Skin aging is a complex process triggered by changes in the skin. Both internal (genetically determined) and external (resulting from environmental influences) factors play a significant role in this process. The skin loses elasticity, mainly due to the breakdown of elastin in the skin tissue. This leads to the formation of wrinkles.
Unlike collagen, elastin cannot be renewed by the human body. Any damage to elastin or elastic fibers is irreversible. However, soluble elastin can be easily processed in the form of creams, emulsions and as a fiber material. It has high purity and skin compatibility. Due to its skin-permeability, elastin can be enriched in the skin tissue and returns lost elastin to the skin.
Elastin thus represents a novel and highly interesting material, for example for anti-aging applications.
We have developed an innovative method for elastin extraction that enables us to produce highly pure and water-soluble elastin on a large scale at marketable prices. Thus, elastin is now also available in the cosmetic and care product sector for external and internal use.