Ingredient Focus: What Is 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?
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 £65 for 150ml.
Nourish, hydrate, smooth fine lines, firm, renew and protect the delicate skin around the eyes with this repairing eye cream. Hyaluronic Acid, Glycolic Acid and Elastin work with Vitamins A and E to repair and rejuvenate your eye contour.
Gently remove makeup with this creamy cleanser that rinses clean and is a vital first step to prevent and repair the first signs of ageing. Containing Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Marine Collagen, Marine Elastin and Jonquil, it effectively removes skin impurities while preserving vital hydration.
Complete the cleanse, remove tap water impurities, and prevent and repair the first signs of ageing with this alcohol-free, potent lotion. Rich in actives such as Hyaluronic Acid, Marine Collagen, Marine Elastin, Vitamin E, Chamomile, Licorice and Jonquil to perfect the cleanse, hydrate and revive the skin.
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.
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.
This pore-refining mask absorbs excess oil resulting in a matte and evenly toned finish. A blend of Bentonite, Zinc Oxide, Red Clover, Marine Elastin, Shea Butter and Safflower work to minimise enlarged pores, even the complexion resulting in a smoother, hydrated, healthier texture.
This unique 2-in-1 product synergises the action of our powerful serum and highly effective cream to form an outstanding combination of breakthrough active ingredients to produce astonishing visible results! A unique blend of Marine Collagen, Marine Elastin, Shiitake Mushrooms, Kigelia Africana, Shea Butter and Hyaluronic Acid work to boost results obtained for a smoother, brighter, younger looking skin.
Deeply hydrating, smoothing, brightening and firming, this concentrated, highly effective moisturiser is packed with Retinol (Micro), Squalane, Marine Collagen, Marine Elastin, Vitamins C & E and Hyaluronic Acid to prevent and fight visible signs of ageing as well as sun damage, resulting in an evenly toned, porcelain-smooth complexion.
Formulated just for men, this lavender scented balm rejuvenates, firms and plumps the skin with Marine Collagen, Elastin and more for age-defying benefits. Squalane, Vitamins C & E and Panthenol blend with amino acids to repair and protect skin's youthfulness.
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.
A powerful treatment blend that visibly firms and rejuvenates the skin with a high concentration of Sorghum (rich in Vitamins B2 and C with a high concentration of Polysaccharides) for a tightening effect on the skin. By combining Sorghum with a high concentration of Elastin Polypeptides, this powerful treatment effectively helps prevent premature slackening of the skin and delivers hydrating and tightening benefits for an instantly firmer, more youthful appearance. Recommended for all skin types with lack of luster, loss of elasticity and is priced from £55 to £65 for a 1 hour treatment.
- Visibly firms and rejuvenates the skin
- Rich in Vitamins
- Tightens the skin
- Helps prevent premature slackening of the skin
- Delivers hydrating and tightening benefits
- Results in a firmer, more youthful appearance
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 from £60 to £70 for a 1 hour treatment.
- 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
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 from £70 to £80 for a 1 hour treatment.
- Sorghum: Remarkably tightens the skin, improves skin texture, and reduces wrinkles
- Diacetyl Boldine: Promotes an instantly luminous and even complexion, delivers an immediate brightening effect
- Kombucha: Repairs and redefines facial contour, increases skin elasticity and firmness, restores a healthy glow
- Soy Protein: Increases skin’s elasticity, firmness Elastin (Marine): Fights lack of elasticity, anti-ageing
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