Ever since I finished Tub #2 of my fave Origins Make A Difference Plus+ day moisturiser, I’d been on the lookout for something new to try. Yes, I could quite easily go back to it (and I plan to!) but trying new things is part of the fun, in case I stumble across a new fave. One new item I dabbled with is this, from my favourite natural/organic skincare brand.
The Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream was gifted to me and came in handy just as I ran out of my day moisturiser. So far, most of the products I’ve used from the brand has sat well with me and my skin so I was curious to see if this cream would.
As the name implies, the cream has a lovely scent of vanilla. It isn’t the sweet gourmand scent of vanilla cream, if you are starting to cringe at this point. I know, because I’d cringe too. In fact, I was a little worried when I opened the tub, wondering if my nose would be assaulted by the sweet smell of vanilla dessert. Fortunately, it wasn’t.
This cream smells of fresh vanilla, which if you’ve smelled it, isn’t as cloyingly sweet as when found in a dessert. It smells of fresh vanilla mixed with the slightly musky scent of manuka honey and is very pleasant. However, I also realised that it did not quite sit well for me as a day cream.