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Sustainable Youth's Immune Performance serum, cream and supplements

Is a Solution for:
Sagging Skin
March 12, 2009 Reviewed by Marta 7 Comments
Sustainable Youth is a brand new company with a brand new product line. So if YOU dare to try it, you could be one of the first. Just think, you could be one of those out-there creatures who are 'early adopters'. First with the i-phone, a Kindle before your neighbors.... Who cares, when you could be the first to uncover the  secret of Alasta.

Seriously, there is a lot to want to get to know here. Sustainable (isn't that a name for the zeitgeist?) Youth's Immune Performance Elasticity Cream and Revitalizing Serum are brimming with organic, natural ingredients. There are no parabens - only a patent-pending natural preservative. And there is a coherent theory about anti-aging that is at the heart of the formulas. No jumping on bandwagons with a couple of peptides and a dash of vitamin E here.

So here is the theory and the whole Alasta thing. Sustainable Youth believes that you need to control inflammation to prevent aging. Actually, there is plenty of research about this as Claire found when researching her post on Is Chronic Inflammation Behind Skin Aging. Chronic inflammation has been linked to a wide range of diseases including heart disease, amongst others. Inflammation can also lead to oxidative stress. The idea is balance and reinforce the immune system with anti-inflammatories and you will stay healthy with improved skin.

So how do you do that? Enter Alasta. This is aloe vera with a twist. We already know that aloe vera has been shown to boost collagen. And researchers at Tokyo Women’s Medical College in Japan have shown that certain lectins (a type of protein) in aloe gel may stimulate the immune system to increase production of killer cells, or naturally occurring lymphocytes that kill bacteria and tumor cells. However, The University of Mississippi's  pioneering division that researches pharmaceuticals from natural products has isolated immune-stimulating extracts within the rind of the aloe plant.

The humble rind has traditionally got a bad rap and been dismissed as having no nutritional value. At best it has been described as 'protective" and a transporter of starch. So if it is being snatched from nature's scrap heap by Mississippian scientists that's all to the good as far as I am concerned.

Sustainable Youth has three products that I'll be trying out: Revitalizing Serum, Elasticity Cream and Elastifirm oral supplement. We have two great offers for ten would-be reviewers:

  1. five sets of Elasticity Cream and Revitalizing Serum

  2. five sets of Elasticity Cream and the Supplements

Please note that Sustainable Youth wants us to pass on the email addresses of entrants. So by leaving a comment persuading us that you are deserving and will stand by your commitment to send us your feedback on the products you are also giving us permission to pass on your name and email address. Since TIA would never normally give your details to vendors, we are making it very explicit here that this is a condition of this offer. Anyway, send us your shipping address to with Alasta in the subject line and hopefully you'll be ahead of the pack in trying out this brand new product.

And I look forward to comparing notes with you as I try them out myself.

Ingredients in Immune Performance™ Elasticity Cream

Water, Caprylic/CapricTriglyceride, Alcohol,Glycerin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil,Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Steareth-2, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Potassium Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Steareth-21, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cucumis Sativus Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Palm Glycerides, Potassium Lauroyl Wheat Amino Acids, Sodium Chloride, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Alasta™), Canola Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Picea Mariana Leaf Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil, Piper Nigrum (Pepper) Fruit Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill) Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Silica, Xanthan Gum, Bentonite, Capryloyl Glycine, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Sodium Hydroxide

Ingredients in Immune Performance™ Revitalizing Serum:

Water, Alcohol, Glycerin, Maltodextrin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Alasta™), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Pectin, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tropolone, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Citric Acid
  • September 28, 2010

    by Rebecca Morris

    I would love to give it a go... always looking to find the secret of stopping time before the knife catches up with me....

  • March 25, 2009

    by Gertrude Allen

    While it's true that the clinical studies conducted on behalf of the manufacturer were 8- and 12-weeks long for the topical and oral supplement, respectively, Sustainable Youth also conducted case studies last fall in which participants noticed visible results in just 4 weeks, with many consumers reporting benefits in as little as 1 week. (You can visit to view before and after photographs taken after 4 weeks on both the topical and oral products.) So, it is definitely worth evaluating results after the first 4 weeks of use.

    Gertrude Allen
    Sustainable Youth Technologies

  • March 23, 2009

    by Michelle

    Hi Marta,

    I just got a surprise package from you containing the Alasta products in the mail the other day! I had no idea I made it as one of the few to try out this product! Thank you so much for allowing me to try it!! ^_^ I have some questions about it. The bottle says that there should be about a 72% improvement in about 8 weeks (I think this is for the serum), and 12 weeks for the pills. It says to apply the serum morning and night, and also to take one pill in the morning, and one at night. However, the bottle only contains 60 pills, which will probably last for about 30 days if taken as directed. Since it says it'll take 12 weeks to notice results, I was wondering if the 30 days is enough time to make a judgement. Well, I guess there's only one way to find out-I'll try it anyway and see if it does anything! ^_^ Then again, I'll probably question whether it was the serum working, or the pills. Or maybe both.

  • March 20, 2009

    by Steph

    ps. I would prefer to try the cream and supplements as a great believer in beauty from inside-out, but also happy to try cream and serum if all available...

  • March 20, 2009

    by Steph

    Hi, would love to be a guinea pig trying this stuff out! I have been umming and ahhing about committing to some of the more 'harsh' sounding products such as Alpha Hydroxy etc for months but was looking for a natural alternative as I am a natural/organic freak! I also write about sustainability issues in the UK so there you go. Can be counted upon to leave proper feedback as I am an anti-aging freak and well into supporting the cause of ongoing, free research into what does and doesn't work. No problem with name/email being shared with the vendor - look forward to hearing from you!

  • March 12, 2009

    by Jess

    Ooh, I was just reading about this! I'm on a C serum/peptide/salicylic/sunscreen AM regimen and retin-A/salicylic/peptide PM regimen and this sounds incredible, particularly the supplements.

    So cool that the Alasta is so high up in the ingredients list too.

  • March 12, 2009

    by Lisa

    So exciting! I love trying new products expecially using a holistic (beauty/health from the inside and out) approach which is something very fascinating to me. I would welcome the opportunity to see if the "stop anti-aging by reducing/eliminating inflammation" theory holds up. I have read many studies about it but have yet had the opportunity to test it via topical skin treatments along with supplemenation. Providing feedback on TIA regarding this exciting concept would be a bonus! I appreciate the consideration and have no problem with my email/name being shared with the vendor. Thank you...

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