Morning Skincare Duo.

Antipodes is a New Zealand based all natural skin-care line. They use several high-quality organic ingredients and make beautiful products. The first two products I ordered from them are the Juliet Skin-Brightening Cleanser and the Apolstle Skin-Brightening Serum. I use both of these in my morning routine to cleanse and prep my skin for the day. I am seriously in love with them! I like to use fairly gentle products in the morning since I remove all my makeup and do the thorough cleansing before bed. Both of these products are gentle enough but leave my skin feeling clean and fresh.

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Juliet Skin-Brightening Gel Cleanser. The first thing I noticed about this cleanser was the smell. I have never smelt a product like this before. It’s a refreshing blend of green apple and cardamom, I could honestly eat it. Or at least spread a little on some toast. I actually look forward to using this every morning, I think it’s such a great pick-me-up to start the day. The formula itself is a very thin liquid-gel texture and gently lathers when mixed with water.

It is made with New Zealand kiwifruit (a natural exfoliator), hibiscus flowers, manuka honey (an antibacterial), and Vinanza grapes (antioxidant-packed!). Together these ingredients brighten your complexion by  balancing oil production and creating a healthy glow. The scent comes from essential oil of green apples and cardamom. This cleanser can be used morning and evening (I only use it in the morning) before applying serum and moisturizer. It is suited for normal, oily, and blemished skin types.

Apolste Skin-Brightening & Tone Correcting Serum. This serum is actually water based, so it’s very light and absorbs quickly into the skin. It is designed to reduce pigmentation, even skin tone, and brighten the complexion. It has that same incredible smell as the Juliet cleanser from the essential oils of green apple and cardamom, so they pair beautifully together. This serum is really a game changer for me , it’s one of those secret weapons to use when you’re feeling less than great. It really does brighten up my face and I’ve been using it every morning since I bought it.

After cleansing and toning your face, place a few drops of serum into the palm of your hands and rub your palms together to warm it up. Press the serum onto your face and neck, covering all areas. Finish by applying moisturizer, use daily. This serum is suited for all skin types, especially sensitive and irritated/pigmented skin. I have really red cheeks so I’m always on the look for products that help reduce red patches. This serum is made with Vinanza Performance Plus to inhibit melanin production causing pigmentation and Vinanza Oxifend to defend skin cells from oxidative stress, helping to reduce redness.

Next time I order from them I’m going to try their Kiwi Seed Eye Cream. I’ve heard some good reviews and it sounds amazing! Have you tried anything from Antipodes? What’s your favourite morning skincare ritual?

Skin Brightening Cleanser- 39.00 NZD for 200ml.
Skin Brightening Serum- 65.00 NZD for 30ml.

Happy Tuesday!