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3 STEPS TO PERFECT SKIN

To finish off Organic Beauty week we are travelling to New Zealand to get ready for the weekend with our 3 step to skin perfection routine with Antipodes. Antipodes is not only certified organic but it also prides itself as being certified vegetarian. Years of research and development have gone into their products to make sure each one speaks with a true result. Clinical trials as well as blind in-vitro scientific testing have consisted of investigations into sun protection factor, anti-ageing trials including elastin and collagen studies, as well as skin sensitivity and moisture retaining abilities.

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The Organic Status

Most of Antipodes are certified organic by AsureQuality Ltd which is recognised worldwide and is only given to products which use 75% approved organic ingredients in each product. The other products in the range are made with pure and high quality raw materials and are at least 98% natural helping your skin to be its healthiest.

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All botanical ingredients used in Antipodes skincare have to go through a test of their own to show they are worth it. Or simply put – they actually work! The ingredients used have to show an ability to enhance skin’s natural health and beauty.

Most of the extracts display antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant rich properties. These include the iconic Manuka Honey, Totara, Kowhai and Mamaki Black Fern from New Zealand. As well as using local, nutrient rich botanicals, Antipodes also makes use of the most potent skin-enhancing ingredients from around the world, such as the Goji Berry from the Himalayas, Jojoba from South America, Macadamia Nut Oil from Australia and China’s Reishi Mushrooms.

The 3 Steps to Skin Perfection

Antipodes believe in keeping things simple, and this is seen in their prescribed skincare regimen. All their products fit into three steps which can be used to cater for your specific needs; so you can pick and choose what works for your skin.

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Step 1 – Daily Cleanse

The first and most important step is cleansing your skin to remove all dirt, oils and impurities.This helps to prevent pores from becoming blocked in order to ensure that you skin can balance itself and naturally produce the required amount of sebum. This allows your skin to flourish and look smooth and healthy.

This step includes a range of 4 cleansers as well as toners, an exfoliator and a mask. Choose Juliet Skin-Brightening Gel Cleanser if you have oily skin, Grapeseed Butter Cleanser for dry skin, Grace Gentle Cream Cleanser for sensitive skin and the Hallelujah Lime & Patchouli Cleanser for normal/combination skin.

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Step 2 – Daily Ultra Care

This step includes feeding your skin with much needed nourishment to give it an internal boost. Included are some beautiful serums, oils and balms which you can mix together or use on their own. Serums tend to penetrate much deeper in to your skin therefore working from within, while oils and balms tend to absorb beautifully into the surface layers of the skin to give you healthy results.

There are five serums in the range; each one catering for different skin requirements. Worship Superfruit Antioxidant Serum helps to keep your skin youthful, making it a great choice for mature skin. Apostle Skin-Brightening Serum fights pigmentation and discoloration, Hosanna H2O Intensive Skin-Plumping Serum is enriched with Vinanza Grape and gives your skin a boost of hydration, while stimulating collagen production. Chia & Kiwi Seed Superfood Serum gives your skin a nutrient-rich boost to restore vitality and natural sheen. There is also the Joyous Protein-Rich Night Replenish Serum which works while you sleep to give your skin a natural radiance, while purifying and restoring elastin structures.

Other products in this step include the iconic Divine Face Oil (organic avocado oil & rosehip), Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream and Antipodes Saviour Skin Balm. These work beautifully alongside the serums to keep your skin hydrated, soft and healthy.

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The moisturising creams are truly amazing in the Antipodes range! Each of them offers superb anti-ageing benefits,while ensuring your skin receives a boost of hydration. All products also stimulate collagen production and help to regenerate cells to give you beautifully radiant and healthy skin!

Suitable for all skin types, the range has a Rejoice Light (oily and sensitive skin) and Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream, Nourishing Night Cream, a Lime Lead & Cocoa Butter lip balm as well as Immortal SPF 15 Sunscreen which can also be used on the body to protect it from sun damage.

Antipodes is definitely one of our favourite brands here at LookFantastic and we adore the work they do with WWF to preserve nature. If you would like to know more about their products or would like to learn more about the 3-step regime then leave a comment below or you can tweet us @LookFantastic.

Happy Organic Weekend!

 

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Laura

Laura

Make Up Specialist

Major fan of scented candles, Make Up brushes and Highlighter. I’m always on the hunt for those Holy Grail products and my dressing table is covered in more beauty products than I like to admit. As an adopted Northerner originally from Brighton, I spend most my days wondering what all this rain is about. My hair isn’t grateful for the move. Currently loving: NIOD Photography Fluid