Further to my guest blog post on Product Pixie last month, today I have finally gotten round to posting the lovely Kathrine from Product Pixie’s guest blog post for Biteable Beauty. We met at the Antipodes Blogger Event and here she has written up about one of the fabulous products we got to take away on the night – the Brightening Juliet Cleanser. I have also been using this cleanser and my skin absolutely loves it, it’s brighter and has a more even tone. My only negative is that the bottle cracked when I dropped it on the floor in the shower, so I had to decant into a jar! But then again I’m a klutz…. Anyway, over to Kathrine –

“As I’ve mentioned several (hundred) times on my blog, I’m a huge fan of the Antipodes range of products.  The love affair started with the Antipodes Avocado Pear night cream, which I swear is made with actual magic, and extends to their Kiwi Eye Cream, the Jubilation body cream, the Manuka Honey mask and the Skin Saviour Balm.  Now, I have yet another product to add to my Antipodes Appreciation Association Arsenal*, in the form of their new Juliet Skin Brightening Gel Cleanser.

It’s for normal-oily skins and is designed to balance oil production, diminish breakouts and give your skin a deep cleanse and exfoliate (topical, not physical).  The key ingredient is Vinanza Grape, the antioxidant ingredient that brings the brightening properties to the table.  The gel itself smells, to my mind, like Red Bull and/or strawberry laces.  I like it.  It gives me wings.  It’s an orange/brown colour (presumably due to the grape) and is a nice thick, but not sticky, consistency.  I use a small squeeze to wash my face in the morning which is when I traditionally like to use gel cleansers, and I have to say, I’m really enjoying it.

 Some gel cleansers can leave my face a little tight but the addition of Manuka honey in the Juliet cleanser prevents that.  My skin feels clean and soft and ready for moisturiser.  I can’t say I’ve noticed a difference in the brightness of my skin, three weeks into using it every day, but my skin hasn’t broken out at all which is a sure sign something is wrong.

My one (small) gripe is the price.  It’s available to buy at £24.99 which, in the context of the rest of the range, is a fine price point but when I was introduced to the cleanser by the brand owner, she mentioned this was a cleanser targeted at younger, even teenage skins, in which case £24.99 is pretty steep.  You undoubtedly get a lot for your money (200ml) and I can’t see this being used up before at least three months, but it’s just something I thought about.

As ever, though, this product has only reinforced my love for the Antipodes range, a natural but properly effective line that delivers great results in delicious packages.”