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Ingredient of the Month - Elastin

What is it?

Elastin is a protein which is found in the skin and tissue of the body. It helps many tissues in the body to resume their shape after stretching or contracting, so skin will return to its original position when it is poked or pinched.

As we age, elastin slowly depletes, resulting in wrinkled or stretched out skin. Some women develop a “pregnancy pouch” after giving birth as this is a result of inadequate elastin, and the overstretching of the skin which covers the abdomen during pregnancy.

Why is Elastin important to my skin?

Elastin (along with collagen), makes up the structure of your skin that maintains both elasticity and firmness. As you age, your skin slows down the production of elastin, this starts to become apparent after the age of 25, with the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Other factors can speed up the depletion of Elastin and contribute to how our skin looks as we get older, these are: sun and tanning bed exposure, poor hydration, smoking, lack of sleep, and heredity condition.

Using products which contain elastin molecules is important, as it will help to boost the elastin in your skin. It does this by stimulating the fibroblast cells in the skin to increase their production as they are the cells which produce elastin.  To help the elastin molecules penetrate through the dermis and epidermis (which is where the fibroblast cells live) they need to be mixed with natural ingredients to help the penetration. Vitamin A and Squalane are perfect for this. The skin needs to be hydrated as this will keep the goodness locked in. Products containing repairing and nourishing ingredients such as Vitamins E & D are very effective as is Aloe Vera.

Which Pevonia products contain Elastin?

Home-Use Products

De-Ageing Body Balm – Papaya and Pineapple

This rich and creamy De-Ageing balm is formulated with microemulsified Shea Butter which serves to release Collagen and Elastin polypeptides, Tegospheres with Retinol, Pomegranate extract, anti-ageing tropical fruits extracts within the formula. Used daily the De-Ageing Balm will maintain or restore skin youthfulness, rendering skin nourished and replenished. Priced at £66 for 150ml.

Age-Correction Eye Contour

A radical treatment to fight wrinkles, crepiness and slackening of the eyelids. Containing Collagen, Elastin, Squalane Oil and Hyaluronic Acid, this non-greasy fluid is nourishing, regenerating and moisturising. Green Tea Extract offers anti-irritant, whilst Vitamin E provides a feeling of freshness and anti-fatigue. Priced at £65 for 30ml.

Age-Correction Firming Marine Elastin Cream

This fine textured cream works on preserving and improving skin elasticity and tightness. Elastin, Hyaluronic Acid, Squalane and Aloe provide the perfect combination for delivering results. Contains UV protection and is recommended for all skin types with lack of elasticity. Priced at £68 for 50ml.

Age-Correction Intensifier - Elastin and Sorghum

A powerful combination of key actives are blended to visibly firm and rejuvenate the skin. This Intensifier is formulated with a high concentration of Sorghum, Vitamins B2 & C and Elastin Polypeptides. This powerful Intensifier effectively helps prevent premature slackening of the skin, while providing the necessary elements needed for a firmer, more youthful appearance. Aqueous and light-textured, this bio-micro gel deeply hydrates and tightens the skin. Recommended for all skin types with lack of luster and loss of elasticity and is priced at £63 for 30ml.

Spa Treatments

Elasto-Firm Facial

This firming facial is rich in Elastin, the second most important protein to the skin after Collagen. Elastin forms the support network to the skin, rebuilding its strength and ability to spring-back, leaving the surface intensely firmed and tightened.  The complexion is hydrated, radiant and youthful. A perfect enhancement to an anti-ageing regime and the ultimate answer to supple skin. Priced at £65 for a 1 hour treatment.

Benefits:

  • A non-surgical facial
  • Tailored to improve elasticity and spring back to the skin
  • Ideal for slackened skin and scarring
  • Increases skin’s firmness and suppleness
  • Deeply hydrating
  • Elastin is the skin’s second most important protein
  • Excellent post-surgical treatment

Lumafirm® Body Firm & Glow Wrap

Feel confident looking your very best with Pevonia's Lumafirm® Firm & Glow Body Wrap. Enriched with 26 dynamic ingredients, including an exclusive combination of anti-ageing extracts; this luxurious wrap contains the latest in peptides, and liposomic technology. Deeply repairing, hydrating, smoothing and de-ageing, this luxurious wrap leaves every inch of your skin velvety soft while rendering your body visibly rejuvenated, instantly firmer and more toned.  Experience the visible difference for yourself. Priced at £75 for a 1 hour treatment.

Benefits:

  • Tightens the skin, improves skin texture, and reduces wrinkles
  • Promotes an instantly luminous and even complexion, delivers an immediate brightening effect
  • Repairs and redefines facial contour, increases skin elasticity and firmness
  • Increases skin’s elasticity and is anti-ageing

The Elasto-Firm Facial and the Lumafirm® Body Firm & Glow Wrap are offered at SK Clinic + Spa and the homecare products can be bought in-spa.

Call: 01284 74 84 70 | Email: info@skclinic.co.uk | SK Clinic + Spa, Victory Chapel, 4 Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1HG