Ultraceuticals Ultra A Hydration Booster with AHA, Retinol, and Vitamin E

The only contact I’ve hand with the Australian company Ultraceuticals until now is a quick browse in David Jones on my way to the MAC counter.  My interest was piqued when I was sent this product, as I’m a big fan of retinol in skincare because of the big results it delivers.  Moreover, despite the sunny days we’ve been having lately, I’m always on the lookout for something that will help my skin combat winter dryness.  Ultraceuticals Ultra A Hydration Booster with AHA, Retinol, and Vitamin E is a product designed to increase hydration, plump the complexion, and add radiance.

It applies to the face like a normal mask or can be left on the face overnight for maximum effect.

The first thing I noticed when I applied this was that I didn’t experience the stinging sensation that you can sometimes get with retinol products, but there was a slight tingle which let me know that retinol was definitely present in the formula.  It sat on the skin in the same way a thick moisturiser would.

I left it on overnight, and when I woke up I was mightily impressed with the results.  My skin was plumped, hydrated, radiant, and the fine lines around my eyes had become less noticeable.  Next time I fly, this is definitely coming with me.  The retinol and AHA’s really refine the texture of my skin beautifully.

Any retinol product creates increased sensitivity to the sun, so wear a sunscreen for a few days after you use this. As I wear a sunscreen every day using this product didn’t cause any change to my routine.

Ultra A Hydration Booster is available from ActiveSkin.com.au for AUD $66.30 plus $10 shipping.  I’m definitely buying another tube of this.

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2 Responses to Ultraceuticals Ultra A Hydration Booster with AHA, Retinol, and Vitamin E

  1. Jessica says:

    I tried this out for the first time yesterday, and was a bit put off by the smell. Did you find that it smelled funny? I loved the results though, worked well on my sensitive skin!

  2. Dempeaux says:

    I think I just found the smell ‘normal’. I don’t think I’d buy that fragrance in a perfume, but in skincare I barely notice it :) I’m taking this with me when I fly to Texas tomorrow to use as a bit of a boost when I get there. I think people with sensitive skin will find this much kinder than pure retinol :)

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