The Trilogy No 15 Beauty Oil claims to be a one-of-a-kind anti-pollution multi-tasking oil suitable for all skin types. It is said to protect the skin at the cellular level with antioxidants while also conditioning and strengthening the natural barrier function.
Baobab Seed Oil is packed with vitamins and Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive, it’s lightweight, soothing and hydrating so delivers gentle moisturisation. It’s also readily absorbed without greasy residue. Similar in composition, Macadamia Seed Oil offers like traits.
Apricot Kernal Oil acts as an emollient. High essential fatty acids help to maintain the skin barrier and retain moisture without congesting pores. It also helps to fight acne, inflammation, ageing and dryness. A good source of Vitamin E, its antioxidant properties combat free radicals while Vitamin C content promotes collagen production. Goji Fruit Extract provides the same benefits from a similar vitamin profile. Although also providing an emollient effect, Karanja Seed Oil is used to treat eczema, psoriasis and other skin disorders as well as promote wound healing with strong antiseptic properties.
Grape Seed Oil is anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial so a great choice for treating skin conditions such as acne and irritation. Protection is enhanced with antioxidant properties while high amounts of omega fatty acids help to make skin softer and stronger. The Proanthocyanidin in grape seed oil is what provides antioxidant properties. It can even out tone with consistent use as well as protect the skin from UV damage.
Coco-Caprylate is a derivation of coconut oil helps boost hydration. It spreads easily without oily residue.
Trilogy’s signature Rosehip Oil is cold pressed for maximum effectiveness and certified organic, the oil sourced from rosehips that are grown without interference from pesticides and other chemicals. Rosehip seed oil boast a high concentration of fatty acids, lipids that are vital for maintaining a healthy skin barrier. They assist to moisturise, improve softness and elasticity as well as accelerate the repair rate of skin suffering sun damage or oxidative stress. Compatibility with our own sebum ensures it is absorbed quickly without clogging pores to help facial oil balance.
Due to high fatty acid content (Alpha, Gamma and Dihomo-Gamma Linolenic Acids), Black Currant Seed Oil displays healing properties and is a great treatment for atopic dermatitis. It helps to reduce excessive dryness and prevent scaling and flaking.
Sweet Cherry Seed Oil has a similar profile to sweet almond oil but is less comedogenic so a good choice for acne suffers and oily skin complexions. Additionally, it delivers moisturising and healing benefits with a high vitamin and omega-9 content while also promoting collagen product and cell regeneration.
Similar to many of the other oil choices in the formula, Kukui Seed Oil doesn’t leave the skin feeling greasy or oily, rather penetrates quickly and easily imparting a silky and smooth finish. It is capable of replacing the driest and dullest skin with a healthy radiance. It also contains protective antioxidants and fatty acids reinforce the skin barrier and deliver healing properties.
Vitamin rich and a good source of beta-carotene, phytochemicals and antioxidants, Mango Seed Oil gently provides many skin benefits. It is able to combat blemishes, acne and blackheads, accelerate scar healing and also treat skin conditions such as a eczema, redness and itchiness. Consistent use can also lead to anti-ageing benefits.
Further boosting antioxidant strength of the blend with a good amount of Vitamin E as well are Mustard and Pistachio Seed Oils. Also contributing Vitamin E and a potent source of Vitamins A, B and C, Papaya Seed Oil is a strong antioxidant. It also contains a compound called Papain which contributes natural antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial properties, making it an excellent acne healer. Enzymes found in Papaya also deliver a gentle exfoliation to flush out hardened sebum in pores and eliminate dead cells for a radiant appearance.
Passion Flower Oil is an excellent source of Omega 6 fatty acids with almost 80% Linoleic Acid. A great ingredient to restore barrier function, it is also lightweight and won’t clog pores. It also provide anti-inflammatory benefits, calming problematic skin while Vitamin A content improves collagen synthesis, noramlises oil products and helps ease pigmentation for more radiant skin.
Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernal Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Coco-Caprylate, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Prunus Avium (Sweet Cherry) Seed Oil, Lycium Chinense (Goji) Fruit Extract, Pongamia Glabra (Karanja) Seed Oil, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Brassica Alba (Mustard) Seed Oil, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Seed Oil, Passiflora Incarnata (Passion Flower) Seed Oil, Pistacia Vera (Pistachio) Seed Oil
The Trilogy No 15 Beauty Oil comes in a dark, near opaque, frosted brown glass bottle with screw top dropper dispenser.
For the face, use 2-3 drops on cleansed face, neck and decolletage morning and/or night. For the body, use as required for a top-to-toe skin conditioning treatment. For the hair, use sparingly through hair paying attention to dry brittle ends.
The oil has a distinct natural scent.
The 30ml bottle sells for around AUD$35.00.
Trilogy products are easily accessible both in store and online. They are available at department stores and pharmacies as well as being sold by many online beauty houses including the brand’s own website. Buying direct also offers customer loyalty rewards.
Note, although this oil is readily available and has been since its release, it is touted as a limited edition so unless Trilogy decide to change that status, it will become harder to acquire.
UPDATE: Since publishing this post, Trilogy has made this a permanent item in their range. It is no longer limited edition.
The oil lasts 6 months after opening.
The Trilogy No 15 Beauty Oil is a limited edition release that celebrates 15 years of skincare creation with a 15 super-seed oil blend. It is presented in a semi-opaque, frosted glass brown bottle to prevent unnecessary exposure to light. I store it in a drawer when not in use to help the cause so it doesn’t go rancid. The bottle lasted me around 9 months, (although I didn’t use it every day) and even though it does have a six month expiry upon opening, it didn’t degrade in any way and I continued to enjoy it until finished.
The dropper has an elegant gold trim and works effectively. The label is a celebratory gold as opposed to their typical red branding.
The blend of 15 oils includes seed oils from Baobab, Macadamia, Grape, Rosehip, Black Currant, Sweet Cherry, Karanja, Kukui, Mango, Mustard, Papaya, Passion Flower and Pistachio as well as Apricot Kernal and Goji Fruit Extract. Collectively, these contribute softening, anti-ageing, healing and moisturising effects, primarily due to a combined presence of fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants. The blend is a medium weight, certainly lighter than the brand’s signature rosehip.
The oil is a pretty pale yellow colour and has a lovely nutty, sesame seed like scent that is the natural results of the blend. I really like the smell which in fact dissipates as the oil sinks into the skin. This doesn’t take long when applied to a dry face. Within a few minutes, the oil dries down without a greasy residue, provided a conservative amount is used.
I have applied this in consistent bursts of several weeks at a time (using other oils periodically) in my evening routine, as well as occasionally in the morning. It has a lovely silky slip and glides on the skin effortlessly. I like to apply oils either prior to or combined with cream. I don’t pat my oils into the skin which is the common and directed practice, rather prefer to massage them in. The silky feeling of oil on the skin is soothing and luxurious. This one also works well when mixed with foundation. A couple of drops enhance the application and deliver a dewy complexion.
Regarding the product claims, this is definitely a unique blend so indeed a one-of-a-kind oil. I do believe that the composition would suit both oily and dry complexions, fatty acids helping to balance facial oils for both extremes. Due to its ability to replenish and nourish, I think this is a great blend for mature and dry skin types lacking natural oils and oilier skin will appreciate the sebum balancing formulation.
I never confirm antioxidant protection with any products. Short term use without controlled lab conditions makes it an impossible task. Suffice to say the formula certainly suggests such outcomes. I can however conclude that my skin is softer and more plump with a radiant glow when using this oil indicating a healthy natural barrier.
It’s a shame the Trilogy No 15 Beauty Oil is limited edition. Since it is not possible to stockpile more than one or two given looming expiration dates, using it is an experience I was recall fondly. I have one backup that I intend enjoying in the future.
(UPDATE – since publishing this post, Trilogy has made this product a permanent item in their range!)
|100% natural oil blend|
|Well absorbed without greasy residue|
|Helps moisturise and protect|
|Balances facial oil|
|Ethically sourced and produced|
|Suitable for all skin types|
The Trilogy website
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