Admittedly being a beauty blogger isn't always ideal for your skin as like most I do flit between brands forever on the search for the next, best thing for my skin. At the moment my evening cleanser is Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm (which I am still trailing) and my morning choice for the last week has been Antipodes Hallelujah Lime and Patchouli Cleanser. Again much like my Clinique post this is really just to detail my initial thoughts with a full, follow up review taking place in a month or so.
So yes Antipodes skin care, an all natural, organic brand that has won countless awards and fans for that matter.The Antipodes Hallelujah Lime and Patchouli Cleanser is formulated with pure organic avocado oil, macadamia nut and lime. The avocado oil has been included as it gently removes impurities while it has been said that the carrot seed oil promotes a glowing complexion. Lastly essential oils of lime and patchouli have been added to the mix to cleanse, freshen and uplift. So far I have found the texture of the Antipodes Hallelujah Lime and Patchouli Cleanser to be gentle yet creamy, it cleanses effectively without stripping my skin yet should be moisturising enough for dry skin. As mentioned I do use this in the morning, after a quick shower no less so I am not relying on it to remove make-up or a day of city grime. However out of curiosity (and of course for reviewing sake) I have used this to remove a full face of make-up and was suitably impressed. I will say that I don't recommend it for removing eye make-up. In a nut shell? So good, so far.
Winter has arrived my oily skin has become dehydrated and I'm at a loss. Dramatic but true. One product giving my currently dried out skin hope is Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream. A rich yet light weight moisturiser that sinks into the skin immediately, nourishes any dry patches and in my opinion balances the rest of my complexion. Would this be a little too intense for my skin when truly oily? Yes probably but it is more than ideal for normal to dry skin. It has been formulated to not only hydrtae but to also boost radiance ; "containing 100% pure avocado pear oil with Vitamins A, B, C, E as well as chlorophyll and Omegas 3, 6 and 9 - all excellent antioxidants - this incredibly moisturising and nourishing Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream will see you through each and every day with radiance". Very early days for me, no to the radiance at this point but yes to the moisturising quality.
Lastly we have Antipodes Jubilation Ultra Nourishing Hand and Body Cream - I love a great multi-purpose product especially when it comes to travelling. As this is titled a cream I expected a thick, almost emoillent texture when in fact it is more akin with a body lotion. Don't let that put you off as it is super hyrdating and will more than protect your hands in this harsh weather as well as being moisturising enough for even the driest skin on your body. "Anoint your hands and body with this deeply nourishing cream that replenishes your skin with a sublime combination of pure plant oils. Essential omegas 3, 6 and 9 unite in a ratio that your skin recognises and easily absorbs. An excellent dose of Vitamins A, C and E provides the ultimate daily nutritional skin boost. Immerse your spirit in the jubilant aroma inspired by exotic feijoa and wild blackcurrant." Not only does it smell beautiful but it really goes to work quickly. I have taken to decanting a little into a travel sized tub for daily use as the large tube was a little too bulky for my handbag. At the moment it is all I have been using on my hands and I have no complaints. As always I will keep you update in the coming weeks.
Do you have any Antipodes skin care recommendations?
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