Recommended by Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists, Beauty Therapists, Hair Stylists and Health Specialists.
- Hair Benefits -
Owner and Professional Hairstylist Barbara Timmins recommends her clients sleep on silk to reduce hair breakage, split ends & frizzy bed hair, which in turn promotes growth. Silk allows your hair to glide smoothly along the pillowcase, thus enhancing long luscious locks and prolonging the life of your hairstyle.
- Skin Benefits -
Reduce sleep creases and wake up glowing!
Unlike cotton, which draws moisture from your skin, silk is a natural fibre, which absorbs significantly less water and skincare products, enhancing your skin's hydration and moisture retention.
Your skin is your biggest organ... silk helps protect it.
Naturally antiviral, antimicrobial, and antibacterial.
Our products are naturally hypo-allergenic and inhospitable to dust mites, mould, fungus and mildew. This means silk is a safe haven if you have allergies, acne, eczema or sensitive skin. It has also been proven to help with skin regeneration and regulates your body temperature.
- Sleep Benefits -
The restorative benefits of a good nights sleep are well known. Why not enhance the quality your sleep routine by using a Silk Sea 100% mulberry silk eye mask that not only blocks out disruptive light but also protects your lashes from breakage and reduces fine lines around the sensitive eye area.
- Silk Facemasks Benefits -
Our silk facemasks are triple layered Australian standard 22 momme 6a grade Mulberry Silk. Our metal bridging across the nose ensures a close fit as well as the adjustable toggles on the sides of the mask.
Silk is hydrophobic meaning that it is capable of repelling droplets. Silk is a material obtained from the silk moth, a natural fibre to spin it's cocoon. Interestingly, the caterpillar’s gift of silk isn’t just beautiful and hydrophobic, it’s also naturally antiviral, antimicrobial, and antibacterial. What gives silk its many health-promoting qualities may come down to the presence of copper (which comes from silk moths eating copper-rich mulberry leaves). In fact, some research has found that copper in food and supplement form may even offer protection against oxidative damage.
It is used to make surgical sutures Moreover; it's use as a biomaterial for many healthcare applications is being researched.
Cotton, Polyester and silk fabrics have been evaluated for face coverings. Researchers measure the fabrics hydrophobicity (which determines how tiny, aerosolized water droplets get in and out) as well as the breathability of each mask (since we all know it can be challenging to take a full breath while masked). They also tested how the fabrics performed after multiple cleanings.
Silk was able to best repel and withstand penetration of aerolized droplets, meaning it had the most hydrophobicity compared to cotton and polyester. As a facial covering, including after several rewashes, silk remained remarkable.
You should choose a facemask that fits your face well – cover your nose, cheeks and chin without leaving gaps on the side. Masks with vents or exhalation valves are not advised because they allow unfiltered breath to escape the mask.
- Silk Facts -
Silk is a natural protein fibre which can be woven into textiles. The protein fibre of silk is composed mainly of fibrion and is produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons. The best known silk is obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori. The shimmering appearance of silk is due to the triangular prism-like structure of the silk fibre, which allows silk cloth to refract incoming light at different angles, thus producing different colours.
A special manufacturing process removes the outer Sericin coating of the silk, which makes it suitable as non-absorbable surgical sutures. This process has also recently led to the introduction of specialist silk underclothing, which has been used for skin conditions including eczema. New uses and manufacturing techniques have been found for silk for making everything from disposable cups to drug delivery systems and holograms.