Micellar action with Sericin Silk Protein

Enriched with natural silk proteins by Tanatex

Enriched with natural silk proteins by Tanatex

Sericin silk protein contains the vital amino acids used in our Deepsilk silk. Sericin silk protein is a biomolecule of great value, widely used in dermatology products because of its antibacterial, oxidative resistant and moisturizing properties due to its high degree of amino acids with the capacity to absorb water.

Scientific studies have shown the moisturizing effect of sericin silk protein on skin. Its action was found to increase the level of hydration of the epidermal cells. This prevents transepidermal water loss, which is what makes skin dry.

In addition to preventing dehydration, skincare products with sericin silk protein have been shown to boost the moisturizing properties of other ingredients such as oils. Sericin silk protein also has a natural resistance to bacteria and allergens, helpful for people with allergies or skin inflammation.

Sericin silk protein is in fact a by-product from raw silk production. Silk is a natural polymer of protein fibres produced by silkworms and its crude form consists of fibroin (65-75%), sericin silk protein (20-30%), as well as small amounts of sugar molecules, pigments and wax.

To achieve the shine and soft texture of raw silk, the silk production process removes the sericin silk protein from the fibroin fibres. With our Deepsilk, we return a part of the sericin silk protein to the silk in a process that enriches and restores the silk, bringing dermatological benefits back to the fabric, which helps to moisturize and soften your skin.



The amino acids in OPSUNDBAY Deepsilk are delivered to the skin via micelles, microscopic cells that consist of hydrophilic and lipophilic layers - basically layers of water and oil. Micelles are used in the common beauty productmicellar water and are naturally occurring in the human body for the purpose of digestion.

When the Deepsilk micelles are in contact with body heat and moisture, the watery layers are activated and start releasing their active ingredients. This is how the skin gets exactly what it needs when the user’s body temperature rises and the active ingredients are released, but not when the fabric is stored and not in use.

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