sell Trilogy and other New Zealand skin goodies! I also came across Lazada and learned that they too cater to it. 😀 It costs Php 1,300.00 here in Manila, both in Lazada and the said malls.
But during that time, we were all busy preparing for the Asian Trip, that I said I’d buy it when I returned. Then after reading more reviews about the product, I thought it impossible for Singapore not to have one. Gladly, we found Watsons-Raffles City and there we bought a 20ml bottle. Just in case you know…
But all my fears were soothe by this product. Yep! It didn’t fail my expectation. No wonder they got that Royal Seal of Approval. 😀 I tried it for 30 days, applying 2 drops at night, 1 drop in the mornings when I’m only staying at home, then 3 drops when I feel stressed out. Some of you might not be fond with the smell, but that is the normal smell of pure rosehips and trust me you’ll get used to it. Even after applying and massaging, the oil is quickly absorbed. I suggest start at two drops then increase to three once your skin is used to it.
Now, the product’s clinical test results claims to lessen 40% of the appearances of scars after a twice a day usage for almost 4 months, even skin tone, hydrate and nourish. But since I only took 30 days to check if it would work on me, I am certainly not expecting any drastic change on the scars appearance. Nevertheless, I found plenty of good results.
BEFORE: That is me. Bare-faced with all the nasty scars left.
AFTER 30 Days: Subjectively, I noticed my scars where not as raging red as before. The redness has lessened. Pimples, in case some appear easily dry up after 2 or 3 days and I can leave the house bare-faced confidently! Objectively, my mum commented how my skin looked better than before. Which she rarely does! 🙂
Overall we’ll list the PROs and CONs:
- None greasy
- Leaves a hint of glow, especially in the morning
- Can be a stand alone moisturiser or booster
- Reduced my scars even only after 30 days of usage
- Helped dry up pimples
- I can go au natural 🙂
- Available here in the Philippines
- Good for combination-oily skinned people
- Certified ORGANIC and PURE
- Can be used all over your body or as a booster in your body lotion
- A bit expensive
- Weird smell (but it doesn’t bother me, though some might be)
- Once opened it is ONLY GOOD FOR 6 MONTHS
- During humid weather, only apply at night
- Has limited stores here in the Philippines.
I am happy with the results and will continue to use this product. Well done Trilogy!
Merci beaucoup et á bientôt!