Elements of Beauty: Our Clean Ingredients

If you want the most nutrient-rich, results-driven skincare, then you need to start with the purest, cleanest ingredients.

Antipodes has been doing that since day one, reaching into our own pristine New Zealand backyard for premium, skin-enhancing ingredients that are sustainably sourced and grown in the fertile, pollution-free air of the Southern Hemisphere’s orchards and vineyards.

Grown without chemicals, pesticides and fertilizers, these ingredients retain their highest possible bioactivity to unlock proven skin benefits. 

But what are those clean ingredients that supercharge Antipodes' anti-aging skincare?

Vinanza Grape

Vinanza® Grape is a revolutionary antioxidant extract sustainably sourced from the by-product of Marlborough sauvignon blanc grape seeds.

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This uniquely New Zealand ingredient is a power-house of antioxidants that help reduce the signs of premature aging.

Scientists discovered that the seeds of sauvignon blanc grapes grown on Marlborough vineyards have double the levels of polyphenolic antioxidants of grapes grown anywhere else in the world! Antioxidants in formulations help to counter the damaging effects of ingredients, pollution and other chemical nasties of modern living.

Carefully sourced from a sustainable, pollution-free vineyard, the revolutionary Vinanza Grape seeds, along with other New Zealand-grown superfruit such as kiwi, boysenberries and blackcurrants, come together in the revolutionary Vinanza range.

This range has been proven to improve elasticity and firmness in the skin, to reduce redness and inflammation, to brighten skin, lighten freckles and age spots and help reduce the free radicals that can damage your skin’s surface.*

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

Manuka Honey

World-famous manuka honey is a superfood found only in New Zealand that helps promote youthful, fresh and blemish-free skin.

Collected by bees from the pretty pink and white flowers pictured opposite, it's the perfect ingredient for natural skincare.

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Manuka honey, renowned for its health-giving benefits, helps to address the appearance of skin blemishes. Found only in New Zealand, this bioactive, skin-enhancing ingredient helps to promote a healthy visage.

In fact, when used in natural skincare, antioxidant-rich manuka honey works as a humectant, drawing vital moisture into the skin and hydrating, moisturizing, nourishing, rejuvenating and restoring its natural glow.

We only use premium manuka honey produced sustainably by bees who harvest the nectar of the wild manuka plant (part of the tea tree family) in remote parts of New Zealand, so there’s no impact to the environment.

Kiwi Seed Oil

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.

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We’re known for kiwifruit in New Zealand and the high concentrations of Omega 3 fatty acids in the oil extracted from the kiwifruit seeds can help to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, making kiwi seed oil the perfect ingredient for natural skincare.

This ultra-nourishing oil can dramatically help to maintain moisture in the skin. Kiwi seed oil contains around 60% of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), and is also a rich source of Vitamins C and E.

We source our kiwi seed oil from fruit grown in sustainable orchards around New Zealand that have been raised in fertile soil, bathed in warm sunshine and grown free from chemicals.

Avocado Oil

Nutrient-rich avocado oil helps to hydrate the skin thanks to potent levels of natural antioxidants, including Vitamins A, B1, B2 and D as well as Omegas 3 and 9.

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Divine Face Oil Rosehip & Avocado Oil 30ML
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Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream 60ml
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Avocado oil, sourced from New Zealand, is a skin-conditioning agent. This emerald green oil helps to moisturize the skin, keeping it beautifully dewy and supple. 

Avocado oil’s secret ingredient is sterolin, a natural steroid that triggers the production of collagen which is essential in helping protect the skin from wrinkles, fine lines and age spots.

Thanks to high levels of plant compounds phytosterols, avocado oil has a role to play in rejuvenating weary and stressed skin, and in helping reduce inflammation.

Kalibiome AGE Probiotic

Kalibiome AGE Probiotic is a high-performance, non-live bacteria scientifically shown to help improve the extracellular matrix, reduce roughness, and increase hydration.

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A new innovation in skincare, Kalibiome AGE is skin-loving ‘good bacteria’. This non-live probiotic ismade from a small amount of cultured bacteria, put through a double fermentation process to removeany bad bacteria and toxins. The resulting compound is active and stable for use in skincare.

Kalibiome AGE Probiotic is scientifically shown in-vitro to help improve the extracellular matrix, restore the skin barrier, and balance the skin’s microbiome. By protecting cells against oxidative stress, it helps to reduce the inflammation and redness that can be caused by acne and blemishes. The innovative' good bacteria’ has the ability to stimulate Type I collagen, increasing elasticity and reducing roughness, and helps increase hydration by stimulating hyaluronic acid that occurs naturally in cells, resulting in plumper, more elastic skin.

*kalibiome probiotics/postbiotics 600: clinically shown to revitalise extracellular matrix.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide found naturally in the human body as a major component of skin, eyes, and joints. It has powerful moisture retaining properties – it can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. It is also viscoelastic, a unique consistency that both flows and stretches.

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Glow Ritual Vitamin C Serum With Plant Hyaluronic Acid 30ml
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In short, this powerful molecule is the body’s super-hydrator, key to keeping skin fresh and plumped.

We use only natural and effective hyaluronic acid that is plant-based and cruelty-free, produced from the fermentation of a bacterium found in soil and roots. The bacteria is collected and fed a sugar solution in the lab, which triggers fermentation.

Kakadu Plum

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

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Native to Australia, Kakadu plum is a unique superfruit sustainably sourced from the country’s tropical northern regions. Kakadu plum gets its potent antioxidant properties from extremely high exposure to harmful sun rays. The fruit develops a self defense 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 boasts the world’s highest recorded natural amount of Vitamin C – up to 100 times the Vitamin C of oranges – making this pale green fruit a gift for natural skincare. Vitamin C combats free radical damage, addresses the cause and effect of pigmentation, and helps to stimulate the synthesis of Type I collagen – key to keeping skin plumped and healthy.

*Up to 5300mg per 100g, versus the 53mg per 100g of oranges.

Bakuchiol

An ancient herb known as “Nature’s retinol” for its ability to mimic the skin-smoothing effects of retinol, without irritating skin.

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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. it boasts antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which help to smooth and refine skin texture, plump up fine lines, 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.

Vinanza® Grape & Kiwi

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.

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Manuka Honey & Hyaluronic Acid Brightening Day Cream 60ml
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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.

*Independent Extracts 2012.

Clean Ingredients

Our clean and thoughtful formulations also include rosehip oil and traditional New Zealand flora such as harakeke flax, mamuka black fern and kawakawa, plants that have been used in Maori culture for centuries.

At Antipodes, our baseline has always been clean ingredients, which are critical not only for the planet but also for our overall health and wellbeing, including skin health. That’s why we only use ingredients sourced from reputable, sustainable growers, because when you use clean ingredients, you get powerful results.

Our products are completely free from: parabens; sulphates; phthalates; silicon derived ingredients; synthetic fillers; genetically modified (GM) ingredients; genetically engineered (GE) ingredients; animal ingredients (except ingredients from living bees, such as honey); artificial colors; artificial fragrances; chemical sunscreens; mineral oils; petrochemicals (like propylene glycol); BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole); ethanolamines and ethoxylated ingredients.

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