17 July 2017


I admit that while I love the newer chemical scrubs that have flooded the market in recent years, I do love a good gritty scrub that you can actually feel working, although these can actually also irritate or damage the skin. But did you know that a single bottle of exfoliator can contain a massive Did you 2.8 million micro plastic ingredients per bottle, and these ingredients essentially end up in rivers and oceans, polluting them and putting sea life a huge danger too, and at some point, we may actually end up even eating them through the food we eat. Pretty horrible thought if you ask me. 

Good news is that these micro-plastic ingredients are in the process of being banned. The United States and Canada have already begun the process of banning microbeads, and Australia has threatened a ban if companies do not voluntarily remove them from their products. The New Zealand government likewise announced in January of this year that cosmetic products containing microbeads will be banned in July 2018. While this is a great step in the right direction, luckily some brands such as Trilogy are taking it even more seriously and not selling any products contain these plastic beads.

Still they have some amazing microbead free exfoliators include such as the Trilogy Gentle Facial Exfoliant. This exfoliator is so super gentle even by those with very sensitive skin a few times a week. It contains natural, biodegradable, non-abrasive jojoba wax super-fine microspheres to gently polish the skin, refine texture and improve clarity without irritating or compromising the skin’s natural barrier function. It is also NATRUE certified product, which means that it has an internationally recognised accreditation that guarantees cruelty-free and environmentally friendly practices. Products bearing the NATRUE mark are non-GMO, made from entirely natural ingredients and do not contain synthetic fragrances, colors or preservatives, petroleum-derived ingredients, silicone oils or derivatives.
The scrub contains a base of sweet almond, evening primrose and certified organic rosehip oil, active honey enzymes and camellia oil that work to lift dead skin cells while conditioning botanical extracts of macadamia nut and calendula soften and soothe for a radiant glow. The scrub really is so gentle on the skin, but don't be mistaken, as you're left with a skin that is so super soft afterwards.

If you need a scrub for the body, then you need to try the Trilogy Exfoliating Body Balm. This tub of body polisher comes in a large tub that makes it easy to use in the shower, and like the face scrub, it is also NATRUE certified. The scrub of course also does not contain plastic micro beads, but finely ground rosehip seed powder, that are biodegradable and safe to environment. As the name suggests, it has the consistency like a body balm, thanks to containing rosehip oil, sweet almond oil and beeswax, to nourish, soften and protect the skin - and it really is like slathering on a moisturising treatment while giving your body a scrub at the same time - which in the end leaves your skin so silky soft and smooth that you can almost skip your usual body cream. It has a very gentle and natural scent.

Speaking of treatments, I also thought it worthwhile to speak of the Trilogy Mineral Radiance Mask, which I've so been loving lately. This certified natural mask is made with a base of kaolin, to help purify and give the skin a deep clean drawing out excess sebum and impurities, adding radiance, a more even skin tone and improved circulation. It also contains evening primrose and certified organic rosehip oil to nourish and hydrate the skin, as well as native New Zealand pohutakawa and other botanical extracts help tone, soothe and regenerate skin

The creamy mask can be used once or twice a week on cleansed skin, leaving it on to dry for about 10 or so minutes before rinsing it. And it has really made a significant improvement to my skin. Immediately after use, it makes my skin feel so clean deep down every pore, and overall, I feel that it has made my skin less oily, and I also believe that it has reduced the amount of breakouts that I have been getting too, and all without drying it our or making it irritated.

I am seriously loving these products from Trilogy, and highly recommend that you check them out too.

Trilogy Gentle Facial Exfoliant - RRP: $38.95 / 75ml
Trilogy Exfoliating Body Balm - RRP: $35.95 / 185ml
Trilogy Radiance Mask - RRP: $31.95 / 60ml

Available from Trilogy Online, Pricelline, Chemist Warehouse, Myer and select pharmacies and Health Food Stores

* Products have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

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