The use of sericin … leads to an increase in hydration, elasticity, cleaning with less irritation, and antiaging and antiwrinkle effects. These applications are especially due to the presence of amino acids with hydrophilic side groups (80%), such as serine (30 to 33%), which has large capacity to absorb water. The sericin may also form a soft and smooth film on the surface of the skin, preventing the loss of water.
Silkworm Sericin: Properties and Biomedical Applications
Regina Inês Kunz,1 Rose Meire Costa Brancalhão,2 Lucinéia de Fátima ChaskoRibeiro,2 and Maria Raquel Marçal Natali1
Alexandr&Co.'s Chrysalis Silk Treasures Seriguard Moisturizer has been featured in Silverkris.com as one of 5 essential skincare products for travellers.
Dehydration and dryness are common issues when you spend extended hours inside a plane. Moisturisers that focus on lasting hydration make great travel companions – like the Seriguard Moisturizer from Alexandr & Co’s Chrysalis Silk Treasures line. Using sericin, a protein extracted from the cocoons of silkworms, the cream hydrates, protects and activates collagen production within the skin to keep it supple and youthful.