Ultraceuticals: science-based skincare
Some of you will already be familiar with Ultraceuticals, the Cosmeceutical Range of the Year winner in My Face My Body Awards 2015. Now, the cruelty-free science-based skincare brand has released a 23% pure Vitamin C serum with peptides, to fight photo-ageing and deliver rich antioxidants to skin; and a protective moisturiser with SPF50+. I headed along last week to hear a panel discussion with Janelle Rennie of Mediajam, and Dr Geoffrey Heber, founder of Ultraceuticals; and Tracey Beeby their Global Education Ambassador.
Cosmetic physician Dr Geoffrey Heber established the brand in 1998 to address major skin concerns of ageing, acne, and pigmentation, living in the harsh environment of Australia with its associated sun damage. The powerful, science-based skincare range is proudly cruelty-free.
Why look like a crumpled suit, if you can look like a silk scarf? I heard Colin Mathura-Jeffree say and he’s totally right. To help us give skin the best chance of retaining youthful texture and radiance, scientists working at Ultraceuticals have developed CSIRO patented delivery system to deliver the potent active ingredients and help maintain healthy levels of collagen.
First up, the brand new Ultraceuticals Ultra C23+Firming Concentrate.
What is it?
This concentrate is an anti-oxidant rich cream formulated to firm skin whilst protecting from environmental damage, such as the strong sun we mentioned above that Dr Heber was conscious of for his Australian clientele – and we face the same issue here in New Zealand. The key thing about the concentrate is its ProCollagen formula with 23% pure Vitamin C in a CSIRO developed delivery system for ascorbic acid alongside Ultraceuticals powerful peptides MicroElastin® and MicroCollagen.
Who is it for?
This is aimed at those concerned with ageing skin and seeking protection against environmental damage. It is non-comedogenic, paraben-free, and synthetic fragrance-free, and is suitable for all skin types.
How much is it?
$159 for 30mls.
What we like about it:
My first impressions is the smell; a lovely, fresh citrus fragrance, that links in to the Vitamin C and makes you think of fresh oranges. I liked the rich, luxurious feel of the white cream formulation. It absorbed well and felt extremely comfortable on the skin.
Next up, this new addition to the range helps prevent further sun damage with this high protection sunscreen. The new Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 50 Mattifying has a broad spectrum UVA UVB sunscreen that’s fast absorbing and doesn’t leave white residue.
What we like about it:
I like that it is free of nano particles, and is paraben-free, synthetic fragrance-free, and suitable for oily skin. The list of moisturising ingredients includes skin heroes Shea butter, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, and Nicotinamide. My first impressions were the lovely, smooth yet ‘dry’ finish without any whiteness, ideal for putting foundation over top of. I like that it’s a multi-tasker, that moisturises, and is anti-ageing whilst protecting from the sun.
How much is it?
$84 for 100mls.
Pictured below: New Zealand beauty media at Eat My lunch NZ for the Ultraceuticals launch of Ultra C23+ Firming Concentrate. We are hearing all about the high performance beauty brand which is the most-awarded beauty skincare brand in Australia.
Below: At the Auckland media event with Janelle Rennie of MediaJam and Chrystal Chenery.
Getting snapped at the beauty launch by the photographer, while Colin Mathura-Jeffree snapped us both- it was so meta.
Below: Not the elephant in the room, but the giant inflatable bunny in the room: this science-based skincare range is proudly animal cruelty-free so your bunnies are completely safe from harm.
The cosmeceutical range of the year from Australia is available in New Zealand at selected beauty spas. For more info and where to buy see www.ultraceuticals.com/nz
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