Review of MVO Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin C Supplement

I haven’t posted about Marie Veronique Organics for awhile now but I’m still using their products. I may try some new products on and off but I’ll always end up reverting back to their oils, serums and moisturizers in my skincare routine. I must qualify though that some of these products were purchased, and some of them were sent by the company for review. In fact, they’ve sent me some new products to review and here’s one of them – the Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin C Supplement – which is really close to the Skin Lightening Vitamin C Supplement that I have been using since middle of last year.

Vitamin C in powder stays fresh
I was telling someone that I use a vitamin C supplement and was asked why. Well, because vitamin C in the form of L-ascorbic acid oxidizes pretty quickly in liquid and so Marie Veronique Organics solves this problem by delivering Vitamin C and other rejuvenators to the skin in powder form and in capsules. This allows us to use fresh vitamin C each time. It’s a good idea really and while it does take one additional step of emptying the capsule and mixing the suppplement with a serum, I wouldn’t say it’s inconvenient.

Product benefits
This product aims to stimulate collagen production and repair free radical damage, making the skin smoother and evening out skin tones. Like the Skin Lightening Vitamin C Supplement, this one helps reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, redness, yellowing and blotchy spots on the face associated with aging. However, it also provides extra wrinkle fighting power with powerful anti-oxidants such as SOD from melon extract and alpha lipoic acid. You are recommended to use this with one of Marie Veronique Organic’s serum but you can use it with your other serums or even a moisturizer. I use it with the Marie Veronique Organics Moisture Serum.

Product ingredients
In terms of ingredients, this product contains active ingredients of l-ascorbic acid, superoxide dismutase (SOD), alpha lipoic acid, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, n-acetyl glucosamine, niacinamide and inactive ingredient of food starch. So while it looks and feels like the Skin Lightening Vitamin C Supplement, it’s definitely not the same. In fact, now that I’ve tried it, I think this product probably suits my age and skin profile better. I don’t really have an issue with wrinkles except around my eyes but I don’t use this on the eye area. However, I’m happy to get a product that addresses two concerns and so I’ll probably stick to this one in the long run.

Texture and smell
Because this is powder, so you will get that powdery texture when you mix with your serum. It took me some time to get used to this texture but over time, I’ve learnt to just pat the mixture onto my skin and leave it as that. In terms of smell, I haven’t really sniffed at the powder for obvious reasons but with the Moisture Serum, it smells “herby” and I like it.

Product will oxidize if left unused for too long
Some of you have also ordered one of these supplements but were concerned about the color and so I thought I’ll make a mention of it here. I’ve used like three bottles of the Skin Lightening Vitamin C Supplement so far but the remnants in the last bottle oxidized because I left them unused for too long. It must have been more than three months after I started using the product and I stopped midway because I was trying a new product. As you can see, the oxidized vitamin C supplement is darker in color and it smells like cat’s pee. So if you’re using any of their vitamin C supplement, it is best you complete the course within three months.

Overall summary
Noticed I have not shown you any before or after pictures because I felt it isn’t necessary for me to justify further given that it yields about the same result as the Skin Lightening Vitamin C Supplement, which I have been using for some time already. I’ll say it evens out my skin tone and helps to improve my skin’s elasticity and I’m likely to continue using this product going forward. I’ll probably use this instead of the skin lightening one because like I said, this suits my skin profile better. Both products cost the same anyway and you can use one bottle for two months or so, depending on the frequency of your application. I use this almost every alternate day now.

Price, availability & promotional code
Marie Veronique Organics Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin C Supplement retails at US$60 for 50 capsules. You can check out details at the company’s website. And from now till September 30, they are also offering a free 1/2oz Moisturizing Face Screen, SPF 30 with any purchase. The promotion code is FreeMFS; just enter the offer code at checkout and tint preference in “Special Instructions.” I’m hoping to blog about the different tints of Moisturizing Face Screen soon as I do get some enquiries about them. I’ll do so when I receive the samples. Keep a lookout!


  1. EcoBeauty says:

    I’ve been wanting to get the skin lightening vit c supplement but unfortunately, I don’t think all the capsule-popping and mixing will suit my very hectic lifestyle. ? In fact, although I really loved the result of my own DIY Vit C serum which is more convenient (although I suppose less effective since it’s not as fresh), I haven’t mixed a new batch for about 4-5 months now. Is one capsule good for one application? Or do you split it?
    EcoBeauty last post is: Review: GoW Pomegranate Anti-Aging Gel

  2. Mai says:

    G0sh…i better start using my Skin Lightening Capsule s00n as i actually st0pped when i had my break0uts a while ag0 in case they 0xidized 0n me.

  3. Alexandra says:

    I love the Vit C supplement and I usually apply them 3 times a week. Hmm..think I better use them on alternate days to finish up within 3 months. Tried using half a capsule but doesn’t give better results than using it whole:P
    Alexandra last post is: DIY: My Neroli Body Oil

  4. sesame says:

    I used half initially too because each capsule contained more powder back then. But now that they’ve adjusted the amount, I find one capsule per application just nice.

  5. sesame says:

    Yes, better to use it maybe three times a week at least.

  6. sesame says:

    Ok, the DIY serum is a bit time consuming. I know cos I used it awhile and gave up. I find powder more convenient…you only remove the capsule, pour out the powder and mix with your serum/moisturizer. That won’t take more than 2 seconds really. Before using MVO’s supplement, I tried another one too. It was in a bottle and all I had to do was to shake out the powder. I like this method actually.

    As for each capsule, best to utilize one capsule but if you’re worried initially, try half. When your skin is okay with it, then go full dosage.

  7. Mai says:

    Will definitely d0!! In fact g0nna use it t0night. haha.
    I’m really l0ving their MFS currently. Abs0lutely delighted that finally i n0 l0nger need t0 g0 hunting f0r a suitable sunscreen <3
    I g0t a sample 0f their Everyday Sheer C0verage – i th0ught it's g00d als0 except that as the name suggest, it's very light 0n the skin. G00d f0r weekends th0ugh.

  8. Sherah says:

    Hi Sesame.

    Do u think it’s possible to remove all the capsule n pour it in a container put it in the fridge and place some silicon pack to prevent moisture n for easy usage using spatula n also save the powder…Haha…

  9. sesame says:

    Oh I thought of this but am not too sure. It should be fine if the container is airtight and not transparent. But I didn’t want to risk it…can try with a smell batch to see how it goes. Only thing is I find the capsule more convenient so just open, mix and throw.

  10. sesame says:

    Glad the MFS is working well for you! I’m going to try the Everyday Sheer Coverage soon…I tried it before under the old name…not sure if the formulation changed cos the last time I tried it, found it drying for my skin.

  11. xin says:

    this is really cool! i like the idea of capsules skincare ? convenient for traveling too when u need the extra boost! but might mistake it for normal vit C when in a hurry
    xin last post is: Fun Designs but Nay Application: Nail Foil Sticker Review

  12. sesame says:

    Yes! Can easily just pop in the mouth! LOL.

  13. fwy says:

    I take regular Vit C supplements like Redoxon capsules. I know Vit C has a whitening effect but I do not see any effect on myself although I started taking it since March this year.

  14. Swati says:

    I am liking the MVO face screen too much but Everyday sheer coverage gets absorbed too quickly for my liking making it difficult to spread evenly…btw Sesame, can you tell me if the no tint leaves any white cast???
    Swati last post is: Best Facial Treatment {Reader’s Tip}

  15. sesame says:

    This is a different vitamin C and it is for topical application, not ingesting. Anyway, those vitamin C supplements you purchase has little real vitamin C in them.

  16. sesame says:

    Yes, it does leave some amount of white cast. I’ll be posting the swatches of the tints next week so you can keep a lookout – it should give a good idea.

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