Antipodes is brand I've wanted to try products from for so long now so I was delighted when sparketail got in touch about trying something from one of their websites - ethicalsuperstore.com. There is some great vegan, cruelty free, paraben free and fair trade makeup and skincare so it's a great one to check out if you are in search of those. Since they have a great range of Antipodes on there, I decided to go for my most lusted after product from them, the Aura Manuka Honey Mask*.
I have dehydrated skin that also gets quite blemished around the chin area so it can be hard to find a mask that tackles both of these issues in one go! That's where this beauty comes in though! This product contains Manuka Honey, which has natural antibacterial properties yet also draws moisture to the skin. The ruby red Pohutukawa Bloom in this contains one of nature's finest antioxidants. It also contains nutrient rich avocado oil and is fragranced with vanilla and mandarin. Sounds good already, right?
This is a creamy mask that you apply to your face and neck for 15 minutes. What I really like about this mask is the soothing fresh scent and it feels really comfortable on the skin. It just feels like you have a thick layer of moisturiser on, rather than the kind of mask that dries making your face feel tight. You just rinse this one off with warm water and I like to use a damp face cloth too. This leaves the skin feeling so hydrated and soft. I also notice the next day that any of those really sore, under the skin spots have gone and taken the pain with them. It doesn't clear up every single spot I have but it really improves things after one application so just keep using this when you need to and it will really work wonders without drying your skin out.
You can also use this to treat spots and blemishes on their own, without applying the product to your full face. That's a good method to use if you don't like the usual spot treatments you can buy that really dry out the skin making it flaky and hard to apply makeup around that area afterwards!
I really like the packaging of this one too, it's really simple but I love it. The metal tubes are great for getting every last drop of a product out and it means you are always getting a fresh application rather than dipping your fingers into a pot.
Now that I've tried this product, I'm desperate to try more from Antipodes. I'm getting towards the end of my current eye cream so I think I might try the Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream and I've always liked the look of the Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream and the Avocado Pear Night Cream.
Have you ever tried anything from Antipodes?
Where do you like to buy your organic/natural beauty products from?