For around a month or so I’ve been using MitoQ at the request of the brand, a new facial moisturiser/antioxidant/anti-aging product that is soon to launch in the UK. I was hesitant to try it because I’m only 28 and I didn’t really think I needed an anti-aging product but I was convinced to try it anyway because it has more than just anti-aging ingredients to it, whenever I do remember to use it I find my rosacea calms down and my skin just looks brighter and better overall.
Here are a few blurbs from the website about the science behind MitoQ and it’s big helper, CoQ10 (also used in treating Alzheimer’s!):
Mitochondria are our cellular batteries. They are responsible for energy production in our cells and are able to divide and multiply independently of the cell providing energy where and when it is needed most. As part of this process they naturally generate high levels of damaging free radicals.
CoQ is a natural antioxidant present in our cells and mitochondria at very high levels when we are young and gradually less so as we age. CoQ plays a significant role in protecting our cells and mitochondria from internal and external free radical associated cell damage.
MitoQ is a scientific breakthrough in CoQ cellular delivery with an efficacy proven to be 1000 times that of other CoQ antioxidant based anti-aging products. MitoQ restores and enhances natural CoQ levels in the cell protecting and rejuvenating mitochondria and slowing the process of cellular damage associated with aging.
Everything they write about collagen and mitochondria are true, as we age skin loses collagen (it’s why it begins to sag!) and mitochondria are incredibly important and are increasingly susceptible to damage as we get older.
I want to add one last blurb before I talk more about it:
You can’t halt the aging process but you can choose to age optimally. MitoQ helps you be the best that you can be. You will notice changes to the feel of your skin within three days and a marked improvement between ten and thirty days. The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles reduce, blemishes fade and your skin will feel smooth.
I suffer quite severely with stress/hormonal spots around my jawbone and chin, there’s no real solution for this but there are ways to help calm them down and I definitely have my own little remedy. I use Phytarosa cold pressed oil, hyaluronic acid (in serum vitamin B5 form) and I’ve been finishing it off with MitoQ. Since I started doing this little “hormonal breakout ritual” I can honestly say there’s been an improvement in my spots. They aren’t gone but instead of being red and aggravated they are calmer and much less sore (and that’s a big relief!). I don’t know which part is helping, I’m certainly still very stressed so it’s not a dip in stress, so one of these 3 things or all of them combined is doing something to help!! I like that MitoQ is hypoallergenic and contains only a few ingredients:
Ingredient List (taken from box):
Aqua (Water), Ceteryl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Dicapryl Carbonate, Glycerin, Mitoquinol Mesylate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol
I certainly hope you made it to the end of the post because if you go the the MitoQ Facebook page they are going to give away a free bottle of MitoQ (RRP £105/$185) to the first 500 UK people because they’d like real opinions from real people on MitoQ, not just bloggers or scientists! I hope you go to their page and request a bottle!