Say hello to our Environmental Skin Care Collection

Did you know that most of what people consider aging is really years of sun and environmental damage to the skin? We associate fine lines and wrinkles with aging, but sun exposure and other environmental factors play a significant role in their development and how early they appear. Luckily, Trilogy Laboratories has created an Environmental Skin Care Collection to help protect your clients’ skin from sun damage and repair environmental damage. Below are some of the incredible products in our collection:

Mineral Defense Powder

This lightweight, dry, brush-on mineral sunscreen contains tiny micro-particles of zinc and titanium to form a protective barrier between skin and the sun. Its easy-to-use brush applicator makes it perfect to carry in a purse, golf or athletic bag. It contains Niacinamide, a powerful antioxidant that calms inflammation, inhibits skin pigmentation, boosts collagen production and repairs fine lines and wrinkles, as well as vitamin C to strengthen and brighten the skin. This mineral defense powder is ideal for all skin types!

SunGuard SPF

Our SPF 30 sunblock is an oil-free, natural barrier protection cream that uses no chemical sunscreen. It is formulated with micronized zinc oxide for broad-spectrum filtering (UVA and UVB). Mild barrier protection can be used after any strong skin treatment with no worries of burning or irritation, especially around the eyes. Our no-oil formula leaves skin smooth without greasy residue and, not to mention, it’s rich in natural botanicals for ultimate protection and skin nutrition. This all-natural sunscreen is powerful yet gentle enough to be used on even the most sensitive skin types while still offering exceptional anti-aging sun protection.

In addition to formulating products that protect a variety of skin types, all of Trilogy Laboratories sunscreen options are safe for the environment and coral reefs! Key West, Florida recently passed a law prohibiting certain sunscreen ingredients in order to protect coral reefs, and now all products have to be environmentally friendly and safe for coral reefs.

The sun and other environmental factors are wreaking havoc on your clients’ skin, but with Trilogy’s Environmental Collection we’re able to stop future sun damage and repair existing damage while being kind to the environment. Sounds like a win-win-win to us! Click here for more information on our Environmental Collection.

Sculpting products for everyBODY

People of all ages want to get the body of their dreams. Stubborn fat, cellulite and sagging skin are common struggles for many of us despite calorie counting, plenty of time at the gym and regular spa visits. Fortunately, there are procedures and topical products that can help your clients achieve the look they’ve always wanted. Trilogy has developed products using key ingredients to help your clients get the body they have always desired.

Body Sculpting Lotion

Our Body Sculpting Lotion actively works to reduce the appearance of cellulite, tone and sculpt areas that need a smoother and firmer appearance as well as provide prolonged preventive care. This product is on the cutting edge of natural-based adipose management for cellulite, fat reduction, and saggy skin tone. The advanced biotech ingredients are built for long-term tissue restoration and prevention of the appearance of aging and can be particularly effective when combined with physical activity. The active ingredient ActiGym, a bacillus and soybean ferment derived from marine sponge, mimics the effect of endurance and exercise training by increasing adiponectin release and enhancing mitochondrial activity. It improves body tone and redefines the silhouette by reducing abdomen and thigh contour, arm sagginess, and decreasing body weight. How great is that? ActiGym works hand in hand with another ingredient in this lotion, Nocturshape, which takes advantage of the circadian rhythms and targets fat cells. This helps reduce thigh contour and smooth the skin making an improvement of cellulite appearance. The third active ingredient, Symfit, a Bobgunnia Madagascariensis wood extract, aids in reducing the appearance of cellulite. All three of these ingredients work cohesively to leave your skin more toned and reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Body Sculpting Oil

Our Body Sculpting Oil is uniquely formulated with a new generation of squalene and squalene oils with added plant sterols that fill in the deficits of fatty acid and ceramides lost while aging. Combining squalene’s ability to retain moisture with plant sterols will improve your clients skin texture, leaving a healthier more youthful appearance. In addition, the oil activates the fat-burning mechanisms of adipose tissue to reduce excess fat and remodel your figure. This product will immediately hydrate your skin, leaving you with a healthier, firmer and more balanced appearance all while reducing fat. And you don’t have to take our word for it. There is clinical data that proves the effectiveness of these ingredients!

The best part about these products is that you can use them in combination with a procedure, like CoolsculptingTM, or your regular gym routine to achieve a firm, smooth, sculpted body. Your clients are going to love the results! If you’re interested in learning more about our body sculpting products or any of our amazing product lines, fill out this form for more information.

Our not-so-secret ingredients for plump lips!

Full, luscious lips are all the rage right now! Everyone wants them, and there are plenty of options to help get the look. Lip injections aren’t the only way to achieve plumper-looking lips. There are lots of lip plumping glosses and treatments on the market, so be sure to keep an eye out for products containing these ingredients:

Mild irritants

Some lip plumping products contain mild irritant ingredients such as capsicum from chili peppers, cinnamon, peppermint and menthol. These ingredients temporarily swell lips by increasing blood flow to the surface for a fuller appearance. The majority of lip plumpers on the market incorporate one or several of these ingredients to effectively irritate the lips. The enhanced blood flow to the lip area, prompted by the irritation, is what makes the lips appear fuller and more voluminous.

Bee Venom

There are some lip glosses out there that create a similar reaction in your lips using bee venom. Yep, that’s right! You read that correctly — bee venom. Some lip plumpers contain this ingredient to trick your skin into thinking it has been stung, creating a swelling effect when applied topically. This stimulates the production of the naturally occurring chemicals collagen and elastin thereby creating a tightening and smoothing effect. We don’t recommend using products that contain bee venom if you have sensitive skin or a history of bee sting allergies.

Peptides and Collagen

Other plumpers are designed to be used to achieve long-term results. They use peptides such as tripeptide-38 or palmitoyl oligopeptide as a way to trigger collagen and elastin production in lips. Other plumpers contain collagen itself in tiny molecules called microspheres that get into the lip and absorb moisture from the body, resulting in plumping. Even other ingredients used in plumpers increase the number and size of adipocytes (fat cells) to stimulate the plumping of lips.

Moisturizers

We all love moist lips. Hyaluronic acid is a moisturizing humectant that is naturally found in skin, connective tissue and nearly everywhere else in the body. Not only can it hold one thousand times its weight in water, but it moisturizes and plumps the skin making it an ideal ingredient for skin care products. When applied topically on your lips, hyaluronic acid gives the appearance of fuller, plumper lips by hydrating the surface. Other moisturizing agents used in plumpers include oils, like jojoba and avocado oil, ceramides and butters, like shea and mango butter.

Now that you know the different ingredients to look for in your lip plumpers, be sure to keep an eye out for Trilogy’s lip plumping products! We are currently working on a nighttime lip treatment, a daily lip moisturizing product with SPF and a lip gloss that has plumping abilities.

The 2018 Farm Bill passed! Now What?

In some of our more recent blogs, we’ve discussed the benefits of hemp oil and CBD for your skin but now with the passing of the Farm Bill, everyone will be able to reap the amazing qualities that hemp-derived CBD has to offer! The passage of the Farm Bill could potentially affect everything from your morning coffee to your skin care regimen because it sets the stage for CBD to go big-time with a new wave of products.

So, you might be asking yourself, “What does the 2018 Farm Bill say about hemp, exactly”? First things first, it’s important to differentiate industrial hemp – the plant that’s addressed in the Farm Bill – from the one that typically comes to mind, which is marijuana. Although both are varieties of the cannabis plant, industrial hemp contains less than 0.3 percent THC, while marijuana is cannabis with 0.3 percent of THC or more.

Since the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill, only certain farmers were allowed to cultivate industrial hemp as part of a pilot program – one with a lot of rules and restrictions as to how much hemp could be produced and why. That’s one of the reasons we’ve started to see so many beauty and wellness products containing cannabidiol (CBD, the non-hallucinogenic form derived from the cannabis family) as well as hemp seed oil enter the market over the past couple of years. Hemp officially was lumped in with marijuana in terms of its regulation – meaning it was what’s called a Schedule 1 drug, which requires a prescription and is highly regulated.

The passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, however, brings that pilot phase to an end, allowing industrial hemp to be grown more freely nationwide. This gives manufacturers the opportunity to experiment with hemp-derived CBD oil and incorporate them into their skincare products. Trilogy Laboratories is currently developing skincare products containing hemp-derived ingredients and we are loving the results! To learn more about how CBD and hemp oil can help your skin, check out our blog on the incredible skincare benefits of hemp oil and CBD. Be sure to keep an eye out for Trilogy Laboratories’ private label and branded CBD skincare products so you and your clients can experience all the wonderful benefits!