I tested quite a few natural beauty products over the past few months and I can’t wait to tell you all about them. First of all, I wanted to talk about face creams and I will start with one of my favourite brands, Antipodes.
The brand is from New Zealand and their products are made of sustainable and traceable ingredients, which are free from parabens, silicones, petrochemicals, sulphates and many more toxic ingredients, which can be found in conventional creams. The packaging they use are made of recyclable materials and their products are not tested on animals.
Products I tried so far:
Antipodes Rejoice Light Day Cream
This cream’s key ingredients are Manuka flower and avocado oil, which heal, are anti wrinkle and provide moisturizing nutrients for the skin naturally. I find this cream perfect for the day. It feels rich but is well absorbed by my skin, even when I started using an oily foundation on top of it. I always worry whether a new face cream will sting my skin and feel uncomfortable, but this one is very soothing and pleasant when applied. I love its natural scent – any strong and artificial ones put me off.
Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream
I love this eye cream! Kiwi seed oil is rich in Vitamin C and E and moisturizes the skin really well. This cream has a very similar consistency to the day cream, slightly richer I would say, but is perfect for the eye area. Again, very pleasant when you apply it, fragrance free, and the skin feels smooth and nourished. I use it in the morning and evening, and it also lasts for months – great return for your money!
Key things I like about Antipodes cream range:
- Their creams feel soothing, nourishing and comforting on the skin.
- They have a natural, delicate fragrance.
- Their consistency is rich but is well absorbed by the skin and doesn’t make it oily – perfect as a base for make up.
- The packaging is lovely and environment friendly, and I love the poetic names!
- The products last for about 6 months.
What I didn’t like about this range:
I feel like I should try and come up with some negatives about this product but I have used it for the past few months and I have been very happy with the results. The price point might seem a bit steep, but the truth is they are a great investment – natural products that work really well and do your skin good!
Don’t forget that you can often get a sample of many products before you buy them to see if they suits you; I usually order at Naturisimo.com and they have various samples available. If you want to see a product before you buy it, good places to go are Planet Organic or Whole Foods.