Recently I have started to try and take better care of my skin, for the longest time I have used Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish and I wanted to try out something different. I like to do a bit of research before I buy something and Antipodes kept popping up as a good skincare brand and after finding out what was best for my skin type which is dry/combination. Antipodes originates from New Zealand that have been certified organic and natural with ingredients from plant extracts. When using both products for the first time I was quite happy with how they made my skin feel but I wanted to give them a good old college try with them and have used both for 2 months now and I thought I would share with you what they are like
Antipodes label it as a cleanser that reveals clean, clear and blemish free skin that will help grant you a healthy glow. It is most suitable for normal and oily skin, as I have dry skin myself I feel it would be suitable for people with mild dry skin because it did not tighten the skin afterwards or dry it out, it simply made it feel clean and look clear. Exactly what is says on the bottle, it also made it feel soft. However everyone has different skin so it might not be the same if you have more oily skin. I was instantly impressed and unless my skin was having a good couple of weeks it made it look really healthy. With no blemishes, and pores were minimised. It is a little bit pricey at £24.99 although worth it so I decided to use it as an evening cleanser especially because it is very good at removing make up so that I could make it last as long as possible without having to re-purchase it. Saying that a little bit goes a long way and I still have at the very least 85% of it left. For those of you with a Clari sonic I have read that it is really good with it but a wash cloth suffices perfectly. If you are in the market for a new cleanser I would recommend it
Aura Manuka Honey Mask
For those of you who have dehydrated and dry skin, I think this is a must have for you. It is a deep moisturising, cleansing and anti-oxidising treatment, it is a mixture of everything good you need for your skin. To apply you smooth it over your face and neck and wait for 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water. After it leaves your skin feeling soft, looking clean and hydrates it while making it smell of honey and vanilla. Antipodes recommends using it around 2 times a week or when needed but for me once a week is enough, I can't quite explain it but when your skin just feels exhausted or looks dull that it when I decide to treat it. I like to use it after I have showered and before I go to bed, it feels refreshed even the next morning I don't feel the need to moisturise. At £21.50 I think it is worth it if you have dehydrated or dry skin.
I think I have confessed a lot of love for this brand, I already have my eye on the Immortal Natural Sun Protection Face and Body Moisturiser for when Summer comes around so I think you will be hearing from me about that.
Are there any skincare brands that have wowed you recently?