The youthful appearance of skin is directly related to the health of collagen and elastin proteins. Collagen provides strength to the skin’s structure,and elastin provides the snap, or resiliency. Wrinkles seem to start in the dermis when there is a change in the elastin structure that causes the elastin to lose its snap. Essential fatty acids maintain optimal levels of hydration and healthy function of the dermis where collagen and elastin reside. Argan oil’s antioxidants help prevent free radicals from damaging collagen. They also help maintain elastin’s cellular anatomy. Additionally, Argan oil contains high molecular weight proteins that, when applied to the skin, construct a network of molecules that are known to provide an instant tightening effect.