Water & Boswellia Serrata (Frankincense) Extract & Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract & Camellia Sinensis (Purple Tea) Leaf Extract & Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate & Saccharomyces Lysate
Elastiflex IQ is a skin elasticity primer powered by natural actives. The process of aging is continuous and unavoidable, and we are hyper-aware of the aging effects on our skin as it is the most visible organ. The eternal desire of people around the world is to live younger… or at least to look younger!
Skin aging is induced by both intrinsic factors (inevitable physiological processes) and extrinsic factors (sun exposure, air pollution, smoking, poor nutrition). There is a general atrophy of the extracellular matrix, resulting in an overall disruption of the structural integrity of the skin. The active compounds of Elastiflex IQ work to balance and restore skin elasticity by improving the extracellular matrix structure, boosting natural skin moisturization and combating oxidative stress.
Bio-Hacked BCR™ is a proprietary fermentation technology combining biome-friendly probiotics, Lactobacillus plantarum and Saccharomyces boulardi, with prebiotic superfoods. The process yields a POSTBIOTIC broth brimming with micronutrients that are supportive to the environment of the skin microbiome. It is a clean and sustainable methodology that extracts a full spectrum of plant derived actives with enhanced bioavailability to boost efficacy and accelerate the onset of benefits to the skin.
The Bio-Hacked fermentation of purple tea, Centella asiatica and Boswellia serrata delivers a combination of activity resulting in plump, supple, youthful skin.
Centella asiatica is a perennial herbaceous plant widely used in traditional medicine as a skin healer. It contains a triterpenic fraction composed of asiaticoside, madecassoside, asiatic acid, and madecassic acid, and all of these molecules have been reported to promote collagen synthesis (I and III). Studies have shown that the triterpenic fraction contributes to ECM (extracellular matrix) remodeling by regulating the MMP (matrix metalloproteinases)/TIMP (tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases) balance, as well as upregulating fibronectin synthesis in fibroblasts.
Boswellia Serrata is traditionally known for its spiritual significance as the plant that produces Frankincense. The soothing resin derived from Boswellia Serrata has been used since ancient times in Ayurveda as a healing remedy for skin. The terpenoid compound, known as boswellic acid, acts by inhibiting the specific enzymes responsible for inflammation and protects the skin against degenerative processes in the extracellular matrix.
Purple tea leaves are processed and prepared the same way as green tea leaves, and while both plants contain the same five principal compounds, purple tea contains significantly higher levels of the potent polyphenols (GHG, EGCG, ECG) than green, black, or oolong teas. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), one of the major components in purple tea has been shown to promote skin hydration, as well as, antioxidant and anti-pigmentation properties. Real Time PCR studies show that EGCG upregulates the expression of natural moisturizing factor (NMF)-related genes, hyaluronic acid synthase (HAS) and filaggrin (FLG), and downregulates hyaluronidase (HYAL), all of which have a positive effect on natural skin hydration and improved moisture retention.