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My favourite Antipodes products

Date Posted:27 May 2024 

Embark on a journey through the lush landscapes of beauty with my top picks from Antipodes, a brand that's redefining natural skin care with its potent, botanical ingredients. Discover the Antipodes products that have earned a permanent spot in my daily regime, each promising to nourish and revitalise skin from deep within.


In our modern world, where the beauty industry is bustling with an array of products claiming to be the 'next best thing,' finding brands that resonate with your personal ethics and skin needs can be a treasure hunt. My journey led me to discover Antipodes, a brand hailing from New Zealand that champions natural skin care with a commitment to sustainability. Before diving into the heart of my favourite products, I want to share a bit of background on my relationship with this exceptional brand.

Long before I embarked on my venture with Sassy Organics, I stumbled upon Antipodes. It was their ethos, centered around pure and quality ingredients, along with their commitment to eco friendly packaging, particularly their use of glass and strides towards completely plastic free solutions, that caught my attention. The world of beauty needs more pioneers like Antipodes, who not only care for our skin but our planet too.



Antipodes’ sustainability journey

Antipodes' commitment to sustainability is not just limited to its choice of natural ingredients. Its journey towards fully embracing eco friendly packaging solutions, particularly its aim to eliminate plastic use, is commendable. Transitioning to glass packaging was a step that initially drew me to the brand. Glass not only preserves the integrity of the products but is infinitely recyclable, reducing the brand's environmental footprint.

The move towards completely plastic free packaging is an ambitious and much needed endeavour in today's world, where plastic pollution poses a grave threat to our environment. While the exact timeline of achieving this goal is in the works, Antipodes' dedication to this cause is clear. Their efforts reflect a deep understanding of the beauty industry's impact on the planet and a commitment to being part of the solution.


My absolute favourite products from Antipodes

Welcome to my personal guide on Antipodes, where I share with you my all-time favourite products from a brand that combines scientific research with natural ingredients. From transformative serums to luxurious moisturisers, discover which Antipodes essentials have become staples in my skin care routine and why I treasure them so dearly.


1. Gentle Grace Cream Cleanser

Starting with the basics, the gentle Antipodes cleanser has been a cornerstone of my skin care routine. Its creamy texture and soothing formula are perfect for my dry skin, offering a kind yet effective cleanse without stripping natural oils. Infused with avocado oil and marigold bloom, this cleanser leaves my skin feeling soft, calm, and hydrated. The first time I massaged it onto my face, I knew it was a game changer  - gentle yet thoroughly cleansing and perfect for removing makeup.



2. Hosanna H2O Intensive Skin Plumping Serum

The Hosanna H2O Intensive Skin Plumping Serum is a testament to Antipodes' innovative prowess. This water charged and oil free serum is a hydration hero, catering to my skin's thirst for moisture. Packed with grape seeds and mamaku black fern, this Antipodes serum aids in boosting water levels and restoring a youthful plumpness to the skin. Witnessing my skin transform with daily use was nothing short of a revelation, bidding adieu to dull, dehydrated skin. My extra dry skin really enjoys a daily dose of this serum.


3. Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream

Eyes are the windows to the soul, and caring for the delicate skin around them is paramount. Antipodes kiwi seed oil eye cream is a lush, luxurious treatment that tackles fine lines and hydration like no other. Rich in vitamin C from the New Zealand superfruit, kiwifruit, along with avocado oil and carrot seed oil, it nourishes and protects the skin. Adding this to my morning and nightly ritual has made my under eye area look more rejuvenated and lively.


4. Lime Caviar Day Cream

The Lime Caviar Day Cream, with its exotic name, matches its unique prowess in delivering daily hydration with a twist. Its star ingredient, lime caviar (also known as finger lime), is packed with antioxidants, aiding in skin repair and protection against environmental aggressors. Its creamy yet light texture makes Antipodes lime caviar cream an ideal day cream, providing my skin with a radiant, healthy glow without feeling heavy or greasy. I also love its light scent – floral lime, yet its powerful active ingredients will support your skin’s natural collagen production, smoothing lines and firming skin.


5. Probiotic Night Cream

Night time is when the skin works its repair magic, and the Antipodes night cream is my chosen companion for this crucial period. Infused with good bacteria and plant based hyaluronic acid, this cream supports the skin's natural barrier, enhances moisture levels, and promotes a clear, smooth complexion. Waking up to soft, supple skin each morning is a testament to this cream's restorative powers. You can use this cream on its own or over their protein rich night serum.



Frequently asked questions about Antipodes

Antipodes has increasingly become a go-to brand for those seeking effective, natural skin care solutions that are gentle on the environment. However, given the breadth of products and the unique aspects of this eco conscious brand, several questions frequently arise from both long term users and those new to Antipodes. Below, I've compiled and answered some of the most common inquiries to help clarify what makes Antipodes stand out in the crowded world of skincare.


What makes Antipodes unique in the skincare industry?

Antipodes differentiates itself through its dedication to producing scientifically validated organic beauty products. Harnessing premium New Zealand ingredients, the brand emphasises the use of local flora with potent bioactive properties that provide significant skin care benefits. Moreover, Antipodes is committed to sustainability - from its ingredient sourcing to its packaging, striving for environmental responsibility.


Are Antipodes products suitable for all skin types?

Yes, Antipodes designs products that cater to various skin types, including sensitive, dry, oily, and combination skin. Specific product lines address unique skin concerns, such as hydration, aging, or skin clarity, ensuring that there is something for everyone. It's always a good idea to refer to specific product descriptions or consult with Sassy Organics staff to find the best fit for your skin needs.


How is Antipodes contributing to sustainability?

Antipodes is deeply committed to reducing environmental impact. They utilise sustainable, fully recyclable glass in their packaging and actively work towards a future where all packaging is free from plastic. Their ingredients are ethically sourced, and they invest in forest regeneration projects. This holistic approach to sustainability ensures that each purchase contributes positively to the environment.



Where are Antipodes products made?

Antipodes products are proudly crafted in New Zealand, leveraging the pure and potent botanical ingredients native to the region. This not only ensures the quality and efficacy of the products but also supports local communities and minimises the carbon footprint associated with extensive shipping during production.


Can I use Antipodes products with my current skincare routine?

Absolutely! Antipodes skin care is designed to be versatile and can easily integrate into your existing skincare routine. Whether adding a serum, mask, or moisturiser, these products can enhance your regimen with their natural and nourishing ingredients. For the best results, consider how the products complement each other to address your skin concerns effectively.


Are the products tested on animals?

No, Antipodes does not test on animals. They are committed to upholding ethical standards in all areas of their production, including being certified vegetarian. Most of their products are also certified vegan friendly.


Are Antipodes products vegan?

Antipodes offers a range of products, some of which are vegan, and all are at least vegetarian. Specifically, all the company's serums are certified vegan, and they provide a variety of other vegan skincare options such as cleansers, moisturisers, and masks that are free from animal derived ingredients like manuka honey and beeswax. However, it's important to note that not all Antipodes products are vegan, as some may contain non vegan ingredients like beeswax and honey. That said, all Antipodes products stocked at Sassy Organics online store are vegan as we are vegan only store. So, you can be assured that when purchasing Antipodes products from Sassy Organics, they are 100% vegan.


How often should I use Antipodes products?

Usage depends on the specific product. Daily staples like cleansers, serums, and moisturisers can be used routinely, typically in the morning and evening. However, treatments like masks may be used less frequently depending on your skincare needs and goals. Always check the usage instructions on each product for optimal results.

These core elements can significantly enhance your experience and satisfaction with their skincare offerings, ensuring that you feel good about what you're putting on your skin and how it affects the environment. Whether you're a long time fan or considering your first purchase, Antipodes offers a thoughtful choice for beauty enthusiasts who don't want to compromise between efficacy and environmental responsibility.



Fun facts about Antipodes

  1. Antipodes is a New Zealand-based green beauty brand that has garnered attention and praise from celebrities like Cara Delevingne, Sam Smith, and Elle Macpherson for its quality and certified organic formulations. These formulations often include ingredients renowned for their benefits, such as nutrient rich avocado oil.
  2. Antipodes prides itself on being not just a local brand but also having a global presence. Founded in Wellington, it has expanded significantly and is now available in over 40 countries worldwide. This growth underscores the brand's appeal and effectiveness, positioning it as New Zealand’s premier heritage green beauty brand.
  3. Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream is so popular that in 2019 one pot was sold every minute, somewhere in the world! 


Final thoughts

In a world teeming with beauty choices, Antipodes stands out not just for its quality and efficacy but for its heart. My journey with these products, from the Gentle Grace Cream Cleanser to the transformative Probiotic Night Cream, has been one of discovery, not just of the products themselves but of what I value in a brand. Antipodes' philosophy aligns seamlessly with my own – a deep respect for nature, a commitment to sustainability, and a dedication to nurturing beauty, both within and without.

Embracing products that are kind to your skin and the environment is a choice that comes with its rewards. Through this blog, I hope to inspire others to make mindful choices, supporting brands that not only enrich our lives but also consider the well-being of our precious planet. Antipodes, with its natural, effective products and its vision for a more sustainable future, is indeed a beacon in the beauty industry, guiding us towards a more conscious and beautiful world.