Thursday, 17 October 2013

Currently Obsessed: Antipodes Divine Face Oil

Hi, everyone! A few weeks back I gushed about my haul from Feel Unique, chock-full of skin care and makeup goodies that are hard to find here in Toronto. I've found a few treasures due to that order and it's time to rave about one of them!

Antipodes Divine Face Oil was featured on my most recent wishlist, so I was thrilled to find it (on sale!) via Feel Unique. I first heard about it from Gita at Odds and Ends, and was instantly curious because it was touted as an oil that is lightweight, moisturizing without greasiness, kind to breakouts and scars, and collagen-boosting. What more could my 30-year-old oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin look for?


Antipodes is a brand that has been piquing my interest for awhile now. It's been raved about in the blogosphere for some time and is right up my alley because it offers organic, natural ingredients, earth- and animal-friendly practices, and ultra elegant formulas that are lovely to all the senses. What's not to love?


The oil comes in a rectangular box with lush green colouring and a ton of helpful info about the product. A sticker tops the box that claims it will increase collagen in your skin up to 51%!


Antipodes claims that their Divine Oil gives "a lift to tired, stressed, and sun damaged skin" by nourishing and fighting free radicals via antioxidants. It's certified organic, rich in avocado, macadamia, jojoba, and rose hip oils which work together to minimize lines and pigmentation. It's supposed to be so suitable for all skin conditions that you're encouraged to give special attention to breakouts, fine lines, and scars!



In addition to its anti-ageing, hydrating, and antioxidant properties, Divine Face Oil also works as a natural sunscreen (by absorbing UV light) and a treatment for age and acne spots. So many promising claims!

Here's a full list of ingredients, for those who are curious: 


The oil comes in a glass bottle with a dark tint to protect the ingredients inside:


When you unscrew the cap, a glass dropper applicator is revealed. I'm a sucker for dropper-style packaging, so it was instantly satisfying!



The oil itself is an olive-toned yellow colour with an oily (duh!), but fairly runny texture. Here's a shot of it in the palm of my hand:


With the slightest tilt of my hand the oil begins to run, showing how fluid it is. The scent of the oil is absolutely lovey- herbal with a subtle floral touch. It's a pleasure to apply every time!


Given the title of this post, it's no secret that I've been loving this oil. But here's a full breakdown of the benefits and drawbacks so that you can decide for yourself whether it might be for you!

Pros:

  • For an oil, the texture is incredibly light-weight and non-greasy
  • Works amazingly in the morning under my primer and foundation; does not leave my skin shiny during the day!
  • Also wears well under night cream in the evening as an extra shot of nourishment
  • Easy application- I just warm the oil between my palms and pat onto skin
  • A little goes a very long way- I apply only 2 tiny drops in the morning and 3 in evening
  • Hasn't broken me out (!), which is something I thought would never be possible for an oil
  • Brightens the skin, leaving a nice glow
  • A pleasant herbal scent that smells earthy, yet luxurious
  • Suitable for all skin types; use on its own for oily skin or underneath another moisturizer for drier skin
  • Handy dropper applicator, which is fun to use!
  • Organic certified, eco-friendly and cruelty-free!

Cons:
  • At over $40, this is not a bargain (though I really think it'll last forever!)
  • The glass bottle is sturdy, but must be cautious not to drop it
  • Nope, that's it! No more cons that I can think of!

So if you can't tell by the totally lopsided lists above, I'm completely smitten with this oil! It really is my dream skin care product- something that's natural, luxurious, hydrating, and brightening that doesn't break me out or leave me oily? I never thought it possible!

I can't rave more about Antipodes Divine Face Oil- if you're in the market for a facial oil that keeps oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin happy, this is the one!

Have you ever tried Antipodes products? What's your favourite skin care oil?

Thanks for reading! xo

42 comments:

  1. Wow this sounds like really amazing stuff, I'm really intrigued as my skincare routine needs a bit of change. I like the sound of this, the fact that it leaves a nice glow without being greasy is great for an oil. I like that it's anti ageing too, there's a lot of benefits to using this, sounds like it's worth the price tag.

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    1. It really is worth the price! It's hard to find a facial oil that works on oily skin, but this is fab :)

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    2. It lasts for ages! I love it. An old work mate thought I had had botox!

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  2. It is amazing, right?! I'm glad you like it :)!!
    And thanks for the mention :) <3

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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    1. It really is! Thanks so much for introducing me to this lovely product :)

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  3. It sounds like it's amazing, I bet I could never find it in my country :( XO

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    1. It really is great! I can't buy it here in Canada, but I found it on feelunique.com :)

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  4. Sounds beautiful! I have had my eye on this for a while, but the price tag definitely makes me hold off. I have tried (and LOVE) the Antipodes Hallelujah Cleanser...but as you said, difficult to get here in Toronto!

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    1. I definitely want to try more goodies for Antipodes. This oil is a must! And Feel Unique shipped quickly (and with no duty) to Toronto, which was great :)

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    2. antipodes sell online, you would need to check if they will send to Toronto

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    1. It's fantastic! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  6. This looks like an amazing product.
    I feel like I need to check out this line.
    Currently my favourite oil is the Clarins Blue Orchid Oil.
    Amazing post!
    TarteTanya

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    1. It's definitely worth checking out! I need to give that Clarins oil a go too. Thanks always for stopping by, Tanya! xo

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  7. great post! would you like to follow eachother?
    x
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! Will stop by your blog soon :)

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  8. good review. ive been more and more curious about face oils lately but i just dont trust that it won't break my combo and acne-prone skin out. i know you mentioned having the same type of skin so thats reassuring but still...too worried to try. maybe i'll pop over to iherb and see whats being offered there. there may be something simiar or i can mix my own oils...
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. Thanks, Jenn! I'd love to learn more about mixing my own oil, but for now this oil is still working great for my oily skin! xo

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  9. Wow sounds really interesting, I also have sensitive combination acne prone skin but like the previous comment - I`m scarred to try it because many many oils caused me a serious breakout. But if you say it didn`t break you out... Maybe I`m in need to try this :) I wish they had smaller sizes!

    Eve
    http://lazybluesundays.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah, I've had bad experiences with oils in the past, but this one is an exception! Still loving it :)

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  10. Really wonderful and enlightening review. I'll have to try some of this for myself!

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  11. Your blog is lovely! I have followed you xx

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words and for following :)

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  12. I can live with the cons :-) The pros are just too good!

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    1. I agree! Thanks, as always, for stopping by! xo

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  13. hey honey
    I totally adore you! you have such and amazing style!
    you look not only cute but also glam!! Nice work!
    wanna follow each other?

    Love
    Vicky
    WWW.FASHIONRAILWAYS.COM

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    1. Thanks, Vicky! Will stop by your blog soon :)

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  14. sounds great sweety!
    have a nice day!

    <3
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  15. That looks great!!!!!

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    xoxo

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    1. It really is! Thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. Definitely worth trying out! Will stop by your blog soon :)

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