Cosmeceutical Skin Firming Serums - Rejuvenating Serum

Cosmeceutical Serums are a vital addition to a good skincare routine. Serums are not just for mature skins; young people should also take advantage of their beneficial properties. Perfect for all skins they deliver nutrients deep into the epidermis targeting healthy cellular growth. This page will explain the many benefits of using quality cosmeceutical skin serums

What are facial serums?

Serums are generally water-based products, making them a lighter product than creams. Since serums are made up of smaller molecules, that can penetrate deeply into your skin to deliver its active ingredients directly where they are needed, they are absorbed into the skin more quickly and effectively than creams.

You would generally apply your chosen serum(s) to your skin after cleansing but before you use a moisturiser.

The Cost Of Cosmeceutical Serums

Quality cosmeceutical serums are generally on the more expensive side but due to the high concentration of active ingredients, you do not need to use much of the skin rejuvenating serums each time to see positive benefits.

Mx Skincare: Cosmeceutical Serums +

These serums are the superstars of the Mx Skincare range

Mx Cosmeceutical Serums + are not just any serum. Years of development has produced a curated boutique collection of key essential serums with every ingredient supported by cutting edge science.

Mx Cosmeceutical Serums + contain ultra-concentrated active ingredients in high levels. Potent amounts of anti-ageing and anti-oxidant ingredients; Vitamin A, Vitamin B3, Vitamin C and Peptides, all work in synergy to obtain the very best results possible. These are blended into micro emulsions, so they penetrate the skin easily and at a deeper cellular level, leaving it radiant and youthful over time.

Formulated as a gel or a lightweight silky lotion Mx Skincare Serums will easily and quickly absorb into the skin, rather than sitting on it and blocking the pores.

One serum can be layered with another. The skin’s needs vary from summer to winter. Mx Cosmeceutical Serums + are light enough to layer several types, there is an option for every skin concern - wrinkles, pigmentation and dullness.

If you are going to layer the serums it is best to use the thinnest one first and if possible, wait around 2 to 5 minutes between applying the next layer. Apply the serum(s) and then apply Mx Cosmeceutical Moisture + which will seal in the serum(s).

Mx Cosmeceutical Serum + ensures an investment in a skincare product that actually works.

Do facial serums work as a moisturiser?

A facial firming serum will usually contain ingredients that help to retain skin moisture such as ceramides and hyaluronic acid, but they are not skin moisturisers in a traditional sense. A moisturiser usually creates a barrier on the top of the skin to seal in the serum’s active ingredients which are more readily absorbed.

How do cosmeceutical face firming serums compare to cosmeceutical facial oils?

Face firming serums tend to be created with water soluble actives in a water base while facial oil is generally composed of a single oil or combinations of oil & oil soluble actives, which can make face oil feel heavier than a serum. You can use both a face oil and a cosmeceutical firming serum together in your skin care routine or blend a drop into your foundation.  Mx Cosmeceutical Facial Oil + is formulated to be light, non-greasy and easily absorbed.

Are Serums right for my skin?

High quality Cosmeceutical facial serums are a vital addition to any skincare regime and can also effectively target specific concerns at a deeper cellular level.

Why Mx Skincare – The most effective Cosmeceutical Skin Serums

Mx Skincare: Cosmeceutical Serum Vitamin B3 +

Targets: Fine lines, wrinkles, ageing skin, redness, blotchiness, sensitivity, pigmentation

Vitamin B3 applied topically has many skin benefits. Increasing the skins energy levels, it is well tolerated and is also excellent for sensitive skin.

Melanin is a naturally occurring substance in the body, responsible for both the skins colour and the absorption of UV rays. Too much melanin can result in age spots, hyperpigmentation and freckles. Niacinamide is a derivative of Vitamin B3 that suppresses melanin from reaching the surface of the skin, protecting the skin from further UV damage.

Playing a fundamental role in skin health Niacinamide reduces the appearance of dark spots and pigmentation, evens out skin tone, helps skin cell renewal and stimulates the production of skin barrier proteins. It also reduces the skins’ inflammatory response. Mx Cosmeceutical Serum Vitamin B3 + has been formulated specifically to contain the correct percentage of Vitamin B3 and importantly the delivery system to allow it to penetrate the skin. The skin will only absorb what it can.

Vitamin B3 increases the production of ceramides, an essential component of the skin’s lipid barrier keeping the skin strong and preventing Trans Epidermal Water Loss [TEWL]. With an improved skin barrier, the skins natural ability to protect external aggressors becomes very much improved. The lipid barrier helps skin retain moisture, keeps it hydrated for longer and will protect it from harsh environmental agents.

Mx Cosmeceutical Renewal Serum Vitamin B3 + has the added boost of Peptides added to the formulation. Peptides are a short chain of amino acids, that are able to penetrate the top layer of the skin and send signals to the cells to enable them to function correctly boosting collagen production. Matrixyl 3000 (Peptide) works by replicating the collagen breakdown, stimulating the skin to replenish lost collagen. When infused into anti-ageing skin care products, Matrixyl 3000 works to help skin regain its elasticity, become stronger and look more youthful.

Over time, daily application of Mx Cosmeceutical Serum Vitamin B3 + sees visible improvements in the skin, better synthesis and formation of collagen and elastin, together with educed redness, blotchiness and sensitivity caused by exposure to the environment due to a poorly functioning barrier.


Apply on a cleansed face, neck and décolletage morning and evening or anytime during the day when necessary. Morning is an excellent time to apply Vitamin B3 Serum before you go out into the environment with its aggressors.


Aqua, Niacinamide, Betaine, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Citric Acid, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7.

Follow with Mx Cosmeceutical Moisture + and usual sunscreen in the morning.

Mx Skincare: Cosmeceutical Serum Vitamin C +

Targets : Wrinkles,  pigmentation,  skin tone, UV protection

Mx Cosmeceutical Serum Vitamin C + is a powerful antioxidant. Cutting edge skin care is all about delivery. Active ingredients need to penetrate the multiple layers of the skin and arrive in sufficient quantities at a cellular level to achieve a noticeable result. Stable in air and water for up to 18 months it continues to work as an antioxidant long after application.

Mx Cosmeceutical Serum Vitamin C + slows down the ageing process by preventing free radical damage. Research shows that when used over time topical Vitamin C improves the appearance of wrinkles, lightens pigmentation and helps promote an even skin tone. It also builds up in the skin assisting with UV protection.

Vitamin C is water soluble and therefore cannot be stored in the body. We are unable to manufacture Vitamin C and are dependent on dietary sources to supply our daily requirements. Playing an essential part in the incorporation of the amino acid proline into collagen, Vitamin C is also involved in the formation of elastin. A powerful antioxidant, it is continually required to deactivate free radicals and prevent reactive oxygen species [ROS] from damaging cells.

Vitamin C Serum is essential for collagen production. Mx Cosmeceutical Serum Vitamin C+ is an essential part of any daily routine, helping to reduce the appearance of sun damage and ageing.

Mx Cosmeceutical Serum Vitamin C + is formulated in the form of Ascorbyl Tetra-Isopalmitate which is extremely stable. Other forms of topical Vitamin C are difficult to keep stable. Ascorbyl Tetra-Isopalmitate is a unique compound which is lipid soluble and extremely stable. Chemically, there are four molecules of palmitic acid attached to an ascorbic acid molecule. Being lipid soluble this ingredient has better passage through the horny layer of the epidermis, enters the cell membrane easily and then dissociates into a large percentage of non oxidised ascorbic acid within the cell. The result is a more effective control of melanin production, better collagen and elastin formation enabled with this more useable amount of ascorbic acid.

Mx Cosmeceutical Rejuvenating Serum Vitamin C + is recommended to be used in the morning and during the day and will also give your sunscreen a boost.


Apply on a cleansed face, neck and décolletage. Layer first and if preferred add Mx Cosmeceutical Serum Vitamin B3 +. Follow with Mx Cosmeceutical Moisture + and usual sunscreen.


Aqua, Glycerin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Bisabolol, Niacinamide, Glyceryl Caprylate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium Edta, Punica Granatum Extract, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Polyacrylamide, Avena Sativa Bran Extract, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-9, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate.

Use in the morning for added protection before going out into the environment. Can also be used at night.

Mx Skincare: Cosmeceutical Serum Vitamin A +

Targets:  Cell turnover, collagen production, fine lines and wrinkles , ageing skin

Signs of ageing skin are best treated with synthetic retinoids, for maximum cell turnover and anti-ageing benefits. There is no substitute or equivalent for Vitamin A. Beyond its benefits for fading skin pigmentation and helping fine lines and wrinkles, it also promotes cell turnover and boosts collagen production.

The synthetic Vitamin A molecule has to act like a key in the lock of the retinoid receptor in skin and the key has to be a particular shape. Vitamin A from nature isn’t the same shape as retinoic acid, so the receptors will not recognize it. Research and studies show that Retinoids including Retinol, Retinyl Palmitate and Retinoic Acid are amongst the most powerful topically applied skincare ingredients to address the signs of ageing.

What is less known is that of all the Retinoids only Retinoic Acid has a direct biological effect on the skin. This is only available on prescription in most parts of the world. However topical Retinoic Acid often causes skin irritation such as excessive peeling, redness, and photosensitivity which effectively limits its use.

Mx Skincare has discovered a new generation Vitamin A which is used in their Mx Cosmeceutical renewal Serum Vitamin A +. Hydroxpinacolone Retinoate [HPR] which is an ester of Retinoic Acid, works in a similar way to the prescription Retinoic Acid but without causing irritation and can be used safely in cosmetic products.

Unlike Retinol and other derivatives that must be converted to the biological form of Retinoic Acid, HPR binds directly with retinoid receptors without the need to break them down metabolically and has been dermatologically tested to offer less irritation potential than retinol, providing a safe and effective anti-ageing retinoid.

As we age our skin becomes thinner and less flexible. HPR has strong anti-ageing properties. It stimulates cell growth, important for normalising cell renewal and for establishing skin regeneration. It stimulates skin cell expansion restoring thickness to the skin. Receptor binding is like turning a light switch off and on initiating a cellular response. When it binds to the receptor the light turns on. HPR is capable of turning on this light. Mx Cosmeceutical skin firming Serum Vitamin A + is the gold standard of skin treatment. Skin will have a measurably better cell turnover as well as switched on youth enzymes that produce and stimulate collagen synthesis.

About Mx Skincare

Mx Skincare developed by specialist skin care and spa expert Marionne De Candia is a boutique range of products containing only the finest ingredients. Within each Mx Skincare product are components proven to help support, improve and enhance the skin’s appearance.

This boutique luxury skincare range focuses primarily on anti- ageing and incorporates only the best active ingredients. In selecting these ingredients Marionne was guided not only by her clinical experience, but also by supporting scientific literature.

The Mx Skincare range is suited to anyone who cares about minimising age related skin degeneration and reducing the damaging effects of environmental factors such as UV radiation, toxins and pollutants.

Marionne de Candia’s expertise spans 30 years of commitment to excellence. In this time, she has gained extensive experience in the complete spa spectrum: from spa therapist to specialist facialist, to 5-star spa manager, to luxury spa consultancy. Marionne has played an integral role in the development of some of Australia’s leading spas. The honorary title of ‘Celebrity Facialist’ is reserved for those whom celebrities trust to regularly care for their most precious asset. Her skin care expertise and facial skill sets are well renowned and applauded in a wide range of media from Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue through Conde Nast and spa Industry publications. Her client list includes Elle Macpherson, Kate Hudson and Baz Luhrmann to name a few.

Marionne’s special topic of interest has always been with the ageing skin, particularly the effects of premature ageing due to sun exposure and environmental agents.