Most people think of soft, supple blouses or bedsheets when they think of silk. But when the pure silk protein from silk cocoons, called fibroin, is isolated, it creates a naturally biocompatible silk protein that can transform skin.
Sure, there are plenty of lotions, creams, serums, and other skincare goodies out there that all promise the same things. Many of them are fairly effective with a roster of peptides and botanicals. So, why all the fuss about activated silk?
It’s simple. And by that, we truly mean it IS simple. With activated silk, chemically-infused skin cocktails will become a thing of the past. After all, if you could achieve smoother, firmer skin with fewer ingredients that are sustainable to the planet and healthier for your skin, wouldn’t you? Of course you would!
As we all make an effort to go greener with our world, it’s nice to know we can look more beautiful and youthful as we do it. Here are a few reasons why you might want to make room for activated silk products as they hit the shelves.
Naturally intensive hydration for skin
The structure of silk protein allows your skin to absorb more water, all naturally. It retains that moisture for great lengths too, keeping skin hydrated and dewy for hours on end.
Promotes collagen production
Now that we know how skin sags and wrinkles from the breakdown of collagen in the skin, using activated silk could be the natural answer to our prayers. As a fibrous protein, it has a similar molecular structure to your collagen fibers. This helps your skin improve in elasticity, giving it a firmer, tighter appearance with a noticeable reduction in lines and wrinkles.
Helps keep tone even
Aging is so unkind to skin, and one of the many ways it shows itself is with hyperpigmentation and age spots. With the oxidation of tyrosinase, an enzyme that controls melanin production, the best way to keep skin even in tone is to stop tyrosinase from forming. Activated silk can do this, keeping skin looking smooth and even with a bright and healthy tone.
Heals skin damage and inflammation
Activated silk is ideal for keeping inflammation from showing itself on your face. It has the remarkable capability to help repair damage done to your skin and improve its overall condition.
While it has yet to hit the mainstream, once it does, expect it to give your complexion more radiance and youthfulness. The one thing you should be on the lookout for though is the composition of the activated silk products you find. For it to be effective, it will need to have the right amount of this chemical-free protein so it can be beneficial at the cellular level for converting your skin into a smoother, wrinkle-free appearance.
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Jennifer Raskin is a freelance writer, wife and mom that loves cold weather despite her location in Florida, cooking, reading, watching ‘80s movies, weight-lifting, and wine tasting.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.