Antipodes is a beauty brand that I’ve been keenly watching for a while now. It ticks a lot of boxes, combining skincare science, ethical practice and high-quality, organic ingredients to create products that not only work but that we can also feel great about using.
Antipodes have recently launched a few new products. It’s the perfect time to introduce them as a brand and to talk about a few of my favourites. The following have prominently featured in my beauty routine for the last month or so.
I try my best not to fall in love with expensive eye creams. Unfortunately, I’ve experienced many years of summertime hay-fever that has had me flouting all skincare rules and aggressively rubbing my eyes. For this reason, my under-eyes need as much help as they can get.
In defence of the price point, not many eye creams feature flakes of gold. Antipodes claim that they impart a warm glow and bring calm to stressed skin. I don’t know if it’s the gold or the Vitamin C and E boasting kiwi seed oil, maybe it’s a combination of the two but either way, it works wonders for me. Not only is this incredibly hydrating and brightening, but it also claims to soften fine lines. I’m keeping my fingers crossed and will be sure to update you if mine miraculously disappear.
A moisturiser that is extremely comparable to my all-time favourite, Clinique Moisture Surge. After really scrutinising the two comparably, the most notable difference between them is the scent. Whilst Moisture Surge is doesn’t smell much of anything at all, the Ultra-Hydrating Gel Water Gel features pure plant fragrance of fresh rose. Delightfully, this makes it smell a little like Turkish delight.
The Antipodes option is marginally cheaper and poses as a real contender for the place of my favourite moisturiser. Both are quickly and easily absorbed and wonderfully thirst quenching, it’s certainly going to be tough to know which of the two to repurchase when I’m out of them both.
MOISTURE BOOST NATURAL LIPSTICKS | £21.00
Over time, I’ve tried a few Antipodes skincare products, but these lipsticks are my first experience of their makeup. I’ve found Queenstown Hot Chocolate to be a little dark for me, but Forest Berry Red is the most gorgeous classic red. I’ve always been a little sceptical of lipsticks that so blatantly boast moisture, worrying about their longevity and whether they may seep. When wearing statement colours, having confidence that the colour isn’t going anywhere is a must.
Thankfully, this formula comes as a very pleasant surprise. They contain not one but three kinds of oil; evening primrose, avocado, and argon, in order to keep the lips hydrated and supple. Despite this, the consistency is creamy and in my experience, the lipstick stays put for an impressive length of time.
I rarely bother recommending unavailable products but here’s hoping that it’s back in stock soon! This is a gorgeous little product so I’d originally planned to travel with it to Barcelona (where we were supposed to visit earlier this month). Of course, we never made it, so I decided to open this and give it a go anyway!
I was keen to try this as I’m a big fan of honey as a skincare ingredient. All I really need to say about this is that it’s beautifully hydrating and leaves the skin perfectly prepped for makeup. It’s definitely one to pick up once it’s back in stock, ready for take off once travel can safely resume.
If you’re in search of ethical beauty then Antipodes is definitely a brand for you. Their skincare is certified organic, they boast a sustainability policy and they use the very best ingredients. In a nutshell, Antipodes products are good for us and good for the earth. They definitely get a thumbs up from me, so if you’d recommend any of their other products please do let me know!
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