Silk is an amazing ingredient for skin care! After doing some research online, I have discovered these as the most frequently mentioned benefits.
Silk is a skin barrier booster. Its proteins create a shield that helps seal in hydration and boosts the protective aspect of the skin barrier. In replenishing the skin’s barrier function, silk reduces fine lines, smooths skin texture, and improves skin firmness and elasticity.
Rich in antioxidants and chemically very similar to the collagen fibers that make up human skin, silk is an ideal ingredient to use in skin care formulations. It is a fantastic moisturizer.
Here is a list of benefits silk offers:
• Protects from pollution
• Enhances skin radiance and glow
• Helps prevent and repair hair damage
• Improves skin elasticity
• Calms inflamed, red skin
• Helps prevent and repair sun damage
Add silk to the water phase of formulations. This ingredient is great used in masks, lotions, soap, shampoo and conditioner, cleanser, bath gel, creams, and more!
INCI: Hydrolyzed Silk