Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Enjoying Self-Care With Antipodes

These past few months have been such a tough time for everyone, and every single person's experience has been different. I was put on four different types of hormone medication at the beginning of lockdown for endometriosis surgery, which will now more than likely be next year. So for that reason, I have found it tougher recently than I did at the beginning of lockdown. However, Antipodes very kindly sent me some beautiful skincare and makeup products recently, so that I could indulge in a little self-care.
One of Antipodes' newest releases is the Antipodes Baptise H2O Ultra-Hydrating Water Gel (£25.58 for 60ml), which comes in a glass pot and smells heavenly, although it is not overly fragranced, so if you don't like heavily scented products, you will still enjoy this. Baptise is infused with pure, natural moisture and is a gel formula that instantly hydrates dry and dehydrated skin without feeling heavy on the skin or greasy. The lightweight texture sinks into the skin instantly and is super refreshing as soon as you apply it. Main ingredients include hyaluronic acid which is well-known for holding up to 1000 times its own weight in moisture and helps give the skin a plumping effect, New Zealand manuka honey and harakeke gel which will deeply hydrate the skin, mamaku black fern to provide the skin with regenerative benefits, helping those dead skin cells to renew, and South Pacific hibiscus flower which gently exfoliates those dead skin cells to leave a smoother, clearer and brighter complexion. It is to be used in the same way you would use your regular moisturiser - both morning and night after cleansing and toning. My skin has been super dry due to all the hormones I currently have in my system, and this is such a refreshing, hydrating and beautiful product to use and has really helped my skin to look and feel healthier.
Antipodes do have a Kiwi Seed Eye Cream already, but they have since released the Limited Edition Antipodes Kiwi Seed Gold Luminous Eye Cream (£45.99 for 30ml), which contains pure 23K gold flakes. This luxe ingredient helps to add an illuminating property to the cream, helping your under eye area look much brighter and helps to rid it of dark circles. Again, this comes in a glass pot, and you get 30ml of product, which is a good amount for an eye cream, and so this is going to last you a while. The formula is enriched with Vitamin C from the New Zealand Kiwifruit, which delivers intense moisture to that delicate eye area and helps to soften any fine lines. This one is fragrance free, and is suitable for all skin types, with a formula that is lightweight yet ultra moisturising and refreshing. You need just a tiny amount both morning and night and apply by massaging it into the socket bone around the eye. As this is an illuminating eye cream, if you suffer from quite tired looking eyes and dark circles, then this is going to brighten that area, and the 23K gold really helps to get your peepers looking perfect.
Did you know that Antipodes also create lipsticks? I love combining makeup and skincare, so I think the Antipodes Moisture-Boost Natural Lipsticks (£19.99) are a winner! They are available in a wide range of colours to suit all skin tones and preferences and the two I have here are Forest Berry Red, a warm true red, and Queenstown Hot Chocolate, a medium warm nude. As soon as you remove the lid, you can see how moisturising they are! The formula is infused with a nourishing blend of Evening Primrose, Avocado and antioxidant-rich Argan Oils, so these are super creamy, moisturising and caring lipsticks. They glide on to the lips effortlessly and even though they are a more sheer, lightweight formula, you get great coverage and colour with every stroke. The Moisture-Boost Lipsticks looks slightly glossy on the lips due to how hydrating they are and they are super comfortable to wear with great longevity of wear. I am definitely going to pop a few other colours on my wish list.
You can find Antipodes online at Look Fantastic here.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

*These items were gifted to me, but all opinions are my own

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