Elements of Beauty: Our Clean Ingredients

If you want the most nutrient-rich, results-driven skincare, then you need to start with the purest, cleanest ingredients.

Antipodes has been doing that since day one, reaching into our own pristine New Zealand backyard for premium, skin-enhancing ingredients that are sustainably sourced and grown in the fertile, pollution-free air of the Southern Hemisphere’s orchards and vineyards.

Grown without chemicals, pesticides and fertilizers, these ingredients retain their highest possible bioactivity to unlock proven skin benefits. 

But what are those clean ingredients that supercharge Antipodes' anti-aging skincare?

Vinanza Grape

Vinanza® Grape is a revolutionary antioxidant extract sustainably sourced from the by-product of Marlborough sauvignon blanc grape seeds.

Grapeseed Butter Cleanser 75g
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Hosanna H2O Intensive Skin-Plumping Serum 30ml
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Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream 60ml
Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream 60ml
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Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream 30ml
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This uniquely New Zealand ingredient is a power-house of antioxidants that help reduce the signs of premature aging.

Scientists discovered that the seeds of sauvignon blanc grapes grown on Marlborough vineyards have double the levels of polyphenolic antioxidants of grapes grown anywhere else in the world! Antioxidants in formulations help to counter the damaging effects of ingredients, pollution and other chemical nasties of modern living.

Carefully sourced from a sustainable, pollution-free vineyard, the revolutionary Vinanza Grape seeds, along with other New Zealand-grown superfruit such as kiwi, boysenberries and blackcurrants, come together in the revolutionary Vinanza range.

This range has been proven to improve elasticity and firmness in the skin, to reduce redness and inflammation, to brighten skin, lighten freckles and age spots and help reduce the free radicals that can damage your skin’s surface.*

* Vinanza antioxidants carry strong clinical results showing their ability to address signs of aging from two independent organisations: New Zealand Extracts, and the New Zealand Government’s pastoral R&D company AgResearch.

Manuka Honey

World-famous manuka honey is a superfood found only in New Zealand that helps promote youthful, fresh and blemish-free skin.

Collected by bees from the pretty pink and white flowers pictured opposite, it's the perfect ingredient for natural skincare.

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Manuka Honey Skin-Brightening Eye Cream 30ml
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Manuka Honey Skin-Brightening Light Day Cream 60ml
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Baptise H2O Ultra-Hydrating Water Gel 60ml
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Manuka honey, renowned for its health-giving benefits, helps to address the appearance of skin blemishes. Found only in New Zealand, this bioactive, skin-enhancing ingredient helps to promote a healthy visage.

In fact, when used in natural skincare, antioxidant-rich manuka honey works as a humectant, drawing vital moisture into the skin and hydrating, moisturizing, nourishing, rejuvenating and restoring its natural glow.

We only use premium manuka honey produced sustainably by bees who harvest the nectar of the wild manuka plant (part of the tea tree family) in remote parts of New Zealand, so there’s no impact to the environment.

Kiwi Seed Oil

Kiwi seed oil is high in Omega 3 as well as Vitamins C and E which may help to improve skin elasticity and reduce fine lines.

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Apostle Skin-Brightening Serum 30ml
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Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream 30ml
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Kiwi Seed Oil Lip Conditioner 4g
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We’re known for kiwifruit in New Zealand and the high concentrations of Omega 3 fatty acids in the oil extracted from the kiwifruit seeds can help to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, making kiwi seed oil the perfect ingredient for natural skincare.

This ultra-nourishing oil can dramatically help to maintain moisture in the skin. Kiwi seed oil contains around 60% of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), and is also a rich source of Vitamins C and E.

We source our kiwi seed oil from fruit grown in sustainable orchards around New Zealand that have been raised in fertile soil, bathed in warm sunshine and grown free from chemicals.

Avocado Oil

Nutrient-rich avocado oil helps to hydrate the skin thanks to potent levels of natural antioxidants, including Vitamins A, B1, B2 and D as well as Omegas 3 and 9.

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Divine Face Oil Rosehip & Avocado Oil 30ML
Divine Face Oil Rosehip & Avocado Oil 30ML
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Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream 60ml
Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream 60ml
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Heavenly Body Oil 100ml
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Avocado oil, sourced from New Zealand, is a skin-conditioning agent. This emerald green oil helps to moisturize the skin, keeping it beautifully dewy and supple. 

Avocado oil’s secret ingredient is sterolin, a natural steroid that triggers the production of collagen which is essential in helping protect the skin from wrinkles, fine lines and age spots.

Thanks to high levels of plant compounds phytosterols, avocado oil has a role to play in rejuvenating weary and stressed skin, and in helping reduce inflammation.

Clean Ingredients

Our clean and thoughtful formulations also include rosehip oil and traditional New Zealand flora such as harakeke flax, mamuka black fern and kawakawa, plants that have been used in Maori culture for centuries.

At Antipodes, our baseline has always been clean ingredients, which are critical not only for the planet but also for our overall health and wellbeing, including skin health. That’s why we only use ingredients sourced from reputable, sustainable growers, because when you use clean ingredients, you get powerful results.

Our products are completely free from: parabens; sulphates; phthalates; silicon derived ingredients; synthetic fillers; genetically modified (GM) ingredients; genetically engineered (GE) ingredients; animal ingredients (except ingredients from living bees, such as honey); artificial colors; artificial fragrances; chemical sunscreens; mineral oils; petrochemicals (like propylene glycol); phenoxyethanol; BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole); ethanolamines and ethoxylated ingredients.

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