Trilogy Mineral Radiance Mask - review


You may remember that this mask was on my Project Pan list, so I've been using it at least twice a week for the past month, and for the month before that I was using it once weekly.

Unfortunately the whole process has been a waste of time because it doesn't do anything for me, and after using it one last time yesterday, I've decided to send it to the body care section and use it as a body mask in order to get through it: life's too short.

Funnily enough, though, it's had some good reviews (see eg beautyheaven), so it sounds as though it works for some, but it just doesn't gel with my skin. More on that below.

Trilogy claims/product details:

  • Energise, purify and deeply cleanse with rosehip, kaolin and pohutukawa
  • Mineral-rich kaolin clay delivers instant radiance with a deep cleansing action
  • Native New Zealand pohutukawa extract helps tone and regenerate while emollient oils rosehip and evening primrose nourish and hydrate
  • A creamy clay mask that's formulated to draw out impurities and absorb excess sebum
  • Delivers instant radiance and a thorough cleanse, while promoting uniform skintone and improved circulation
  • A combination of evening primrose and certified organic rosehip oil help to nourish and soothe, while other botanical extracts tone and regenerate
  • RRP $31.95 AUD for 60ml, but do shop around (I bought mine at half price)

There's what it looks like below:


This mask doesn't do anything for me, although I've seen quite a few people say they really love it - so it obviously works for some, it just doesn't work for me.

It's a grey clay mask that smells herbal and earthy. It has a smooth texture and it spreads well so you don't need much each time, and it dries down like a standard mud mask so you'll know when it's time to wash it off.

One good thing about this product is that it's not uncomfortable on my dry skin as it dries down. So many mud masks make my skin feel tight and awful as they dry, but this one doesn't so that's a plus.

The other thing I like about it is that it doesn't leave my skin feeling dry and parched after use. I've managed to use four or five mud masks this year that have not only failed to work for me, but have also left my skin feeling stripped and awful after use. This one doesn't: another plus.

Unfortunately, though, that's where the good things end. It just doesn't do anything for me - it doesn't resurface, it doesn't hydrate, it doesn't detoxify and it doesn't cleanse - which means there's no real point in me using it. 

And while I'll use a dud cleanser until it's gone because it only takes a couple of minutes to apply, a face mask takes out at least twenty minutes from my day - so if it's not working, then I don't want to spend time on it.

On the claims: no I don't think this energises, purifies or deeply cleanses the skin; no I don't think it delivers instant radiance; no I don't think it nourishes or hydrates; no I don't think it helps tone or regenerate; and no I don't think it promotes uniform skintone or improved circulation. It doesn't draw out impurities either.

Overall I don't like this mask and I don't recommend it. While I don't think it's terrible and I'm glad it works for some, it doesn't do anything positive for my skin and life's too short to spend time on masks that don't deliver. Still, it doesn't strip my skin or dry it out, so it's not all bad.

Not for me.

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