Antipodes products have been a staple in my skincare routine since my friend Heidi recommended their Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream, which I immediately bought as her skin looks flawless, and I also picked up the Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream to go with it.
I love the idea of natural and organic products and I have been reading more and more about products from countries like New Zealand and Australia taking over the skincare scene because of high quality ingredients. I recently published a post on organic skincare and what it's all about - we know it's good for our skin, but why? Give it a read and I'm sure you'll soon enough be with me on the thought that organic is actually the way to go.
I have been struggling to find cleansers for my skin, as I have problem skin which blemishes regularly I love to use scrubs as they really penetrate through all the sebum and grime leaving me with a clear and smooth complexion. But we all know that we should be using a scrub once, or twice, a week so I have been told off by beauticians several times that I need to stop scrubbing near enough every day as that can make my skin produce excess oil and make it worse. But sometimes a milky smooth cleanser just won't do! It was then I found the Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanser - an organic cleanser which leaves skin feeling deeply cleansed and fresh. It is made to soften and moisture your skin - it works wonders! My skin felt really smooth and nourished after I used this cleanser, it was very gentle on my skin even when I had a couple of pimples. The ingredients include cacao butter, soothing oils and Vinanza Grape antioxidant from NZ's sauvignon blanc grape seeds (no wonder I like it, wino!). I really like this cleanser because it doesn't dry out the skin at all which is a worry sometimes when picking new products to try.
After cleansing, I use a toner (in the mornings I just use a toner to refresh and cleanse) and I have been loving Antipodes Ananda Antioxidant-Rich Gentle Toner which helps stressed skin to calm. It has a blend of natural minerals, extracts of raspberry seed, aloe vera and mamaku black fern. I mean, if you don't want that on your skin - then there's no way to please you! This toner is also certified organic with 100% natural ingredients and 77% organically grown ingredients, whilst being suitable for irritated and sun-damaged as well as sensitive skin.
Once or twice a week I like to use a hydrating and cleansing face mask to give my skin a little boost - my favourite is the Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey face mask (read my full review here). It gently cleanses my skin, whilst hydrating and nourishing it with the wonderful benefits of Manuka honey.
I have been using the Antipodes daily moisturisers for some months now (read the review for the day cream here, and the night cream here) and I absolutely love them. Plus they last for absolute ages as a little of this product goes a long way! So, I wanted to explore the Antipodes range even further and complete my daily skincare ritual - that's when I found out that they have an antioxidant super fruit serum called Worship (read my full review here). Serums are very important to use in your daily routine as they help your moisturiser sink into the skin and distribute evenly. I cannot imagine not using a serum now, especially Worship, as they really do make a difference to your skin. Worship is also certified organic, which means over 70% of its ingredients have been grown organically, without any nasties. So, the super fruits used in this serum really are super!
In case you haven't guessed, I'm a huge fan of the brand and truly believe in their products. They smell amazing, they feel amazing and most of them are organic certified, as well as being all natural. Yes, they are priced higher than what you will usually find in drugstores - but you are investing in your skin which if anything is what you should be investing into. I am totally up for paying a premium price for a product which will bring you quality, results and is enjoyable to use.
*Some of the products used in this post have been kindly sent to me for review purposes.