What is collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is produced by cells called fibroblasts. It is naturally present in the body and is vital for the proper functioning of the body as it keeps all tissues together and ensures the resistance, elasticity and regeneration of skin, cartilage and bones.
The most common sources of collagen are of bovine, porcine, avian and marine origin .
Benefits of collagen for the skin
In the skin it has a structural function:
1.- Improves skin elasticity .
2.- Prevents the formation of deep wrinkles and expression lines.
3.- Increases the smoothness of the skin by reducing the number of micro-relief grooves.
4.- Strengthens the health of nails and hair .
5.- Delays skin aging .
6.- Contributes to skin hydration by protecting it from external agents such as the sun or pollution.
What is elastin?
Elastin is a protein that is found naturally in the connective tissue of the skin, forming fibers that build an elastic network that allows the skin to stretch and then return to its natural state . It is mainly responsible for maintaining the elasticity of the skin, supporting collagen fibers and keeping them in place.
Benefits of elastin for the skin
Among its main benefits we find:
1.- Provides elasticity to the skin.
2.- Prevents the formation of wrinkles , expression lines and stretch marks, avoiding skin aging.
3.- Keeps the skin hydrated.
4.- It maintains the structure of the skin in its natural state, avoiding flaccidity of the tissue.
5.- Improves the synthesis of natural collagen.
6.- Offers elasticity to the hair avoiding its breakage.
Main differences between collagen and elastin
While collagen offers the skin firmness and resistance, elastin allows the tissue to be more flexible and elastic.
Collagen and elastin, the pillars of good skin
The passage of time and unhealthy habits for our skin such as pollution, sun exposure, a poor diet, smoking or little sleep can accelerate the aging process of the skin.
In addition, from the age of 25, the production of collagen and elastin begins to decrease and from the age of 40, it is reduced by up to 1% each year. For this reason, it is very important to avoid this process by supplementing both proteins. C+E Max collagen drinkable is formulated based on elastin and hydrolyzed marine collagen.