Antipodes Vanilla Pod Day Cream

By now, most of you will know that I am a total Antipodes Skincare addict. I can’t get enough of it, I look forward to my morning and nighttime skincare ritual and the knowledge that I am putting good quality products of my skin. I feel so virtuous sometimes, and know that my 40 or 50 year old self will thank me for starting a good skincare routine early!

After a few years of using a couple of favourite items from the Antipodes range, the last couple of months have seen me try a diverse range of their line thanks to Antipodes themselves, the Farmers buy two get one free deals and the lovely Donna who works for Antipodes down in Christchurch.

Donna recently sent me up a whole box of goodies and I was so excited to try them all! One of the stand out favourites so far has to be the Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream!


The scent is my absolute favourite of all the Antipodes products so far! It’s vanilla pod and mandarin and totally divine.

My usual day cream has been the Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream and I’ve always loved it. In terms of heaviness, the Vanilla Pod Day Cream sits in between Rejoice and the Avocado Night Cream. It definitely feels a lot more heavy duty and moisurizing than Rejoice and takes a little longer to absorb.


The first time I used it, I think I applied too much and was worried my face was going to be too oily to put my makeup over the top. It worked out ok but I made sure I didn’t use quite so much the next day.

I love the feeling of this cream, it’s thick and luxurious feeling and makes my skin feel so soft! Rejoice is SLIGHTLY better for pre-makeup as it absorbs better but I just can’t decide what I prefer. At the moment I’m alternating days so I can get the best out of both of them.

Featuring the revolutionary antioxidant Vinanza Grape that is in a lot of Antipodes products, this keeps your skin healthy and energised. It also has New Zealand manuka honey which is a powerful antibacterial to keep those blemishes away

If you suffer from dry skin that needs that extra hydration then I highly recommend the Vanilla Pod Day Cream!

x Miss Victory Violet

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