How To Replace Artificial Chemicals With Natural Silk Protein In Skin Care

Most consumers are unaware of the potentially harmful chemicals that can be found in skin care products and on clothingArtificial ingredients such at parabens, which are used to prolong the shelf-life of a skin care product, have been linked to hormone and fertility damage. Formaldehyde, also used as a preservative in skin care products, is a known carcinogen. Formaldehyde is also an additive used on some clothing to prevent wrinkles and stains.
Now a small company outside of Boston aims to lead to effort to replace artificial chemicals with natural silk protein in both skin care products and textiles.
Evolved By Nature, based in Medford, Massachusetts, is applying modern biotechnology to centuries-old silk to create activated silk.

Activated silk is really us taking silk all the way back to the natural state that silk is found in in the silkworm,” described Evolved By Nature Co-founder and President Beck Lacouture.
“We are taking silk protein and unlocking its potential, using the different regions of the silk to our benefit,” she said.
The process of activating the silk requires nothing more than salt, water and heat, no added chemicals.
We remove all contaminants, so we’re left with just the protein and fiber form,” said Evolved By Nature Co-founder and CEO Greg Altman.syrupy mi
Inside the laboratory, the cocoons spun from silkworms are washed to remove its natural sticky outer coating, dried, and dissolved in salt water. The brown, syrupy mix is then purified by the removal of salt. And what’s left is pure, liquid, silk protein or activated silk. It can be used in a variety of skin care and clothing products.


Comments are closed.