Sunday, 20 April 2014

[Review] Antipodes Apostle Skin Brightening & Tone Correcting Serum

I'm back! Yes, that was quite a long absence from blogging. I've got to dedicate more time to this blog. However, I'm back with a review on the Antipodes Apostle Skin Brightening & Tone Correcting Serum. The 30ml bottle can be purchased for $59 at Myer, Priceline and adorebeauty (free shipping + they're fast!). 

I've been wanting to try an Antipodes product for ages now. Their products aren't exactly cheap so that put me off for a while. Priceline started stocking the brand only recently and that's when I caved in. I'm obsessed with trying to brighten my skin and fade any post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation (post-acne dark spots), so this seemed like the right product to try. I don't wear foundation so I'm always keen to try products that may even out my skin tone. This is the description from Antipodes:

"A water-based serum to help target pigmentation, brighten your skin and restore even tone. Waiwera mineral-blessed water helps restore essential moisture while delivering antioxidant-rich Vinanza Performance Plus to inhibit melanin production causing pigmentation. Vinanza Oxifend defends skin cells from oxidative stress helping reduce skin redness. Kiwifruit exfoliating enzyme renews your skin for true fresh-faced beauty."

That sounds pretty damn good. Antipodes claims an independent study found that their Vinanza Performance Plus concoction brightens the complexion, minimises pigmentation & evens out skin tone in 5 days. That's a hefty claim...

I use this serum in my morning skin care routine. It's water based and smells like berries. It smells so good! It really smells like I'm rubbing strawberries into my face. I use about 3 drops for my whole face and it sinks in real quick. It does leave a slight tight feeling so definitely need to moisturise after applying this serum. Antipodes states that this serum is dermatologically approved for sensitive skin and especially suitable for irritated skin. A lot of skin care products leave my skin a bit red/irritated, but this product doesn't. 
It's always hard to pinpoint which particular product is helping my skin when I use quite a few products. I can't say I looked in the mirror after 5 days of using this serum and noticed my skin was brighter. It takes more than a few days to see results. I've been using this serum since the start of this month, and have noticed that my skin tone is more even and I have less redness (especially around my nose). I only use it in the morning, so perhaps results would be better if I used it in my night time skin care routine too. It's not a miracle product but I do feel it's slowly helped my skin out. 

I've got at least 3/4 of the bottle left, so I predict this serum will last me another 2-3 months. Overall, I do like the Antipodes Apostle Skin Brightening & Tone Correcting Serum and would consider repurchasing once my bottle runs out. It smells like I'm rubbing strawberries into my face, is refreshing and I believe it's slightly improved my skin over time. It gets a thumbs up from me! 

Have you tried any Antipodes products? Do you use a serum in your morning skin care routine? 


  1. The scent alone would make me buy it xD is that bad?! Haha.

    Sarah | More Than Adored

    1. LOL well I don't blame you... it smells damn good. It's natural too. It's not one of those artificial fragrances. Makes it even better :)

  2. The smell has me sold haha :)
    I'm also looking for something to help with post acne dark spots, haven't had any luck though.

    1. It's such a great pick-me-up in the mornings :)
      The key thing I'd recommend for post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation has got to be AHAs. Although all these take time... unfortunately! :(

  3. Oh this sounds really good! I'm currently using Bio Oil to fade dark marks on my face but this does sound quite promising. I'm a bit scared of AHA's, all the products have warning labels saying 'increases sensitivity to UV light'.....eeeek!! At least this doesn't do that lol :)

  4. not much review about it, I wanna try this serum because I'm obsess with kind of serum, but that's really worth the price which makes me wondering to buy or not :D

  5. Your website is really cool and this is a great inspiring article. Antipodes


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