Review: Trilogy Mineral Radiance Mask 🌿💫
As I get older, I stay away from both skincare and makeup products that are drying. Hydrated and plump skin is youthful after all! 💦 But I also have acne prone skin and sometimes my skin feels congested, so at times I feel like using a ‘heavy hitting cleanser’ or a treatment mask, only to regret it later when my skin feels parched and more stressed as a result. But there is one product that I keep going back to year after year… and I can’t believe I haven’t reviewed this gem yet! 🖌 Meet Trilogy’s Mineral Radiance Mask 🌟 A clay based mask that isn’t drying but deeply cleanses skin! Is that possible??? 🧼💧Yep, it sure is! Keep on reading to find out more 😌
Mineral Radiance Mask Trilogy’s certified natural Mineral Radiance Mask energises, purifies and revitalises skin while absorbing impurities and excess oil from the pores. This silky, non-drying formulation includes with mineral-rich kaolin clay to deeply cleanse, New Zealand pohutukawa to help tone, while emollient rosehip and evening primrose oils nourish and hydrate. Suitable for all skin types, especially combination/oily skin types to include in their regular regime. Key Benefits:
Revitalises and purifies
Removes impurities and excess oil How To Use Apply to cleansed face and neck, avoiding the eye contour area. Leave on for 10-15 minutes or until completely dry, then rinse off.Ingredients Aqua (water), Kaolin, Prunus amygdalus dulcis oil (sweet almond oil), Glycerin (vegetable), Rosa Canina (rosehip) seed oil, Titanium dioxide, Cetearyl olivate (and) sorbitan olivate, Cetearyl alcohol, Oenothera biennis seed oil (evening primrose oil), Iron Oxide, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Chamomilla recutita flower extract, Metrosideros Excelsa (Pohutukawa) Extract, Daucus carota sativa seed oil, Aloe barbadenis leaf extract, Tocopheryl acetate, Rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract, Xanthan gum, Citric acid, Parfum, Dehydroacetic acid (and) benzyl alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol,, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl salicylate, Cinnamal, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Isoeugenol, Limonene, Linalool Made in New Zealand, 60 ml
Trilogy is Kiwi (New Zealand) ‘green beauty’ brand, meaning that they aim to use naturally derived ingredients that are primarily sourced from New Zealand. The brand was founded by two Sisters in 2002. Trilogy’s ‘claim to fame’ if you will, and their first product on the market was their certified organic Rosehip Oil. Rosehip oil can be found in most of their skincare products. I have a bit of a love hate relationship with Rosehip if I’m honest. My skin doesn’t love pure rosehip oil (it causes breakouts on my skin) but I don’t mind it when it’s mixed into other skincare products (so when it’s in a smaller concentration).
Extracted from the seeds of organically grown rosehips, this oil is a super food for the skin. Our cold pressed extraction process guarantees a minimum 80% essential fatty acids to help hydrate, restore and revitalise. Certified organic.
When you first look at the mask and it’s texture/colour (see the photo above) it looks like any other clay based mask. The main ingredient of the mask is kaolin clay; one of the most popular clays (if not the most popular) type of clay used in skincare products. Why? It’s gentle, all natural and found all over the world. Kaolin is used predominantly to cleanse skin and balance oil production.
After doing some research, I found out that water absorption levels of different clays is really important to know, because they indicate how much moisture they can absorb (including oil). So while a clay like bentonite might absorb a lot of oil, it will also suck the moisture out of your skin, leaving it dry and very unbalanced.
Water Absorption levels of popular clays:
(Kaolinite) Kaolin Clay: 65%
(Illite) French Green Clay: 150-200%
Bentonite Clay: 300 – 700%
Bentonite clay can absorb 300-700% of its mass in water, while Kaolin clay absorbs only 65%. This means that bentonite clay will not just absorb any excess oils, but all the necessary fluids necessary to keep skin moist and healthy. Kaolin clay is able to help with acne by reducing the level of oil without leaving your skin dry and unhealthy.
On top of this, kaolin clay is also the most gentle in regards to pH levels and keeping your skin balanced. If you remember from my last post (review of Heimish’s Bulgarian Rose Water HydroGel Eye Patches) the natural pH level of your skin is about 4.7. Kaolin clay is the most similar in regards to pH level, meaning it will reinforce your skin natural structure.
pH levels of popular clays:
Bentonite: 8 – 9.7
French Green (e.g. Sea Clay): 7.75
Fuller’s Earth: 7.5
Rhassoul Clay (aka Red Moroccan or Red Clay): 7 – 7.5
Dead Sea Mud: 7
Kaolin (all colors): 6 *source: Teadora Beauty
The Mineral radiance Mask goes on like any other clay mask. It’s a light grey colour and the colour deepens into a dark grey as it dries. But here’s the thing. I don’t find it totally dries. And this is what makes it SO wonderful – it dries down to a certain point, but it doesn’t turn dry and crusty (I can’t stand clay masks that totally dry down, making skin feel itchy and really uncomfortable). When I wash the mask off after about 15 minutes or so, skin feels deeply cleansed, looks brighter and feels more balanced/less oily.
I think the magic of this mask is the addition of skin-loving oils; rosehip (Trilogy’s hero ingredient in all their products; New Zealand grown rosehip oil), sweet almond oil, jojoba and primrose oil. It’s such a brilliant idea to add oils to a clay mask to stop it becoming too drying and ironically, dehydrated as a result (which weakens the structure of skin which can cause inflammation – something you are trying to avoid even in acne prone skin which can be ‘naturally’ inflamed, angry and red). I find this mask takes down any redness that I have in my skin and leaves it feeling super soft and comfortable.
I love this mask 🌿❤️ and I don’t have the need to try other clay-based mask anymore, because this one is so good! I can’t recommend it highly enough, especially for those with oily, congested or acne prone skin.
*Tip* If you only suffer from congestion on one or two areas on your face and otherwise have very dehydrated/dry skin, only use this mask on the parts of your face that are oily or congested. On the other parts of your face you can pop on a hydrating mask! 💦 Another great ‘method’ of masking is to use a deep cleansing mask all over (like this one!) and then after washing it off, follow up with a super hydrating mask – fancy! Just like in a beauty salon 😉💧
You can pick up Trilogy’s Mineral Radiance Mask from their Australian based website for $31.95 AUD. Trilogy offers free shipping for all orders in Australia (bonus!). Via Trilogy’s New Zealand/International based website (they are a Kiwi company after all!) they offer free shipping for all New Zealand based beauties, and international orders have a $10 USD flat rate.
You can also pick up Trilogy skin care products at Priceline in Australia, as well as pharmacies (including online pharmacies and e-retailers such as HealthPost).
That’s it Beauties! Let me know if you are intrigued by the mask and whether or not you use clay masks in your skincare routine ✌️
Catch ya next time,
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