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Skincare: Does it even matter?

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Why wouldn’t you want to do what you can now to create and sustain healthy, youthful skin?


We all know taking care of your skin from a young age by using sunscreen and establishing an optimal skin care regime will only benefit you in the long run.

But what skincare actually works?
I have been in the pharmaceutical industry in the past, trying many brands from New Zealand and overseas and there was only one brand I would continually bring to my customers attention.


“I've spent thousands of dollars over the years on expensive professional formulas, trying to find a product range that make a real difference to my skin. I tried Antipodes on the recommendation of someone I trust and am astounded at the results. People comment on my skin and ask what I'm doing differently. I love the joyful serum and won't be changing brands any more!”
- Tania, aged 50

You don’t need to spend ridiculous amounts of money at a clinic to achieve scientifically proven results.
Antipodes works.
It is a scientifically proven anti-ageing performance regime.
Antipodes engages an independent laboratory to investigate their formulations on human skin cells which show that it is not only possible, but that you can significantly help optimise collagen and elastin production and antioxidant activity in human skin cells. These are all critical to a more youthful-looking appearance.

Anti-aging science is an important selection factor in choosing high-performance individual ingredients in Antipodes products like the revolutionary Vinanza grape antioxidant extracts.

These scientifically proven extracts have impressive anti-aging potency properties to supercharge the Antipodes range of anti-aging face creams and ultra-care serums. The same is true for bioactive ingredients like manuka honey and avocado oil.
For instance, the Worship Skin Defence Antioxidant Serum has been scientifically shown to inhibit oxidative stress by up to 90%*. Oxidative stressis essentially an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the ability of the body to counteract or detoxify their harmful effects through neutralization by antioxidants.This serum’s antioxidant potency indicates its impressive anti-aging potential when applied to skin.


The science of Manuka Honey and Avocado Oil.

Manuka honey, found only in New Zealand, has far greater healing qualities than any other type of honey.

Produced by worker bees which gather nectar from the small pink and white flowers of the manuka plant, this 'liquid gold' contains a naturally occurring enzyme that produces hydrogen peroxide. This is a known antiseptic with superior antibacterial and antimicrobial (eg: bacteria, viruses or other microorganism that can cause disease) properties. For this reason, manuka honey is used extensively in hospitals, especially in wound care. It can also help stimulate the immune system, provide nutrients for cell metabolism, reduce inflammation, and aid rapid tissue repair.Antipodes harnesses manuka honey in their anti-aging natural skincare because it works to draw vital moisture into the skin. Thereby hydrating, moisturising, nourishing, rejuvenating and restoring your skin back to its natural glow.

Manuka honey also helps to balance your skin’s pH levels, and its antibacterial properties means it can powerfully clear blemishes.

Antipodes chooses to use premium manuka honey Active 20+ produced sustainably from New Zealand. The 20+ rating indicates its high bioactivity.

Avocado oil is incredibly nutrient-rich, and one of the most deeply penetrating oils. It's wonderful for hydrating and moisturising the skin, helping to plump out fine lines and increase collagen production. It’s also used to help address sun damage, as well as burns, wounds and skin diseases including eczema and psoriasis.

Here’s how it works: avocado oil is rich in antioxidants such as vitamins A, B, C, D E and K, and floods the skin with moisture. This helps relieve dry skin, making it beautifully dewy and supple.

Avocado oil also contains a substance called sterolin, a natural steroid that triggers the production of collagen which is essential in protecting the skin from wrinkles, fine lines and age spots.

Thanks to high levels of plant compounds called phytosterols, avocado oil has a huge role to play in rejuvenating tired and stressed skin. Avocado oil has also been shown to reduce inflamed and sun damaged skin. What’s more, a component present in avocado oil called lutein absorbs and filters UV light, offering protection from further sun damage.

And because avocado oil helps to balance and regulate your skin's natural sebum production, it’s effective for both oily and dry sensitive skin conditions.


These revolutionary ingredients scientifically prove that Nature knows best.
Along with this knowledge, Antipodes luxurious natural scents make your skin care regime a daily ritual that feels luxurious and mindfully beneficial each time you apply your products.

So which regime is best for you?
Check out our products and read through their individual product descriptions here and please email me with any questions at all so I can provide you with the correct information.


Informed decisions about your skin care is of the highest importance to me and I am only too happy to help guide you towards the best skin possible.

Megan xo

Managing Director
megan@maverickcosmetica.co.nz

Information sourced from the Antipodes website: www.antipodesnature.co.nz