Antipodes also has a very strong green beauty ethos which aspires to ecologically sound values, full organic certification, trace-ability of sustainable ingredients, the use of renewable resources and the lightest of carbon footprints. Yay! Definintely a brand I want to support!
As a result of the above I was very excited to receive a couple of Antipodes products from the recent Glamour Affair Sydney event (read the review of this event here), including the Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanser.
Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanser (RRP: $46)
|Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanser|
Being a cleansing balm, this cleanser is different to any other cleanser I have previously used. It comes in a convenient to use screw top 75 gram plastic tub with a small spatula included. I love it when brands provide spatulas. It's so much more hygienic than dipping your fingers into the product!
The lovely and thick cleansing balm is yellow in colour with small seed-like granules in it which provide a mild exfoliation. You can just see the granules if you look closely at the above photo.
Antipodes advises that 100% of the ingredients are from natural origins and 76% of the ingredients are from organic cultivation.
So what ingredients does it contain?
Olive oil, Shea butter, beeswax, harekeke flax oil, coconut oil, evening primrose oil, lavender oil, cocoa butter, Vinanza Grape extract, blue chamomile flower extract, hibiscus flower and Vitamin E are all included ingredients. It's a refreshing change to be able to read the ingredients and recognise what they are rather than reading a list of chemicals!
The balm is beautifully scented with chamomile and lavender, which also work to calm and soothe the skin. All the oils and butters listed above help to moisturise and soften the skin and the harekeke flax oil has proven antibacterial properties.The Vinanza Grape extract is reported to be full of antioxidants to help repair free radical damage, whilst the hibiscus flower provides a gentle exfoliating action.
To use this cleansing balm you need to apply it to your skin and then gently massage it onto your face with upward circular movements. The balm unsurprisingly feels quite buttery in texture and I massage it into my face for a couple of minutes.
Removing this cleansing balm from your face is a bit more work than removing normal cleansers. You can't fully remove it with water alone. You definitely need to also use a wash cloth.
Despite the extra work to remove this product I love it for the results it gives. My skin always feels so soft, smooth, moisturised and deeply cleansed after use. Well worth the effort required!
If you are interested in buying the Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanser to try it yourself you can click HERE to buy it from Ry Australia.
You can see more of the Antipodes product range HERE.
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