She may have first come to our attention as the fashion maven dishing out advice in What Not To Wear, but Trinny Woodall has since firmly established herself as a major player in the beauty arena, with her Trinny London makeup brand garnering a loyal following.
Now, Trinny London is also offering skincare. Speaking at the launch of her products, Trinny said she benefited from having conversations with a huge group of women – including a quarter of a million followers during her Facebook Live videos – who told her time and time again that the biggest problems they had with skincare were being overwhelmed with choice, and not knowing which order to use products in.
Well, the Trinny range is being launched in stages, which is helpful for those gradually building up their skincare regime. Here’s what’s on offer so far…
Trinny London skincare
Trinny London cleansers
Of course, cleansing is the first major step, so Trinny decided to concentrate on this first, and spent four years developing the Be Your Best Enzyme Balm Cleanser and Better Off AHA/PHA Gel Cleanser.
‘I was a bit mad in my twenties and couldn’t be bothered to take my makeup off’ said Trinny, who suffered from bad skin at the time. ‘Only in my thirties did I understand the importance of cleansing my skin twice in the evening – I’ve done that for 25 years now.’
She recommends starting with the balm cleanser. This is a luxurious, oil-based transforming balm created to remove the day, from your most stubborn eye makeup to that last bit of SPF. The formula is kind to your microbiome for healthier-looking skin.
For a deeper cleanse, follow up with the gel cleanser – an exfoliating conditioning gel. Its active, kind-to-skin formula works to thoroughly clean without stripping your skin.
Having had a look at the products first hand, we certainly give them the thumbs up. The formulas feel great on the skin and leave it feeling nourished, fresh and thoroughly-cleansed. Plus the packaging is refillable and recyclable, which is a major bonus (it doesn’t hurt that it will look lovely on our bathroom shelves as well).
Trinny London exfoliants
‘Our game-changing liquid exfoliants are the quickest way to see results in your skin – revealing a brighter, vibrant glow’ says Trinny.
Exfoliants are an upgrade to old-fashioned toners, and work to decongest, resurface and slosh away dead skin skills, leaving you with vibrant, balanced skin.
There are three to choose from in Trinny’s range…
The PHA exfoliant – ideal for first-timers. It’s suitable for all skin types, including sensitive. According to Trinny’s team ‘the formulation is the perfect choice for a radiant, hydrated complexion.’
The BHA exfoliant, for normal to oily skin. The official info reads: ‘Blemish-prone skin has met its match. Harnessing BHA (beta-hydroxy acid), this active formulation helps congested skin find its balance by ushering in more of the good bacteria and less of the bad. Its non-stripping complex works to unclog pores and clarify for a happier, more even complexion.’
Finally, target dull skin and fine lines with the AHA exfoliant. ‘This ultimate exfoliant is powered by a highly active AHA (alpha-hydroxy acid) complex that penetrates deep into
the skin. Sloshing away dead skin cells to reveal your natural glow, this powerhouse formulation also balances your skin’s hydration levels and helps to visibly smooth fine lines. This is the holy grail for glowing skin…’
Trinny London retinal serums
Explaining how her serums were created, Trinny says: ‘I wanted to develop retinal serums where I wake up the next morning and feel that my skin actually looks better. Our two highly active formulations help transform skin without the downtime – they’re the ultimate investment in your skin.’
These nighttime products regenerate the skin, tackling fine lines with their high-dose, targeted formulations.
This highly active retinal and niacinamide formulation visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines while clearing congested complexions. Trinny promises this is your one-way ticket to smoother, more balanced skin.
For skin that’s lost its oomph, this is billed as the ultimate intense retinoid treatment. This high-dose complex deeply penetrates, firming up the skin and visibly reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Trinny London vitamin C serum
Described as ‘the ultimate complexion boost’, the Boost Up 30% Vitamin C Serum is designed to awaken tired skin by dialling up brightness, evening out skin tone and shielding your complexion from environmental stressors such as pollution and UV rays.
Speaking of the serum, Trinny said: ‘Vitamin C has always been one of my true loves – Boost Up, our glow-inducing 30% vitamin C serum, turns up brightness and evens tone. It’s the best morning boost for your complexion, I can’t get enough of it.’
Designed for all skin types, choose this serum if your goal is visibly brighter, glowing skin; best used in the morning, it will target dullness, uneven skin tone and dark spots.
The potent formula contains natural microalgae in the form of plankton extract, which evens skin tone, directly targeting areas of pigmentation. Alongside the vitamin C, antioxidant lemon peel ferment helps to double down on its skin-brightening and evening effects, while lactococcus ferment helps to improve the overall quality of your skin.
Trinny London Bounce Back Intense Peptide Moisturiser
Concocted of a ‘youth-boosting medleycocktail of actives’, this moisturiser visibly smooths wrinkles and brings vibrancy back to your complexion.
Perfect for skin that’s ‘feeling its age’, the 4-peptide complex increases skin elasticity and firmness, while the addition of phytosphingosine firms and smooths from the inside out. All this plus a big boost of hyaluronic acid which is like ‘a big jug of water for thirsty skin’, hydrating and restoring plumpness.
Perfect for normal to dry skin, choose this moisturiser is you want to target wrinkles and loss of firmness.
Trinny London Energise Me Niacinamide Moisturiser
The second moisturiser is made to recharge and rebalance stressed skin. Niacinamide is a highly active hydrator that skin loves, plus it is known to even out skin tone and reduce excess oil, meaning fewer blemishes. This is aided by the addition of chlorella vulgaris extract, which helps to balance skin’s microbiome, thus achieving calmer and clearer skin.
The lightweight formula is aided by cica (asiaticoside), which helps skin recover from breakouts and again a hearty does of hyaluronic acid for those skin-quenching properties.
This one’s ideal for normal to oily skin, and tackles dehydration and congestion in the skin.
Of both the moisturisers, Trinny says: ‘Our two moisturisers are skincare overachievers – they absorb incredibly easily and feel sumptuous, like a supercharged shot of hydration for your skin. More than just moisturisers, our highly active formulations will bring your skin back to life.’