Enjoy the silky, mousse-like texture of this cleanser whilst your skin enjoys the results: a smoother, more refined and instantly brighter complexion. Active fruit enzymes from Papaya and Pineapple gently polish skin, removing the build up of old skin cells and impurities that can dull your complexion. Licorice and Mulberry extracts brighten and refine your skin tone, while pure plant oils Jojoba, Sunflower and Vitamin E help to nourish and soothe, leaving skin perfectly primed for maximum serum and moisturiser absorption. [description from Trilogy website]
price: 150ml $39.95
availability: www.trilogyproducts.com , Myer department store (AUS) , selected pharmacies. For international stockists check the website.
In my opinion, exfoliation is a very important part of any anti-aging skin care regime, and I’m a big believer in mixing exfoliation methods for best results on the skin. So I would normally use a physical exfoliant (ie. my Trilogy Gentle Facial Exfoliant) 2x a week and a chemical exfoliant (e.g. MD Formulations 10% Glycolic cleaser) once a week.
Until now I haven’t tried an enzyme exfoliant, so when the new Trilogy Age Proof Active Enzyme Cleansing Cream came out on the 1st of July I was pretty stoked to be given a chance to trial it.
Trilogy’s Age Proof range seems to be their more upmarket range- the packaging as well as the feel of their product are more luxe, and, as the name suggests, the products in this range boast anti aging actives as well as the usual botanicals in their regular range.
The Trilogy Age Proof Active Enzyme Cleansing Cream is a silky, almost mousse- like cream consistency and feels really good when massaged into the skin. It rinses clean leaving my skin feeling touchably soft and refined. I did not experience any stinging or redness after daily use (although I did pare down my usual exfoliation regime whilst using this) so I would say that this is a nice AHA alternative for sensitive skin.
It gently exfoliates to some extent but I did feel the need for a physical exfoliant about twice a week to do remove the more resistant dead skin buildup. Although it does contain licorice and mulberry extracts which are ingredients known to lighten skin through inhibition of melanin production, I did not notice any lightening from this product- most probably because the extracts are only in contact with the skin for a short period of time. Perhaps used in the long term a brightening/lightening effect might become more obvious but at this point it’s difficult to say.
note: this product was sent to me for consideration by PRPosted by myfunnyvalentine on Aug 7th, 2011 in Reviews, Skincare | 12520 comments. Skin+Care+Sunday%3A+Trilogy+Age+Proof+Active+Enzyme+Cleansing+Cream2011-08-07+03%3A53%3A31myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D1252
15g distilled water
0.5g Cetearyl alcohol (thickening, emollient and stabilises emulsion. don’t confuse this with ‘drying’ alcohols like ethanol)
12g macadamia oil, cold pressed
3g polysorbate 80 (emulsifier)
3g White Willow Bark extract (this is very high in salicylic acid, our BHA)
1g fine bamboo ground (microexfoliating particles)
1.5g fine jojoba beads (exfoliating beads)
4drops vanilla infused oil
2drops bergamot EO
btw recently I got a digital scale, accurate to 0.01g. Basically it has taken my DIY out of the stone age- definitely a must have, especially if you are working with powdered actives (I was working in teaspoons and cc, which seems SO lame now)
Jojoba beads are round hydrogenated wax ester spheres made from Jojoba oil. They remove dead skin effectively without scratching the skin, like nut shells and husks can.
|Fine Jojoba beads- ingredient for DIY clay exfoliant. compared with Aussie 5c coin|
|(do NOT snort this! XD) Superfine ground bamboo for DIY exfoliant.|
|Bamboo face exfoliant and Jojoba Beads from New Directions Australia|
|Swatched DIY Kaolin, Jojoba and Bamboo exfoliant with BHA|
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