Unlisted Brand • Antipodes Vanilla Pod Day Cream • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Stinky, irritating and expensive. Okay it's official, I hate scented face products! Even if it's essential oils. This cream (and it's night time counterpart) is quite disappointing. First of all my face looks and feels greasy when it's on, then my face becomes red and irritated, and then I start to develop acne. Natural isn't always better for you. The main moisturizing ingredient (shea butter) isn't the best for facial use because it has a tendency to cause acne (which it did) other than that there are a few beneficial ingredients blended with what smells like a ton of different fragrant oils. Although I no longer use solely natural products, I would recommend Trilogy products over Antipodes. As much as I like to support NZ products, this was a miss for me. Also this is jar packaged which unhygienic and destabilizes ingredients.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is the first Antipodes product I bought. It's sold in Canada only at ebeauty.ca so I was so very excited as it comes all the way from New Zealand. The smell is amazing - my mom didn't like the smell as much but she doesn't like vanilla. It also has an earthy green/rainforest smell to it, too. This cream is very hydrating and my skin looked amazing the day after I used it too. I loved it so much I went ahead and ordered 2 more Antipodes products, lol.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Black
In general, this is a good cream for both day and night use, though the brand has a specific night time cream. I checked the ingredients list for both the day and night creams and decided to buy this one as the ingredients for both was very similar and this one smells just gorgeous. I love the smell and hate the packaging. I have heard and read many articles about the ineffectiveness of jar packaging when it comes to preserving the qualities of 'natural' ingredients. So in that respect the packaging is a bit dissapointing and clumspy. The price is also overly expensive. This brand makes a lot of claims about having done scientific research and the effectiveness of their ingredients. Though most of their ingredients, such as, avocado oil etc do have beneficial properties for skin, I personally couldn't find any information out there about this brand other than what this brand claim for themselves. But all that aside, I would most probably buy this cream again as the cream itself was really good for me. I loved the texture and the smell - good enough to be used as a day+night cream. Also it well suited to my skin - which a mix of dry/combination.
Note: Antipodes has two day creams - one of them I think is called Rejoice which, comes in the tube packaging and the other one is the vanilla pod day cream that comes in dark coloured glass jar packaging. I have only tested the Rejoice one and am currently using the vanilla pod day cream one.
EDIT: I had to come back and edit this one. After a few weeks of use I have come to realise that the only good thing happening for this cream is its vanilla smell (if you like vanilla smell). And unfortunately that is where it starts and ends. It didn't do anything for my skin - didn't even hydrate it well enough. It is very expensive - so its not like I can slather on loads of it on my skin to keep it moisturised throughout the day. My face didn't like it at all in the long run, I got small white bumps around my cheek and eye area, my skin felt itchy few minutes after I put the cream on and the jar packaging was a total dissapointment - messy and how on earth they keep all their 'natural goodness' intact in jar packaging lord knows. Now I only use it on my hands/elbows just so that I don't have to throw away the whole jar - what a waste! A very expensive moisturiser for hands I tell you. :( Antipodes is all hypes I realised and sadly I did fall into their marketing propaganda. Almost all their products has same ingredients - avocado oil and bit of vinanza grape (the thing that they keep raving about). I guess you can find a much better and much cheaper options out there without hurting your wallet that much. I will certainly not buy any of their products again - let alone this one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Antipodes is an emerging organic skincare from New Zealand. This cream comes in a squeeze tube, only 60ml and smells heavenly. It has naturally fragranced with vanilla pods and avocado oil, both ingredients that claims to be anti oxidants for the skin.... While I must admit this isn't for people with oily skin, however it works for me especially being in an air-conditioned place almost all the day. Only a pea size is needed for the entire face, and it does take a while to absorb. Would highly recommend it to anyone who likes vanilla scented face cream. I only wished that it comes in Spf 30 and above.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Man, this stuff smells good enough to eat!
Antipodes line is based mainly around avocado oil and this is no exception. Plus it also contains shea butter, manuka honey, vanilla, kawakawa leaf extract and other delectably good-for-you ingredients. The cream has a thick, luxurious texture, spreads easily and takes a wee while to absorb completely. I find it calms my skin down, reduces redness, soothes any little blemishes and leaves it feeling nice and velvety. It comes in a fairly plain brown glass jar, simple black screw top lid and the label is straightforward but still attractive.
Now, the scent of this is completely natural and has no added fragrance so far as I know. And it is HEAVENLY.
Sort of sweet, vanilla cinnamony with a hint of sandalwood deliciousness. Or as my fiance commented "Your face smells like donuts." I must have looked a bit surprised because he quickly added "Really good yummy ones!"
I have caught him using it too!