Being healthy is undeniably a key ingredient to leading a happy and long life. Being healthy not only includes your diet and exercise but also your personal care products. If you don’t take special care of your skin and hair, for example, you can cause irreparable damage to your body in a number of ways.
This is especially the case when using chemically-pumped products, as many of the ingredients within these items can be extremely harmful. Formaldehyde, as just one example, is found in many skincare products, yet it is a toxic chemical that can lead to effects such as wheezing, skin irritation, and numerous others.
Needless to say, that is the antithesis to being healthy. That is precisely why we prioritize helpful and not harmful ingredients for usage in various personal care products. One such ingredient we are passionate about is hydrolyzed silk.
Let’s take a closer look at this specific material, its benefits, and the ways you can implement it to lead you to a happier and healthier life.
What Is Hydrolyzed Silk?
Hydrolyzed silk is the byproduct of the hydrolyzation of silk protein from silkworm cocoons. During the hydrolysis of silk, the chemicals are broken down so that they are dissolvable in water.
This non-viscous liquid is then placed in specific care products, especially those used on skin and hair. It is a humectant and adds an especially moisturizing capability to nearly any product it is used in. This is because it allows the overall product to be absorbed into the hair or skin more quickly, specifically the keratin layer in both your skin and hair.
Why is Hydrolyzed Silk Good for Hair and Skin?
As mentioned above, this particular product is beneficial for providing your skin and hair with optimal moisturization and hydration. Not only does it allow your skin and hair to absorb the helpful products that it’s used in and their moisturizing components, but it also helps your skin and hair with retaining moisture.
Moisture retention is achieved with hydrolyzed silk (and other forms of hydrolysates) because the amino acids within it bond with the keratin layer. There, a barrier is formed between the two, leading to vastly increased moisture retention instead of moisture expulsion.
Not only is it moisturizing but it overall provides a soft and silky smooth feeling (of course)to both your skin and hair when applied. And who doesn’t love to have soft and smooth skin and hair?
What Can You Use It In?
Fortunately, this highly beneficial product can be utilized in a wide range of applications because it can be so advantageous for your hair and skin. Let’s look at both separately, though, to get a better idea of how it can be so.
As previously mentioned, it can allow your hair (and skin) to absorb the product it’s used in far more and even assist in retaining moisture. Plus, it assists in improving your hair’s elasticity, deterring breakage and even greatly decreasing it. Because of this, it can be used in several hair products, like shampoos, conditioners, hair spray, pomade, and hair serums.
It can also be used to achieve specific hair goals you may have in mind, such as:
●Decreasing hair damage and breakage, especially hair that’s been chemically treated
While it is an extremely beneficial ingredient to use in hair products, it is a double agent and can vastly improve your skin, too. As we’ve pointed out previously, it can act as an impactful moisturizing agent for your skin.
Not only is it moisturizing but it also can promote its elasticity and even assist in smoothing complexion. Because of these remarkable capabilities, it can be used in a variety of skincare products, including (but certainly not limited to) lotions, creams, bubble baths, shower gels, moisturizers, and cleansers.
Can You Use It Too Frequently?
Unfortunately, much like any product, you can use this one too frequently. Adding too much protein to your skin or hair can be detrimental and even lead to dulling, drying, and brittleness, especially to your hair. Protein overload is a real thing, which can lead to the aforementioned issues along with limp hair, split ends, and even allergic skin reactions.
So, the bottom line here is to use your discretion and try not to use this particular ingredient too often– and not even every day.
You should also pay close attention to the concentration you use in your products. That is why we recommend that our customers use this hydrolysate at a concentration of 1.0% to 10.0%, but the ideal range typically falls somewhere between 1.0% and 5.0%.
Where Can You Buy It?
We don’t suggest our customers miss out on this ingredient even for all the tea in China. Those who make their own personal care products should be sure to not leave this particular ingredient out, especially for those skin and hair products!
That is why we here at Make Your Own Buzz carry hydrolyzed silk protein in a variety of sizes so you can utilize as little or as much of this product as you want:
●1 gallon (7 pounds)
Why Buy It From Us?
Our product is REACH compliant, which is an EU regulation that stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals. It has a relatively neutral pH level, so the potential for skin irritation is extremely low. It is also free of a variety of harmful chemicals and other materials, such as:
●Formaldehyde and formaldehyde donors
●Volatile organic compounds
●Genetically modified organisms
Because our hydrolyzed silk protein is missing these harmful chemicals and other materials, it will further promote a healthier lifestyle along with healthier skin and hair. Take care of yourself and create beneficial skin and hair products using only the cleanest of ingredients.