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Elastin

| [i-ˈlas-tən] |

Categories: Proteins

Elastin Skin Benefits:
Anti-Wrinkle
Elasticity

Elastin is the second most abundant protein in the body. Elastin’s function is to provide structure to the skin and enable it to resume shape after stretching or contracting. Unfortunately, as we age, our elastin levels begin to decrease. This leads to a decline in skin elasticity, as well as the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. In skincare, elastin products are most commonly found in the form of moisturizers (i.e. elastin cream). 1

  1. Frances, C. and Robert, L. Elastin and elastic fibers in normal and pathologic skin. International journal of dermatology 23.3, 166-179 (1984)