I feel pretty
naturally beautiful skin from within
increased skin moisture
visibly fewer wrinkles
significantly improved skin elasticity
Up to now, our daily skin care routine was dominated by the use of creams and sera applied externally on our skin. But the reason for sagging skin and the formation of wrinkles is not located on the skin surface but in the deeper skin layers, as current research could point out. With orally administered collagen peptides in ELASTEN®, you will be able to tighten the skin in the long-term naturally from the inside.
Beautiful, smooth and impeccable skin is an expression of youthfulness and health. Young and healthy skin contains up to 80% collagen. The protein fiber forms a supporting, structural framework and provides the skin with moisture, elasticity, density and stability as it can absorb and store an optimal amount of water. But from around the age of 25, the body’s own production of collagen begins to gradually decline. The framework and the skin structure collapse, the skin loses its shine and firmness and wrinkles develop. Additionally, the collagen production suffers from UV radiation and environmental fine dust particles.
The special [HC]-Collagen-Complex® in ELASTEN® drinking ampules contains high quality collagen peptides of unique size and composition. Therefore, these peptides can be absorbed optimally by the body where they enter into the deeper skin layers and stimulate the cellular production of new collagen fibers. Additionally, valuable vitamins and trace elements in ELASTEN® promote a healthy skin: Vitamin C supports a healthy production of collagen within the skin. Biotin and zinc contribute towards an improvement of the skin, hair and nails. Vitamin E helps to protect the cells from oxidative stresses.
Take the content of one ampoule of the drink daily prior to or with a meal – ideally in the morning. In order to achieve a lasting effect, we recommend the intake over a period of at least 3 months. Depending on the skin condition before the first ELASTEN® intake, first positive effects can already be visible after just a few weeks.
Water, [HC]-collagen-complex® collagen peptides (10%), agave syrup concentrate, fructose, diluted acerola fruit extract 4:1 (2.7%), natural tocopherol, L-ascorbic acid, zinc citrate, biotin, acidity regulator: citric acid, stabilizer: carboxymethylcellulose, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate, natural aroma.
The effectiveness and lasting effects of daily ELASTEN® intake could be proven by several product-specific studies.
Improvement of relevant skin parameters
Skin hydration, elasticity and roughness were significantly improved after a 12 week period with daily ELASTEN® intake. These effects largely persisted for 4 weeks after cessation of the administration. Similar results with improved skin parameters were obtained in another study after an 8-week administration of ELASTEN®.
In a pilot trial with 12 weeks of daily ELASTEN® intake, mean skin hydration increased by 26% and mean skin density improved by 35%. The improvement of the skin density could be visualized by sonography.
In a placebo-controlled trial with 72 participants, the dermatologically surveyed ELASTEN® tolerability was rated by the participants as “very good” (66%) and “good” (33%), respectively. Dermatological examinations revealed no adverse effects, such as irritancy, allergic or pathological skin reactions.
Clear superiority over placebo
A randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial demonstrated a significant improvement of all relevant skin parameters after oral administration of ELASTEN®. The skin parameters of 72 female subjects aged 35 years or more were examined after 12 weeks of oral test product intake and after additional 4 weeks of follow-up without further intake. Skin hydration, elasticity, roughness and density could be significantly improved. These remarkable changes persisted throughout the follow-up period.
Changes in collagen structure
A further blinded, placebo-controlled study assessed the changes in collagen structure by analyzing confocal microscopy images of the facial skin of 60 female subjects before and after the test period. Compared to baseline, clear improvements of the collagen structure were found after a 12-week intake of ELASTEN®. The objective, blinded image analyses of the facial skin collagen showed a statistically significant and cosmetically relevant improvement compared to placebo.
Self-perception of product effects
Objective measurements were substantiated by subjective ratings of the effects of ELASTEN® exerted on the skin. Participants of the study gave their subjective assessment on different parameters regarding the product performance. The subjective ratings of the test product were much more positive when compared to those of placebo.
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