Our top 5 favourite Antipodes products
Date Posted:9 April 2021
Antipodes is a New Zealand brand that combines the power of all-natural New Zealand botanicals with modern science to bring you highly effective, clean and sustainable skincare formulas. Discover our favourite Antipodes skincare products below.
Founder and CEO Elizabeth Barbalich wanted natural skincare made from New Zealand ingredients, but that was scientifically validated like conventional skincare. This personal quest grew into a globally recognised and award-winning scientific green beauty brand: Antipodes. Antipodes combines powerful New Zealand ingredients with science to create its certified organic and high-tech formulas. Antipodes is proudly an entirely New Zealand brand from plant to product, which means the brand never strays from its sustainability and quality values.
What's scientific green beauty or Antipodes' Green Beauty Ethos™ you ask? It revolves around five fundamental principles: love nature, scientific validation, certifications, clean and sustainability. Meaning, Antipodes only uses sustainable, plant-based, pollution-free New Zealand ingredients. It also uses rigorous science and globally recognised certificates to ensure its ingredients' effectiveness and sustainability.
Antipodes skincare ingredients
Lifting the lid of an Antipodes product is like opening a small window into New Zealand's natural landscapes. Antipodes uses the skin enhancing properties from New Zealand's many bioactive trees and plants, including many exclusively New Zealand natives. Some of the key ingredients include Vinanza Grape, used for its antioxidant properties; kiwi seed oil, used for its high omega 3 and vitamin C and E; and avocado oil, used for its high levels of vitamins A, B1, B2 and D as well as omega 3 and 9.
These natural ingredients are then combined with modern, innovative science as part of Antipodes founding ethos of Scientific Green Beauty™. Each ingredient or extract undergoes testing. And the formulas themselves are clinically trialled and/or undergo a series of in vitro testing.
Our top 5 favourite Antipodes Products
If you're looking for Antipodes in Australia, our range features their vegan and vegan-certified products. Below, is just five of our top favourites from the Antipodes skincare line.
This cleanser will have you feeling fresh-faced and squeaky clean. It features wild-harvested Kawakawa Leaf extract from lush New Zealand nature as well as Avocado oil. Together, these pack a powerful punch of omega 3 and 9 and vitamins B1, B2 and C. This cleanser not only removes impurities and revitalises your skin, but it also removes makeup easily thanks to the natural plant oils. The creamy vegan botanical formula feels nourishing on the skin and the lime patchouli scent smells like the 70s – but in a good way. This cleanser is great for all skin types and can be used morning and night.
This toner blends a range of pure botanicals with the natural minerals of New Zealand spring water. Omega and antioxidant-rich raspberry seed oil helps keep your skin hydrated and soft, while aloe vera and marshmallow root extract soothe irritated or stressed skin. This toner is applied as a light, refreshing mist that you can use throughout the day for a hydration boost. Although suited to most skin types, the Ananda Antioxidant-Rich Toner is best for irritated and sun-exposed skin. This toner is also dermatologically approved for sensitive skin.
This serum is a protective shield for your skin. Its potent antioxidant cocktail includes New Zealand grown superfoods, coffee berry, açaí, and omega-rich Vinanza® Kiwi Fruit Extract. Together, these antioxidant-rich compounds fortify your skin against environmental stressors, helping to reduce early signs of ageing and other skin damages. Antipodes Worship Serum is certified organic by BioGro New Zealand. This internationally accredited organisation ensures formulations are free from toxic ingredients. It is also certified vegan by the UK Vegetarian Society. This serum has a beautiful amber colour, fruity smell and a low viscosity, making it lightweight and breathable on the skin. It's also suited to all skin types, including oily. It is best applied in the morning before other heavier lotions, creams or oils.
This night cream is the embodiment of Antipodes scientific innovation – featuring healthy bacteria for your skin (yep, like those you take for your gut health). Its key ingredients are Kalibiome Age Probiotic, Mamaku Black Fern and Hyaluronic acid. Together, they help to increase skin elasticity and hydration while reducing roughness and redness. In-vitro testing of Kalibiome Age Probiotic proves that it can help boost collagen production and calm the skin. The texture of this night cream is unique. Unlike other thick night products, this water cream moisturiser is both rich and light at the same time. The Antipodes Culture Probiotic Night Recovery Water Cream is suited to all skin types. But, it is best for tired, sensitive, or generally stressed skin.
Treat your skin to a spa-quality mad musk at home. This mask combines rich mineral mud from geothermal New Zealand with nutrient-dense Vinanza® Grape & Kiwi. The Jojoba beads naturally shift dead skin cells, while the prized peony brightens and firms – leaving your skin refreshed and renewed. Clinical tests of the antioxidant-rich Vinanza® Grape & Kiwi show that the ingredients noticeably improve the appearance of skin, specifically redness and pigmentation. This rich but airy mud mask is suited to all skin types and can be used whenever your skin needs it or twice a week. For best results, coat a thick layer over your freshly cleansed face and neck (avoiding the eye area) and leave for 15 minutes before washing away with lukewarm water.
Antipodes' skincare is among some of the best organic, all-natural skincare. Antipodes' skincare ingredients are all-natural, scientifically tested and effective. If you're looking to shop for Antipodes Skincare in Australia, then use our product recommendations below. And remember: when you purchase two Antipodes products, we gift you a full-sized Worship Skin Defence Serum. You can learn more here.