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Keys® Element 6 in Nextra: The Natural Alternative for Youthful Skin

Bob Root, Chemical-Free Skin Health® author and Keys chief scientist

Element 6 is a patent-pending tocopherol triterpene compound comprised of six different Amazonian sustainable tree fruits and seeds processed using cyrogenisis extraction that has the skin anti-aging properties of Retinol, but without the traditional side effects. There are no reported reactions or allergens.  Nextra’s Element 6 has been in development for over five years and is a blend of six ingredients from five tree species found in the Amazon. All are abundant, sustainable, and very effective by themselves. Combined, they create a single compound that mirrors the benefits of Retin-A with none of the side effects. Some Retinoic side effects include dryness, scaling, redness, photosensitivity, raw peeling skin, non-daily use, and UVA hypersensitivity. Element 6™ basic ingredients are a trade secret and will not be divulged, nor will the proprietary process be discussed. Keys believes it is a significant discovery and creation as a “pure” upgrade to Retin-A and Retinol. Element 6™ far exceeds the performance of non-retinoic oils and ingredients recently promoted by skincare product makers.


In the quest for youthful, radiant skin, many individuals turn to various skincare products and treatments. While traditional anti-aging ingredients like retinol have long been popular, there is a rising star in the skincare world known as Keys® Element 6. This natural compound, derived from six different sustainable plants, is gaining attention for its remarkable anti-aging properties and ability to promote youthful-looking skin. In this article, we will explore the features, benefits, and advantages of Keys® Element 6 from a technical perspective as an anti-aging ingredient.

Understanding Keys® Element 6

Element 6 is the active ingredient in Keys® Nextra. Element 6 is a botanical extract that has been used as six separate ingredients for centuries in traditional Amazonian medicine. Unlike retinol, which is a synthetic derivative of vitamin A, Element 6 is a natural compound that offers similar benefits without the potential side effects associated with retinol use.

Benefits of Keys® Element 6 for Anti-Aging

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    Reduces Wrinkles and Fine Lines: One of the primary reasons people turn to anti-aging products is to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Element 6 has been found to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, two essential proteins responsible for maintaining the skin’s firmness and elasticity. By enhancing collagen synthesis, Element 6 helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, making the skin look smoother and more youthful.

  2. Improves Skin Texture: Uneven skin texture can be a common concern as we age. Element 6 has been shown to improve skin texture by promoting cellular turnover. It accelerates the shedding of dead skin cells and aids in the growth of new cells, resulting in a smoother and even smooth complexion.
  3. Enhances Hydration: Proper skin hydration is crucial for maintaining a youthful appearance. Element 6 possesses emollient properties that help improve the skin’s natural moisture barrier. By enhancing moisture retention, Element 6 keeps the skin hydrated, plump, and supple, reducing the appearance of dryness and dullness associated with aging.
  4. Reduces Hyperpigmentation: Hyperpigmentation, such as age spots and dark spots, can be a common sign of aging. Element 6 has been found to possess anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help reduce hyperpigmentation. It inhibits the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin coloration, resulting in a more even skin tone and diminished discoloration.
  5. Gentle and Well-Tolerated: Unlike retinol, Element 6 is generally well-tolerated by individuals with sensitive skin. It does not cause the same degree of skin irritation, redness, or dryness often associated with retinol use. This makes Element 6 a suitable option for those with sensitive skin who still desire the benefits of an anti-aging ingredient.
  6. Advantages of Element 6 over Retinol
  7. While retinol has long been hailed as a gold standard in anti-aging skincare, Element 6 offers several advantages that make it an appealing alternative:
  8. Plant-Based and Natural: Element 6 is derived from a plant source, making it a more natural and sustainable option than retinol, which is chemically synthesized. This natural origin appeals to individuals seeking clean beauty and eco-friendly products.
  9. Suitable for Sensitive Skin: As mentioned earlier, Element 6 is generally well-tolerated by sensitive skin types, while retinol can cause dryness, irritation, and redness, particularly during the initial adjustment period. Element 6 offers a gentler approach for individuals who may have had difficulty incorporating retinol into their skincare routine.
  10. Safe for Use During Pregnancy: Retinol is not recommended for use during pregnancy due to its potential teratogenic effects. Element 6, on the other hand, is considered safe for use by pregnant and breastfeeding individuals, providing an alternative option for those concerned about their skincare regimen during this period.


Element 6 is a promising natural ingredient that offers numerous benefits for youthful, vibrant skin. Its ability to reduce wrinkles, improve skin texture, enhance hydration, and reduce hyperpigmentation, and its gentle nature makes it an attractive alternative to traditional anti-aging ingredients like retinol. As skincare enthusiasts continue to seek effective and safe solutions for maintaining youthful skin, Element 6 is emerging as a powerful ally in pursuing a more radiant complexion.