You must have read about Antipodes on this blog. I first discovered it about 2 years ago, and I have been slowly trying their products. I was looking for a more affordable eye cream and this one fits the bill. Then, there was some major promotion on cleansers and toners (60% off with purchase) so I grabbed that too. Oh, and I heard avocado is a good ingredient in creams, and I got a night cream. I know, it was one after another. I bought all these when I first knew I was pregnant. I wanted to switch to something more organic for no specific reason. I don’t believe skincare must be different during pregnancy if there are no changes to your skin. My skin did become more sensitive, hence, the switch. I noticed my skin has become drier lately, so I know I’ll be changing my routine again. So, I believe skincare should only be changed according to your skin condition, not because whether or not you’re pregnant. So here, I’ll be doing brief reviews on each product which I’ve been using for the past 4 to 5 months.
Juliet Skin Brightening Gel Cleanser 200ml (RM118)
I blame my super sensitive nose because I don’t like the scent of this cleanser. I might change my mind once I’m not pregnant. I do however, like the cleanser very much. It cleanses without stripping and it feels very comfortable on. Even after cleansing, my face does not feel tight and I love using this in the morning. I bought this because I saw Manuka Honey in the ingredients and you guys know I love my Manuka Honey mask.
You can order it online here (not affiliated whatsoever).
Ananda Antioxidant Rich Gentle Toner 100ml (RM138)
This is a spray on toner which smells of beautiful roses. In fact, I spritz some on my face whenever it feels a little dry. It is supposed to soothe irritated skin and on me, it does tone down some redness. I’d spray it on my face just for that whiff of Bulgarian Rose 🙂 Again, here’s the link (not affiliated whatsoever, Serious!)
Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream 30ml (RM178)
Did you realise something? We usually get only 15ml in our eye creams but this one has double in volume! I thought it was a deal until I saw that this product expires in 6 months from date of opening. I’ve been using it daily and nightly for the past 4-5 months and nowhere am I nearly done! And I’ve already decanted HALF of it to my mom. I think it’s great value because of that. Just share with a friend and your eye cream is half the price. Haha! I do like this eye cream too. I find that my eyes are less dry, and it looks a little firmer. I wonder if it’s the avocado in the ingredients. Avocados are great for firming. This eye cream hydrates my eyes without being overly oily and it doesn’t melt my eye makeup either (when I wear eye makeup, that is).
Link (Affiliated. LOL! Just kidding, no affiliation)
Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream 60ml (RM178)
I remember the first time I put this on before bed. Ashlyn came to give me a kiss and she said “Oh Mommy, what’s that beautiful smell??” Yup, that’s the cream. It is like aromatherapy on my face. I wish I could love this product though. It is very creamy and very rich. I will recommend this ONLY if you have dry skin. I use it on alternate nights and still, it’s too rich for my face. My mom was only too happy to take it from me. After these few months, her face looks more supple and soft and this is the only change in her skincare.
Link here (for the last time, no affiliation!)
So there you go, very brief reviews of a few products I’ve been using. I have been using a firming serum and a firming mask and I DO SEE RESULTS! I want to test them for another month (been using them for the past 2-3 months) before telling you about it. Until next time!