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How to Get Brighter Skin for Summer

Everyone wants brighter, more radiant skin. But in summer, high temperatures, humidity, and UV exposure can result in skin becoming dry, dull, uneven, and sun-damaged. Support healthy skin with a nature-sourced brightening regime and get glowing skin for summer.

How to get brighter skin

Vitamin C fosters a brighter skin tone by helping to inhibit the production of tyrosinase, which is an enzyme that produces melanin – the substance that causes our skin to darken and change colour. As a result, skincare containing Vitamin C targets redness and pigmentation, and reduces dark spots for skin that looks bright and fresh.

Antipodes’ Skin-Brightening range features Vitamin C from Kakadu plum, the world’s richest natural source of the vitamin – the superfruit contains 100 times the Vitamin C of oranges. Kakadu plum extract is clean and gentle, without the potentially irritating side effects of synthetic Vitamin C.

The Skin-Brightening range also features the revolutionary antioxidant compound Vinanza® Grape & Kiwi, made from New Zealand sauvignon blanc grape seeds and the skin of kiwi fruit. The brightening extract works to reveal a more luminous complexion and has been clinically shown* to help improve the appearance of skin by targeting skin redness and pigmentation.

Reveal brighter skin with a Vitamin C cleanser

Exposure to hot weather and powerful UV rays can lead to skin that is dehydrated and flaky, with a feeling of tightness. Summer skin is also more likely to feature a build-up of residue, due to sweat and sunscreen, making blemishes more likely. Gospel Vitamin C Skin-Glow Gel Cleanser is a low-lather gel that cleanses the skin effectively but gently, without stripping vital moisture.

Kakadu plum and Vinanza® Grape & Kiwi work together in Gospel to address dull, lacklustre complexions. The cleanser also features hibiscus bloom, a natural exfoliator to help slough away lifeless skin, promoting a brighter skin tone.

Choose a serum for glowing skin

The second step in your Skin-Brightening regime, Glow Ritual Vitamin C Serum imparts a subtle glow, while providing an intensive dose of Vitamin C from Kakadu plum, to help protect skin from free radical damage caused by summer sun and other everyday pollutants. The serum is scientifically shown to inhibit oxidative stress in-vitro by up to 33%**, so it works to nurture a healthy, glowing complexion. For best results, massage 3-4 drops into the skin after cleansing with Gospel.

Brighten up with an eye cream

Kiwi Seed Gold Luminous Eye Cream features Vinanza® Grape & Kiwi to brighten the under-eye area, improving the appearance of dark circles, while pure 23K gold flakes add a warm, healthy glow, and kiwi seed oil, rich in Vitamin C, softens fine lines. Apply a few dots under each eye and gently pat into the skin.

Make your skin glow with a tone-correcting moisturiser

Diem Vitamin C Pigment-Correcting Water Cream’s has a lightweight texture so it’s perfect for the summer months, while its brightening formula helps correct uneven skin tone.

Diem features Melanostatine™ 5, a powerful peptide that’s been scientifically shown to help target pigmentation. It acts as a melatonin inhibitor, resulting in brighter skin and a more even skin tone, with less discolouration. It unites in Diem with Kakadu plum to reduce redness and dark spots, and improve radiance and skin clarity, for a bright, healthy complexion.

Apply Diem each morning after Glow Ritual serum, following with your SPF.

Freshen your complexion with a face mask

Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask encourages glowing skin thanks to mineral-rich geothermal mud from New Zealand, renowned for its ability to enhance the skin tone. Halo also features the antioxidant compound Vinanza® Grape & Kiwi for an extra dose of brightness. Apply a generous layer to cleansed skin once or twice weekly. Leave for 10-15 minutes, rinsing with warm water before the mask sets.

Antipodes’ Skin-Brightening range is certified vegan and suitable for most skin types, especially those with dull or lacklustre skin.

*Eight-week human clinical study by New Zealand Extracts (2012): Vinanza® Grape & Kiwi is clinically shown to help improve skin appearance by improving skin cell membrane integrity by decreasing trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) by 16%, improving skin elasticity by 16%, decreasing skin redness by 7% (erythema), and lightening skin by 3.5% (melanin content).

**Trinity Bioactives: In-vitro Investigation into the Antioxidant Effects of Production of Superoxide by Activated Neutrophil Cells after 15 Hours, at 4% per 200ug/ml (2021)



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