Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mystelic Nature's Best Vitamin C Serum: A Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Vitamin C is something we all need to maintain a healthy and youthful appearance. I try to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, and drink as much water as possible for hydration. I have especially been fond of eating mandarin oranges/clementines/tangerines lately. I am not sure if this is a particular craving I have been having with this pregnancy, or if it is just because I recently discovered I liked them and now I eat 3 a day! I used to eat oranges, but only about 1 orange every month or so. Oranges are messy in my opinion and harder to peel. Also, oranges are more acidic than mandarins. Now don't get me wrong, I do not hate oranges. I drink orange juice almost every morning for breakfast. (I am a bit particular and choosy on which brand of OJ that I consume as I do not like juice from concentrate, nor do I like my juice strong in acidity. I also like my juice with lots of pulp!)

Citrus fruits contain phytochemicals that may help lower risk of heart disease and cancer. These fruits are also a good source of essential nutrients, including fiber, folate, potassium and vitamin C. Oranges contain more vitamin C by volume than tangerines--makes sense due to how small mandarins/tangerines are. I have been eating about 2-3 mandarins each day as a yummy and healthy dose of vitamin c. They contains calcium, magnesium and potassium.

Vitamin C has been established as a potent antioxidant, it strips free radicals of their harmful toxicity. This helps to prevent damage to healthy cells. According to Livestrong.com, "most women need about 75 milligrams of vitamin C per day, while most men need about 90 grams. People who smoke, as well as those exposed to secondhand smoke, need about 35 milligrams more per day than those who are not exposed to cigarettes." I have never tried smoking, and never will. Smoking causes wrinkles, decreases vitamin c levels in the body, and speeds up the signs of aging. Exposure to secondhand smoke also decreases vitamin C levels. It makes sense that smoking would cause decreases in vitamin c, because lack of vitamin c causes loss of elasticity and tightness in skin, and causes wrinkling due to lack of collagen production. Aging skin naturally loses this important nutrient over time. Pollution, and over exposure of harmful UV sun rays are also causes of skin damage. It is important to always wear sun protection when you are going to be outside for prolonged periods of time.

Vitamin C helps your skin repair itself. Skin will become rough and dry if it is not treated with care and given proper nutrients. Vitamin C through food consumption is beneficial to your health, but for prevention of wrinkles and anti-aging processes on skin and face, topical vitamin C is best. According to Dr. Oz and other health and skincare professionals, applying vitamin C to the skin can be 20 times more effective than taking it orally.

I had the opportunity to try out a topical Vitamin C serum from the Mystelic Company. I was sent a sample bottle free of charge to test out. The bottle arrived in a timely manor and was packaged/padded appropriately. It is always vital that all essential oils, serums,
antioxidants, etc. to be stored in a dark, glass container as they are vulnerable to rapid deterioration in the presence of air and light. The Mystlic serum is housed in a dark amber colored glass bottle and comes with a dropper for easy of use.

I have currently been testing this out for 2 weeks. I do not have wrinkles, however, I do have some darkening under my eyes and some slight loss of tightness around my eyelids. I do not see any abrupt changes or improvements to these areas yet, however, my skin does appear brighter and has a nice even tone. I currently use this twice a day, applied over my entire face, neck, and decollete area with no problems. I use about 1 drop for each side of my face, a drop on my forehead, and a drop on my neck and in between my decollete area. I probably use much more than I need, however, the product feels so refreshing when applied, and the benefits are great, so I use this amount.

It is recommended to begin use at only one time per day as excessive use of topical vitamin C can cause some mild dryness or flaking in some individuals. I have not had any problem with excessive dry areas, however, to amend overly dry skin, apply a light moisturizer or facial oil about 5 minutes after applying the serum. Jojoba oil is a nice oil to use.

The Mystelic Vitamin C serum is a light non-greasy formula, and applies similar to a pure aloe vera gel. Manufactured in the U.S.A, it is a natural serum with top quality ingredients. This company stands behind their products, they offer a no questions asked product guarantee, "If within 45 days, you're not 100% happy with results, just let us know and we'll refund 100% or your purchase price."

This is a list of the ingredients. Deionized Aqua, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (Botanical Hyaluronic Acid), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Carbomer, Arginine, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Organic Aloe Barbardensis Leaf, Organic Centella Asiatica, Organic Equisetum Arvense, Organic Pelagonium Gravoleons, Organic Taraxacum O cinale

The product states it is beneficial in assisting with:

Pre-Mature Aging, Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Sun Damaged Skin, Loss Of Elasticity, Firmness & Skin That Need Revitalization. Excellent For Any Skin Types.

I will continue using Vitamin C serum as I feel it is beneficial for happy, healthy, glowing complexion and skin tone.

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  1. I appreciate that you listed the list of ingredients in the product.

    1. Lise, Thank you for your comment. I try to always list the ingredients, when I can. This is a nice serum for those looking for a Vitamin C serum for face and decolletage. Please see my other Vitamin C serum reviews on this blog as I have several. Keep a lookout for upcoming giveaways of products I will be reviewing in the next few weeks. Sorry I am just now responding back to you, I had my little boy 2 days after you commented. Hope to see you again here. :)