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        I’ve been switching up my skincare routine quite a bit recently and have been trying out some new products. I’d been eyeing up Antipodes on LoveLula for a while and decided to try out their ‘Rejoice – Organic Light Facial Day Cream.’ I wanted something that would really hydrate my skin but wouldn’t be too thick or leave any residue. 

        I try to keep my cruelty free skincare as natural as possible (despite then layering non-natural makeup on top) and so the all organic ingredients sounded amazing. The ingredient benefits…

        All organic ingredients of manuka and avocado oil combine with macadamia and jojoba to balance and moisturize. Manuka flower oil has antibacterial, healing and protective properties to benefit the skin and the extraordinary collagen boosting powers of avocado oil soften and regenerate.

        So it sounded great. I was a little worried about the smell as it’s meant to smell like almonds and vanilla and I hate almonds. But I was pleasantly surprised at how light and natural the fragrance is. It doesn’t really smell like a fragranced product at all – just a little sweet. 

        After I’ve cleansed my skin I use a hyaluronic acid and then use a pea sized amount of the Antipodes face cream. You only need a little and it goes a long way. It feels a little thick when you squeeze it out but it is quickly absorbed and then you can’t feel any residue at all. 

        My skin feels amazing after I use this. It feels really bouncy and hydrated and my makeup goes on like a dream. Often I won’t use a primer afterwards as I feel like it does a great job of prepping my skin. I don’t get any dry patches throughout the day anymore so it has great lasting power. 

        I’ve never found a day cream that I think ‘this is it.’ But this cream suits me so well. It makes my skin soft, plumps it, absorbs quickly, preps my face for makeup and keeps it hydrated throughout the day.

        The Antipodes Day Cream is £25.99 for 60ml, which is a little pricey but it’s so worth it! You’re paying for high quality organic ingredients, and of course it’s vegan and cruelty free. It does last a long time and I’ve been using it for a couple of months now and it’s still almost a full tube.

        Perhaps pop it on a Christmas list!

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