The search for holy grail skincare products is a never-ending commitment – but as all beauty enthusiasts will know, not all trendy hero products live up to the hype that surrounds them, no matter how much you pay.
But in the midst of the internet’s latest must-try hacks and constant ‘revolutionary’ launches lies a true gem that seems to be mentioned time and time again – Trilogy Rosehip Oil.
Reportedly loved by the likes of Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow, Miranda Kerr and the Duchess of Cambridge herself, the famous oil the gift to our skin that keeps on giving.
Last year, US Weekly reported that ‘Kate [Middleton] continues to use rosehip oil in her daily skincare regiment’ and that ‘she loves the effect is has on her skin.’
Similarly, ex-Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr has openly expressed her love for the product, saying: ‘I like to wear rosehip oil at night. It’s full of that many antioxidants and it really worked on a cellular level to rejuvenate the skin – I put it on at night and I wake up glowing.’
So what exactly is all the fuss about?
The benefits of Trilogy Rosehip Oil
It’s great for anti-ageing
Rosehip seeds are powerful antioxidants that are not only rich in vitamin A, but make skin look and feel younger by combating free radicals. And speaking of vitamin A – it also improves the skin’s moisture levels, reduces wrinkles and helps promote the production of skin-building compounds. Seriously powerful stuff.
It’s rich in moisture
Trilogy Rosehip Oil contains a lot of the nutrients your skin needs to achieve and maintain optimum health, including 80% fatty acids (Omega 3, 6 and 9) which instantly quench dehydrated skin, and useful antioxidants like lycopene, to help to reduce inflammation.
It can tackle adult acne
It used to be that putting oil on acne prone skin was a no-no, but a recent Reddit post has proven that that’s not always the case with Trilogy’s little bottle of wonder.
In a post titled, ‘The wonders rosehip oil has done for my skin after 3 weeks,‘ a woman known on the site as ‘Foureyedlemon’ shared a before and after picture of her skin after three weeks of using the product, which she’d incorporated into part of a wider regime. Her results, as the image shows, were impressive to say the least.
‘I think the picture really shows just how much this routine helped lessen the oil on my face,’ she wrote in the post. ‘I’ve always had REALLY oily skin and have had bad acne since 6th grade, [and] I’ve never been this clear. Rosehip is such a miracle to me and I was scared it would break me out, but luckily I’m on the other side of the fence!’
It reduces the appearance of scarring
In addition to reducing the visibility of wrinkles as part of a facial skincare routine, independent studies have shown that rosehip oil can also have a positive affect on the appearance of scars and stretch marks – it’s even safe to use during pregnancy.
It protects the skin against pollution
Pollution is hard to escape, especially for those who live in or spend a lot of time in big cities. However, the antioxidants in rosehip oil can help combat oxidative damage, while reinforcing your skin’s barrier to prevent future damage. No wonder the A-list love it so much!
How to use Trilogy Rosehip Oil
You only need 2-3 drops for each application – simply warm it up between your fingertips and massage into your face, neck and décolletage twice a day. When dispensing, it’s a case of less is more – Trilogy note that if you’re left with an oily residue on your skin, you’re probably using too much!
So what are you waiting for? If you haven’t already, get involved. Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil can be purchased at John Lewis (and most other beauty retailers) from £19.50.