Elite HGF Youth Elixir is a serum that claims to be able to use the science of skin to restore youth to your face. The primary ingredient used is a patented solution called Thymulen-4. This is supposed to restore the natural loss of our thymic factors, which decline as we age. The problem is that the process itself is complicated and confusing. This company seems to think that the public will buy their product simply because they don’t understand the science behind it and will want to fix a problem they don’t understand. The truth is that Thymulen-4 is actually Acetyl Tetrapeptide-2. We will take a closer look at what that mean, and all the other ingredients mean, before we make a recommendation for this product.
Seaweed Extract, Purified Water, Hyaluronic Acid, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-2, Phenoxyethanol, Ehtylhexylglycerin
What do these ingredients mean?
The first two ingredients in this product are seaweed extract and water. These will do nothing for your skin. We have come to expect that many products put “fillers” in their products, but in serums, which are supposed to be highly concentrated, we should expect to see more integrity. The next ingredient is hyaluronic acid, which stimulates collagen production. Next we have Acetyl Tetrapeptide-2. If there were more than one peptide, then we would say that this is a good product. We don’t think that there are enough peptides in this product for it to be effective in the way that it’s advertised. It also contains ehtylhexylglycerin, which is a preservative usually found in cheap cosmetics. This is not a cheap product – costing over $100 for about one fluid ounce.
We would not recommend this product. For the price, you should be getting something that contains more peptides. Even if the hyaluronic acid is effective, you can buy it in higher concentrations for much cheaper. Overall, we were not impressed with the product.