What Is Silk Protein?
Silk protein is a fibrous protein formed by converting silk from the cocoon of the silkworm. Its molecular structure is similar to that of the collagen fibers that make up our skin.

Silk bonds with other proteins and molecules in the skin, firming it up and increasing hydration levels.

If you’re not already using skincare products formulated with silk protein, here are five reasons you might start:
  1. Silk protein is similar to human keratin and helps in the production of keratin protein.
  2. Silk protein consists of 18 amino acids. More than ten of these are similar to the amino acids already contained in the skin.
  3. Silk protein is beneficial for maintaining the normal function of the skin’s surface film. This film on the outermost layer of the epidermis prevents external factors from irritating it, prevents the evaporation of water, and protects the skin.
  4. Silk protein can maintain water content of the skin and has the function of natural humidity-regulating factor.
  5. Silk inhibits the formation of excess melanin in the skin which may prevent the formation of dark spots and freckles.

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