Simply put, we apply three strict rules:
- Use only safe and natural ingredients
- Make sure the product delivers the best possible results
- Keep the costs down to make our products affordable
It’s not always easy matching all 3 of these objectives but we believe this is what makes us special!
…SENSITIVE SKIN & CLINICAL TESTING
Because we only use safe and natural ingredients our products are suitable for sensitive skin. To verify our skincare claims, our products are tested under the supervision of a Dermatologist, by the DermaConsult Institute in Germany.
…OUR CORE INGREDIENTS
There are three very special natural oils that we always try and include in our formulations ….read more to see why:
GRAPE SEED OIL
Grape seed oil is ideal for skincare, as it is easily absorbed by the skin and it has wonderful moisturising properties.
Not only does it moisturise it also helps to tighten and tone the skin, making it ideal for anti-aging products.
Importantly Grape Seed Oil is light and finely textured oil making it non-comedogenic (does not cause acne). Therefore it is ideal for moisturizing products intended for use on acne prone skin.
Grape Seed Oil contains palmitic, palmitoleic, stearic, oleic, linoleic, as well as alpha linolenic, icosanoic, icosenoic and docosanoic fatty acids. Linoleic acid is very important for the health of the skin as well as cell membranes.
Grape seed oil also contains proanthocyanidins, which are very potent antioxidants; helpful for diminishing the sun’s damaging effects and lessening free radical damage.
Proanthocyanidins are also helpful in wound healing.
The antioxidant effect of grape seed oil is most useful when fighting the ravages of aging, as the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, which are neutralized by antioxidants, is one of the major factors that cause aging.
ROSE HIP OIL
Kate Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge), Miranda Kerr and Gwyneth Paltrow are famous for using Rose Hip seed oil in their beauty regimes. The benefits of Rose Hip Oil were most obvious during Kate Middleton’s pregnancy with Prince George. The headlines were full of how her skin glowed, even when 8 months pregnant. Kate specifically ascribes this to her use of Trilogy’s Rosehip oil product.
Rose hip oil is a fairly new ingredient in modern cosmetic skin care products, but has gained a great following by people in the know, as it contains healthy amounts of vitamin C, which is not only healing but is also a wonderful ingredient in anti-aging products.
This form of vitamin C in rose hip oil is non-irritating to the skin, and prevents the “Fenton Reaction”, which is a normal reaction that water-soluble vitamin C has when interacting with the iron in the skin. A hydroxyl free radical forms in this action – which does not happen when the vitamin C in rosehip oil interacts with the skin.
Rose Hip Oil is a non-volatile oil, as such, it can be used undiluted on the skin with no ill effects.
It has exceptional moisturising properties, while also acting as an antioxidant. It is also high in GLA (Gamma-linolenic acid), which helps reduce the signs of aging, especially the fine lines around the eyes (crow’s feet) and lines around the mouth, as well as combating the drying effects of the sun, environment and climate.
Due to the high levels of the fatty acids – linoleic (47.4%) and linolenic (33%) – it helps the skin to heal and speeds up regeneration, while preventing the formation of thick keloid scar tissue (the over thickening and formation of fibrous tissue of the skin when forming scar tissue) and is helpful in healing burns, scars and stretch marks.
It penetrates the skins very quickly, making it a good moisturizer and with all the other positive properties, and its tissue regeneration action, it is easy to understand why it is also described as the “oil of youth”.
Avocado oil is one of the natural oils that is most easily absorbed by the skin and transported deep into the skin tissue. Its wonderful moisturising and hydrating properties makes it ideal for dry, dehydrated or mature skins.
Avocado oil, it also helps to relieve the dryness and itching of psoriasis and eczema.
It is high in sterolins, which help to reduce age spots and help heal sun damage and scars.
This rich and nourishing oil deeply penetrates into skin tissue and is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2 and D, lecithin, potassium as well as vitamin E.
In clinical studies study done in Israel, it was found that avocado oil significantly increases the amount of collagen in the skin, which is normally under attack as we grow older.
…THE POWER OF VITAMIN E
The topical application of vitamin E has also proven to be effective in reducing sun-induced skin wrinkling and has excellent skin moisturizing properties, also helping to prevent trans-epidermal water loss by the skin, thereby increasing the natural moisture content of the skin.
Environmental pollutants, as well as oxidative material in the body, cause the formation of “free radicals” which are unpaired oxygen molecules, which wreaks havoc on our cells, and cause extensive damage, which directly results in premature aging.
Vitamin E is a very effective antioxidant, chemically mediated by the phenolic OH group of the chromane ring, and helps to remove the formed “free radicals” and thereby ensures that oxidative damage does not occur, by disrupting the chain reaction caused by the free radicals.
Other studies have also shown that vitamin E protects the fibroblast in the skin – these are the cells that make collagen, glycosaminoglycans, as well as the elastic fibers and glycoproteins found in the extracellular matrix of the skin.
Apart from all of these excellent qualities, vitamin E also enhances and helps with the penetration of other compounds into the skin and is itself well absorbed by our skin.
…INGREDIENTS TO AVOID
Here is a list of potentially harmful chemicals, which we avoid using in our personal care products.