Friday, 13 February 2015

Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanser


What is it?
'A luscious butter cleanser to leave your complexion feeling divinely fresh and deeply cleansed.'

What's in it?
Prunus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil)*, Butyrospermum Parkii *(Shea Butter), Beeswax*, Linum Usitatissimum*, (Harekeke Flax Seed Oil), Cocos Nucifera* (Coconut Oil), Oenothera Biennis* (Evening Primrose Oil), Silica Lavendula Officinalis (Lavender Oil), Theobroma Cocao (Cacao Butter), Vitis Vinifera (Vinanza Goldã‚® Grapeseed Extract), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Matricaria Chamomilla (Blue Chamomile) Hibiscus Flower. *Component Of Essential Oils.

Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
It's quite heavy in shea butter
Essential oils

What's not in it?
mineral oil
parabens
etc

Tested on animals/sells in China?
No. And certified organic by the relevant authority in New Zealand - Assure Quality Ltd.

Who is it for?
Dry/dehydrated and normal. It's possibly a tad too rich for oily/acne although doing research there are reviews around to say the opposite...

How do you use it?
As any balm. Apply, massage in, remove with a flannel.

First or second/only cleanse?
It removes everything except waterproof for me...It's a good balm though so I would probably go second cleanse or morning cleanse (you'd only need the teeniest amount though)

What's good/not so good about it?
For the organic lovers out there, this is right up your street.
It's a lovely, thick balm, that due to its ingredients, is prone to this granular appearance.....


It gives a mild exfoliation when it's like this - although I have also seen ones that are completely smooth. Balms will frequently have this appearance - Eve Lom does the same thing. Depends on where you live and the temperature for the most part....
This is a lovely skin cleanser, but it will remove makeup if you want to use it for that. I think The Organic Pharmacy pips this for luxurious use, but Antipodes is half the price so....

Similar products?
The Organic Pharmacy Carrot Butter
White Rabbit Comfort Cleansing Balm
Just be Cleansed Cleansing Balm

Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanser is around £22.50 and available from numerous retailers including Beauty Bay and Antipodes.com

26 comments:

  1. I generally love Antipodes so I really wanted to love this, but it broke me out - my skin is oily/acne-prone. I'm still trying to figure out exactly what caused it but I think it was the shea butter. My friend with dry skin had a much better experience with it! And bonus - it smells amazing.

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    1. It could be the coconut oil. Look it up. :))

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    2. I find sweet almond oil breaks me out

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  2. LOVE that you added a tested on animals/ sells in china to the product reviews! keep up the great work- your blog is awesome :)

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  3. Taking about cleansers... I've used Bioderma to remove makeup and gel cleanser, some of them make a bit of foam. I know foaming is a big no-no, so i've been trying some other cleanser like milk cleansers or balms for the past couple months or so and my skin is awful as it hasn't been since I was like 15. I have combination and sensitive skin, and i'm quite sure this new cleansers are the cause. I've dropped them for a week and my skin is getting better again. Do you have any recommendation for cleanser Hirons approval with my condition?? Thank you!!

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    1. It's me again, awful skin read here as continuous breakouts

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  4. Hi Caroline am normally healthy 23 yo with normally oily but happy skin (thanks to you and your amazing blog!) Have recently been diagnosed with nodular melanoma (frustrating since I lead a healthy lifestyle and have never used sunbeds/wear sunscreen more or less everyday) and this week had a wide excision leaving a sizeable scar on my forehead. Do you have any recommendations for surgical scars? And generally for skincare/supplements for people undergoing lots of hospital treatments? Grateful for any help I can get. Many many thanks x

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    1. Scar massage is really important to break up scar tissue

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    2. I had a bike accident a few years ago which left me with facial scars. I totally agree with the above comment about massage, I was advised by my plastic surgeon to massage my scars several times a day and to use a vibrator for best effect. You need to keep the scar well moisturised, I used Heal gel intensive and a product called Kelo-cote my scars are now almost undetectable.

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  5. Even though I have oily skin shea butter doesn't seem to create acne on my skin like cocoa butter does. I think maybe the concentration of shea butter might also have something to do with it. However, at the moment winter has made my skin dehydrated so the shea butter might break me out once summer comes.

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  6. Hi Caroline, thanks for the review - how do these balm cleansers compare to Neal's Yard wild rose beauty balm? I have seen it mentioned numerous times but not a full review - I have it and love it, but not sure if I'm using it to its full potential. Thank you again x

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  7. Had a sniff of this in Myer (Australian department store) and I'm afraid I could not get past the smell.

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  8. carolineeee when are you posting your next video?

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  9. Facials in your mid twenties, yes or no?
    And if it's yes, what kind?
    I'm thinking about about my first professional facial cleanse but not sure

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  10. Hello! I have a request for a future post - I'm new to the CH philosophy and I'm a bit unsure about the double cleanse. Do you use the same product twice? Or two different products - and what would the two products be? So my request is for a "Partners in Grime" post - cleansers that work well together. I'm the reader with the type 1 diabetic son, by the way. Don't suppose you have come across any good products for sore pin prick fingers???

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    1. You can use the same product to double cleanse but that can mean chomping through an expensive cleanser unnecessarily quickly. Another option is to first cleanse with an oil eg Body Shop Silky Chamomile Cleansing Oil and then go in with your balm as the second cleanse.

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    2. Thanks. I will go immediately to the body shop! x

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  11. Great informative post, as usual! Love that you have included a new "similar products" category!!!! It's so helpful for us over here on the other side of the channel, where we often cannot get hold of the smaller brands, or if the product is too pricey for one's budget.

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  12. What do you mean by sells in China?

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    1. China insists that all skincare products are tested on animals :(

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    2. Apparently the big manufacturers are working with Chinese governing bodies to come up with alternatives to animal testing but at present all products for sale in China have to go through animal testing before they can go on sale there. This unfortunately means that brands such as Lauder, Clinique etc who used to be "cruelty free" can't make this claim any more. I did email Perricone about this and they said they had no plans to sell in China but alas Biologique Recherche do. :-(

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  13. love natural skin care products,this cleanser looks very nice

    http://alittlelesscomplicated.net/

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  14. Man so I know companies need to make a profit but after a friend worked at the Organic Pharmacy as a placement for a cosmetic science degree and she explained that the majority of items are marked up sooo much that I just cannot buy them. But brands I don't know so intimately I will happily shell out the moolah for...I love me a good balm!

    x
    Sara

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  15. I hope you find some time to review some more Antipodes products. Thanks, Caroline!

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