Hyaluronic acid infused silk products might seem like a passing fad, but the rejuvenating properties of this magical elixir have been known for quite some time. Many face creams, body lotions and hair products use hyaluronic acid (HA) as a main ingredient. Infusing silk with HA is a more recent development in the beauty industry, but one which more and more people are seeing the benefits of.
Read on to learn more about this amazing ingredient and how you can use hyaluronic acid infused silk products to supercharge your beauty
What is hyaluronic acid? Hyaluronic acid is a natural skin moisturiser. Large amounts of the molecule are found in skin, eyes and connective tissue in the body. Its main function is to preserve moisture and keep tissues lubricated, and stimulate cell regeneration. Just a single gram of HA can hold up to six litres of water, and it helps regulate moisture levels within cells.
Much of the HA present in the body is located in your skin where it binds to water to help retain moisture. It works on the surface of skin to plump it out and give it a more radiant complexion. This results in a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance, and skin which is soft to the touch. When applied to the surface of skin, hyaluronic acid can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and make skin look smoother.
HA also has protective properties, shielding us from free radicals and fortifying the skin’s natural barriers against outside toxins. It helps skin feel tighter by filling skin with moisture and firming facial contours. Research has also shown that using that HA can be also an effective way of treating hyperpigmentation.
Our bodies naturally produce HA, but this decreases as we age. In addition, exposure to toxins such as tobacco and UV light and pollution can deplete it. So it’s beneficial to replace the lost HA using beauty treatments, taking a supplement, or of course by using hyaluronic acid infused silk products.
How hyaluronic acid infused silk benefits skin...
Hyaluronic acid infused silk uses microcapsule technology to combine silk fabrics with HA. Microencapsulation is a process where tiny particles or droplets are encased in a thin coating to form small capsules with useful properties. In hyaluronic acid infused silk, HA is microencapsulated and then infused into the soft silk fabric. When the silk subsequently rubs against skin and hair, the HA is released slowly and in a controlled way replenishing lost water.
If you use a silk pillowcase infused with HA, the HA will slowly and consistently seep into your skin and hair throughout the night, resulting in a smoother, plumper, and more youthful looking appearance over time. Complementing this with a hyaluronic acid infused silk eye mask will add moisture to the delicate skin around the eye area and reduce the appearance of lines and dark circles. HA is safe and non-irritating and will gently improve skin tone and appearance.
How it can enhance your beauty routine...
Adding hyaluronic acid infused silk to your beauty routine will compliment the many other ingredients that might be part of your face creams or body lotions, or your hair products. If used in conjunction with products containing hyaluronic acid, you’ll give you skin or hair a big moisture hit leaving it looking smooth, firm and rejuvenated.
If you use a night eye cream, putting on a hyaluronic acid infused silk sleep mask just after applying your eye cream will enable both the product and the hyaluronic acid molecules to be absorbed into the skin around your eyes overnight, leaving it looking fresh and bright in the morning. Similarly, sleeping on a HA infused silk pillowcase after applying face cream or hair products will both increase the efficiency of the products and add in a welcome shot of moisture throughout the night. You’ll wake up in the morning feeling you’ve had a facial!
With regards to your hair, sleeping on a HA infused pillowcase will lock moisture into the hair shaft and it helps to promote hair growth and thickening of hair strands (hello voluminous hair!). It can help if you have dry and frizzy hair as the HA will replace lost moisture which leads to hair becoming dehydrated.
What to look for when buying hyaluronic acid infused silk: There are many online retailers who claim to sell hyaluronic acid infused silk products, but it’s advisable to look for 100% pure hyaluronic acid infused mulberry silk like we offer at Pura Silk to make sure you’re getting the quality you deserve. We provide only the most high quality silk, including our specially commissioned silk infused with hyaluronic acid using the groundbreaking microencapsulation technology. We want you to have the best.
Our hyaluronic acid infused silk sleep masks are great for locking in the nourishing benefits of your eye cream, especially when combined with the use of a HA infused silk pillowcase to add more moisture to your skin and hair. That’s why we offer our beautiful sleep sets so you can experience the powerful combination of a hyaluronic acid infused sleep mask and matching pillowcase.
When shopping for HA infused silk, look for quality testing and purity of the silk. All Pura Silk’s products are crafted using only the highest grade 6A, long fibre mulberry silk, with a thickness of 22 and 25 momme. We enforce the strictest quality guidelines in order to provide you with a silky soft combination of quality, durability and shine, and our products are OEKO-TEX® standard 100 certified.
Once you’ve bought your hyaluronic acid infused silk, make sure you look after it to preserve all the benefits we’ve explored here. It’s best to hand wash your silk very gently in lukewarm water with a PH neutral detergent formulated specifically for silk and then rinse it thoroughly. To dry the silk, roll it gently into a dry and clean towel to extract the water, rather than ringing it which could cause damage.
Looking after your silk will keep the hyaluronic acid properties working as they should to make your skin and hair look nourished and revitalised.
We hope you now understand the benefits of using hyaluronic acid infused silk to boost your beauty routine and what to look for when buying it. Check out Pura Silk’s HA infused silk collection to keep your skin and hair in tip top shape and increase your confidence knowing you’re looking your best.