MooGoo Anti-Ageing Face Cream with Resveratrol
This is my one stop go to cream. I love it!
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
For some reason, perhaps it's their clever marketing, I believe them!
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
Currently, only vitamin C can actually treat wrinkles by influencing collagen formation through a mechanism other than antioxidation. For other products, their ability to improve wrinkles is either due to swelling or hydrating effects, or to other formulary constituents, such as retinol and vitamin C. Hence, antioxidants can prevent wrinkles, but not treat them.
For topically administered antioxidants to be effective in preventing skin aging, a couple of considerations should be made when formulating them:
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
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“VC-IP, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, is an improved form of vitamin C ester. Unlike vitamin C, (ascorbic acid) VC-IP is oil soluble, provides better skin penetration and absorption without need of especially low pH and its associated side effects. Increasing collagen and glycosaminoglycans production, VC-IP is a strong anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory active that enhances skin repair, lightening and moisturising.”3
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 antioxidant resveratrol is a compound that is found in grapes, nuts, fruits, and red wine, among others.6 Studies have shown that, when topically applied, resveratrol protects against UVB-mediated cutaneous damage and inhibits UVB-mediated oxidative stress.7-8
"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
I use this cream everyday...Morning and Evening. As I said...it is my Go To Cream Every Day!!!
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Bee Venom in skin care
I am sure that every woman over "a certain age" and even those who are still yet to see a wrinkle, are interested in what will help to delay or minimise wrinkles on the face and neck. There are many products on the market promising miraculous results. Many of these products are laden with chemicals that require a dictionary, thesaurus and translator to understand! They may very well work...however, I have my doubts.
A new-comer on the beauty market is Bee Venom.
Bee Venom has some interesting clinical research behind much of its claims. Bee Venom (BV) has been successfully used in a diverse range of conditions such as Osteoarthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Dementia, Cancer, Myopathy, Polyneuritis and asthma.
It is often advertised as the new Botox!1
Approximately 33,000 bee stings = 1 gram of Bee Venom. The bee venom collected dries on the glass. The frames with the fresh dried bee venom on them are carefully packed into a special container for transportation to the laboratory.
ARE THE BEES HURT IN THE PROCESS? ... NO
Because the bees are stinging a piece of glass their abdomen remains intact and therefore the bee remains healthy and alive.5
Research on Bee Venom
Are the Bees hurt or harmed?
Venom from bees (bee sting) has long been used to assist the human body's response to muscle and joint problems due to age, disease or injury. These and other benefits have been the subject of many clinical trials, resulting in over 1700 scientific publications in the last 75 years alone. Bee venom has multiple effects on the body: It helps improve blood circulation increases physical strength and well being, stimulates the pituitary-cortical system, reduces pain and inflammation. It's anti-oxidant effects activates the immune system, aids in recovery from sports injury, relieves pain after accidents or surgery, aids nerve damage, relieves sciatica, and boosts the body's natural ability to respond to pain.2
Research conducted in 2014, using a Randomised Double Blind study, found that Bee Venom reduced "muscle tonus" and pain in the Masseter muscle (jaw muscle/mandible). The research findings showed a reduction of "muscle tonus" was statistically relevant in the BV group and irrelevant in the placebo group." Further more, this research found that the application of 0,0005% Bee Venom ointment gave better relief in muscle tension than physiotherapy.3
Like Botox, Bee Venom relaxes muscle and is quite efficient at doing so...without the needles and discomfort!!
Double-blind describes an especially stringent way of conducting an experiment which attempts to eliminate subjective, unrecognized biases carried by an experiment's subjects (usually human) and conductors. Double-blind studies were first used in 1907 by W. H. R. Rivers and H. N. Webber in the investigation of the effects of caffeine. (See Rivers WHR and Webber HN. “The action of caffeine on the capacity for muscular work” Journal of Physiology 36: 33-47: 1907.)4.
A further study conducted in 2014 indicated that Bee Venom exerts an inhibitory effect on inflammatory skin diseases and the researchers concluded that "BV has potential for use as an anti-acne agent and may be useful in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries."5
It appears that the claims for Bee Venom are substantiated through rigorous and scholarly clinical research for over 75 years, not trials that rely on consumer surveys which are unreliable and totally subjective.
Bee Venom has undergone genuine scientific research that has used statistically significant samples and double blind placebo tests to verify their results.
Bee Pure is a New Zealand-based company with an extraordinary talent for developing, producing and marketing effective natural skin care products. Director John Triggs is a bee product expert with more than 25 years’ experience in the sector. Originally known as the ‘Bee Pollen Man’, he blazed a trail in Australasia with his ability to present superior health supplements and skin care products directly to the market. Our philosophy The Bee Pure philosophy is to make effective natural skin care with bee-sourced key ingredients produced in the manuka forests of clean, green New Zealand. Our products actually do what we say they will do. We have a long history in the field of natural health. The creation of new innovative and effective products from nature has always been our passion. The use of bee venom as an active ingredient for skin care is not just a fad, it is here to stay. With our latest bee venom skincare products we have added some other new ingredients to create an advanced ‘second generation’ range. These new ingredients work in tandem with our UMF 20+ manuka honey and purified bee venom for outstanding results. The true measure of our success is repeat purchases from happy customers who can’t bear to be without our products. The best bee-sourced ingredients Bees and the products they make are our enduring passion. We’re always looking for new opportunities to use bee magic to improve well-being and appearance. We’re also committed to keeping our products at the premium end of the spectrum, by sourcing the highest quality bee-sourced ingredients. The key ingredients in our products only come from New Zealand, and only from New Zealand’s most respected suppliers. About New Zealand New Zealand is a rare place – a first-world country with a land area larger than the United Kingdom, but a population of only 4.5 million. In terms of population density, that means just 14 people per square kilometre, compared to 330 in Japan. Comprising two main islands – the North Island and the South Island - there’s a lot of room for nature in New Zealand. More than a third of the country’s land area is contained within the boundaries of a park or forest reserve, providing our honey bees with plenty of territory for their amazing work.
You may be interested in the Bee Pure Skincare Range
Please note that if you purchase a product from Bee Pure Skincare I will receive a small renumeration...Hopefully :)
3. Aleksandra Nitecka-Buchta, Piotr Buchta, Elżbieta Tabeńska-Bosakowska, Karolina Walczyńska-Dragoń, and Stefan Baron, “Myorelaxant Effect of Bee Venom Topical Skin Application in Patients with RDC/TMD Ia and RDC/TMD Ib: A Randomized, Double Blinded Study,” BioMed Research International, vol. 2014, Article ID 296053, 9 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/296053
5. An, H., Lee, W., Kim, K., Kim, J., Lee, S., Han, S. ... Park, K. (2014). Inhibitory effects of bee venom on Propionibacterium acnes-induced inflammatory skin disease in an animal model. International Journal of Molecular Medicine, 34, 1341-1348. http://dx.doi.org/10.3892/ijmm.2014.1933
5. op.cit. http://www.happyvalley.co.nz/ingredients/bee-venom/
Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+
Trilogy Rosehip Antioxidant+
I have been a long time user of Trilogy Rosehip Oil and I believe that I will continue to use Trilogy Rosehip Oil well into my old age. During the past 12 months, I switched to Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ and am very impressed. It has a light, flowing consistency and does not sit on the top of my skin. There is minimal scent, which I like, and my skin does not look shiny and greasy. The colour is rich and golden and it simply looks healthy!
My one complaint with this product is the price. It is on the pricey side at around $30 AUD for 30ml. I know that this doesn't sound too much...but if you use Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ as much as me...then it does add up!!
Rosehip Oil, unlike many other skincare products on the market, does have some reputable studies to back up its efficacy and skin benefits.
Rosa Canina (rosehip) seed oil, Solanum lycopersicum (tomato) seed oil (and) caprylic/capric triglyceride (and) vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil (and) helianthus annuus seed oil (and) tocopherol, Lycopene, Euterpe oleracea fruit oil, Avena sativa kernel extract
In December 1988, two researchers Dr Bertha Pareja, Principal Professor, Faculty of Pharmacology and Biochemistry, University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru, and Dr. Horst Kehl, School of Pharmacology University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, conducted a two year study of rosehip oil on a statistically significant sample size of 180 patients with surgical, traumatic and burn scars, as well as to a group suffering from premature aging of the skin. Their published findings can be found in; Kehl, Horst, and Bertha Pereja."Contributions to Identification and Application of Active Components Contained in Rosa Aff." (1988)i.
The results obtained by Perega and Horst revealed that the continuous application of rosehip oil effectively attenuated scars and wrinkles, helped to halt the advancement of premature aging, and restored the natural colour and tone to the skin.1
It was first thought that the ability of rosehip oil to aid in skin regeneration was due to its high content of unsaturated essential fatty acids. These acids are important for healthy skin, especially when consumed in a healthy and balanced diet as they make up the components of cell membranes, and are precursors for prostaglandins. However, Drs. Pareja and Kehl, identified trans-retinoic acid (a precursor to tretanoin) as the component in rosehip oil that was responsible for the excellent results in this study.
In a different study, specifically researching the benefits of topical trans-retinoic acid on melanogenisis, (the production of melanin in the skin), it was found that trans-retinoic acid did not have a significant effect. "The results suggested that RA [does not have] direct inhibitory effects on melanogenesis of melanocytes", however, it was found to "[promote]... keratinocytes proliferation and acceleration of epidermal turnover".2
These results support the previous 1988 work of Drs. Parega and Kehls. and reveal that rosehip oil may assist skin cells to renew themselves via increase epidermal turnover.
In addition to Rosehip Oil, Trilogy Antioxidant+ contains two other important and powerful anti-oxidants, namely, phyosterols and lycopene.
“Phytosterols, also referred to as plant sterols, are common plant and vegetable constituents, and are therefore normal components of the human diet. They are structurally related to cholesterol, but differ from cholesterol in the structure of the side chain. Phytosterols are isolated from vegetable oils, such as soy bean oil".3
In their free or esterified form, phytosterols are added to foods for their capacity to reduce the absorption of cholesterol in the gut and thereby lower blood cholesterol levels. Soy phytosterols are widely used in the cosmetics field as active ingredients in creams and lipsticks. In addition, they deserve an important place among nutra-cosmeceuticals; in fact, after their absorption from the diet they are transferred from the plasma to the skin, playing an important role in the constitution of skin surface lipids.4
Phytosterols and their esters are well tolerated by the skin and exhibit a strong anti-inflammatory effect. In several clinical studies, phytosterols showed remarkable effects for skin health in the following areas:
Another ingredient that sets this oil apart is Lycopene. Lycopene belongs to a general group of more than 600 fat-soluble plant compounds known as carotenoids.7,8 Lycopene is classified as a carotene, which gives many fruits and vegetables their bright yellow, red, and orange colour. Aside from performing vital functions during photosynthesis, carotenes are also important free radical scavengers that protect the organism from overexposure to damaging UV-light. Lycopene's antioxidant and UV-blocking capabilities make it a valuable ingredient in the battle against aging skin.
The fat soluble nature and small molecule size of this powerful plant nutrient make it easily absorbed when applied topically in a cream or lotion. Because lycopene is especially effective in tissues with high fat content, the lipid-rich environment of the skin provides a very receptive target for its potent anti-aging benefits.
Lycopene supports your body’s natural defenses against the visible signs of UV radiation, oxidative stress, and premature aging by coordinating skin cell behaviour and improving the operation of “gap junctions,”9 which are unique channels that connect one cell to the next to facilitate communication and the passing of molecules and ions between cells.10 11
Lycopene helps to promote normal antioxidant activity and is a potent scavenger of the free radicals that contribute to skin aging.12 It helps to strengthen the skin's collagen and inhibit the activity of enzymes involved in the destruction of collagen13, ease inflammation, promote cell renewal and aid in protecting DNA from UVB exposure.14
Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ is a valuable addition to your skin-health routine.
I say skin-health as I believe that we are often too focussed on notions of beauty, rather than what is actually healthy and beneficial to our skin.
Healthy skin, no matter what your age is beautiful skin, and I will continue to use this product as I know that it is healthy and not detrimental to my skin.
If you have any comments on Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ or Rosehip oil then please open a conversation by leaving a comment.
Perhaps, like me, you simply love this product. If you do then click like!
I would like to add that this is not a sponsored review and I receive no renumeration from Trilogy.
Hello and welcome to my new page.
I aim to bring you reviews on diverse products such as: natural skincare, natural oils, soaps and other eco-friendly or not so friendly products.
I will only recommend products to you that I have used myself and believe in...or that work and have solid research behind the claims.
I want my product reviews and recommendations to be informative and coming from personal experience with the product.
I hope that you find these reviews to be helpful and aid you in your healthy skin care choices.
Hello and welcome to my product review blog about natural and eco-friendly skin care products. I live in NSW Australia and I am a mother of five, Grandmother of Five and I sponsor seven children through Compassion Australia. I love making soap, reading, teaching English, and being an Advocate for children and women living in poverty. I am also convinced that natural skincare products are important for our health and well-being.
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