SILK AMINO ACIDS =
SAA's or Silk amino acids are pulled from raw silk and can often be found in skin & hair care products due to their high hydration retention abilities. They are created by breaking apart silk proteins into smaller peptides and have a composition of up to 80% silk. What may not be as popularly known, is that silk has been used in traditional Chinese & Korean medicine for centuries; it;s taken in the daily diet to relieve mild to moderate stomach discomfort. Silk also has the FDA's approval to be utilized for use in medical/biomedical devices for tissue regeneration & wound healing as well.
As for your skin, silk proteins are high in antioxidant power- making it a slayer of free-radicals :) Silk also prevents premature breakage and damage to hair & nails, by strengthening their actual structure and boosting shine! Want to fight the signs of aging, give back your skin's radiance, and promote smoothness? Silk is the way to go :) If you're looking for some real research and want to know more, check out this article >here< from Woodhead Publishing.
They published a study on "Silk Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine" and it's very informative on silk's special properties. I recently came across a fab brand, Silkriller- that promotes the awesome power of natural silk proteins and I knew I had to see what they were all about! Luckily, I managed to get my hands on the Revitalization Set [Silver] so make sure to get the lowdown below, on this awesome brand and one of their top sets they offer! :)
THE BEAUTY CLOSET RECOMMENDS:
~ revitalization set ~
*Being reviewed today: Facial Foam & Lotion
[there 4 total items in this set- be on the lookout for the remaining 2 items to be reviewed tomorrow!]
It takes quite a bit for me to be truly impressed these days, but I would have to say that Silkriller accomplished this easily for me- right from the get-go. The order arrived very well boxed and included a cooling pack to help keep the products at an optimal temperature throughout their journey. Inside of the package it arrived in, the set itself was nicely boxed too, with each individual item also separately boxed; the larger box containing the entire set, was also lined well with matching pink tissue paper.
There's an enclosed guide too that goes through each item in the regimen in detail, advising the best way to apply & how to use. The first product that I'm reviewing today from Silkriller- the facial foam, is a fantastic cleanser that should get high marks for quality! I don't think I've used a cleanser that did such an excellent job at cleansing, hydrating, and leaving skin ultra smooth :)
I love that it's doesn't smell annoying and has a nice creamy texture that doesn't require tons of product in order to get a nice foaming effect. Your skin will look and feel different after just one use with this product = LOVE! This is great for those that have acne-prone or sensitive skin- I have both of these chronic skin conditions and this Facial Foam worked fabulously.
When it comes to lotions, I'm very picky as many of them tend to cause breakouts for me or they don't really do the job. I had to completely put out of my mind what I thought a facial lotion was however, when I came across this product in the set. It doesn't look like a lotion, BUT it actually works AND it's wonderful to put on your skin. It doesn't leave residue or a greasy feeling behind, yet it leaves your skin smooth, soft, and ultra-hydrated.
The unique bottle is actually made out of glass and has a well-designed "dropper" atop the cap that allows for just the right amount of product to be dispensed. This keeps you from just wasting product and prevents you from making a mess too! It doesn't take much of this lotion to do it's job- 3-5 drops for my entire face and neck areas, as it easily spreads thin and absorbs well into the skin.
It doesn't take forever to let the moisturizer soak into the skin, drying in under a min. :) The smell is light and pleasant as well, making this a great candidate for underneath makeup or all on it's own! I LOVE applying this moisturizer day and night, for ultimate softness and smoothness. I've seen a huge improvement in how hydrated and soft my skin has become since I began using this lotion from Silkriller. I HIGHLY recommend this product for any age or skin type!