I must admit that I went into my trial of MitoQ Skin Boosting Active Night Cream with very mixed feelings. The original MitoQ is such a fantastically effective product with essentially one key ingredient, and I feared that complicating things would not be an improvement. But I was wrong. I love this night cream, and it is very complimentary with the original MitoQ serum, which I have been using in the mornings.
After a month long MitoQ fix, my skin is very happy.
I am particularly impressed by a feeling of improved elasticity, as well as softer skin and an all round healthy glow. As noted by Jennifer B in her recent review, MitoQ Skin Boosting Active Night Cream is a really pleasant cream to use. It is moisturizing without being overly unctuous (as can be the case with some night creams, at least for my slightly slick skin) and hasn’t much of a discernible scent.
The star of the ingredients line up is, of course mitoquinol mesylate, or MitoQ, a turbo charged form of the antioxidant ubquinone that has been honed to target straight at the heart of the mitochondria. This is energy powerhouse of our cells and without mitochondria we wouldn’t be alive and, as you might guess, its activity slows down as we age.
A very good companion for MitoQ and its cell energy boosting is the peptide palmitoyl tripeptide-38 that goes by the name of Matrixyl Synthe’6. This ingredient smoothes the appearance of wrinkles and improves the skin’s ability to produce the natural collagen it needs to look young and full again.
The third key active is Hyaluronic Acid. This naturally occurring polysaccharide that keeps skin plump, hydrated and looking youthful.
With natural emollients such as avocado oil and not much to dislike, apart from sodium hydroxide, this cream is recommended for anyone looking for a highly effective anti-aging night cream that relies on cell regeneration rather than exfoliation to do its job. And, of course, it is a must for anyone who is a MitoQ fan and wants another product to up their dose of this very potent antioxidant.