Product Review: Sustainable Youth Total Immune System

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I’ve had the opportunity to try the Sustainable Youth Total Immune System, which  includes the Revitalizing Serum, the Elasticity Cream and the Elastifirm Oral Supplements.I’ve been  using the products  for more than a month now it’s time to tell you all about them.

All of the products, packaged in containers made with sustainable materials, contain organic ingredients only. The key ingredient is Alasta, which is derived from the rind of the Aloe Vera plant. Alasta is said to reduce inflammation throughout your body which then increases skin firmness and elasticity as well as improving joint and muscles health. It also has antiaging properties as it fights free radical damage and collagen decrease.

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ELASTIFIRM SUPPLEMENT
Size/Price: 60 capsules (one month supply), $65.00
What I liked: easy to swallow, natural ingredients
What I didn’t like: may forget to take the tablets sometimes
The Supplement bottle contains 60 tablets, all made with organic ingredients only, to be taken twice a day. The capsules aren’t too big so they are easy to swallow and because the packaging is very light, it is also easy to carry it in your bag. The only problem you may have is to forget to take them sometimes. I took them everyday, although on some days later than usual because I kept forgetting! Sesame of Viva Woman also reported that the supplement helped with her backache.

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REVITALIZING SERUM
Size/Price: 30ml, $80.00
What I liked: absorbs easily, natural ingredients, tightens and softens skin
What I didn’t like: can be drying for dry skin
The serum has a lightweight, liquid consistency that absorbs easily into the skin and doesn’t leave any greasy or sticky residue, although it feels slightly drying. Straight after application, my skin feels tight and very smooth. The scent is natural, fresh and pleasant. Apart from Alasta, it contains, although in small quantities, an alcohol derived from sugar cane that is used not only to preserve the product but to give skin a fresh feeling as well. It also contains several natural oils, like Glycine soja oil (an oil derived from wild soybeans) that have emollient properties.

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ELASTICITY CREAM
Size/Price: 30ml, $80.00
What I liked: absorbs easily, natural ingredients, moisturizes normal to oily skin well
What I didn’t like: not moisturizing enough for dry skin
Just after the serum, I apply the cream, both twice a day. The cream has a light consistency and a natural, fresh smell as well. The pump makes it easy to get just the right amount of product you need. It absorbs quickly and moisturizes my combination skin well, leaving it feeling very soft and looking radiant. But I think this cream is too light and not moisturizing enough for people with dry skin. Nikki of Askmewhats, who has dry skin, thinks so too. Check out her review here.
Like the serum, this contains small concentrations of alcohol as well to preserve the cream and give skin a smooth feel. It also contains several natural oils, like Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil and Sweet Almond Oil, all of which have moisturizing properties.

My Overall Experience
All of the products work really well for my combination skin and I can see a slight improvement in how my skin looks and feels. My skin feels very soft, smooth and clearer and I noticed it is a bit firmer too.

I can’t say much about the antiaging effects because I’m still quite young. I only have a few fine lines on my forehead and around the eyes, which are still there but smoother and less noticeable than before.

I wouldn’t say the products work miracles and if that is what you’re expecting you will be disappointed. I could definitely see an improvement, but not a dramatic one. But overall, the products work and give good results.

All the products can be purchased on Sustainable Youth website: www.sustainableyouthproducts.com. The prices are a bit expensive but at the moment Sustainable Youth is doing a promotion and you can get all three products for $150.00 (reduced from $225.00). The single products are reduced too: $55 for the supplements and $65.00 each for the serum and cream.

If you’re not interested in the whole set, you can always purchase just one or two of the products. You will still see the results, although it will take longer.

Summary
Overall, Sustainable Youth Total Immune System works very well for me. Although it didn’t dramatically improve my skin, the results are noticeable: my skin is moisturized, soft, brighter and tighter. Fine lines didn’t disappear but are less visible and smoother. I would recommend them to people with normal/combination/oily skin, but the system may not be moisturizing enough for dry skin.

Rating: 4/5

Disclosure: this item was sent by PR for consideration. For more information, please see my disclaimer.

5 Comment

  1. What sort of alcohol is used as a preservative? You mentioned it twice in the post, but didn’t go into details, which is unlike your usual product reviews. I’d like to learn more about it!

  2. I’ve been wanting to try it since I did a lot of eyelid tugging back in high school when I didn’t know about much about skincare and such. Though I think I’m still a little young to worry about getting old. I think I might try the ELASTICITY CREAM to see if it can help with some of my lines. Can you do an update on these products when you have used it a bit longer? Like a progress post? Nice review as always Gio!
    .-= Dee´s last blog ..Benefit “That Gal” + Some Projects =-.

  3. (Gio, there is nothing against you.) Personally, from the way they name the product “Sustainable Youth Total Immune system anti aging yada yada”, I consider the whole line looks like a gimmick: There is only claims and no even the basic mechanism how that “patent compound” I mean, I would understand if they avoid detail to keep competitive but come on, they don’t even want to give a basic idea why is that compound potent…

    Especially the pills, full of organic ingredients (That’s all the information they provided?)I mean, I kind of think that they at most multivitamin but likely to be something very random(If I were to put something in my mouth, I might want to make sure that it at least from some credible companies) .Why don’t I just eat fresh fruit?

    I also found the before-after pictures quite amusing…Some of the afters actually look worse than before, like the arm becomes saggier in the “after” (If they don’t even pay attention to labeling the pictures, I wonder how much effort they put into the “research”) And as a physics geek, I doubt that a bottle of capsule will reverse gravitation (make sagging skin go back.)

    Anyway, I would rather pay 50% of their price to get a set of good cleanser+sunscreen+basic moisturizer from some exciting brands with good credibility.
    .-= Citrine´s last blog ..Jane Shimmering Bronzer in Tahiti =-.

  4. Danielle: the reason why I didn’t mention the name of the alcohol is because it is stated as simply Alcohol on the ingredient list. The company says it is certified organic ethanol, which is derived from fermented sugar cane and is used to preserve the products and give a refreshing and smooth feeling to the skin. I didn’t react bad to the alcohol and I didn’t find it drying either. The serum was just slightly drying on my cheeks (my skin is dry there and oily on the t-zone), but it was ok once I applied the moisturizer. I think the slight oily dry feeling was more to blame on the formula of the serum than the alcohol because the moisturizer contains the same ingredient but isn’t drying at all.

    Dao: that’s the downside of pills, they work but if you’re not used to take them, you just keep forgetting.. The prices are a bit steep, esp for students, but at least they work so it’s nice to know you’re not just throwing money away.

    Dee: thanks and of course I can, although I don’t think the results will be much different. Unfortunately no cream can make wrinkles disappear but they can moisturize and make them look less visible, and some contain ingredients, like antioxidants, that can slow down the aging process by preventing new winkles from forming. But I did notice than my fine lines are less visible since I started using these products and should I experience any new improvements (or lack of) I’ll surely report back. :)

    Citrine: to be honest I shared most of your concerns too, esp regarding the supplements. I think that our bodies benefit more from getting all the proteins, vitamins and everything else they need from a healthy and balanced diet than from pills that contain the same substances. I used the supplements in conjunction with the other two products, so I can’t really say how good they are on their own but overall the system works.
    I tend not to take too seriously all the claims made by all companies as very often they are exaggerated but I am always willing to try any new products, provided they don’t contain any nasty ingredients, as everyone’s skin is different and you never know what may work for you. Since the products work well for me I’m obliged to say so but these aren’t miracles products and they won’t reverse gravitation or make wrinkles disappear. Make them less noticeable yes, but disappear no. My lines are still there, just less visible.
    Overall, I liked the products and they worked better than most other creams I tried that just stay on the surface and don’t really do anything. But I also tried other creams like Olay day moisturizer that gave me pretty much the same results. If one feels in investing in the products and can afford it, why not? They give good results after all, but so do other creams. At the end of the day, it’s just a matter of personal preference.

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