Phytolastil was the first formula to be clinically proven effective against stretch marks. It was first formulated in 1975 after a landmark study on stretch marks, and has been clinically proven many times since. Phytolastil is household name in France, and is recommended by skin specialists, dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons and gynecologists around the world.
Developed by Laboratoire Lierac of Paris, Phytolastil works because of a unique Alchemilla, Climbing Ivy and Horsetail formula. This amazing herbal blend has withstood the test of time and is considered to be the leading stretch mark treatment in France and many other countries. One formulation is used to diminish existing stretch marks and another is used to prevent these disfiguring marks.
How does Phytolastil work?
Phytolastil is based on the research work of Professor Ladislas Robert of the Conjunctive Tissue Research Foundation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Paris. From samples of healthy and stretch marked skin taken from women who had recently given birth, Professor Robert and his team established two major findings:
Stretch marks are an affliction of the dermis, the second layer of the skin which is comprised of connective tissues made up of protein fibers.
Stretch marked skin shows a significant decrease in the production of elastin and collagen (which make up the elastic fibers of the dermis) compared to that of healthy skin.
In stretch marked skin, the elastic tissue shows severe alterations. First, the elastic fibers become loose, and then break into fragments. The resulting atrophy (wasting away) then leads to the total disappearance of these fibers in the dermis. These "breaks" in the dermis cause the outer skin to collapse, and take on the ridged appearance characteristic of stretch marks.
Diminishes existing stretch marks
With 80% concentration of the extracts Alchemilla, Climbing Ivy and Horsetail, Phytolastil Ampoules act intensively to reactivate fibroblast cells and produce protein fibers, which help to repair and smoothen skin. First results are visible after 25 days. With continued use, stretch marks fade and become narrower until they are less noticeable. Use one ampoule twice daily on stretch marks for six to eight weeks.
Results are permanent, and you can stop once the stretch marks are treated!