Although Antipodes is very popular in the green beauty market, I have never tried anything from them.
Thanks to Lovelula and their blogger program, I have been able to test over the past few weeks the Antipodes Juliet Skin Brightening cleanser. Read below what I think of it!
The Juliet skin-brightening cleanser (£24.99 for 200ml)* is a nice brown gel that transforms into a foaming emulsion with the addition of a bit of water. The consistency of the gel is quite interesting and really reminds me more of a creamy chocolate pudding than just a clear gel.
The cleanser is designed to blemish-prone and oily skins. Formula wise, it contains a few ingredients aiming at clarifying the skin. But it also contains other ingredients that will nurture the skin.
To mention a few, you can find:
-Vinanza Performance Plus which comprises exfoliating Kiwifruit skin and antioxidant Grapeseed extract which is suppsed to be anti-ageing, moisturising, calming and illuminating.
- Manuka honey, a low pH and rich in sugar honey that is super healing and repairing.
- Avocado oil, an extremely oleic-rich oil that brings moisture and softeness to the skin.
- Hibiscus flower extract which is rich in alpha-hydroxy-acids and anthoncyanides and helps to exfoliate and brighten the skin.
The foaming properties are due to the combination of a couple of a mild detergent (the sodium cocoyl glutamate and sodium lauroamphoacetate) which are generally very well tolerated by sensitive skins.
The scent of the cleanser is very fresh and fruity, and perhaps less floral compared to other cleansers I have tried (such as this one or this one), but still a very pleasant aroma to my taste!
I use the Juliet cleanser morning and evening as first cleanser. I sometimes leave it a couple minutes on the skin, and rinse it out with lukewarm water. My skin feels revived after use, very clear and illuminated. Make-up and impurities are all gone. The cleanser is not drying at all and doesn't sting - I think it would also be suitable to normal/combination skin types. Retailing at almost £25.00, it is not cheap but it is one of those complete and well rounded cleansers that I would definitely purchase.
....more than just a cleanser!
Get it here at Lovelula.
Have you used it? what do you think?
Composition: aqua, Vitis vinifera & Actindia chinensis (grapeseed and kiwifruit skin) extracts, sodium cocoyl glutamate, sodium lauroamphoacetate, wheat germamidopropyldimonium hydroxypropyl (hydrolysed wheat protein), sodium hydroxymethyl glycinate, Persea gratissima (Avocado) oil, Simondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil, Leptospermum scoparium mel (Manuka) honey, Hibiscus sabdafirra (Hibiscus flower) extract, sodium benzoate, gluconolactone, calcium gluconate, fragance of green Apple and Cardamon (benzyl alcohol, cinamal, citral, citronellol, geraniol, limonene, linalool)