We gals do a lot of things in the name of “beauty,” don’t we? I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, honestly. For some of us it’s makeup, or an extreme love for accessories, clothing, hair care, shoes, etc. etc. etc. – the list goes on and on. For me though? It’s skincare. I do love makeup but more times than not I choose to sport the “fresh face,” going mostly makeup free, especially on weekdays. Most mornings I apply moisturizer with sunscreen, under eye concealer, and lipstick or chapstick and call it a day.
Over the years I have found a few favorite cleansers, moisturizers, anti-wrinkle creams and serums, but I’m always curious about ones I’ve yet to try… and yet also very cautious about trying just anything that’s been posted on social media. I have very sensitive skin and I believe that when you find a skincare routine that works for you, why stray from it? Well, I recently strayed… and was reminded once again that ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’
For those of you not familiar with the skin benefits of Retinol, it really is an amazing ingredient. Retinol encourages skin cell turnover which can decrease fine lines, even skin color, improve skin texture, and stimulate collagen production of the skin. I am a big fan of nighttime products containing the ingredient Retinol, so when I came across the 5 star reviews of Trilane Retinol+Vitamin C, I had to try it.
Unfortunately, I was not a fan of this product. After even one night of applying it to my face, I woke up the next morning to many breakouts. I rarely suffer from a breakout, not to mention an entire face full of them, so I knew my skin was not getting along well with this newly tried Trilane. I wanted to love this stuff so much, mostly because of the positive reviews and the idea of how the combination of ingredients could benefit my skin, but it just did not work for me. I told myself I’d continue to use it for a straight week, to really give it a fair shot, but after three nights of trial and more breakouts the following days, my skin just couldn’t take it any longer. I also could not get used to the consistency – oil. It was messy, difficult to really soak into the skin, and I swear I could feel my pores clogging the minute I put this stuff on (which is the complete opposite thing Retinol is supposed to do for your skin). Such a bummer!!
The price of Trilane Retinol+Vitamin C is a hefty one, in my opinion. Currently listed on Amazon for $42.53, the actual list price is closer to $50. For me, that’s a lot of money spent on a moisturizer, especially if it’s a product you’ve yet to try. The good thing about it being an oil though is the fact that it does go a long way. Literally one, maybe two drops is plenty for target spots like your forehead and depending on your skin, I think two to three drops could cover your entire face.
I don’t think you need to spend a lot of money to find great skincare products, and yet if you find one that works for you – perhaps it’s worth it. My skincare routine is a mix of both “top of the line” pricey products, as well as the cheap drugstore products. Over the years I’ve found what works for me and while I may try something new every now and then, I’m happy to stick with my routine until something about my skin changes and it’s time for me to explore again.
So what about you? Do you have a skincare routine you’ve stuck closely to over the years or do you like to try new products? Have you had luck with Trilane or the Retinol ingredient in general? If you HAVE had luck with oil-based moisturizers and would like to try Trilane Retinol+Vitamin C, you can currently get 20% off your order by using the code: SAVE9876.
Check back this Saturday as I share my skincare routine and the products that have worked for me!
Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Post. Brand Backer provided me with a 1 fl. oz. bottle of Trilane Retinol+Vitamin C in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.