Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+
I have been a long time user of Trilogy Rosehip Oil and I believe that I will continue to use Trilogy Rosehip Oil well into my old age. During the past 12 months, I switched to Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ and am very impressed. It has a light, flowing consistency and does not sit on the top of my skin. There is minimal scent, which I like, and my skin does not look shiny and greasy. The colour is rich and golden and it simply looks healthy!
My one complaint with this product is the price. It is on the pricey side at around $30 AUD for 30ml. I know that this doesn't sound too much...but if you use Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ as much as me...then it does add up!!
Rosehip Oil, unlike many other skincare products on the market, does have some reputable studies to back up its efficacy and skin benefits.
Rosa Canina (rosehip) seed oil, Solanum lycopersicum (tomato) seed oil (and) caprylic/capric triglyceride (and) vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil (and) helianthus annuus seed oil (and) tocopherol, Lycopene, Euterpe oleracea fruit oil, Avena sativa kernel extract
In December 1988, two researchers Dr Bertha Pareja, Principal Professor, Faculty of Pharmacology and Biochemistry, University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru, and Dr. Horst Kehl, School of Pharmacology University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, conducted a two year study of rosehip oil on a statistically significant sample size of 180 patients with surgical, traumatic and burn scars, as well as to a group suffering from premature aging of the skin. Their published findings can be found in; Kehl, Horst, and Bertha Pereja."Contributions to Identification and Application of Active Components Contained in Rosa Aff." (1988)i.
The results obtained by Perega and Horst revealed that the continuous application of rosehip oil effectively attenuated scars and wrinkles, helped to halt the advancement of premature aging, and restored the natural colour and tone to the skin.1
It was first thought that the ability of rosehip oil to aid in skin regeneration was due to its high content of unsaturated essential fatty acids. These acids are important for healthy skin, especially when consumed in a healthy and balanced diet as they make up the components of cell membranes, and are precursors for prostaglandins. However, Drs. Pareja and Kehl, identified trans-retinoic acid (a precursor to tretanoin) as the component in rosehip oil that was responsible for the excellent results in this study.
In a different study, specifically researching the benefits of topical trans-retinoic acid on melanogenisis, (the production of melanin in the skin), it was found that trans-retinoic acid did not have a significant effect. "The results suggested that RA [does not have] direct inhibitory effects on melanogenesis of melanocytes", however, it was found to "[promote]... keratinocytes proliferation and acceleration of epidermal turnover".2
These results support the previous 1988 work of Drs. Parega and Kehls. and reveal that rosehip oil may assist skin cells to renew themselves via increase epidermal turnover.
In addition to Rosehip Oil, Trilogy Antioxidant+ contains two other important and powerful anti-oxidants, namely, phyosterols and lycopene.
“Phytosterols, also referred to as plant sterols, are common plant and vegetable constituents, and are therefore normal components of the human diet. They are structurally related to cholesterol, but differ from cholesterol in the structure of the side chain. Phytosterols are isolated from vegetable oils, such as soy bean oil".3
In their free or esterified form, phytosterols are added to foods for their capacity to reduce the absorption of cholesterol in the gut and thereby lower blood cholesterol levels. Soy phytosterols are widely used in the cosmetics field as active ingredients in creams and lipsticks. In addition, they deserve an important place among nutra-cosmeceuticals; in fact, after their absorption from the diet they are transferred from the plasma to the skin, playing an important role in the constitution of skin surface lipids.4
Phytosterols and their esters are well tolerated by the skin and exhibit a strong anti-inflammatory effect. In several clinical studies, phytosterols showed remarkable effects for skin health in the following areas:
- Recovery of skin barrier function
- Improved skin elasticity
- Increased collagen and hyaluronic acid production 5
Another ingredient that sets this oil apart is Lycopene. Lycopene belongs to a general group of more than 600 fat-soluble plant compounds known as carotenoids.7,8 Lycopene is classified as a carotene, which gives many fruits and vegetables their bright yellow, red, and orange colour. Aside from performing vital functions during photosynthesis, carotenes are also important free radical scavengers that protect the organism from overexposure to damaging UV-light. Lycopene's antioxidant and UV-blocking capabilities make it a valuable ingredient in the battle against aging skin.
The fat soluble nature and small molecule size of this powerful plant nutrient make it easily absorbed when applied topically in a cream or lotion. Because lycopene is especially effective in tissues with high fat content, the lipid-rich environment of the skin provides a very receptive target for its potent anti-aging benefits.
Lycopene supports your body’s natural defenses against the visible signs of UV radiation, oxidative stress, and premature aging by coordinating skin cell behaviour and improving the operation of “gap junctions,”9 which are unique channels that connect one cell to the next to facilitate communication and the passing of molecules and ions between cells.10 11
Lycopene helps to promote normal antioxidant activity and is a potent scavenger of the free radicals that contribute to skin aging.12 It helps to strengthen the skin's collagen and inhibit the activity of enzymes involved in the destruction of collagen13, ease inflammation, promote cell renewal and aid in protecting DNA from UVB exposure.14
Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ is a valuable addition to your skin-health routine.
I say skin-health as I believe that we are often too focussed on notions of beauty, rather than what is actually healthy and beneficial to our skin.
Healthy skin, no matter what your age is beautiful skin, and I will continue to use this product as I know that it is healthy and not detrimental to my skin.
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I would like to add that this is not a sponsored review and I receive no renumeration from Trilogy.