As indicated in its name already, Cellcosmet Ultra Vital (cream) is a sister product to Ultra Vital Light (emulsion) in the same range, providing the same intensity. I've already written a post on Cellcosmet Ultra Vital Light, so feel free to check if you are caught in the crossroads between emulsion and cream.
Scent & Consistency
Cellcosmet Ultra Vital carries the identical powder floral scent just like Ultra Vital Light, but I don't see that it will be a big issue if you are okay with artificial powdery perfume scents in general.
Texture-wise, I wouldn't say that Cellcosmet Ultra Vital falls in to a rich category, but it's more of a soft thick emulsion-like cream ie. thickened version of their Ultra Vital Light emulsion.
Ultra Vital is rather delicately textured without being overly greasy or adding too much weight. It goes onto skin smooth and there's warming sensation upon application to a certain degree, but nothing major. It leaves skin supple and glowy.
- All skin types/ From age 30
- Special 24 Hour Revitalising Cellular Cream (Intensive Treatment)
- Extremely concentrated in stabilised cellular extracts (24%)
- Helps prevent and visibly attenuates the visible signs of premature skin ageing
- Intensively revitalises and optimises cellular activity
- Protects, moisturises* and nourishes the skin
- Rebalances natural skin functions and restores skin vitality
- Firms cutaneous tissues
- Reinforces the natural defences of the epidermis
- Provides a radiant complexion typical of healthy skin
- Dermatologically tested
- The epidermis is given a veritable “lift”
- Revitalised skin
- Skin better moisturised* and more supple
- Firmer skin
- Smoothed wrinkles and expression lines
- A more radiant complexion
- As an intensive treatment, several times a year if necessary
- As a daily skin care from age 35, for women who prefer one single cream for day and night care
- Stabilised cellular extracts (24%): revitalising, rebalancing
- Hydrolysed glycosaminoglycans: maintain the skin's firmness and elasticity
- Vitamins E and C: antioxidant, anti-free radicals
If you are someone who likes to give a quick facial massage upon application, you will enjoy Cellcosmet Ultra Vital more as I've noticed that a bit of massage and light tapping motion is necessary to get the cream fully absorbed into skin. The entire process helps with blood circulation too, so why not, it's good for skin regardless😉.
Upon wake-up, skin feels very smooth, and looks well-rested and plumped. Cellcosmet Ultra Vital does seem to deliver skin regenerating benefits along with hydration, but if you are someone who seeks something soothing or calming even including scent, I would use La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream instead. Ultra Vital has a quite neat finish without leaving any noticeable veil or oily residue though. I wouldn't say that it's necessarily lighter than the La Mer one, but I thought that it's something worth mentioning.
By the way, comparing those two creams doesn't mean that they are dupes of each other as they still remain original at the forefront of luxury skincare market. Nevertheless, I think that La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream is a better fit for those who are looking for an all rounder throughout the year, whereas Cellcosmet Ultra Vital for those whose skin is in need of intensive boost to skin regeneration.
Where to buy
- Saks Fifth Avenue (Free shipping & samples)
- Cellcosmet CellLift Cream (VS Crème de La Mer/ Hormonal Aging/ Menopause)
- Sisley Sisleÿa L'Integral Anti-Age cream
- Cellcosmet Anti-Stress Mask
- La Prairie Skin Caviar Moisturisers (Luxe Cream/ Luxe Cream Sheer/ Firming Complex)
- Chanel Sublimage Moisturisers (L'Extrait de Crème/ La Crème/ Texture Suprême/Fine/ Fluide)