Gattefossé fights gravity-induced skin sagging


EleVastin is said to strengthen the elasticity of the skin, giving it the support it needs to cope with downward pressure

Gravity enables us to stand on the planet Earth, we can’t escape from it. Though the laws of gravity are inescapable, the side effects they have on our skin don't have to be.

EleVastin is the targeted solution to gravity-induced skin  sagging. The ingredient strengthens the elasticity of the skin, giving it the support needed to cope with this downward pressure.

Renewed elastic potential

The efficacy of EleVastin has been demonstrated using various models of increasing complexity. The ingredient boosts key proteins involved in the synthesis and maintenance of functional elastic fibers: elastin, fibrillin-1 and fibulin-5.

It also protects elastic fibers against their degradation by elastases. Through this mechanism of action, it ensures an increase of the density of elastic fibers coupled with an augmented skin elasticity. These last outcomes have been obtained using an advanced spheroid model developed in our cell culture laboratory.

To learn more, watch the interview of Dr HDR Nicolas Bechetoille, Skin Biology Research Manager, below.

Fighting gravity-induced ageing signs

Tested at 1% only, on 37 volunteers, the ingredient proved its capacity to reduce drooping of the lower face. Skin elasticity is significantly improved vs. placebo. Facial contours are better defined, and deep vertical wrinkles are significantly reduced.

A novel and original measure of the effects of gravity on facial morphology was adopted, confirming the ability of EleVastin to limit the impact of gravity on aging signs of the face.

More explanations are given in the video by Viviane Bardin, Substantiation Manager, below.

100% natural origin content

Traditional plants used for therapeutic or culinary purposes are an unlimited source of inspiration for Gattefossé scientists. One of these plants, Murraya koenigii, has been used for hundreds of years in ayurvedic medicine and in cuisine.

In association with our local, long-time partner, leafy stems of the Murraya koenigii tree are manually harvested from fertilizer-free plots in the preserved environment of La Reunion island. Perfect traceability is ensured from the tree to Gattefossé laboratories.

A rich pool of  synergistic phytomolecules is obtained using an innovative blend of solvents from plant origin and gentle extraction process. This results in a 100% natural origin content according to the norm ISO 16128 and a COSMOS approved ingredient.

Discover the mechanism of action of Elevastin in 3D animation.

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