With so many skin care products out on the market, it’s hard to know where to even begin looking or what to try and what effect it will have to the skin. I have a select few that I personally love for myself and always recommend to each and every client. One in particular is Elastin Gel by Clayton Shagal. This product can be used on any skin type (that’s right any skin type), at any age.
They created different levels of concentration suitable for various age groups. There’s a 5% concentration for teens to 30’s, a 10% concentration for 30’s and up, and some clinics (such as our’s) carry a 15% clinical concentration, known as Elasthy Gel, to really amp up the effect. There are higher concentrations that they make in a serum-form, but we can touch on that another time.
So what is Elastin? Elastin, is the main protein that provides elasticity to tissues; such as skin and organs. Elastin, is what will help the skin to return to its original position when it is pulled or pinched. Over the years our Elastin in our body begins to deplete thus leaving our skin with that tired and ‘droopy’ appearance. Gravity doesn’t help this either haha. So treating this will aid in preventing our skin from the inevitable.
The reason why I love Clayton Shagal, is that they dedicated their science in creating a line that your skin will actually absorb into the subcutaneous tissue, our inner most layer of skin. Their scientists reduced the size of the molecule while keeping the protein structure intact. To also ensure you are getting the best treatment, each jar comes with a little plastic spoon/scoop so that you never are contaminating the active proteins in the gel with our fingers.
Now because this is a gel, like I stated before it is safe to use on any skin type. It is very light and almost has a watery feel once applied to the skin. You thankfully don’t need to use very much at a time. Your skin can only absorb so much, so one jar tends to last roughly 3-4 months. You would use this after you cleansed your skin completely and is dry. It is used under your day moisturizer. Ideal use is to apply in the morning. Elastin Gel, is also wonderful for Acneic Skin, as it normalizes oily skin. I have a few clients that were having acne breakouts and each found that within the first few days of regular and proper use their breakouts were calming down. Amazing right! Over time it also tightens pores, minimizes redness, rosacea and broken capillaries.
I have faithfully been using Elastin Gel Plus (10% concentration) for 7 years now with my other skin care products. I believe it has kept my skin firm as I am hitting 31 soon, and helped keep my breakouts under control.