The Ultima Pure Swiss Hyaluronic serum with vitamin C claims to boost the moisture content of your skin and reverse the signs of aging, giving you a more youthful and fresher appearance.
There is a significant reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, your complexion is softer and fuller and it helps to even out your skin tone and lighten dark spots.
This serum is appropriate for anyone who wants to prevent or reverse the signs of aging in their skin. Unlike many of the other products, I couldn’t find any information that recommended whether this product was suitable for women with sensitive skin or acne.
Although it does not contain animal derived ingredients, it should be appropriate for vegans (but does not state this) and it does not contain fragrances, formalin or parabens, so might well be suitable for women with allergies (but again, it does not state this).
The best way to use this serum is to cleanse your face first and pat it dry. Then massage a few drops of the serum into your face and neck area.
The serum will absorb quickly into your skin and then you can follow up with your favorite moisturizer and makeup if desired. You can use this facial serum daily.
Bottle with dropper. 0.5 fl oz (15 mls).
The four top ingredients in this serum appear to be Hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, oxygen and peptides.
Hyaluronic acid has been called the fountain of youth. This is because it has the capacity to absorb more than 1000 times its own weight in water, which makes it a fabulous ingredient in skin care products that focus on moisturizing and plumping our skin, to give our skin a more youthful, fresher appearance.
From my research, hyaluronic acid is a very popular ingredient in anti-aging serums and it appears to be an essential ingredient for products that profess to super hydrate our skin.
It is also essential for the production of collagen, so hyaluronic acid not only super hydrates your skin but it also plumps up the collagen in your skin as well – reducing fine lines and giving you a fresher, younger looking complexion.
Vitamin C is a super antioxidant, which reverses the signs of aging in our skin by fighting the effects of free radicals from pollutants in the air and in our diet. Left unchecked, free radicals reduce the elasticity of our skin, its resilience and suppleness, causing fine lines, wrinkles and a tired or aged look to our skin.
Vitamin C helps to prevent free radical damage by stopping the free radical molecules (from pollutants) interacting with our skin’s cells and molecules. Free radicals lack an electron and so must combine with other molecules to steal one of their electrons.
The problem is that in many cases, the molecule attacked by the free radical becomes injured and its DNA is damaged. This damage is what causes our skin cells to appear aged.
So vitamin C prevents free radicals stealing electrons from other molecules and in the process, prevents untoward damage to our skin cells. Vitamin C also protects our skin for damage caused by the sun, reduces inflammation and dark spots on our skin and promotes the production of collagen.
This is a hard one to track down. Oxygen is not listed in the ingredients, but is advertised prominently as an ingredient on the packaging of this serum. I have read about the benefits of oxygen infused facials, but all the evidence is simply anecdotal.
I have found one article published in the Journal of Surgical Researcha which found that topical dissolved oxygen can penetrate the skin, down to the dermal layer. I have yet to find any research that indicates how effective oxygen is when included in skin serums.
What does concern me however, is that the packaging for the Ultima Pure Swiss Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C, states clearly that it contains oxygen, yet it is not listed on the ingredients list, so what form of oxygen do they use?
Peptides are chains of amino acids and are the building blocks of proteins. In skin care products, peptides help our skin to retain moisture, to repair itself and to produce collagen. All of this results in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and a softer look to our skin.
As with oxygen, the list of ingredients does not appear to include peptides (if it does, then it is not clear), it is only advertised on the packaging.
The Ultima Pure Swiss Hyaluronic Acid with Vitamin C Serum does not contain formalin, parabens, petro-chemicals or fragrances.
It does however, appear to contain colors, because the ingredients state that colors are not tested on animals (which is good to know and a plus).
This serum does not contain any animal derived ingredients, which is also good for vegans.
PROS: Currently there are around 2000+ customer reviews of this product with nearly 80% of customers giving it a 4 or a 5 star rating. The majority of customers noted that the Pure Swiss Hyaluronic Serum was thicker than other serums they had tried in the past, that it did indeed reduce the prominence of their fine lines and wrinkles and their skin felt more supple and soft.
CONS: Only 7% of the Ultima Pure Swiss Hyaluronic Serum reviews have given this product a one star rating, mainly because they did not see any noticeable results after using this product and one person said that the bottle leaked.
You can read more customer reviews here: 180 Cosmetics Ultima Pure Swiss, Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C.
This serum does contain two of the best ingredients for skin rejuvenation – hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, so it seems unlikely that this product would not work as advertised.
The majority of customer reviews indicated that this product works well and does reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making your skin look more youthful and dewy.
180 Cosmetics Pure Swiss have a range of hyaluronic products, with the Hyaluronic Serum with Vitamin C Forte advertised as being a stronger serum, more appropriate for women aged 40 or over.
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Australian orders: This product does not ship to Australia, but see my shipping guide for more information for options that work well.
a = Total Dissolved Oxygen Penetrates Skin: Model and Method. Journal of Surgical Research, 2010, 159(1), pages 29-36.