This is a beautiful cream and especially over the winter months. Does make a difference to my skin - more plumped up. This has lasted me such a long time and I love it. Will always have this in my drawer and the fact that it is produced in New Zealand and is 100% organic is a bonus too.
Seems to be pretty moisturizing, nothing spectacular and not worth the price IMO. Word of warning, If you don't like sandalwood or patchouli scents you probably won't like this. I can't stand those scents and you can't tell from the product name that it has those in it, you'd have to check the ingredients list. Also, FYI it's really hard to return things, they have a return policy that involves a long list of questions and explicitly says they won't accept returns for dislike of scents. So even tho i havent opened the jar (pkg included sample sachet of the cream so I opened that first) I can't return it! I was excited about the Antipodes brand but I don't plan to buy anything more from them, since I won't be able to return it. Plenty of things to try out at sephora and bloomies where I know I can return if it doesn't work out.
This is my first ever review on MUA after reading so many helpful reviews I figured it was time to give back too. This over priced product is not anything it claims.
I had high hopes when I purchased this that it would turn my sensitive dry winter skin around. Instead it broke my skin out and only lightly hydrated it while being a very greasy heavy cream.
You could definately purchase a very similar 'organic' cream in a health food shop for a quarter the price. I did not see any collagen reproduction after over a month of use. I stuck at it as I thought my skin was getting worse before it got better but the better never came. I decided to just use it as a hand cream until I found out that the preservative PHENOXYETHANOL used in Antipodes product is in fact toxic and most likely what has caused my skin to be inflammed. No longer even good enough for my hands.
PHENOXYETHANOL is currently banned from being used in baby creams in Australia as it is toxic to them (then why not for us adults too?) and it is completely banned in Japan in all cosmetics.
Shame on Antipodes for claiming to be organic!
This cream feels deceptively light on the fingers, but it is actually quite rich and very hydrating. This is very spreadable and leaves a dewy finish to the skin. Anyway, a little really goes a long way which means that the cream actually lasts a while. My skin felt moisturised and hydrated as soon as I applied the cream and my skin was plump and radiant the morning after using this. I'm not too keen on the distinctive pear scent though. It sounds innocuous and I don't know how to describe the scent, but I didn't find it pleasant having that particular smell so close to my face. My boyfriend didn't like the scent either and didn't like kissing me when I wore the cream. In fact, the smell bothered me enough that I ended up using this on my legs instead. The amber glass jar packaging is attractive and as the cream is relatively expensive, I don't mind having it in a jar so that every last bit can be scraped out properly. Overall, if you have dry skin and you're not sensitive to fragrances, then I'd recommend this cream as it's natural, hydrating and effective.