The use of silk began in China and was confined to that country until the opening of the Silk Road. Starting in the 4th century BC, silk began to reach the West by merchants who would exchange it for gold, ivory, horses or precious stones. Although silk was exported to foreign countries in great amounts, the making of silk remained a secret that the Chinese guarded carefully, letting the empire maintain its virtual monopoly. Shortly after 300 AD, however, the secret of making silk reached the West through a number of different channels, including the Silk Road.
Silk has been an important segment of the apparel industry. Likewise, in recent years, silk peptides are becoming an important segment of anti-aging skin care.
Silk Peptides = Beautiful
Silk peptides are collections of amino acids, which are the building blocks for protein and collagen. Without peptides, skin loses its firmness, wrinkles appear, texture changes and it doesn’t bounce back. Who wants that?
- Promotes soft supple skin with a smooth, silk-like sheen
- Guards your skin from dehydration to promote a dewy complexion
- Forms a protective barrier to keep out damaging free radicals
- Penetrates deep layers to plump up skin and minimize fine lines