Why Medical Skin Grade Products are Worth the Investment
A Deep Dive into Alastin Skincare
Think of your skin as a real estate investment – there is only so much square footage and investment you want to protect and keep beautiful, or at the very least -- maintain. When broken old collagen begins to cluster beneath your skin’s surface it hinders new collagen growth. It is time to move that old collagen out from the limited space beneath your skin. Here is another way to think about it -- your skin is like a garden. You have to remove the weeds before you can plant the seeds.
As we move through life our collagen fibers break and fragment. These broken fibers create clumps under the skin that block the growth of new collagen and elastin and minimize the effect of all of your topical products. Alastin products are armed with patented TriHex technology to:
Release enzymes to remove aged collagen and elastin and facilitate the skins’ natural rejuvenation process;
Help the skin rebuild healthy collagen and elastin and restore optimal skin; and
With daily use, help replenish new, healthy collagen and elastin and continue to clear damaged fragments.
Let’s get technical. Cells called fibroblasts are responsible for reproducing collagen in your skin. They use healthy collagen fibers to move around – like a train on tracks – and continue their work of reproducing collagen. If the collagen fibers – or tracks - are broken the fibroblasts cannot move around and thus are stuck and unable to reproduce new collagen. This is another way of saying as we age our bodies become less efficient at removing hopelessly broken collagen and elastin beneath our skin’s surface. The body cannot keep up with clearing out all of the broken and fragmented collagen. Let’s face the facts, the skin can only do so much with the real estate it has to work with. It needs room for hardworking enzymes to do their work. Isn’t it high time you removed that old, broken collagen and elastin that is clogging up the works? And, don’t forget about fat loss in the face that sadly contributes to decreased structural support for the skin (think sagging skin worsened by the loss of collagen and elastin). The loss of this fatty layer contributes to hollowing and increased wrinkles. What happens when that collagen is removed and new collagen and elastin grow? There is more room for new collagen and elastin. The skin begins to beautifully plump, minimizing the signs of lines and wrinkles. So why Alastin? No other skincare line has TriHex Technology – Alastin’s patented technology.
Alastin has the medical studies to prove their claims.Alastin products like Alastin Regenerating Skin Nectar (a fan favorite with a cult following)for example, have been heavily tested.Studies show the tested skin changed after just 3 weeks of use of Alastin’s nectar. Old fragmented collagen, was removed and regenerated and new elastin produced. 8 weeks out even more elastin was regenerated as there was a deeper penetration into the dermis. It just keeps on working and working. There is no plateau effect.
Studies have also shown patients who use Alastin products pre- and post-procedure experienced enhanced results along with less stinging, burning and irritation during their recovery. By day-7 post-procedure studies demonstrated an amazing difference between patients who used Alastin products to support healing over those who opted for a product like Aquaphor. Alastin products are also proven to help shorten procedure downtime and optimize procedure outcomes. Studies show patients who use Alastin Regenerating Skin Nectar two weeks before their procedure see optimal results. During this two-week period Alastin’s TriHex Technology is hard at work clearing out old collagen to make way for the new collagen and elastin stimulated both by the Alastin product and the procedure. Alastin’s nectar also helps minimize inflammation and redness. Prolonged inflammation leads to discomfort and delays in wound healing and the regeneration of new collagen.
Best for Pre- and Post-Procedure Enhancement (Microneedling)
This product has grown wildly in popularity from its humble beginnings as a pre and post-procedure nectar. It is considered top of its class as a soothing recovery product but is a daily workhorse for patients who appreciate all it has to offer. This product contains TriHex Technology, which as detailed clears out damaged elastin and collagen and supports the skins natural ability to produce new elastin and collagen. It has an antioxidant that soothes the skin and reduced the appearance of redness Naringenin with Panthenyl Triacetate it has a calming effect on the skin Arnica Montana Extract and contains potent antioxidants extracted from saltwater micro-algae that help address pigmentary concerns and protect the skin from further damage Phytoene and Phytofluene. This product is preservative-free. Preservatives can be harsh on the skin especially post procedure. And, the molecules in this product are very small and can penetrate the skin so this product is easily absorbed to dermal depths where the real work happens. As an added bonus it is silky smooth like a primer and great under make-up. Pro-tip this does not have moisture in it so follow it with a moisturizer.
This product includes the TriHex Technology has calming properties Oat Kernel extract helps support the skins barrier function Linoleic Acid Phospholipids and provides emollients and moisture to the skin Caprylic Capric Triglyceride. This moisturizer contains less was then most which means less preservatives. It has a pump function so you can control dosage and it is oil and fragrance free. One pump even ? pump will go a long way.
This products job is to soothe the skin post procedure. It is largely considered a hydrocortisone without the side effects. It acts just like a cortisone but you can use it over a much longer period of time. Patients who use this product post procedure noticeably experience less itching. This balm both calms Physalis Angulata Extract and Chamomile Extract and sooths Shea Butter Triterpenesthe skin. Once you are done using this product post-procedure this balm is great for your heels elbows and lips. Or mix a little in with your moisturize if you live in a dry climate.
This popular product with an enviable following comes in a pump format so you can easily control dosage. This cleanser is specifically formulated to break down and gently remove make-up and balms like Aquaphor. This cleanser softens and moisturizes the skin Provitamin B5 includes an anti-irritant Oat Beta Glucan contains an antioxidant with calming properties Chamomile Extract and Oat Kernel Extract and smells wonderful Lavender Essential Oil.
For the best results Alastin recommends using the full regimen of products described below twice daily, with sunscreen morning only. First cleanse with Alastin’s Gentle Cleanser, then tone, then use your prescription products. Next comes the rest of the Alastin line – first use the Restorative Skin Complex followed by Alastin’s Moisturizer, Restorative Eye Treatment, Restorative Neck Treatment, Renewal Retinol and finally the tinted SPF.
This product is a great replacement for your serum before you moisturize and is your daily go to once your skin has healed from a cosmetic treatment and you are done using Alastins Nectar. Think of it as a technology upgrade over your current serum or Vitamin C product. This powerhouse has new ingredients and technology that takes skin care further than your Vitamin C product can go. Yes it is common to use Vitamin C for pigment but otherwise there is no need. Your skin complex already has great antioxidants. However if you want to continue to use your Vitamin C product no problem. This product has great penetration so you will not lose any of its benefits by using this with other products. This complex includes Alastins TriHex Technology which as described above is an incredible ingredient that stimulates elastin and collagen production ultimately maintaining the structural support of the skin. Here is what else it does this product also encourages baby fat cells to mature so they can fill with fat and plump up your face. The product then protects these fat cells LOrnithine so that they can continue to grow and fill with lipid. Studies show patients who used this produce for 12 weeks demonstrated thicker healthy skin with new collagen. These patients also demonstrated a more even skin tone and a greatly reduced pore size in just 5 weeks. Used twice daily for 16 weeks yields optimal results in tone and texture.
$195.00 Restorative Skin Complex With Trihex Technology
Two factors contribute to making the eye area a target for treatment your eyes are in constant motion and the skin around the eyes is 4 times thinner than other parts of the body. Bottom line signs of aging dark circles puffiness and fine lines wrinkles and dryness manifest sooner here and are more apparent. Make way for Alastins eye treatment voted by InStyle Magazine as a Best Beauty Buy. This product is wildly popular on the consumer market for so many reasons. First it is great for morning and evening most eye products are one or the other and it is indicated and approved for use on the upper eyelid a medical clearance not many eye products can claim. This product includes TriHex Technology Alastins patented ingredients that works to clear out damaged elastin and collagen and support the skins natural ability to produce new elastin and collagen effectively reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye. It helps improve the apparency of skin firmness Mimosa Tree Extract and Darutoside and reduces the appearance of puffiness and dark circles Green Tea and Oak Leaf Tea Extracts. It helps brighten and even the skin tone Niacinamide and Tetrapeptide 30 and has a beautiful light diffusing effect thanks to cross-polymers. Medical studies demonstrate visible reductions in fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes in patients who used this product twice daily for 4 weeks. Just one pump per application will do the trick for both of your gorgeous eyes.
$85.00 Restorative Eye Treatment With Trihex Technology
Your neck and chest are constantly exposed. First and foremost you should protect these areas with sunscreen everyday see HydraTint SPF 36 below. In addition you should apply a product designed specifically for the neck and chest. This product addresses sagging skin with a skin tightening element Acetyl Tetrapeptide 2 and Dill Extract. It also addresses chronic inflammation from sun exposure and pigmentation redness issues often found on the neck and chest with potent antioxidants Phytoene and Phytofluene. This product contains Alastins patented TriHex Technology which as described clears out damaged elastin and collagen and supports the skins natural ability to produce new elastin and collagen. For an extra boost this product also contains Common Plantain which supports collagen production. The neck and chest need some special attention as there is a surprisingly high rate of water loss from the skin in these areas. Do what is right by your neck and chest and apply an emollient product like this one that will help draw water into the skin to plump it up. This product contains Flax Seed Extract an omega 3 fatty acid that increases the bodys natural hyaluronic acid levels. Dont believe it The medical studies are in. After just 8 weeks of twice daily use patients experienced a 32 percent reduction in the redness on their chest greatly improving the overall appearance. Redness reduction continued for an additional 8 weeks. These studies also show after just 12 weeks of use patients exhibited a thicker epidermis and keratin layer to support reduced water loss new collagen production and a clear increase in elastin fiber production. Remember you want to be sure to take care of this area so that it matches your gorgeous face. This product is packaged in a convenient pump so you can control dosage 1 2 pumps is all you need per application.
$110.00 Restorative Neck Complex With Trihex Technology
The active retinol in this product is encapsulated in a solid lipid to help smooth skin texture improve skin tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Here is what truly distinguishes this retinol from the others this products delivery system allows it to open pathways and actively penetrate the skin. It doesnt just sit on the surface of your skin. It also forms a film on the surface of your skin to reduce water loss and protect the hydration it delivers. In fact this product is significantly more hydrating than hyaluronic acid as it contains Silver Mushroom. It also has calming properties Oat Extract and antioxidants to help protect that activity of the retinol Coenzyme Q 10 and support natural hyaluronic acid levels Hydroxymethoxyphyenyl Decanone. It is packaged in an airless pump to guard against product breakdown and comes in two strengths. Studies have shown no efficacy for any retinol over .5 so Alastin offers two strengths .25 for sensitive skin and .5 for those whose skin is more tolerant. Dont forget to also use on this on your neck and chest.
This is a very popular that flies off retail shelves. You will find people all over Instagram singing its praises and vowing to replace their foundation with this allmineral lightweight tinted product. Its beautiful tint which matches almost all skin tones and types provides a soft glow for perfectlooking skin. It is great for a nomake up look. The formulation is cosmetically elegant it feels like a light luxurious foundation and not like a clumpy smelly sunscreen. The minerals in this product are encased in liquid preventing them from sticking together. Just a small amount of this product goes a long way because it spreads so smoothly. Here are some other added benefits it provides environmental pollution protection Asteriscus Graveolens has antioxidants to protect your collagen and elastin Phytoene Phytofluene and Thiotaine and has builtin infrared protection and hydration Phytoene Phytofluene, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment. Pro Tip: Put this on before you blow dry your hair to protect your skin as there is a very good chance you have an infrared blow dryer. This product is water resistant for 40 minutes after application. It is intended for daily wear and not as your goto sunscreen for the beach or pool. Lets face it do you take the time to put sunscreen on your skin every day You know you should and this product makes it sooo easy.
$55.00 Hydraint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36
Best for Post-Fat Reduction Treatment (Coolsculpting)
This product is defined by three words Accelerate Enhance and TransFORM. This product accelerates results after hot or cold body fat reduction treatments by helping to break down large fat cells into small particles so they can be easily digested by the body Hexapeptide 11. It takes your body a long time do this on its own. Why not speed up the process Patients who used this product post procedure not only saw results sooner but their results were better They actually lost more fat. Studies following post procedure patients who used TransFORM for 8 weeks show statistically significant reduction in fat and noticeable impact on longterm results as compared to patients who did not use this product. And these studies also show impressive accelerated volume reduction as early as 4 weeks after the procedure. This accelerated fat volume reduction continued 8 12 and even 24 weeks post procedure. For this reason Alastin recommends you use TransFORM on your treated area for 3 months following your CoolSculpting or other fat reduction treatment. TransFORM does not reduce fat on its own the fat cells need to be in a state of breakdown for this product to work. Once the process is kickstarted by a procedure like CoolSculpting TransFORM is off to the races. If that isnt enough this product is packed with some incredible ingredients and performs beautifully as a standalone transformative product. This product clears away damaged elastin and collagen and supports the skins natural ability to produce new elastin and collagen TriHex Technology. TransFORM also helps to increase elastin production greatly improving the texture and laxity of the skin Tetrapeptide 2 and Dill Extract. This product contains ingredients aimed at improving hydration to address crepiness Linseed and Plantain Leaf normally found above the knees and on the underside of your arms. Studies show a 63 percent reduction in crepiness in the skin of patients who used this product for 8 weeks. These studies show texture elasticity and hydration of the skin was drastically different and continued to transFORM with continued use.
$195.00 Transform Body Treatment With Trihex Teachnology
Welcome to the family! INhance is Alastins latest formulation having just joined the Alastin product line in January 2020. This product was formulated to enhance dermal filler and microneedling results and minimize postinjection side effects most notably redness swelling and bruising. You are among the majority if you experience bruising after microneedling lip cheek or nasolabial fold filler treatments. This product reduces the appearance of swelling Ledum & Arnica Montana Extracts minimizes bruising and accelerates its resolution by delivering a unique blend of peptides ChromaFADE technology to efficiently penetrate the skin support the removal of excess iron and break down hemoglobin associated with bruising. In other words this product greatly improves the post procedure experience. Studies show 73 percent less bruising in terms of color intensity and duration in patients who used INhance after their treatment. These studies also note bruising in INhance patient never reached the same level of intensity following their mirconeedling or injection treatments as compared to those who did not use INhance postprocedure. INhance patients actually exhibited less bruising and quicker healing. By day 8 their bruising was gone. Another fun fact these studies show patients who did not use INhance postprocedure experienced up to 125 percent more swelling by day 4 as compared to patients who used INhance. And theres more. Alastin has packed this product with super ingredients to plump volumize Hexapeptide 38 and hydrate the skin Silver Mushroom Hyaluronic Acid and Hydroxymethoxphyeny Decanone and support elastin and collagen production TriHex Technology. The amount of TriHex Technology in this product is similar to that found in hero Alastin products formulated to specifically address the dreaded fine lines and wrinkles. Basically INhance is a workhorse when it comes to addressing aging concerns. This product comes in a small dose and is intended for spot treatment 4 times per day for 10 days but there is no doubt about the therapeutic longterm results beyond this timeframe.
$55.00 Inhance Post Injection Serum With Trihex Teachnology