MooGoo Anti-Ageing Face Cream with Resveratrol
I love the texture and the fact that it contains no fragrance. I don't like wearing any moisturiser that contains fragrance. I am impressed with the list of ingredients and the healthy nature and image of the product. MooGoo Skincare state that:
“Every product we have was made for our own use or for friends or family. We add the full concentration of ingredients we know are needed to help the skin or the scalp. MooGoo does not use gimmick ingredients and marketing, or cheap filling ingredients.”1
However, by stating that they add the full concentration of ingredients invites investigation. Is the full concentration of ingredients determined by the marketers, producers of the ingredients, MooGoo, or well conducted Scientific Research?
MooGoo states that, “the star anti-oxidants for this cream are Resveratrol and Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, both included at the maximum suggested percentage by the supplier. Each are some of the most effective and expensive anti-ageing actives available. It is especially effective at preventing and reversing sun damage and results should be seen over the course of a month.” 2
My one reservation with MooGoo's Anti-aging Cream is that it does not state the full concentration of Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate VC-IP ( an Oil Soluble Vitamin C derivative).
As a dedicated user of this product, I would like to know what percentage of Vitamin C is actually used and if it is at a statistically significant concentration.
MooGoo is forthcoming with the ingredient Resveratrol, “We use the highest quality micronised Resveratrol of 1um size for best absorption and almost 100% purity...we have probably a higher concentration of Resveratrol than any other cream.”
Anti-ageing Ingredients in Skin Care
For topically administered antioxidants to be effective in preventing skin aging, a couple of considerations should be made when formulating them:
- Product stabilization is crucial. Because antioxidants are very unstable, they may become oxidized and inactive before reaching the target.
- They must be properly absorbed into the skin, reach their target tissue in the active form, and remain there long enough to exert the desired effects.3
After 6 months of failures, MooGoo developed a unique system of ensuring that the concentration of Resveratrol needed stayed stable in the cream. The difficulty of this ingredient is that in good concentrations it tends to make creams unstable.
Rather than reduce the concentration, MooGoo changed the way they incorporated it within the cream so that they have probably a higher concentration of Resveratrol than any other cream. http://moogoo.com.au/anti-ageing-cream.html
MooGoo's Anti-Ageing Cream uses both these two powerful antioxidants to create a cream that should improve the appearance and health of your skin by reducing wrinkle depth (if the Vit C is at an effective concentration) and increasing the health of your skin with powerful and proven antioxidants.
Oil Soluble Vitamin C- The Research
Oil Soluble Vitamin C-Tetraisopalmitate VC-IP
Research on Tetraisopalmitate VC-IP (Vitamin C) is quite impressive at concentrations of 3%. A clinical study by Ochiai Y, Kaburagi S, Obayashi K, Ujiie N, Hashimoto S, Okano Y, Masaki H, Ichihashi M, Sakurai H., found that a topical application of VC-IP at 3% suppressed pigmentation after UVB irradiation. “These results demonstrate that VC-IP is a precursor of Vitamin C, and effectively suppresses UVB-induced skin pigmentation, possibly through its anti-oxidative activity."4
In a Double-blind Study conducted by Fitzpatrick, R.E and Rostan E.F, a topical Vitamin C preparation was made using Tetraisopalmitate VC-IP at 7% and 10% ascorbic acid, and applied to one side of the face for a period of 12 weeks. Prior to the study, “Clincial evaluation of wrinkling, pigmentation, inflammation, and hydration was performed...and at weeks 4, 8, and 12, when two mm punch biopsies of the lateral cheeks were performed at 12 weeks. It was found that, “a statistically significant improvement of the vitamin C-treated side was seen in the decreased photoaging scores of the cheeks.”5
"The effect of resveratrol on human skin and photoaging remains to be examined. However, it is included in a few products that claim to have antiaging benefit"9 due to it's possible benefits. Recent studies have revealed that the action of Resveratrol on the skin may reduce the risks of skin cancer, and "may be an important additive to skin products"10
MooGoo includes Resveratrol from Knotweed in their Anti-aging Cream, and they actively encourage you to research the benefits of Resveratrol for yourself so that you may make an informed decision.11
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