When Us Weekly reported that Kate was using an all-natural skin care treatment during her pregnancy, I was completely skeptical. It was a little-known brand from New Zealand, and let’s be honest – Us Weekly is not exactly the most accurate source.
Image courtesy of Trilogy Products
A quick Google search will tell you that this product is a very popular miracle cure. It has received plenty of press and awards throughout the world’s media. Trilogy’s Rose Hip Oil is sold at Whole Foods, Boots, and Harvey Nichols – making it easy for Kate to pop into a shop and pick up a bottle.
I reached out to Trilogy Skincare to learn more about their Certified-Organic Rose Hip Oil.
Trilogy’s International Communications Manager, Lisa Wilson, said “being quite the royal fan myself, I think Kate is an absolute inspiration. I almost had a heart attack on Friday when the story broke, I was so excited!”
So does Kate use it? Here’s the official response from Trilogy: “While we’re unable to confirm recent reports that the Duchess of Cambridge indeed uses our Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, we can confirm that it was included in a gift of our beautiful natural skincare sent to her while she was in New Zealand with her family last year. We received a lovely letter from Kensington Palace acknowledging the gift.”
Considering its status as a miracle and the semi-reliable royal stamp of approval, I wanted to try it for myself. Trilogy was kind enough to send me a bottle to sample. When I finally received the box – after a debacle with the US Postal Service who loves to keep my mail all to themselves – I was thrilled. The packaging is lovely, and the bottle itself reminds me of a vintage pharmacy or apothecary. It looks great in my bathroom cabinet.
I have had the worst winter with my skin. I had oily skin all my life, and in the last 12 months it decided to switch to dry, flaky, miserable and confusing. The harsh mid-Atlantic winter was no help. When I began my week-long trial of Trilogy’s Rose Hip Oil, I had two spots on my cheek, blackheads on my noise, the most peculiar battleground of acne bumps between my eyebrows and dry flaky patches here and there.
The oil has no smell, which is pleasant in itself. Using the attached dropper, I dispensed three drops of the bright gold oil onto my fingertips. The instructions said 2-3 drops, but I ended up using 4-5 just to cover my skin without too much tugging and pulling.
The next day, I was fairly surprised – the area between my eyebrows, where I had been battling a difficult breakout, was almost completely clear. My skintone was even and the flaky patches had diminished. The two spots on my cheek were firmly intact, but overall I was pleased with the immediate, overnight results.
Other WWKD readers felt the same way – they loved the product, and could only sing its praises. After a week of using it, I had to change my regimen to suit the warmer weather. Lately, I’ve been using it regularly as a cuticle oil and a spot treatment. You could also consider these many uses, suggested by Trilogy’s press release:
– Instant fix for dehydrated, rough skin
– Helps calm irritated skin
– Great for smoothing men’s skin (a la David Gandy)
– Soothes nappy rash and cradle cap – happy baby!
– Makes a decadent occasional all-over body treat
– Great for maintaining a healthy scalp
– Can be used to remove eye make-up – great for those with very sensitive skin
– Mix with loose-powder mineral makeup for a custom liquid foundation with a dewy finish
– Softens and smoothes ragged cuticles and gives nails a slight shine
Want to learn more? Click here to read their official press release. Should you try it? YES! Pick it up from these retailers: