Meet: the woman behind the UltraSonic, Juliet Freeman

When it was first unleashed on the market in 2011 I called the UltraSonic Cleansing Brush something to the effect of “the perfect present for the beauty-minded woman who has everything”, and I wasn’t kidding!  A tidy little unit, it gently removes embedded dirt, oil, pollution, make-up and dead skin cells from the face, leaving a smooth and clean canvas for your skincare to absorb and makeup to adhere to.
Like the beauty-world-famous Clarisonic, the UltraSonic uses vibrating bristles, which oscillate at a sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second. This technology works with your skin’s natural elasticity to deeply cleanse and gently exfoliate whilst still remaining incredibly gentle. I have super sensitive skin and have found it to be a joy to use, with no more redness afterwards than a good wipe with a face cloth. It’s also easy to use to your best advantage due to a built-in facial zone that ‘beeps’ to let you know it’s time to move on to your forehead, nose, chin and each cheek.
It is fully rechargeable and waterproof for use in the shower or bath, whilst the interchangeable micro-fibre ‘cleansing’ and ‘abrading’ brush heads are designed for delicate, sensitive and normal skin types, and are bacteria resistant. It’s clinically designed to gently cleanse skin an amazing six times better than manual cleansing - whilst not disturbing your skin’s natural goodness and ensuring that your serums and moisturisers absorb around 60% better – and I for one wouldn’t be without it!
It’s also something to get excited about because it was created by a local woman, Juliet Freeman, who is a walking advertisement for seriously beautiful skin (amongst other attributes!). After spending much of her adult life watching beauty trends and innovations closely, she started working on the UltraSonic concept a couple of years ago and established Harmony Home Spa.
Over the past eight years, she has worked with pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers to put together ranges to suit brands at all levels of the market, “and I was really involved with the packaging and branding side of things as I believe this is a large part of the marketing process. In my current role as the Director of Marketing at Harmony Home Spa I am always searching for innovative beauty products that make a genuine difference to women’s appearance and wellbeing.”
“I also know what it’s like to be a really busy person,” she explains further over a coffee at Zus & Zo, “so I wanted the UltraSonic it to work at an optimal level in just one minute, and in the shower if you’re really strapped for time. We always intend to pamper ourselves and use our products properly but just run out of hours in the day, and I wanted to try and make that a little more achievable.”
She has also overseen the development of a range of skincare essentials that can be used with the UltraSonic, including a Natural Microdermabrasion Crème that is enriched with the likes of Rosehip, Camomile and Aloe Vera to support your skin’s healing, while stimulating the production of new and healthy skin cells. Because the chemical-free formulation utilises Pure
Surgical-grade Corundum Crystals (the same ingredient used by top spas and clinics), you can get salon results at home for a fraction of the cost. “The product really does do the job,” she enthuses, “and it’s anti-inflammatory like the rest of our range as inflammation is one of the fastest ways to age your skin.” There’s also a beautiful extra-mild Detoxifying Cleanser in the range that is gentle enough for all skin types, and many more offerings to come.
“I want every woman to be able to have a spa experience at home,” says Juliet, “and it shouldn’t have to cost the earth or take hours out of her day. We have a lot more in the pipeline too,” so watch this space!
This story appeared first in the wonderful Ponsonby News, which you can read more of here.


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