The Review: Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask

Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask 

Manuka Honey has some lovely properties,antibacterial, healer (burns/cuts), provides hydration, long term use can even see the improvement in skin texture. If I'm entirely honest I'd only previously used Manuka honey on toast (don't knock it before you've tried it, it's seriously yum!)

The Antipodes Manuka Honey mask some how fell into my basket on Feel Unique (this seems to be a common occurrence, items accidentally falling in to my basket haha)

Described as a 'A deeply moisturising, cleansing and anti-oxidising treatment' do I agree? Completely.

This mask is just lovely, on first impressions I was slightly surprised as I expected this to have a gel/marmalade sort of texture (I guess you see the word honey and assume!) but this is a cream texture. The smell is incredible, lemon, and honey real yummy, but if your not fantasising about eating it like myself this product performs seriously well. I applied the mask using an old foundation brush, after 15 minutes I removed with a hot flannel. I  have to be honest and say my first impressions were is that it? No miraculous difference, this isn't like a clay mask (you can see all the gunk with a clay mask eek.) The real noticeable difference was the next day my skin had never looked so radiant and healthy, it felt ultra soft definitely bordering on baby's bottom territory. 

I can imagine with long term weekly use, this mask will have lovely benefits on my skin as its just so nourishing an hydrating. 

For reference I have combination skin, by no means am I a dermatologist  but if you have oily or combination skin I seriously suggest giving this a whirl. I think sometimes when you use harsh products with salicylic acids and acne fighting ingredients it's nice every once in a while to use products such as this to counteract all of the stripping properties and give your skin a little hydration. I have to say since incorporating hydration products such as this, and the Origins day cream/overnight mask into my skin care routine the oiliness definitely seems to have reduced, sometimes stripping the skin can cause it to produce more oil in my experience, so giving it some hydration every once in awhile is a good thing! 

I'm really loving this brand at the moment, I have recently started using the Antipodes Nourishing Pear Night cream (review coming soon) so far it's love, but more on that later

Has anyone tried this mask, or anything from the brand Antipodes?



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