Welcome skin care fanatics! My first product review for 2013 is the newly released healthy-ageing MitoQ skin care cream. I have been trialing this for over a month now, so it’s time to get down to review-business. 😉
MitoQ is available for $185USD for 50ml/1.7FL. OZ from their website MitoQ.com now, or from net-a-porter.com coming in late Feb/May 2013.
What is MitoQ in their words?
“MitoQ is a scientific breakthrough in cellular CoQ delivery technology. MitoQ protects the skin from free radical damage induced by the aging process or accelerated by exposure to sunlight. MitoQ accelerates skin rejuvenation creating a radiant outward skin appearance. MitoQ topical cream moisturizes, lightens and brightens skin.
MitoQ has been designed to accumulate in mitochondria making it the most effective biological antioxidant ever. MitoQ is 1000 times more potent at delivering CoQ to the mitochondria than formulations utilised extensively in the world’s best selling anti-aging products.”
Now, anybody who knows me would know, I am a bit of a science nerd. So I was incredibly intrigued by the claims that MitoQ is a scientific breakthrough. I won’t go through all of the scientific information provided on the MitoQ website (this would quickly turn into a 10,000 word essay!), but if what they are saying is scientifically proven to be effective as a skin care product, this is something worth watching.
The formula is a light creamy texture, with a yellow tint. It applies clear of course, and the closest comparison I have is it reminds me of Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion.
It absorbs quickly to a smooth, non-shiny finish. The pump is very easy to use and dispenses the perfect amount of product every time. A little can go a long way and it mixes well with my other skin care products.
There is a hint of smell, but barely enough for me to even notice when applied.
If you’re a fan of nicely packaged skin care you would appreciate the bold, shiny bottle. It is plastic packaging, and stands quite tall. On a side note, the colours remind me so much of my Burberry Nova Chester bag with its black/beige tint.
Aqua (water) Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Dicapryl Carbondate Glycerin, Mitoquinol Mesylate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol.
The Final Verdict:
On first impression it was a nicely formulated product that worked well with my usual skin care and sunscreens. That was very important to me. As far as immediate results, I didn’t notice any miraculous anti-ageing, but I really liked how it smoothed the skin around my eyes. Age is definitely catching up with me and this provided a beautiful smooth base, something my regular eye cream hasn’t been able to do.
For the first week or two I didn’t see much change, but as time went on I was impressed with the plumping effect it had on my skin. I am incredibly happy with the refining of the skin around my eyes and my face. Around the four week mark I noticed my skin looked renewed and more fresh.
It’s tough to say whether I would include it in my regular skin care routine because of the price. I’m a mummy on a budget after all. But cost aside, I wouldn’t hesitate to make it a part of my daily skin care judging from the results I have had so far.
If the science behind MitoQ really is more than just genius marketing, I would say without a doubt, this is skin care you want to get your hands on. The future of skin care is bright with all the amazing scientific discoveries, and this may be just what we are looking for.
MitoQ is offering Australian readers a chance to be one of 500 participants to take part in a free product trial. Those selected will recieve a full-sized bottle of MitoQ, at no cost of course! All you have to do is:
- Like MitoQ on Facebook
- Send MitoQ a message via Facebook that you would like to participate in their trial, they will let you know what to do from there
- Provide feedback to MitoQ on your experiences using their product
Places in the trial are limited to Australian residents only, and to the first 500 to get in touch with MitoQ. Feel free to share a link of this post for information for others who might be interested, good luck!
Disclosure: This post contains products sent to me for consideration. This is not a sponsored or affiliated post. All views and opinions are my own.