Hello and thank you for taking your time to stop by and visit. I hope you are having a great week and have exciting plans for the upcoming weekend. I’m hoping to enjoy the rest of summer days here in Melbourne before it starts to get a bit cooler. Today I saw the beginning stages of autumn creeping up from the leaves on the trees.
This product is a continuation from my ‘Fresh Out the Box’ post of Antipodes Divine Face Oil – Avocado Oil & Rosehip. The moment I opened this beauty I knew I found a #realmvp (which would be my Russell Westbrook of skincare) . My experience with oils in the past left me to wonder why everyone is obsessed with facial oils. And then this came into my life and it was a lightbulb moment of ohh I get it!
Antipodes is a New Zealand brand that was founded and built by Elizabeth Barbalich. The brand itself is an innovative organic beauty brand. She has built her skincare and makeup company on a combination of the highest quality ingredients from New Zealand nature and raw super-fruit extracts with science and innovation to produce high-tech certified organic and premium formulations. (information sourced & extracted from http://www.antipodesnature.com/ )
Avocado oil helps to reduce the appearance of lines, age spots, scars and provides collagen-boosting action . Rosehip’s ability is known to help reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles. Plus Rosehip has high levels of Vitamin A and C and essential fatty acids.
Suitable for most skin conditions, especially dry and combination.
How to use
Apply in gentle upward strokes to your face and neck. Pay loving attention to blemishes, lines, sun damage and scars. For an enhanced nutrient boost use prior to your favourite moisturiser.
Scent & Application Method
As soon as I opened this jar I was hit with the scent of clean and natural scents. I didn’t detect any traces of added perfume to help with the scent. When I use this I feel like I’m applying an extreme concentrated superfoods & kale juice version for my skin, except I can wear this oil where as if I needed to drink the juice…. I’m not so sure! It’s as if I went outside and plucked all kinds of herbs and plants and made a fresh batch of this stuff.
The colour of the oil is a rich dark green, which visually makes me feel automatically healthier. It’s also a bit thicker than past oils I’ve tried.
I took a close up so you can see what it looks like. Don’t worry about running the risk of the oil turning your skin a green tint, it absorbs pretty quickly. I usually use about a full dropper’s worth and pat it into my skin. It does leave a bit of shininess behind but when you have it on at night and it doesn’t matter. Hey on the positive note if you have to get up at night to use the bathroom and can’t turn on the light for guidance.
My thoughts & opinion
I LOVE this oil, especially this brand. I am a skincare addict and I’m always trying new and different things. I won’t use this daily but it’s one of my holygrail product I plan to always go back to this oil from time to time. I want to keep this one in my arsenal to use in conjunction with whatever lotions and potions I’m using at the time.
On a personal note I love the fact that this is a New Zealand made company. I’ve mentioned in the past that I love to support local companies as much as I can. New Zealand is almost part of Australia so I consider NZ “local”. I don’t always purchase locally because of the price difference, which in turn allows me to purchase more products to review.
Would I repurchase?
Yes, Yes, Yes! This has totally changed my opinion about facial oils and I now regard them as a necessity in my skincare routine.
I purchased this from Beauty Bay for $28 (not affiliated). I love this site because their prices are fantastic and offer free delivery if you spend over a certain dollar amount.
Have you tried this oil before or the brand itself? Please leave any feedback you have in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you.
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Until next time, I wish you great skincare health.