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Ultimate Hydra Perfection Ultimate Defense Illuminating Cream, 50g, $44
GLOBAL skincare brand Racinne, developed in Canada and South Korea, claims to be at the ‘‘forefront of biotechnology’’. Grape callus culture extract, with ‘‘natural regenerative powers’’, is the key ingredient in its Ultimate Hydra Perfection series, which is rich in anti-oxidants. The seven-strong range includes a cleansing foam, refining scrub, luminous gel and fortifying emulsion. T&I tested the illuminating cream and found it non-greasy and instantly hydrating, if a little thin in texture. But the slender pricing is a real winner as most brands at this level cost at least double. More: racinne.com.au.