Antipodes is a Scientific Green Beauty brand from New Zealand that uses pollution-free, natural New Zealand ingredients in its award-winning, plant-powered premium skincare. At Antipodes, all products consist of innovative scientific discoveries and the cleanest natural ingredients such as nutrient-rich avocado oil, revolutionary antioxidant Vinanza Grape and antibacterial manuka honey – all renowned for their skin enhancing properties. Antipodes does not use any toxins in their products as clean formulations and sustainability have been at the heart of their foundation since day one.
Antipodes has been recognized for its amazing and clean products and is the winner of the Best Brand at the Free From Skincare Awards in 2020 and a three-time winner at the Natural Health International Beauty Awards. Antipodes has also been featured in international publications such as Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue.
We’re excited to share Antipodes newest product, the Culture Probiotic Night Recovery Cream, plus two other products that altogether help build a stronger and healthier skin barrier. The Culture Probiotic Night Recovery Cream is formulated with clean, natural ingredients from New Zealand with the power of good bacteria to help promote healthy skin.
The first step in the 3-step process is the Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask, which is a high-performance detox for a luminous complexion. This luxurious vegan mask delivers skin-brightening extracts for freshness and instant firmness. It will also improve your skin’s appearance with rich mineral mud from geothermal New Zealand and an antioxidant-rich Vinanza Grape and Kiwi. Other key ingredients include Prized Peony, which helps to brighten the skin and jojoba beads that help remove dead skin cells. This Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask is suitable for all types and is particularly good for blemish-prone skin.
It is recommended to use the Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask at night once or twice a week, more if you feel your skin needs it. Once you have cleansed your face, apply a thick layer of this creamy mask over your face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 15 minutes then rinse thoroughly with warm water.
The second step is the Divine Face Oil Rosehip & Avocado Oil which helps to lift tired, stressed and sun-damaged skin. Formulated with certified organic and nutrient-rich avocado oil grown in New Zealand orchards, the oil is blended with pure Rosehip and macadamia oil which helps skin to become more hydrated and glowing. Not only will your skin feel fresh but it also works to reduce the appearance of fine lines, age spots and scars.
Apply the Devine Face Oil every morning and night by applying a few drops onto the skin. You can apply the face oil all over the skin and even focus on blemishes, lines and sun damage on your face and neck.
And finally, the product we are all excited about, the Culture Probiotic Night Recovery Cream. This certified vegan and vegetarian, sleep-in night cream boosts moisture levels and helps to strengthen the skin barrier and is suitable for all skin types. The key benefits in the Culture Probiotic Night Recovery Cream are all thanks to an ingredient called Kalibiome AGE Probiotic, a natural “good” bacteria that helps to seal the skin’s epidermal layers, reduces water loss, and aims to firm the skin. Other key ingredients such as plant-sourced hyaluronic acid and native New Zealand extracts also help to boost water levels to hydrate the skin.
The best way to apply the Culture Probiotic Night Recovery Cream is during your night-time routine. Gently apply a generous layer over your cleansed face, neck and décolletage. Leave on overnight and rinse in the morning with warm water. According to Elizabeth Barbalich, founder and CEO of Antipodes, the reason why it is used for the night is that “during the nighttime, our skin is in a recovery process and it’s also when type-1 collagen is at its peak, so the stimulation of the collagen occurs when your body is resting. Given that this product focus is about stimulating and supporting collagen and skin recovery – this is why we created this product for nighttime use”.
I had the pleasure of trying out all 3 products and let me tell you I am obsessed! The Culture Probiotic Night Recovery Cream felt amazing on the skin. After washing my face the next morning I can already see how bright, hydrated and awake my skin looked and felt. The Divine Face Oil easily absorbs into the skin and leaves you feeling fresh and hydrated. It even sits nicely under makeup – which is an added bonus. The Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask works wonders, my skin looked bright and firm instantly. You will definitely see a difference in your skin when using all 3 products together.
All products have a nice luxurious feel to them and the packaging looks amazing as well. One of my favourite parts about the packaging is that they use recyclable boxes made from 100% biodegradable cardboard which comes from sustainable forests that use legal logging processes and highly ethical processes. Who wouldn’t want to use skincare products that are not only good for your skin but good for the environment as well?