Welcome to the second weekly installment of my series highlighting companies dedicated to the mission of providing safer, cleaner products. This week we are highlighting skincare company Silk Therapeutics.
ABOUT SILK THERAPEUTICS
Silk Therapeutics makes clean, clinical-grade skincare that works for all skin types, even the most sensitive. Our breakthrough Activated Silk™ technology allows us to replace harsh chemicals and preservatives commonly found in personal care products. Each of our products contains 12 ingredients or less, and is expertly formulated to provide maximum results while working with your body’s natural chemistry.
Founder, Dr. Rebecca Lacouture, is a biomedical engineer who battled a rare form of ovarian cancer at the age of 27. While undergoing chemotherapy treatment, she struggled to find products that were safe for her ultra-sensitive skin and free from chemicals of concern. These experiences led her to found Silk Therapeutics in order to provide clean and effective skincare that oncology patients could trust. While we cater to all types of skin, this mission remains at the heart of everything we do.
I love the story behind Silk Therapeutics and the fact that every single product has 12 ingredients or less! It’s nice to know that at any stage in your life, no matter what you are going through, their products will continue to be safe and gentle enough for you to use. Most of their products are also EWG Verified, which recognizes products that meet EWG’s (Environmental Working Group) strict standards for your health by containing none of EWG’s chemicals of concern and providing full transparency.
And if all of this isn’t enough, Silk Therapeutics also has a charitable mission. With each purchase, they donate their clean skincare to oncology patients in need. How amazing is that?
WHAT IS ACTIVATED SILK TECHNOLOGY?
I had never heard of using silk in skincare products until I was introduced to this brand. According to their website, here is an overview of activated silk technology:
- Pure silk protein from natural silk cocoons and water. That’s Activated Silk. It’s beautifully simple, yet incredibly powerful.
- It’s a clean skincare superstar that partners with your skin’s collagen while replacing dozens of harsh preservatives and fillers.
- As a result, we’re able to make highly concentrated skincare with no more than 12 ingredients. Our products are ideal for all skin types, even sensitive.
MY FAVORITE PRODUCTS
Silk Therapeutics sells skincare products for all skin types and needs. This includes individual products, value sets containing several complementary products at a reduced price, and full regimens for specific skin types. Two of my current favorites include:
Eye Revive Brighting & Firming
This eye cream contains a restorative blend of Activated Silk, nourishing oils, caffeine and vitamins C + E to target visible signs of aging and leave skin looking smooth and radiant. It’s a 4-in-1 formula ideal for puffiness, dryness, dark circles and fine lines.
Why I love it: It’s EWG Verified. It includes only 10 ingredients. And, it works! I love the consistency of this cream and how quickly it is absorbed into the skin. It has been an amazing addition to my already robust skincare routine, and I’m noticing smoother, more hydrated under eye skin in just a few short weeks – something this sleep deprived mama definitely needs!
C Advance Anti-Aging Serum
This intensive vitamin C serum instantly brightens and firms your skin’s appearance. With a revitalizing blend of Activated Silk, 10% vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, it visibly smooths the look of fine lines, dark spots and wrinkles for a more radiant, even-toned appearance
Why I love it: It’s EWG Verified. It includes only 7 ingredients. And you can get 150-300 uses out of this little bottle (depends on whether you use one drops or two). That’s 5+ plus months of use, and a lot of bang for your buck!
I swear by vitamin C serums and this one is fantastic. It feels great and gives my skin an instant glow. It’s a thicker consistency than all of the ones I’ve used, so you only need one drop vs. four drops. It is easy to apply and absorbs quickly into the skin. Others I’ve tried have started to penetrate the skin of my hands before I can get it from my hands to my face. Not this one!
MONEY SAVING TIPS
When using at clean, clinical-grade skincare you are making an investment in your skin and your future. While you will pay more for products in this category, the benefits you are getting are well worth it. But, it’s still nice to save a little money when possible, so here are a few money saving tips when shopping Silk Therapeutics:
- Get 20% off your first order with promo code ‘FBFIRST20’
- Free shipping is offered on orders over $30
- Try the mini versions of the products before you buy full size! Silk Therapeutics sells mini versions of several of their most popular products, including the C Advance, for just $12! These allow you to try the products for 2 weeks+ so you can see how they work for you. Order up to three individual minis, of a mini version of a full regimen.
- Special promotions are often available. Check the purple bar at the top of the website to see what the currently promotion is.
- Watch for price drops. For example, C Advance is currently 20% off!
I hope you love this brand as much as I do!