Review: Antipodes Manuka Honey Skin Brightening Light Day Cream and Eye Cream

I’ve always had good experiences with Antipodes. Their Saviour Skin Balm is my household must have, and the Manuka Honey Aura Mask is my favourite mask ever. I’ve repurchased these 2 items time and again, because they just work. Of course, there’s the Worship serum that you must try. So when I found out about the new Manuka Honey creams, I had to try them. The Manuka Honey Skin-Brightening Light Day Cream (50ml, RM259) and the Manuka Honey Skin-Brightening Eye Cream (30ml, RM249) have been in my daily routine for more than a month.



We know that manuka honey has healing properties. It is anti-inflammatory and moisturizing. The eye cream has manuka honey active 20+ from New Zealand to help hydrate and freshen under-eye tissue. Persian silk flower and Vinanza Grape and Kiwi help brighten the delicate area. While the texture of the eye cream is quite rich, it sinks into skin after a minute of patting and massaging the eye area gently. That’s my routine with any eye cream. I pat it in, then gently massage the area with my ring fingers in circular motion. When my finger starts to feel like they are dragging my skin, it means the cream is fully absorbed. While I can’t say my eyes look brighter (lack of sleep gives you panda eyes no matter what eye cream you use!), I can tell you that this eye cream has been keeping my eye area hydrated and moisturized. There was a time when my eyes were extra dry, and I could see that the skin around that area is less bouncy. But now, with more H2O and a richer eye cream, I can definitely see a difference. This eye cream is also suitable for those with oily and blemished skin.




The Manuka Honey Skin Brightening Light Day Cream is also suitable for those with oily blemished skin. The healing antibacterial properties of manuka honey help calm down skin blemishes. When I notice a zit about to pop up, I’d use the Manuka Honey Aura Mask for 10 minutes, followed with this moisturizer. My skin is calmed down without fail. For those bigger nasty pimple, I’d apply some tea tree oil before the moisturizer. This moisturizer also contains bee venom and Vinanza grape and kiwi to offer slight lifting and skin brightening. It is noted that if you’re allergic to bee venom, avoid this moisturizer. I haven’t been stung by a bee before, so I didn’t know if I was, but I did a patch test before using this moisturizer. The texture is quite interesting. It doesn’t absorb into the skin immediately. I need to massage it into my skin, and then, it’ll sink into the skin. I’d say it still leaves a slight tacky feeling on the skin, but it’s a comfortable tacky and not oily or sticky, if you know what I mean. I realized I have been reaching for this moisturizer every day, even when I have to try another moisturizer, I find that I still reach for this. It is light and not cloying, and it’s great when the days are hot.



I don’t have oily skin, so I can’t say that both these creams are great if you do, but it’s said to be suitable for those with oily skin as well. My skin is normal to dry and I appreciate that these creams are moisturizing yet light at the same time. At the very least, I’d recommend you try the day cream which I love. You can purchase these online at TNS Skinlab and they’d deliver right to your door.


xoxo Lily




Manuka Honey Skin-Brightening Light Day Cream

Manuka Honey Skin-Brightening Eye Cream