Skin-Identical/Repairing Ingredients

Major component of skin that gives it flexibility. There are different types of elastin, all of which bundle to form a complex, mesh-like network of support that interweaves with skin’s other supportive element, collagen, as well as with skin-repairing substances such as hyaluronic acid.

Elastin in skincare products is derived from both plant and animal sources. It functions as a good water-binding agent, but that’s it. Elastin in skincare products has never been shown to affect the elastin in skin or to have any other benefit, such as firming or lifting.

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