I have been using Sustainable Youth Products for almost a month now and I must tell you this is one of the few anti-aging brands on the market that actually delivers what it promises. I am using their Immune Performance Revitalizing Serum and Immune Performance Elasticity Cream with great success so far .
Active Ingredients used in Sustainable Youth Products
So what makes their products work? What are the active ingredients used in Sustainable Youth Cream and Serum? Their ingredient list looks pretty long, specially the cream and some of you might even get shocked to see alcohol as the 1st and 3rd ingredient on their Revitalizing Serum and Elasticity Cream Labels respectively. But it is below 5% in both the cream and serum. Alcohol in the Serum is 4% and in the Cream is 5%.
The alcohol they use is certified organic alcohol and is derived from fermented sugarcane. I have always reacted badly to alcohol based products but my skin seems to tolerate organic ethanol which is usually found in Lavera and Weleda Products too and Sustainable Youth uses the same type of organic ethanol.
Their active ingredient is called Alasta, I was curious to know what it was so emailed them and this is what they have to say-
Alasta is essentially a new type of Aloe extract, taken from the rind of the plant as opposed to the inner flesh. This is the most potent part of the plant. Here is a brief summary of Alasta from our website:
The National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR) at the University of Mississippi isolated immune-stimulating extracts discovered inside the rind of the aloe plant which are exclusively used by Sustainable Youth®. These extracts are transformed into the active complex Alasta™ with extreme care and precision through a proprietary, organic extraction process that protects its potent bio-activity.
• Orally or topically, our technology appears to stimulate immune cells in a way that helps reduce inflammation and increase skin elasticity as evidenced in our in vitro scientific studies and our muscle and joint pain clinical trials.
• Antioxidants address free radicals that are already created as a result of inflammation, while our technology appears to prevent and reduce inflammation.
• Less inflammation can result in less oxidative stress and free radical reactions and, therefore, less collagen cross-linking and breakdown, which helps increase elasticity and firmness.
• Additionally, the lifted and more youthful appearance of sagging skin evidenced in consumer case studies indicates that our products help increase elastin production and reduce elastin cross-linking.
• Alasta™ is a sustainable and renewable technology. No part of the plant is wasted.
Sounds great! But I was not convinced that it could actually start to show the result in the very first week until I started to notice the results.
Their other main ingredients are Organic Green Tea, White Tea, Rooibos Tea and Rice Extracts.
Their cream and serum also contain organic essential oils of Basil, Clove Leaf, Lemon, Lavender, Orange, Bergamot, Fennel, Rosewood, Eucalyptus, Moisturizing Carrier Oils like Jojoba, Coconut, Macadamia, Sweet Almond and soothing extracts like Licorice, Cucumber Fruit etc.
Their products are paraben free.
Do Sustainable Youth Products Work?
This is their claim-
“Clinically proven to help improve skin elasticity and firmness up to 72 percent in only 8 weeks of use. Consumer case studies show visible signs of improvement in only 2 weeks of use and consumers report benefits in as little as 1 week of use.”
When I first applied their serum, it absorbed immediately but it felt incomplete as if my skin needed some more hydration so I followed the serum with their Elasticity Cream and it took care of the hydration part. Their cream is not too rich, its pretty light and both the products smell fresh and natural. I could feel the difference almost immediately, my face felt lifted but I thought it was just psychological until I actually started to notice the results. Their serum and cream have worked together well to make my skin firmer and more refined.
Price and Availability
Retail Price of their Elasticity Cream 1oz – $80 but now its on sale for $65
Revitalizing Serum 1oz- $80 and now its on sale for $65
These products are available exclusively at Sustainable Youth’s Website