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Ultima II is a skin care and cosmetics line that has been around for many years and is affiliated with the Revlon Companies. There are five anti-aging lines manufactured by Ultima II. These lines are Extraordinaire, Botolift, Memorist, ProCollagen and Bio Feeling.
There are no ingredients listed for Botolift Maximum Performance Face Cream on any of the websites selling this product. The product description claims that the product is an advanced anti-aging treatment, formulated with Botulic extract and natural soy extract that effectively prevents and reduces fine lines and wrinkles and increase skin firmness while instantly giving a lifted appearance.
However, there is no analysis available as to what “Botulic” extract is. Is this supposed to be some sort of Botox derivative? And how is this extract formulated to reduce wrinkles as well as tighten the skin so as to give a “lifted” appearance. This product really leaves potential purchasers guessing as to this product’s efficacy and integrity as a potential leading anti-aging product. Conversely, many anti-aging products on the market today freely list their ingredients and give an analysis as to the function of each ingredient.
Ultima II’s Extraordinaire Diamond Cream also purports to tighten the skin giving it an overall youthful appearance. In addition, the Botolift Maximum Performance Face Serum also claims, by way of “Botulic” extract, to reduce lines and wrinkles. Thus, there appears to be a lot of overlapping in the function of many of Ultima II’s products. Lastly, Ultima II’s Clear White Enhancing Night Cream contends that it is able to nourish the skin and lighten the skin tone so as to give an overall even skin tone appearance. Again, none of these products provide ingredient information or explain how these products may or may not work in synergy with one another.
It appears that Ultima II may be suggesting the purchase of many products to combat aging. Thus, leaving buyers in a quandary as to which product(s) to purchase. This is a marked constrast to other, more user friendly skin care lines that attempt to make product choice as easy as possible.
- Ultima II products are available for on-line purchase at Amazon.com and Ulta.com.
- The Ultima II website allows users to register for Ultima II news and offers.
- Ultima II has been in business for many years.
- Ultima II products may be purchased at a drug store.
- Not able to order any products from Ultima II website. Users are directed to call a 1-800 number.
- Ultima II website does not give a complete listing of its products.
- Ultima II website does not offer any product ingredients.
- The Ultima II website does not offer samples of its products.
- The Ultima II website offers no testimonials.
- The Ultima II website offers no scientific data or dermatologic endorsement.
- Expensive: each product ranges from $80-125.
Ultima II appears to have not focused its efforts in anti-aging on any one product or any one line for that matter. The product choices appear overwhelming and the lack of information relating to product ingredients or any other substantiated data on the efficacy of any of these products leaves buyers perplexed. Ultima II does not appear to have kept up with the skin care industry in that it offers no competitive marketing tactics such as consumer education nor does it indicate that it contains some of the more modern patented anti-aging ingredients found in competitor’s products.