My current skincare routine is not exciting at all because I’m in a path of using Retinoic Acid as prescribed by the dermatologist. So there’s not much active ingredients that I can include within my #deszellskincarearsenal. However, when you’re in Retinoic Acid journey, sometimes that’s killing me is the dehydration and the texture of the skin that feels worst before it gets better. Especially that I’m currently fasting, the dryness and dehydration are severe.
So when I received this ULTIMA II ProCollagen range, I was welcoming them with open arms. I have such high hopes looking at the ingredients alone. But first thing first, what does this range do? It targets four early signs of ageing (or ageing in that matter) that are wrinkles, lost of elasticity, dullness and roughness.
There are several stellar ingredients list here but nothing too “strong”, for lack of better word to explain, but it’s also effective.
- Hydroxyproline is known for its skin-conditioning properties and often found in collagen and elastin. Collagen helps the building block of our skin to keep it looking youthful, smooth and doesn’t collapse.
Skin will look more elastic and enhanced in terms of texture. It’s also known as a great cell-communicating ingredients, which as the skin age the cells within the skin decrease in its ability to communicate with one another. It’s what you want your anti ageing ingredient to do.
- Sodium Hyaluronate which add and maintain hydration and hence enhance the look of the skin to be less dull and rough.
- Witch hazel and Willow Bark that smoothen and tighten overall look of the skin.
- Horse Chestnut Seed is high in Saponins, Flavonoids and Fatty Oil that alltogether will nourish the skin.
I have with me two products from the range which are ULTIMA II ProCollagen Extrema Face & Neck and ProCollagen Extrema Day Lotion SPF 30 PA+++
I like how they named this product: face and neck. As if to remind everyone that you need not to forget the neck! I use this after double cleansing, if you use first serum/booster, apply it afterward. Since I have dry skin, I need two whole pumps, but one pump will suffice for normal to oily skin. Apply it evenly and bring it down to the neck followed by your day cream.
The texture is watery lotion that is so light it absorbs so fast leaving non-sticky feeling. I can immediately feel that my taut skin feels plumper. True to its claim, the immediate advantage that I can feel from using this is that my skin is well hydrated without feeling oily. It also able to hold that hydration throughout the day. Which leads to improvement of overall skin condition to look less dull and rough hence looking more supple and fresh.
ULTIMA II ProCollagen Extrema Day Lotion SPF 30 PA+++
As the name suggests, this is a day cream. It has the same light consistency with the serum and spread out easily into the skin. As physical sunscreen goes, the texture is well enhanced with the inclusion of dimethicone that you don’t need to worry that it will not adhere and spread easily into skin. It has slightly peachy tint, which gives a little bit of brightening/radiant finish. I don’t see any apparent white cast. What’s more important it doesn’t feel sticky and oily at all.
Because I want to get the benefit of the sunscreen protection, I don’t shy away from using too much products. I’m more worried of using less. I apply a generous amount of two whole pumps for allover my face and neck. It offers broadspectrum protection against UVA and UVB with the right amount of SPF and PA.
They’re priced at Rp,450,000 and Rp. 730,000 at SOCIOLLA or at any ULTIMA II Counters at Matahari Department Store, AEON BSD, METRO Department Store, Centro, Citrus, Cahaya Bintaro, Sogo Kota Kasablanka, Sarinah Thamrin, Debenhams Senayan City, and Star Kelapa Gading & Summarecon Bekasi.