For skin that glows with good health, look no further than our vegan, skin-brightening formulations that harness clean, natural ingredients for glowing skin. Three key brightening ingredients – Vinanza® Grape & Kiwi antioxidant compound, Vitamin C from Kakadu plum, and mineral-rich volcanic mud – help transform a dull, lacklustre complexion.
Brightening extracts to make your skin glow
Vinanza® Grape & Kiwi
Antipodes’ Skin-Brightening formulations feature Vinanza® Grape & Kiwi, made from the seeds of sauvignon blanc grapes – a by-product of New Zealand’s famous Marlborough wine industry – and the skin of kiwi fruit.
Skin benefits of Vinanza® Grape & Kiwi
The glow-inducing antioxidant compound has been clinically shown* to help improve the appearance of skin and brighten the skin tone. It features in Gospel Vitamin C Skin-Glow Gel Cleanser, the first step in a natural skincare regime for glowing skin.
The silky, non-drying gel cleanser is perfect for oily, combination, dull, or lacklustre skin. Massage Gospel into wet skin each morning, before rinsing with warm water, to foster a fresh, vibrant complexion.
Our skincare for glowing skin also harnesses natural Vitamin C from Kakadu plum, an Australian superfruit that contains Nature’s highest level of Vitamin C – 100 times that of oranges. Found in Australia’s tropical north, Kakadu plum gets its potent antioxidant properties from extremely high exposure to harmful UV rays.
Skin benefits of Kakadu plum
The fruit develops a self-defense system – powerful antioxidant molecules – to protect itself from sun-induced free radical attacks. As a result, it offers multiple brightening and protective benefits when used in skincare.
Glow Ritual Vitamin C Serum features a potent dose of Kakadu plum. The gel serum instantly illuminates the skin while helping to brighten, firm, and protect against environmental damage.
Glow Ritual has been scientifically shown to inhibit oxidative stress in-vitro by up to 33%**. That means it helps defend skin against the effects of free radical damage that can lead to fine lines and a dull appearance. Massage 3-4 drops of Glow Ritual into face, neck, and décolletage, before your moisturiser and SPF.
New Zealand’s volcanic plateau, in the centre of its North Island, is the second most geothermally active region in the world after Yellowstone National Park. The precious geothermal mud from this part of New Zealand is abundant in beneficial minerals such as sulphur, calcium, sodium, and silicon. As a result, it has been revered for its skin-enhancing properties for hundreds of years.
Skin benefits of geothermal mud
The mud’s fine texture means the minerals – and their benefits – are easily absorbed, helping to decongest, balance, and brighten the skin, making it an ideal natural ingredient for glowing skin. As the hero ingredient in Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask, the mineral-rich mud helps to detoxify and revitalise dull, congested skin.
Halo also features Vinanza® Grape & Kiwi, to further brighten and freshen the complexion with a potent dose of antioxidants. Apply a generous layer of the mud mask to freshly cleansed skin. Wait until the mask is nearly dry (10-15 minutes) then rinse off with warm water and a soft washcloth. For best results, use once or twice a week.
*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).
**Trinity Bioactives: In-vitro Investigation into the Antioxidant Effects of Production of Superoxide by Activated Neutrophil Cells after 15 Hours, at 4% per 200ug/ml (2021)