Antipodes Hosanna, Apostle and Divine Face Oil: A Triple Treat For The Face
Looks like we all survived Dooms Day. LOL!
They say good luck comes in three. I’ve also heard bad luck comes in three. We have the Three Musketeers, even ménage à trois. For Chinese, we pray with 3 joss sticks, sometimes 1. So I guess it might in the number. Number 3. I bought this in August, when there was 20% off all products for my birthday month. This trio was sold as a set, and the SA was so excited about it, I decided to give it a try. I love serums and what they do to my skin, so why not?
This trio comes in glass bottles so be careful you don’t drop it. The serums and face oil are all heavily scented, but luckily, dissipates rather quickly. The strongest scent I find, is Apostle. Smells like berries. LOTS of berries. I have been using these together every morning and night for about 2 weeks, and noticed some bumps along my jawline. I suspect it might be the Divine Face Oil, so I reduced it to a nightly routine only. The bumps ceased a week after, so my guess was right. In the morning, I am using Apostle as my serum before moisturizer. This has been my serum consumption for the past 3 months (save the break I took to test Tatcha for about 3 weeks).
The trio comes with a dropper, and I use 2 – 3 drops of each to make a concoction. Hosanna is a hydrating serum while Apostle is a brightening serum. These two are oil free and absorb into skin very quickly, leaving a matte finish. Divine Face Oil feels like dry oil because it just disappears into the skin. When I use them together, skin feels immediately hydrated and well moisturized without feeling greasy at all. The scent lingers for about a minute then it’s gone. At night, since I sleep in an air conditioned room, I use this before my moisturizer. Skin is soft and supple when I wake up the next morning, without any greasiness on my skin’s surface. I can’t tell you if my skin is brighter but I can say that my skin is kept well hydrated. This is even when I went off my skincare staple, just to test the efficacy level of this trio.
For the past 1 week after coming home from my short holiday, I have been skipping Divine Face Oil. I have bumps on my skin and foundation seems to sit on top of my skin no matter how much I buff it in. So I have been using Hosanna as the first layer of serum then Apostle as the second before my oil free face moisturizer. I find that my skin is healing (with the help of Differin), less bumps, less dry.
I am still using their Manuka Honey Mask with great results and their Saviour Skin Balm has kept my family with happy healthy skin. I have normal combination skin, so if you have drier skin, you can read what Paris B has to say. Below are the ingredients list, because I know some of you are itching to know
Whew! Picture heavy indeed. If you are looking for some serums from an organic brand, give this a try. Antipodes hasn’t disappointed so far, in the few products that I tried, save Divine Face Oil which I suspect breaks me out. Do you have anything you’d like to recommend from Antipodes? Have you tried Antipodes at all?