Over $20 million and 19 years of research went into the development and safety studies of the Ethocyn molecule.
Research and Development
Having beautiful, smooth and firm skin allows one to feel good about his or her appearance and have a healthy self-image – qualities that help people live better and longer. To this end, biochemist Chantal Burnison designed the breakthrough ingredient Ethocyn.
Ethocyn is a unique, patented molecule that is scientifically proven to be essential in the fight against and treatment of skin aging. Ethocyn combats intrinsic, or chronological, aging. As we age, our skin unavoidably loses the elasticity and firmness it once possessed in younger years. Ethocyn treats and reverses this intrinsic aging by increasing skin’s ability to produce elastin fibers.
Elastin gives the skin resiliency and the ability to stretch and snap back into shape, much like a rubber band. When we are young, our skin has high levels of elastin – on average, 14-18 percent. As we age, our elastin levels naturally decrease. Clinical trials confirm that in patients 40 years and older elastin levels drop to as low as 0.1% and on average are in the 9% range. For this reason, after the age of 25–30, our resilient and taut skin gives way to sagging and wrinkling, and can no longer snap back into its original firm shape.
Ethocyn’s efficacy has been proven in over 19 years of research and over $20 million in testing and development. In medically published punch biopsy clinical studies, “Ethocyn caused (p<0.001) tested individuals, between 40-72 years of age, to regain the important skin elastin fiber content of 20 year old skin” (Richard A. Strick, MD. Clinical Professor of Dermatology, UCLA School of Medicine). Independent of patients’ initial elastin fiber content, within 8 weeks of their twice daily applications, Ethocyn users showed an average of 100% improvement in their skin’s elastin content, and restoration of skin’s firmness and snapback quality. The results were identical for males and females, Caucasian and Asian skin types, and individuals from 25 to 77 years of age.
Ethocyn is applied topically twice a day: morning and evening, directly after cleansing.