What is the difference between Collagen and Elastin?

by Kelli Parisian August 07, 2020

What is the difference between Collagen and Elastin?

What's the difference between collagen and elastin? Springy skin, tone, saggy jowls

What is the difference between Collagen and Elastin?

Collagen is a group of proteins found naturally in our body, mostly in the connective tissues. Interestingly, it's the most abundant protein we have, estimated to be about 30 percent of the total protein content of our body.

While elastin is also a protein found in connective tissues—it's a different type of protein than collagen. It's best known property is of being elastic--hence the name? It’s responsible for allowing tissues in the body to “snap back”--think rubber band-- to their original shape after being stretched.

When you pull your skin back, and then let go, it returns to its normal shape; that's your Elastin working.

These two proteins work together to give skin its shape and firmness. Collagen provides rigidity, while elastin allows skin to stretch when we make an expression.

How do they affect the skin's appearance?

They have everything to do with wrinkles and sagging. As we age we produce less and less of these two proteins. Collagen becomes more cross-linked and rigid and elastin becomes weak--think of that rubber band being stretched and released over and over.

As collagen and elastin breaks down it results in the sagging we see around the eyes, jaw line, and neck.

We hope this helps you understand why supporting the Collagen and Elastin layers of our skin with the right treatments is SO important!

If you're beginning to notice jowls, and saggy skin around your neck, chances are your collagen and elastin layers need support!!

Our Pro-Collagen Concentrate tackles the proteins of Collagen and Elastin. Here's the ingredients that make it work.


Provitamin A - encourages healthy skin cell production. Supports collagen layer of skin.

Niacinamide - helps to visibly minimize the look of enlarged pores. 

Vitamin C - helps complexion to progressively look more radiant and smoother by supporting collagen.

Rosehip Seed Oil - multi-tasking beauty essential improves elasticity while providing antioxidant protection

Organic Hibiscus Extract - gently calms skin and helps to visibly reduce redness.

Best of all, our Pro-Collagen is a combination moisturizer and collagen support treatment, eliminating the need for two products.


Kelli Parisian
Kelli Parisian


Kelli Parisian - Founder of Parisian's Pure Indulgence Organic Skin Care. Contributing writer to LivingBetter50 online Woman's Magazine. Come along with me, and learn how to have a healthy, vibrant, beautiful life after 50!

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