Alastin Restorative Skin Complex Review for Mature Skin

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Collagen and elastin are to the skin what water is to the body. They plump and lift, provide volume that fights sagging, and diminish the appearance of wrinkles. As we age, we lose both of these proteins, so we rely on our diets, our lifestyles, and yes, our products to compensate.
the difference. I recently found a gold star formula to top up my collagen and elastin cup: Alastin Restorative Skin Complex ($199).

This product caught my eye because studies show that regular use leads to long-lasting results. Its TriHex technology builds collagen and elastin by stimulating your body’s natural production of the two, so every day you apply it, you’re strengthening your skin for the long haul.

Lauren Sawyer, a medical esthetician at SkinSpirit Katy in Texas, loves this product, which she says is popular with her medspa clients. “It contains 38 different peptides that restore volume and elasticity to the skin. And it contains antioxidants that repair, rejuvenate and ameliorate free radical damage in the environment and help protect from further sun damage.” If you’re middle-aged, you’ve had years of that damage behind you, but building that protective barrier will protect you from any future damage.

“Most dermatologists probably recommend Alastin for older skin because it has this unique restorative property,” says board-certified dermatologist Rachel Pritzker, MD. “The flagship product, Alastin Restorative Skin Complex ($199), can really melt away damaged skin while repairing and growing collagen and elastic tissue, and it has ingredients to help with inflammation and make skin look luminous.”

As someone who isn’t a fan of putting a Band-Aid on a problem, I like any product that makes a lasting difference. So I committed to using Restorative Skin Complex every morning for four weeks, which, believe me, was no problem.

The cream is lush, not heavy, not greasy, just smooth and absorbent. I like pump dispensers for their ease of use and the “one pump covers all” idea. In this case, he needed much less of a pump. Fortunately, the discharge is easy to control and, over time,
I found that a few drops gave me the perfect coverage. The cream is odorless, and hallelujah for that! Coming off a highly scented product that I could never recommend, I really appreciated that factor.

My only complaint was that upon studying the bottle, I noticed that there was no SPF, which I expected in a daily moisturizer. So while the directions suggest using this cream both morning and night, keep in mind that you’ll need to add sunscreen to your morning routine.

I used Restorative Skin Complex after cleansing and applying the serum each morning. The most noticeable improvement is an overall radiance to my skin – the dullness and dryness that comes with age has been completely eliminated. I also noticed that my previously uneven skin tone (a little redness here, a little paleness there) improved visibly and dramatically. My complexion is now clear, bright and even, so I rarely have to use foundation, something I relied on on a daily basis before using this product.

Sawyer wasn’t surprised. “Studies show that after 12 weeks, your skin will look 6 years younger,” she says. Yes please.

Although it packs a punch in the anti-aging department, the formula is fine for anyone to use. Even for clients who have undergone procedures such as microneedling and laser treatments, it has been known to speed up the healing process to help smooth and soothe the skin. Plus, it’s non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, paraben-free, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

As part of Alastin’s Restore and Renew line, Restorative Skin Complex is a shining star. Amplifies your collagen and elastin for a smoother complexion while contributing to stronger, healthier looking skin for years to come.

To learn more about why derms say peptides are the GOAT for skin firming, check out the video below.

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