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Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask.

27 October 2015 5 comments

This little metal tube (can we just stop here to say, can all masks be packaged this way? Also, whilst we're here, can we just acknowledge how gorgeous Rachel Weisz is?) has been amidst the bloggersphere for a long time now, but for reasons unbeknownst to me, I haven't picked it up. I mean, I really need a good telling off (and so should you if you don't end reading this post by buying it) because it's accessible and not even expensive. 

Antipodes, if you aren't already familiar, are a gorgeous 'little' Kiwi brand that specialise in mixing what nature gave us with a sprinkling of hardcore science. 

They recommend their Aura mask, specially for blemish prone skin and here's why. I'm all for the power of honey, it's soothing, healing and antibacterial, thanks to naturally occuring hydrogen peroxide, and the Aura mask is pumped full of Active 20+ Manuka honey, which is arguably much more potent than most other honeys. Frankly, this is going to benefit you whatever skin type you have, from dry to oily, dehydrated to acne-prone. 

On top of the antibacterial benefits, just 15 minutes of this mask gives you a hefty boost of hydration, some Avocado-based nutrition and a deep cleanse, thanks again to the honey. I love it. My skin feels soft, hydrated, it's slick and comfortable to wear, and any blemishes caused by clogged pores and the like are quickly nipped in the bud. If fact, you can use it as a spot treatment should you feel any lurkers lurking. 


Twice a week, smooth a pale, creamy blob over your face. There's 75ml in a tube so it'll last you a while. I feel this one's like bacon: you don't know what you're missing 'til you've tried it.