Trilogy Age Proof Replenishing Night Cream review

By xgirl | January 5 2012 | 13 Comments


I have been using Trilogy Age Proof Nutrient Plus Firming Serum for a long time now, so I’m not sure why it took me so long to try out the Replenishing Night Cream, €34.95, from the same product line. I think I had the idea that it would be a heavy-textured cream and possibly result in clogged pores, but it turns out my suspicions were unfounded. Although the cream is the type best applied by patting it in after warming in your hands, it sinks into the skin very easily, leaving it feeling velvety to the touch, but with no creamy or oily residue.

Designed to help support the skin’s regeneration process while you sleep, Replenishing Night Cream is packed with hydrating botanical ingredients like sweet almond oil, cocoa butter and evening primrose oil, as well as hyaluronic acid (marula, olive, avocado and rosehip seed oils also feature in the ingredient list). A number of additional plant extracts such as licorice, mulberry, cucumber, chamomile, aloe vera and green tea round out the antioxidant offering, all adding up to a very interesting ingredient list aimed at nourishing the skin, restoring elasticity and smoothing fine lines.

My skin is a lot drier than normal at the moment, so despite the inclusion of so many moisturising ingredients, this cream alone isn’t quite hydrating enough for me in certain areas. I am using the Nutrient Plus Firming Serum underneath, but as it isn’t a very rich or oily serum, I do find I have some dryness on my chin if I don’t alternate the Replenishing Night Cream with a more hydrating cream every so often or combine it with a richer serum.

This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I do love how smooth, soft and clear my skin is using the Replenishing Night Cream, and more so than with other more hydrating creams even when it’s relatively problem-free in general at the moment. So I’m glad it’s there as an option to use in rotation or combination with other products at the moment and more frequently when my skin is less dry than it is now. I often find that the “natural” creams suitable for sensitive skin tend to be very rich and it’s good to find one that is both lovely to use, effective and yet not overly rich so that it clogs pores on delicate skin.

If you are a fan of Trilogy’s Rosehip Seed Oil, then you would probably love this cream in combination with the oil for drier skin. Unfortunately I find the oil makes my facial skin very itchy (though it’s working exceptionally well on my ever-expanding pregnant stomach at the moment).

If you have dry skin and are looking for one cream that does it all, this may not be enough for you. But if dryness isn’t a concern, then I’d definitely recommend Replenishing Night Cream as a good night cream that is a pleasure to use and performs very well.

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13 Replies to "Trilogy Age Proof Replenishing Night Cream review"

  • Ruthie says:

    Many thanks for the review – sounds exactly what I need :-)
    Stupid question maybe – But where can Trilogy products be purchased??

  • misscosm says:

    Great, informative review! I rate this cream (and the entire range) above pretty much all others, in the botanical/natural end of the market, where I lurk. Amazing list of ingredients, could be way more expensive.
    I too use the Nutrient Serum, frequently over an oil, such as Decleor’s. That’s 3 layers, but all entirely unclaggy. I still do buy other plant based stuff just for the joy of it all, but I think Trilogy is number one with bells on. Best of all with this natural skincare is that you can mix brands, layer madly, in the knowledge that you won’t blow up the bathroom with toxic chemical reactions.
    Xgirl I too have found the rosehip oil a little uncomfortable from time to time, for no reason I could discern, and so mixed it into a bottle of Burts Bees oil serum i happened to have….much better. It is also good mixed into the cream cleanser by Trilogy..makes cleansing more of a treatment.

  • Glamazon says:

    I absolutely LOVE this cream. Have been using it for a while and I love that I don’t wake up with an oily slick on my face in the morning which most night creams tend to do. It sinks in almost immediately and I have even been using it under make up. I have also been using the Vital Moisturising Cream and hubs is using the Ultra Hydrating Cream which is really heavy duty. Love Trilogy.

  • Allison says:

    Ruthie – You can buy Trilogy products from Beauty Features and I see they sell the replenishing night cream :-)

    I love the Rosehip oil myself! :-)

  • Dewy says:

    I must have this in the bathroom about a year and a half, having bought it in Galway, it’s very nice .. every so often I remember I MUST use it, even rarer do I actually use it .. maybe this post is the impetus I need to use it EVERY night .. make it one of my 2012 resolutions!!

  • misscosm says:

    Oh la, that’s very interesting, Lorraine. I must admit organicness (??) isn’t top of my list, as long as my skin keeps improving…but false claims and so on are verboten. I shall look into this Irish range, and thanks for the tipoff. (One range I will not by buying is our own Voya, because it is so insultingly overpriced, and crap at customer relations, in my experience)

  • misscosm says:

    Oh la, that’s very interesting, Lorraine. I must admit organicness (??) isn’t top of my list, as long as my skin keeps improving…but false claims and so on are verboten. I shall look into this Irish range, and thanks for the tipoff. (One range I will not be buying is our own Voya, because it is so insultingly overpriced, and crap at customer relations, in my experience)

  • xgirl says:

    Good tip on mixing the rosehip oil into another product, misscosm – I should try that as I’ve only applied it directly to my skin before now.

  • misscosm says:

    Xgirl…I mixed the rest of the rosehip oil with the remains of my Decleor hydrating mask…into a new pot, together. That tip came from here, maybe Kirstie?
    No idea why the oil should give the odd prickling sensation…actually wondered if there was a dodgy batch produced. Also, it is much denser than some facial oils around like Clarins and Decleor, as you know…perhaps it’s just nerve endings feeling the oil being absorbed? I refuse to believe there’s anything bad going on, such a beneficial substance! x

  • misscosm says:

    Yes, I guess I am dry/ mature alright. Maybe it would indeed be a bit rich for oily skin… own concerns have always been in the other direction. I’m a rosehip oil fan forever though, because it rescued me from 3 decades of eczema misery, and started me on the petal-strewn path to botanical skincare, and all its delights. I have a sinful array of facial oils, just because they are all so gorgeous…I know darn well almond or jojoba alone would do just as well, but aren’t we a long time dead?! May as well enjoy it all now.
    BTW as it happens, only last week I emailed Trilogy a fan letter, raving about the products that have transformed my skin, and said they should look into also making a much finer oil, like the ones Decleor make, that are so fine they are barely oils at all…great for daytime use.

  • BerG says:

    Great review, am nearing the end of my RoC night cream so will have a look at this. Was wondering what to purchase next so this post was perfectly timed as this looks ideal for me.

  • BerG says:

    Ruthie: Nourish, Arnotts and most health food shops stock the Trilogy products.

  • laura says:

    If anyone’s interested,millies beauty rooms are doing a special offer on trilogy at the moment,buy any two products& get full size eye cream for free! I ordered this night cream with age proof nutrient firming serum online from them a few days ago,just had to have after reading this great review! X

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