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Ultim8

Description

This is a revolutionary moisturiser that is anti-ageing, antioxidant, revitalises, illuminates, hydrates, restores, regenerates and oxygenates your skin.

The rejuvenating power of Retinol and Vitamin C combined with the soothing collagen enhancing ability of Japanese Kelp and the anti-oxidant power of Coenzyme Q10 makes Ultim8 one of the most effective and powerful anti-ageing and skin rejuvenating products available. Retinol through its positive collanogenic actions visibly reduces fine lines with regular use.

Directions for Use

In the evening, apply to a thoroughly cleansed and tone face and neck. Warm a small amount of product in the palms of the hands and apply to face and neck using light sweeping movements followed by small circular movements and finish with lightly pressing by placing both hands flat onto the face with the fingertips at the roots of the hair. Gently press into skin starting from the centre of the face working outwards to the ears. Carry out the same movements on the lower part of the face, working from the chin outwards.

NB: This product is contains 0.05% Retinyl  and is best used every second or third night  to start for the first week and increased to every night if no sensitivity occurs. Use a  sun block during the day.

Ingredients

D-alpha Tocopherol Acetate Vitamin E Moisturising and anti-oxidant properties.
Undaria & Pinnatifida extract Maintains skin firmness, elasticity and smoothness, supports skin regeneration, defends against environmental stress.
Diacetyl Boldine   Diacetyl-boldine (DAB) in C8C10 triglycerides that inhibits the activity of tyrosinase the enzyme responsible for melanin synthesis. Used in skin lightening products.
Coenzyme Q10 (Idebenone)   Molecular component similar to Coenzyme Q10
Mangesium Ascorbyl Vitamin C Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate is a more stable form of L-Ascorbic Acid that acts as a reservoir to provide a long lasting source of vitamin C.
Retinyl Palmitate Vitamin A Retinyl Palmitate is a more stable form of Vitamin A (Retinol) that acts as a reservoir to provide a long lasting benefit.
Lactic Acid   AHA from milk

PH Levels: 5.5 – 6.0 Size: 40ml

Clinical Data

Co Q 10

  • Main function is it helps repair and protect your skin, defends against free radicals, reduces wrinkles
  • It is very rare for it to cause skin irritation, even in people who have sensitive skin.
  • It is a powerful anti oxidant free radical scavenger) The only thing that ages us at night is free radical damage.
  • Our body produces Co Q 10 in the same way it produces HDL and LDL (good and bad) cholesterol
  • As we age the levels drop in the skin and are below optimum, resulting in lesser ability to produce collagen, elastin and and other important skin molecules.
  • A German study found that using topical CoQ10 for 6 weeks daily reduced the wrinkle depth of crow’s by 27% and after 10 weeks, by 43%.

Retinyl Palmitate

  • Retinyl palmitate was the first form of vitamin A proved to be effective in rejuvenating old skin.  It is believed that retinyl palmitate is converted to retinoic acid and retinol once it has entered the cell.
  • It is a regulator or normaliser of DNA
  • It increases the growth of the basal layer (growth layer).
  • The skin becomes stronger, it also heals faster because the cells are growing faster
  • It affects the fibroblast cells, the most important cells in the dermis, as this is where collagen is produced.
  • It increases the secretion of natural moisturizing factors
  • The blood supply to the deeper layers of the skin is improved, which means that more natural foods and oxygen are delivered to the skin.

Any more than 1% can make you photo sensitive (cells more vulnerable to damage) hence why higher % is prescription.  We have the highest safe % without a prescription

What is Retinol?

Retinol is the whole vitamin A molecule, which can be broken down into thousands of smaller components, including “retinoic acid” (also called tretinoin, the active ingredient in Renova and Retin-A). Essentially retinol is just a fancy name for vitamin A; however, it is perhaps the most important vitamin for the appearance of the skin. It belongs to the family of chemical compounds known as retinoids and is one of the few substances with a small enough molecular structure to penetrate the outer layers of the skin and work to repair the lower layers where collagen and elastin reside. Retinol is vitamin A in its purest and most active form. It penetrates deep into the skin, where it becomes fully operative. Wrinkles and lines are gradually smoothes, moisture and elasticity increase, the complexion glows and damage is diminished.

The skin cells have a receptor site that is very accepting of retinoic acid. This relationship between retinoic acid and skin cells allows a type of communication in which the cell is encouraged to function normally and continue regular cell renewal – as opposed to the often misshapen and altered cells associated with the natural ageing process. However, retinol cannot communicate with a cell until it has been broken down into retinoic acid. Over the past couple of years, new, even more stable forms of retinol have been formulated, along with solid studies regarding their efficacy.

It now seems clear that retinol is a beneficial cell-communicating ingredient, as well as an antioxidant. In other words, it assists in creating stronger, healthier skin cells and increases the amount of skin-support substances.

To some degree, retinol has also been used in the management of acne and keratosis pilaris in topical creams. The increased skin exfoliation of vitamin A helps unclog pores. Retinol has also been shown to stimulate new collagen production, which is critical in the battle against ageing. Thus it has become clear that retinol is a vital component of high quality skincare products, providing visible, long-lasting results.