Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream

I won't lie, I can't lie, I purchased this based on scent alone.  I actually tried and used this product before purchasing the Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream.  I needed a moisturizer and the girl at Whole Foods raved about this line.  She originally gave me the Rejoice Light Day cream, which was too light for my needs at the time (winter), would be perfect for warmer months.

Claim: A light but intensive facial day cream with New Zealand botanical extracts.  Revolutionary Vinanza Grape©, a potent antioxidant extract from Malborough sauvignon blanc grapeseeds, keeps your skin healthy and energized. Native New Zealand manuka honey has powerful antibacterial properties to keep skin clear and fresh.  Elements of Beauty: Shea butter is protective and ultra-nourishing, manuka honey relieves dry skin, hydrating squalone from Spanish olives resembles skin’s own oils which helps your skin ‘breathe’ naturally.

Man this cream is great, the scent is so intoxicating.  I can't even explain the scent really, it's like vanilla pod (duh, name of it is Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream), but what's vanilla pod?  It smells like vanilla but lighter, nicer, I dunno but I wish they made this in a body lotion because I would love to smell like this at all times.  I'm a big fan of manuka honey, it definitely is great for hydrating as well as aiding in the elimination of acne.  This makes your skin, not only smell good, but feel good.  It was super hydrating and a little goes a long way, this jar will last forever.  It really smoothed out rough patches as well as soothed my acne.  It's a thick textured cream, but absorbs really well.  The first couple of times I used it, I applied way too much and looked greasy.  If you use a small amount and massage it onto your skin, it will absorb and hydrate beautifully.  My mom has mature skin and enjoyed trying this out as well, I had to hide it from her after to avoid her using up my jar!  I would repurchase and I know my mom will come winter, and by that I mean she'll purchase her own lol.

Retails for approx. $42 CAN for 60ml.  Check out for more information.  It can be purchased at, and Whole Foods here in Canada.

Ingredients: Water, Shea Butter, Squalene, Manuka Honey, Avocado Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Rosehip Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Lecithin, Vinanza Grapeseed Extract, Kawa Kawa, Glucono Delta Lactone, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Guconate, Fragrances Of: Vanilla Oil, Mandarin Oil, Components of Essential Oil: Coumarin, Dlimonene, Linalool, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol.


  1. I just was sent the avocado pear night cream! I am so excited to try it, but this one sounds amazing!

    1. ohh the avo one is nice too, a little too rich for me but it worked wonders on dry patches!


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