Antipodes Skincare from New Zealand
Any regular readers of Biteable Beauty will know that I am a MASSIVE fan of Antipodes skincare products. I have fallen in love with every product I have ever used! Take a look at my reviews of Antipodes Joyous Night Replenishing Serum, Antipodes Apostle Skin Brightening & Tone Correcting Serum and a guest blog post by Kathryn at Product Pixie on the Juliet Brightening Gel Cleanser and you can get a good insight into the high regard I hold this brand in. I was lucky enough to meet the creator and founder of Antipodes, Elizabeth Barbalich, back in April and then in August I met Antipodes’ resident beauty expert Stephanie Malcolm. Antipodes products are scientifically validated, as Steph explained to me they drop a microscopic amount of product (smaller than a pinhead) into a plate of fibroblast cells and record the results. Fascinating stuff! Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask is not scientifically validated, but I am going to give you my take on it, which will hopefully be validation enough for you, fair readers!
What’s in Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask?
Well, the main active ingredient is in the name – Manuka honey! Honey is definitely having a moment at the moment, and 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 and I know I’m not the only blogger who has had positive results from this wonder ingredient – read Hafsa of Muslimah Beauty’s review here. The mask also contains – the key ingredient of the whole Antipodes range, avocado oil – a wonderful anti-ageing ingredient which has a really positive effect on collagen production in the skin; Vitamin E, often referred to as the anti-ageing vitamin, a powerful antioxidant; and a combination of aromatherapeutic essential oils of Vanilla and Mandarin, to have a balancing and calming effect on the mind and spirit.
Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask – Biteable Beauty’s Verdict!
Anyone who’s read my reviews of various face masks on here knows I like to slather on masks in general, so that there’s a really thick layer. This product however although creamy it is not thick, so you can’t create a mega thick coating on your face. If I had tried to do so I would waste a whole tube of this gorgeous product! 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 used the mask last a couple of days ago when my skin was looking dull and tired (turns out I am fighting off a virus as I have swollen glands today!) and after using the mask my skin was cleansed, revived and refreshed. The product is packaged like that of an artist’s paint tube, easily squeezable. You don’t need all that much product, my tube is still around half full and I think I’ve had around 6-8 facials with it (I’ve lost count!) so for £21.99 you will get somewhere in the region of 15 facials which isn’t bad going at all – around £1.40 per application. You can pay more than that for those individual sachets full of nasty chemicals! I would recommend this product for all skin types, but particularly those with acne/prone to breakouts and also sensitive types.