A while ago, I shared with you my thoughts on the highly raved Trilogy Vitamin C Booster Treatment, and I wasn’t terribly sold on it, unfortunately. So, I wasn’t half as keen to try its sister product, the Trilogy Vitamin C Moisturising Lotion.
But then, I ran out of my regular moisturizer, and when fishing around in my cupboard, my eye fell on this.
I thought to give it a chance.
And I’m glad I did! 😀
Trilogy Vitamin C Moisturising Lotion
Trilogy markets this as a light, hydrating lotion that you can use day and night, and is suitable for all. Aside from hydrating the skin, as a moisturizer will, it also contains Vitamin C to brighten and illuminate dull skin tone.
It contains Vitamin C, rosehip and daisy extract for this purpose, and it is primarily targeted at helping those who have dull or sallow skin tone.
It is supposed to be used together with the Vitamin C Booster Treatment, but I had already run out so I was using it on its own, and later, in conjunction with a Vitamin C serum from a different brand.
Lightweight, Non-Greasy texture
I must confess that I was initially a little perturbed at the description of it being a “light, hydrating lotion”. From experience, light lotions tend to be insufficient for my drier skin needs.
So, it was much to my surprise when I found that the texture is more like a heavy lotion or a light cream. This is a texture I prefer for my skin type.
Yet, it is non-greasy and absorbs easily into the skin, so I expect that those with oily-combination skin types can use it as well. You just have to use less. If you have drier skin, use more.
I like how the slightly heavier texture allows me to massage it into my skin, and gives me enough slip under my fingers.
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It is quite nice to use in the day, as I find it delivers sufficient moisture to my skin, yet it isn’t greasy, not does it make my skin greasy as the day wears on.
For night, I usually use it over my serums and a facial oil, so it works quite well too. My skin has not suffered from dryness, and if anything, it seems to have helped my skin repair itself. I had been experiencing some weirdness for a while, so this cream is helping me get back on track in terms of keeping my skin hydrated and moisturized.
Packaging is easy to control
Unlike a pump or a tub, I find the tube packaging quite suitable for the texture and for usability. The cream is thick enough to not drip, yet thin enough to be easily squeezed out.
The tube is compact, and portable, which is convenient.
Does it brighten and illuminate the skin?
I’d like very much to say “Yes” to this.
However, I cannot say for certain that it does, or that it does not. My skin has been looking more even-toned (I stopped using Vitamin C serums for a little while after trying the Trilogy Vitamin C Booster Treatment) but is it because of the Vitamin C serum I’m presently using? Or is it because of this moisturizer?
The jury is out.
However, what I can say is that it is a very nice moisturizer that moisturizes skin without making it greasy. It may potentially help brighten your skin tone, or even it out, if you use it regularly and perhaps, in conjunction with a Vitamin C serum (whether by Trilogy or otherwise).
That said, there are many reports of people who have found this very helpful for their skin, including helping reduce redness. So, your mileage may vary.
For me, I view this to be a pretty decent moisturizer that I can use both day and night. That it contains Vitamin C (one of my favourite ingredients) is a bonus and I’m happy to use this up to its last drop! 🙂
IN A NUTSHELL
The Trilogy Vitamin C Moisturising Lotion is a slightly thick textured lotion that is formulated with Vitamin C, Rosehip and Daisy Extract. I like the texture. It is thick yet not greasy, and absorbs easily into the skin without leaving a residue. It sits well under makeup in the day (subject to the sunscreen you use). At night, I use it over a facial oil to help with added moisture for my drier skin type. For me, it is a nice, fairly basic, moisturiser although I cannot say with great certainty that it does brighten or illuminate skin as promised. However, when used with a Vitamin C serum, it could potentially boost the efficacy.
Moisturizes skin well
Does not feel greasy or oily
Does not leave a residue on skin
Absorbs easily and quickly into skin
Potentially may brighten dull skin tone
Rather pricey for a fairly basic moisturiser
Slight citrus scent is not terribly appealing to me
The texture may feel heavy to those with oily-combination skin (use just a little for better comfort)
WHO WILL LIKE THIS: Anyone who wants a fairly basic non-greasy moisturizer
PRICE: RM139 | US$46 | AU$39.95 | £25.50 for 50ml
Here is the ingredients list for the Trilogy Vitamin C Moisturising Lotion.
Aqua (Water), Coco-Caprylate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Glycerin, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, Rosa Canina Seed Oil, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Cetearyl Wheat Straw Glycosides, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Parfum, Benzyl Alcohol**, Caprylhydroxamic Acid**, Hydroxycitronellal*, Eugenol*, Coumarin*, Geraniol*, Linalool*, Hexyl Cinnamal*, Limonene.* *Components of Natural Essential Oils **Preserved with Caprylhydroxamic (and) Benzyl Alcohol
Have you tried this Vitamin C Moiturising Lotion? Do you have a favourite Trilogy product?
Do share if you have a favourite product I should try! 🙂
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