Antipodes Divine Face Oil

by - 13:53:00

When my Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate (£37) was on its last legs I set about finding its replacement. The Kiehl's one is truly a great product, but I wanted to see what else was out there. Oils have become a bit of thing lately, so narrowing it down was the only difficult part. In the end it came down to the Trilogy Rosehip Oil (£19.50) and this one, and I think I made a good choice. 

Like most skincare products these days, this one comes with a list of supposed benefits. It's supposed to boost collagen production; reduce fine lines and improve the appearance of age spots and scars. So what's behind all these promises then? Basically a blend of Avocado and Rosehip oil. 

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, the humble Avocado has taken on a life of its own this past year or so. It's on everyones plates and now it's popping up in beauty products everywhere. Antipodes claim that the Avocado oil is rich in nutrients and antioxidants and also helps to boost collagen production. From a quick glance online it would seem that some of that is indeed true. In terms of the collagen claims, I'm still a bit dubious, as is the web. 

Less on what I don't know and more of what I do know anyways. I've had this for six weeks now, and so far so good. When compared to the Kiehl's one it's definitely thicker and more of a traditional oil, but I actually don't mind it. It seems to hydrate my skin better and any red marks seem to fade quicker. I'd actually go so far as to say that it performs better than the Kiehl's. My only gripe is suppose is the actual scent of the product. The oil is made of 100% natural ingredients, so smells accordingly. It's grown on me over time, but it's definitely an acquired taste. Online it says the scent is Jasmine and Sweet Orange, if you like those, you'll like this. 

Now I've told you a bit about the product, onto how I use it. As it's not a designated night treatment I've been using it every night, and some mornings if it's a home kinda day. I take three or four drops, spread onto my palms and pat onto my face. It's a ritual I quite enjoy to be honest, and the results are really speaking for themselves. 

To sum it up, I really quite like this oil. It's doing the job and it doesn't cost the Earth either which is one of the best bits about it. It's £18.99 for 30ml (here)and there's always a Lookfantastic coupon code around, so you can get it for even less. 

Before I sign off for the day, I'd like to know what oils you guys recommend. There are so many out there, so I want to know your favourites. Let me know and have a great day!

UPDATE 16/11/16: Okay, so I've just this second finished the bottle so I thought I would give you guys a final verdict. I'm pleased to say that this oil has been an absolute hit with me. It's not broke me out and it's been amazing at keeping my skin hydrated. What more could you ask for really? In terms of the claims they make surrounding the product, I can't say I've noticed much in the way of it reversing any damage on my skin. It has made the red marks from spots fade quicker but I wouldn't go out thinking that this oil can help with wrinkles and all that jazz. It's a great oil for sure but for specific skin concerns like those listed, I'd definitely steer you more towards a dedicated serum than this. Otherwise, it's a great oil for the price and I'd highly, highly recommend. As for repurchasing, I'm not actually going to just yet. That being said, I'm still on the hunt for a replacement so your suggestions are more than welcome. 

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