Intraceuticals is an Australian skin care treatment and products company that focuses on hyperbaric oxygen treatments. Intraceuticals believes that if you use their professional products in a hyperbaric environment, you will see more immediate results. Intraceuticals also markets a line of home skin care products in two segments: Opulence and Rejuvenate. As the Rejuvenate line is targeted to aging skin issues, we will focus on these products for the purposes of this review.
The products in the Rejuvenate line are: Cleansing Gel, Contour Eye Gel, Hydration Gel, Moisture Binding Cream, Atoxelene Line Wand, and Course. Some of the active ingredients in these formulations are listed but, disappointingly, it does not appear that the company provides an entire ingredient list. Intraceutical products cannot be purchased directly from the company’s website but are only available at certain salons and clinics. This may make it more difficult for consumers in more rural areas to find them. The company does not appear to offer either product samples or a money-back guarantee on any of its products. Although there are customer testimonials on the website, they appear to relate to the in-salon treatments rather than the at-home line.
The Intraceutical products list some of their ingredients on the company’s website. They appear to be based mostly on Vitamins A & C and hyaluronic acid, an ingredient that we are pleased to see included. Hyaluronic acid can hold over 1,000 times its own weight in water and has been independently proven to deeply hydrate the skin.
Vitamin A (usually in the form of retinol) is an ingredient that has proven benefits when ingested but not much clinical evidence that it is effective when applied topically. Vitamin A can also increase photo sensitivity. Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant but is unstable in solution form without special processing. Intraceuticals does not provide information on how the Vitamin C is stabilized in its formulations. Intraceutical claims that its Rejuvenate products reduce wrinkles and fine lines. The best skin care products that have been proven to be able to do this contain ingredients like collagen, Matrixyl 3000 and Argiriline. None of these ingredients appear to be included in the Intraceutical products. Because the company does not provide a full listing of ingredients, those with skin sensitivities and allergies should be cautious of using this product.
- Some products contain hyaluronic acid.
- Products may be effective at moisturizing the skin.
- No complete ingredient listing available.
- Do not appear to contain clinically-proven anti-wrinkle ingredients.
- No money-back guarantee offered.
- Not labeled as non-allergenic.
The Bottom Line
At costs of between $39 and $139, the Intraceutical skin care line is expensive when compared to most of its competitors. That would be acceptable if the company provided more information about its products such as ingredients, clinical studies supporting their claims, and how the company stands by its products. However, they do not, and that makes it very difficult to recommend these products. If you are seeking an anti-wrinkle skin care regimen, look for proven ingredients such as collagen, Matrixyl 3000 and Argiriline that are offered by companies that offer money-back guarantees.