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Should I be using Vitamin C serum on my face? 

There is only one answer: YES!! 

...but it has to be the right mix..AND PRICE..LIKE $69.00


Vitamin C

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 ACE 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 by late 40's and older cell turnover can be up to 60 days. Slow cell turnover can result in many layers of dead skin cells making the complexion look dull. Vitamin A will accelerate the shedding of dead skin cells returning that youthful look.

Vitamin C – This vitamin is an anti-oxidant so its job is to repair and encourage new, even cell growth. Vitamin C is also a melanin inhibitor. Over production of melanin shows up in the form of brown patches and freckles. Vitamin C encourages a more refined and even skin look, it reduces the appearance of pigmentation and smooths the feel of the skin.

Vitamin E – The topical benefits of vitamin E are that it offers protection to the fat layer in the cell structure. This results in keeping moisture in the skin. If you take the moisture away from the skin, the skin becomes dry and wrinkled. 

MiSMo firmly believe Vitamin C is a necessity when it comes to anti-ageing so incorporate it into two anti-ageing products, ACE Serum and Anti-Wrinkle cream. These two products are part  of the Anti-Ageing trio and quad packs. Vitamin C is an important nutrient which is a vital component in the body’s production of collagen. These building blocks keep the skin plump and young looking.

Vitamin C is also a potent antioxidant that can help rejuvenate aged skin and skin that has become photo-damaged due to over exposure of ultra violet rays. Over time this exposure causes deep set wrinkles, fine lines, brown marks due to the over production of melanin and loss of collagen and elastin. Think of collagen as the frame that holds up the elastin – the bounce in our skin.

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), has proved to keep its potency for 12-18 months. Oil has the ability to penetrate the outer layers of the skin


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 the vitamin C to change from an antioxidant which is great for the skin into a free radical toxin. Water soluble Vitamin C can also cause skin to become very sensitive inducing flaking and redness.

Choosing an oil form of vitamin C ensures that the vitamin C can do its job for 12 – 18 months without oxidising or "going off".

Mismo also uses vitamin C in Anti-Wrinkle cream, this cream contains the perfect synergy of A, C and E and has been coupled with hyaluronic acid another very important ingredient in skin care. Hyaluronic acid acts to plump up the skin from underneath acting like a cushion, helping to eliminate fine lines and even out deeper ones and also helps in preventing them in the first place. Hyaluronic acid has been promoted as a "fountain of youth” product.

So what do you get when you apply vitamin C to the skin? Younger looking skin that is for sure.

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