Antipodes Skincare – serum and facial oil reviews

Friday, August 12th 2016 Skincare

A few month ago, I was lucky enough to be sent the entire range of facial oils and serums from Antipodes. My mum begged and pleaded for me to give them to her, and I agreed – on the condition that she reviewed them for me. So, this is my mum’s review of the following Antipodes serums and oils: Divine Face Oil – Avocado Oil & Rosehip, Hosana H20 intensive skin plumping serum, Chia & Kiwi Seed Superfood serum, Worship Superfruit antioxidant serum, Joyous protein rich night replenish serum, and Apostle skin brightening serum.

Far Botanicals Verde Oil Supreme

Friday, July 3rd 2015 Hair care

A little while ago, I received an email from Far Botanicals, asking if I would like to try their handcrafted, silicone-free natural hair serum, Far Botanicals Verde Oil Supreme. I was very interested, as I love using oil in my hair and have ranted about ‘hair oils’ that are mainly silicone many times (including in a blog post). Shortly afterwards, I received this package on my doorstep, all the way from the USA. This is the Far Botancials Verde Oil Supreme 8 scent sampler set, and is made of a blend of botanical ingredients that are good for hair such as Cassia Auriculata, Indian Gooseberry and Bhringraj extract and various oils including Peach kernel oil, tea seed oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil.

far botanicals verde oil supreme

The eight scents are: Cocoa & Rum, Vanilla Narcotique, Lavender Absolute, Rose Rapture, Temple Hymn, Blood Orange & Patchouli Musk, Lilikoi (Passion Flower), and Low Scent  – so it’s more like seven scents plus no scent but lets not be picky here!

Rosehip oil is amazing

Thursday, July 3rd 2014 Skincare

At the moment, I am really loving using oils on my face, body and hair. This is the first of a series of posts about oils and how I use them, and we’re beginning with my face!

I absolutely love Rosehip oil for my face. My mum used to get me to use it when I was in my teens but I thought it was weird and rarely used it. I wish I had listened! Natural approaches to skincare are now more mainstream, and my mind has been opened to the wonders of rosehip oil. Rosehip oil is made by pressing the seeds of the rose bush – the seeds are also used to make tea which is apparently very good for you, but I haven’t tried it.

Rosehips

Rosehips (Image credit: Morn the Gorn via Wikimedia Commons)

Rosehip oil is high in essential fatty acids – Omega 6 and Omega 3, which are important for skin health. Omega 6, or lineolic acid, is especially good at improving the skin’s ability to stop water evaporating from the skin. I have noticed a real improvement in the dryness of my skin since using rosehip oil. It can also help to reduce redness and scarring, stretchmarks and wrinkles too. If you have oily skin and are frightened at the idea of putting even more oil onto it – don’t worry! Often oily skin is actually dehydrated from the use of harsh products, so using rosehip oil may help to rebalance the oil production on your face.

For the last year I have been using Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip oil most nights, and my skin has been loving it. My skin still tends towards dryness, but it is much smoother, softer, and I have noticed a reduction in the pigmentation from acne scars. It comes in a dark glass bottle with a dropper, to stop light damaging the oil. I put  4 or 5 drops of oil onto my clean hands, and apply it to my face and neck. It’s not terribly greasy, but I tend to only use it at night as it doesn’t combine well with my sunscreen. A 20ml bottle is $23.90, and mine has lasted me over six months, with being used at least 5 nights a week, so I think that’s really good value – plus Trilogy often has bonus packs and other good specials.

Trilogy Organic Rosehip Oil

Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil (Image credit: Trilogy Products)

 For more Rosehip tips, reviews and giveaways like the Facebook page Love Trilogy Rosehip.

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Have you used rosehip oil before? Do you think it’s as amazing as I do? Let me know in the comments,

Lena x

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