Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanser

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanser
When it comes to skincare, I have to be a little bit cautious as I do have dry and sensitive skin which is prone to eczema. Thankfully I've found a few brands over the past couple of years of blogging that work so well with my skin such as Nivea, Bioderma, Lush skincare and Antipodes. I've reviewed a couple of Antipodes products on my blog already including the Antipodes Hosanna Serum which I adore, the Antipodes Vanilla Pod Day Cream which I use every single day and the lovely Worship serum which is one of their latest releases - all three products have featured in my monthly favourites posts. 

I have been testing the *Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanser (£22.49, 75g) over the past few weeks which contains 100% natural ingredients such as Vinanza Grape, Harekeke Flax and Hibiscus Bloom. The cleansing balm/butter is suitable for all skin types but I would really only recommend this cleanser if you have combination, dry or very dry skin. 

The cleanser looks a little unusual, I don't know if you can see from the photo above but the yellow balm has small white bits in it that looks like miniature clouds - I think it's the Hibiscus Bloom. The cleanser scent is also a little unusual, it is floral and sweet but also quite earthy and natural; it might not be for some but I personally love it. 

I've tried a few cleansing balms and I love them especially at this time of the year when my skin is even drier and needs a nourishing protective layer. I use the cleansing balm on dry skin or if I have worn makeup that day then I will remove it with a micellar water first, then cleanse with this balm. The cleanser is very thick but when massaged into dry skin it almost instantly turns into a silky oil with the white particles acting as mini exfoliators - they do actually feel like they exfoliate the skin fairly well. 

It leaves my skin feeling clean but very moisturised, smooth and nourished, if that makes sense as it is like a comforting rich layer over the skin which is why I wouldn't recommend it unless you have dry skin or dry patches. The cleansing balm doesn't irritate my skin, even if I have an eczema flareup and it also doesn't make my skin feel greasy. 

Overall, I love this cleanser, as I love all of the other Antipodes products I have tried which is fantastic as I do sometimes struggle to find products that work for my temperamental skin. I love the use of all natural ingredients as well as certified organic ingredients (it is still #OrganicSeptember after all). Overall rating: ★★, 5/5. 

Have you tried any products from Antipodes? What are your favourite organic products/brands?

15 comments

  1. Do you think this wouldn't be best for acne/oily skin? I am such a mess at the moment haha I treat my spots and then my skin gets dry and sore so I am in a predicament! xx

    BlondeOfCarbs

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    1. Probably not for very oily skin as it is so rich but it might be ok for combination skin types xx

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  2. Oh wow these sound amazing ! I have really dry skin and find that alot of products don't seem to work that well

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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    1. Balm cleansers are fantastic for dry skin types x

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  3. this sounds lovely, I've never tried Antipodes but I always hear great things about their products.

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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  4. I love butter cleansers (even tho I have oily skin, I like the feel of it), they clean the skin well and this sounds great! xx

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. They do, I love all of the cleansing balms I've tried xx

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  5. I've never tried this brand, but definitely want to after reading this, I love cleansing balms. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  6. Whilst I love the texture & how luxurious it feels on my skin, I can't deny that the scent is quite strong & definitely not to my taste (sadly) x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. The scent won't be for everyone, I personally quite like it x

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  7. The blooms look more like the product wasn't tempered properly, but I could be wrong. That being said, glad to her the overall is lovely!

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  8. I completely agree that this is best for dry skin, since I do feel like it leaves a film even though I use a hot flannel to take off cleansers.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  9. I have recently started using Antipodes products in my skincare routine too and I LOVE the brand! It is wonderful for dehydrated skintypes and never irritates my skin. I also love cleansing balms so this looks like a good one to keep on my 'to buy' list :p great review! <3
    Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe x

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