By Michelle Thompson
There are a large number of anti-wrinkle products developed specially for the eye area, but few companies expand the same quality of technology to a cream designed for the entire facial area. Here's where Skinlastin crops up as one of our favorite choices for facial anti-aging products.
Skinlastin is manufactured by Dermagevity Skin Care, a company that offers a variety of health and beauty troubleshooting solutions, ranging from high end dermatological products to anti-aging creams and cosmetics. The company's focus on offering scientifically based clinically proven formulas is reassuring to many consumers who may have tried products, only to be let down by the lack of quality or effects. Skinlastin main active ingredients are mostly a variety of synthetic protein compounds, including the Botox-alternative Hexapeptide-8, used to restrict the contraction of facial muscles (which cause the appearance of wrinkles). Its topical use in Skinlastin provides a cheaper, cleaner, safer and painless alternative to the surgical procedures it mimics. Clinical research has also proven that this ingredient can reduce wrinkles by up to 27% after 30 days, which ties in well with Skinlastin promise to give youthful, smooth skin in less than one month.
In addition, skinlastin contains Hyaluronic Acid, which has similar effects to Hexapeptide-8. Matrixyl-3000 is also a powerful ingredient of Skinlastin, and works by using peptides and matrikines to promote collagen production at the cellular level, which serves to both tauten the skin (providing a youthful appearance and feel), and strengthen it by working to stimulate the skin's natural cellular replication mechanisms. According to clinical trials, Matrixyl-3000 reduced wrinkle density by 33%, reduced the volume of wrinkles by 23% and the depth of wrinkles by 20%.
A handful of powerful peptide complexes boost the powerful anti-aging effects of Skinlastin, including pentapeptides, tetrapeptides and the tripeptide SYNAKE, a synthetic protein compound derived from the extract of Temple Viper snake venom. This has been proven to have similar effects to Botox, but in a painless and non-surgical way, and has reduced wrinkles by up to 52%, and smoothed skin up to 82%.
To round out the more synthetic ingredients, skinlastin also boasts a few soothing, fragrant botanical extracts - Apricot Kernel Oil and Jojoba Oil. Apricot Oil provides a moisturizing, non-greasy benefit to the skin, and Jojoba Oil mimics sebum, the skin's own naturally-occurring moisturizing agent, and also has soothing, healing properties. Last but not least, Skinlastin also contains the interestingly-named Malus Domesticus Fruit Cell Culture (or Skin Stem Cell Serum), derived from the stem cells of an extremely rare variety of Swiss apple. It helps to rejuventate the skin, but also has antioxidant properties to help protect the skin against damaging, environmental stress.
All of the above ingredients certainly pack a powerful punch in the fight against aging skin. Skinlastin's official site provides a good number of before/after photo testimonials, showing drastically reduced wrinkles (particularly around the eye area), as well as information on specific ingredients and their clinical trials. 100% of participants in a study showed a decrease in the depth of wrinkles and crow's feet within 28 days.
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It's recommended that skinlastin be applied twice daily after cleansing, but only a small amount is needed for target problem areas. Its application is fairly simple and only requires using fingertips, which is easy for new Skinlastin users to adapt to. Since it's also a single-step system, Skinlastin is takes away the hassle of similar products, which are time-consuming, more expensive and more complicated to deal with.
A complete list of Skinlastin ingredients is as follows: Purified Water, Jojoba Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Squalane, Hyaluronic Acid, Laureth-7, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Polyacrylamide, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (also known as Argireline®), Pentapeptide-3, Tripeptide (SYNAKE®), Acetyl Glutamyl Heptapeptide-1, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3 (also known as Matrixyl 3000®), Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture(Skin Stem Cell Serum), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.
The Bottom Line
Skinlastin intriguing blend of innovative and classic protein complexes, soothing botanical extracts and moisturizing agents provide the perfect balance for an overall anti-aging facial cream. While this isn't limited to the eye area, only small amounts of the cream are required for spot-treatment on target areas, so a little does go a long way.
Overall, this is one product you can get excited about. They say great things come in small packages, and they couldn't be more right when it comes to Skinlastin .
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