Organic Beauty Week: Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask review

Sunday, 14 September 2014

A picture of Antipodes Manuka Honey Mask review
As Organic Beauty Week draws to a close, it feels fitting to feature a product that I like to use for Sunday pampering sessions, and one that a lot of skincare fans constantly rave about.

I'm talking about Antipodes' Aura Manuka Honey Mask of course, which I waited far too long to try.  I finally picked it up in Wholefoods during the #FieldTripTour and I simply can't sing its praises enough.  Having oily/combination skin that's also fairly sensitive is a nightmare, but this mask is its Knight in Shining Armour.

Packaged in a squeezy metal tube, Antipodes' Aura Manuka Honey Mask works best if you think of it as a gentler detoxifer combined with a hydrating treatment.  I'd always thought it was a deep cleanse sort of job but it's actually much more gentle than that and aims to soothe and heal blemishes and breakouts, rather than blitz them to the outer regions of the Sahara.  It has a creamy texture and features nourishing oils, Vitamin E and plenty of Manuka Honey which is famed for its antibacterial and inflammatory properties.  I like to slather on a generous layer and leave it on for around half an hour to sink into the skin.  When the time's up, I rinse away the excess with a warm muslin cloth or flannel and my skin feels renewed, hydrated and most importantly, calmed.  Any redness or inflammation from angry spots has disappeared and I notice that the next day, any blemishes are significantly reduced in size and appearance.  So if your skin is prone to playing up, this is an essential face mask to have in your beauty cabinet.

Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask (75ml, £22.99) is available from various stockists including naturisimo.com

Have you tried this cult face mask?

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24 comments

  1. This sounds amazing and seems very worth that price! I've seen lots of ladies who are talking about this being a must have product! I've used a manuka honey lip balm recently but it seemed to irritate my lips, I think I need to try other products with it!

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    1. Yes a lot of people love it! Ah, hope you don't have an allergy to Manuka Honey?!

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  2. I quite like this mask as I do find it to be effective and it isn't too drying. I do think I prefer the Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque for something that really gets rid of spots fast though. I love how natural the ingredients are though and I'm excited to try more from Antipodes. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. I've got the Aesop one on my wishlist to pick up next, heard so many good things about it :) xx

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  3. Nice review…Havent trued this mask yet. Hesitating though- it is also very easy to apply a scoop of Manuka honey on the face :-) Simple and cheaper :-)
    www.mademoisellenature.blogspot.com

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    1. Always good to D.I.Y it sometimes ;)

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  4. I've not tried this, but it sounds really lovely. Great post.

    Jess x
    www.jessicalaar.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. This sounds beautiful! I have to admit I'm a fan of deep cleanse masks but maybe I need to try something a little gentler and more soothing...

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm the same but I can often over-use deep cleanse masks (especially clay ones!) and my skin then starts to play up sadly :( Alternating with this one if much better for me! xx

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  6. This sounds so lovely! I usually need a bit of a deep clean but I do like the Origins drink up mask :)
    Allison from www.mercuteify.com

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    1. I tried a sample of the Origins Drink Up Mask a few months ago and loved it, need to pick up the full size at some point :)

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  7. I love the Anitpodes brand- they're vanilla day cream is my favourite- and I love the avocado oil. been wanting to try this mask for a long time. Loved the review
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Shamefully this is the first product I've tried from them, but I want to try everything they do now lol! Love the sound of those two :) x

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  8. Thanks for sharing the love of Aura Manuka Honey Mask.

    A traditional remedy of New Zealand Maori people is antibacterial manuka honey, which powerfully draws moisture to your skin to hydrate it intensely. This facial mask delivers an intensely moisturising, cleansing and antioxidising treatment. It is the ultimate solution for spots and blemishes, just leave it on overnight on the spot!

    Fragrances of vanilla pod and mandarin linger to bring peace and balance to your aura. #lovethelove

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    1. Thanks for reading guys! Will definitely try it as an on the spot treatment, sounds great! :)

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  9. I love the scent of it, it's just divine!<3 But I won't be repurchasing it because I didn't see any big difference on my skin, it was just okay. :) xx

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    1. The scent is amazing isn't it?! I have seen a few people say it's just an OK product so you're not alone xx

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  10. I have actually never heard of it! But on reading you review, I have had a google and read some very mixed reviews! I will have to give it a go for myself!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  11. This is possibly my favourite face mask... Or at least one of them! I like to pop it on spots too as a direct treatment. My existing one is past the expiration date so I really should get another! xx

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    1. I can see why you love it! Will definitely have to try it as an on the spot treatment! xx

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  12. This sounds beautiful! I like how you say that it isn't as intense as some other spot treatments and tries to heal it naturally :)

    Danniella x
    www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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    1. Yeah it's very gentle and soothing instead, rather than stripping or drying :) x

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