Antipodes is a brand that is certified organic. It gives me great pleasure to know that when I moisturise with this I am not putting anything bad on my skin. I have oily/combination skin.
I use Rejoice, which is a light day moisturiser, in the Summer months and I find that it still moisturises without leaving my skin feeling greasy.
I used to use the Estée Lauder Daywear cream and it always left my skin super oily and greasy.
This moisturiser sinks into your skin and leaves it hydrated. As you can see, I’m almost out of it but I bought this over a year ago!
The moisturiser that I wear in Winter is the Vanilla Pod moisturiser, which is also from Antipodes. It has Manuka Honey 20+ as well as other amazing ingredients.
This one is super rich and it melts onto your skin like butter. I love how soft it makes your skin feel! However it doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy even though it’s super rich.
My skin definitely gets drier in Winter, especially around my nose, cheeks and chin. This works so well keeping those areas hydrated, as well as maintaining the oil levels on the other areas of my skin in control.
I have yet to try other Antipodes skincare products. Their eye cream is supposed to be amazing. I bought the Antipodes moisturisers in Alchemist Earth by Sarsfield Bridge.
I give them both a 5/5
The next moisturiser, which is an oil, is a recent find which I’m loving! It’s 100% natural. It contains chamomile, calendula, flax and arnica.
It is perfect if you have sensitive skin too! I use a small amount and massage it onto my skin. It absorbs really well but I would definitely only use it at night or if you want to pamper yourself and aren’t going out. It leaves your skin looking glowy which is why I’d only use it at night. But if you love that extra dewy look then definitely rock it!
One of the amazing things about the Modern Botany oil is, that you can use it for many different things. It’s not only for your skin.
You can use it on your hands, body, hair (it gives your hair a nice non-greasy looking shine-I’ve tried it). Also if you use a small amount on your cheek bones after you’ve applied your foundation it gives a nice soft highlight.
I got it on their online store. It costs €35 for the 60ml bottle and right now you get free shipping (rep of Ireland) and a free 5ml sample.
I give the Modern Botany oil 5/5
I’ve never used eye cream before but now that I’m in my late 20’s (I’ll be 30 next year) I have started to notice the area around my eyes are drier and lines are starting to form. I mostly wanted to tackle the dryness I was experiencing because I don’t believe in something getting rid of fine lines etc. It’s just part of getting older and I’m ok with that.
I have heard many good things about Khiels products and while I was in Dundrum Town Centre, I visited the Kiehls shop and purchased their Rosa Arctica Eye Cream.
This eye cream cost €45 which seems expensive but I’ve had this since last December and I still have loads left.
Now this is supposed to be replenishing and revitalising and I have to say.. I have noticed how hydrating it has left the area around my eyes. Concealers now glide on and don’t sink into the lines and stick to the dry parts. It’s truly brilliant and well worth the money.
Definitely give this 5/5
I know this little guys is not a moisturiser but I had to give it a mention here.
It’s the Trilogy blemish control gel. I wish I used it as much as I would like to. I don’t know why I don’t because it’s a great product.
When you apply it on your spot/blemish it starts to work immediately. It starts to dry the spot. Now…you do need to apply this throughout the day for it to properly work. This is probably why I don’t use it as much because I’m wearing foundation most of the time.
However, the days that I do apply it, it does dry up any forming or formed spot/blemish. I need to use it more often.
I would love to know your opinion on this one. Have you used it? Did it work well for you?
Also let me know if you’ve used any of the products mentioned above.