Antipodes is a natural beauty brand that had me hooked from the very first product I bought. I've featured some of their range on my blog before - namely the Antipodes Divine Oil and Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask - but today, in honour of Organic Beauty Week, I'll be talking about some of Antipodes' Organic skincare products. The products featured in today's blog post were very kindly sent to me by Antipodes, but they are a brand that I regularly repurchase from and that I always highly recommend to friends and family. It's a great pleasure to be able to share my first impressions of some skincare products that I've wanted to try for a really long time!
Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanser* (£24.99)
I first spotted the Grapeseed Butter Cleanser in my local As Nature Intended (a chain of stores selling natural and organic food and lifestyle products) and after using the tester on my hand I really, really wanted to buy it there and then. The only real problem is that I have so many cleansers in my stash that I need to use up before purchasing any more! But when it arrived at my doorstep I knew that it was going to find its way to the top of my list of products to try - well, second from the top but I'll be talking more about that on Sunday!
Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanser is a rich, oily cleanser that contains 100% natural ingredients and 76% organic ingredients. As you apply it, the product really melts into your skin and leaves it feeling thouroughly cleansed but also nourished. I like to remove these sorts of oily cleansers with a muslin cloth or konjac angel face cloth, just to make sure that I've removed every last trace of the product from my skin. These sorts of cleansers can work for a surprisingly large number of skin concerns and even those either oily skin can benefit from using them. I don't think that I'd use this cleanser as an everyday product, but I will be cracking it out for days when I've worn a heavier face or makeup or when my skin is feeling drier than usual.
So, both of these serums are 100% natural and 95% organic and they've been on my wishlist for the longest time. Recently I've really gotten into serums and the two I've trialled so far this year - AEOS' Realive Serum* and Pestle & Mortar's Hyaluronic Serum* - both made a dramatic difference to the appearance of my skin. I'm currently finishing off my trial of Vichy's Aqualia Thermal Serum* but I am so, so excited to introduce these Antipodes serums into my routine.
The Hosanna H2O Intensive Skin Plumping Serum is recommended for most skin types but especially for those with dehydrated skin. It's oil-free but is described as "water-charged", working to restore moisture and keep skin super hydrated. All the ingredients work together to help protect the skin from environmental aggressors and pollution and to help foster cell renewal, so skin stays looking plump, healthy and youthful for longer. If these aren't claims that pique your interest then I don't know what will!
The Worship Superfruit Antioxidant Serum contains ingredients which help to fortify skin cells against early ageing and free radical damage. It's packed full of superfruits as well as shots of coffee berry and acai, which give the serum its dark brown colour and strong natural fragrance (I don't hate it, but I do prefer the smell of the Intensive Skin Plumping Serum).
Once I've finished trialling Vichy's Aqualia Thermal Serum I'll be moving swiftly along to review these. So if you're interested in full reviews then don't worry, I'm on the case! However, I do trial skincare for at least six weeks so you will have to wait a couple of months - but I have a feeling it will be worth it.
Antipodes Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream* (£26.99)
I've used Antipodes Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream in the past (a really long time ago now) and I remember absolutely and completely loving it. It contains 100% natural ingredients and 71% organic ingredients and has a thick and nourishing texture that still absorbs into my skin incredibly quickly. I don't think I can rave enough about the texture of the product, it feels almost miraculous how something can absorb so fast and leave my skin feeling so soft and hydrated. It's packed full of nourishing oils - rosehip, avocado, macadamia seed, joboba and manuka flower - as well
shea butter, which I think gives it such a wonderful texture. In addition, it also contains sweet almond and vanilla pod which add a natural warm fragrance to the moisturiser (which I think is really lovely). For my combination, dehydrated skin type Antipodes Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream is a really lovely autumn/winter addition to my skincare routine, and for those with normal to dry skin I think you could appreciate this year-round.
If you're looking to get into organic skincare then Antipodes offer some really lovely organic beauty products. Out of the four products that I was sent, my personal highlight is the Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream. However, I think all four look really promising and I'm looking forward to using them more over the coming months. Have you every tried anything from Antipodes before? If not, are there any Antipodes products that you'd love to try?
*The products featured in this post were sent to me for review purposes