17 Jul The Skincare Challenge We All Need
Tired, stressed skin? What about angry, red skin? Flakey, dry skin? Really unhappy with those fine lines and wrinkles? We all have our skin concerns that we wish we could fix. From the smallest of blemishes to the more challenging concerns. Heaven heard our cries and showed us the way.
So .. Skincare challenge accepted!
Introducing the Ultraceuticals RVR90 Skincare program. REAL, VISIBLE, RESULTS in 90 days. A bit skeptical on just how much this would improve her skin, we put our editor Sammy to the test! After all she has pretty good skin anyway right? Or so she thought!
What we first loved was that the program is designed to restore people’s faith in the skincare industry without getting all dizzy and overwhelmed by “too much” product information. Keeping each step super simple and easy to follow. For the busy career woman, this was an essential part of the process and commitment. Too much product overwhelm, for must of us = can’t be bothered!
For those not familiar with the Ultraceuticals skincare range of products. Ultraceuticals has always been one of our go-to skincare ranges. Australian owned & made, 100% certified cruelty free, free from nasty chemicals that deliver RESULTS. Founded in 1998 by Dr Geoffrey Heber, a cosmetic physician, he was the first to bring alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) to Australia. As well as take-home products, Ultraceuticals offer in-clinic treatments at a variety of salons around Australia.
In a fast paced world of everybody wanting a “quick fix” for virtually everything, 90 days is just the perfect amount of time to get you on your way to healthier, more manageable and glowing skin.
The challenge started in April and continued for 90 days until the end of June at R&R Skincare in Ashburton Melbourne. Greeted by friendly and professional staff ready for the journey, already making us feel right at home and comfortable.
The initial consultation was nice and simple with the lovely Skin Technician, Jenna analysing all skin needs and any concerns. Another plus side to the RVR90 program is that 70% of the program is home based with a visit to your salon every 2 weeks for treatments and analysis to keep you on track and address any additional concerns.
To keep things super simple the RVR90 program involves a 3-step process.
Step 1: The skincare technician identifies all skin concerns and selects a targeted treatment serum to help treat these concerns. The serum is used at home, every second evening and then increased for daily use. In this case, Ultra A Skin Perfecting Serum was prescribed. A mild level of pure Retinol to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Step 2: The skincare technician determines the at-home skincare pack. The RVR90 Oily/Normal Starter Pack was selected which includes the Ultra Balancing Gel Cleanser, Ultra Hydrating Lotion and Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF50.
Step 3: The at-home treatment plan is explained in a simple step-by-step plan to help achieve optimum results in 90 days. Complete with AM and PM stickers labelled onto your products.
Here’s what Sammy has to say:
Month 1: With the main concern being redness around the cheeks, congestion around the T-zone and a few fine lines around the eye area, I chose to add an additional at-home eye treatment on top of the program. To be brutally honest, I have neglected my eye area for quite some time now without even realising! Always priding myself on fairly great skin, I blinked, ended up on the slippery slope down towards 40 and thought “I better start looking after this eye area a bit better before it’s too late!” Welcome the Ultra C Firming Eye Cream into my regime. Vitamin C improves skin elasticity and firmness so this product was a bit of a no brainer.
Starting off with UltraSonophoresis which infuses the products into your skin, this method penetrates the ingredients up to 1000 times more deep into skin layers than achieved with normal application. Without getting too technical, let’s just say this is a very effective method and a great way to start off a 90 day skin reboot. Already after just a few short weeks, my skin was feeling lighter, less congested and the redness was diminishing in my cheeks.
Month 2: In started coming the compliments of a happier, healthy glow. Always thinking that my skin was quite healthy (aside from he red cheeks) this really put a pep in my step! I felt like my overall confidence was boosted. The at-home skincare regime was easy and if I missed a night I actually felt guilty and apologised to me skin. Alternating in the salon with relaxing masks and massages and signature facials. I looked forward to my salon visits at R&R Skincare.
Month 3: I have now gone from wearing a heavy coverage all day wear matte foundation to a light and creamy BB cream. Always doing my best to cover up those red, rosy cheeks and now I feel I no longer need to! This alone was a massive achievement. and I was a very happy woman. My skin feels overall softer, firmer and is definitely less congested around my T-zone.
The Verdict: Would I recommend the Ultraceuticals RVR90 Skincare program? Most certainly! 90 days is just enough time to get used to a new skincare regime, teaching you new habits for happier, healthier, more glowing skin. I now make sure not to neglect my eye area and the Ultra A Skin perfecting Serum is now a permanent member of my beauty cabinet. As you can see from the images above, all of my skincare concerns were addressed and the program really did work for my skin.
Head over to the Ultraceuticals website for more information on the skin-loving range of products and their active ingredients.
* The #RVR90 experience and products were gifted in exchange for our honest opinion. bare beauty Australia has not been paid for this content.