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.
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.
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.
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!