In all honesty, nothing in the world will replace lost skin elasticity. Think of it as the elastic in your favorite pair of sweatpants. After so many washings, the elastic begins to lose its 'elasticity' and will stretch, but not 'snap back' to its original 'newness'.
Everything we use on our faces, whether vitamin E, lotions, potions or creams will not replace lost elasticity. Using these products will only help to lessen the look of the inevitable 'wrinkles' that come with age.
Vitamin E is an excellent anti-aging oil in that it will help to alleviate the free-radical molecules that lead to premature againg.
Now - here comes the chemmistry lesson. The size of the molecules of vitamin E can be likened to the size of a golfball. The size of your skin pores can be likened to the size of a marble. Since a golfball is much bigger than a marble, the vitamin E will only sit on the surface of the skin and 'condition' only that portion of skin that it touches.
If we mix the vitamin E with Jojoba Oil, it can work much more efficiently. WHY? The molecular structure of jojoba oil is thousands of times smaller than that of Vitamin E. The molecules of jojoba oil can penetrate deep into the skins pores, soften them and allow for the large molecule of the vitamin E to be drawn into the pores after, and along with, the jojoba oil.
This is the mixture I have been using for YEARS on my skin. You can mix it in many different proportions. I usually use a mixture of 6 oz. jojoba oil to 1 oz vitamin E if my face isn't very dry and I also use this mixture on my legs, arms, feet and elbows. If my face seems drier, like during the summer months, I will mix 4oz. jojoba to 1oz vitamin E. This mixture is a lot more 'oily' as the vitamin E is a more dense oil. I usually use this stronger mixture at night, or on days when I am home and not wearing any makeup.
Even if you opt for acid peels, you would want to use the 'weaker' mixture to keep your skin in optimum shape. Apply under your makeup, allow it to completely absorb into the skin, then apply your makeup. If it has not completely absorbed into the skin within 10 minutes time (about the time it takes you to blow dry your hair), then wipe off the excess because the skin can only absorb so much of the oils, and the rest is a waste, so apply sparingly.
I am 55 and am told I look much younger - I can certainly say that I look much younger than a friend of mine who is a sun worshiper who is only 42 years old and wrinkled to all get-out. She says she would rather be 'brown' than pale and will worry abotu the wrinkles later, but they will just get deeper and deeper.