Saturday, 17 May 2014

Ultraceuticals Ultra A Skin Perfecting Serum

I'm no stranger to Ultraceutical skin care products as the formulations, creams and serums produced by Ultraceuticals are compatible with my combination skin type. The brand Ultraceuticals was established in 1998 and is Australian made and owned thanks to the ingenious group of chemists who were lead by founder and CEO of Ultraceuticals, Dr Geoffrey Heber.  Ultraceutical skin care products are made from superior ingredients which aim to reduce and prevent major skin concerns, such as pigmentation, acne and ageing. 

Today I have with me one of Ultraceutical's most popular skin care treatments known as Ultra A Skin Perfecting Serum, which helps to plump and refine skin. The Ultra A Skin Perfecting Serum is also available in the Mild and Concentrate variants which contain moderate and the highest level of Ultra-RETI long-life pure retinol microparticles, respectively, which helps to support skin collagen and elastin production. Retinol is also known as Vitamin A or Retin A and is also known to aid in the reversal of DNA damage. I have with me the Ultra A Skin Perfecting Serum which lies between the Mild and Concentrate variant and contains a high level of Ultra-RETI which aims to significantly plump and refine skin.

The Ultra A Skin Perfecting Serum not only features pure retinol as the star ingredient, but also peptides, Vitamin C and the enzyme bromelain which all work together to improve skin clarity, texture, hyperpigmentation and blemishes. The serum contains a complex mixture of calming ingredients, so this serum is suitable for all skin types. 

It is strongly recommended that you introduce this serum gradually into the skin before using it as a daily treatment, since this powerful concoction becomes effective after your skin adapts to the concentration level of these star ingredients.

I've been trialling the Ultra A Skin Perfecting Serum for almost 10 weeks and my skin has only reacted positively since the first application. I initially used this serum 2-3 times per week for a whole month, before I incorporated this serum into my skin care regime as a daily treatment. The Ultra A Skin Perfecting Serum has an expiry of 6 months after the first use, so a full sized bottle containing 30ml of product is sufficient to ensure the treatment will last through the duration of it's shelf life. Just a small pearl-sized amount of the opaque off-white/pale yellow serum or one full pump of the Ultra A Skin Perfecting Serum is sufficient to apply across the face and neck. 

The Ultra A Skin Perfecting Serum does have quite a subtle scent which is neither pleasant nor unpleasant. Thankfully the scent dissipates after a short while. The Ultra A Skin Perfecting Serum penetrates the skin quite effectively and immediately hydrates and nourishes the skin. My skin appears matte and there were no greasy films or residues after gently pressing the serum into my skin. Generally, I would gently press skin care products onto my skin to encourage penetration of the product and to also avoid stretching the delicate skin to maintain it's youthful appearance.

The Ultra A Skin Perfecting Serum feels lovely on my skin and leaves my skin feeling almost as silky and soft like a baby's bottom! The hydration this serum provides is adequate, so despite this, it is important to always moisturise the skin after applying serum. I've used different moisturisers in conjunction with this serum and my skin did not feel irritated at all. Instead, my skin appears to look brighter, more plump and well hydrated. Small skin blemishes around my chin area seems to slowly disappear and the condition of my skin is looking a lot more healthy and plump! I really enjoyed using the Ultra A Skin Perfecting Serum and incorporating this serum into my skin care regime as it not only helped to improve the texture and appearance of my skin, but it also provided my skin with vitamin A and C, and emzymes to help regulate the production of my skins collagen and elastin.

Ultraceuticals is available at leading skin clinics and David Jones stores nationally. Please click here for stockists.

Ultra A Skin Perfecting Serum Mild- visibly plumps and refines skin (A$98/30ml)
Ultra A Skin Perfecting Serum- significantly plumps and refines skin (A$118/30ml)
Ultra A Skin Perfecting Serum Concentrate- dramatically plumps and refines skin (A$138/30ml)

Which serums work effectively for your skin?
Have you tried any products from Ultraceuticals before?

xx Rose

Product was provided for consideration only. This review is 100% based on my own thoughts and opinions. I am not affiliated with Ultraceuticals and did not receive remuneration to post this product review.

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