Antipodes Apostle Skin-Brightening and Tone-Correcting Serum: review and giveaway!

Ever since when I was growing up, I had dry skin which meant that while my peers were battling acne and spots, I was blessed with spotless clear skin. Now that I'm in my thirties though, I found the same dry skin condition is now making my skin look dehydrated and dull. I very quickly realised that I was going to need something "supercharged" to combat these problems and I believe I have found it in Antipodes' Apostle Skin-Brightening and Tone-Correcting Serum.
This product was sent to me by the lovely people at Antipodes, a New Zealand based organic skincare brand that uses carefully select bioactive extracts from sustainably cultivated native plants to create products that are scientifically and clinically shown to help promote youthful skin. No synthetic preservatives or nasty chemicals here!

The Apostle Serum is water-based; more specifically, it uses Waiwera's artesiam water which comes from deep within the earth and is blessed with a variety of beneficial minerals. This explains its water-light consistency, which makes it super easy for the skin to absorb without leaving a sticky or oily residue. I pat on a few drops every morning and night before my day or night cream.

This products promises results in 5 days, but let me tell you this: my skin felt immediately softer and smoother after just 1 application. With repeated use over 4-5 weeks, my skin maintained that softness and I'm spotting a nice natural glow (though, I admit that might be also be due to my pregnancy).  In any case, this is one product I'm happy with and highly recommend to anyone concerned about skin dullness.

Giveaway time! Antipodes is giving 1 lucky reader the chance to win a full size bottle of their Apostle Skin-Brightening and Tone-Correcting Serum (RRP: NZD$65.00). For your chance to win, simply tell me as a comment on this post, why you would like to try this product. There's just one condition: you must either 'like' my Facebook Page or follow me on Goggle Friend Connect or on BlogLovin.

Giveaway ends on Friday 24th May, 5pm EST and is open to Australian residents only. Good luck!

Update: The winner is Gracie! Thank you all for playing.

40 Responses to Antipodes Apostle Skin-Brightening and Tone-Correcting Serum: review and giveaway!

Winnie said...

That's so great that this worked for you. I love exploring skin care and I'm really interested in serums lately.

Christine ♥ CHRiiSSYDOLLXO said...

oh wow, the product sounds promising! i hope it will work for me as great as it did for you. i definitely would want to try it :)

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cleartheway said...

I already like you on Facebook and follow you on Bloglovin. =] I want to try this product because my skintone gets really uneven in the Summer and, obviously, dried out from the Sun.

Kate from Clear the Way

Sonia De Macedo said...

I have the same skin as you! I was blessed with spotless skin too when I was younger but now it's definitely dull LOL. I've heard so much positivity with this brand so I'd definitely love to try it!


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Amy @ Elephant Eats said...

Found my way to your site by way of a comment you left on my blog...and I'm so happy I did! I love your site with your food and craft posts- my fave combo :) My family has long-haired dachsunds too...they're so cute!!

maria said...

this is great!! I am always trying to get more natural products into my skin and body care. I'd love to try this xx

MichVee said...

Today is my 34th birthday and when I looked in the mirror this morning, I was sure I saw a few extra wrinkles! :)
I'd love this as being a stay-home mum, I can't afford to use lovely products on my skin, so it would be a lovely belated birthday gift!

greenthumb said...

Oh I would love the chance to win, my skin is often drying out. I follow your Facebook, bloglovin,and GFC. Greenthumb

Bridget said...

I have exactly the same problem, no acne but chronic dry skin, would love to give this a try

Getting jiggly with it said...

thank you for leading me to your blog, i am crazy fussy with my skin care so trying something natural would be great, i too was blessed with good skin but training hard these days has given me some outbreaks and im desperately hoping to calm my skin down,

Michelle said...

Between working full time and renovating the kitchen on my weekends and turning 33 this week I could really do with some brightening up help from a bottle! I follow you on google connect and blog lovin :)

Chai Chen said...

Oh dang! For Aussie only? Haha! Ok better luck to me again next time :)

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Susannah said...

Hi Trishie, I'd love to try Antipodes serum as it sounds like a great brand and I'd love to sport a lovly glow too :). I'll be following you on bloglovin. Susannah sparkle2day.com


burntfeather said...

Love to win this and I happily follow you on bloglovin :)

Travels through space and time. said...

This seems really interesting - I'd love to try it out. I follow you on Facebook

my email (if i'm lucky enough to win) is ballk21 @optusnet.com.au

Anouka K said...

I would love to try it but not sure if it's available in Europe?

LUXESSED

Amy said...

You always have these wonderful goodies to try and to giveaway. I think I need to move to Australia soon. hahaha....have a wonderful weekend.

Rhiannon said...

It would do wonders for my dry skin!

Jules said...

This looks fantastic. I love organic stuff and hope to start adding it in my online gift store. Thanks for the link. http://thegiftpackage.com.au/

Carol Anne said...

Wow! If you hadn't visited my blog I wouldn't have known! This is just what I need right now! The big 35 is just around the corner and I could certainly do with a pick me up! :)Have liked you on Facebook, am about to see how else I can keep up to date with your awesome blog.

Alison said...

I'm up for anything that makes my skin look better this winter, in fact anytime. Ha..ha..

Thanks for popping over to my blog and for the chance to win this lovely giveaway.

Alison @ Baysidevintage said...

Hello, lovely giveaway! I would like to try this product because I am a fan of serums, I am almost 37, have two young kids and am tired. The face needs a boost!

Iliska Dreams said...

I have that after pregnancy skin. You know the dry blotchy, pigment stained skin? I have been really struggling with my skin of late and from what you have said this is just the thing I need.
I follow you on Bloglovin

Jemma said...

This sounds like a great product-it is good that you are beginning your skin care early in life! Smart Little Mommy-to-be!
Happy Friday,
Jemma

Kim Alston said...

Great review! I had combination skin when I was younger and now that I'm older I'm experiencing extreme dryness. I have to constantly apply a moisturizer. My skin sucks it up! HaHa After reading your review, I would love to try Antipodes Apostle Skin-Brightening and Tone-Correcting Serum. I have some darker shaded areas that I would love brighten and correct. Plus it would give me the moisture that I would need. So fingers cross in hopes of winning.
Kim Alston
http://www.averysweetblog.com/
averysweetblog@gmail.com

Nilu A said...

Interesting product.. Would love to try.. Sad that the giveaway is only for Australian residents Trishie :-)

Rachel Sinclair said...

Sounds like a wonderful product! I would love to have soft glowing skin too so count me in

Leanne Lovell said...

I love Antipodes. I am using their day cream at the moment, so this serum will be a perfect complement to my daily routine. I follow you on Facebook.

Kristine Simmonds said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy!! Your skin sounds like mine, when I was a teenager it was great, everyone else was getting pimples and I just sailed through with clear skin. Now that I'm 40, dry skin is not such a blessing, especially in winter! This serum sounds beautiful, I love using Australian and NZ products too :)

Kristine Simmonds said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy!! Your skin sounds like mine, when I was a teenager it was great, everyone else was getting pimples and I just sailed through with clear skin. Now that I'm 40, dry skin is not such a blessing, especially in winter! This serum sounds beautiful, I love using Australian and NZ products too :)

Kristine Simmonds said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy!! Your skin sounds like mine - as a teenager it was great, all my friends got pimples and I just sailed through with clear skin. Now that I am 40, dry skin is not such a blessing, especially in winter! This serum looks beautiful, I love using Australian and NZ products too :)

Gracie said...

I love finding new skincare. Now that I'm in my late 20's my skin need some hydrating. Especially in the winter. I follow via Bloglovin' now :)

Lisa said...

That would be great for an old lady's skin (me, ha ha!) I'd love to give it a try. xo

Claire said...

Hi Trishie,
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hmmmm - why would I like to win it? Because I turned the big 40 last year and my 'adorable' 7 year old son has just asked me why I have so many wrinkles! (I told him it's because I married his father!)

Mad about Beauty said...

i would love to try soemthing i can use on the dry areas of my horrible combo skin ;) followed on face book channy newsie <3

L Hodge said...

Would love to give this a try! I too have dry dull skin and could do with a natural glow.

shez said...

i am looking for new skin care at the moment,looks great.xx

profound feline said...

Hi there,

I love using serums / oils once the weather turns cooler :) I find my skin is screaming out for something more nourishing & hydrating in autumn/winter months. Thank you for letting me know about your giveaway, I would LOVE to try Antipodes!
Take care,

x.k
http://profoundfeline.blogspot.com.au/

Tracy said...

Since I have been anaemic I have noticed my skin is dryer and definitely uneven in tone. I'd love to try this product. It sounds great.

Natural Care said...

Very nice post, you are right that organic skin care products are very good to use because they are made from the natural ingredients with a proper research and researchers very careful to choose ingredients for the products.