Our friend Julia from Sweden has sent us a following question:
Great information, thank you!!
What do you think about the antipodes skin products? I have quite acne prone, combination skin. Or do you think the juice beauty ones are better? I live in sweden and we dont have these products to try anywhere.
Acne prone, combination skin requires quite a maneuvering with different types of skincare products: you have to be mindful of potential comedogenic ingredients so they don’t exacerbate an already acne-prone skin, while at the same time, skin can suffer from dry patches that you need to moisturize.
So, which Antipodes and Juice Beauty products would be better or best for acne prone, combination skin? Let’s take a closer look.
1. Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Cleanser 2. Antipodes Juliet Skin Brightening Gel Cleanser 3. Juice Beauty Green Apple Blemish Clearing Peel 4. Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Mask 5. Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask 6. Antipodes Resurrect Clarifying Facial Toner
Combination, acne prone skin treatments should contain anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients, which slow down occurrence of acne, while at the same time should contain ingredients which sooth and hydrate the skin, especially combination skin. All this offers Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Cleanser, while Antipodes Juliet Skin Brightening Gel Cleanser works as an exfoliator as well.
The importance of exfoliating the skin, especially unclean, (unclean meaning unbalanced oil production and dead skin cells) prone-to-acne skin, is well known. Exfoliator should be strong enough to exfoliate dirt and dead skin cells, while gentle enough so it doesn’t damage the skin and make it sensitive. Glycolic acids, derived from fruits, which Juice Beauty Green Apple Blemish Clearing Peel contains, serve as chemical peel.
Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Mask contains bentonite clay, which dries up blemishes, while willow bark extract (a natural salicylic acid), absorbed by pores containing impurities and oil, thus works as anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. Likewise anti-inflammatory works manuka honey found in Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask. Antipodes mask should be more soothing to a skin that’s suffering from blemishes.
1. Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum 2. Antipodes Hosana Intensive Skin Plumping Serum 3. Antipodes Apostle Skin Brightening and Tone Corrective Serum 4. Juice Beauty Oil Free Moisturizer 5. Juice Beauty SPF 30 Oil Free Moisturizer 6. Antipodes Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream
Since combination, acne prone skin needs products, which are harsh on the blemishes, it needs something to counter-balance that treatment. Using nourishing serums and light facial creams would be perfect. Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum contains salicylic acid, as well as softening calendula extracts. Antipodes Hosana Intensive Skin Plumping Serum contains hydrating grape-seed extract. Out of the two, Nature of Europe would suggest Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum.
For combination, acne prone skin, it’s important that creams do not contain (much if any at all) oil – that does not mean that carrier oils should not be used by those with oily skin – on a contrary. Juice Beauty Oil Free Moisturizer contains hydrating cucumber extract. Since it does not contain SPF, it would be a good choice to use it while not out in the sun (unless you use it in combination with an SPF foundation or CC Cream, such as, for example, Juice Beauty CC Cream). Juice Beauty SPF 30 Oil Free Moisturizer, as the name suggests, contains sun protection in a form of Zinc Oxide. Antipodes Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream would be a good choice for hotter days, though the fact it contains Shea Butter could pose a problem to acne prone skin, if Shea Butter is comedogenic for your skin.
Based on ingredients, Juice Beauty products may suit a combination, acne prone skin better, however, trying the products yourself and seeing what suits you most, is still the best advice we can offer.
So, where can you buy Juice Beauty and Antipodes products? Here are a few stores which will deliver to Sweden, some even for free.
- Love Lula UK (Free International Shipping)
- FeelUnique UK (Free International Shipping)
- Auravita UK (International Shipping)
- Big Green Smile UK (International Shipping)
- Lucy Rose UK (International Shipping)
- WOW HD Sweden (Free International Shipping)
- Cosme – de China (Free International Shipping)
- Cosme Paradise Hong Kong (Free International Shipping)
- StrawberryNET China (Free International Shipping)
- Galaxy Perfume Australia (International Shipping)
- Fragrance NET USA (International Shipping)
- Fragrance X USA (International Shipping)