As I’ve mentioned before, I am the serum queen!
I adore serums. I believe that they provide extra oomph to my moisturizer. I love to try new ones. About a month ago, I received MitoQ Power Antioxidant Rejuvenation Serum to try in exchange for an honest review.
Brief Background on MitoQ and Its Mitochondrial Research
MitoQ Ltd. is a New Zealand company that is focused on anti-aging through skincare products and supplements. They know that new science can help us age healthier and look younger, and who doesn’t want to feel better and have brighter, smoother skin?
Their research zeroed in on the mitochondria that exist in just about all of our cells. Mitochondria are organelles within our cells that do their work by converting glucose from the food we eat and from the air we breathe into energy to keep our organs functioning. They do it by coordinating cell communication, cell death, cell growth and cell differentiation. They use antioxidants to fight the effects of free radical damage and oxidation, important factors in keeping our skin healthy and helping us feel energetic and youthful.
I didn’t realize this, but from the age of 20 onward, our mitochondria begin to work less effectively. I thought we had more time than that, lol! The antioxidant CoQ10 within our mitochondria begins to disappear over time, and the effects of aging ensue: the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, lack of elasticity, dark spots, and dull skin tone.
Because CoQ10 was not able to pass through the double membrane in our cells, taking CoQ10 supplements was ineffective until the scientists at MitoQ discovered the way to make CoQ10 able to pass through the membrane and get into the mitochondria to help them do their work to fight free radicals and the effects of aging. So MitoQ is a revolutionary new form of CoQ10 that is able to get into the mitochondria and help them function like young mitochondria giving us more energy and brighter, smoother skin.
Here’s a quick video that explains it much better than I can:
MitoQ Power Antioxidant Rejuvenation Serum
In addition to helping mitochondria return to optimal functioning and protecting skin cells from free radicals and oxidation, MitoQ also supports collagen and elastin production that as we know play important roles in maintaining healthy, youthful skin. Its patented technology has been clinically shown to be an effective anti-wrinkle product that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, makes skin denser and firmer, and helps fade age spots. Yes!
Not only is MitoQ Ltd. research and development-oriented, but they test the efficacy of their products via clinical trials. In fact, MitoQ reports the results of an independent study conducted at The London Dermatology Centre on men and women, age 32-48, who used MitoQ for 8 weeks. Visia Complexion Analysis was done prior to and after 8 weeks of MitoQ use. From the analyses, 69% of patients had a reduction in redness, 62% had improved skin texture and a reduction in wrinkles, and 46% of patients had a measurable reduction in dark spots. Take a look at this quick video to learn more about the clinical trials.
My Results So Far
I’ve been using MitoQ Power Antioxidant Rejuvenation Serum for a little under a month, and I love it. It gives my skin a velvety feeling (no, it doesn’t have silicone in it!) not only upon application but pretty much all the time. Since it’s Saturday and I’m being lazy, I haven’t washed my face and reapplied my skincare products since last night. Though it’s early afternoon, my face still feels as velvety and soft as it did last night after I applied. Love that! Over the three weeks of use so far, my skin feels soft, less sensitive and fragile, and definitely less dry. The folks at MitoQ say that other skin benefits like reduction in lines and wrinkles and lightened age spots begin to be seen after 6 weeks of use, so I’m eager to see those key benefits start to take place over the next few weeks!
MitoQ comes in slim, elegant plastic rectangular pump packaging to ensure freshness and ingredient efficacy. The bottle has a cool ombre effect that lets you see the tube containing the product inside. One pump of serum covers my face, and I do another half pump to apply the serum to my neck. The serum itself is pale yellow, lightweight but not runny. Here’s what one full pump looks like:
It’s amazing how far that one pump of serum goes! Plus it absorbs quickly and easily. There’s virtually no waiting time to apply my moisturizer like there can be with other liquid-y serums. I use it twice a day, morning and evening as part of my skincare ritual. MitoQ says that the serum can be used at night as both a serum and a moisturizer which could be a money-saver, but I have nighttime moisturizers that I like so I have continued with my normal regimen.
MitoQ has a hypoallergenic formula, and it is suitable for all skin types. It’s been so soothing for my dry, sensitive skin. I looked through many of the consumer reviews on the MitoQ website, and women whose skin is typically subject to breakouts reported that they had no problem with breakouts with MitoQ.
The bottle of MitoQ contains 1.7 fl. oz./50 ml, an 8-10 week supply of serum. I need so little each time that I think my bottle will last me longer than a couple of months. MitoQ Power Antioxidant Rejuvenating Serum is priced at $119 or a money-saving twin pack for $219. But MitoQ Ltd. has offered a special price for my readers: 20% off using the code FAB20!
MitoQ Ltd. also makes supplements that work from the inside out to help increase energy levels and help skin look more youthful. Used in conjunction with the Antioxidant Serum, they are said to help produce results faster. And who couldn’t use more energy?
Word is getting out about MitoQ. Check out the MitoQ mentions on TV. Then go visit the MitoQ website for more information. I’d love to hear your thoughts on MitoQ and my review, so please leave me a comment in the TapInfluence comment box below! Comments submitted may be displayed on other websites owned by the sponsoring brand.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of MitoQ. The opinions and text are all mine.
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