I’ve already explained a little about my skin sensitivities ever since I had my daughter in May last year and I’m finding that even with each small change and improvement day-to-day, the sensitivity around my lips and chin seems to come and go and I can’t quite figure out exactly what irritates it more.
I recently decided to swap my whole routine for something wholly organic and suitable for sensitive skin; I headed to a local health food shop in Sidmouth and found myself immediately drawn to the award-winning organic Antipodes skincare range from New Zealand.
After discussing my needs with the staff, I purchased a few new products and have found them so beneficial since I started using them several weeks ago.
I have refrained from using makeup as well as any other product that I used before, apart from my raw organic coconut oil – which is my staple – and instead stuck to these gorgeous organic products by Antipodes. Here’s my verdict:
Grace Gentle Cream Cleanser by Antipodes, £24.99; feelunique.com
This thick and creamy organic facial cleansing lotion is gentle and ideal for sensitive skin; it cleans the pores of impurities and easily removes makeup without aggravating the skin at all.
Enriched with avocado oil, marigold flower and the anti-inflammatory antioxidant Vinanza Oxifend from Marlborough-sourced pinot noir grapes, this soothing cream cleanses, nourishes and protects facial skin and leaves it feeling fresh and super-soft.
I also adore the scent and feel of this cream; it’s buttery and luxurious and also smells reminiscent of oatmeal and Dairy Milk chocolate. It’s an absolute dream to apply and I’ve noticed such a visible difference to the appearance, tone and texture of my sensitive skin.
Reincarnation Pure Facial Exfoliator by Antipodes, £21.99; bathandunwind.com
Since I started using the Antipodes range about three weeks ago, I’ve been applying the Reincarnation Pure Facial Exfoliator once or twice a week in the evening.
The sensitivity I have on my face can sometimes flair up when I use exfoliating products but this one is so gentle that it’s been a joy to use. Occasionally I develop areas of flaky, dry and inflamed skin around my mouth and instead of upsetting my skin further the Reincarnation Exfoliator has removed the dead skin cells leaving only soft beautiful skin.
Also rich in avocado oil, as well as marigold bloom oil, carrot seed extract, and jojoba beads, plus sweet orange and cedarwood essential oils, this gently exfoliating formula lifts away flaky skin, nourishes and soothes inflammation and helps to rejuvenate the skin for a glowing appearance.
Hosanna H2O Intensive Skin-Plumping Serum by Antipodes, £23.79; biggreensmile.com
After cleansing and before moisturiser, I’ve been applying the Harper’s Bazaar Beauty Awards Winner, the Hosanna H2O Intensive Skin-Plumping Serum every evening. This serum is scientifically shown to stimulate collagen production in human fibroblast skin cells by up to 72%.
Formulated with the antioxidant-rich Vinanza Grape, bioactive Walwera artesian water (which studies show can help to boost collagen in human skin cell production) and Mamaku Black Fern extract to improve skin cell renewal, this revolutionary organic facial serum hydrates and plumps up the skin for a more youthful and revitalised appearance.
Since I began using this serum, my skin is tighter, softer, smoother and healthier looking. I feel that my face actually appears a few years younger so I will absolutely continue to use this serum every day. Amazing results!
Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream by Antipodes, £32.99; lookfantastic.com
I’ve been concluding my new routine with the thick and creamy Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream before bed. Another award-winning product, this Green Beauty Bible Award Winner is scientifically proven to stimulate collagen production in human fibroblast skin cells amazingly by up to 92% – so it’s an absolute key step in any anti-ageing skincare regime.
Also including the antioxidant Vinanza Grape extract, along with moisturising Manuka honey active 20+ and soothing calendula, this rich cocktail is high-performing – with powerful antioxidants to reduce the effects of free radical damage – as well as calming and healing for sensitive skin.
This is the cherry on top of an amazing skincare routine and I firmly believe that the fantastic results I have seen are holistically related to the combination of these super award-winning formulations.