Can we just pretend I didn’t use Antipodes Immortal SPF 15 Face & Body Moisturiser before taking photos of it?
I know, beauty blogger fail. What can I say? I was just eager to give it a go.
Not that I had any hope it’d give me any sun protection. Even if you use a gallon, SPF 15 is too low – especially in this heat wave.
But hey, which girl isn’t looking for a good moisturiser she can use all over? I’m all for multitaskers that save me time and money. Did it deliver?
What’s In Antipodes Immortal SPF 15 Face & Body Moisturizer?
ZINC OXIDE TO PROVIDE SUN PROTECTION
I may not rely on Antipodes Immortal SPF 15 Face & Body Moisturiser for sun protection, but I’m glad to see it uses my fav UV filter, zinc oxide.
It’s my fave because it’s the only one that protects you from the entire UV range. Plus, it’s stabler than chemical filters (translation: it doesn’t lose its effectiveness too quickly) and super gentle. Even babies can use it.
Ok, ok, it’s a little thick and may leave a white cast behind, but those are details. Its sun protection properties are too good to pass up.
Sure, in this moisturiser it doesn’t do much. SPF 15 is too low, unless it’s the thick of winter and the sun didn’t even deign to make an appearance. But hey, that’s better than nothing, right?
Related: Why Zinc Oxide Is The Best UV Filter
SWEET ALMOND OIL TO MOISTURISE SKIN
Antipodes Immortal SPF 15 Face & Body Moisturiser contains a blend of oils, including apricot & jojoba. But sweet almond is the star of the show (it’s the highest on the ingredient list).
Sweet almond oil rocks because it absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy residue behind, has almost no scent of its own, and helps carry other actives into the skin.
Sweet almond oil is super moisturising. But that’s not all it does. Research shows it reduces UV-induced photoaging of the skin (translation: helps protects your skin from sun damage).
GLYCERIN TO HYDRATE SKIN
Ever wondered why pretty much all your skincare products have glycerin?
It’s a moisture magnet: it attracts water from the air and binds it to the skin, keeping it soft, plump, and hydrated.
Hydration is the foundation of a good skincare routine. Get that right and you’ll instantly look younger and healthier. Just saying…
Related: Why Is Glycerin In All My Skincare Products?
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A lightweight cream.
Soft and herbal.
How To Use It
It’s the last step of your morning skincare routine.
Performance & Personal Opinion
Antipodes Immortal SPF 15 Face & Body Moisturiser is a pain to apply. It’s a lightweight cream alright, but you need to warm it between your fingers to help it dispense evenly on your skin. Call me lazy but that’s a step I’d gladly do without.
But did it moisturise my skin (cos that’s the whole point)? Kinda. Let me explain.
I love using Antipodes Immortal SPF 15 on my face. It’s light and feels like I have nothing on, but it keeps my skin soft and supple for hours. I don’t get that tight feeling halfway through the day to let me know that my skin’s feeling tight and I need to apply again.
Plus, it doesn’t feel greasy, it doesn’t leave a white cast behind, and it does work well with foundations. I got no pilling from it.
As a face moisturiser, it gets a thumbs up. But as a body moisturiser, it totally failed.
I’m not sure it’s entirely its fault. The skin on my body is very dry. Only thick lotions and butters are a match for it. Antipodes Immortal SPF 15 is too light to moisturise such dry skin. If yours is normal or oily, you’ll have better luck with it.
Who Is This For?
- Normal skin
- Combination skin
Who Is This NOT For?
- Dry skin
- Anyone looking for a moisturiser with SPF they can use in place of sunscreen
A sleek, white tube. Pretty, but not the most practical. It’s hard to get every last bit out.
Does Antipodes Immortal SPF 15 Face & Body Moisturizer Live Up To Its Claims?
|Sun-protect the skin on your face and body with premium natural ingredients that offer a high shield of defence by filtering damaging UVA rays and blocking burning UVB sunlight.||No. Just no. SPF 15 is too low to provide adequate sun protection. And natural extracts/oils have NO sun protection properties!!!|
|Moisture levels are boosted and your skin kept firm and flawless, thanks to powerful, plant-based hyaluronic acid.||True.|
Price & Availability
£28.99 at Content Beauty and Feel Unique
Do You Need It?
No, it’s not a must-have.
Dupes & Alternatives
- CeraVE AM Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF 25 (£13.00)
- Paula’s Choice Defense Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 30 ($29.00)
Aqua, (water), Zinc oxide & Caprylic capric triglyceride, Polyhydroxystearic acid & isotearic acid, Prunus dulcis (Sweet Almond) oil, Prunus ameniaca (Apricot) oil, Glycerine, Cetearyl glucoside & Cetearyl alcohol, Glyceryl stearate, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) oil, Vitis vinifera & Actinidia chinensis (Vinanza grape & Kiwi extract), Hyaluronic acid, Rubus idaeus (Raspberry seed) oil, Punica granatum (Pomegranate) extract, Gandoderma lucidum (Reishi mushroom), Xanthan gum, Gluconolactone, sodium benzoate, calcium gluconate, Vitamin E