The silkiest silk for yourself, or why integrate silk into cosmetics !

Incorporated in minimal quantities into certain Jardins Phlox products, silk has its worth of powerful benefits when introduced into skin care products. Rather known and associated with the textile industry and luxury since forever, the softness that we know of in the form of fabric translates rather into the form of a real treasure containing 18 perfectly soluble and unshakeable amino acids from start to finish of a care product formulation process.

Before addressing the point of the benefits, it remains important to specify that it is possible, and above all essential for Jardins Phlox, to favor organic silk crops, that is to say that they respect both animals and the environment. This therefore indicates that there is no use of chemicals and the worms have the freedom to turn into a butterfly after their thread production. Favoring brands and producers who promote fair trade, taking into account both working conditions and the environment, is also a priority.

Small particle, but strong as 18 !

The silk amino acid has the smallest particle size and can penetrate very deeply both into the hair cortex and into the skin to strengthen and repair. Even when used in low concentrations, silk amino acid use can have a noticeable effect on the appearance of hair and skin. Its excellent moisture retention properties compare to conventional humectants such as glycerin. (1)

Silk amino acids are therefore used in skin and hair care products primarily to support the strength of skin and hair, helping to improve moisture content and protect against damage. Since amino acids are smaller and lighter than silk proteins, they are more easily absorbed by the skin.

Iron skin in a silk wrapper

Silk proteins such as sericin or fibroin contain a number of amino acids but are particularly rich in glycine, alanine and serine. Sericin and fibroin are responsible for the strength of silk filaments. Some of the amino acids found in silk are able to absorb and retain water. As skin and hair need water to function healthily, the use of amino acids in the context of skin care can help improve the water content of skin and hair.

Some research suggests that the amino acids in silk may be small enough to be absorbed into the upper layers of the skin and into the dermis. This research suggested that amino acids may help support the production of collagen, the fibers responsible for skin structure and plumpness. (2)

It thus becomes easy to imagine that by integrating silk into the gentle foaming cleanser, the fortifying, moisturizing and sebum-regulating conditioner, as well as the Fraîcheur de l'aube soap, Jardins Phlox sought to provide the strength and suppleness of silk to skin and hair that is continually exposed to free radicals.

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