I don’t tend to post about skincare too much. Not because I don’t care about my skin but 800 word blog posts about the texture of a face cream just doesn’t set my world alight. Sometimes a few products come along that are worth sharing though and I felt an Antipodes skincare review was more than needed…
My skincare routine is pretty much as follows: Micellar water to remove makeup and Dior moisturiser day and night. Coupled with some sort of exfoliator in the shower (usually Lush) – wham bam thank you, ma’am. Like yeah, I should use a serum but most of the time can I be arsed? Short answer: No.
A self care skincare package
I got sent a little care package from Antipodes a few weeks back and I swear it couldn’t have arrived at a better time. I’d had one of those weeks where I’d managed to fall down the stairs, get stung by a wasp, slipped off the trampoline and picked up an attractive looking graze for my endeavours. Let’s just say I was in desperate need of some self-care…
Antipodes skincare review: Healthy lipsticks
Included in my care package were two lipsticks from their Healthy Lipstick range in shades Forest Berry Red and Queenstown Hot Chocolate. Colour-wise this was pretty damn spot on because I literally only seem to wear nudes/browns in the day and red and night. I know, I know, so adventurous!
Generally, I lean towards matte lipsticks, but they can be so drying and there’s nothing cute about a crusty lip. The Antipodes lipsticks are so hydrating without being shiny. I haven’t worn a shiny lip since 1999 and I’m not intending to be going for a drip lip anytime soon.
Anyway, these lippies have been a fab addition to my weekly quarantine brunches. The colours really pop and they stay on all day which for £21 I was pretty impressed with! I think I reapplied maybe once all day on Saturday which is great for someone who manages to get lipstick on her teeth with every new application.
Antipodes skincare review: Kiwi Seed Gold Luminous Eye Cream
Matching underwear, exercising at the weekends, “just throwing together a cake” and the regular use of eye cream. All signs that you’ve got your shit together. I’m very pleased that I’ve actually adopted an eye cream into my skincare routine. Also, the fact that the Kiwi Seed Gold Luminous eye cream is made from actual gold flakes was appealing for someone as OTT as moi.
I found that the gold luminous eye cream absorbed quickly and easily into my under-eye baggage and wasn’t too heavy. Also I’ve noticed after daily use that it’s actually helped to lighten the under-eye area. At £53 it’s not cheap but can you put a price on rejuvenated skin? I mean I’ll leave that one up to you.
Antipodes skincare review: Baptise H20 Ultra-Hydrating Water Gel
You know when people ask you what type of skin you have. I never really know how to answer. Sometimes I wake up and my skin is well behaved and hydrated, some days I wake up looking like I’ve slept in my face with an outbreak of uneven redness, a dry nose and oily t-zone. Like can you not.
So basically I have to be careful with facial moisturisers and gels particularly ones that are quite heavy as they can cause chaos with my visage. I saved the best till last here didn’t I. My favourite product from the Antipodes skincare range is hands down the Baptise ultra-hydrating water gel – I LOVE this stuff. As it’s rose-scented I was really hoping it wouldn’t make me smell like an old person but the scent is so light that I can happily confirm there is no essence of OAP here.
This little dream cream (it’s a gel but that didn’t rhyme) feels so lightweight on your skin and is probably the most hydrating product I’ve ever used. At £33 this gel is well priced for the amount you get and how it feels on your face. My entire family has gotten in on the action with this one and I’ve been using it daily but still have lots left. Would I repurchase? Hell to the yeah.
The entire Antipodes range is Veggie and Vegan – cruelty-free and made up of only natural ingredients. Which makes it an all-round dream. Have you tried any of their products? I’d love to know what you thought xo
*Products included in this post were gifted by Antipodes, but all opinions are my own and there was no obligation to post.