In case you weren’t aware, I spend a lot of time on Twitter. My tweets are an even split of makeup talk, interesting articles, self-deprecating observations and retweets. Very occasionally, I say something funny. I guess I should say funny things more often, because sometimes it pays out in free skincare. Trilogy sent me some products I’d been wanting to try to say thanks for keeping them entertained in the office. Isn’t that amazing?
To be honest, this tweet is really awkwardly phrased and could have been executed much better if I hadn’t been composing it while dodging shoppers on Lambton Quay and trying to get something down before my phone died. I’m making excuses here but look at the stats, it’s not even that successful of a tweet! I did way better when I thought I saw a girl with a cheese pizza print skirt (sadly it was just a very red and yellow floral).
The lovely team at Trilogy appreciated my humour, though, and very kindly sent me their hydrating mist and blemish control gel as a gesture of thanks. These were both products I’d had my eye on for a while but hadn’t quite brought myself to purchase yet.
The Hydrating Mist Toner is a facial water in spray form. I suppose it is technically a toner, but it’s a very mild one as it is largely rosewater with aloe and lavender. I actually haven’t been using a toner lately because I am lazy and went off the witch hazel I had been using because it has alcohol in it.
This Trilogy toner is alcohol-free, however, and it is very refreshing. I’ll tell you how I use it, and in doing so admit to the reason why I don’t have time for breakfast in the mornings. It goes like this: I get up, get in the shower and wash my face. I then get back into bed and sleep for another 20 minutes while Callum is in the bathroom. When I wake up again, my skin feels tight and a spray of this toner wakes me up and rehydrates my skin before I apply moisturiser and get into my makeup routine. I know, it’s terrible! Don’t hate, I like sleeping.
The Blemish Control Gel is great because it doesn’t sacrifice functionality for being natural. It contains salicylic acid as well as natural antibacterials like lemongrass and ginger. The label warns that it may cause skin flaking but this has never happened to me – I have very oily skin though, so your mileage may vary. I use this at night anyway, and it’s gentle enough that I can smooth a layer across most of my face without worrying about any harsh side effects.
The moral of this story is to get Twitter, follow me and Harriet, and go forth and be funny. Tweet at me at 7.40 am, telling me to get the fuck out of bed and treat my skin better. And buy these Trilogy products too, if you like. I like them.