Feb 22

ANTIPODES® UNITES Nature & Science for High-Performance Skin Health

By Phoebe Spuyman

What do’Eco-A-listers’ Billie Eilish, Sam Smith, Katie Holms and Cara Delevingne all have in common?


They love Antipodes® the New Zealand Scientific Green Beauty™ brand that uses pollution-free, native New Zealand ingredients in its award-winning, plant powered premium skincare. Founded by Elizabeth Barbalich in 2006, the collection features sophisticated, scientifically validated formulations that increase Type I collagen synthesis in human fibroblast skin cells by up to 92%! Sustainably sourced and package each product is bursting with nutrient-rich natural ingredients that deliver glowing, healthy skin.


Nature sourced Ultra-Clean: A heritage skincare brand that leads the world in clean alternatives to chemical skincare. Antipodes is at the forefront of innovative science discoveries, uniting these with Nature to inject global beauty rituals with some of the purest ingredients on Earth. Bioactives such as Vitamin C-rich Kakadu plum*, nutrient-rich avocado oil, revolutionary antioxidant Vinanza® Grape from Marlborough sauvignon blanc grape seeds, and antibacterial wild-sourced manuka honey, are each renowned for their skin-enhancing properties.


Scientifically Validated: Antipodes invest in multi-layered, third-party scientific testing for clean beauty that performs. It takes up to 18 months of R&D for each formulation to be developed, tested, and perfected. The end result is Scientific Green Beauty that delivers genuine results for skin.


How are end formulations tested?

  • In-vitro investigations on fibroblast skin cells measure, Type I collagen synthesis, Type III collagen synthesis, elastin production, and antioxidant action.
  • Human clinical trials measure: Skin sensitivity • Moisture enhancement • Wrinkle reduction


How are individual ingredients tested?

  • Vinanza® compounds have been clinically tested to measure antioxidant activity
  • Kalibiome AGE Probiotic has been tested in-vitro, in-vivo & clinically tested to measure key indicators of skin health


Authentic Certification: A true pioneer, the brand’s Green Beauty ethos encompasses independent audits of its certified vegan, vegetarian, and organic credentials, and high-performing formulations tested using in-vitro scientific investigations and clinical trials.


Sustainable: At the heart of the brand is its dedication to sustainability, from plant to product. Antipodes formulations are focused on low environmental impact and high quality: from raw ingredients that are organically farmed and sustainably and ethically grown, to recyclable and reusable glass bottles, jars, and aluminium tubes housed in biodegradable card sourced from sustainable forests and printed with vegetable inks. Antipodes is working towards using 100% sustainable ingredients and being 100% plastic-free and kerbside recyclable.  Every product is manufactured in New Zealand to maintain optimal quality control. Says founder Elizabeth Barbalich:


For over 15 years, Antipodes has never compromised on our formulations and sustainability has been our baseline since day one. Thanks to nature-sourced ingredients, independent third-party audits of our credentials and sophisticated formulations that meet the needs of women seeking actual results from natural skincare, our products are continually elevated above this standard.”



Established in 2006, now with over 25 products in the range and sold on four continents, Antipodes is passionate about preserving skin health. Its globally awarded anti-ageing formulations deliver results that honour natural skin – and elevate it to new levels of glow.


Antipodes® original anti-ageing formulations remain bestsellers because of their ability to boost collagen, plump fine lines, and cultivate healthy looking skin.


Original Heroes: 

Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream RRP £32 – Collagen boosting cream with Vitamin C-rich kiwi seed oil to hydrate, cool and soothe the delicate eye area and target fine lines.


Divine Face Oil RRP £23 – Collagen boosting anti-ageing face oil to replenish tired, dry and stressed skin. Rich, yet light and easily absorbed, it nourishes dry skin and targets fine lines.


Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream RRP £30 – A light moisturiser with potent antioxidant Vinanza® Grape, antibacterial manuka honey and calming rosehip oil. Skin feels healthy, nourished and hydrated and the complexion looks revived.


Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream RRP £35 – Nourish your skin each night with this dream cream featuring Vinanza® Grape, avocado oil and manuka honey. Scientifically shown to boost collagen by up to 92%, and clinically shown to help reduce wrinkle depth by 22%, reduce roughness by 34% and skin dryness by 85.7%.


New Heroes: 

Culture Probiotic Night Recovery Water Cream RRP £45 – A uniquely textured night cream with Kalibiome AGE Probiotic to calm, hydrate and strengthen the skin barrier. Deliver a lifeline to tired and stressed skin by helping to boost water levels, thanks to plant hyaluronic acid and native New Zealand mamaku black fern.


Baptise H20 Ultra-Hydrating Water Gel RRP£30 – This weightless, intensive formula immerses thirsty skin in pure, natural moisture. Naturally sourced humectants manuka honey and plant hyaluronic acid combine with harakeke gel, mamaku black fern and hibiscus flower to help revitalise cells. Clinically shown to increase skin hydration by 52% after 24 hours.


Glow Ritual Vitamin C Serum RRP£35 – A light serum for luminous, dewy skin and protection from environmental damage. Formulated with nature’s richest source of Vitamin C, Kakadu plum, and Vinanza® Grape &Kiwi, to address pigmentation, help brighten skin, and protect against oxidative stress. Bakuchiol and plant hyaluronic acid encourage smoother, firmer, plump-looking skin.


*Kakadu plum has been shown to contain up to 100 times the level of Vitamin C in oranges*. (*5300mg per 100g versus 53mg orange)


Antipodes is globally awarded, featured by international publications from Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue to InStyle, Stylist UK and Refinery 29. The brand is a favourite among celebrities and influencers such as Elle Macpherson, Sam Smith, Evangeline Lilly, Isamaya French and Cara Delevingne.


From Wellington to the world – lift the lid of an Antipodes product and escape to nature in New Zealand