NIODNeck Elasticity Catalyst (NEC)
- 4.50 - 5.50
These technologies respect the elasticity protein—or elastin—and elastic fibres for a direct increase in the look of elasticity:
Fundamental Protein Tetrapeptide
Leontopodic Acid (Plant Biotechnology)
Plantamajoside Phenylpropanoid Complex (Plant Biotechnology)
These technologies help to reduce the appearance of lax skin which is generally caused by the key enzyme that breaks down elastin—or elastase—and progerin—a truncated protein that causes dysfunctional cellular aging. (Please note that Elastin is “good” and Elastase is “bad” and some articles misspell—or, worse, mistake—these two components for one another.)
Amino Complex Of Arginyl-Tryptophyl-Diphenyl-Glycine
Bio-Complex Of Trifluoroacetylated Tripeptide
These technologies work to increase the look of skin density—as a secondary mechanism to support the look of viscoelasticity and reduce the appearance of persistent irregularities.
Circulatory Push-Pull Biotechnology of Caffeine, Carnitine and Bitter Ginger
Multi-Stimulatory (<10 kDa) Direct-Form Hyaluronic Acid
Not to be confused with any form of hyaluronic acid used generally in skincare, this technology is not a sodium salt of Hyaluronic Acid—or in simple terms, not to be confused with sodium hyaluronate—and is able to increase the look of dermal density, resulting in overall visible elasticity in a novel way not directly correlated to elastin. (It’s important to reiterate that this non-salt, 10kDa-molecular-weight form of direct Hyaluronic Acid is not a surface or below-surface hydration technology, unlike most common salt forms of HA.)
Patch tests are an easy way to help predict if you may experience a negative initial reaction to a new product. It is recommended to perform a patch test before incorporating any new product into your regimen. We have outlined a general method for conducting your own patch test below based on the type of product.
- Apply a small amount of the product onto a clean area of skin on the upper forearm.
- Keep the area dry.
- If the product has a specified duration of use, rinse off after this time has elapsed. Otherwise rinse off after 24 hours.
- If any redness, burning, itching, blistering or irritation is observed at any time throughout the test, do not use the product.
For more product specific information, review our Patch Testing Guide.