Recently I had noticed a growing reaction to my current skincare products resulting in painful contact dermatitis, dryness, and darkening under eyes so I decided to bin my skincare ( Avenno and Olay ) and start fresh with some new gentle products.
I had a chat with my followers on the Sweet Painted Lady FB page and what a great wealth of knowledge they are! We discussed great products for 30+ ladies and the general consensus was that the Antipodes range was best for overall results, quality and price. Miss Victory Violet also wrote a timely post a few days later about her results with Antipodes so that sealed the deal so off to Farmers Department store I went!
I selected the Antipodes Juliet Skin Brightening Gel Cleanser, this retails for $39.00 in a 200ml bottle. It is a lovely light gel that foams lightly when worked into the skin.
Reveal clean, clear and blemish-free skin thanks to the action of exfoliating extracts from the New Zealand kiwi superfruit and vibrant hibiscus flower. Manuka honey’s antibacterial powers and antioxidant-packed Vinanza Grape form the perfect union to help reduce and balance oil production, helping grant your healthiest glow ever. Lightly scented with refreshing green apple and cardamon.
I then made a little photo diary to document if there were any changes
Before: Darkness under eyes, sensitive and redness around nose, irritation around right eye, Break outs in t-zone. Washed skin according to instructions left my skin feeling fresh, no stinging and it smells lovely. ( Apologies for poor pic quality though it does capture the irritation)
Day Two: Reduced redness in complexion, under eye darkness receding, mild redness around nose and existing irritation around right eye, mild break out on chin
Day Five: Have been sick with the flu but kept on trooping, this is the best my skin has been in a long time and a friend commented that my skin was looked great! Win! Overall brighter and clearer complexion, still a little dryness around the nose, no irritation around my eye.
Day Seven: I’m really happy with the overall result, my complexion is clearer and brighter, pores are more refined and the under-eye darkness has faded. Apart from the dry irritation around the nose and mild break outs I’m really happy with the results. After cleansing my skin fells fresh though a little dry so I will be investing in a Antipodes moisturizer that is more hydrating as the Almond oil is not enough to counteract the Winter drys.
Thanks so much for to my followers for your recommendation!