Thursday, 21 July 2011

Sampling: MVO Skin Lightening Vit C Supplement and Moisture Serum

MVO Skin Lightening Vitamin C Supplement 50 capsules USD 60
MVO Moisture Serum 30ml USD 80

When I received my Marie Veronique products a couple of months back, I was pleased that they included a number of samples for me to try and here, I am going to give a short review for the remaining two samples.

Skin Lightening Vitamin C Supplements

Product Description

  • Stimulates collagen production and repairs free radical damage, making skin smoother and evening out skin tones
  • Provides extra skin lightening support with a uniquely effective form of kojic acid, a natural byproduct of sake fermentation, and dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • Reduces hyperpigmentation with licorice root, Niacinimide and n-acetyl glucosamine
  • Delivers Vitamin C and other rejuvenators to the skin in powder form, dramatically improving their effectiveness
  • Use in conjunction with any of our serums for advanced skin brightening
Ingredients:  l-ascorbic acid, kojic acid, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, n-acetyl glucosamine, niacinamide
No oil soluble Vitamin C forms that are less effective or liquids that can cause the Vitamin C to oxidize.

I have heard a lot of the potential of L-Ascorbic Acid ( Vitamin C ), which  increases the levels of collagen in the skin, prevents and repairs damage from hydroxyl free radicals. Here's what MVO have to say about L-Ascorbic Acid:

Vitamin C in its water-soluble form (l-ascorbic acid) is extremely effective as an anti-oxidant, and it also repairs past damage, lightens sun spots and stimulates collagen production. The problem with Vitamin C is that it oxidizes rapidly in liquid, becoming a prooxidant, creating free radicals rather than neutralizing them. Skin care companies have tried to resolve the l-ascorbic acid problem by replacing it with oil-soluble forms (Vitamin C-esther, ascorbyl palmitate), however studies show that these versions are much less effective than l-ascorbic acid. MVO solves this problem by delivering Vitamin C in powder form and in capsules. This allows you to dispense the exact amount you need and ensures that it's fresh each time.

I had wanted to try out DIY Vit C serum all the while, which a lot of DIYers have amazing results with it. Because L-Ascorbic Acid  is unstable and oxidises quickly, I still doubt myself on mixing this at home and I don't like wastage if the serum is not used up or if kept improperly.  However, I am glad that MVO have found another alternative to apply this, just to ensure that it is fresh each time upon use.

My Experience:

For this sample, there are only 2 capsules in the vial bottles and I have only 2 times to try if this is suitable for me. For the 1st capsule, I mixed the powder in with 1 pump of my skin lightening serum and apply the mixture after my Anti Aging Oil Plus. This supplement seemed to leave behind a slight powdery residue on your face, which I do not have an issue with it. The next morning, I like the effects of this supplement as really brightens my face and do feel that my cheeks are somewhat bouncy. I tried it the 2nd time again, a few weeks after, and this time, I mixed it with a pea size if the moisture serum. Again, I am happy with the results the day after, leaving me with clear, smooth and even tone skin.

I will definately purchase this in my next order!

Moisture Serum

Product Description
  • Nourishes skin, improving tone and texture with niacinamide, carrot seed oil, vitamin E and beta glucan
  • Brightens with uva ursi and elderberry extract
Camellia sinensis (green & white tea), Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba oil), Prunus armeniaca (apricot kernel oil), Vitus viniferi (grapeseed oil, expeller-pressed), Rubus idaeus (red raspberry seed oil), vegetable glycerin, arabinogalactin, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), kombucha extract, Sambucus nigra (elderberry) extract, dipotassium glycyrrhizate (licorice) extract, uva ursi (bearberry) extract, gum tragacanth, potassium sorbate, xantham gum, Cosmocil CQ*, Lonicera japonica (honeysuckle), niacinamide, beta glucan, Rosemary oleoresin, Cistus incanus (cistus) essential oil, Daucus carota (carrot seed) essential oil, Lavendula angustifolia (lavender) essential oil

My Experience:

I tried to pour out the contents to a pea size amount from the vial bottle and only succeeded with much forceful shaking. The serum is not runny but in mid consistency and it smells fresh and nice. I use this before the oil and upon application, it tends to be sticky on your face. I do not have an issue with this because the effect is almost the same as applying my hyaluronic acid serum. With this, I just need to use a pump of my Anti Aging Oil ( without adding my Rosehip oil ) and followed by my skin lightening serum. This moisture serum does leave your skin hydrated throughout the night and giving you a bright and plump skin the day after.

I tried this again some weeks after and this time, I mixed in my skin lightening vitamin C supplement and again, not only it leaves my skin hydrated, it evens out my skin tone and gives me bouncy cheeks.

I will consider to purchase this in full bottle in replacement to my skin lightening serum because the latter cost too much for me. I like it when I mix this with the skin lightening vitamin C and I would personally use this probably 3 times a week.

This item was purchased by me for my personal purposes. This review is based on my honest and personal experience with this product and is not influenced by any parties.


  1. This is amazing, I didn't know MVO has this.

  2. Their products are quite superior actually and yes, I'm in love with the topical Vit C supplement! In fact, they have improved their formula recently with eliminating the residue which I experienced. Personally, I think the Vit C is a good investment, better than the skin lightening serum which cost a bomb.


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