This ingredient is no longer used in Xtend-Life skincare and has been replaced with our clinically proven signature ingredient Kanapa™.
Fights the visible signs of aging … and protects your skin against further damage
A key ingredient in our Xtend-Life skincare range
Promotes firmness and elasticity in the skin
- Helps to reduce redness associated with inflammation or sensitive skin
Improves the brightness and radiance of the skin, giving your face a more even, creamy complexion.
Xtend TK contains Keratin, a natural substance extracted from the wool of New Zealand sheep. (The wool is sourced from selected farmers with trusted protocols, to ensure premium quality and full traceability.)
Keratin is a protein found throughout everyone’s body, and it has an important structural role in the skin. The ability to convert natural keratin into a form that is readily-available to the skin is a recent breakthrough achieved by research scientists in New Zealand.
Xtend TK is almost like a ‘liquid skin’
The form of Keratin in Xtend TK, unlike other forms of keratin is very similar to the basic protein found in human skin. This means it is very effective in rejuvenating the skin. This means Xtend TK is almost like applying a ‘liquid skin’ to your face and body.
An added bonus of Xtend TK is that appears to smooth skin by forming an invisible layer over the surface of your skin. This not only appears to smooth the skin, but the invisible film also refracts light, so your skin looks more radiant.
Xtend TK helps to stimulate the regrowth of collagen and elastin
One of the reasons you can get lines and wrinkles is because you start losing the collagen in your skin. Xtend TK works to stimulate your collagen to grow again. In fact, it is proven in clinical trials to stimulate not only the regrowth of collagen but also works to stimulate another vital skin protein - elastin. As your collagen and elastin levels increase, your skin will regain a youthful glow!
It also stimulates the regrowth of skin cells
Scientific studies show the Keratin in Xtend TK also helps to stimulate the production of new skin cells. This is because it contains zinc protein complexes, in low concentrations, which are useful for both the repair and maintenance of the skin. The low concentrations of copper protein play a vital role in skin health, by helping restore the skin’s ability to heal itself.
Both zinc and copper, when bound to a protein, have been shown to be very effective in regenerating new tissue, as well as increasing the synthesis of collagen and elastin. Increased thickness of the outer layer of the skin results in smooth, supple and youthful skin.
The proteins in Xtend TK have a significant, rapid and long-term effect on the skin’s firmness
By increasing its elasticity and moisture retention, the proteins in Xtend TK penetrate deeply into the skin, supporting its natural protein structure and helping the skin to retain moisture.
Studies show a sustained 14% improvement in skin moisture retention over 18 days. They also show a sustained improvement in skin elasticity of 42% over 18 days.
Xtend TK helps to reduce the appearance of redness
Xtend TK blocks PGE2 production, the major biochemical pathway leading to inflammation and redness in the skin. If left unchecked, over time, this inflammation will lead to a further breakdown of important structural protein in the skin.
Xtend TK promotes brightness and radiance
A major reason why skin loses its vitality, is through oxidative stress. This is caused particularly by UV exposure and environmental pollutants. It can cause brown spots on the skin and other signs of distress.
Healthy skin cells overcome the effects of oxidative stress by producing antioxidants, which fight harmful free radicals. Xtend TK contains highly potent, type of enzymatic antioxidant which, unlike other products, one molecule of these powerful Xtend TK antioxidants can quench large numbers of free radicals.
Xtend TK also stimulates the body’s own natural antioxidant activity.
Xtend TK increases the production of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione. This helps to reverse discoloration caused by UV exposure and environmental pollutants.