Antipodes was one of the first natural skincare brands that we got at CosNatural.co.uk but we still feel as passionate as ever about their amazing products. Antipodes products come all the way from New Zealand and harness the power of high potency botanical ingredients. The brand leverages the latest technologies in the cosmetics industry to bring the most out of the plant extracts and oils. So your skin can fully enjoy all the benefits that these ingredients can give! Antipodes skincare uses the power of many beautiful fruits and plants, but there are four ingredients that we feel require a special spotlight! These would be the all mighty Avocado Oil, Vinanza Grape extract, Manuka Honey and Kiwi Seed Oil.
Avocado oil is one of main ingredients in Antipodes Divine Face oil as well as Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream. This oil is a great natural nutrient that hydrates, nourishes and conditions, making skin dewy, radiant and supple. One of the main components that make avocado oil so great for our skin is called sterolin. This natural steroid boosts collagen production and protects skin from fine lines, dark spots and wrinkles. Avocado oil is also rich in Omegas 3 and 9 as well as natural antioxidants like vitamins A, B1, B2 and D. Another important compound in this oil is called phytosterol. Thanks to its high concentration, avocado oil also helps to reduce skin inflammation and rejuvenate stressed and dull looking skin.
Vinanza Grape seed extract is a unique antioxidant that can only be found in the Antipodes skincare products. This is a real powerhouse to fight the first signs of age and to boost skin radiance! Vinanza grape seed extract is sustainably derived from sauvignon blanc grapes grown on Marlborough vineyards in New Zealand. These particular grapes contain nearly double the level of polyphenolic antioxidants compared to the grapes grown in other areas! Polyphenolic antioxidants work really well to counteract the damaging effects of pollution and nasty chemicals that our skin is exposed to on everyday basis. Vinanza grape extract is scientifically proven to reduce inflammation and skin redness, lighten dark spots and reduce any appearance of skin damage by free radicals. It is also great for hydrating and rebalancing skin. Discover this high potency extract in Antipodes serums: Worship Superfruit Antioxidant Serum, Hosanna H2O Intensive Skin-Plumping Serum and Apostle Skin-Brightening Serum.
Manuka honey is a really popular and famous superfood used around the world for its extraordinary anti-inflammatory properties. Manuka is a unique plant that only grows in New Zealand. Antipodes only uses premium Manuka honey in all their products that has been sustainably produced by bees from the wild Manuka plants in remote parts of New Zealand. Manuka honey has got strong healing properties and it’s really beneficial for blemish-prone skin. It helps to reduce inflammation and heal breakouts, promoting blemish-free, glowing complexion. Manuka honey is also rich in antioxidants and helps to moisturise, sooth and promote skin glow. Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream is enriched with Manuka honey and is a real skincare gem for any skin!
Kiwi Seed Oil
Last but not least Antipodes ingredient that we think deserves special attention is Kiwi seed oil. New Zealand is famous for their kiwifruit and Antipodes uses the fruits grown free from chemicals in the sustainable orchards around the country. Kiwifruit is a rich source of Vitamins C and E as well as Omega 3 that make it a high-potency anti-aging and skin moisturising ingredient. Kiwi seed oil also contains high concentration of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) that helps to reduce signs of skin aging. This oil also works well to maintain and boost skin’s moisture level. Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream is formulated with this beautiful oil and it’s a real treat for skin around the eye area.
Antipodes skincare is formulated with many more powerful natural ingredients to help keep your skin healthy, radiant and well-hydrated. Do you have any favourite products in the Antipodes collection?