FAQs

About the product

Ultimate 1.0 is not just a collagen drink, it is a complete skin food, meaning we address the four key pillars to ultimate skin health - balanced gut microbiome, collagen formation, protective antioxidants and essential nutrients.

The Ultimate 1.0 contains 10,000mg of certified, sustainable marine collagen peptide which is the highest, clinically-trialed, effective dose. They are low molecular weight, ensuring superior bioavailability compared with other collagen on the market.

In addition to providing 10,000mg of certified sustainable marine collagen, the product also supports gut health with pre and probiotics, botanical antioxidants that protect the skin from environmental and metabolic stressors and essential nutrients for a holistic approach to achieving optimum skin, gut, hair and nail health. 


After using Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™, customers have reported the following results*:

Week 2 – 4 :

Noticeable improvement in general gut health:

• Less bloating and gas • Fewer bouts of indigestion • Fewer tummy upsets • Regular bowel movement

Noticeable improvement in general skin condition:

• Skin appears firmer and fuller • Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles • Reduction in pore size

Overall feeling of wellness

Weeks 4 – 6 :

Gut health improvements continue:

• Greater increase in regularity • Increased general levels of “comfort” and digestive wellness • Less “reactive” to certain foods

Visible improvement in skin health:

• Skin appears more uniform, smoother, more radiant • Skin feels softer and more hydrated • Fewer breakouts, including hormonal breakouts

Improved energy levels

Weeks 6 – 8 :

General gut health is much improved:

• Symptoms of gas and bloating alleviated • Symptoms of discomfort, pain, constipation and diarrhoea greatly reduced • Overall digestive health reported as good

Visible improvement in signs of ageing:

• Improvements felt on face and body • Greater skin elasticity • Further reduction in fine lines and wrinkles • Pores are more refined • Improved tone, clarity and texture •

Increase in the overall feeling of wellness. Report looking and feeling great.

*A group of 65 people took Ultimate 1.0 for eight weeks and completed three anonymous skin and gut health-related questionnaires. Results are based on continued use on a daily basis over this period, as part of their daily skincare regime. Individual results may vary depending on health status, genetics and lifestyle choices.

Clinical trials have shown our potent ingredients may also support joint and bone health, immune health and cardiovascular health.

We are all so different. Some customers notice benefits in just days, for others it can take a couple of weeks. As with any long-term health maintenance program, changes can be gradual.

To really track your skin health, try taking photos of yourself before you start any OPTY.NC product and take another round of photos in week four. Compare the photos over time – many people are pleasantly surprised to see the improvements.

Yes, Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ is suitable for all skin types. It has been designed to provide all the nutritional needs for optimum gut and skin health in one daily dose.

Our team of food scientists and naturopaths are busy developing more innovative products that will address the specific needs of different skin types, and to support different lifestyles. Keep up-to-date by registering for our newsletter or by following us on Facebook and Instagram.

Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ is designed to support universal skin health – the pre and probiotics, marine collagen peptides, essential nutrients and antioxidants support gut and skin health at all ages.

As we age, our bodies produce less collagen so people over the age of 30 may have an added benefit from using the product.

Yes, Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ is designed to support universal gut and skin health for everyone.

Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ is a delicious strawberry-vanilla tasting powdered elixir. Our high purity marine collagen peptides are >95 per cent protein with a neutral taste, which means no fishy taste or odour.

The bag contains our powdered Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ and an oxygen-absorbing sachet to keep it fresh.

The powder is light pink in colour and has a strawberry-vanilla aroma and taste. The product is a very fine powder that dissolves easily in water, turning into a deep pink-coloured beverage.

To learn more about specific ingredients view our glossary.

Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ is designed to offer complete nutritional support to help maintain healthy, glowing skin. Skin pathology can be complicated and multifactorial and should be discussed with your qualified health care professional.

Some skin conditions are caused by or impacted by gut health and nutrient status, so you may find some alleviation in symptoms or general improvements in skin health from consuming the product as part of your daily routine.

Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ is a food-based product packed with nutrients and plant-based antioxidants to nourish your gut and skin. If you are currently taking medication for a specific skin condition, we recommended consulting your qualified health care professional before commencing your OPTY journey.

Yes, the skin produces its own collagen. As we age however the rate of production slows and the quantity and quality of collagen diminishes. This is what leads to the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and skin sagging. Supplementing your diet with marine collagen peptides has been shown to stimulate your skin cells to produce increased levels of better quality collagen as you age.

Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ contains 10,000mg of marine collagen per serve. This is the highest dose tested in clinical trials and has been found to be more effective than lower serving sizes.

Tablets, even the very large ones, hold around 1,000mg to 1,500mg of “actives”. They also contain binders and disintegrants to ensure they break down when they reach the stomach. You would need to take around 10 collagen tablets per day to get the same serve – all while consuming these extra chemicals.

Marine collagen is a highly soluble, tasteless and odourless powder that is most easily consumed as a beverage.

Our BioBlends are proprietary blends of highly nutritious food ingredients combined to create enhanced bioavailability and product performance.

Our OptiBlends are designed to address the core nutritional needs of specific systems within the body.

Nutrition Information

For detailed nutrition information please refer to the full nutrition panel on our ingredient glossary.

Each serve of Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ contains 217kJ or 51 kilocalories which is equivalent to 2.5 per cent of the average adult diet of 8,700kJ.

Ultimate - Complete Skin Food Elixir™ is a good source of protein, with each serve containing 10g. Protein is necessary for tissue building and repair, normal growth and development of bone, contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass and the maintenance of normal bones.

Each serve of Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ contains 0.6g sugar.

The unique blend of food-based ingredients in Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ have been combined to provide specific nutritional support for a healthy gut and radiant skin. Some of these nutritional elements are difficult to obtain on a daily basis from a varied, healthy diet.

Including Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ as part of your daily routine ensures optimal intake of these all-important gut and skin nutrition elements.

Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ is suitable for*:

✓ Paleo diet

✓ Ketogenic (keto) diet

✓ Pescatarian diet

✓ Gluten free diet

✓ Dairy free diet

Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ is not suitable for*:

✗ Vegetarian diet

✗ Vegan diet

✗ Allergies to fish or shellfish

*Consult with your qualified health care professional should you have any doubts or concerns if OPTY.NC products are right for your individual circumstances.

Your health and product safety

While Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ is a food and considered safe for general consumption, we recommend consulting your qualified health care professional prior to consuming it if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Ultimate - Complete Skin Food Elixir™ contains grape seed extract. This ingredient has been assessed by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) and found to present no concerns in relation to safety. It is a legal foodstuff in Australia. That said, we have conducted an independent review and found that while there is no evidence to suggest that this extract may cause harm, there remains insufficient published evidence to support its safe use in pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

We are all so different and have different nutritional, dietary and healthcare needs. While Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ is a food and considered safe for general consumption, we recommend consulting with your qualified health care professional before taking it if you are taking other medications.

While Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ is food and considered safe for general consumption, we recommend consulting with your qualified health care professional prior to consuming it if you are under 18 years old. This product has been designed to support the daily nutritional intake of nutrients specific to gut and skin health. As detailed in the nutrition panel, these nutrients are present in quantities that represent percentages of the recommended daily intake (RDI) based on an average adult diet of 8,700kJ.

We are all so different and have different nutritional, dietary and healthcare needs. While Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ is a food and considered safe for general consumption, we recommend consulting your qualified health care professional before taking it if you have any health concerns.

No.

Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ is free from gluten, GMO, alcohol, added sugars, and artificial additives, colours, sweeteners, flavours and preservatives.

Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ contains less than 0.6g sugar per serve. Of this there is a small percentage of fructose which comes from the natural raspberry, blackberry and blackcurrant fruit powders added for flavouring. Those very sensitive to fructose may find they react to this level.

If you have concerns or are unsure how this relates to your specific health concerns, we recommend consulting with your qualified heath care professional prior to taking the product.

Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ contains fish and may contain traces of crustacean shellfish.

While Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ is a food and considered safe for general consumption, some individuals may react to an ingredient within the product. If this happens to you or you suspect this has happened to you, cease consumption and seek advice from your qualified healthcare professional. We also request you get in touch with us via our contact page so we can assist.

Consuming the product

For optimum benefit we recommend taking Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ daily. The daily serving size is 14g which is two scoops or two metric tablespoons. This provides all the nutritional elements in their clinically-trialed dosages. You can take these as divided doses or both at once.

You can take Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ at any time of day. If you find the product gives you an energy boost, we recommend taking it in the morning for a great kick start to your day.

For Optimum benefit we recommend introducing Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ as part of your daily skincare routine. Just as you would apply your moisturiser daily, this product has been developed to provide long-term, daily nutritional support for ultimate gut and skin health and to support your overall health and wellbeing.

We are all so different and have different nutritional, dietary and healthcare needs. These variables could affect how your body responds when you stop taking Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™. Factors such as your individual microbiome, skin type, diet, levels of exercise and stress will all impact your gut and skin health when you stop taking the product.

We recommend taking Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ in a cold or room-temperature beverage. Some of the phytoactive components in the product are sensitive to heat and light so minimising exposure to these factors will maximise potency of the serve.

Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ is designed to be a long-term nutritional support for healthy gut and skin. As with most lifestyle and dietary habits, missing a few days occasionally will not disrupt the benefits. The product is a complex blend of vitamins, antioxidants, collagen and pre and probiotics. All of these elements are active in the body for varying amounts of time. For example, research has shown that marine collagen peptides are active in the skin for up to two weeks after cessation of consumption. B Vitamins however are not stored by the body so need to be consumed every day for optimum health.

While we recommend that you do try to take Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ at around the same time every day, if you forget or have a varying routine it is not a problem to mix it up.

Yes, you can.

Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ has been designed to target the specific nutritional needs of the gut and skin. We recommend consulting with your qualified healthcare professional in relation to any other vitamins and minerals they recommend you take in conjunction with OPTY.NC to suit your individual nutritional needs.

Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ contains GutRenew OptiBlend™, a proprietary blend of pre and probiotics specifically designed to support a healthy microbiome and digestive wellbeing. There are many different probiotic supplements available with different strains that target specific health needs.

We recommend consulting with your qualified healthcare professional in relation to any other probiotic supplements they recommend you take outside of OPTY.NC to suit your individual needs.

OPTY.NC nourishes from the inside out, supporting the health of the deep layers of skin, as well as enhancing its appearance. We recommend using our products as part of your daily skincare routine for a holistic approach to skincare. You may find your skin is more hydrated and requires less moisturiser – we recommend you do whatever feels right for you.

Yes. UV is the single biggest cause of premature skin ageing, not to mention being a leading cause of cancers, particularly in Australia. While the antioxidants in OPTY.NC protect your skin from free radical damage, the very damaging effects of high UV exposure are still best counteracted with a topical application of sunscreen to absorb or reflect UV rays.

About our collagen

No. Our collagen is made from a single marine source of wild caught North Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) from Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified sustainable fisheries operating in the Atlantic Ocean.

The collagen in human skin is comprised of 85 per cent type 1 collagen. Marine collagen provides sustainable and consistently high-quality type 1 collagen peptides with low molecular weight particles. These are smaller in size and more easily absorbed across the digestive tract, ensuring optimal bioavailability and delivery to the areas of the body where it is active. Marine collagen is also a potent source of hydroxyproline, proline and glycine – the building blocks of new collagen and elastin fibres.

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is a not-for-profit body that certifies fisheries who meet the council’s sustainability criteria. Choosing MSC certified fisheries ensures our marine collagen is produced from fish sourced from wild-capture, sustainable fisheries. Sustainable fisheries operate on the core principle that waters are not overfished. They ensure enough fish are left in the ocean so that their operation will not negatively impact the environment or the communities who rely on fishing for their livelihood.

No. Our marine collagen does not contain mercury. Mercury accumulates in the fatty tissue of fish. Our marine collagen is made from bones and scales where mercury is not found. Our marine collagen is produced in accordance with the EU regulations. Our collagen is batch tested for mercury and other contaminants in line with these strict regulations and found to be compliant.

What's in Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ and where does it come from?

Our SkinProtect BioBlend™ is a proprietary blend of the most potent sources of targeted antioxidants for ultimate skin health and protection, with patented Australian technology for enhanced bioavailability and product performance.

Our GutRenew OptiBlend™ is a proprietary blend of award winning pre and probiotics with soothing aloe vera for a powerful and complete gut food. It has been developed to support microbiome diversity and to encourage a healthy gut and digestion, essential for optimal nutrient absorption, immune function and skin health.

Our SkinFood OptiBlend™ is a proprietary blend of the world’s richest sources of potent, bioavailable, food-based vitamins and minerals from certified organic, low temperature dried and sprouted, plant-based materials. These provide all the essentials to feed your hair, skin and nails, and support gut and immune health.

Our SkinFood OptiEssence™ is a proprietary blend of Australian fruit powders, natural flavours and organic stevia extract developed to deliver great taste, ensuring OPTY.NC is delicious and enjoyable.

We source our ingredients from around the globe and assess each ingredient individually for efficacy, safety and sustainability in line with our Ethical Sourcing Policy.

Responsibly and ethically sourced means we look at the impact the ingredient is having throughout the entire supply chain to ensure that at no stage has the ingredient caused harm to the environment, or social harm to the people who work with it.

The product is made in Brisbane, Australia.

We source the very best ingredients from around the globe that have been clinically trailed for efficacy, and have the best quality and sustainability credentials. While we endeavour to source Australian where we can, and there are many excellent Australian producers, we will always assess ingredients first and foremost by the criteria stipulated in our Ethical Sourcing Policy.

A waste stream is a by-product of a manufacturing process. This by-product is typically discarded or diverted to a lower value stream. Many waste streams, while not being valuable to the initial manufacturing process, can be of great value to others. In this way, waste streams can be treated as a valuable starting material to a new process, ensuring precious resources are recovered and used in their entirety.

An example of a waste stream we use is our marine collagen peptides. These are made from the bones and skin of fish that have been caught for their meat to be used as food. The bones and skin would otherwise go to waste or be used in low value streams like fertilisers or animal feed. By processing this waste into collagen peptides, we help ensure the fish is used in its entirety, utilising these precious, potent, nutritionally dense resources.

Yes, Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ contains collagen from wild-caught fish.

No, neither Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ or any of its individual ingredients have been tested on animals.

Collagen is a compound completely unique to animals, and as such there are no vegetarian or vegan sources of collagen available. While there are some products available that claim to offer vegan collagen, they are actually providing plant-based ingredients that may stimulate or provide the nutrients required for the body to produce its own collagen.

Based on our research and review of the available evidence we have concluded that marine collagen peptides are the most effective and efficient way to increase the body’s natural production of collagen. This effect is two-fold: marine collagen acts by stimulating our own skin cells to increase production of better quality collagen. Marine collagen also provides all the amino acid building blocks for the body to do this efficiently and effectively. Simply having the elements available to the body does not necessarily result in increased collagen. The all-important step of stimulating fibroblasts to produce collagen is where marine collagen peptides offer a more effective and efficient solution.

FAQs

Storage, disposal and packaging

Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ should be stored below 25°C, such as in your pantry or, if you live in a very hot or humid environment, your refrigerator. Keep it away from direct sunlight and heat sources.

Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ has a shelf life of two years from the date of manufacture in its original, sealed package. Once opened it is best consumed within two months.

The oxygen absorbing sachet keeps the product fresh over the course of its shelf life. Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ contains some ingredients that are sensitive to oxygen. The oxygen absorbing sachet protects these ingredients from the oxygen in the bag at the time of packing.

Yes you can. We recommend transferring to an airtight, opaque canister that is food safe. Store it away from direct sunlight to avoid temperature fluctuations.

The Ultimate – Complete Skin Food Elixir™ packaging is made from a food grade, metallised plastic. This protects the sensitive components from light, oxygen and moisture and ensures long-term freshness.

This style of soft plastic packaging can be placed in the soft plastics drop off bins at your local supermarket.

The scoops on OPTY.NC packaging are made with food grade plywood sourced from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified sustainable forests.

Yes, our shipping boxes are made from recycled cardboard and are themselves recyclable.

Purchase and shipping

We ship worldwide. Freight costs vary depending on your location.

In Australia, local delivery is free express post shipping.

We also offer free express post shipping on all International subscription orders.

Shipping times vary depending on the shipping address.

The standard shipping time is 3 to 7 business days. Express is 1 to 2 days.

International orders will take anywhere from 3 to 14 business days.

Yes, we currently offer Humm and Afterpay.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of our products, we are not able to accept returns for change of mind. We will however refund your purchase if the product does not comply with a statutory guarantee contained in the Australian Consumer Law. For more information see our full returns policy.

You will be emailed tracking details when your order is shipped. If you have any issues accessing this information via the link provided, please get in touch with us via our contact page.

Yes, we do ship to PO boxes and parcel lockers.

If your order tracking is not displaying correctly or you suspect the order has gone missing, please get in touch with us via our contact page and we’ll assist you.

If you order has arrived damaged, please refer to our returns policy

Subscription program

We think nourishing your gut and feeding your skin as part of your daily skincare routine is essential for optimum skin radiance and overall wellness. That’s why we’ve created the subscription program, so you’ll never run out.

Simply click “subscribe to never run out” on the product page then “add to cart” your subscription preference. We'll then send you a regular delivery of your product(s) based on your selected timeframe.

To ensure you never run out, we send two bags in your first order. This will be calculated accordingly at check out. From there, you will receive a bag as often as you have selected within the drop down menu.

Our subscription program saves you money on your OPTY.NC purchase, while ensuring you’re consistently stocked and never missing a day.

Your OPTY.NC delivery will arrive in the timeframe you specify – no need to remember to re-order and no risk of running out. Plus there are no commitments. Simply pause or cancel at any time.

For detailed information about our subscription program, click here.