I first spied cruelty-free naturals brand Antipodes on Estée’s essiebutton channel. She was genuinely smitten by the scent and benefits of their Vanilla Pod Day Cream. I never ever thought I’d get a local opportunity to review botanically potent Antipodes natural cosmetics from New Zealand, but I’m ever so glad I thought wrong thanks to a lovely referral to its local distributors. In regular and online retail, a great local team called Wellness Connect NZ has brought Antipodes in through their store in SM North Edsa, they also have a Wellness Connect NZ Facebook page. A little bird told me this might also soon be available via Glamourbox.
The New Zealand borne range has won a number of awards, multiple times, particularly for advanced research in cosmetic blends with the use of natural ingredients. Plus, just when you thought it couldn’t get more ideal the product names are somewhat spiritually themed, (words like “Worship”, “Hallelujah”, “Hosanna”, “Rejoice!”, “Joyful” and even “Apostle” are worn by some best-sellers), they sport green labels in apothecary packaging which echoes Aesop, and hail literally from “Middle Earth”. Swish and stare. Legolas just did a hair flip. Click through to the full post to learn more, read my first impressions, and get access to direct local retail links.