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From dropping temperatures to the drying effects of hot showers and central heating, it’s little wonder our skin tends to suffer from dehydration, sensitivity and dullness during the colder months. While a moisturiser is the common go-to for skin nourishment, there’s an unsung hero that might be missing from your beauty cabinet – Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+, Trilogy’s most powerful, clean beauty oil. This hydrating heavy hitter not only helps the skin retain much-needed moisture, but also can give it a top up of much-needed antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients. Curious? Read on to find out why it should definitely be a part of your routine this winter.

First thing’s first - what are face oils and how do they benefit the skin?

Face oils are nourishing skincare products that deliver potent concentrated ingredients to your skin while also acting like its lipid barrier. They also work to seal in hydration, helping to protect the skin from moisture loss and external aggressors. This in turn helps to keep skin dewy, hydrated and glowing with health.

About Trilogy’s Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+

Trilogy’s Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ is a face oil packed with skin-loving essential fatty acid goodness plus added daily antioxidant skin protection. A must have for nourishing and rejuvenating any skin type during the winter months, it's also been clinically proven to help with the appearance of skin brightness, tone, fine lines and wrinkles plus elasticity and firmness!*

Need more convincing? Get the low down of reasons to add it to your beauty routine:

1. Helps lock in hydration

During winter, many of us find ourselves prone to dryness and sensitivity as the skin struggles to maintain its moisture levels. Face oils like Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ not only deliver concentrated ingredients and antioxidants to your skin but also act like a lipid barrier, forming a protective seal over your skin to lock in hydration by helping to prevent moisture loss. An extra tip? Apply to slightly damp skin to lock in all that hydrating goodness.

2. Helps maintain your skin’s barrier

Your skin barrier works by essentially keeping the good stuff in, and the bad stuff out. A well-packed, healthy barrier helps to keep moisture locked in and your skin protected from external pollutants, while a compromised barrier can lead to moisture loss and irritants affecting your skin. When this barrier is affected, this can lead to dullness, dryness and sensitivity – all of which we’re looking to avoid during the winter months.

Where does Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ come into this? Rosehip seed oil is packed with skin-loving essential fatty acids, which make up part of the building blocks of your skin’s surface layers and are crucial for healthy looking skin. Essential fatty acids help to produce the skin’s natural oil barrier and maintain optimal hydration levels of the skin, which is essential for that beautifully soothed, smooth and luminous looking skin we all dream of.

3. Antioxidant rich protection

Even during winter, UV rays and environmental pollutants can lead to free radical damage. Too many free radicals within the body can kickstart a state of oxidative stress – a key cause of premature skin ageing which has been linked to hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. Enter antioxidants – these powerful substances neutralise free radicals before they can wreck havoc, which helps to keep skin in tip-top condition and helps reduce the signs of premature ageing. Antioxidants are naturally produced by our bodies, but can come from food, vitamins and skincare. Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ is bursting with natural antioxidants, with antioxidant-rich tomato, acai and cranberry oils and oat kernel extract making for a powerful blend that helps to rejuvenate skin on the daily. 

4. Gives an extra nourishment boost

Think ‘winter skincare’ and thoughts of luxuriously nourishing moisturisers may come to mind. While they are certainly the go-to for giving skin much-needed nourishment, a face oil is the perfect partner to a moisturiser for giving skin a hit of hydration! Face oils are compatible with the skin and help complement its natural oils, while moisturisers are partly water-based and can be formulated with other beneficial ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid or glycerin – these handy humectants work their magic by drawing hydration into the skin.

How to use both of these skincare treats? They can be layered or even blended together! If layering, start with 2 – 3 drops of Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+, wait for it to absorb before layering with your go-to moisturiser. If you’re on the go or prefer a quick, no fuss routine, just add a few drops to your moisturiser, mix in and apply. Whichever method you choose, you’re headed for beautifully hydrated, nourished skin.

5. Helps keep oiliness a bay

While skin oiliness is often associated with the warmer months, it can strike all-year-round – surprisingly, especially when your skin is dry! When the skin is stripped of oil, it can produce more oil to compensate. By adding a face oil into the mix, the skin can be balanced as it is replenished with the natural oil it needs.

We know, it might seem totally counterproductive to be using oil on top of oil, but as a pure plant oil, Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ absorbs easily into the skin to help balance for a healthy, even complexion.

Shop here for Trilogy Roship Oil Antioxidant+ and find the Trilogy full range here.

*Clinical study on 12 women over 8 weeks using Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+. Twice daily use. Expert clinician grading.

About the author:

Kerry De Villiers is an expert in biomedical science with a passion for natural skincare and beauty. As the Product Research and Compliance Manager at Trilogy, Kerry is an advocate for the future of beauty to be inspired by nature and proven by science.