What’s the difference between a water-based and an oil-based serum? Can I use them together? Should I use them in a specific order? Which one is better for my skin condition? We get asked these questions all the time. Here is everything you need to know about getting your daily shot of youth with Worship Skin Defence Antioxidant Serum and protect your skin using Blessing Anti-Pollution Light Face Serum.
Water based vs Oil based
Worship Skin Defence Antioxidant Serum is a water-based serum. This means the formula is lighter on the skin, less moisturising and more quickly absorbed. The antioxidants from boysenberries, acai, coffee berry, kiwifruit and Vinanza Grape are soaked up by the skin fast, so there is no need to wait after applying, before moving on to your next product.
Blessing Anti-Pollution Light Face Serum is an oil-based formula. It is more viscous, moisturising and slightly slower to absorb than a water-based formula. Because it is oil-based, it helps to balance oil production on the skin and also combat dryness. This makes it great for both oily and dry skin types. The formula provides a light barrier against harmful pollution particles, even as it brightens and improves it.
Can I use these serums together?
Yes! Worship Skin Defence Antioxidant Serum and Blessing Anti-Pollution Light Face Serum work beautifully together. By using both serums together, the antioxidant properties of both formulas are enhanced, leading to even better protection against oxidative stress on the skin, as well as helping to lighten and brighten your complexion like never before.
In what order should I use them?
Always use Worship Skin Defence Antioxidant Serum first. The quickly absorbed, water-based formula absorbs swiftly into the skin, paving the way for Blessing Anti-Pollution Light Face Serum’s oil-based, light natural barrier to be applied on top. By using the oil-based formula second, skin is cocooned in protective moisture for all-day hydration, and can more easily absorb the nutrients from both formulas.
Malaysia is one of the countries in Southeast Asia that is worst affected by pollutions such as haze which are commonly caused by slash and burn practice by farmers and peat fires from Indonesia. The other common factor is the car emission since Malaysia has the highest level of car ownership per person in the world and thus, led to the high levels of carbon monoxide pollution in most major cities.
There are many definitions of pollution and basically it is a mix of many different components and elements that are responsible for the changes to our health and skin. It is capable of penetrating through our skin, inducing collagen and elastin breakdown, and also releasing the free radicals. According to the recent study about the link between atmospheric pollution (eg. nitrogen and ozone oxides) and premature skin ageing, people living in populous cities have lower levels of vitamin E and squalene in sebum. The sizes of the particulate matters (PM) in the urban pollution are ranges from 2.5 to 10 microns, which seem to be one of the main threats to skin health which can cause cellular damage, dryness, inflammation and pigmentation.
Anti-pollution skin care has become the growing trend in the beauty industry in recent years. Some of the famous skin care brands, including natural and organic, have released products that can protect our skin from pollutions. One of the main ingredients in most anti-pollution skin care is antioxidant. Some examples of good antioxidants are vitamin C, retinol (vitamin A), vitamin E, resveratrol, coenzymeQ10, niacimide (vitamin B3) and polyphenols. Antioxidants have great many benefits to our skin since it helps to combat free radicals from further damaging our skin cells. Some of the benefits are they can help correct signs of ageing, prevent sunburn, help the skin to repair itself, brighten the skin tone and prevent skin cancer.
There are many great natural anti-pollution skin care products on the shelves, nowadays, that offer basically the protection you need from the pollutants around you such as antioxidant, anti-toxin, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and UV protection. Not only that, these anti-pollution ingredients will also offer the benefit of strengthening your protective skin barrier, increase hydration and repair damaged cells.
Discover some of our outstanding anti-pollution products which definitely live up to its name:
According to board-certified dermatologist, Patricia Wexler, vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals and aid in your skin’s natural regeneration process which helps your body repair damaged skin cells. It can also help to accelerate the collagen and elastin production, keeping skin firm and plump. It also contains a property that inhibits the skin’s melanin production which causes skin discolouration like dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Due to these multiple benefits vitamin C can bring to the skin, it has been widely regarded by skincare professionals and dermatologists to be one of the most effective and proven ingredients to solve many issues relating to skin ageing and imperfections.
Pure vitamin C powder, also known as ascorbic acid, is the most stable form of vitamin C since it is the most effective in referring its potency and penetrating the skin barrier. However, once exposed to air and water, its efficacy begins to deteriorate rapidly due to oxidation, and this has remained one of the major challenges in applying vitamin C in skincare products. To solve this problem, Trilogy, the leading natural skincare brand from New Zealand, has successfully formulated the real Vitamin C Booster Treatment to deliver an effective vitamin C treatment for consumers who are looking for an effective, fast delivering solution to brighten, rejuvenate and even-up their skin complexion.
Trilogy Vitamin C Booster Treatment provides an intense 2-week topical treatment with 6% high-potency natural vitamin C that is freshly activated when you begin your treatment. Antioxidant powerhouse vitamin C kickstarts the skin’s renewal processes that help improve brightness, pigmentation and skin tone. To ensure the optimal skin benefits, ingredient components are kept separated until you start your treatment. Once activated, fresh vitamin C powder is mixed with hyaluronic acid concentrate to create a booster treatment that helps brighten and smooth skin, while daisy extract illuminates and rosehip oil nourishes.
To further visibly boost your glow, the Vitamin C Booster Treatment can be paired with the new Trilogy Vitamin C Moisturising Lotion which is rich antioxidants and stabilised vitamin C to further enhance the results.
Both Trilogy Vitamin C Booster Treatment and Trilogy Vitamin C Moisturising Lotion are suitable for all skin types and are certified natural. 80% of the participants experiencing an improvement in overall radiance in 2 weeks (Use twice daily).
We all know that sleep is important and most of us love it! The importance of quality sleep is becoming more recognised as our daily lives have become busier and we are more ‘switched-on’ 24/7 with technology and devices.
As you sleep your brain and body has a chance to repair and rejuvenate, your sympathetic nervous system relaxes, melatonin and HGH (Human Growth Hormone) flood your body and cortisol (the stress hormone) levels lower. Wow there is real magic that happens while we sleep!
What does your skin do while you sleep?
Sleep is also a chance for your skin to work it’s magic, it repairs damage from the day (including stressors and pollutants), HGH accelerates skin repair and renewal, between 11pm and 4am cell regeneration can actually double, replacing aged cells.
Your skin is more permeable as well, meaning it is more receptive to topical treatments, the other side to this is the permeability also means the skin can easily lose moisture and hydration overnight.
It is important to optimise your skins repair, regeneration and hydration through the night and that is where our Hydrating Overnight Face Mask comes in.
We developed this amazing product knowing that people are becoming more aware of the importance of sleep – and how this directly impacts how we feel and look, and we wanted to help optimise and support your skin while you sleep for beautiful healthy skin.
Hydrating Overnight Face Mask
Our Hydrating Overnight Face Mask is a creamy face mask that deeply hydrates overnight so you wake up to soft, radiant and nourished skin.
Powerful natural extracts help to prevent moisture loss and provide collagen support as your skin repairs while you sleep.
Bor?aline® Expert is a natural extract from the Red Maple and is scientifically proven to fight against the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and boost collagen production.
Powerful natural ingredients boost your skins moisturise for long-lasting hydration.
Peony Extract is a powerful antioxidant and promotes repair and rejuvenation for soft, smooth skin.
Evening Primrose Oil contains omegas and GLA (gamma linoleic acid) which skin requires to stay supple and smooth. GLA helps to trap moisture and prevents water from disappearing from the surface of the skin.
Who is the Hydrating Overnight Face Mask for?
Our Hydrating Overnight Face Mask is recommended for people with;
Normal Skin that needing a boost of hydration or is starting to lose elasticity and show signs of ageing.
Dry Skin needing deep hydration and repair.
Mature Skin or skin showing skins of ageing where collagen and elastin support is needed for fighting fine lines and wrinkles.
Travellers to counteract the drying effects of flights, dehydration and climate changes.
People who spend a lot of time outdoors.
Dull or tired skin needing some additional support to repair and rejuvenate.
How do you use the Hydrating Overnight Face Mask?
Complete your usual night-time routine including moisturising.
Smooth the mask generously and evenly over your face gently massaging it in until fully absorbed. Use twice a week, or as desired, for optimum results.
Our Hydrating Overnight Face Mask was a huge hit with our external trial group! This amazing product delivers visible results quickly and is beautiful to use.
100% of trialists said their skin was softer after using the Hydrating Overnight Face Mask
96% of trialists found their skin was more hydrated after using the Hydrating Overnight Face Mask
92% of trialists said their skin was healthier after using the Hydrating Overnight Face Mask
Find out what our trialists are raving about and experience yourself waking up to amazing soft, hydrated and smooth skin!
Fresh. Natural. Exotic. These are just some of the adjectives that describe the fragrances Antipodes uses in its range of natural cleansers, moisturisers and serums.
Our range of fragrances are specially developed by a French-born expert from natural, sustainable plant sources. These include fragrant Bulgarian roses and classic vintage gardenia, as well as the sharp accents of lime and black pepper.
The Antipodes point of difference is using interesting scents in unusual combinations, that also evoke memories of fragrances found in New Zealand nature. The layering and juxtaposition of these scents produces some notable fragrance profiles:
Spearmint and cardamon: A match made in olfactory heaven, this minty fresh scent with a spicy, smoky edge is what makes our Nirvana Hand & Body Wash smell so good.
Jasmine and sweet orange: A key ingredient in our certified organic Divine Face Oil, the rich sweet aroma of jasmine revitalises the mind, body and soul while the citrus kick energises damaged skin.
Lime and patchouli: This crisp but earthy aroma is an essential element of our Hallelujah Lime & Patchouli Cleanser.
Wild blackcurrant: The invigorating, refreshing scent is an essential part of our protein-packed Joyous Night Replenish Serum.
Lime and black pepper: Exotic and sharp with sweet base notes, sweet lime and black pepper can be found in Namaste Hand & Body Wash.
Vanilla and mandarin: These pure plant fragrances add a clean and spicy fragrance to our Vanilla Pod Hydrating Natural Day Cream.
Ylang ylang: This soothingly sweet perfume is extracted from the bright yellow flowers of the cananga tree and is used in our Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream.
Fig and feijoa: The rich and intense perfume from two of Autumn’s most popular fruits are a perfect fit for our Jubilation Ultra Nourishing Hand & Body Cream.
Vintage gardenia: Soft and fresh as a summer morning, this classic scent is used in our Delight Hand & Body Cream.
Apple and cardamon: The crisp, spicy aroma of fresh green apple and cardamon lends a refreshing autumnal fragrance to our Juliet Skin-Brightening Gel Cleanser
There’s nothing quite like finishing off the week, coming home and putting your feet up. Add a bit of skincare to the mix and you have the ultimate Friday night pamper session sorted! The ultimate way to unwind and give your skin a bit of TLC is to apply a face mask, but beware: the days of the single face mask are gone and the age of the multi-masking craze is here.
What is multi-masking?
Multi-masking is the process of applying several different face masks to different parts of the face at the same time to target specific skin concerns. Because your skin concerns can vary, a mix of face masks which are especially formulated to treat different needs are the optimal way to target your skin. If you have dry skin on the cheeks but breakouts on your T-zone, this is the beauty trick for you.
Do products need to be especially formulated for multi-masking?
The short and sweet answer is no! You can use your current masking favourites and apply them as you need to the different parts of your face to whip up a skin pampering mix.
The Trilogy range contains three superstar face masks that you can be used in the multi-masking process. Read on to find out more about them and where they should be applied:
What is it: Dull and dry skin? This superstar has got you. With new super-ingredient L22®, botanical complex Glycablend™ and radiance-boosting Vitamin C, it’s a one stop shop for nourishing, firming and bringing out your glow. Typically worn during the night, Age-Proof Overnight Mask can also be used to nourish and give your skin a boost whenever it needs it.
Where to apply: The drier or lacklustre areas of your face are generally around your eyes and forehead, but can also apply to your cheeks and temples.
What is it: With kaolin clay, evening primrose and rosehip oils, Mineral Radiance Mask is a certified natural, luxuriantly textured and creamy clay mask that offers deep cleansing, impurity drawing and excess sebum absorbing action! Revitalising, energising and purifying, it leaves the skin soft, smooth and glowing.
Where to apply: Areas of your skin that tend to be oily or suffer from breakouts. This is typically the T-zone, but can also be on the cheeks, chin or temples.
What is it: Treat stressed-out skin with a serious hydration boost with this luxurious mask. Maqui berry, sweet almond and botanical complex SyriCalm® make up protective, hydrating and calming ingreidnets (while also strengthening the weakened skin barrier for added protection and helping you say goodbye to irritated skin!).
Where to apply: This one is a must for any areas of your face that are dry or irritated. Unfortunately, this can strike any area of your face, so indulge with this nourishing mask to keep calm and carry on.