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Five Fab Skincare Ingredients We Want On Our Face NOW

26 July, 2018 - 08:44pm by - Head Pixie | 157 Comments



By BR Kellie

A recent survey held by Beauty Review revealed that over 70% of New Zealand women who buy natural skincare brands agree that natural skincare products reveal great results. Are we surprised? Not at all. Nature has long been giving us gorgeous products that work to nourish, cleanse, clear and support your skin, from rosehip oil to bentonite clay, Epsom salts to the humble egg white. 

Another result from our survey showed that over 41% of New Zealand women who buy natural skincare products believe they give better results than non-natural products, and when we look at the latest ingredients being created and included in natural skincare products we can see why. So what are the five most fab natural ingredients we're excited to test and try? Check these beauties out...

How much do we love Trilogy? So much. This Kiwi brand is truly a pioneer in natural skincare, and they continue to innovate. Most recently they've introduced L22® to the New Zealand market, and it can be found in their Age-Proof Overnight Mask, and the Age-Proof CoQ10 Eye Recovery Concentrate. L22® sounds sciency, and there's certainly science involved, but it's of the all-natural kind. Derived from jojoba, macadamia and olive, L22® helps restore and mimic the lipid profile of your skin at 22 years old, while supporting a firmer, healthier complexion. 22 year old skin, you say? Sign me up!

It's not only L22® that Trilogy have weaved into their skincare to make it even better, they also created the unique botanical complex, Glycablend™

Glycablend™ is a combination of pomegranate, blueberry, strawberry and chia seed oils, all of which work together to do numerous wonderful things including promoting healthy cell metabolism, protecting against free radical damage, eliminating toxic waste from cells, stabilising collagen matrix, soothing, nourishing... and more. Best of all the claims are backed up by clinical research that saw the Glycablend™ complex reduce collagen breakdown by up to 88.9%!*

Being a bit skincare mad - and also knocking on 40 - I did wonder if I were at the age where I should be Age-Proofing. Turns out the Trilogy Age-Proof range can be used at any age, because it's about supporting healthy, vibrant skin. I sense a trip to Farmers coming on...

Usually when we think of mushrooms we tend to think about them as a food, but the humble mushroom is quickly becoming a skincare ingredient-must. If you're imagining yourself grinding up a portabello and applying it to your face - stop right there. While I'm sure there's nothing stopping anyone making a mushroom mask, it's the essence of mushrooms like reishi, chaga, and 'tremella' that's being included in skincare as they're known for soothing, hydrating and brightening skin, while offering antioxidant properties. Sounds like we need to make room for the mushroom on our vanities!

While not new to skincare, centella asiatica is becoming more of a household name. We’d go so far as to call it a slow burner that's quickly becoming a shooting star. So what is it? What does it do? And why do we want it on our skin? Centella Asiatica is an herb that comes from India and Asia, and has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine. So why have the beauty community cottoned onto it? Simply put - it's good. Great even. It's known for its ability to speed up skin healing, as well as soothe, hydrate, stimulate collagen, as well as increase circulation to the skin. Sounds like a bit of you? Look for the word 'cica' and you'll have found a product containing centella asiatica.

Don't let the brilliant yellow flowers fool you! Blue Tansy is an essential oil that's making a splash on the beauty scene. It comes from the Moroccan chamomile plant, and when steam distilled the essential oil comes out a vivid blue. With anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, it's often found in products created for acne-prone and/or sensitive skin. It's also filled with antioxidants, meaning it will help fight off free radicals, which helps to keep your skin in good condition... and what's not to like about that? (Do note that Blue Tansy should be added into lotions or carrier oils, rather than being applied directly to skin. As always, patch test first.)

There you have it - new, natural ingredients that are turning the skincare industry on its head! 

*Independent, in-vitro matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) testing by Trinity Bioactives.

We've got 3 sets of FIVE Trilogy Age-Proof products to giveaway.  To enter, comment below and tell us which ingredient you'd most like to try!

We'll pick the 3 winners on August 5th and let them know via their BR inbox.


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29th August, 2018


25th August, 2018

The line smoothing day cream would be fantastic to try.

25th August, 2018

I’m intrigued by the yellow flowers!

19th August, 2018

ooo these all look great :O

8th August, 2018

I will definitely be checking these out in-store:)

5th August, 2018

I would love to try the eye recovery concentrate with coQ10. I have quite dry skin and genetic dark circles - not a good combination ha ha. So I really need to look after my eye area more. I love trilogy products and think this looks like an ingredient that could work for me!

5th August, 2018

Id love to try. I've never tried an overnight mask and interested to see what it is like and whether it is mor effective than other masks. And let's face it at my age ....age proof products sound fantastic

5th August, 2018

Oh and there a very different use for them but sounds like something I'm keen to try

5th August, 2018

They all sound such great ingredients that picking one is hard. Hmm- probably Centella asiatica for the collagen (and blue tansy as a close second for sensitive skin).

4th August, 2018

L22 has me very interested!

3rd August, 2018

The ingredient I would like to try is the centella asiatica - any help with stimulating collagen would be an added bonus in my mid 40's!

3rd August, 2018

I like the look of the Glycablend...a combination of pomegranate, blueberry, strawberry and chia seed with the premature aging process and all. Thanks for the lucky chance to win, one of these 3 Trilogy Age-Proof prize packs...:) x

3rd August, 2018

I am loving the sound of the pomegranate blueberry strawberry and chia seed oils and the benefits they have for the skin sounds lovely and i bet it smells so good!!

3rd August, 2018

Line smoothing day cream for me please. Always keen to try out new moisturisers, especially those with such a good write up !

3rd August, 2018

Centella Asiatica

2nd August, 2018

I'd most like to try the mushroom, I'm in need of a product that hydrates and brightens my skin and since I've just turned 40 I'm thinking the Age Proof ingredients would help me out.