Antipodes is all about taking the best of New Zealand nature to the world with uniquely results-driven natural and certified organic premium beauty products.
Antipodes collects beauty awards and the devotees of its natural skincare include many celebrities and the editors of international beauty magazines.
In-house beauty expert Elizabeth Barbalich has developed all the Antipodes' scientifically validated skin treatments that are clean natural formulations, dermatogically approved for sensitive skin and vegetarian approved.
Among the potent bioactive New Zealand botanical ingredients with scientifically validated performance used in Antipodes skincare : nutrient-rich avocado oil, manuka honey, harekeke flax, mamaku black fern, pohutukawa bloom...
Why we love ANTIPODES ?
- Its high performance botanical active ingredients
- The unique benefits of New Zealand manuka honey
- Its potent formulas with proven results
Hyaluronic acid miracles
The ultimate hydrating and plumping treatment !
A super ingredient with anti-aging power for firm, smooth, plump, and younger-looking skin.
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What does certified organic means ?
If you are lost in the jungle of natural and organic beauty labels, we can help you !
We have analyzed the most serious organic labels for you to help you better understand their commitments and guarantees.
Detoxify your skin with charcoal
The solution for clearer skin !
Activated charcoal has excellent purifying, detoxifying and antioxidant properties, great to rebalance blemish-prone skin or to fight the damages of pollution.
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Simple and comprehensive information
We have nothing to hide from you !
You have access for each product to : its complete formula, its key ingredients and their properties, its certification labels... to choose your beauty products with serenity and knowledge.
Try Vitamin C
A great youth & radiance booster !
This powerful antioxidant protects the skin against free radicals, prevents the appearance of wrinkles, reduces age spots and brightens the complexion.
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Shield your skin with ceramides
The essential lipids for perfectly healthy skin !
They protect the skin against dehydration, sensitivity and aggressions for soothed, firm, supple and plump skin.
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Founded in 2006 in Wellington, Antipodes is an organic cosmetics brand designed to naturally and effectively meet the different specific needs of the skin.
New Zealand, a unique land, is at the heart of all the brand's products, from natural ingredients to original creative thinking.
Antipodes natural cosmetics are scientifically proven to work, a primary commitment of its founder, Elizabeth Barbalich. All ingredients are carefully selected and dosed for their beneficial actions on the skin.
History of the Antipodes brand
Antipodes was founded in 2006 by Wellington native Elizabeth Barbalich, a scientist who, beyond the safety and healthiness of the beauty products she wanted to offer, never lost sight of the importance of scientifically validating the effectiveness of her organic and natural cosmetics.
The New Zealander had the desire to create high quality natural cosmetics to accompany women in their daily lives, scientifically validated and manufactured in a sustainable development approach.
As a result, many Antipodes cosmetic products have received beauty awards for their performance, but also for the creativity of the brand: the poetic names of the products, the mixtures of bewitching exotic fragrances and the colourful packaging.
Antipodes offers pure skincare with exceptional results for women of all ages around the world. The brand is sold in nine countries and some 300 shops throughout New Zealand!
Elizabeth Barbalich, creator of the Antipodes brand
The Antipodes brand is inspired by New Zealand
While the founder of Antipodes says she is influenced by fashion and music (to which she is particularly exposed through her three teenage children), she is most inspired by her invigorating walks through the enchanting forests surrounding her hometown of Wellington.
The beauty of the Tui birds nesting in the trees of Pohutukawa just outside her office window are the inspiration for her unique products, which reflect this island at the end of the world.
New Zealand is an exotic land of the antipodes with a unique abundance of nature. Elizabeth Barbalich carefully selects bioactive extracts from sustainably grown indigenous plants to create Antipodes skincare products that are scientifically and clinically proven to work.
Antipodes natural care is result-oriented
The Antipodes brand is first and foremost based on science and has invested many years in research and development with the best experts to create high performance natural products.
Each product has been carefully formulated from pure ingredients and carefully selected from the greatest provider of essential active ingredients, nature.
Thus, Antipodes cosmetics will help to stimulate the synthesis of elastin and type I and III collagen in the skin cells. The commitments and scientific investigations should give women the confidence to make positive choices by turning to organic, natural beauty products that give convincing results.
Antipodes works with a very demanding independent laboratory to test the effectiveness of its products on the skin cells. These tests allow Antipodes to formulate the best possible products to stimulate collagen production in a natural way.
These tests also provide a scientific perspective on the quality of sun protection, moisturising capacity, prevention of wrinkles and fine lines, radiance and skin tolerance. And these scientific results are endorsed by all the brand's users who praise its effectiveness!
The ecological and vegan commitment of the Antipodes brand
The Antipodes cosmetics brand is committed to limiting both human exposure to synthetic chemicals and the impact of human activity on the environment. Antipodes is therefore actively working to keep its carbon footprint as low as possible.
In addition, most Antipodes beauty products are certified organic and those that are not, are 98 to 100% natural.
Certified organic products are certified by the independent government body AsureQuality Ltd, a 'food safety and biosecurity' label in the southern hemisphere that upholds strict standards worldwide.
Antipodes is certified by the Vegetarian Society, the oldest vegetarian organisation in the world. No animal testing is carried out with the brand's products and there is no cross-contamination during the production process. As such, the products are free from any animal ingredients resulting from slaughter and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Only Manuka honey is used by the brand as it is obtained without violence.