New skincare additions - Antipodes, Origins and Avon

It's been a while since my last skincare review, but in recent weeks I've been testing out some new products and today I wanted to talk about Antipodes Grace gentle cream cleanser, Origins GinZing refreshing scrub cleanser and Avon Anew clinical e-defence deep recovery cream, all 3 of which have now become part of my daily routine:

Antipodes grace gentle cream cleanser, Origins ginzing refreshing scrub cleanser, Avonn anew clinical e-defence deep recovery cream
Avon Anew clinical e-defence deep recovery cream

For me make up removal is one of the most important parts of my daily routine. For the last year or so I've stuck with balm cleansers but recently curiosity got the better of me and I decided to give Antipodes grace gentle cream cleanser a go. As far as names go, this couldn't be more accurately described. The lightly scented cream is gentle but effective, and manages to remove all traces of make up without irritating or drying out my skin. Compared to a balm cleanser it's more easily rinsed off although as you'd expect not as nourishing on the skin. Personally just because of what I'm used to I'd choose to repurchase a balm cleanser over this, however if you have oily to combination skin or prefer a cream formula then this would be well worth a try.

I've always got on well with Origins skincare and their new GinZing refreshing scrub cleanser doesn't disappoint. First thing to mention is that is has orange extracts which gives it the most fruity citrus fresh scent, perfect for waking me up in the morning. It's also got ginseng and coffee to stimulate the skin as well as fine grains to gently exfoliate. It's a foaming cleanser but there's no SLS and I don't find it to be at all drying on the skin. Unlike a lot of exfoliating cleansers this is gentle enough to be used on a daily basis and I love how refreshed and smooth it makes my skin feel.

Finally there's Avon Anew clinical e-defence deep recovery cream. A new moisturiser designed to protect against and repair the effects of sun and environmental damage. Despite being quite a thick cream it feels light and quick absorbing on the skin, and even with the recent heat wave my skin's not been any oilier than usual. Without fast forwarding a few years it's hard to tell the long term effects, however it does leave my skin feeling soft, hydrated and beautifully nourished. Also at a recent skincare analysis I was told that I had almost no sun damage so the cream is obviously doing something right!

Have you tried any of the skincare products above? What are your current favourites?


  1. That cream cleanser sounds lovely!

    Sam xo

  2. I love Antipodes and cream cleanser too!x

  3. Thanks for sharing the love of Antipodes Grace Gentle Cream Cleanser. This is a dermatologically approved organic cleanser that is a true gift for sensitive skin conditions. #lovethelove


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