Each and every premium botanical ingredient in an Antipodes® product earns its place in our effective formulations. We pay particular attention to the detail of our products, and our selected plant extracts. Not only do they have to be certified organic or genuinely natural - and be from sustainably cultivated plants - but they have to perform.
We have carefully selected unique ingredients from New Zealand nature for their powerfully bioactive and skin-enhancing properties. And that's how we get scientific results like those for Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream. Our high-performance night treatment with selected premium plant oils and antioxidants stimulates synthesis of collagen production in human fibroblast skin cells by up to an astonishing 92%*.
For a start, you need a carrier oil. Naturally extracted from avocados in the subtropical north of Aotearoa New Zealand, the potent avocado oil we use is of some of the world's best. It's packed with Vitamins A, B1, B2, and D and also contains lecithin, a natural humectant that keeps your skin beautifully moist, and is great for scarred and damaged tissue.
And then we add in something special: extracts from New Zealand's plant species that have evolved in Antipodean isolation over millions of years. Antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant-rich, these ingredients are a powerhouse of nutrients for your skin.
We've combed the world for other highly effective ingredients like the vibrant Himalayan goji berry, South America's wrinkle-reducing jojoba, deeply moisturizing Australian macadamia nut oil and China's Reishi mushroom of immortality.
Our certified organic formulations demand special care and treatment to preserve them effectively. So with careful research, and no expense spared, we've incorporated a completely natural preservative called naticide.
The formulations of our premium natural products require something different, because they have a higher oil content. We use an ecocert approved natural compound , comprising of benzyl benzoate, gluconolactone and calcium gluconate.
• animal testing
• genetically modified (GM) or genetically engineered (GE) ingredients
• synthetic fillers or silicon derived ingredients
• artificial colors or artificial fragrances
• sodium lauryl sulfates
• mineral oils
• animal ingredients (except honey and beeswax from living bees)
• parabens; ethyl-, methyl-, propyl-, butyl-.
* Independent blind study clinical investigation:
Investigation into the Effects of Antipodes Products on the Production of Collagen by Human Skin Fibroblasts in Culture, Trinity Bioactives (2009)