Trilogy vs Renew Organic Rosehip Oil


Having used Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil for eight weeks now, it’s time I review the product and also let you know how this product stacks up against Renew Certified 100% Organic Rose Hip Oil which I was using end of last year.

Facts on Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil
Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil is extracted from the seeds and fruit of certified organic, wild-grown rosehips and contains a powerful blend of natural nutrients including 80% essential fatty acids (oleic, linoleic and linolenic), vitamin E and the antioxidant lycopene, all well known for their ability to promote skin repair and rejuvenation of skin cells.

This organic rosehip oil is said to be most effective as a daily moisturiser for the face and body.  On top of leaving skin feeling soft and hydrated all day long, Trilogy Rosehip Oil is supposed to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, scars, ageing skin and damaged skin.  In fact, results from the clinical assessment to test the efficacy of Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil after eight weeks of use reported skin moisture improved by up to 44%, while appearance of wrinkles reduced by up to 23% and skin smoothness improved by up to 21%.


(graphs from Trilogy’s website)

Comparison: Benefits
I only use Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil in the evening as a nourishing overnight facial.  While the clinical results on improving skin moisture and smoothness are true for me, I don’t see much of a reduction in terms of my wrinkles.  However I feel a tightness over my skin everytime I apply Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil and I always wake up in the morning with soft and supple skin.  In addition, like Renew 100% Organic Rose Hip Oil, Trilogy Rosehip Oil certainly helped to lighten new scars for me. 

Comparison: Texture
I cannot tell if Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil is finer than Renew 100% Organic Rose Hip Oil.  They both feel the same to me but when applied on the face, I would concede that Trilogy’s feels less oily and is quickly absorbed.  In fact, I could even apply moisturizer afterwards, something I wasn’t quite able to do with Renew’s. 

Perhaps the most obvious difference between the two products is the smell.  Despite the richer golden color, Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil doesn’t smell as strong as Renew Rose Hip Oil. 

Comparison: Packaging
Both use dark glass storage with a tube dispenser and so they’re similar in that respect.   However, Trilogy’s is 20ml while Renew’s is 15ml.

Let me first say that I like both products because my skin benefitted from using them.  However, in terms of product quality, I would say Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil is more superior.  If you’re into trying rosehip oil and your face is slightly oily, then I would recommend Trilogy over Renew.  Then again, do note that Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil do cost more at S$30 for the 20ml bottle. 

As a sum up, I’m giving Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil 4.5 hearts for keeping my face well nourished.  The missing half heart is for no visible reduction in wrinkles. 

In Singapore, you can find Trilogy’s range of products at Watson’s in Ngee Ann City and Raffle’s City.


  1. nicole says:

    Do you think we can just replace night cream with an essential oil ? Would it be able seal the moisture in effectively?

    nicole: I can’t answer this question as I have no experience with using essential oil on my face. At least, not in the purest form.

  2. lovelytulip says:

    Hi Ping,

    I am interested in Trilogy Pdts, do you know where i get it from? SADA Online also do carry this range, is very price better or good to get it the counter.

    Hope to hear from you again.


    lovelytulip: You did not mention where you’re based. I’m from Singapore and these products are now available at Watson’s at Ngee Ann City and Raffles City.

  3. faeryberry says:

    i am thinking of buying the trilogy as well but i am not sure if its suitable for me? i have mid 20s combination skin with enlarged pores/scars on my t zone. heard that it can cause pimples. any opinion on that? Thank you!

    fareyberry: I advice you against it. It is quite rich and maybe too much for those whose skin type is proned to pimples.

  4. Leon says:

    Hey Sesame, your reviews are always so detailed, I really enjoy reading your blog:)

    Leon: Hey, thanks for your comments! I’m glad you enjoy my rambles. ? Hey, I’ve got a proposal to write about your new online shop when it’s ready. I’ll PM or email you soon and see if you like the idea.

  5. Leon says:

    Nicole, yes you can use essential oils (mixed with carrier oil) but you have to be very careful while mixing as essential oils are very strong and some oils might irritate your skin.

    I love essential oils(specially sandalwood and frankincense )mixed with some carrier oil and trust me it works.

  6. Jennifer says:

    The claims that Trilogy is superior to Renew are a farce. Both oils are
    cold pressed and extracted using a solvent-free, heat-free process to ensure the vitamins and nutrients typically found in the oil are protected. They are both Certified Organic. The only difference between the two is Renew is sourced from Chile and Trilogy is sourced from New Zealand.

    Jennifer: You could be right but as someone who have tried both products, there is a visible difference in quality when I applied them as i pointed out. So I still can’t see them as the same.

  7. holly says:

    I bought some rose hip oil at the health food store. It is clear, with not much of a smell…maybe smells like vegtable oil. I wonder if it is really rose hip oil.

    Holly: Sounds like the rosehip oil I used. Did it say how it’s being extracted? eg. cold pressed?

  8. holly says:

    Cost was $10 for an ounce. Sound like the real thing?

    Holly: Depending on where you buy, it could be very affordable. Just check to make sure it’s cold pressed cos that’s the best.

  9. alison says:

    If the oil is clear, it means it has been refined thats all, ie filtered.
    rosehip is available refined and unrefined. Rosehip (unrefined) is golden to red in colour with very little/no smell. Buying organic oil can be a waste of money with essential & carrier oils .The grower cannot guarentee that his/her crop has not been visited by animals , birds or insects that may have been contaminated with pestisides or hazardous chemicals from another area they have previously visited.Be careful you are not paying for the name and packaging, rosehip is currently £20 a litre when bought in bulk. Ideally you should buy cold pressed pure & natural or wild crafted oil from Chile.

    Alison: The one I use which is darker in color has a stronger smell though. But I appreciate you letting me know about the organic information. It makes sense! Actually I never knew we could get unbranded rosehip oil till late and I was thinking about the same thing too – that the price we pay in the market for the branded ones is just for the marketing. Hence, I’m planning to buy rosehip oil from DIY ingredient suppliers the next time. It will save me lots! Thanks for telling me that those from Chile are preferable too.

  10. karen says:

    i wanted to ask you about your opinion about rosehip oil. in the past, it worked for me, but recently, i think it’s drying up my skin! i thought it’s supposed to be oily/rich. in fact, i suspect it’s what’s caused my latest attack of allergic reactions … (so weird) … peeling & cracking dry skin … have you come across such info? i tried googling but all i get is rosehip is supposed to be good for curing ezcema and allergies, not causing it. :p

    Karen: That’s totally odd. It’s supposed to be rich. Hmm…how long have you used it? Reason I ask is cos rosehip oil cannot be kept for very long as it will go rancid. Or anything else you may have used or consume?

  11. joey says:

    can apply ard e undereye?

    Joey: Rosehip oil is too rich for the eye area. It might cause milia seeds for some pple.

  12. joey says:

    oh thks for e info. i bought e oil. nw i wish to know.. i hav broken out in acnes recently due o hormonal imbalnace. i read on instructions it can be used to treat acnes. have any one tried it? is it true? i kinda scared the oild will make my condition worse. its really das to pop out w big painful red pimples at e age of 29… n concealors cannot hide them ?

    Joey: Rosehip is not that great for treating acne, but more for treating the scarring. Personally, I find the oil too rich for acne treatment. For oils to treat acne, I will recommend you evening primrose oil and emu oil. They make the redness subside a lot and stop inflammation although they don’t get rid of the acne completely. I think tea tree oil might have the same effect but I’ve not tried it on my acne before.

  13. joey says:

    thks so much for prompt reply. oh yes, i always see tea tree oil in oily & pimple face products. ? if theres any very effective acnes treatment cream out there pls do let me know too. thks!

  14. joey says:

    thks so much for prompt reply. oh yes, i always see tea tree oil in oily & pimple face products. ? if theres any very effective acnes treatment cream out there pls do let me know too.thk u

    Joey: Hmm…different pple will react differently to products so a bit hard to recommend. I’m also looking for an effective one cos I’ve been having some zits here and there too. Have you heard of They’re an online shop based in Singapore and I’ve used some of their stuff which I like. All are natural. They have this Out Damn Spot product which I’ve yet to try but it’s for treatment acne and spots. Maybe you want to check that out.

  15. libby says:

    i have acne and acne scars. i use trilogy to treat my scars, and it hasant made my acne worse?

  16. Giselle says:

    Been using Aubrey Organics Pure Rosehip Seed oil now for about twelve months. Amazing results on fine lines and wrinkles and also good results fading any type of scarring. I have hormonal imbalance which I remedy with Agnus Castus/Chastetree berry capsules and I’m afraid i can be prone to spots and pimples at certain times of the month, but the Rosehip Oil has never caused any skin eruptions. Today i chose to buy Trilogy Organic Rosehip Oil rather than my usual brand because i couldn’t get to order from my regular online store and happened to find Trilogy Rosehip on the shelf of my local health store (Holland and Barratt in the UK). Not sure if i can expect the same amazing results and suitability but let’s see, shall we?
    I totally recommend Rosehip Oil as a daily moisturiser. I cannot use moisturising creams as i have highly sensitive and rosacea prone skin. Rosehip is very good for Rosacea skin too!
    The other oil i would recommend especially for those with oily/acne prone skin is Jojoba Oil. It has an lovely texture, like a liquid wax really that is beautifully absorbed by the skin since it is the closest to our skin’s natural oil, sebum.
    Best of health to all!

  17. sesame says:

    I do like Rosehip oil. Currently, use a blend of oil that contains this oil too. Very wonderful! Where did you get the Aubrey Organics Pure Rosehip Seed Oil? From a local online store or overseas?

    I find Jojoba oil too oily for my skin. Can’t use it alone. Prefer if it’s a mix with other oils.

  18. Carrie says:

    Hi Sesame,
    This is a really helpful review!! Though I have to admit that I was really nervous when I saw the title of this entry as I have been using Renew Certified Organic Rosehip Oil and have just bought the one from Triloy online (which is supposed to be delivered today), just hoping that I have made the right decision to switch to a new product. Was certainly relieved when you considered Trilogy is superior than Renew, so couldn’t wait to try it out tonight. Hope it works (or works better) on my skin as I do acknowledge various results due to individual differences.

  19. sesame says:

    Well, it also depends on skin type. Both worked well for me but Trilogy came across better. I hope you’ll have success with it. ?

  20. Liy says:

    Heys. I just discovered this website! Omg. Im not being directed to and its very frustrating to just read reviews and not purchase em. Help? Any other alternative to obtain trilogy rose hip oil? Im based in singapore.

  21. sesame says:

    Yours-essentially has stopped operation and it seems another online store no longer sells some of these products. Trilogy is available in Watsons at Takashimaya although I can’t confirm if they still carry it now.

  22. Pam says:


    i’ve been to watson’s in taka and ion and they both dont carry trilogy anymore, i believe i heard the other SA say it has been pulled out. it’s so sad since i’ve been meaning to try this rose hip oil due to may pimple scar wont fade, its been almost a year and its very unpleasant sight on my face, concealer cant even cover it.

  23. sesame says:

    Well, Renew and A’kin offers rosehip oils too. But otherwise, try some of my DIY recipes. They do help.

  24. Paula says:

    I have the same probelms as Karens comment in March 2009, i have only been using trilogy rose hip oil for 10 days, a new bottle, and my skin is drying out and alot worse than when i started?? Why? Help?

  25. Angel says:


    If I am using RHO and Hada Labo SHA lotion, when should I apply RHO, or can I mix them?

    My current skincare regimen is Cleanse > SKII toner (optional sometimes) > SKII FTE > SHA lotion > moisturizer (optional sometimes).

    So should I apply RHO before or after the lotion? Thanks so much!

  26. Sesame says:

    Which is of a thinner consistency? You should use those with thinner consistency first and the thicker ones later. But if you use the lotion, you don’t need the SKII toner really.

  27. Angel says:

    I think SHA lotion need to go first then because RHO take longer to absorb. But to prevent using too rich, I try to just put on SKII FTE and then SHA Lotion in the late evening and only applying RHO just before sleep.

    The SHA lotion doesnt help in cleaning leftover impurities hence, I sometimes use the SKII toner to do the job. I cant use it all the time after realizing my skin had turned kind of sensitive after few months of using the toner :/

  28. Sesame says:

    I see…I hadn’t realized about the absorption rate. What cleanser are you using that it can’t help to cleanse all the impurities? Do you double cleanse?

  29. Elaine says:

    I heard of this product called La Clinica organic Skincare, they have rosehip oil too. I wonder if this rosehip oil is similar to Trilogy or Renew

  30. Sesame says:

    I suppose it depends on where they source and how they process the oil.

  31. Puspa Anggraini says:

    Hai.. im Puspa from Indonesia, i wanna ask you about this product ” Rose Hip Oil “, you have a some store at singapore? and how the price if i want to but this product, please help me for these Information because i worry about my keloid and some of my scar .. im waiting for your reply soon. Xoxo

  32. Sesame says:

    You can check out Watsons under the brand Renew. Think it cost around S$20.

  33. Arielle says:

    Sukin is quite similar to Renew too! I’ve used both of their rose hip oil! gonna try out trilogy soon, so many good raved. ?

  34. Shona says:

    For Rosehip, I go for organic and, bought one premium on my recent trip to UK. kind of alternate the argan and the Rosehip. I prefer to use oils at night as I sleep in AC the day I use cream moisturizers, or serums mostly.

    I’m using organic argan oil now from It really helps with scars too! I like it coz I can also use it as a hair treatment, and makes my hair really soft,

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