For great-looking skin, there are a few beauty duties you need to follow. Cleanse, moisturise and use sunscreen - and then invest in a pre-serum concentrate that works to boost your skins immune system. Editor Trudi Brewer shares her love of Shiseido’s reformulated Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate. Here's how it works.
Nothing gives skin that lit-from-within-look like quality skincare. Learn how a pre-serum concentrate will offer a radiant glow to your skin at any age.
Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, 30mls, $129.
How does it work?
A skin concentrate that you apply to freshly cleansed skin, before any other products. This gel-like, liquid lotion nurtures the regeneration of Langerhans cells that sit in the epidermis (upper layers of the skin). These cells help boost the skin's immune system, and once applied it leaves an invisible veil on the skin's surface, to protect, calm and hydrate your complexion. Utimune also works to boost the efficacy of all your other skincare by creating the perfect environment for your skin to stay well hydrated, and calm.
What's in it?
First up, this is not a skin serum. It’s a new generation skin product known as a pre-serum concentrate. The purpose of Ultimune is to strengthen your skin, protect it from harsh climates and condition it from the inside out, which increases the performance of those vital Langerhans cells. The latest ingredients used in the updated Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate include botanicals such as gingko, perilla, and thyme, and a blend of Reishi mushroom and iris root extracts. This cocktail of ingredients maintains the health and wellbeing of your skin cells in any climate. Finally, the blend of hydrating ingredients including yeast extract (b-glucan) and rose water offer nutrient-rich moisture to quench dry skin instantly.
How I used it?
For the past month, every morning and every evening, I massage two pumps of the concentrate onto a cleansed face and neck before slathering on any other serums or moisturisers. I always massage it in (it has the texture of a liquid-gel), and then press the residue into the backs of my hands. I also use an extra pump if I need to refresh my makeup at the end of the day, or before going out at night. The bonus, it helps the foundation to glide onto the skin and give it longevity.
Why do I like it?
Ultimune has featured in my skincare routine since it first launched back in 2014. It slots into any skincare regime and is ideal for any skin type. I am not surprised that it has picked up 116 prestigious beauty awards, I have never used anything that makes my skin feel so good, so fast.
Day to day stress and our ever-changing climate takes its toll on how my skin looks. While I crave a luminous complexion, realistically, want most is a healthy-looking glow to my skin. This concentrate smoothes and calms my skin like nothing else, thanks to its unique texture. It's weightless, yet luxurious and absorbs in seconds. It's a game changer for creating a radiant complexion - I guess that's why one bottle of this skin goodness is sold somewhere in the world every 15 seconds - it's exceptional.
Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate is available in 30ml's, 50ml's, 75ml's, and is priced from $129. And is available at selected Farmers stores, Pharmacies and department stores.