Clean Beauty Gift Guide: The Science Seeker

Insatiably curious and performance-driven: she knows what’s noise and what’s not. No empty promises in her world – results are queen and evidence rules. “Why settle?” she asks – and we answer with a collection of independently tested formulas; the perfect Christmas beauty gifts for a science-savvy skincare lover.

Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream 30ml

Eyes are particularly prone to showing the signs of aging because the skin around them is delicate – giving rise to lines, shadows, ‘crow’s feet’, and bags. So, it stands to reason that an eye cream designed to help the appearance of wrinkles might just be the best anti-aging eye cream. This natural eye cream contains key bioactive kiwi seed oil, rich in Vitamin C from the seeds of the New Zealand kiwifruit.

The perfect gift for: Any skin type, especially those concerned with fine lines around the eyes.

Divine Face Oil Rosehip & Avocado Oil 30ml

The rich concentration of organic avocado oil, rosehip oil, and macadamia nut oil is what makes this face oil superior. Avocado oil is full of antioxidants, with potent levels of Vitamins A, B1, B2, and D as well as Omegas 3 and 9 – making it one of the best face oils for anti-aging. It provides skin with an ultra-hydrating boost, especially when combined with rosehip oil, which is rich in essential fatty acids.

The perfect gift for: Most skin types, especially dry, normal, and combination.

Hosanna H2O Intensive Skin-Plumping Serum 30ml

A scientific serum for fine lines and tired complexions. The water-based formula provides a healthy dose of hydration and contains two key ingredients to target the appearance of aging: New Zealand mamaku black fern, known for its cell proliferating abilities; and Vinanza® Grape, from grapes with some of the world’s highest levels of polyphenolic antioxidants.

The perfect gift for: Most skin types, and especially for dehydration in skin.

Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream 60ml

Simple yet effective, this organic and vegan anti-aging cream contains nutrient-rich avocado oil and soothing manuka flower to help retain youthful skin.

The perfect gift for: Oily and combination skin types.

Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream 60ml

Avocado oil is wonderful for hydrating and moisturizing the skin, but that’s not the only reason to love this anti-aging natural night cream. Avocado oil contains a substance called sterolin, which is essential for younger-looking skin.

The perfect gift for: Dry, combination, and mature skin.

Superior Skincare, Responsible Earthcare™: Antipodes formulations and skincare gifts come in premium recyclable glass or aluminum packaging, and fully biodegradable, FSC-approved cardboard. Our superior packaging not only preserves the quality of the formulation, it helps protect the planet – and helps you gift sustainably.



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