Thursday, 21 February 2013

Wellington, New Zealand Skincare Haul

So I mentioned in my last post that I was in New Zealand for a long weekend last weekend. I went for 3 days and 3 nights to Wellington. My main purpose of visiting Wellington was to visit my younger sister who just moved there last month to study. However, the other purpose was just to have a nice weekend away and the return flight was a birthday present for me from my mum.

Because I only spent 2 days and a half day I didn't get to do much. The places I did visit were Zealandia Sanctuary, Te Papa Museum, Wellington waterfront, Wellington city and Botanic Garden. Wellington is such a beautiful city. I loved it there and I definitely would love to visit again.

Anyway, during my visit I did a bit of shopping (even though my intention was not to go shopping). On my last day, since I spend a few hours waiting at the airport I bought a few skincare products. I bought a Rotorua Mud face pack with Manuka Honey (NZ$18) and I bought a few Antipodes organic skincare products.

The Rotorua Mud Face Pack is basically a mud face mask which you apply, leave on until just dry and then rinse off. The product claims to deep cleanse the skin and restores skin tone and vitality resulting in a refreshed and revived complexion. I've only used this mask once so I still can't give any opinion whether the product is true to its claim. I will be using this mask 1-2 times a week for the next month. After this I will post a review on the product and the results, if any.

The other skincare products I purchased was from a brand called Antipodes. It's an organic brand from New Zealand. I discovered this while I was waiting for my flight at Wellington Airport. I was not going to purchase anything at first but my temptations could not be resisted so I purchased 2 products. A cleanser and a face oil. 

The cleanser I purchased was the Grapeseed Butter Cleanser. This cleanser is yellow in colour and looked very buttery. The instructions that was on the package was to massage the cleanser onto dampened skin and then use a wet warm face cloth to rinse off. The cleanser comes in a jar and I sometimes do not like these kind of packaging since you have to use your hands to get the product out but this cleanser came with a spatula. 

The Antipodes Divine Face Oil is an organic avocado oil and rosehip. The oil claims that "it has been scientifically shown to stimulate Type I collagen in human skin fibroblast cells by up to 51%". I don't really understand what this means other than the oil helps to stimulate collagen in the skin. The sales assistant advised me that I can use this oil twice a day before applying moisturiser or if I use a serum, before applying the serum and moisturiser.

In addition to the 2 products above, they had a promotion going on at the time where if I bought 2 products I get a hand cream for free. So the hand cream that I received in the promotion was the Deliverance kowhai flower hand cream. It was a decent size so I'm very happy with the purchase. 

I am really looking forward to trying out these organic skincare products from Antipodes. I will post reviews on all these products once I have used them for at least a month.

Have you used any of the above products before? If so, what do you think of them?

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