Silk fiber is an abundant natural source of a protein known as fibroin and has been used nutritionally for hundreds of years as a functional ingredient in pharmaceutical applications. More recently, silk fiber has been gaining popularity in cosmetic and personal care applications due to its fibroin content and valuable contribution towards nourishing the skin and hair. It is also admired for its ability to lend a smooth, silky feel to cosmetic formulations.
Superfine Silk Powder is 100% natural silk protein powder that is useful in any type of cosmetic powder formulations where oil absorption, smooth application and slip are desired. Superfine Silk Powder has a particle size of < 5 microns.
Our Superfine Silk Powder is a pure, silk protein powder that preserves the natural composition and physical structure of cocoon silk. The powder is extremely fine in texture and possesses a very smooth, silky feel. Our Superfine Silk Powder is meticulously processed to preserve the natural amino acid and trace mineral composition and physical structure of cocoon silk. To produce the powder, milled, raw silk fiber undergoes alkaline hydrolysis, dealkylation and is then dried and carefully packaged.
This lot of Superfine Silk Powder has been irradiated to reduce the microbial load.
Superfine Silk Powder is valued as a filler in mineral makeup formulations to help soften the appearance of fine lines, provide moisture balance, absorb excess oil and provide a silky slip. In addition to being a great filler base for mineral makeup, Superfine Silk Powder can also be used in any type of powdered formulations where oil absorption and a silky slip are desired. It is an exceptional alternative to talc in body and face powders. It helps decrease reflective light from the skin's surface creating a soft glow. The fine particle size makes it easy to incorporate into cosmetic formulations.
- Particle Size: < 5 Microns
- Silk Fibroin Content: 93% Minimum
- White to Pale Yellow in Hue
- Insoluble in Water or Ethanol
- Balances Moisture
- Absorbs Oil
- Excellent Air Permeability
- Softens Fine Lines
- Decreases Reflective Light
- Provides a Silky Texture
- Enriches Formulations With Protein
Superfine Silk Powder is Well Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:
- Mineral Makeup
- Cosmetic Powders
- Facial and Body Powders
Recommended Usage Rate:
2-5% by weight.
*Typical Shelf Life begins on the date of manufacture and is defined as the typical shelf life of an ingredient when it is stored and handled properly. The Typical Shelf Life is offered as a general guideline. It should not be considered to be an expiration date. Many ingredients are usable beyond the stated date, especially when stored and handled very carefully.