The Best of 2021 – A Few Beauty Essentials You Should Know About

After trying a handful of beauty and care products throughout this year,  I have a pretty good idea about which ones I’ll definitely keep adding to my beauty cabinet. Although I absolutely love being able to try some skincare releases, it wouldn’t be ethical to recommend every drop I get without proper study since what works for one person might not work for another. So to make things safe, I have narrowed it down to a small but substantial selection, let’s just say the chosen ones stand out for their appealing and innovative list of mostly natural compounds, along with my level of satisfaction, and reasonable prices; so let me give you proper feedback in case you guys want to add one or two goodies to your skincare routine, these won’t disappoint!

Antipodes Glow Ritual Vitamin C Serum

There has been considerable hype about this beauty essential, but adding it to our skincare basket requires thoughtful consideration – some Vitamin C Serums out there can actually accelerate oxidation and skin damage – Ever notice that vitamin C serums turn brown after sitting on the shelf for a month? If not, then do the test. This happens because the serum oxidizes. The same you can notice on your skin, look for yellowish patches on your skin, which are not exactly due to sun exposure after trying topic Vitamin C.

Thankfully I haven’t seen this product go brown nor experienced brownish or yellowish patches on my face, and that’s what gives me peace of mind about Antidpodes Glow Ritual , so what makes it different? Well, let’s just say that having Kakadu Plum – nature’s richest source of vitamin C as a key ingredient, makes this serum more potent and in sync with Bakuchiol a gentle, natural retinol alternative, sustainably sourced from the leaves and stem of the Babchi plant, this formula unleashes antioxidant properties

Antipodes Vitamin C Serum renovates, illuminates, and tightens the skin! The texture is divine and fast-absorbing – just a few drops of this stuff and you’ll experience a much softer and glowy complexion in just a few days, ( if not next day) Plus 100% organic and cruelty-free – in case you wonder!

Antipodes Manuka Honey Range 

I’ve been trying Antipodes for a considerable time, enough to say they tick all the boxes. This trio is another hit from the organic beauty brand, My total favourite – the Aura Manuka Honey mask intensely hydrates and minimizes blemishes, while the Light Day cream and the skin brightening eye cream provide a much-needed antioxidant action thanks to its Vinanza grape extract – more reasons to love them? 100% Natural, Certified Vegetarian, Sustainable clean ingredients

Nutra Organics Hydrating Facial Spray Glow Mist – The first-ever collagen spray with Sol C collagen peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, and vitamin C, this is a smart take on hydration for those who prefer a lightweight presentation with all the benefits of 3 in one. To be honest, I fell in love right away,  getting a natural-looking glow and the benefits of creams and serums in a non-greasy formula, are you joking? Its antioxidant protection prevents collagen damage from the environment, whilst regenerating new collagen formation. Plus, with hyaluronic acid, which holds 1000x its weight in water within the cells of skin, Glow Mist deeply hydrates and keeps skin plump and luminous! Apart from my face I actually apply this onto my neck, décolletage, and arms as it provides a natural glow I mean skin-like glow! Find it here

Skin Physics Powerful Targeted Serums

I’ve been trying some of Skin Physics products for a few months now and after having a good experience with them naturally, I was quite intrigued about their new Targeted Serums for some of the most common skin concerns – and they didn’t disappoint, plus they’re made in Australia with no animal-derived ingredients, and cruelty-free.
Free from parabens, sulphates, mineral oil. Below are three of my favourites.

Caffeine+ Multi-Benefit Eye Serum Trust me, this one has a tightening effect similar to what the egg whites mask feels like, but without the creepy look and long-lasting! This revitalizing serum with 5% Caffeine + Copper Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin B3 reduces puffiness thanks to its powerful tightening active.

Polyglutamic+ Intensive Hydration Serum This one is a very complete formulation that goes beyond regular hydration – Comprised of Polyglutamic Acid helps to maintain the skin’s moisture levels and prevents skin from drying and Encapsulated Hyaluronic Acid that delivers high doses of hyaluronic Acid into the skin, to plump, re-densify and strengthen the skin’s barrier

Copper Peptides+ Advanced Age Defence Serum A restoring formula that stimulates collagen and elastin production to firm, plump and smooth aging skin. With a very impressive ingredient list such as Copper Tripeptide
that boosts the skin’s ability to produce collagen and elastin, you can expect a reduction of fine lines & wrinkles, and Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) known for its properties improving uneven skin tone, refining pores, promoting skin elasticity.

11 Pearls

11 Pearls Phyto Calming Essence – If you have concerns of redness and flaking skin you’ll love this! A botanical infusion that promotes fresh-looking, luminous and firmer skin – with a very nourishing calming effect is perfect to treat dehydrated skin and provide a much-needed recovery at the end of the d
It’s extremely comforting, providing serious moisture to the skin.

11 Pearls Sunscreen Lotion Seriously, one of the best sunscreen lotions I ever tried,  what I love about this one is its dry and lightweight texture, it feels pretty much like your regular moisturizer, and it’s fast-absorbing so my makeup sits nicely, it’s also very nourishing thanks to its Aloe and Vitamin E compounds. Find them here 


 Love it when I find all-natural, plant-based skincare with powerful antioxidants like Karinda Skin Care. What makes it different? The star ingredient in Karinda’s formula is Kakadu plum of course! Great source of vitamin C which promotes collagen synthesis! What I love the most? It is non-toxic and cruelty-free, locally sourced with respect for the indigenous communities who wild harvest their ingredients. The Purifying Cleanser is so gentle it feels like a cream but effectively removes makeup, dead skin, and surface impurities. The Nourishing Moisturiser is a lightweight lotion with anti-inflammatory properties that hydrates the skin without feeling oily or heavy Rejuvenating Serum ( my fave) is a concentrated oil-free formula that helps to improve skin firmness, brighten skin tone and minimize fine lines and wrinkles. Last but not least the Sacred Youth Oil – an exquisite facial oil to improve skin tone and hydration.

Boost Lab

Another brand with a great arsenal of serums you’ll love! This range nourishes and revitalizes the skin, targeting the seven most common concerns. These serums are non-greasy and fast-absorbing, and I’d also highlight their good level of moisture and hydration; if you want to start with one just to give it a try, my absolute favourite from this collection would be the Eye Reset serum to treat puffy eyes and dark circles – It worked so well that I ordered my second bottle along with the Night Renewal Serum – this one gives your skin a much-needed boost reflected in radiant complexion the day after.  Why you should consider them? Well, with these bottles of goodness being pretty affordable, plus free shipping there is no harm in giving them a try, aside from having no sulphates, no parabens, no fragrances, and…. no animal testing (AT ALL !) Find them here




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