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It can be hard to put your best face forward when you suffer from blemishes, wrinkles, Acne, Rosacea, dry skin, or bags under your eyes. MiSMo can help with a range of skin problems and was designed to be strongly effective whilst remaining gentle to sensitive and damaged skin. Learn how to help overcome these and other skin problems with the right skincare routine and simple lifestyle adjustments using the wealth of information below.

What Hyaluronic Acid can do for you

Aging is difficult to accept, but the good news is that science is always trying to stay one step ahead, constantly testing and trying new ingredients to help slow down the ageing process. A tried and tested ingredient that continues to prove itself as a superior ingredient when it comes to anti-aging is naturally occurring Hyaluronic Acid.

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What is acne?

​In broad terms Acne and pimples occur when a pore is blocked and bacteria invades the area. Sebaceous glands excrete excessive sebum (oil) which then mixes with dead skin cells. This mix blocks pores and a pimple or blind pimple develops. When bacteria enters the scene, maybe from a finger, pus forms.

The teens and young 20’s are the most common ages for acne to occur. At that stage testosterone levels are very high and this contributes to...

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What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic Acid is a plant derived gel that re-hydrates the skin. Also known as Sodium Hyaluronate, Hyaluronon or HA. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000 times its own weight which is why it plumps the skin so well. Hyaluronic acid is known as the king of the hydrators. It is found naturally in the body in...

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What is Magnesium Chloride?

Magnesium Chloride consists of magnesium bound to chloride, produced through the evaporation of saline sea water. After removal of the sodium chloride, the bittern (also known as 'Nigari') remains. This bittern consists mainly of magnesium chloride which contains the ions of both magnesium and chloride, both are required to stimulate digestive enzymes and produce hydrochloric acid in the stomach to absorb the nutrients we eat. Without normal amounts of hydrochloric acid present in the stomach, foods are not...

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What is Rosacea?

Rosacea also known as Acne Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin problem characterized by redness and/or surface veins on the cheeks, nose and chin. It can be controlled but not cured.

Rosacea is not well understood and characteristically affects people with pale skins, blue or blue/green eyes and generally starts in middle age. For some reason it is affecting more young people now than ever before. People with darker skins also get rosacea, but the signs are less florid. Small papules (or lumps) which may...

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What is the difference between Rejuvenating Gel and ACE Vitamin C Serum?

We are often asked at MiSMo what the difference is between the two treatment serums we stock. Here it is in a nutshell;

They are both serums which means they are concentrated, active anti-ageing products. Rejuvenating Gel is "water based" and contains no oil. A-C-E Vitamin C Serum is an oil and contains no water.

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What makes a good Vitamin C Serum?

Vitamin C has been scientifically proven to significantly help ageing skin. A lesser know fact is the combination of Vitamins A and E with Vitamin C is the key to the best serum available. The synergy generated when vitamins A, C & E are combined is the bench mark when it comes to fighting the signs of aging. MiSMo has used science with a little help from nature to create its A-C-E Vitamin Serum.

Vitamin A – Known as the skin vitamin, Retinyl Palmitate is a safe form of vitamin A and works on the cellular turn over. In younger skin, cells turnover around every 28 days. As we age this slows down and...

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What Rosacea suffers should avoid

Rosacea is a difficult condition but not the worst affliction and it can be controlled. Bear in mind a multi pronged approach is best. No one ingredient is going to achieve the best outcome and this is why people have such success with MiSMo routines. We attack on several fronts. Read on to find out what to avoid...

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Why Choose Mineral Powder Foundation?

The beauty of Mineral Powder foundation is that it suits all ages, all skin types and is especially ideal for teenage girls. Mineral Powder foundation won’t clog pores, which is perfect for any teenage skins that have the potential to break out. But it will also provide great coverage helping to hide any small breakouts and inflamed skins.

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Why the kind of Vitamin C matters

The type of Vitamin C used in serums and creams is extremely important. An oil form of Vitamin C called "ascorbyl tetra-isoplaminate" (or VCIP is a shortened name in the industry) is more effective than other forms of Vitamin C and has proved to keep its potency for 12-18 months.

MiSMo uses this vitamin C that’s in an “oil state” compared to vitamin C that is “water soluble”. Ascorbic acid is a "water state form" of Vitamin C found in tablet and powder form. This type of vitamin C is very volatile and oxidises causing...

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