Cult beauty buy: Trilogy Vitamin C Booster Treatment

India Tarasin is always on the lookout for new skincare, and Trilogy's latest product was too hard to resist. 

As a skincare junkie, I'm guilty of stocking up on too many products and using them in slow rotation. So, when I heard that Trilogy's new Vitamin C Booster Treatment serum was to be used in two weeks, I was intrigued. 

Upon opening the front cover, I see a six-step instruction on how to activate the serum by firmly pushing down on the chunky black lid, shake vigorously and wait a few moments for the powder to be fully mixed with the liquid. It feels like a science experiment, and it's exciting. 

I push down on the lid (with two hands!) and out releases the cloud-like Vitamin C powder, floating into the hyaluronic acid concentrate with rosehip, daisy and mandarin. After mixing well, I exchange the black lid with the pipette dropper provided and apply the first drop to my face. This was just the beginning. 

What it's all about

This tiny vial of pale, golden serum is to be used twice a day, morning and night. Applying to the face, neck and decolletage, this little beauty was created for brightening and clarifying skin thanks to its main ingredient - Vitamin C. While there are other products that use Vitamin C as their activating ingredient, other ingredients can dilute the natural strength, which isn't the case here. As the Trilogy brand prides itself on its natural ethos, the serum is pure and powerful. It's also why the serum is designed to be used within a timeframe, as once its exposed, the potency begins to deteriorate. It's your very own portable direct source. 

What's in it

While Vitamin C may be the hero of this product, it's not a solo act. The Vitamin C powder is released into the vial of hyaluronic acid, with daisy extract and mandarin oil.

Daisy extract is rich in antioxidants, which illuminates the skin and reduces pigmenation and age spots. Hyaluronic acid, commonly mistaken as a harsh ingredient, is full of hydration, promising to plump and smooth skin. For the subtle scent, the cold-pressed mandarin oil offers a sweet, fresh aroma that makes the application all the more soothing.

With these combined ingredients, the Vitamin C is allowed to flourish. Packed with antioxidants, Vitamin C stimulates collagen and reduces the signs of ageing by repairing skin damage from free radicals and the sun. 

The verdict

While this little vial will only last two to four weeks, it's your secret weapon. Although I only applied at night, my skin became visibly brighter in just a few days. I always look a bit puffy in the mornings, but this serum had reduced the dull bags under my eyes and tightened my skin. The fast-drying formula feels silky to apply, and just a few drops covers my entire face, neck and decolletage. The fresh scent alerts my senses and I do feel more energised, as a whole.

While I probably wouldn't apply it in the morning before clogging my pores with a primer and make up, the no-fuss nature of this little gem makes an easy addition to the skin care routine or on its own, as a quick and punchy brightening serum. 

Vitamin C Booster Treatment is available from Trilogy.com

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