On the scene of green beauty brands, Antipodes is well at the forefront. They're a brand I constantly want to try more from and from trying a few of their products over the past couple of years, I definitely have some favourites! More recently though, I was sent a few of their hero products, as well as a new serum. My skincare routine for the past month or so has been Antipodes-heavy, but I have to say, my skin is looking pretty good! Keep reading for a round-up of mini reviews on the Antipodes products I have.
Chia & Kiwi Seed Superfood Serum*
I mentioned this guy in my November favourites and have been thoroughly enjoying it as my nightly face oil. Though called a serum, it's really a face oil, and quite a thick, rich, super nourishing one at that! Predominantly containing chia seed oil and kiwifruit oil, this serum is supposed to lock in moisture and restore youthful vitality. There's not much more to say about it...it's just so damn moisturising! I tend to use 3 drops which is enough, any more and it might feel a bit too heavy and rich. I really like the scent of this one too, I get basil vibes?
Apostle Skin Brightening Serum
I don't think I've mentioned this on the blog yet but I've actually been using it nightly for a few months. This is my second mini bottle (I got them in the Priceline goodie bag). So, having already finished a mini bottle, I think I can give this a decently rounded review? It has the most interesting texture, it's a brown gel consistency but is actually super watery and sinks in immediately. It's supposed to target pigmentation and brighten the skin, which y'all KNOW I need help with. Perhaps I'm not using enough (it does say apply liberally, and I am being quite stingy) but I don't know that it's made a huge difference? I mean, my acne scars are slowly fading but that could be due to many factors such as exfoliators I'm using and face oils, etc. It just doesn't feel like it's making a huge difference as it's quite gentle. I'll use up this bottle but it hasn't made much of an impact on me to repurchase! PS. has an interesting fruity scent.
Aura Manuka Honey Mask
I've mentioned this guy a few times on the blog - I freaking love it! Such a glorious moisturising mask. It contains manuka honey which is both nourishing and an antibacterial. I find this leaves my skin feeling super soft and moisturised, but also helps heal smaller pimples. Also THE SMELL. Divine Vanillery goodness.
Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream*
I'd already tried this in a mini duo pack (along with the Divine Face Oil, which I wasn't the hugest fan of) and absolutely loved it. This cream is just so LUSH. It's probably the richest moisturiser I'd use as a day cream. It's thick and creamy, yet rather lightweight and not greasy. I don't apply too much as it's really quite potent and super moisturising. I find on my combo/oily skin, it sits fine under makeup and doesn't make me anymore oily than usual! Though this is probably best suited to dry/normal skin types, I love it and oilier skins could definitely use this as a night cream! This moisturiser also contains manuka honey and rosehip oil - both some of my favourite ingredients! Same smell as the Aura mask...mmm :P
Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream*
In comparison to the day cream, this guy is thinner, but feels a bit oilier. It doesn't make my skin feel greasy or weighed down though. It sinks in really well and just leaves my skin feeling super nourished, and just a bit glowy - just how I like it ;) This one also contains manuka honey (clearly one of Antipodes' key ingredients!), as well as vinanza grape - an antioxidant to help fight free radical damage. Oddly enough, I think I totally smell the avo in this?? Haha :P
Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream*
This eye cream is rich in vitamin C to help soften fine lines, as well as moisturise. As described, this eye cream has a light texture but feels very nourishing and softening. Much like the two moisturisers, it packs a punch in moisture but sinks in well and doesn't feel oily or greasy. I don't have much more to say since I don't have fine lines to soften, but it's a lovely, nourishing eye cream! It doesn't have a distinctive scent, kind of that "natural" product smell.
Jubilation Ultra Nourishing Hand & Body Cream*
I've heard great things about Antipodes' hand/body creams but I'd actually never had a sniff of any of them. Jubilation probably isn't my favourite scent. The aroma is supposedly feijoa and blackcurrant. Can't say I've ever smelt the former, and it doesn't really give me blackcurrant vibes. The scent is rather sharp and almost like a...savoury floral? I have no idea how to describe it lol. For some reason it reminds me of the skincare my grandma used to use. The texture of this cream is lovely though. Super lightweight and sinks in pretty quickly. It's pretty moisturising but not super rich and intense. Doesn't leave my hands feeling greasy which is a plus!
Saviour Skin Balm*
Firstly, I absolutely love the packaging of this! It's just really cool? It reminds me of like vintage makeup but like an organic take on it. This is just one of those multi-purpose balms but it has quite interesting ingredients actually! It has a bunch of nourishing oils, as well as tea tree and vinanza grape. You can use this for so many things, some of which include; relieving effects of sore muscles, rescue cracked skin, intensely hydrate skin in-flight, tend to minor grazes/bruises, etc. I've been mostly using it as a lip balm and cuticle balm. It melts down to an oily consistency but is really nourishing and lovely! I'm curious to try it on my face though...the inclusion of tea tree should be good for blemishes! You can definitely smell the tea tree, among other things which I won't try and describe...
|L-R: Jubilation Hand & Body cream, Aura face mask, Apostle serum, Chia & Kiwi serum|
Antipodes is for sure one of my favourite skincare brands. I mean, I have to say my skin is looking pretty good after using these products consistently! They all have a similar trait of being super nourishing, yet lightweight and not greasy at all, which is definitely something that appeals to me. Plus, they are vegetarian, have an amazing ethos and use absolutely top-notch ingredients! There's little to complain about with Antipodes! I love pretty much every product I've tried, with only a couple being okay - but still good products.
Have you tried any Antipodes products? What are your favourites?
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