Saturday 25 April 2020

Review | Antipodes Baptise Ultra-Hydrating Gel

Antipodes is one of my favourite skincare brands and, when I heard it was launching Baptise, a gel moisturiser designed for dehydrated skin, I had to review it. I'm a huge fan of the New Zealand brand's Hosanna H2O Skin Plumping Serum and have been praying for something similar in moisturiser form. It looks like my prayers have been answered...

Baptise Ultra-Hydrating Gel is its full name and is it designed to blast the skin with weightless, non-oily hydration. One of its hero ingredients is plant based hyaluronic acid, which is produced from the fermentation of a bacterium found in soil, and in the roots of plants. This 100% natural moisturiser is also packed with some impressive ingredients native to New Zealand. These include manuka honey and harakeke gel, which hydrate and heal the skin, and mamaku black fern, which promotes healthy cell renewal and protects skin from environmental damage. South Pacific hibiscus flower is also included to gently exfoliate the skin.

Thanks to its lightweight gel texture, Baptise Ultra-Hydrating Gel (£29.99 glides across the skin effortlessly, making it feel refreshed and hydrated instantly. Surprisingly it has a rose scent that reminds me of Turkish Delight. Some people will go wild for this however, as I personally hate rose scented fragrances (I'm pretty much on my own with this, I know), I have to flag it as my only criticism of Baptise. Lucky for me and my fellow rose haters, the scent doesn't linger. It disappears shortly after it is applied.

Much like the brand's Hosanna H2O Skin Plumping Serum, I find the Baptise Ultra-Hydrating Gel hydrates the skin on impact and leaves it feeling hydrated and well moisturised throughout the day. I also find that it sits well under makeup and other skincare products, particularly SPF which is essential as spring is officially upon us.

Baptise Ultra-Hydrating Gel is suited for all skin types and ages, however I would really recommend this moisturiser to those with dehydrated skin. It. Works. Wonders.

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