Elastin normally gives skin the ability to snap back, but becomes damaged due to age and sun overexposure. This causes the skin to stretch, have less spring and become unable to resist gravity. With age, we also lose facial volume due to loss of collagen, fat, muscle and bone, which normally give support and structure to the skin. Ultimately, these losses result in loose, slackened, skin that creates creases along the sides of the mouth, bags, hooded eyelids, sagging jawlines and an overall crepey texture.
Marine Elastin is one of the best ingredients to prevent and improve lack of elasticity as it replenishes lost or damaged elastin. It also tones, firms, tightens and improves skin density while protecting the surface of the skin. Marine elastin can be found in the Pevonia® Évolutive Eye Cream; Micro-Retinol® Essential Moisturizer; Hydrating Cleanser; Hydrating Toner; Firming Marine Elastin Cream; Eye Contour; Intensifier Elastin & Sorghum; Age-Defying Myoxy-Caviar® Balm and De-Aging Body Balm – Papaya Pineapple.
Sorghum is a newer natural skincare ingredient that delivers amazing firming and wrinkle-reducing results. This botanical syrup from a cereal plant originated in India and basically forms an adhesive “net” that induces immediate and lasting tightening effects on the skin. Note: This non-occlusive “film” is breathable, so it will not clog pores. Consumer trials proved reduction of wrinkle volume by 25.7 percent, depth by 23.8 percent and surface occupied by wrinkles 23.4 percent.
This revolutionary ingredient contains polysaccharides, Vitamins B2, Vitamin C, potassium and iron, plus other vitamins and minerals that greatly benefit the appearance of the skin. Fructose and glucose in the polysaccharides build a network and interact with the outermost layer of the skin, also known as corneocytes to create a tightening effect. The water-soluble antioxidant Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is essential for normal reproduction, growth and repair of skin, nails and hair as it helps process amino acids and fats, activates Vitamin B6 and folic acid, and is involved in energy production and tissue respiration.
Vitamin C stimulates production of collagen, elastin and other vital skin components, and helps heal and protect the skin from environmental assault, which firms and improves wrinkles. It also inhibits hyperpigmentation or dark spots by inhibiting tyrosinase production. Potassium helps the body produce new cells, balance skin moisture and quickly heals skin injuries for optimal skin health. Iron helps transfer oxygen from one body cell to another and is required by every body part to perform routine functions. Sorghum is in Pevonia’s Intensifier Elastin & Sorghum, lumafirm® Eye Contour and lumafirm® Body Moisturizer – Firm & Glow.
Kombucha, known as the “long-life mushroom,” is a newer ingredient on the skincare front that delivers an immediate, visible and cumulative tightening effect, creating a firmer look and feel to the skin. It also smoothes, hydrates and improves skin radiance. It is proven to increase activity of the enzyme (G3PDH) vital for the lipid storage by 136 percent in 6 short days, plus smooth the micro-depressionary network of the skin by 16.2 percent after 14 days. Kombucha is in Pevonia’s lumafirm® Repair Cream – Lift and Glow, lumafirm® Eye Contour and lumafirm® Body Moisturizer – Firm & Glow listed as saccharomyces/xylinum/black tea ferment.
Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3 and 7 are both short chains of four amino acids, mainly glycine, glutamine, proline and arginine that improve elasticity, firmness and tone plus hydrate, soften and protect against premature aging. Palmitoyl Tetapeptide-3 is in Pevonia’s Timeless Eye Contour, Stem Cells Phyto-Elite® Intensive Cream and lumafirm® Repair Cream – Lift and Glow.
Additional firming ingredients include horsetail leaf extract (equisetum arvense) found in the Dry Skin Cleanser and Combination Skin Cleanser, and algae extract (oligosaccharides) found in the Timeless Repair Serum, Timeless Repair Cream and Timeless Eye Contour.
To complement your home care efforts and speed up the anti-aging process, schedule one of these firming Pevonia professional treatments: Stem Cells Phyto-Elite® Freeze-Dried Treatment, lumafirm® Freeze-Dried Professional Treatment*, SkinFit Mask, Elasto-Firm Mask Treatment, facial with Elastin Polypeptides with Sorghum. To firm the body, schedule the lumafirm® Body Treatment or De-Aging Tropicale Body Wraps. Tip: A series of 3-6 treatments is recommended for best results.
*Clinical studies revealed that one hour after a lumafirm® Freeze-Dried Treatment elasticity and skin resilience improved, skin texture was firmer and smoother plus hydration and overall complexion radiance were enhanced.