Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing night cream, Hosanna H20 Intensive Skin-Plumping Serum and Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask Review

About the brand:

Antipodes is an organic skincare and beauty brand, the brand is found by a new Zealand founder Elizabeth Barbalich. Their products are 100% natural made from plant-based ingredients, and are, Certified vegetarian and vegan – VegSoc and Certified Organic where possible– BioGrow. their products are not tested on animals. What I also love about the brand is that their products come in biodegradable boxes and recyclable glass pots. I have been using their products since last year I believe, and I have been very impressed with their products. Their products are very effective. Today I am going to review three of their products which are the Avocado Pear Nourishing night cream, Hosanna H20 Intensive Skin-Plumping Serum.

The Moisturiser retails for 34.99 pounds

Avocado Pear Nourishing night cream:

What it is?

Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream is a natural anti-ageing treatment which resurrects the skin whilst you sleep.

Suitable for all skin types, including the driest of complexions, Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream stimulates the synthesis of collagen production by up to 92% for exceptional anti-ageing benefits. Powered by the superior restorative qualities of 100% pure Avocado Oil, this facial night cream replenishes the skin with essential Fatty Acids and naturally high contents of Vitamins A & C.

Key ingredients:

Avocado oil: This nutrient-rich oil helps to hydrate the skin, increase collagen production and keep skin supple.

Manuka honey: Renowned for its health benefits, this superfood helps promote youthful, fresh and blemish-free skin

Vinanza Grape: This revolutionary antioxidant extract improves elasticity and firmness.

Full Ingredients list:

Shea Butter, Vegetable Extract, Avocado Oil, Active 20+ Manuka Honey, Macadamia Nut Oil, Calendula Oil, Coconut Oil, Vegetable Extract, Vinanza Grape© Grapeseed Extract, Vitamin E, Aqua, Butyrospermum Parkii, Squalene, Persea Gratissima, Leptospermum Mel, Macadamia Ternifolia, Calendula Officinalis, Cocos Nucifera, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Lecithin, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Gluconate, Vitis Vinifera, Tocopherol, Essential Oil Fragrances Of Sandalwood Ylang Ylang And Patchouli, Benzyl Benzoate¹, Benzyl Salicylate¹, Citral¹, D-Limonene¹, Linalool¹, Eugenol¹, Farnesol¹, Geraniol¹, Isoeugenol¹, ¹ Component Of Essential Oil.

My Review:

During the whole lockdown thing, my skin went super dry. I have combination skin ( dry-oily t-zone), but the quarantine made my skin more on the drier side. I am always on a hunt for good moisturisers that would work for my skin type without breaking me out. I have been using the Avocado Pear Nourishing night cream every night, and I have been enjoying the moisturiser. The moisturiser is not that rich in texture which I thought it would be. It is on the light weight texture side. The moisturiser is packed with hydration. It does not feel heavy on the skin, it absorbs very well into the skin. If you have dry skin, this moisturiser is going to do wonders to your skin. The moister is very nourishing and leaves my skin soft and hydrated until the next day. It is a perfect night cream for my skin which ticks all boxes for me.

The serum retails for 29.99 pounds
Texture and colour of the serum

Hosanna H20 Intensive Skin-Plumping Serum:

what it is?

A water-charged and oil-free bioactive serum that immediately quenches thirsty skin and helps intensively improve skin appearance over time. The serum also claims to plump the skin.

Key ingredients:

Vinanza Grape: This revolutionary antioxidant extract improves elasticity and firmness.

Waiwera artesian water: This naturally mineral-rich artesian water is blessed with a variety of beneficial minerals.

Mamaku black fern: This bioactive New Nealand native helps to firm and protect your skin, and generate fresh cell growth

Full ingredients list:

Lavender Distillate, Waiwera© Artesian Water, Mamaku Black Fern Leaf Extract, Vinanza Grape©, Grapeseed Extract, Natural Preservative, Lavendula Angustifolia, Aqua, Cyathea Medullaris, Vitis Vinifera, Naticide, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Xanthum Gum, Essential Oil Fragrances Of French Rose Oil & Cardamom, Benzyl Benzoate, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Citral, Citronellol, D-Limonene, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Linanool¹, ¹ Component Of Essential Oil, * Certified Organic Ingredient, Product Certified Organic By Asurequality.

My Thoughts:

It is a decent serum, which is perfect for dehydrated skin. The serum has a very fine watery texture. It instantly hydrates the skin and absorbs fast into the skin. I cannot comment on the effectiveness of plumping the skin, as I have not seen visible results with this serum. The negative part about the serum is the scent. The scent reminds me of baby products. If the scent was minimal or 0 fragrance I would have preferred that. In short, it is not my fav serum I have tried many serums across different brands and I prefer them over this one.

The Mask retails for 24.99 Pounds

Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask:

What it is?

An intensely hydrating face mask which is ideal for all skin types including blemish prone skin, Aura Manuka Honey Mask utilises antibacterial Manuka Honey to powerfully draw moisture to the skin for an intense hydration hit. A multi-purpose moisturising, cleansing and anti-oxidising treatment, this balancing mask is an effective solution for clearing spots and blemishes for a clearer, healthier complexion.

Key ingredients:

Manuka honey: Renowned for its health benefits, this superfood helps promote youthful, fresh and blemish-free skin.

Pohutukawa: This bioactive extract from New Zealand is conditioning, deeply moisturising and antiseptic.

Vanilla pod: Rich in antioxidants, it can help slow down signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines.

Full ingredients list:

Water, Manuka Honey Active 20+, Avocado Oil, Vinanza Grape© Grapeseed Extract, Carrot Oil, Pohutukawa Flower Extract, Vitamin E, Aqua, Leptospermum Scoparium Mel, Persea Gratissima, Glycerine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glycerol Stearate, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Gluconate, Vitis Vinifera, Daucus Carota Sativa, Metrosideros Excels, Tocopherol, Fragrances Of Vanilla & Mandarin, Coumarin¹, D-Limonene¹, Linalool¹, ¹ Component Of Essential Oil.

My Thoughts:

The Aura Manuka honey mask has a beautiful creamy texture, which is lightweight in texture, yet packed with amazing ingredients as mentioned above. The mask feels very cooling, which I love. I also had a few breakouts before using the mask, and I notice my breakouts reduced in size, the mask claims to be ideal for blemish-prone skin, and I could not agree more. I do tend to get breakouts from time to time. I am in love with this mask, as the mask leaves my skin clean, smooth and soft. The fragrance is so good, it is refreshing and relaxing.

My application procedure: After cleansing my skin, I apply a thick layer of the mask on my clean, dry skin. I left the mask for 15 mins, as stated on the tube. The mask is so easy to wash off, it emulsifies with water. Antipodes also sells a travel size of the Aura manuka honey mask it is a great way to try a travel size before purchasing the full size.

Their products are available at Feel Unique and Look Fantastic. Will you picking any of these products?

Products kindly gifted by the brand, but all opinions are my own.


Murad Skincare Vita-C Eyes Dark Circle Corrector review and Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum Review.


Murad recently launched two new products  which are the Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum and the Vita-C Eyes Dark Circle Corrector. It has been two weeks since I have been testing out these products, and I thought I should share my thoughts with you all. 

Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum:

The serum retails for £72.00 

What it is: 
Gold-stabilised vitamin C and glycolic acid serum for dramatically brighter, healthier-looking skin. One-of-a-kind Vita-C Complex enhances L-ascorbic acid stability and potency to brighten skin Glycolic acid exfoliates dulling surface cells to enhance vitamin C delivery. 

​A dual-chamber delivery system stabilizes vitamin C to optimize efficacy with a calibrated cartridge that delivers a potent, exact dose every time. The separate outer chamber minimizes fillers, while the inner airless chamber adds more oxidation defense.

Key Ingredient:
Glycolic Acid, an exfoliating agent, aids the absorption of the former ingredient; this powerhouse addition gently buffs away the top layer of dead skin cells to unearth glowing, healthy-looking skin waiting just beneath the surface.

My review:

The serum leaves my skin very glowing it has a beautiful lightweight texture, which absorbs beautifully into the skin. I noticed a huge difference in my skin and I only used this serum for two weeks. My skin looks visibly brighter and even-toned than before. I am so impressed with this serum, it is one of the best vitamin C serums that I have tried in a while. I use two pumps to cover my whole face and neck. After I apply my serum, I go in with my moisturiser and SPF. I have been using this serum since I received it, and I have been using it in my AM and PM routine. I am going to continue using it because I enjoy using it. If you want more hydration, I suggest using a Hyaluronic Acid serum after this serum.

On another note, how beautiful is the packaging. There is no doubt, it is one of the most beautiful serum packaging. It is going to look beautiful on your vanity.

If you have hyperpigmentation or uneven skin tone, you should check this serum out. The serum is ideal for all skin types.

This is the beautiful texture of the serum.

This is how the serum looks blended in. As one can see from the picture, the serum leaves a beautiful sheen behind. It is the perfect serum for summer. It is going to leave your skin glowing. It looks so beautiful on the skin, you have to try it for yourself to see.

Vita-C Eyes Dark Circle Corrector

The eye cream retails for 
£56.00 .

What it does:
It is a Gold-stabilised vitamin C eye serum fights the look of dark circles in as little as 2 weeks. One-of-a-kind Vita-C Complex enhances L-ascorbic acid stability and potencyLight-reflecting micro-minerals instantly brighten

Key Ingredients:
Gold-stabilising vitamin C which delivers high antixodiant Defense, and is highly bioavailble for increased absorption, and ensures that stability and potency of vitamin c in skin. red and brown algae extracts, visibly de- puffs and soothe under eye area. light reflecting micro-minerals instantly brightens the eye area, and cucumber extracts hydrates to visible smooth wrinkles.

My review:
I love this eye cream it instantly brightens the under-eye area. If you suffer from dark circles you should give this eye cream a try. It is a treat to use. It does a great job at reducing dark circles within two weeks. I have seen a major change. Moreover, the eye cream feels very hydrating. I love the beautiful texture of the eye cream, as it absorbs very fast, and has a cooling effect. I love the packaging of this eye cream, the product is easy to dispense. For me, one pump is enough to cover both of my eyes.

This is the texture of the eye cream. I love how hydrating the eye cream is.

This is how the eye cream looks blended in. It has a beautiful dewy finish.

The products were kindly gifted to me by Murad Skincare UK to review, all opinions are my own.

Mulac Cosmetics Review

I was recently introduced to Mulac Cosmetics, and I tested their products out, and thought to share my first impressions with you all. Mulac Cosmetics is an Italian professional makeup brand. I am very impressed with the quality of their products. The shakti palette is from their Kali line and it consists of 6 shades, including two matte shades, two shimmer shades and two duo chrome pressed glitter shades. The matte shades are very pigmented and blend very well, and the shimmer shades are very flattering on the eyes and are also pigmented. The glitter shades look so beautiful on the eyes. You may use glitter glue for the press glitters to last longer on the eyes. The palette is travel friendly, I love the small size of it as one can fit it in a makeup bag.

The palette retails for 24.90 Euros.

Mulac Cosmetics Liquid Lipsticks


Moving on to their liquid lipsticks, their liquid lipsticks are one of my favourite liquid lipstick formula, because they are very comfortable on the lips. They are non-sticky, very opaque and long-lasting. I would have to purchase a few nude shades from this line. I was sent two of the shades which are called No pain no gain and Strawberry champagne. No pain no gain is a beautiful red shade. It is super flattering and would suit any skin tone. Strawberry champagne is a dusty mauve shade, and is a very beautiful shade. ​

Mulac Cosmetics Eye liner pencil

Their eye pencil is very creamy, opaque and easy to work with. It is in the shade 01 Shiva. It is a true black shade. It reminds me of the Marc Jacobs high liners. Because it does not budge all day, and is very pigmented.

Mulac Cosmetics Macara

Their mascara performs very well, and gives length to my lashes which I love, it also does a great job at giving volume to my lashes. Another thing which I really like about the mascara is that it is very easy to remove with a makeup remover. The wand of the mascara is curved, which makes the application process very easy.

All products are gifted*, but opinions are my own.