The Story Behind Ultra Violette's SPF Cult

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The Story Behind Ultra Violette's SPF Cult

Have you noticed everyone you know is raving about a beauty product in a bright blue bottle? From the You Beauty Facebook group to the beach to your mum’s bathroom cabinet, Ultra Violette is arguably the most popular brand of sunscreen in Australia right now. Our guest today happens to be one of the amazing women behind it, Ava Matthews.

Long before Ava formulated Ultra Violette with her co-founder Bec Jefferd, she was working in beauty PR and product development for incredible brands like Rationale and Mecca, which means she knows her stuff when it comes to beauty.

In this episode, Ava tells host Amy why she believes in a ‘less is more’ approach to beauty… except for blush. She can never have too much blush. Plus, Ava explains which Ultra Violette sunscreen is the one for you.

And in our Spendy Savey segment, Ava shares her favourite perfume that makes her smell like “a cool, rich old lady”.

The list of products mentioned in this episode are below; 

Rationale Proceramide Cleanser, $96.

Rationale Immunologist Serum, $170. 

Rationale Super Antioxidant Serum, $162.

Rationale Antioxidant Lipid Concentrate, $161.

Rationale PhotoDynamic Day Cream SPF15, $172.

Ultra Violette Queen Screen SPF50+ Luminising Sun Serum, $47.

Rationale Catalyst Serum, $160.

Rationale DNA Night Cream, $192.

Rationale DNA Eye Cream, $146.

Ultra Violette Supreme Screen SPF50+ Hydrating Facial Sunscreen, $45.

Mecca Cosmetica Lit From Within Primer, $40.

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter, $65

Glossier Stretch Concealer, USD$18.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, $48.

NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette, $94.

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette, $78.

NARS Eyeliner in Mambo, $38.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, $64.

Benefit GALifornia Powder Blush, $54.

Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush Stick, $80.

Kevyn Aucoin Volume Mascara, $45.

INC.redible Listen Hard Girl Liquid Lip Paint, $20.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, $43.

Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips, $25.

GlowByBeca Tanning Mousse, $39.95.

Luna Bronze Tan.

Loving Tan.

Le Labo Baie Rose 26 Parfum, $104.

Le Labo Musc 25 Parfum, USD$12.99.

Oribe Bright Blonde Shampoo, $68.

Oribe Bright Blonde Conditioner, $69.

Kristin Fisher Eyebrows.

Spendy: A Personal Trainer.

Savey: Visine Allergy Eye Drops, $8.49.


Glossier Boy Brow, USD$16.


Host: Amy Clark

Guest: Ava Matthews

Producer: Leah Porges


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