On the heels of an Amazon sellout of her line’s cult-classic eye cream (it’s rumored that one vitamin C–rich potion is sold every minute), Elizabeth Barbalich, founder and CEO of New Zealand–based Antipodes Scientific Green Beauty, shares her six must-haves from her beloved home base.
“Wherever I am in the world, I make it a priority to get out into nature as much as I can. Remarkables ski field is a must-visit when I’m in Queenstown. The scenery and quick runs are fantastic for recharging the batteries.”
“For rest and relaxation during a busy week, a spa treatment is one of my can’t-live-withouts. I visit Spring Spa monthly—it’s an easy walk from our headquarters (they also have a set-up in Bali).”
Watson & Son Manuka Honey
“This brand specializes in premium manuka honey ($21)—an effective ingredient that truly deserves its ‘superfood’ moniker and can be found throughout the Antipodes range.”
Wharekauhau Country Estate
“We’re lucky in Wellington to have so many beautiful getaways within easy reach. I love making the journey to this very special lodge, which is one hour from the city on a dramatic coastline. It’s the ultimate in luxury and indulgence.”
Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream
“Sometimes, you launch a product, and you see it become a sensation almost overnight. This cream ($43) has long been one of our best-sellers because it’s so effective—even winning over celebrities like Cara Delevingne and Sam Smith.”
Acupuncturist John Xhu
“When I’m not feeling 100-percent, acupuncture is great for understanding stress points and helping to rebalance the body, especially when the pressure is on. I’ve been going to John for years.”
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