The natural skin care ingredient for intense skin elasticity

Today, the age- and environment-induced breakdown of the papillary elastin network as a result of increased elastase activity is considered a key factor for reduced skin elasticity and thus needs to be kept strictly under control. The bioactive cosmetic ingredient ELHIBIN® PF is a carefully purified natural protein complex and its unique activity is based on the inhibition of leukocyte elastase’s damaging activity. ELHIBIN® PF protects the elastic fibers from breakdown, predominately in the papillary dermis. This unique activity helps retain perfectly elastic skin conditions and thus young looking, resilient skin appearance with age.

Product Features

  • INCI name (active): Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Glycine, Valine
  • Carefully manufactured protein complex for best performance
  • Contains GMO free soy derived Bowman Birk inhibitor, a specific elastase inhibitor
  • Inhibits Leukocyte elastase activity in the papillary dermis
  • Reduces two main causes of increased elastase activity, skin irritation and dry skin
  • Paraben-free 



  • Retains skin elasticity
  • Particularly effective for skin through the 30s into the 50s
  • Diminishes skin sagging and improves skin resilience
  • Counteracts UV-induced skin damage


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Mode of Action

Elastin is the main component of the elastic fibers, which allow the skin to resume its shape after stretching or contracting. It is the elastic fibers that give the skin its resiliency and smooth feel. Elastic fibers are gradually degraded with age, especially the thin fibrils in the papillary dermis. This degradation is mediated through the intrinsic effects of the ageing process as well as by UV radiation. UV radiation leads to inflammation which in turn releases cytokines into the dermis. ELHIBIN® PF efficiently inhibits elastase activity, protecting the fibrils from UV-induced degradation. Elastase inhibition is therefore the perfect choice to fight against naturally occurring and externally induced elastin degradation.

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