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An At-Home Facial With Antipodes

An At-Home Facial With Antipodes

Giving your skin a really deep cleanse and massage can be tricky at home without the right products or know-how. Luckily, Antipodes Ambassador Rebecca Goodyear is on hand to talk us through the ideal facial routine so we can a gorgeous complexion without needing to always visit the facialist.

Your Personalised Facial With Antipodes

As with all experiences to indulge the mind and senses, ambience is key. There are a few simple steps to creating the perfect spa at home experience, which will rival even the most premium salon, and all in the comfort of your own home.

  • Take time to make a relaxing environment in your own home. If you’re taking a bath, try scattering rose petals or small flowers in it, and light some scented aromatherapy candles such as the Mio Liquid Yoga Candle.
  • If you’re using a face mask, or perhaps you’re lucky enough to have someone to massage you, make your bed comfortable, cover with a deluxe towel, spray with room and linen spray, and again light those candles!
  • You may also wish to use an essential oil burner to intensify the fragrance.
  • Always make sure your home is warm enough, as you know there’s nothing worse than a cold treatment room.
  • A large, comfortable organic cotton towelling robe and a pair of slippers are the finishing touches, and perhaps a glass of wine!

I am a huge fan of Antipodes products, not only incorporating them into my daily routine, but also an almost weekly at home facial. Here is my guide to the ultimate at-home facial with Antipodes products…

  1. A good facial always starts with a great cleanser
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    A good facial always starts with a great cleanser

    My personal choice is the Juliet Brightening Gel Cleanser, ideal for normal, oily or dull skin. I love the apple and cardamom fragrance. The key ingredients of this product are Vinanza Grape which is the antioxidant that brings the brightening properties to the table, and Manuka Honey Active 20+, which has powerful antioxidant properties but is also a humectant, bringing water to the skin.

    Be sure to choose the right product for your skin; here’s a quick guide to the cleansers from Antipodes:

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  2. Exfoliate the skin with Antipodes Reincarnation Pure Facial Exfoliator
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    Exfoliate the skin with Antipodes Reincarnation Pure Facial Exfoliator

    A thick , rich and creamy texture; to me, this product smells like a Terry’s Chocolate Orange; good enough to eat! The exfoliating action comes from Jojoba Beads – no harm to the environment from microbeads – just Jojoba Beads. They have soft edges and are gentle on the skin, and won’t aggravate any sensitivity or damage like rough scrub ingredients such as sugar, salts and nuts. There’s also healing Calendula Oil, and brightening Carrot Seed Extract and Apricot Oil to give skin “the glow”.

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  3. The next step, apply Aura Manuka Honey Mask
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    The next step, apply Aura Manuka Honey Mask

    People are really starting to learn the benefits of honey for both internal and external uses. Manuka Honey’s antibacterial properties mean this mask has a deep cleansing action. The mask also contains the key ingredient of the whole Antipodes range, Avocado Oil. Avocado Oil is a wonderful anti-ageing ingredient which has a really positive effect on collagen production in the skin and is rich in Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant which is often referred to as the anti-ageing vitamin. The cream is a creamy white when you apply it but dries clear, leaving a shiny sheer layer on your face to rinse away. I love the scent of Vanilla and Mandarin; as with all Antipodes products I’ve tried the natural fragrance is simply divine. I recommend this product for all skin types, but particularly those with acne/prone to breakouts and also sensitive types.

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  4. Select the daily ultra-care and moisturise product most suited to your skin
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    Select the daily ultra-care and moisturise product most suited to your skin

    After 15 minutes, remove the mask with a hot face cloth and add your hydrating layers. I change my serum depending on my skin’s needs and often the time of year. Here’s my quick guide to the serums and oils available from Antipodes:

    • Worship Skin Defence Antioxidant Serum – Suited to most skin conditions, good for younger skin and packed with New Zealand grown superfruits.
    • Apostle Skin Brightening Serum – A water-based serum made with Waiwera Artesian Water. Suited to most skin conditions, good for sun-damage and dermatologically approved for sensitive skin.
    • Hosanna H2O Intensive Plumping Serum – Rose and cardamon scent with antioxidant-rich Vinanza Grape and Mamaku Black Fern. Suited to most skin conditions and ultra-dry skin.
    • Divine Face Oil – Suited to most skin conditions, good for younger skin, as well as dry and combination, with organic Avocado and Rosehip Oil.
    • Joyous Protein-Rich Night Replenish Serum – An overnight oil-based serum with a delicious Wild Blackcurrant fragrance. Suited to normal, dry and mature skin conditions.
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  5. Finish your treatment with your choice of eye cream and moisturiser.
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    Finish your treatment with your choice of eye cream and moisturiser.

    When applying eye cream, always do so with your ring finger as this one has the gentlest touch. Tap gently working from the inside to the outside and repeat until the product is absorbed.

    When applying face creams, start at the bottom of the neck and apply in upward semi circular motions.

    If your treatment is at night try Cara Delevingne’s favourite the Avocado Pear Night Cream.

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Amelia

Amelia

Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!