Review: New and Improved Ultraceuticals Radiance Plus Facial

Hi Beauties,

As most of you know I’ve been having Ultraceuticals facials for the past 18 months. To be fully honest and transparent with you the beginning few were gifted to me but in the past year I have happily paid for my own facials as I know how amazing the results are.

As I’ve never talked about the facial and since they have updated and improved the Radiance Plus Paramedical Treatment that I get, I thought I better explain to you what the treatment entails and the changes.

First off, the Radiance Plus treatment is great all for all skin types and skin needs. There are plenty of other treatments available but this is the most suitable for me as I have darker skin.

What Ultraceuticals says about Radiance Plus, “This radiance-boosting mask combines a powerful blend of 8 skin brightening agents to rapidly reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, dark spots and blotchiness to instantly reveal a luminous complexion.”


Overall Thoughts:

  • $125 from David Jones Ultraceuticals Counter. You can also get this treatment in selected Ultraceuticals stockists but prices can vary.
  • The treatment takes about 30 to 45 minutes.
  • For you first treatment you will get a skin analysis but since I’ve been going for so long we don’t spend too much time on this. Just a general look over my skin to see what’s going on and if there’s any changes.
  • From there a first cleanse to remove makeup typically with their amazing Micellar Water, followed by a second cleanse using their UltraSonophoresis which deeply penetrates your skin to remove all dirt. Its not loud or scary, but surprisingly gentle and has a soft humming sound.
  • By this stage I’m a bit zen so its hard for me to say exactly what happens, but I’m pretty sure this is when the therapist applies the mask. With the old Radiance Plus they would have to apply Vitamin A to activate the mask. Now they don’t need to apply the Vitamin A, but go straight in with the mask. Better yet this means pregnant ladies can still get this facial- yippie!
  • The mask is left on for about 10 minutes, and the therapist then massages it about the 5 minute mark to reactivate the ingredients.
  • With the new mask I find its not as hot on the skin, more comfortable and the texture reminds me of a soft clay mask so non drying.
  • After the timer goes off its time to remove the mask. My skin feel a bit warm but nothing to be alarmed about.
  • To finish off the therapist applies eye cream, a serum or two, typically the hydrating serum followed by moisturiser or SPF if its sunny.
  • Immediately after you’re left with radiant, glowy skin. I don’t suffer from redness but if you have sensitive skin you could look a bit flushed immediately after.


Over the next couple of days my skin is noticeably radiant and I try to avoid wearing making. SPF is key as your skin is sensitive and trying to regenerate. After the first “new” treatment I noticed my skin peeled/ flaked a lot for the first week. I think it was because I was using a different cleanser and it dried out my skin prior to the treatment. After my most recent treatment my skin barely peeled, only a bit flaky around the nose. Another thing to keep in mind, you can not use active ingredients for the next 2 days following your treatment. Personally I find my skin responds better if I don’t use active ingredients for 4 days and focus on using my hydrating products.

Overall I’m so happy with how my skin is looking. Its honestly radiant, plump and looking fresh. As you can see in the photo above my skin is looking pretty darn good. This was just after Easter and lets just say I had a lot of Easter eggs, yet my skin didn’t break out which I think is due to the facials and having a diligent skincare routine.

If you’re serious about skin, I highly recommend trying an Ultraceuticals treatment. The price is quite reasonable and its honestly the most effective facial treatment I’ve ever had.

**Disclaimer: All opinions are based on personal experiences, and are not sponsored. rachelbeautystyle is not a make up artist, beauty or skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.

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