My skincare routine has been quite exciting lately since I have included three products from the New Zealander brand Antipodes, not only for the ingredients, also many of their products are vegetarian (some even vegan), it’s a natural sustainable brand with a deep connection with natural ingredients and ecological awareness proof of that is that all their packaging is recyclable.The range of products I have been trying out was the Manuka Honey one, this is the perfect routine for those with combination or oily skin, or simply anyone wanting to target uneven skin tone or blemishes, my skin is normally combination but sometimes because is too hormonal it can be dry. Manuka Honey is well known as an antibacterial superfood found only in New Zealand that helps promote youthful, fresh, and blemish-free skin, this is the main ingredient in this collection.
Aura Manuka Honey Mask
Love! Love! declared for this face mask, it has two another main ingredients which are:
- Pohutukawa: is a bioactive extract from a New Zealand native tree that conditions and deeply moisturizes. These essential minerals are easily absorbed into the skin because of the mud’s fine texture. It can support the stimulation of skin regeneration and help to powerfully detox and transform the texture of your skin.
- Vinanza: A revolutionary antioxidant compound derived from the seeds of New Zealand sauvignon blanc grapes and kiwi fruit skins.
Aqua (Water), Leptospermum scoparium (Mel) Manuka Honey, Persea gratissima (Avocado Pear) Oil, Glycerine, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate. Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Metrosideros excels (Pohutukawa) Flower Extract, Daucus carota (Carrot) Seed Oil, Vitis vinifera (Vinanza® Grape) Seed Extract. Fragrance of Vanilla & Mandarin: Coumarin, D-Limonene, Linalool.
Basically the way to use this mask, is apply and let i work for a couple of minutes or leave it on for the night, I recommend the second option because it really helps to moisture the skin, many times I wake up with my skin very oily, but when I apply this mask i can actually feel the next day how it managed to control the sebum and leave a wonderful soft moisture feeling, it helped me a lot when I have rosacea and with my hormonal acne, this mask really calms the irritated skin, seriously worked as food for it.
Manuka Honey Skin-Brightening Light Day Cream
This was a very nice and rich day cream that managed to nourish my skin without clogging my pores or causing any break outs, it has a nice texture that allowed me to use my SPF without becoming too greasy. another active ingredient apart of the manuka honey and vinanza, is Bee Venom: a bioactive ingredient that gives a mild stimulating effect, resulting in a tightening feeling and firmer looking skin.
Aqua (Water), Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Persea gratissima (Avocado Pear) Oil, Olea europaea (Olive) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Olive) Butter, Propanediol (natural), Cetearyl Alcohol, Betaine, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-3, Leptospermum scoparium (Mel) Manuka Honey, Water, Glycerine, Cyathea cumingii Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Arbutin, Citric Acid, Sodium Sulfite, Acetyl Tyrosine, Saxifaga sarmentosa (Strawberry begonia) Extract, Paeonia suffructicosa (Peony) Root Extract, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Scutellaria baicalensis (Skullcap) Root Extract, Glutathione, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Isoamyl Laurate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Galactoarabinan, Carrageenan Gum, Salvia hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil, Actinida chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Seed Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Phytate, Alcohol, Bisabolol, Sodium Citrate, Tapioca Starch, Hyaluronic Acid, Heliathus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Vitis vinifera (Vinanza® Grape) Seed Extract, Actinidia deliciosa (Vinanza® Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Apitoxin (Bee Venom) Powder. Fragrance of Honey: Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Cinnamate, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Coumarin, Limonene, Farnesol, Isoeugenol, Linalool.
Manuka Honey Skin-Brightening Eye Cream
I’m quite picky with eye creams because I always consider they need to offer me an extra of what a regular cream would do, I’m lucky to don’t have wrinkles, I have a bit of dark circles but that’s a natural thing I have since I was a child so I don’t really mind, I just prefer to prevent wrinkles with a rich eye cream. What I like about this one is how much it help to relief the puffiness on my eyes when I wake up and that I don’t wake up with my eyes glued like it happened with many other brands. Apart of Manuka honey and vinanza this cream has Persian Silk Flower, Known for its anti-aging properties,it helps to hydrate and freshen delicate skin.
Aqua (Water), Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Persea gratissima (Avocado Pear) Oil, Glycerin, Aqua, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Theobroma grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Butter, Stearic Acid, Betaine, Glycerine, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Esters, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Glycerin, Albizia julibrissin (Persian silk) Bark Extract, Darutoside, Leptospermum scoparium (Mel) Manuka Honey, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Actinida chinensis (Kiwifruit) Seed Oil, Retinol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tapioca Starch, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Galactoarabinan, Water, Glycerin, (Cyathea Cumingii) Leaf Extract, Vitis vinifera (Vinanza® Grape) Seed Extract, Actinidia deliciosa (Vinanza® Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Sodium Phytate, Alcohol, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Daucus carota (Carrot) Seed Oil, Sodium Citrate, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinpus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract. Fragrance of Honey: Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Cinnamate, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Coumarin, Limonene, Farnesol, Isoeugenol, Linalool.
So far I really enjoyed and loved trying out this collection by Antipodes, their products are completely free from: parabens; sulphates; phthalates; silicon derived ingredients; synthetic fillers; genetically modified (GM) ingredients; genetically engineered (GE) ingredients; animal ingredients (except ingredients from living bees, such as honey); artificial colors; artificial fragrances; chemical sunscreens; mineral oils; petrochemicals (like propylene glycol); phenoxyethanol; BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole); ethanolamines and ethoxylated ingredients.
The products can be purchase separately or in a full size set with a 25% discount, if you are from New Zealand you can get it at Antipodes Website and in UK at Look Fantastic till 30th September 2020 you can get a 20% off using the code ANTIP20.
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