Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask

Introducing my latest skincare crush: The Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask*. If you’ve been reading blogs of the beauty kind for a while then chances are you’ll have seen this so many times before. For that reason I’ll keep it sweet – I just need to publicly give this my seal of approval as I normally fail massively at doing a spotlight review on a lot of my favourites.

A few months back I thought I had everything covered in the mask department. I had my clay masks, my exfoliating masks and my hydrating masks. But it still felt like I was missing something. That’s where Antipodes has filled the gap. It’s described on their website as “an intensely moisturising, cleansing and anti-oxidising treatment” and I personally think that sums it up perfectly. The effects are a more subtle version of what I’d expect to see if I used a trio of masks – just slightly more subtle. This is great as I tend to have a little redness hanging around if I use masks in conjunction with each other, but this leaves my skin looking clear, bright and hydrated, making it a great mask for both morning and evening.

Oh, and it smells AMAZING, like a honey/vanilla combo. And yes, it does make me want to leave it on for longer than the recommended 15 minutes…

*PR Sample


  1. Jessica Rose
    14 Mar 2014 / 9:13 am

    Sounds interesting……and if it smells nice as well……thats a bonus…

  2. Steph Dunn
    14 Mar 2014 / 9:18 am

    This mask sounds like it needs to make its way into my stash, its on the list!

  3. Sophie
    14 Mar 2014 / 9:51 am

    I want this soo badly! It just sounds like perfection!

  4. Sara Chergui
    14 Mar 2014 / 10:13 am

    Seems like a good product !

  5. Audrey Nature
    14 Mar 2014 / 10:15 am

    This masks look gorgeous! I often do raw honey mask….which is super simple, cheap and effective to give you a radiant skin! have a go!x

  6. Aerin Downs
    14 Mar 2014 / 10:43 am

    I really want to try this! I love face masks and this is on my list to buy!

    Berrie-Blogs | Beauty Blog x

  7. Diane J
    14 Mar 2014 / 11:18 am

    I need this. It sounds incredible. 🙂 It's now sitting pretty on my beauty wishlist 😉

  8. Sian Marie
    14 Mar 2014 / 11:40 am

    This sounds amazing & I am in need of a new mask!!

    Sian | Sian Marie Beauty

  9. Ashley
    14 Mar 2014 / 12:29 pm

    Not sure how I've missed that! Think I might need to try it.

  10. Dina
    14 Mar 2014 / 12:49 pm

    That sounds like the perfect mask for me! Very tempted to try this now!

  11. Ana Leote
    14 Mar 2014 / 1:07 pm

    Sounds like an amazing mask!


  12. Lillian ParisianToBe
    14 Mar 2014 / 2:40 pm

    I recently purchased this and I'm still getting to grips with it. I like using it as a hydrating mask after a clay number, but I'm not sure if I really see improvements.

    xo Lillian from Parisian To Be

  13. Danielle Henry
    14 Mar 2014 / 3:00 pm

    This sounds wonderful. I've recently started using jojoba oil as a night oil and omgosh it's AMAZING! I was having a terrible dry spell (face flaking and all, I know gross), and after one night of using this I immediately saw results. It's crazy, but it works. You should give it a try : )

  14. Anya
    14 Mar 2014 / 4:10 pm

    I adore this mask, it does absolutely everything I look for in a mask – and more! x

  15. Ashleigh Finn
    14 Mar 2014 / 4:14 pm

    This sounds lovely!

  16. Kyllie
    14 Mar 2014 / 4:46 pm

    Será mi próxima mascarilla, siempre leo buenas críticas 🙂

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

  17. Eleri Roberts
    14 Mar 2014 / 4:46 pm

    I'm tempted to snap this up for the smell alone. honey & vanilla? omyyyg. xx

    Eleri Roberts

  18. sofia grigoriadou
    14 Mar 2014 / 4:48 pm


  19. Daniella C
    14 Mar 2014 / 5:02 pm




  20. Roshni K
    14 Mar 2014 / 5:06 pm

    I've heard so many amazing things about this but you've sold me! I need to try this
    Roshni’s Journey

  21. Monica
    14 Mar 2014 / 5:56 pm

    I just started to read your blog and it's so very lovely! This mask sounds amazing. I'm a nurse and at the hospital we started using manuka honey to help heal nasty, deep wounds. The results have been amazing so it makes sense that this mask would give great results!

  22. Maddy
    14 Mar 2014 / 6:14 pm

    Sounds amazing, I really want to try it now! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  23. Emily Knott
    14 Mar 2014 / 7:04 pm

    Manuka honey is amazing! I love to make my own face masks using manuka honey and it works like a dream!

  24. Paula Ksiazczyk
    14 Mar 2014 / 7:33 pm

    I love the packaging. So sleek and modern!

  25. Katie
    14 Mar 2014 / 7:55 pm

    This sounds amazing.

    Katie |

  26. Laura Chapman
    14 Mar 2014 / 8:35 pm

    This sounds amazing. I have heard such great things about Antipodes skincare. Once payday arrives, I will definitely be checking their range out.

    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

  27. Emma Lentz
    14 Mar 2014 / 9:08 pm

    Okay, the smell won me over.

    I picture it smelling like Laura Mercier's Ambre Vanilla!

  28. Rebecca Morgan
    15 Mar 2014 / 12:46 am

    This mask does smell really amazing, and it is really hydrating, but I haven't found it to feel cleansing or clarifying on my personal skin. Maybe that's because I suffer from pretty bad acne… But I do like the mask for reasons other than for my spots x

  29. Celina
    15 Mar 2014 / 3:36 am

    I quite like this mask. It's not drying and leaves my skin very comfortable. I love using it before bed. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  30. Logan Hermanson
    15 Mar 2014 / 4:10 am

    Antipodes is a very talked about brand on the internet and I have been dying to try some out. This looks like a safe and promising first product.
    xox Logan

  31. dani2894
    15 Mar 2014 / 7:57 am

    love! thank you for the post!

  32. melissa z
    15 Mar 2014 / 2:22 pm

    this sounds beautiful i love the smell of vanilla too so thats a massive bonus for me 🙂

  33. Zazie Bibi
    15 Mar 2014 / 4:30 pm

    This sounds lovely! x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  34. The Simple Wishlist
    15 Mar 2014 / 6:28 pm

    Oooooooh you've just sold this, feel responsible haha! I feel like this needs to be mine, and it looks so pretty! x

  35. Dannii Ofe
    16 Mar 2014 / 12:30 am

    Neeeed this, my boyfriend recently moved to a tiny little town, and i've found myself spending a lot of my time there in a pharmacy which stocks antipodes, so i can see a purchase on the cards soon…

  36. Meg Says
    16 Mar 2014 / 3:29 am

    I really want to try the Antipodes masks – this one in particular sounds so lovely. I've recently starting putting manuka honey into my tea as I heard it can help with various health issues – I haven't noticed any improvements as of yet, but it tastes pretty good. Added this to my wish list!

    Meg |

  37. London Girl
    17 Mar 2014 / 9:31 am

    want to get it , sounds so nice! 🙂

  38. Gemma Taylor-Jones
    18 Mar 2014 / 5:24 pm

    yes. this mask. no words can describe how much i love it!

  39. Glam O'Clock
    02 Apr 2014 / 4:08 pm

    I have it since july and love it. XO Alexandra