Review: Antipodes Joyful Hand and Body Cream

Can you tell I’m clearing backlog? There are so many pictures that I took, sitting in my folder, screaming at me to just use them already. LOL! Just like I have been using up older stuff, I’m also posting reviews I should have posted ages ago. Procrastination is powerful, I tell you. And now, it seems like I’m in aΒ spring cleaning mood. Antipodes has a few hand creams and today, I’d like to tell you about their Joyful Hand and Body Cream (120ml/RM149).




What can I say about hand and body creams? Not a lot, so this is going to be brief. Well, first of all, I really like the purple. It comes in a tube that looks like toothpaste and it squeezes out the cream just like one πŸ™‚ Thank goodness it doesn’t smell minty. This cream is rich in avocado oil which is great for dry skin. There is also wild blackcurrent berry in the ingredients, which dominates the scent of this cream. It smells really sweet, and when applied in enclosed space, like your car, everybody will be able to smell it. Truthfully, it’s a little too sweet for my taste, so if the scent could be toned down, I would appreciate this much better. I might have choked on the sweetness, just a little.


Joyful hand cream Joyful hand cream texture


My hands are not particularly dry so I find this a bit much, but I did applyΒ it on my body and it’s sooooo smooth. If you have drier skin, you will appreciate this cream. It takes a little massaging for the product to seep into your skin, but I know some people with very dry skin will appreciate the moisture. I know my mom does, because she conveniently put it in her bag after I let her use it. I haven’t seen it since. HAHAHAHA! That said, this cream does not make my hands or body feel greasy. Don’t you hate creams that do? Then again, greasy creams are great for massaging. If you have a partner, get him or her to massage the cream in and you’ll probably get a good 10 minutes of bliss. I’m so sneaky, aren’t I? Here’s the ingredient list for those who are interested.


Antipodes Joyful hand cream ingredients


Are you guys using anything in particular at the moment? Have you tried Antipodes yet? If you’re in Malaysia, you can purchase it online from TNS Skinlab. There’s free shipping if you purchase anything more than RM50. (non affiliated)


xoxo Lily


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  • Claire

    ha, spring cleaning mood, love that! this cream sounds something for me, my skin loves the oils and avocado and all those ‘connect with nature’ ingredients.I actually haven’t tried that much from this brand, hm.I actually like that greasy feeling for some reason, cover myself in lots of oils or bodybutter stuff after a long bath or shower in the evening. can’t wait for more spring cleaning!

    • Lily

      I’m growing quite fond of Antipodes, actually πŸ™‚ I hope you’ll give it a try and when you do, I hope you’ll like it too, Claire!

  • Hey Lily, oh I understand that backlog problem way too well :p I’m not sure I’ll like how this one smells, but avocado oil sounds like a great idea! I recently laid my hands on a set of Antipodes minis and I do like them, but I think I’ll have to use them for a bit longer to really tell how I feel about the brand. I kinda wish they’d ease up on the citrus essential oils though.

    • Lily

      I quite like the citrus actually πŸ™‚ And backlogs, gosh, some are dated to more than a year ago, so I deleted some which are not worth a mention. So bad with keeping up and I thought I wrote quite regularly!

  • ooh this packaging is different than normal antipodes isn’t it? it’s like the pantone colour of the year!

    • Lily

      LOL! Yup, pantone colour of the year indeed!

  • LOL at your mom. Well, at least that helps with clearing out products, right?

    • Lily

      Hahaha yes definitely. Skincare especially, don’t go to waste. Those that don’t work on me usually work for her πŸ™‚

  • Ahahaha your mom! That’s awesome!
    I have a backlog too, but UGGGH. I’ve been having a hard time getting back into the swing.

    • Lily

      Ah, take your time! We all have backlogs – better than not having enough material I guess. LOL πŸ˜€

  • Jaa

    I too have quite a bit of old photos that I should probably talk about them on my blog soon. ^_^ Your mom is funny haha she probably really likes it so much! I personally can’t do with sweet-scented hand creams. They tend to give me headaches but I do like my Jack Black hand cream with eucalyptus scent. πŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Oh yeah, if the scent is really sweet, I’d get a headache too. This one just made me choke a little. LOL! I haven’t tried anything from Jack Black though πŸ™‚

  • Hahaha! Your mom sounds awesome, Lily.

    I’ve never seen Antipodes here (cry cry cry), but this cream sound pretty great, too. I am ALL OVER creams that other people find to be too hydrating, so this one certainly piques my interest πŸ˜›

    • Lily

      Oops sorry I missed your comment, Rae! Too bad Antipodes is not readily available where you are. They have some pretty good stuff to offer πŸ™‚