Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Antipodes Organic Avocado Oil & Rosehip

After trying the Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ and falling in love with it, I was determined to try and investigate facial oils more. I had always dismissed them as I think, like others, that if you add oil to oily skin it would make it oiler. I was very wrong, after trying Trilogy out for a week it improved my skin without adding any other oil to it.

How did I come to Antipodes? That would be the influence of other beauty bloggers, there are bevy of them who adore good skin care and this product came up time and time again.

I took to Google and searched out the product online, the first thing I was impressed with was the price £19 compared to Triogy's £29 for the same amount, and second was the ingredients list that got my aromatherapy side twitching. Base oils of Avocado, Macadamia Nut, Jojoba and Rosehip oil - all filled with fatty acids (great for scar healing), vitamin A, B1, B2, C and D as well as Omegas 3 and 9. These will help skin healing, neutralize free radicals that lead to aging, and helps skin look less stressed. Essentials oils of Ylang-Ylang, Sandalwood and Jasmine give a delicate fragrance but contribute to the psychological effect of feeling less stressed and soothes rattled nerves.

I got my bottle when I went to the London Bloggers Meet Up in April from Selfridges, and every blogger that saw in my bag said it was the best purchase I could of made that day. I got this just as the right time because my normal moisturiser has just ran out, I patted 3 drops over my face with the option of putting a cream over the top if you feel you need a bit more moisture to the skin. After a week the redness I have on my sensitive cheeks has reduced, my skin did look a lot smoother and more refreshed. When my skin started to get more blemishes (which I didn't realise at the time where the result of my pregnancy), it even helped with the healing of these.

Do I love this? A whole hearted yes, and I recommend it to everyone who wants a good value facial oil that still delivers the results of the higher value. I am already eyeing the skin masks in the range, which is great timing as one of my favourite natural websites Nature's Healthbox have announced they are stocking it so I do not have to wait for my next Selfridges trip.


  1. I have had my eye on this for ages, and it would have been my first facial oil purchase, but around the time I was about to go for it I just so happened to be sent two others, form different brands to try out. I really wanted to love facial oils, but they somehow just haven't blown me away. The first one, I really liked at first, and while I still do, and it does seem to benefit my skin, I have begun to notice some things about it that I don't like - it doesn't absorb very well, and my skin still feels oily by morning. The second oil smells lovely and seems like a really nice product, but sadly it broke me out so I can no longer use it.
    I'm wondering if I should give oils one last shot and give this one a go, or whether I should just admit defeat!
    Mel x


    1. It's the same for any skin, you use what suits you. For me facial oils have been a blessing, your skin will change over time (early twenties mine was really oily I wouldn't of even considered oil). It might not be your time yet. x

  2. I need this in my collection of oils! I own and use the Trilogy oils but I like to mix up my skincare a bit and this sounds like a fantastic product!

    Sharon x

  3. Hi Helen, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  4. you have just reminded me that I need to repurchase this. I love this oil. x


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