As we age, the elasticity in our skin starts to fade due to age, sun exposure, environmental factors, tobacco, alcohol, stress and more. It’s studied that after the age of 25, (yes, you read that correctly) skin can start to lose elasticity. Elastin is a protein in connective tissue that is like a rubber band and allows many tissues in the body to resume their original shape after stretching or contracting. Elastin helps skin to return to its original position when it is poked or pinched. Pinch the back of your hand and see how long it takes for your skin to “snap back.” When I was younger I had a lot of elastin in my skin, I think that is why I never got stretch marks when I was pregnant–now however, it’s a different story. The loss of elastin is the reason I carry an entire set of luggage under my eyes. Sigh. Most women over 40 have begun to notice a loss of firmness and elasticity in their skin which is part of the aging process but we’re not going to allow it are we? Why shouldn’t we battle aging, especially when we have such great anti-aging tools like Reviva Labs High-Potency Elastin Serum ($27)! Who’s with me???
Lucky for us, Reviva Labs, the pioneer of Elastin in America back in 1979, has replaced their professional-strength Elastin glass Ampules with a high-potency, easier- to-use serum in a 1 oz. pump bottle. Products such as Reviva Labs High-Potency Elastin Serum can help to reverse and prevent this damage, boosting skin firmness.
First of all, I love the consistency of this serum–it absorbs very quickly which I really like–I have no time to try to rub something in for 10 minutes (hey I’d rather sleep for an extra 10 minutes in the morning, m’kay). I apply it morning and night and then in the evening, I follow with Reviva Labs Elastin & DMAE Night Cream ($14). After following this routine for several weeks I’v noticed a subtle change in the suppleness of my skin. I also have noticed a marked brightness to my skin even though this serum is not touted as a brightener. One pump of product will cover your face and neck and on’t forget your hands–one of the first places to lose elasticity.
While using the Elastin Serum I didn’t want to give up my skin lifesaver, Reviva Labs Hyaluronic Acid Serum so I asked the advice of the Reviva Labs President, Stephen Strassler. He suggested I alternate every week the Elastin Serum and Hyaluronic Serum. I’ve been doing this all summer and my skin is in top-top shape. That is another thing to love about Reviva Labs High-Potency Elastin Serum: it can be used alone or layered under other creams. It is most effective when combined with DMAE cream.
Reviva Labs High-Potency Elastin Serum is not a miracle worker, but it is effective in combating small face wrinkles and elasticity within skin and the back of hands.
Bottom Line: if you are noticing the effects of diminished elastin in your skin, I think you will LOVE Reviva Labs High-Potency Elastin Serum, it absorbs quickly, has no fragrance and does a wonderful job at bringing that youthful bounce back! Reviva Labs is an over 40 woman’s best skincare friend!