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New In At Antipodes | Ethical Beauty Products You Should Know About

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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.

An Antipodes Skincare Edit
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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.

Antipodes Baptise H2O Ultra Hydrating Water Gel
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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.

Moisturising Vegan Lipsticks
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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.

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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!

*  This post contains gifted items. As always, all words, images and opinions are my own. Please read my full disclaimer for more information. 

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  • Reply Nancy

    Oooh! I haven’t heard of Antipodes before. It is great that they use organic ingredients! It is great that their products are packed with great nutrients. Big plus that they are affordable as well. The lipstick looks amazing! Thanks for sharing their selections!

    Nancy ♥

    May 2, 2020 at 10:10 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’m not sure if you have them in the US yet but they’re definitely a brand to watch here in the UK now! Hopefully they’ll head your way soon because they offer up some beauty gems! x

      May 20, 2020 at 10:07 am
  • Reply Makeup Muddle

    Ooh these all sound so lovely, especially that eye cream! I love the packaging xo

    Makeup Muddle

    May 2, 2020 at 10:21 pm
  • Reply Meaghan

    This looks like such a cute brand! I would love to get my hands on some, but I’m not sure if they ship to the States. I wasn’t able to find anything on their website about international shipping.

    I would love to try the water gel! It looks so moisturizing and my skin is definitely on the dry side sometimes.

    May 3, 2020 at 2:11 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      It really is! I’ve just had a little look and if you head to the store section of their main website: then it looks like you can select to pay in $ and that they do ship to the US – not sure on the costs but if you put your address in it will probably pop up! Hope that helps and that you love the products if you get to try any! x

      May 20, 2020 at 10:17 am
  • Reply Chloe Chats

    Products that are good for us and for the earth sounds good to me! These all sound pretty amazing, I don’t have any of their products but that red lipstick looks stunning, also love a lipstick that stays for a good amount of time!

    Chloe xx

    May 5, 2020 at 5:34 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      And to me! The red lipstick is a new staple of mine and the skincare is incredible x

      May 20, 2020 at 10:20 am
  • Reply Deborah Kos

    I’ve never heard about the brand, Antipodes but I do like ethical makeup brands for my skin. I would love to try the Kiwi Seed Gold Luminous Eye Cream with pure 23k gold flakes.

    May 5, 2020 at 9:36 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      They’re a brand from NZ but are getting bigger and bigger here in the UK so hopefully they make their way to you soon! It’s such a beautiful product! x

      May 20, 2020 at 9:50 am
  • Reply Eena

    I’ve never heard of this company before but I love that the company is very ethical!

    cabin twenty-four

    May 10, 2020 at 6:58 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Their amazing products certainly make being more ethical with your beauty a lot easier! x

      May 20, 2020 at 9:46 am
  • Reply Mercy

    Haven’t heard of this brand yet but I’d like to try the lippies. It looks sleek and smooth.

    May 11, 2020 at 3:03 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      They’re such a gorgeous ethical brand! The formula of the lipsticks is so beautiful x

      May 20, 2020 at 9:43 am
  • Reply Jazmin

    wow that’s a pricey eye cream, but I am glad it’s working well for you! At least it makes the price tag more worth it. If there’s one thing I’d splurge on its eye cream – I have super dry under eyes and wearing contact lenses doesn’t help as I rub my eyes a lot when I take them out haha. I’m using the Clinique all about eyes rich at the minute and it’s really good and very hydrating. xx


    May 16, 2020 at 3:25 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I hate when I fall in love with such expensive products haha! I wear contacts too so definitely relate. Oh yes I’ve used the All About Eyes before and love that one too x

      May 20, 2020 at 9:41 am
  • Reply Samantha

    Aren’t these just the loveliest products?! I have this set too and was really pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. I use the eye cream every day, but sadly I’m out of the H2o gel. Glad to hear you love them too. x

    Samantha |

    May 18, 2020 at 12:54 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      They really are- I’m so glad you like the products as much as I do! I can imagine I’ll be out of the H2o gel soon too- I can’t get enough of it! x

      May 22, 2020 at 9:39 am
  • Reply Sophie Wentworth

    Okay, I tweeted something a week or two ago asking for alternatives to Clinique Moisture Surge (the old formula was my favourite moisturiser too but my skin doesn’t get along with the reformulated 72 hour version). Anyway, someone suggested the Antipodes one, and I added it to the maybe list. Seeing you compare the two like for like here has me sold. Great to know you love it this much! I’ve never tried anything from the brand but I need to look into them some more, it sounds like they have some great products x


    May 23, 2020 at 11:57 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Oh that’s such a shame, it’s the worst when brands change formula and it doesn’t work to your advantage! The Antipodes Baptise is definitely one to try out an as alternative- I absolutely love it and they obviously get bonus points for being natural and ethical! I hope you love it as much as I do if you manage to get your hands on some! x

      May 24, 2020 at 10:02 am
  • Reply Aimsy

    I haven’t heard of Antipodes before, but love finding new skincare/beauty brands. Love the look of those lipsticks, they sound like they will last on the lip for a good amount of time, and bonus that they are moisturising too!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

    May 24, 2020 at 9:41 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      They’re such a great brand- beautiful products and ethical too! The lipsticks are definitely gems x

      May 24, 2020 at 9:59 am

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