@CoffeeJim, you might be correct that society views the vanity of beauty supplies in an unhealthful fashion but there are many cosmetic products that do benefit the health of our skin.
While some companies will produce skin care products with the sole intention of just making a profit, there are organizations in the world that are dedicated to skin health.
That being said, a lot of skin care products do contain elastin cream but there really is no proven benefit just as the author of this article has stated.
Natural ingredients like aloe on the other hand, do have a natural benefit to our skin and are contained in many skin health products. You can consult a dermatologist to find out what kind of products or medicine might benefit your desire for healthier skin.