The spring is well and truly here! With Easter holidays now out of the way, I am really looking forward to even more sunshine, blooms and warm British weather in the late spring and the summer months ahead so I can spend more time enjoying the great outdoors, be it at home in the garden or wandering around the woods and marshlands nearby. Ah, we all need some brightness in our lives! This post is very much inspired by the brightness that my recent skincare purchase provides to my skin: the Antipodes Manuka Honey skin-brightening light day cream is a great find and I wanted to share my thoughts on it with you, my dear readers. Read on, if you are looking for a new facial cream that will moisturise and brighten your skin and make you smell of honey!
Having finished the umpteenth jar of my favourite Vanilla pod hydrating day cream from Antipodes, the brand I have been loving for a few years now (and I have a proof I am an Antipodes addict – do check my Winter Skincare saviours post from last year), I felt it is time to try something different. I have noticed some more-than-usual dryness and redness around by chin and nose areas after this winter, with a few breakouts which needed to be addressed. With that in mind, I opted for the new Antipodes Manuka Honey skin-brightening light day cream by way of change, and to see how my skin behaves when using the new product from the brand it usually loves as much as I do.
Antipodes Manuka Honey skin-brightening light day cream does not only contain Manuka honey which helps reduce breakouts due to its antiseptic qualities and has super moisturising powers that my thirsty skin really benefits from. It also has the usual antioxidants derived from Antipodes’ trademark Vinanza grape seed and kiwi fruit. It also contains the ingredient that has really intrigued me: bee venom. I have never used any products with bee venom before, so that was an interesting addition I did not mind having a go at! It is well-renowned for its skin plumping and tightening effect as, when applied to skin, it “fools” it into producing extra collagen. Clever, hey?! And no bees are harmed in the process!
Antipodes Manuka Honey skin-brightening light day cream comes in the usual dark glass 60ml jar so there is plenty there for your money (it costs £39.99 from most online retailers) and, with just once a day use, it should last me for good 5 or 6 months.
This cream has a somewhat thinner consistency when compared to the Vanilla pod hydrating day cream which I used as a night cream on a regular basis. The scent is very distinctly sweet and gourmand: it contains a lot of aromatic Manuka honey after all! I personally love the scent of honey, it is quite comforting and makes me think of summer. It should not linger for too long, though, especially if you apply other skin care or makeup products on top.
It has a very nice light texture and the cream gets absorbed by my skin so quickly and easily! And a little goes a long way! Antipodes say that their Manuka Honey Skin-brightening Light day cream is suited to most skin conditions, especially oily. My skin is most definitely not oily, though during warm months of the year I normally notice a bit more sebum being produced on the forehead therefore this cream should help me with keeping the forehead hydrated without adding any more unnecessary “grease”.
Well, I have now been using this cream for three weeks or so and both me and my skin have been loving it. It causes no redness or sensitivity, just a nice hydrating effect with a sensual gourmand aromatherapy. I have noticed the brighter complexion it gives to my face right from the first use, so this cream is now firmly on my list of “favourites”.
Not sure if it is the Antipodes Manuka Honey Skin-Brightening Light day cream I have to thank, but I have recently got a compliment from a complete stranger about how good my skin looks! Granted, he was a hairdresser who got to see my face fairly close, but still, it was a bit embarrassing but nice to get a compliment!
Thank you for reading! I hope you find this little post interesting and useful. I would love to hear from you if you have a favourite honey-based skin care product or if you have any thoughts about other Antipodes products I should try!