Currently Trialling.


I love avocado, admittedly not as much as Dr Jean or Rachieface, but I’m a big fan.

Eating it, laughing at memes of it or smearing it on my face … I’ll take it in whatever form it comes, so when I was asked if I wanted to try the new avocado oil products from Antipodes*, I jumped at the chance.

On a serious note, avocado is so rich in goodness it’s got to be the tastiest superfruit; I first learned about it’s merits when I got into juicing and I’ve tried to incorporate it into my life as much as possible since.

I’ve tried a few of Antipode’s natural skincare products already so had an expectation when trying these, but on first impressions the Joyful hand & body cream* and Avocado Pear nourishing night cream* have overtaken everything else and become my favourite skincare products from the brand.

Firstly I need to address the scent, both are gorgeous but the hand cream especially smells amazing, I love how my hands smell after using it.

They both have a good consistency which I notice is sometimes lacking from natural skincare products. They’re firm and not greasy when applying and although they feel a little heavy going on, that soon absorbs and skin is left feeling instantly softer.

Over the next month I’ll be using these products daily and will share my findings and if I would recommend purchasing either. Skincare products especially require repeated use before any real benefits can be seen so each month I’m going to trial a handful of products and report back.

Both are available online from a number of sources and in-store at Selfridges.

Joyful hand & body cream – £23.50 // Joyful hand & body cream – £34.00

Have you used avocado oil based products before? Do you rate them?

  • Elese

    I’ve never used anything with Avocado oil in it! I love me some avos though, oh my lord I am getting hungry now just thinking about them haha. I really like the sound of the consistency of these products. Thanks for sharing this with us! x

    Elese |

    • Amy

      Haha! It makes me hungry when I smell the avocado notes. So far I’m really impressed, the hand cream is working wonders on my Winter skin. <3

  • Christina Marie

    I love the thought of products containing avocado! I need these products in my life x

    Xtina G Says..

    • Amy

      It’s the best <3

  • Eleanor Hughes

    Hand cream is one of those things I should use but always forget to, maybe if I bought a nice on like this I’d actually use it haha!

    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe

    • Amy

      I’m much the same, I’ve left this tube on my desk and so apply it a few times a day and am finding it’s making a big difference to my wintery skin at the moment <3

  • Bernadette

    That Antipodes night cream looks wonderful. x

    • Amy

      I’m really loving it so far! x

  • Lauren Napper

    Lovely post! The antipodes cream looks lovely, I am in desperate need of a new night cream and something that sorts my skin out. Lovely blog, thanks for sharing!

    The Dazzle Guide

    • Amy

      Thanks Lauren! It’s great, my skin has been super dry of late and it’s working wonders. Thanks <3

  • Amy

    Haha :D. Yesterday Aaron asked how to make something and I actually had to say “peel the avocado” in a proper sentence. Obviously I didn’t and sang the whole thing (I’ve been banned). They’ve been really saving my skin, I keep the handcream on my desk and the nightcream on my bathroom windowsill and just apply when I see them, love lazy skincare which works!

  • Queen Bee Becca

    I’ve never used advocado based products but I bloody love advocado so deffo going to look into it!

    • Amy

      I’m loving life with it so would recommend 🙂

  • jodie.keith

    Oh I love the idea of avocado oil in beauty products as like you said, avocado is meant to be an amazing nutritious food!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

    • Amy

      I’m loving it and am now looking for other products which contain it <3