ElastinCollagen’s ultimate natural complement
Our scientists have recognized the important function of the elastin protein in the skin.
In order to maintain active skin hydration and elasticity in the connective tissues, our research team deemed it necessary to take a particular interest in the way elastin operates to learn more about the source of its efficiency and how it degrades.
Elastin is the main protein in the elastic fibres in the connective tissues (the dermis). The components of this protein influence the elasticity and firmness of the skin. Although elastin makes up only a small percentage of the connective tissues, it plays a crucial role in the skin’s hydration.
The passage of time
Here is a concrete example to better illustrate how elastin and collagen interact: suppose you want to bundle a number of pencils together. Your first thought will be to use an elastic rubber band. Well, elastin (the elastic) plays exactly the same role with collagen molecules (the pencils): it binds them together.
When the skin is young, the elastin fibres are thin and stretchable. This is what makes the skin fresh and supple. Unfortunately, age brings about changes in the dermis, which results in the loss of elasticity and moisture in the connective tissues. As a result, the elastin fibres become disproportionately thick, causing lesions that break up the elastin fibres. This is when sagging and other outward physiological signs of skin deficiencies become noticeable, whether they are premature or biological, resulting in the formation of wrinkles in the skin.
What makes Clayton Shagal’s elastin different
The elastin’s quality relies largely on its composition, how it degrades and is reconstructed, and how it is extracted. Unfortunately, many competitors have disregarded the specific requirements for extracting elastin molecules and neglected the basic procedures and required caution necessary at each stage of the operation to extract clean and unaltered macromolecules.
The extraction of elastin demands extreme precision and care in maintaining the exact molecular weight and the unaltered structure of the protein so that it is transferable and capable of delivering real, long-term benefits in terms of the skin’s turgor.
Most of the elastin found on the market is extensively hydrolytically decomposed and has a molecular weight below 10,000 Gamma, which has no significant effect on the elastin’s efficiency. These products no longer contain typical elastin protein structures, and they cannot be compared with Clayton Shagal’s Alpha-Elastin in terms of either chemical structure or effectiveness.
Clayton Shagal’s Alpha-Elastin extraction process takes approximately 30 days. The molecule is partially hydrolyzed while its structure remains intact.
Unfortunately, by passing these essential procedures in order to extract elastin molecules in one day instead of the normally prescribed thirty is difficult, if not impossible to do without adversely affecting the quality standards and results sought for maximum firming and hydration skin effects.
Once again, our chemists have shown great ingenuity in extracting macromolecular proteins that can be transferred to human skin without injections. The molecular composition of natural elastin determines its insolubility in oil and fat substances. To counteract this phenomenon, our laboratory has formulated Clayton Shagal’s Alpha-Elastin proteins in the form of gels and extracts, which allow in-depth penetration.