Antipodes Founder and CEO Elizabeth Barbalich has a background in science and innovation, so she understands how to bridge the gap between natural and prestige formulations – by using only those products made from sustainable healthy ingredients with skin-enhancing properties that pass robust scientific testing.

Barbalich stated, “For 15 years, Antipodes has said no to toxins in our products: we’ve never compromised on our clean formulations and sustainability has been our baseline since day one. Thanks to 100% nature sourced ingredients, independent third-party audits of our credentials and sophisticated formulations that meet the needs of women seeking actual results from natural skincare, our products are continually elevated above this standard.”

Part of any self-care regime includes beauty, and the Antipodes team is able to show you how you can apply the Danish hygge philosophy to your beauty and wellness routine this winter. In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life, whether solo, with a partner, friends, or family.

Here are three easy-to-do self-care home remedies for preventing that winter-worn skin look, and a kick start to the new year, and the new you!

1. Give yourself a mini facial every time you cleanse

With the harsh Canadian winters upon us, a cleanser that offers hydration is absolutely paramount to skin that thrives in sub-zero temperatures. Try Grapeseed Butter Cleanser ($46 CAD), to give your skin a thorough clean without stripping away the moisture and disturbing your skin’s natural barrier. For the ultimate pamper moment, follow up with Reincarnation Pure Facial Polish & Exfoliator ($46 CAD), to buff away the day.

2. Give yourself the complete spa treatment at every opportunity

With the Aura Manuka Honey Mask ($50 CAD), you can quench your skin’s thirst as the wild manuka honey helps to lock in moisture while the sweet-smelling fragrances of vanilla pods and mandarin transport you out of your home.

3. Send some time resetting 

No skin routine would be complete without toning and moisturizing, and the Ananda Antioxidant-Rich Gentle Toner ($44 CAD) along with Baptise H2O Ultra-Hydrating Water Gel ($58 CAD) offer up the perfect facial pampering combination. Use the antioxidant-rich toner to soothe irritated and stressed skin and prep ahead of the moisturizing step in your routine. Once toned, the Baptise H2O gel immerses your skin in pure, natural moisture; with ingredients such as manuka honey and naturally sourced hyaluronic acid, which work to draw moisture to the skin for enduring hydration.

So there you have it, a simple three-step process that takes just minutes a day to ensure you make it through another long winter. How many days is it until summer?

Antipodes is a Scientific Green Beauty company from New Zealand that uses pollution-free, results-driven native New Zealand ingredients in its award-winning plant-powered vegan beauty and certified organic premium skincare range. With retailers including, The Bay, Amazon, and, Antipodes is accessible to all and perfect for those looking to switch up their skincare routines in time for the winter months! 

See below for a more detailed description of the above products, and view the full list of Antipiodes product offerings here. 

Grapeseed Butter Cleanser (75g). This sleek, minimalist preparation is an enchanting blend of
nourishing cacao butter with soothing olive and harakeke oils. Lavender and blue chamomile partner to help calm sensitive skin as well as refresh and cleanse, while hibiscus bloom has a gentle
exfoliating action. This intensive cleanser is suited to most skin types, especially dry.

Reincarnation Pure Facial Polish & Exfoliator (75ml).  Avocado oil and jojoba beads marry to lift away lifeless skin, leaving a fresh-looking complexion that feels reborn. Marigold bloom oil works to nurture and repair while carrot seed extract helps clear and revitalize your skin’s surface. Exotic essential oils of cedarwood and sweet orange calm and balance your skin’s appearance. Suited to all skin types.

Aura Manuka Honey Mask (75ml). Cleanse your skin and your spirit with this luscious vegetarian
face mask that leaves skin soothed and intensively hydrated. Wild-sourced manuka honey from New Zealand locks moisture into the skin, while helping to keep skin super fresh and blemish-free. Bring peace and balance to your aura with divine fragrances of vanilla pod and mandarin. Suited to most skin types, especially blemish-prone.

Ananda Antioxidant-Rich Gentle Toner (100ml). Premium botanical extracts blend with the natural minerals in pure New Zealand spring water to bring bliss to stressed skin. Omega and antioxidant-rich raspberry seed oil helps to keep the skin soft and hydrated. Aloe vera and marshmallow act
to soothe irritated or stressed skin, while mamaku black fern helps revitalize your visage. Discover for yourself the secret enchantment of exquisite Bulgarian rose oil, with the petals from thousands of handpicked roses used to make a single precious drop. Suited to most skin types, especially irritated and sun exposed.

Baptise H2O Ultra-Hydrating Water Gel (60ml). This weightless, intensive formula immerses thirsty skin in pure, natural moisture. Deeply thirst-quenching without heaviness or oiliness, the formula is easily absorbed yet powerfully hydrates skin, all day and night. World-famous New Zealand manuka honey and naturally sourced hyaluronic acid, bestow their humectant properties, drawing moisture to the skin for enduring hydration. Harakeke gel combines with mamaku black fern and hibiscus flower to help revitalize cells and protect the skin. A fragrance of fresh rose uplifts your senses and skin feels born again. Suited to most skin types, especially dry.

About the Author

Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist based in Toronto with a focus on tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and community issues. He has written several travel articles and has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He’s willing to take on any assignments of interest, attend parties with free booze, listen to rants, and travel the world in search of the great unknown. He’s eager to discover the new, remember the past, and look into the future.