A long time ago (last year), I wrote a post entitled Microbead exfoliators are polluting the ocean. I had discovered that many exfoliators include plastic microbeads which are too small to be properly filtered in wastewater treatment plants – this includes products which purport to be natural. Since discovering this (and throwing out a couple of scrubs) I haven’t used a facial scrub at all. That is, until recently. I attended an event that Trilogy hosted for beauty bloggers and we were given the Trilogy Gentle Facial Exfoliant.
The exfoliation in this comes from small jojoba wax beads that are smooth and gentle. Unlike more abrasive scrubs with rough shell or uneven pieces, using the Trilogy Gentle Exfoliant will not damage your skin and cause microtears. Jojoba beads are biodegradable, and this is the first product containing them that I have come across, and I have been checking the ingredients on every scrub that I see for about a year now.
I use it as you would any scrub or cleanser – wet your face, put some on your hands, rub, and then rinse it off. Alternatively, at the Trilogy event they said it can be used as a mask. Apply it all over your face (avoiding the delicate eye area), leave it for 5 minutes, and then rinse it off.
I use my Trilogy Gentle Facial Exfoliant twice a week, as a replacement for my usual cleanser after I have removed my makeup. I follow it with a serum or acne treatment, and then moisturise. At the event where I was given this, we made our own moisturiser using some of Trilogy’s ingredients such as Rosehip oil, and I have loved using mine. You can see me in action below, carefully measuring ingredients.
Products from Trilogy’s range (that aren’t handcrafted by me) that would be good to apply after using the exfoliant include the Rosapene Night Cream and the always wonderful Certified Organic Rosehip Oil.