We Tried Trilogy’s Vitamin C Brightening Skincare

In the quest for luminous, healthy skin, our beauty editor puts Trilogy’s Vitamin C Booster Treatment to the test.

Summer is officially here, which means the crazy season is just around the corner. In other words, it’s the time of the year when invitations to Christmas parties and weddings start to pile up. And it’s a time when many of us up the ante on our skincare to achieve our skin goals in time for the festive season. Because who doesn’t want glowing skin for all those summer snaps and selfies? 

But given the plethora of serums and moisturisers that we can choose from when pulling together the perfect skincare routine, it can be difficult decipher which ingredients do what they say they will.

Enter Trilogy’s new vitamin C-based skincare collection. Vitamin C, which has long been praised for its skin rejuvenating, pigment-fighting and radiance-enhancing properties, is at the heart of the range which includes the Vitamin C Booster, Moisturising Lotion and Energising Mist Toner.

Put to the Test: Trilogy Vitamin C Booster Treatment

When summer rolls around bringing endless social gatherings with it, I don’t have hours to spare on my skincare routine. I want a handful of reliable products that will get my skin glowing and ensure it stays that way all summer long. Late nights and indulgent fare come hand in hand with the festive season, so I need a routine that will ward off any signs that December is showing on my skin.

Vitamin C-based skincare has long been my go-to within my beauty routine when I’m looking to enhance my skin’s luminosity, therefore I’m naturally excited to try Trilogy’s vitamin C-based trio. The range consists of the Vitamin C Moisturising Lotion, Energising Mist Toner and the star of the show – and undoubtedly a summer skincare must-have – the Vitamin C Booster Treatment. 

Plus, all of the products in Trilogy’s vitamin C trio are certified by NATRUE –  one of the world’s leading independent certifiers of natural and organic cosmetics and ingredients.

If you’re sitting there thinking it’s too late to transform your skin in time for your best friend’s wedding or special Christmas party; think again.

Trilogy’s Vitamin C Booster Treatment takes a one-of-a-kind approach to the delivery of vitamin C, which, much to my delight, means visible results are possible within just two weeks. While vitamin C-based skincare can become unstable quickly, Trilogy has utilised a unique dispensing mechanism to ensure the formulation stays fresh and effective.

Once activated, the vitamin C powder is blended with a hydrating hyaluronic acid-based serum. “For optimum performance, we recommend using 3-4 drops to a clean face, neck and décolletage morning and night for two weeks,” advises Kerry De Villiers, Trilogy Product Research and Compliance Manager.

“After that, the vitamin C will not be active any more, but for the next two weeks the skin will still be rewarded with all the great benefits from the ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid serum enriched with daisy extract, rosehip and mandarin oil.”

The formulation of the Booster Treatment is both incredibly innovative and is easy to use. To activate the Trilogy Vitamin C Booster Treatment you simply pop the cap to release the potent vitamin C powder and then give it a good shake to blend it with the hyaluronic acid-based serum. It’s also powered with Trilogy’s world-famous rosehip oil and there’s a touch of mandarin oil in there too.

All you need is a couple of drops both day and night. The lightweight formula glides onto my skin and is quickly absorbed without any fuss.  To maximise my results – because yes, there are only weeks until Christmas – I follow the Booster Treatment with the Vitamin C Moisturising Lotion. The texture is divine and is incredibly lightweight making it the perfect day-to-day moisturiser for the sultry summer months.

The new Energising Mist is the final product in the trio and it has quickly become my favourite desk companion. Formulated with an uplifting combo of vitamin C, mandarin and ylang-ylang, the Energising Mist Toner is the perfect way to instantly refresh and rejuvenate skin while you’re on the go. A day spent in an air-conditioned office tends to dry out my skin but the Energising Mist Toner quickly boosts hydration levels while the zesty scent provides the perfect mid-afternoon pick-me-up

When the warmer weather arrives I like to switch out my usual full-coverage foundation for a lighter formula or even a tinted moisturiser. Trilogy’s The pigmentation-fighting properties of vitamin C in Trilogy’s Vitamin C Booster Treatment, Moisturising Lotion and Energising Toner Mist make this easier than ever before. And thanks to vitamin C’s collagen-stimulating benefits, my skin is smoother and fine lines are less apparent. After two weeks of use, my skin appears more healthy – it’s glowing, more evenly toned and better hydrated. My complexion is festive-season ready, and I already know I’ll be turning to the Trilogy vitamin C whenever a special occasion is on the horizon. 


Trilogy Vitamin C Booster Treatment ($44.99), Trilogy Vitamin C Energising Mist Toner ($30.99), and Trilogy Vitamin C Moisturising Lotion ($52.99) are available from Life Pharmacy, Unichem, Farmers, natural beauty retailers and online at





Kowtow Launches its First Sleepwear Collection in Time for Summer

It has been a busy couple of weeks for our favourite homegrown sustainably minded fashion brand, Kowtow. Just a couple of weeks ago they revealed their second-ever swimwear collection – that you can take a look at right here – and now Kowtow is about to launch its first collection of sleepwear.

The collection consists of six styles that have been created to be mixed and matched as you please. There’s a top, singlet, shirt, shorts, pants and robe that are all made from 100 per cent fairtrade-certified organic cotton texture voile. Each piece features structural origami folds that are accentuated in a calming tidal stripe. 

Staying true to Kowtow’s philosophy and values, each garment in the new sleepwear collection  has been made in a transparent supply chain, which works with fairtrade certified farmers and manufacturers from seed to garment.

Kowtow’s new sleep collection will be available in-store and online from 26 November.