Mesoestetic was one of those skincare brands I became familiar with the moment I decided to go into the medical field of Dermatology. Their chemical peels are some of the best in my opinion. When I found out they were releasing an antioxidant serum rivaling Skinceuticals’ very own CE Ferulic, I jumped at the chance to test it out immediately. And today’s post is all about my thoughts with this product.
Anti-ageing concentrated treatment that prevents and works against oxidative cell damage. It protect fibroblasts and improves collagen fibre synthesis.
Biological shield against oxidation produced by UVB, UVA, IR, and VISIBLE LIGHT (HEV). Protects the natural antioxidant system and barrier function of the skin. Prevents photo and chrono-ageing.
The AOX Ferulic comes in a brown dropper bottle containing 30 ml/ 1.01 fl. oz. of light yellow, clear fluid. It doesn’t have a strong scent in my opinion’ although it resembles that of something metallic.The consistency of this serum is somewhere in between the watery Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop, wherein it gets absorbed by the skin immediately that I use about 6 drops for my face and my neck, and the Purito Galacto Niacin 97 Power Essence, where it would leave a slight oily film on the skin upon absorption. I hope you understand my very vague description.
I apply this mostly before bedtime but it can be applied during your morning routines as well. I never thought of refrigerating it because I know this contains a more stable form of vitamin C. To clarify, I reached out to Mesoestetic and they confirmed that there’s no need to take that extra step. Even if that is the case, the bottle still needs to be kept away from extreme heat and sunlight to prevent it from oxidizing too quickly.
Here are the notable ingredients of this antioxidant serum:
- Ferulic Acid 0.5%: Antioxidant action with specific protection of fibroblasts against UVA solar radiation.
- Ascorbic Acid 15%: the purest form of vitamin C increases collagen synthesis
- Protech-Cell Complex 1.5%: Exclusive complex made of vitamin E + synthetic active ingredients. Advanced antioxidant protection: double antioxidant cascade. Specific protection against infrared radiation (IR) and visible light (HEV).
I incorporated this serum to my routine on the last week of July. By my 2nd week of use, I noticed a lot of bumps appearing on my right cheek and jawline. I didn’t want to blame what was happening on the serum because chances are, they were due to hormones. So I stopped for about a week or so and when the bumps cleared, I resumed my use of it.
To be honest, I wasn’t too sure what to expect from this kind of serum. I mean, Skinceuticals gets a lot of raves and I never fully understood the reason. Being a newer product, Mesoestetic’s wouldn’t have a lot of reviews yet and so I couldn’t really rely on customers’ experiences. During the first few weeks, I thought nothing was happening but I did notice something different about my face one day. No, I’m not talking bullsh*t, I really did see a change. It’s like one day I wasn’t too impressed with it and then suddenly, after a couple weeks later, I find myself looking in the mirror thinking, “Hey, don’t I look a little bit glowy today.” My skintone looks more even too.
I have not experienced any stinging or other untoward reactions even up to the present while using this. A reason could be because I’ve used other vitamin C serums before with a higher concentration. Despite the glow, I didn’t notice any of the hyperpigmented acne marks on my face to lighten up as quickly as it did with the other serums. They did eventually but it took a while.
To end this review, I’d conclude that this is a pretty okay antioxidant serum. The glow it gave me is really nice, but at the moment I’m not sure whether I would repurchase it or not. I might notice more improvements on my skin in the long term or I might not. Either way, I’d wait until I’ve finished the bottle for my final decision.
Has anyone else tried the AOX Ferulic from Mesoestetic? Tell me what you think of it please!
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