Love it: Antipodes Joyful hand and body cream

With a splash of rosy pink and a fragrance to die for, New Zealand-based Antipodes’ newest moisturiser landed on my desk and I instantly fell in love with it. Antipodes call it a “marriage of moisture-lush avocado oils and hibiscus flower, sweetened by the vivid aroma of the blackcurrant berry,” and it’s designed to be used all over the hands and body for a luxuriously sweet treat.
Joyful is rich in nutrients that nourish and refresh stressed and dry skin. As a base, oil is extracted from the kernels of organic avocado pears, grown as nature intended in the north of New Zealand. Avocado oil is a potent source of Omegas 3 and 9, as well as the vitamins A, B1, B2 and D. Chlorophyll and Vitamin E act as antioxidants, helping to reduce the appearance of scars and age spots, and mitigate the signs of ageing.
A hint of the – hopefully! – long, hot summer days to come is provided through the addition of blackcurrant berry oil, grown and harvested in the sunny Marlborough region of New Zealand. Blackcurrants are packed full of Vitamins C and E, and contain the essential fatty acid gamma-linoleic acid (GLA).  Blackcurrant berry oil also has a high oxygen radical absorbance capacity, which purifies skin by absorbing and neutralising free radical damage. Skin is brightened and toned by the inclusion of hibiscus flower extract, which acts as an exfoliator for dead cells, freshening and plumping skin, and locking in moisture. And although it’s creamy and rich to apply, Joyful has zero oily residues so you can dress pretty much immediately after application and stay hydrated all day long.
Joyful is also suitable for daily use with every skin type, and particularly recommended for those who suffer from dry or roughened skin. Grab a glossy pink tube of this delightful treat ASAP!


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