you know me, I am always searching for a more natural and high-performing product on the beauty market. Hence, when I ran out of my moisturiser, I had a look out for something new to try. As the condition of my skin is on the dryer side and during the past few months battled with periods of immense dryness, I decided to have a look out for a nourishing moisturiser. Antipodes really got me intrigued. I loved the fact of having a lighter day cream and a thicker night time moisturiser. In addition, these creams do have the purest ingredients.
After all, since using the creams for two weeks by now, I have already seen improvements in my skin’s condition. Moreover, these products are light enough to prevent my skin from breaking out. I couldn’t be more satisfied. Additionally, the moisturisers do smell amazing. The day cream smells like a pot of vanilla and the night time cream reminds me of some zen spa surroundings with a slightly more herbal note to it. However, as the name Avocado Pear already tells, it is still a quite freshly scented product.
The ingredients of the Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream do wonders to your skin. Hence, the included avocado oil comes with hydrating benefits. The Manuka Honey provides anti-bacterial properties. In addition, the Vinanza Grape shines with its anti-aging functions.
The Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream has equally amazing benefits. It also contains Vinanza Grape and Manuka Honey. However, the third key ingredient is rose hip oil which helps to reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles.
Furthermore, I wanted to talk a bit about the importance of green beauty. In all honesty, I never thought I could change from high-end luxury products to natural high-performance beauty. In the beginning, I didn’t think it was as chic. Until I realised that the most important factor is what is actually healthy for my skin. Well, ingredients that I would not want to absorb should definitely not go onto my body. Hence, over the last years, I slowly transitioned into the realms of green beauty. I must say by now, I am fully immersed into the wonderful world of natural beauty products.
Let’s finally wake up and realise that healthy living goes way beyond what is on our plate. We truly have to come to terms with the fact that the chemicals in regular beauty products can harm our hormones, our brain, and much more. In any case, the products get absorbed by our largest organ, our skin.
Just to give you an insight on what you should look out for, I would be very cautious with silicones, pegs, ppg, sulphates, parabens and phthalates. Most of these ingredients are highly toxic or even cancer provoking. However, I know since there are more ingredients to be cautious of, it isn’t all too easy to know which products to buy. Hence, I truly love to use an app or website called Codecheck. The application provides one with the beautiful possibility to check every product’s ingredients list. Basically, the app checks it for you and provides you with all the necessary information on the ingredients and their degree of harmfulness.
So, if you want to eliminate some toxins in your daily life, you might want to have a beauty cupboard clear out and stock up with the right beauty products. Finally, you’ll also come to notice that green beauty can be as exclusive and good looking on the shelf as well as on the skin as the regular beauty market classics.
Lastly, I know it can be overwhelming to be 100% toxin free and it is surely not even possible. However, for me, I like to think of it as the 80/20 rule. This means living as toxin free as possible but accepting and not stressing about the fact that daily life confronts us with a lot of inevitable toxins. Which is fine since our body is also very good at detoxing itself to some degree. Anyhow, living a healthier and conscious lifestyle shouldn’t be stressful or obsessive but a beautiful and fun endeavour.