What You Should Know
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Ultima II Diamond Cream acts like any other anti-wrinkle cream — simply apply it to supposedly nourish and help remove the appearance of wrinkles. The real difference here is what Ultima II is using, and it isn’t Vitamin E. Ultima II made headlines during the turn of the century for incorporating diamonds into their anti-wrinkle creams, and Ultima II’s Diamond Cream features a Diamond Complex infused with the power of diamonds. Obviously this is not a cheap cream, but it has definitely sparked interest. Eight years after its release this cream is still popular, and some consumers purchase it just to get a sampling of applying diamonds to their face. It’s certainly an interesting premise, but the rarity of this complex might have consumers questioning its actual benefits. Ultima II notes its complex helps encourage metabolic function in skin cells, allowing collagen to grow and help de-age the skin.
The chances of finding this diamond-infused cream are slim, though, and your best bet is online. Only one type is sold — no sample sizes or trial versions available — and numerous retailers sell it for around $120.00, with some sites selling it for up to $250.00. Strangely enough, despite the eight years it has been available, no testimonials could be located. Did the price deter consumers or is Ultima II just not that practical? It’s time to evaluate what science has to say about Ultima II’s Diamond Cream.
Information about Ultima II Diamond Cream is scarce, so we’ll focus on its Diamond Complex, a key ingredient in their cream. Supposedly this Diamond Complex contains actual diamonds ground into a minute form, which they say quickly boosts collagen production in cells, tightening and contouring the face. As of yet there are no studies demonstrating these same claims, and in fact the only benefits resulting from diamond-infused products come from medically-approved exfoliating treatments. These treatments do not even use diamonds in cream form, also — it is infused into the brushes and kits used to exfoliate the face. These procedures have demonstrated diamonds help effectively exfoliate dead skin deep down, revealing newer skin, although not helping reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Many companies who sell similar creams debate that the hardness of diamonds helps exfoliate and massage the face better than other creams, but the safety and effectiveness of this gem are simply not known. There have not been any studies conducted on the abilities of diamonds in skincare treatments, and it doesn’t appear there will be any studies in the near future. For those attached to the idea of massaging the face with actual diamonds, however, this will probably have little relevance in their purchasing decision.
- A widely popular product since its introduction in 2000.
- Diamonds are becoming a popular ingredient in medical microdermabrasions.
- No studies have been conducted on diamonds and its ability to prevent wrinkle formation.
- No testimonials exist about this product, along with detailed information about how it really works.
- Is sold through various retailers for $120.00 to $250.00 per tub.
The Bottom Line
Ultima II Diamond Cream speaks to the consumer who wants a luxurious skincare option — lathering the face with real, authentic diamonds. The issue is the lack of information available how it truly works, and no studies exist showing diamonds actually stimulate collagen production. This lack of evidence is not a problem for some consumers, who may only desire the ability to massage the face with diamonds. For real, provable protection against wrinkles, however, there is simply too little evidence to prove any benefits.