silk extract

Silk extract is prepared from the cocoon of the silk caterpillar, Bombyx mori. Silk fibroin in this extract helps create a bio-matrix that promotes moisturization, sebum absorption, and skin tightening.  Bio-active proteins and peptides present in silk extract increase cellular activity of epidermal cells and growth of collagen producing dermal fibroblasts.  Silk proteins also demonstrate anti-oxidant and tyrosinase inhibitive (brightening) effects.