I’m telling you, Softening Lotions are a thing! Here’s the latest newcomer in the extra step to your beauty routine – Trilogy Softening Lotion. And, it’s a lovely, lovely lotion.
As a reminder, softening lotions are another step in your skin care routine to be used after cleansing and toning (if you use a toner) and before moisturiser. I swear that UK beauty brands are trying to get us into the famous eight-step routine of the Japanese (although I am informed that it isn’t, in reality, adhered to as religiously as we might be led to believe) but I’m absolutely game if the products are as beautiful as this one.
Trilogy Age Proof Hydra-Tone Softening Lotion is in a gel-lotion formula which I like a lot, containing plant derived hyaluronic acid (which I like a lot!) and is non-astrigent. So, if you think of the older style toners, part of their remit was to ‘tone’ the skin and this was achieved by using alcohol which felt as though it was tightening the skin. I’ve just been looking in a beauty forum at a thread on toners and it seems that they are one of the biggest mysteries in beauty world, but one that we’ve just always gone along with without asking the questions. Apart from mopping up any excess makeup that your cleanser has missed, which the Trilogy Softening Lotion will also do, there’s is no real skincare purpose to them as far as I can tell. So, you may want to ditch toner entirely and use an Essence or a Softening Lotion instead so that you get the extra clean up but with hydrating and softening properties. Just sweep it over cleansed skin, and your complexion will feel instantly softer.
Trilogy Softening Lotion launches in October for £19.50 – if you haven’t begun your foray into Essences and Softeners, this is as good a place as I can think of to start.
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That sounds amazing, I can’t wait to try it! I full embrace as many steps as possible in my skincare routine as I love the indulgence of it all 🙂
For me, I like to remove my make-up as soon as I get home and let my skin breath, but as I have combination skin I can’t just remove make-up and leave it as my face then goes very tight and dry, so I cleanse, use a moisturising toner and then my skin is fine until I’m ready for bed when I’ll apply treatments and moisturisers. I’m a bit toner obsessed though xx
I think Ms Hirons would be able to tell you what a toner does! She recommends two!
Interesting. I don’t use a toner as I’ve never found one that I really like, they are either too drying or not feel like they do anything at all. Yes the extra steps are getting insane now, I don’t have a lot of time with a newborn baby! Love Trilogy range so I will be wanting to give this a go for sure.
I was never fussed with toner until I found the liz Earle skin tonic in spritz form… I use some on cotton wool to tone then have a good old spray. It’s just so refreshing and not at all drying or tightening
I’ve not heard about softeners – but this sounds lovely!
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I grew up partly in Japan and partly in the West. The first time I ever heard of the amazing million-step skin care system that Japanese women do was in the UK. Most of my Japanese friends use a flannel with cleanser (now poshly named the hot cloth method) and then some moisturiser. Though quite a few of my Japanese friends just use a cleansing wipe because they’re so tired after a long day at work…..
Great post. It sounds great
I agree the liz earl skin tonic is my holy grail I love it, leave it in the fridge and it feels even better on the skin!! I’m defo excited for this product though, it sounds so divine 🙂