[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] I keep getting caught out with the ‘looks a bit boring’ thing and putting products like this one to the back of the queue in favour of more exciting things. Yet again, my mistake. I just made assumptions based on packaging and have missed a treat.
Much to my surprise, the cream contains a tiny tot of mica so that your freshly moisturised skin looks a little more gleamy than it might ordinarily. Initial feel on the skin is very silky – an immediate velvetising effect – and it lasts the day, more or less. Although it’s cited for dry skin, you don’t need to read that as very dry – I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t think their body skin isn’t a bit on the dry side so its really for everyone and anyone. At £15.50 HERE, non affiliate HERE and with rosehip and manuka honey as key ingredients, it feels an upgrade from your day to day body moisturiser but my goodness, it needs a make-over! If you look apologetic, people will take you for exactly that – I kept this around for weeks before I even tried it which doesn’t bode well for it being picked off the shelf. I’ve looked back and when they introduced their Everything Balm in 2014 it came in a beautiful pot alive with colourful flowers which I was instantly drawn to. The cream does have a fragrance, but for the life of me I can’t work out what it is – kind of soapy and clean.
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I think Trilogy is a great Kiwi line, used to enjoy shopping,for it at Auckland airport back in the good old days! Don’t often see it here in the UK.
I think you’re right – was looking at (my) past reviews and everything is very pleasant – but needs a make over imho 🙂
Why are we so programmed to judge by the packaging? Isn’t it what’s inside that’s the important thing? A good review of a product (within my budget) is what persuades me to try something new. It annoys me when I see reviews where the main selling point of a product is ‘it looks good on my bathroom shelf’. Reminds me of the Ratners saga where Gerald Ratner admitted that they sold rubbish jewellery but the boxes were weighty and looked luxe. Sorry rant over!
I hear you – but I think it’s important that the outer cover represents the inner – this is just such a mis-match on that count. It’s not so much about how shelf worthy it is but that the consumer has a general idea of what’s inside. For example, is there anything about that tube that would make you realise that it’s a better than average moisturiser? Or that it contains mica so you get a subtle skin sparkle? Packaging matters – it doesn’t have to be sophisticated, luxurious, wasteful – those things aren’t necessary but I personally like to have some sort of visual indication of the product inside. Thanks for your views – always welcome xx
I love Trilogy bodycare, but it’s sadly so overlooked! Their body wash smells wonderful and they make the best body oil in my opinion, the ingredients are simple but it’s the perfect balance!