MSM or Methyl Sulfonyl Methane is a source of bio-available organic Sulphur, which is present in every cell of the body. MSM has proved to be a great skin softener which helps prevent cross linking of skin, a cause of wrinkles and lines. Studies have shown it penetrates the layers of the dermis and helps improve production of collagen and keratin. MSM is primarily used as a health supplement for helping with pain control.
MSM comes in crystalline powder form. It was during trials in the USA by Dr Stanley Jacob at his pain clinic, that many patients noticed how much softer their skin had become and any lines were much less noticeable. Cosmetic companies in the USA and UK began to manufacture creams and gels containing MSM with great success.
MSM has no relationship to the drug Sulphur or sulphites or sulphates. It is non toxic.
Also known as Sodium Hyaluronate, Hyaluronic Acid is the king of hydrators. Hyaluronic Acid is not an acid but a plant derived carbohydrate capable of holding up to 1000 times its own weight in water.
Hyaluronic Acid is also produced naturally by the body. It provides continuous moisture to the skin. This plumpness and high moisture level is very evident in babies and young children. With age, the ability of the skin to produce Hyaluronic Acid decreases leaving the skin wrinkled and sagging. Hyaluronic Acid is found throughout the body in bones, cartilage, joints, eyes, lips, gums and skin. By using it topically in a serum much of the moisture loss can be replenished, revitalizing ageing skin. To be effective, the correct form of Hyaluronic Acid and sufficient quantity needs to be used. These issues have been addressed by MiSMo, with our fantastic Rejuvenating Gel, producing a superior serum.
Matrixyl 3000 contains the bio peptides Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide 3, derived from amino acids. They act as signal messengers to encourage skin tissue to restore itself to a more youthful strength while promoting deep tissue repair. Collagen and elastin production is accelerated. Skin tone and elasticity are significantly improved. Matrixyl 3000® was designed to promote collagen production while strengthening the essential structure of skin tissue.
Matrixyl 3000® reduced the surface area occupied by deep wrinkles 44.9% on average in clinical tests conducted by the manufacturer, Sederma. This double peptide complex provides a stronger anti-aging effect on the appearance of skin as it stimulates natural Hyaluronic Acid for greater moisture retention which keeps skin's cellular matrix plumped, normalized and smoothed. In combination with the breakthrough transdermal technology delivery system Matrixyl 3000® helps to minimize the appearance of expression lines such as crow's feet and creases under the eyes. Due to peptide stimulation of increased cell turnover, skin appears softer and firmer.
To see the effects of Matrixyl 3000® have a look at the before and after images on our Rejuvenating Gel page.
Albumen is a protein derived from egg whites. It stimulates blood supply and provides “lift and firming” to the skin when used regularly, as with the MiSMo Firming Mask.
Organic Aloe Vera (sourced from Queensland) helps to soothe and moisturise the skin. Aloe Vera is known to contain over 200 identified nutrients including Vitamins A, B12, C and E, plus 20 amino acids. These treasures from nature assist in a more rapid cell regeneration process, resulting in smoother, younger looking skin. Aloe Vera has been used for centuries and is now more popular than ever. It has natural healing, softening and calming abilities. MiSMo Cell Soother combines Aloe Vera with MSM to provide an effective, multi-purpose gel to soothe everything from insect bites to Rosacea.
Apricot Kernel oil contains 30% unsaturated essential fatty acids, which is similar in weight to human sebum. It is very nourishing to the skin and excellent for use around the eyes and neck.
Chamomile remedies skin complaints, including irritations. It has calming, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
Commonly used to promote lather in soaps and gels, Coconut oil is a wonderful emollient and has cooling properties. It features in our light yet rich moisturiser, MiSMo Nourishing Cream.
Cocoa butter is high in Vitamin E and helps to soften and lubricate the skin. It also seals in moisture and improves skin elasticity.
Extracted from the castor plant, Castor oil is rich in Ricinoleic Acid (87%), a fatty acid with an unusual molecular structure. Castor oil is soothing and non-irritating. Called “palma Christi” (hand of Christ) in ancient times for its healing abilities, it is often used in soap making and is a good pore cleanser.
A food grade vegetable oil that is water soluble, Glycerine is a humectant that helps the skin retain moisture. It has water binding capabilities that allow it to draw and absorb water from the air.
Green Tea contains Anti-oxidants which calm and soothe.
Jojoba oil is technically not an oil, but a liquid wax often called liquid gold. First used in 1701, Native Americans used Jojoba to treat all manner of skin and scalp problems. Jojoba has superb moisturising and lubricating properties and is the closest oil to human sebum.
Lecithin is an excellent humectant, softening agent and emollient. The phospholipids present in Lecithin are able to attract water from the air and in doing so increase hydration in the skin. It penetrates the skin deeply helping to absorb nutrients.
Limeflowers are calming for skin. They are a rich source of bio-flavenoids and farnesol, elements required to maintain youthful texture and resilience.
Our oil is extracted from the highest quality grade Australian Macadamias. Macadamia Nut oil is an excellent treatment and conditioner, especially for dry skin. Very high in Palmitic acids and high in Oleic acid, this special oil has deep skin penetrating properties. Also contains Magnesium, Thiamin and Vitamin E.
Has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Spearmint extract revives dull, lacklustre skin and increases vigour and activity for skin balance.
Shea butter comes from the Karite tree, grown in Africa. It is extremely therapeutic, helping to heal cracked, aged and damaged skin. It contains Vitamins A and E and is highly beneficial for the skin. Shea butter is renowned for its skin softening and moisture retaining ability.
A rich emollient oil high in Oleic acid and EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids) Sweet Almond oil is easily absorbed by the skin.
Studies have shown the less ingredients a cream contains the less chance there is of irritation causing inflammation. Very often artificial colouring and fragrances cause reactions. This is also true for many people in the case of parabens, propylene glycol, mineral oils and sodium lauryl sulphate or sodium laureth sulphate.
MiSMo does not include sun screen in its products because our creams are designed for penetration and absorbsion deep in the skin layers. Sun screens do their job on the surface. Always use sunscreen when outdoors (making sure you apply it after your MiSMo creams) and avoid a wrinkle.
MiSMo uses pure natural nut or vegetable oils, botanicals, essential oils and MSM for maximum benefits without irritation. Grapefruit seed extract is the natural preservative used in our products.