Today I am sharing a review of two miracle products from Antipodes New Zealand. I already reviewed some of their skin care and I fell in love with this brand. I was expecting the serum and skin balm to be great, after reading many good reviews, but I actually cannot believe how amazing they are! The effects are visible right away and I am totally blown away!
Joyous Protein-Rich Night Replenish Serum* 30ml £36.99 link
INFO: Sleep deeply in Nature's nurture with this rich night serum. Address signs of ageing with this intensive, oil-based, silky night serum that helps restore collagen overnight to repair ultra-dry and sun-damaged skin. Himalayan goji delivers up to 19 amino acids to replenish protein at a cellular level. The serum brings a dewy glow to your skin with red raspberry seed oil blending with New Zealand blackcurrant - a rich source of essential fats like gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Hibiscus flower and kiwi oil freshen your complexion, while berry fragrance imparts pure joy.
MY OPINION: I have never felt anything as smooth as this serum. It is so silky!!! Every time I massage it into my face I can't believe how amazing it feels on my skin. The application is very pleasant and I always look forward to this part of my night time routine. Just imagine massaging the softest and silkiest oil into your face... Amazing! It doesn't sink into the skin right away, like water based serums. It takes a couple of minutes to be fully absorbed. Every day I wake up to softer and plumper looking skin. I use 4 tiny drops each time and the applicator makes it really easy to get the desired amount. The effects are visible from day one and I can't stop talking about it. Sometimes I touch my face and I ask my husband if my skin looks as soft as it feels and he tells me to stop repeating myself and that he wishes his skin was so soft :) No exaggeration- my skin feels as soft as my sons face! I stopped wearing makeup most of time, so I can embrace my lovely looking skin and let it breathe. I am also hoping that my deep forehead wrinkles will become less visible if I keep using it. I am only 24 (25 next month), so I am desperate to make them disappear!
Antipodes Saviour Skin Balm* 75g £28.99 link
INFO: Antipodes Saviour Skin Balm is a potent conditioning balm that offers skin troubles sure salvation. Nature's richest oils blend with the power-packed antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial healing properties of Australian tea tree and New Zealand totara. Cell and skin repair are dramatically optimised by antioxidant-rich echinacea and Vinanza Grape from grape seeds in this pure and natural cure-all that brings rescue daily. Use Antipodes Saviour Skin Balm to help the whole family with dry and cracked skin, grazes and bruises, chapped lips, sore muscles, sunburn, natural baby care, protection after shaving, conditioning cuticles, and in-flight hydration. Scientifically shown to stimulate synthesis of Type II collagen in human skin cells by more than 95%.
MY OPINION: This skin balm is worth investing in. It really is a skin saviour and can be used for many purposes! I know that the price tag can put you off, but you get 75g of product (10 times more than a standard size balm) so you are actually saving money :) A little goes a long way and it works wonders on dry skin. I have been using it for about a month, a couple of times a day and there is still 90% of the product left. It comes in a sturdy metal tin with a pretty design in the front. The lid is really tight, so I always make sure my hands are completely dry before I try to open it :) It can take a few attempts, but I don't mind- the content is precious!
I use it on my cuticles, elbows, knees, feet, lips and... kitchen burns (I am sooo accident prone). I also used it on my toddler, he gets dry patches on his arms and chest and I massage the balm into the affected area to soften the skin. I noticed a big improvement since I started using the Saviour Skin Balm on his skin. It became a part of my baby boys bedtime routine and my beauty regime. It isn't overly scented, it has got a nice, natural herbal fragrance. I absolutely love it and it is perfect for the full family! Every day I find myself reaching for it and it always soothes my skin, leaving it soft and nourished.