Antipodes Evening Skincare Review

Antipodes Skincare Products

Although I’d never tried anything from this brand, I had heard of Antipodes Skincare and read so many positive reviews about the quality of their products and the ingredients they use. So I was so excited to finally try 2 products from their evening skincare range and not to let the cat out of the bag right away but I this duo has really given my skin its glow back!

Antipodes are a brand that is very focused on the environment and harnessing the power of organic plants and natural ingredients. The entire product range which hails from New Zealand uses sustainably sourced, fresh ingredients and combines these with extensive scientific research to create effective results orientated skincare. Let me know if you have tried & loved any other products from their range and I will add them to my basket!

Evening Skincare From Antipodes

Antipodes Avocado Pear Night Cream

Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream

I think this night cream might just be the answer to plump, hydrated, blemish-free skin. It works wonders whilst you’re sleeping and I think that when used after the Joyous Serum you have the perfect duo not only for combating the signs of ageing but for boosting your skins natural healthy glow! I can’t believe it has taken me this long to discover the benefits of Antipodes skincare.

If you have dull, dry, mature skin then this rich cream is going to fit well into your routine. This Avocado Pear cream has a thick texture and a distinctive bold scent (ylang-ylang, jasmine and sandalwood). It isn’t greasy but the cream is very rich and has a slight oiliness to it which will help replenish dehydrated skin.

Avocado oil – is high in antioxidants, works as a natural sun filter and gives a super-hydrating boost for your skin.
Manuka honey – helps to promote youthful, fresh, blemish-free skin & is antibacterial too.
Vinanza® Grape extract – This is a revolutionary antioxidant extract from sauvignon blanc grape seeds grown on Marlborough vineyards, scientists have identified as having double the levels of polyphenolic antioxidants, helps neutralise free-radical damage.

The ingredients list is pretty impressive:-

Ingredients: shea butter vegetable extract avocado oil Active 20+ manuka honey macadamia nut oil calendula oil coconut oil vegetable extract Vinanza Grape® grapeseed extract Vitamin E Aqua butyrospermum parkii squalane persea gratissima leptospermum mel macadamia ternifolia calendula officinalis cocos nucifera cetearyl olivate sorbitan olivate lecithin gluconolactone sodium benzoate calcium gluconate vitis vinifera tocopherol essential oil fragrances of sandalwood ylang ylang and patchouli

  • Hydrates and protects skin while you sleep
  • Scientifically shown* to stimulate synthesis of collagen production in human cells by up to 92 per cent
  • Suited to most skin conditions, especially mature and dry
  • Certified vegetarian by the UK Vegetarian Society
  • Recyclable glass bottle. 100 per cent biodegradable cardboard from sustainable forests

Antipodes Avocado Pear Night Cream

Antipodes Joyous Night Replenishing Serum 

This is one serum you are going to want to add to your evening routine, especially if, like me, your skin often looks dull and lacklustre. This oil-based serum has a lovely rich silky texture and a subtle botanical scent it applies like a dream and boy does my skin drink it up. It is absolutely packed full of wonderful premium organic ingredients, no hidden nasties and their packaging is environmentally friendly.

Showcasing some incredible skin-loving ingredients including a trio of superfood oils that will rejuvenate, hydrate and refresh your skin. You can rely on this serum to keep your skin looking incredible night after night! I am in love with it and the results I have already seen in my skin – my skin feels supple, smooth and looks so much more healthy and glowing. This serum has become a staple in my skincare routine.

  • Himalayan goji berry – protein-rich, containing up to 19 naturally occurring amino acids.
  • Red raspberry seed & blackcurrant oil – provide a rich natural source of essential fatty acids to hydrate
  • Hibiscus flower helps exfoliate and freshen your complexion.

The ingredients list again is impressive:-

Blackcurrant Oil, Goji Berry Extract, Raspberry Seed Oil, Hibiscus Flower Extract, Reishi Mushroom Extract, Ribes Nigrum, Lycium Barbarum, Rubus Idaeus, Hibiscus Sabdarifa, Gandoderma Lucidum, Essential Oil Fragrances Of Blackcurrant, D-Limonene*, Geraniol*, Linalool*, Citronellal*. 

  • Helps repair damaged and ultra-dry skin
  • Help improve skin elasticity and suppleness
  • Suited to normal, dry and mature skin conditions
  • Certified vegetarian by the UK Vegetarian Society
  • Recyclable glass bottle. 100% biodegradable cardboard from sustainable forests

Green Skincare from Antipodes

People are becoming more aware of how they impact the environment (I know I am) and we are seeing more brands becoming vegan, sustainable and organic. I think It is such a positive step & Antipodes are a world leader in this, with over 10 years experience.

Antipodes is one of the few fully certified organic skincare producers in the world, making them a green beauty brand you can genuinely trust.

Pai Instant Radiance Collection

Pai Instant Radiance Gift Set

Pai Instant Radiance Collection

Pai Skincare is one of those brands you fall in love with from the very first product you try, its a brand that never lets you down and one that you whole heartedly trust. They use the very best quality, natural ingredients and they have products to suit specific skincare needs.

I have been using the Instant Radiance Collection* because one of my main skin concerns is dull skin. I always look for products that promise to add more of a glow / radiance to my complexion and this duo have been a pleasure to use.

In this collection you will receive,

  • Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil Rollerball (10ml)
  • Kukui & Jojoba Bead Skin Brightening Exfoliator (15ml)

Pai Xmas Gfts

The Kukui & Jojoba Bead Skin Brightening Exfoliator is a very hydrating, gentle exfoliating polish. Its enriched with

  • Exotic Oils and high concentrations of Omega 3 & 6
  • It uses ultra-gentle Jojoba Seeds and a Micro-Sphere exfoliation system to gently roll over skin to lift away dead skin cells, de-flake and polish skin without damaging skin cells and locking in moisture
  • Avocado oil is rich in vitamins A, D and E and also deep penetrating oils which hydrate, nourish and soften the skin
  • Kukui nut oil comes from the seeds of a Polynesian tree and soothes and softens the skin without leaving a greasy film

Its a lovely exfoliator to use in the evening to lift off all that dirt and grime from the day, which helps to give your skin that beautiful natural radiance. Not only does it leave your skin feeling soft and nourished but it also leaves it feeling hydrated which is not always the case with exfoliators.

Pai Instant Radiance Gift Set

The other product included in this radiance duo is the Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil. It comes in a very handy travel friendly roller ball. This multi tasker is one of Pai Skincare best selling products and once you use it it’s easy to see why.

  • Rich in concentrated Trans-Retinoic Acid, an essential fuel for the skin’s natural repair function. The power of retinol without irritation.
  • Rosehip Oil is renowned for its skin healing properties. High concentrations of Omegas 3, 6, 7 & 9, plus antioxidant carotenoids help repair and protect the skin against environmental stresses and visible damage

This is quite a hero product as it helps reduce scaring, improves skins firmness, elasticity and suppleness whilst also protecting skin from environmental aggressors and reduce the effects of photo-aging effects of UVA light on the skin.

This is quite a lightweight oil and I have been using it at night after the exfoliator, I like to massage it in to my skin for a minute or two and my skin is left feeling nourished and so hydrated. I have been using this oil for a couple of weeks now and I think my skin looks brighter and feels less dry.

I think this is a great duo for the Winter months, when our skin needs a little extra TLC and the ingredients in both products focus on protecting, repairing and giving our skin back its natural healthy glow.

Pai products are all cruelty free and Pai are proud to carefully select ingredients with proven remedial and skin soothing properties and keep their products free from irritating chemicals and alcohol.

*PR Sample

Black Friday 25% off at Pai Skincare



Pai Skincare are a British brand, who create all of their award-winning products in London. They’re a brand who offer products to suit all skin types/ concerns, such as sensitive, unpredictable or unbalanced skin – Pai Skincare is ideal for those looking for organic products that really perform.

So I’m super excited to share that Pai have a fab Black Friday deal for you, they’re a brand who very rarely offer discounts. So this is one deal to get excited about, they’re offering 25% off their entire range* so if you have been waiting to try something from their range or you’re already a fan of their skincare then now is the ideal time to stock up on your favourite products.

Pai Skincare Black Friday Sale

I know I will be snapping up a few bottles of their best selling Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil & I have been eager to try a few other products, especially a face mask. Let me know what you treat yourself too.

From Thursday, 24th November to midnight on Monday, 28th November Pai Skincare are offering a 25% off site-wide* with the code: BLACKPAIDAY

FREE UK DELIVERY, with the option to upgrade to a next day service for a small charge

Shipping within five days to EU countries.

*25% discount is not valid on gift cards or our Christmas Gift Sets

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Ooh! Oils Of Heaven

Ooh! Facial Oils

Ooh! Facial Oils

I love being introduced to new brands, especially when they’re quite new and have a strong ethical mission statement & I think Oils of Heaven are a company that really do that

‘Oils of Heaven was established to scour the world for the most effective beauty oils known to humankind and bring them to a wider audience. Oils whose effectiveness in repairing cells and healing skin has stood the test of time over centuries. Once identified, Oils of Heaven strives to source these oils from small local suppliers in a fair and equitable manner, trying to help particularly women to establish a  livelihood for themselves and for the community. Oils of Heaven strives to bring you the absolute best of nature in a sustainable, equitable and natural way to make the world a more beautiful place.”

I have been trying out two of their facial oils and being someone that loves using face oils in their skincare routine I was excited to see how these compared to some of my holy grail products (lets just say one of them has become a firm favourite).

Ooh! Natural Cacay Anti Aging Face Oil* £39.00

This face oil only has one ingredient, it is 100% Caryodendron Orinocense Nut Oil, (Cacay Oil). This oil originated in Columbia and Oils of Heaven are the very first brand to bring pure Cacay Oil to the UK market. This Oil has a high content of vitamin A, vitamin E and Linoleic Acid (omega-6) which have effective results in skincare.

Vitamin A (retinol) – is an wonderful anti-oxidant which helps to kick start the skin’s natural renewal process, rebuilding, replenishing cells and skin tissue. It also leaves the skin velvety smooth, radiant and wrinkles appear less noticeable

Vitamin E – again this is anti oxidant rich which helps replenish moisture in the skin. It will also repair and protect the skin against environmental aggressors and treat the first signs of aging by promoting new skin cell growth and speeding up cell regeneration.

Linoleic Acid (omega-6) – which helps provide a healthy balance of moisture in the skin, soothe inflammation, minimise scaring and protect the skin from environmental aggressors.

So this is quite the wonder oil & it does a little bit of everything. This oil doesn’t feel too heavy or greasy and after a couple of minutes its absorbed in to the skin leaving it soft, smooth and very hydrated. This facial oil can be used day or night and I have used it in place of my serum and that seems to work well under my moisturiser without feeling too greasy.

Cacay Facial Oil

Ooh! Organic Moringa Anti Oxidant Face Oil* £19.00

This oil also only has one ingredient, it is 100% Organic Moringa Oleifera Kernel Oil.

Organic Moringa Oil is an excellent cleanser and moisturiser as it contains high levels of natural anti-oxidant as well as oleic acid, vitamin A and vitamin C. It is ideal for preventing free radicals and other skin damaging agents.

Oleic Acid – this is a really effective moisturiser and will also help reduce inflammation.

Vitamin A (retinol) – is an wonderful anti-oxidant which helps to kick start the skin’s natural renewal process, rebuilding, replenishing cells and skin tissue. It also leaves the skin velvety smooth, radiant and wrinkles appear less noticeable

Vitamin C – keeps your skin supple, radiant and it also fights the effects of free radicals.

This face oil is great at giving the skin a real luminosity, so if like me you have quite dull skin you would benefit from adding this to your skincare routine. I also love using a few drops under my face masks, just for a little extra hydration and glow.

I think Ooh! Oils of Heaven are a brand to keep your eye on and if you’re into natural, organic skincare then they’re a brand you will want to check out. I found their oils gentle, hydrating and very nourishing on my skin. I have to say the Cacay Anti Aging Face Oil was my favourite of the two. It calmed redness in my skin, gave such a boost of hydration and helped reduce dark marks left from blemishes. How could I not love it.

Have you heard of this brand? Let me know what your favourite face oils are.

Oils of Heaven are available in the UK from www.lovelula.com

*PR Sample