ALASTIN RESTORATIVE EYE TREATMENT

Alastin Eye

The next product I wanted to share details about is the Alastin™ Restorative Eye Treatment™.  As with the other products from this line I have reviewed, the eye product contains their, patent pending, TriHex Technology™.  This combination of peptides helps our skin perform its best.  The peptides help your skin cells  to communicate better and form new collagen and elastin.  The elastin in the eye area will help to firm and minimize puffiness in the area.  Sounds good to me!

Along with the Restorative Skin Complex™, I have been using this eye product twice a day.  I do feel it has firmed my eye tissue, minimize fine lines AND helps with puffiness in the mornings.  This eye product is meant to be used on both the upper and lower lids.  On the upper lids it can create a lift as the skin thickens and tightens.

The key ingredients are:

  • Alastin Tri-Hex Technology™- As mentioned, a blend of peptides to stimulate collagen/elastin.
  • Niacinamide (Vit B3) and Squalane-  Helps to even skin tone and brighten the eye area.
  • Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract (Mimosa Tree)- Anti inflammatory/calming benefits and decreased glycation (when sugars break down our cells).
  • Darutoside- Anti inflammatory/reduces capillary leakage diminishing dark circles and has an antihistamine effect.
  • Ornithine- Volumizer/helps support adipocytes (fat cells) to maintain youthful volume. *this will not create bags or too much volume
  • Trumellafuciformis Sporocarp Extract and Sodium Hyaluronate- Hydrators. Keep the skin plump and minimize fine lines.
  • Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspoymer- Light diffusing, diminishes appearance of fine lines.
  • Propyl Gallate (from oats, soothing) Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside (from green tea)- Improves appearance of under eye dark circles.

The eye area is one of the first to show evidence of aging, so starting the use of a quality eye cream with effective active ingredients sooner rather than later is worth our while.  It is easier to prevent than it is to correct!

 

ALASTIN SKIN NECTAR

SKIN NECTAR

The second product from the Alastin™ line I want to review in a little more detail is Alastin™ Skin Nectar™ with TriHex Technology™.  This was the first product Alastin™ developed and is meant to be used to treat the skin before and after aesthetic treatments.  Skin Nectar™ is formulated to support the skin and to reduce inflammation and redness associated with procedures such as lasers or peels.  As with all of the products with TriHex Technology™ this product contains the, patent pending, group of peptides which help to stimulate collagen and elastin.

Additionally the nectar contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients including:

  • Panthenyl Triacetate- a B complex which helps with wound healing
  • Naringenin- a flavonoid
  • Arnica Montana Extract- an anti-inflammatory agent
  • Dunaliella Salina Extract- an extract from micro algae with antioxidant properties
  • Tocopherol- Vitamin E, an antioxidant

The other ingredients in the product are conditioners/lubricants/emulsifiers, solvents and thickeners.  This is a silicone based face product.  The silicone base helps the delivery of the active ingredients and the spread of the product.  The silicone gives this product a silky feel which many people like.

Skin Nectar™ can be applied immediately after a procedure, even to open skin.  It has been shown to improve healing time after subablative/ablative procedures.

This product is paraben free, cruelty free and gluten free.

 

ALASTIN RESTORATIVE SKIN COMPLEX

Alastin Restorative Skin

This blog is highlighting the benefits of the Alastin™ Restorative Skin Complex™, which I have been using since the beginning of March, and love.

This is the product I have been using every morning before my sunscreen.  (still using my Elta® SPF 40 Daily every day!!)  This complex has, patent pending,  TriHex Technology™,  a blend of peptides,  which I reviewed in a previous post.  These peptides help your cells to communicate and create new collagen and elastin (and the company has skin biopsies demonstrating the growth of elastin).  The ability of this product to help with your skins elastin production makes it unique, as historically skin companies have not been successful at this.   The collagen and elastin restore the skins strength and turgor/firmness.  Additionally, the complex contains antioxidants which help protect the skin and minimize melanin production (brown spots).  These antioxidants include Niacinamide, (which is high in the ingredient deck) Ascorbyl Palmitate  (a very stable form of Vitamin C) and Tocopherol (Vitamin E).  There are also ingredients which help to activate adipocyte (fat cells) production and inhibit adipocyte destruction, helping to maintain youthful volume.  The complex also contains hydrating ingredients,   such as Ceramides, an olive fruit extract and an extract from mushrooms which is very hydrating. (Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp extract)

As with all Alastin™ products, Restorative Skin Complex™ is paraben free, gluten free and cruelty free.

I will include the ingredient deck for those who are interested 🙂

Restorative Skin Complex Ingredient Deck

ALASTIN SKINCARE

Alastin

The skin care market is saturated and there are many duplicate products, or  lines, that are offering the same basic active ingredients, but in different packaging.  There are numerous lines that I consider high quality skin care with therapeutic percentages of active ingredients. (ingredients that help with biological activity in the skin)  There are almost too many to choose from!  However,  once in a while something new comes along that is innovative and worth looking in to.

Alastin Skincare™ is one of those lines.  They have created a line of products to help prepare the skin for procedures, recover post treatment and then to maintain the results.  The products contain their, patent pending, Tri Hex Technology™ .  This is a combination of peptides (small proteins) which direct and signal the cells in the dermis to generate new collagen and elastin.  The peptides in the TriHex Technology™ also help to cue the cleaning out of the ECM, (extra cellular matrix) which makes up 70% of our skin.  Once the ECM is purged of debris the cells can perform better at what they do.   Collagen and elastin are made in the dermis where the ECM is the largest component of the dermal layer.  Alastin ™ is one of the few lines proven to significantly increase elastin.  Collagen production has been successful with multiple topicals and modalities in skin care but elastin has been more difficult to regenerate.  This elevates the Alastin™ line in my eyes.

Elastin is what gives our skin that “snap back” (elasticity)  when we pinch it.  As we age and pinch our skin it is more likely to remain tented before it retracts, due to the diminishing elastin in our tissues.  The fact that the TriHex Technology™ has been successful in regenerating elastin is exciting.

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(this is a slide of skin biopsies demonstrating the generation of elastin)

The line also contains actives which help with oxidative stress, glycation and inflammation.    Additionally, there are ingredients which are adipocyte activators that help to support the fatty layer in our skin assisting with youthful volume.

The line was originally created for a niche in the skin care market for pre and post procedure.  The first product with TriHex Technology™ was Skin Nectar™.      It was created to condition the skin to tolerate a procedure better and heal faster afterwards.    However, the line has evolved, and includes numerous products with TriHex Technology™.

  • Alastin Skin Nectar™
  • Restorative Skin Complex™
  • Restorative Eye Treatment™
  • Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer™

Additionally the line contains a retinol product, Renewal Retinol .5™.  As with all retinols, this product increases cellular turnover and  boosts collagen production resulting in diminished lines and wrinkles and improved skin tone.  This retinol is combined with anti-irritants, antioxidants and a potent hydrator to help minimize the side effects a retinol or retinoid can create.  Tremella fuciformis sporocarp extract is from a type of mushroom.  This extract has 20% more glucuronic acid than hyaluronic acid, giving it superior moisturizing properties (400 times as moisturizing as HA).  This helps minimize the dryness that can accompany the use of retinol.

We have started carrying a selection of these products at TOC Medical Spa and I plan to do additional blogs on individual products with more detail over the coming month.