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I bet you're wondering what a Meso C is. Well, after three weeks of using it/them - I'm still wondering too. Filorga is a high end, high tech French skin care line available through House of Fraser's Apothecary, and being a) high tech and b) French, many of the product names are a strange hybrid mix of French and scientific terminology.
Anyway, the Meso C product is a vitamin C heavy exfoliating serum, which is designed to be used in a three week burst (maximum twice a year), with the outcome claiming that "signs of tiredness are erased, the complexion is naturally enhanced, brighter and the skin looks rejuvenated". The packaging is interesting - in the box, you get a pipette and three little phials . Each lasts a week, and you're required to press on the top part of the phial down firmly to dispense vitamin C powder into the serum base. A good shake later and you're left with a thin, silky white serum, which you access via the pipette. The mixture is so active and fresh that it apparently has to be kept in the fridge so it doesn't lose its potency. It's so potent, in fact, that Filorga recommend it's not used alongside anything else with exfoliating properties, in case the skin is over exfoliated.
If you giggle at this photo, shame on you
Despite having to wander downstairs, bleary eyed, every morning and evening after cleansing, I soon came to appreciate the feeling of smoothing this very silky serum into my skin. The texture is extremely light, very spreadable, and extremely refreshing, given that it's applied cold. It sinks into the skin relatively quickly, leaving it feeling smooth and soft - I also found that if I applied a little more than a pipette full, I got a bit of a tightening effect too.
Three weeks of solid use later and my skin is noticeably smoother, significantly brighter, and my skintone is more even. I think the effects can be summarised as "fresh" - my skin just looks more fresh and bright than usual. I've even ventured out of the house without foundation a few times, which is something I very rarely do.
These results come at a price, though - the set costs a whopping £60. That said, it's not a product you use continuously, so if you did want to go for it twice yearly as skin maintenance, at £120 a year it works out at £10 a month, which isn't really so bad - particularly given that it's possible to get through a basic £20 moisturiser in a month. I'd be particularly interested in using it in the time up to a special event. In the months before my wedding, I had a facial a month - my skin was fantastic on the day, but at £50 a month, it wasn't cheap - and I feel this would give the same results as multiple facials, when added to a good daily routine.
All in all, I've been extremely impressed with the results of Meso C - and I will definitely be buying it again, either when my skin starts looking tired or dull, or before the next major wedding in my calendar. The only downside I've noticed is that it can be difficult to know how much to apply - a pipette full, twice daily, results in a bit of serum being left at the end of the week, which is wasteful for such a spendy product. I found that a pipette and a half used up pretty much all of the serum, and was enough to cover both face and neck.
If you'd like to try it for yourself, you'll find it at House of Fraser's Apothecary, both in store and online, where it costs £60 for the three-week treatment.