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Nutrient-rich skincare starts with the purest ingredients

From day one, we have been reaching into our own pristine New Zealand backyard for premium, skin-enhancing flora. Sustainably sourced and grown in orchards, vineyards, forests, and wild terrain, New Zealand’s fertile soil, pollution-free air, and stewardship-focused approach to the environment ensures our cruelty free skincare ingredients are the cleanest on Earth.

We combine these lush bioactives and botanicals with innovative discoveries to create skincare on the cutting-edge of performance.

Native botanicals

Mānuka honey

Mānuka honey

LEPTOSPERMUM SCOPARIUM

• Antibacterial
• Anti-inflamatory
• Hydration

Mamaku black fern

Mamaku black fern

CYATHEA MEDULLARIS

• Cell renewal
• Collagen support
• Skin-firming

Harakeke flax

Harakeke flax

PHORMIUM TENAX

• Hydration
• Balancing
• Skin clarity

Pohutukawa

Pohutukawa

METROSIDEROS EXCELSA

• Conditioning
• Moisturising
• Antioxidant

Kawakawa

Kawakawa

PIPER EXCELSUM

• Natural skin tonic
• Balancing
• Anti-inflammatory

Native botanicals

From coast to coast, we use only the purest native botanicals that New Zealand offers.

Mānuka honey

Leptospermum scoparium

  • • Antibacterial
  • • Anti-inflammatory
  • • Hydration

Unique to New Zealand, this world-famous superfood contains a wellspring of properties that benefit health and skin. Our manuka honey is collected by bees from the flowers of the manuka tree, which grows in remote terrain throughout New Zealand. The honey is sourced sustainably by our responsible partners, who are based just several hours from Antipodes HQ and known for their integrity-based approach.

Manuka honey hydrates, moisturises, nourishes, rejuvenates, and restores skin’s natural glow – making it an essential cruelty-free skincare ingredient to promote a healthy visage. Its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties make it the ideal ingredient for helping to address the appearance of skin blemishes; whilst its role as a natural humectant helps draw vital moisture into the skin.

Mamaku black fern

Cyathea medullaris

  • • Cell renewal
  • • Collagen support
  • • Skin-firming

Growing in water-drenched, humid lowland forests, this striking black tree fern is New Zealand’s largest fern species and is endemic to New Zealand – which means it is found nowhere else on Earth. Mamaku is iconic for the distinctive curved shape of its fronds. In nature, it helps to regenerate native bush by feeding the soil with nutrients, whilst its umbrella-like fronds help to protect new growth. In traditional medicine, it has been used to treat inflammation and pain.

Those same principles apply to our use of this beautiful fern in our cruelty-free skincare. Mamaku black fern offers the potential to support collagen and moisture levels, assisting with fresh cell growth to promote firmer looking skin.

Harakeke flax

Phormium tenax

  • • Hydration
  • • Balancing
  • • Skin clarity

A native New Zealand flax commonly found in lowland wetlands and coastal areas, harakeke leaves have been traditionally woven into mats, bags, ropes and fishing lines, while the gel extracted from its leaves has been used to treat burns, boils, wounds and skin disorders such as eczema.

Harakeke produces a cool, clear gel that is rich in omegas, helping to enhance hydration and promote softer, fresher skin. The key lies in natural plant sugars called polysaccharides, which help prevent trans-epidermal water loss in the skin. Harakeke is also naturally astringent, helping to cleanse skin and regulate oil, encouraging a blemish-free complexion.

Pohutukawa

Metrosideros excelsa

  • • Conditioning
  • • Moisturing
  • • Antioxidant

Resplendent in ruby red, this iconic New Zealand plant is distinctive for its beautiful flowers which blossom in summertime. All parts of the tree contain their own special benefits. Pohutukawa nectar can be used in honey, and its bark can be used for medicinal purposes thanks to the presence of ellagic acid, a natural phenol antioxidant. In our cruelty free skincare Pohutukawa offers conditioning and moisturising support.

Kawakawa

Piper excelsum

  • • Natural skin tonic
  • • Balancing
  • • Anti-inflammatory

With vibrant green leaves, kawakawa is found in damp bush in New Zealand’s coastal areas. Its bark and fruit are known for their medicinal properties, as well as their ability to calm inflammation and indigestion.

Ultra-soothing and used for centuries as a skin tonic, this antioxidant-rich plant helps calm and balance the skin, soothing blemishes for a clearer complexion.

Revolutionary super-actives

Discover the Vinanza® family, from grapes shown to possess some of the world’s highest levels of polyphenolic antioxidants*. Upcycled and repurposed, the grapes are grown by Yealands, an award-winning sustainable vineyard in New Zealand’s Marlborough region.

Vinanza® Grape

Sustainable antioxidant-rich extract

This unique New Zealand ingredient is a powerhouse of antioxidants that help reduce the signs of premature ageing. Extracted from the seeds of sauvignon blanc grapes grown on pollution-free Marlborough vineyards, these grapes have been scientifically shown to contain double the levels of polyphenolic antioxidants compared to grapes grown elsewhere in the world – the result of exposure to New Zealand’s intense sunshine. In our cruelty-free skincare, Vinanza® Grape provides powerful antioxidant protection* and is shown to support skin elasticity.

A superfruit complex made from New Zealand-grown boysenberries, blackcurrants, and kiwifruit, plus Vinanza® Grape from sauvignon blanc grape seeds. This powerful antioxidant-rich complex helps to defend skin from oxidative stress, protecting skin against the damage caused by free radicals that can lead to the signs of premature ageing.

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

Vinanza® Grape & Kiwi

Cyathea medullaris

  • • Brightening  
  • • Moisture protection
  • • Redness reduction

A revolutionary brightening antioxidant compound. Vinanza® Grape & Kiwi is sourced in New Zealand from Marlborough sauvignon blanc grape seeds, high in polyphenolic antioxidants, and the skin of the superfruit kiwi. In clinical tests*, the compound has been shown to have a brightening effect, helping to improve the appearance of skin by decreasing skin redness (erythema), and lightening skin (inhibiting melanin production). Vinanza® Grape & Kiwi has also been shown to improve skin elasticity and decrease transepidermal water loss (TEWL), keeping skin moist and hydrated.

*Eight-week human clinical study by New Zealand Extracts (2012): Vinanza® Grape & Kiwi is clinically shown to help improve skin appearance by improving skin cell membrane integrity by decreasing trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) by 16%, improving skin elasticity by 16%, decreasing skin redness by 7% (erythema), and lightening skin by 3.5% (melanin content).

Vinanza® Oxifend

Red pinot noir grape seeds

  • • Anti-inflammatory  
  • • Soothes
  • • Calms

From the skins of sustainably harvested New Zealand pinot noir red grapes, rich in polyphenolic antioxidants. This cruelty free skincare ingredient helps to inhibit inflammatory activity in skin cells and reduce the appearance of skin redness (erythema), Vinanza® Oxifend’s potent antioxidant action helps keep skin looking healthy.

Vinanza® Oxifend Plus

Superfruit complex

  • • Protection  
  • • Defence
  • • Antioxidants

A superfruit complex made from New Zealand-grown boysenberries, blackcurrants, and kiwifruit, plus Vinanza® Grape from sauvignon blanc grape seeds. This powerful antioxidant-rich complex helps to defend skin from oxidative stress, protecting skin against the damage caused by free radicals that can lead to the signs of premature ageing.

Revolutionary super-actives

Discover the sustainable Vinanza® family, from grapes shown to possess some of the world’s highest levels of polyphenolic antioxidants.

Vinanza® Grape
Vinanza® Grape

SUSTAINABLE ANTIOXIDANT-RICH EXTRACT

This unique New Zealand ingredient is a powerhouse of antioxidants that help reduce the signs of premature ageing. Extracted from the seeds of sauvignon blanc grapes grown on pollution-free Marlborough vineyards, these grapes have been scientifically shown to contain double the levels of polyphenolic antioxidants compared to grapes grown elsewhere in the world – the result of exposure to New Zealand’s intense sunshine. In our cruelty-free skincare, Vinanza® Grape provides powerful antioxidant protection* and is shown to support skin elasticity.

A leader in sustainable skincare Upcycled and repurposed: Vinanza® Grape is a shining example of innovation meets sustainability. Extracted by a clean, cold-water process that is gentle on the environment, Vinanza® is a byproduct of New Zealand’s wine industry, sourced from grapes that would otherwise go to waste – making it as sustainable as it is skin-enhancing.

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

Vinanza® Grape & Kiwi
Vinanza®
Grape & Kiwi

GRAPE SEEDS & KIWIFRUIT SKIN

Brightening
• Moisture protection
• Redness reduction

Sourced in New Zealand from Marlborough sauvignon blanc grape seeds and the skin of the superfruit kiwi. In clinical tests*, the compound has been shown to have a brightening effect and to decrease transepidermal water loss, keeping skin moist and hydrated.

*Eight-week human clinical study by New Zealand Extracts (2012): Vinanza® Grape & Kiwi is clinically shown to help improve skin appearance by improving skin cell membrane integrity by decreasing trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) by 16%, improving skin elasticity by 16%, decreasing skin redness by 7% (erythema), and lightening skin by 3.5% (melanin content).

Vinanza® Oxifend
Vinanza® Oxifend

RED PINOT NOIR GRAPE SEEDS

• Anti-inflammatory  
• Soothes
• Calms

From the skins of sustainably harvested New Zealand pinot noir red grapes, rich in polyphenolic antioxidants. This cruelty free skincare ingredient helps to inhibit inflammatory activity in skin cells and reduce the appearance of skin redness (erythema), Vinanza® Oxifend’s potent antioxidant action helps keep skin looking healthy.

Vinanza® Oxifend Plus
Vinanza®
Oxifend Plus

SUPERFRUIT COMPLEX

• Protection
• Defence
• Antioxidants

A superfruit complex made from New Zealand-grown boysenberries, blackcurrants, and kiwifruit, plus Vinanza® Grape from sauvignon blanc grape seeds. This powerful antioxidant-rich complex helps to defend skin from oxidative stress, protecting skin against the damage caused by free radicals that can lead to the signs of premature ageing.

Yealands sustainable vineyard

Learn more about where we source our antioxidant-rich Vinanza® extracts.

High-performance compounds

With the ability to achieve powerful skin benefits that surpass their synthetic counterparts, we search the world for antioxidant-rich superfruits and flora that deliver results.

Kakadu plum

Nature’s richest source of Vitamin C

  • • Protection
  • • Brightening
  • • Collagen support

With up to 100 times the vitamin C of oranges, this powerful Australian superfruit helps powerfully brighten, plump, and protect skin.

Native to Australia, Kakadu plum is sustainably sourced from the country’s tropical northern regions by indigenous communities. Its potency is the result of extremely high exposure to harmful sun rays, which cause the fruit to develop a self-defence system composed of powerful antioxidant molecules to protect itself from sun-induced free radical attacks.

As a result of this unique environmental response, Kakadu plum has been shown to contain the world’s highest recorded natural amount of vitamin C – up to 100 times the vitamin C of oranges. Vitamin C combats free radical damage, helping to address pigmentation and brighten skin.

Bakuchiol

Natural vitamin A alternative

  • • Smooths fine lines
  • • Protection
  • • Anti-inflammatory

An ancient herb known as “Nature’s retinol” for its ability to mimic the skin-smoothing effects of retinol, without irritating skin. With roots in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, bakuchiol is a natural extract sourced from the seeds and levels of the babchi plant which is native to the Indian subcontinent. This cruelty free skincare ingredient boasts antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which help to smooth and refine skin texture, protect skin from harmful free radical damage, and correct uneven skin tone.

Bakuchiol is a true gift from nature – because while it has been shown to produce the same benefits as retinol, it carries none of the irritating side effects.


“Our formulations occupy a rarified atmosphere at the apex of science and nature. We combine lush natural ingredients with cutting-edge innovations to create formulations with scientific performance. As a natural beauty brand, that sets us apart.”

ELIZABETH BARBALICH, ANTIPODES FOUNDER & CEO

Nourishing plant oils

High in essential fats and antioxidant properties, we select oils that balance and regulate sebum production, and improve your skin’s overall health.

Avocado oil

Persea gratissima

  • • Nutrient-rich
  • • Collagen support
  • • Conditioning

Meet our foundation ingredient. Avocado oil is not only effective as a binder that holds a formulation together; it is incredibly nourishing in its own right. A powerful conditioning agent, this lush green oil helps to hydrate the skin thanks to high levels of natural antioxidants, including vitamins A, B1, B2 and D, as well as omegas 3 and 9. Avocado oil floods the skin with moisture, helping to moisturise the skin and enhance its natural lipid barrier, keeping skin dewy and supple.

Avocado oil’s secret ingredient is sterolin, a natural steroid that triggers the production of collagen – essential in helping to prevent and soften the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Thanks to high levels of plant compounds called phytosterols, avocado oil has a role to play in rejuvenating weary and stressed skin, and in helping to reduce inflammation.

Kiwi seed oil

Actinidia chinensis

  • • Vitamin C-rich
  • • Hydration
  • • Antioxidant protection

Rich in vitamin C and intensively hydrating for skin, kiwi seed oil is pressed from the seeds of the superfruit kiwi – New Zealand’s national fruit. 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. A rich source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), this cruelty free skincare ingredient can dramatically help to maintain moisture in the skin.

Our nourishing kiwi seed oil is cold-pressed from the seeds of fruit grown in GMO/GE-free orchards in New Zealand, raised in fertile soil and bathed in warm sunshine.

Rosehip

Rosa canina L.

  • • Collagen support
  • • Anti-inflammatory
  • • Rich in essential fatty acids

Extracted from the seeds of the wild rose bush Rosa rubiginosa, rosehip oil is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants that support the health of skin. We use rosehip oil in our skincare for its ability to help fade scars and firm the skin. Its high concentration of anti-inflammatory properties offer relief from redness, and its levels of vitamin A support collagen production to smooth the appearance of fine lines.

Yealands sustainable vineyard

Learn more about where we source our antioxidant-rich Vinanza® extracts.

High-performance compounds

Kakadu plum

Kakadu plum

NATURE'S RICHEST SOURCE OF VITAMIN C

• Protection
• Brightening
• Collagen support

Bakuchiol

Bakuchiol

NATURAL VITAMIN A ALTERNATIVE

• Smooths fine lines
• Protection
• Anti-inflammatory


“Our formulations occupy a rarified atmosphere at the apex of science and nature. We combine lush natural ingredients with cutting-edge innovations to create formulations with scientific performance. As a natural beauty brand, that sets us apart.”

ELIZABETH BARBALICH,
ANTIPODES FOUNDER & CEO

Nourishing plant oils

Avocado oil

Avocado oil

PERSEA GRATISSIMA

• Nutrient-rich
• Collagen support
• Conditioning

Kiwi seed oil

Kiwi seed oil

ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS

• Vitamin C-rich
• Hydration
• Antioxidant protection

Rosehip

Rosehip

ROSA CANINA L.

• Collagen support
• Anti-inflammatory
• Rich in essential fatty acids

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What is Bakuchiol, The Natural Alternative To Retinol?

Bakuchiol is extracted from the leaves and seeds of the babchi plant (psoralea corylifolia) which grows on the Indian subcontinent in countries such as India and Sri Lanka. Used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic healing remedies for centuries, the herb has long been known for its ability to help heal, calm, and soothe skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

How Natural Skincare Can Help Boost Collagen

Collagen’s reputation for plumping out fine lines has given it almost mythical status in anti-aging circles - which is why it’s found in everything from beauty treatments and health supplements to high-performance skincare – including Antipodes’ natural skin care products. While it may not turn back the numbers of on your driver’s license, collagen does support the skin to look its healthy, youthful, energetic best.

The Benefits of vitamin C For Skin

Go to the top of the class, vitamin C: you've earned it. Vitamin C is one of the skincare world’s all-rounders, boasting an impressive set of anti-aging benefits and leading some beauty experts to anoint it a Holy Grail. High praise indeed - but what is vitamin C, and what’s all the fuss about? Here’s your need-to-know guide.

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