MEDFORD, Mass., April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Silk Therapeutics Inc., a specialty biotechnology company, today announced the launch of its new anti-aging skincare line. Eight silk-based products are now available to consumers, all designed to renew, fortify and nourish the skin. This flagship collection continues the brand's legacy of utilizing pure, liquid silk as an active ingredient.
Developed by company co-founders and biomedical engineers, Dr. Rebecca Horan and Dr. Greg Altman, Silk Therapeutics is "authentically clean," boasting minimal ingredients, all purposely selected for their proven, anti-aging benefits. Like all Silk Therapeutics products, the new collection is designed for women of all skin types, including sensitive skin, and is gentle enough for pregnant women, and oncology patients.
"Our passion for leveraging science and technology drove our new product offerings," said Greg Altman, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Silk Therapeutics. "The unique features and benefits of pure liquid silk provide visible results, challenging the industry to redefine the notion of clean skincare."
Silk is remarkably compatible with human skin, sharing the same 18 amino acids and a compatible protein structure. Silk molecules are small enough (smaller than collagen) to sink deeply into the skin rather than just sitting on top of it, working harmoniously with one's collagen protein, and stimulating anti-aging at a molecular level. Silk has the power to reform the skin without unnecessary fillers, additives and harsh preservatives, resulting in products that are not only easy to use, but that truly make a tangible, visible difference.
"Anti-aging skincare isn't solely about eliminating wrinkles, it's also about preserving the skin's vitality and one's health," said Dr. Rebecca Horan, PhD, Chief Operating Officer, Silk Therapeutics. "With Silk Therapeutics, consumers can now have it all – performance based anti-aging skincare that promotes skin to its most beautiful, youthful potential, and without added risk."
Using an advanced, patented technological process, Silk Therapeutics separates pure silk protein, known as fibroin, from its outer layer and returns it to a pure, stable liquid form. Each Silk Therapeutics product uses silk fibroin as the key ingredient, accompanied by only the most pure, essential ingredients like hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C.
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Whether it's smoothing fine lines or wrinkles, minimizing dark circles or evening skin tone, Silk Therapeutics products nourish the skin to deliver powerful results, without additives or harsh chemicals. Silk helps skin produce healthy collagen, while actively firming and smoothing, leaving skin vibrant, youthful and luminous looking. Throughout the Silk Therapeutics collection, only potent active ingredients – and little else – work in tandem with silk to infuse the skin with an all-over radiance. The result? Flawless skin and nothing else.
Each product is hypoallergenic and recommended for all skin types, including those with the most sensitive skin. Products range from $45-$330 depending on size and formulation:
Silk Therapeutics C Advance, Anti-Aging Intensive Serum An advanced anti-aging serum treatment that promotes the skin's active regeneration cycle. Collagen production is increased through a high dose of stabilized vitamin C (10%) so fine lines and wrinkles are diminished. C Advance evens, brightens and firms skin with just one to two drops. Use it as a nighttime treatment and layer under a moisturizer to promote a refreshed complexion in the morning.
Silk Therapeutics Eye Revive, Brightening and Firming This innovative eye treatment rapidly brightens and firms the delicate eye area. Invigorating caffeine reduces dark circles and puffiness, while vitamin C works to diminish fine lines and wrinkles.
Silk Therapeutics Nurture, Silk+E Matte Hydration The Nurture moisturizers are unique to each skin type. These super-powered daily moisturizers deliver immediate improvement in the skin's look and feel. Designed for daily use, morning and night, to moisturize with the added anti-aging benefits from silk, vitamin E and powerful anti-oxidants. Matte hydration for those with oily skin.
Silk Therapeutics Nurture+, Silk+E Balanced Hydration Balanced Hydration for those with normal to combination skin.
Silk Therapeutics Nurture++, Silk+E Intense Hydration Intense Hydration for those with normal to dry skin.
Silk Therapeutics Purely Smooth, Daily Firming Complex Fortify and smooth skin with this versatile, lightweight firming treatment. The unique complex is the perfect base for makeup application and works as a complement to other daily cosmetic products. Purely Smooth contains the highest concentration of pure silk in our anti-aging treatment line to firm skin and support ongoing collagen production.
Silk Therapeutics Renewing Peel, Weekly Rejuvenation This weekly treatment transforms skin by gently yet effectively exfoliating the outermost layer to reveal a brighter, more vibrant complexion while diminishing fine lines. The peel promotes cellular turnover and skin cell regeneration for tighter, smoother skin, resulting in a healthy glow.
Silk Therapeutics Silk+C 30 Film, Fine Line Diminishing Treatment Comprised of a mega-dose of 30% vitamin C and silk, this unique dissolving film immediately addresses signs of aging and problem areas while firming and renewing skin. The 10-minute treatment can be used every other day, or as needed for that special occasion. Each film covers 12 square inches and can be split in half to target multiple areas.
The Silk Therapeutics collection is available for purchase now on SilkTherapeutics.com. Nearly all Silk Therapeutics products have earned the Environmental Working Group's EWG VERIFIED™ mark – indicating they have achieved the highest level in quality and health standards among skincare products by EWG's strict criteria. Specific ratings from EWG can be found in its database on SkinDeep.com. For more information, visit us on SilkTherapeutics.com, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
ABOUT SILK THERAPEUTICS Silk Therapeutics, Inc., headquartered in Boston, MA, is the leader in silk protein solutions for human health and wellness. The founders of Silk Therapeutics are world-renowned as pioneers in silk science to improve human health. Dr. Greg Altman, CEO, and Dr. Rebecca Horan, Chief Operating Officer, have worked together for more than 15 years developing silk-based applications used in a number of medical products, and are currently focused on addressing unmet needs in the treatment and enhancement of skin. Dr. Horan's personal experience as a cancer survivor, and the company's commitment to the wellbeing of its customers, is the foundation for Silk Therapeutics pure, risk-free skincare that works naturally with the body. For more information, please visit www.silktherapeutics.com.