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This Is How Long It Takes To See Results From mbg's cellular beauty+

Hannah Frye
Author: Expert reviewer:
July 02, 2022
Hannah Frye
Assistant Beauty & Health Editor
By Hannah Frye
Assistant Beauty & Health Editor

Hannah Frye is the Assistant Beauty Editor at mindbodygreen. She has a B.S. in journalism and a minor in women’s, gender, and queer studies from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Hannah has written across lifestyle sections including health, wellness, sustainability, personal development, and more.

Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN
Expert review by
Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN
Former mbg Vice President of Scientific Affairs
Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN is Vice President of Scientific Affairs at mindbodygreen. She received her bachelor's degree in Biological Basis of Behavior from the University of Pennsylvania and Ph.D. in Foods and Nutrition from the University of Georgia.
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July 02, 2022

While most of you likely know taking a skin supplement won't have dramatic effects overnight, it's still fair to wonder how long it should take to see substantial improvements in the look and feel of your skin. 

We agree—you deserve to know what to expect when you invest in a high-quality cosmeceutical supplement like cellular beauty+. For this reason, we've created a mapped-out timeline of the effects seen in clinical research. While these will be slightly different from person to person, this ballpark calendar may help you track your skin's progress and reassure you that these ingredients are backed by science.*

How long it takes to see results. 

Skin supplements can encourage and facilitate a bundle of positive benefits. For cellular beauty+ specifically, our science-backed approach focuses on reducing the size of fine lines and wrinkles, increasing skin hydration and elasticity, and promoting overall cellular metabolism and rejuvenation in the skin.* 

If you want to learn more about the blend of skin-loving ingredients used, you can check out this breakdown. Here's the timeline of results you can expect when taking cellular beauty+

Week 1: Increased cellular energy.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a fat-soluble enzyme helper (hence, the term coenzyme) compound that's found in all of your cells. It's simply that important. Your cells require CoQ10 to produce ATP energy and function normally, skin cells included.* 

Supplementing with CoQ101 has been clinically shown to improve skin elasticity and smoothness, in addition to easing fine lines and wrinkles.* Ubiquinol CoQ10 (found as Kaneka Ubiquinol® in our formula because it's the most researched form of ubiquinol available) has been clinically shown to increase CoQ10 levels in the body & promote cellular energy2 on day 1 and beyond.*

Week 3: Reduced size of wrinkles & enhanced photoprotection.

Ceramides are key lipids naturally found in your cells. They make up the barrier between the outside environment and our body, locking in moisture and protecting our skin from damage. Ceramides are essential for skin barrier structure, function, and homeostasis.

Plant-sourced ceramides, aka phytoceramides (as Ceramosides® in our formula), have been clinically shown to reduce wrinkles after only 15 days, with even greater benefits after eight weeks.3

Pomegranates contain an array of polyphenol antioxidants including ellagic acid, a specific type of polyphenol, and one that has been shown to help your skin and slow signs of aging.*

Pomegranate extract has been clinically shown to enhance antioxidant responses & skin photoprotection from UV exposure4 after one to four weeks.* Our cosmeceutical formula features whole pomegranate fruit extract from California pomegranates.

Week 6: Improved skin hydration, elasticity, smoothness, and fine lines.

Speaking of phytonutrients, astaxanthin is another premium, powerhouse antioxidant that can help combat oxidative stress in the skin.* This carotenoid has been clinically shown to improve skin hydration, elasticity, and smoothness5 after six to eight weeks.*

What's more, astaxanthin (as AstaReal®, the premium algal-sourced form in our formula) has been clinically shown to reduce fine lines and age spots5 after six to 16 weeks.*

Week 8: Reduced oxidative stress.

You know CoQ10 is essential for skin energy (hello, ATP) and targeted features of skin health (see above), but we can't forget: It's also a powerful antioxidant. CoQ10 has been clinically shown to reduce biomarkers of oxidative stress6 after eight weeks.*

Oxidative stress can lead to accelerated skin aging7 by contributing to the loss of collagen and elastin fibers, resulting in fine lines, sagging, and texture changes.

Weeks 12+: Continued cell rejuvenation and skin health benefits.

Because the supplement is intended as a daily approach to ingestible skin care and beauty support, many people will continue to reap benefits and even hit their stride with their cellular beauty+ regimen at week 12 and beyond.

Sustained daily supplementation with the four bioactives in cellular beauty+ promotes holistic optimization of cellular rejuvenation and skin health. For example, you'll want to be patient with CoQ10 since it has been clinically shown to improve skin elasticity and smoothness and reduce wrinkles and fine lines1 after 12 weeks.*

Other three months and beyond-type benefits demonstrated in clinical research trials include (but are not limited to):*

The takeaway. 

You deserve to know what's in your supplements and when you should expect to see some results. It's important to remember that everyone is different, and some people may notice certain effects sooner than others. If you want to learn more about what the term cellular beauty means, you can read all about it here.

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.

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