I’d so freakin love to be in New Zealand right now. But as fun travel is a huge no-no; I wanted to share a skincare brand that travelled here instead – Antipodes. As the world is trying to head towards a more sustainable future; Antipodes is a skincare brand setting an example. They are known as a Scientifically Validated Organic Beauty brand and all their bottles are recyclable. The cardboard packaging is made from sustainable forests and the ink printed is 100% eco ink from vegetables.
I received three global best sellers from Antipodes including:
- Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream ($70 CAD)
- Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream ($66 CAD)
- Divine Face oil Rosehip & Avocado Oil ($62 CAD)
Fun fact – the paper packaging is inspired by New Zealand nature!
The Divine Face Oil Rosehip & Avocado Oil uses certified organic avocado oils grown in New Zealand’s orchards. As it contains rosehip oil which are high in fatty acids, it aids in reducing the look of scars and wrinkles. The oil is on the thick side; I find 1-2 drops is all you need for your face so this bottle will last a long time! Although the texture looks heavy and greasy at first; once the oil is absorbed into the skin, my face feels nourished. I prefer to use this at night before I go to bed.
As I do have a lot of skincare products on rotation, I like to pair this one with a lighter moisturizer (that focuses on hydration) rather than an anti-aging cream. I’ve also been using this on the ends of my hair after showering and that has cut down the appearance of frizzy, split ends!
Another product with avocado oil is the Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream. It contains manuka honey and of course – avocado oil. Avocado oil contains a natural steroid called sterolin, which stimulates the production of collagen. As a 30 something year old; I’m going to take all the collagen stimulation I can get. This night cream has a thicker, emollient texture which is great for winter or night time use. I also tried it under a matte foundation and my skin felt like it did have a layer on it but it made my skin have a radiant glow!
Lastly – the Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream, which is sold on average every 60 seconds. It contains antioxidants from seeds of grapes grown in New Zealand’s vineyards. Kiwi seed oil contains Vitamin C as well which helps with providing moisture and reducing fine lines. It has a rich texture but is absorbed in the skin fairly quickly. There is a cooling aspect to it when dabbing it into the skin which is quite refreshing after a shower.
If you are looking to dip your toes in skincare that is good for your body and the environment, Antipodes got that formula down. I’ve quite enjoyed trying out their best sellers and their ingredient list makes me feel comfortable. These three products feel well suited to those who are looking to reduce wrinkles etc; however, they have other selections such as the Manuka Honey & Hyaluronic Acid Brightening Day Cream, if you are looking for more moisture/brightening properties.
Antipodes can be purchased at The Bay, Amazon, or Well.ca
Disclaimer: Press sample.