Acting as a natural humectant to hydrate and condition the skin, liquid silk is an easier alternative to other solid silks when added to a cosmetic formulation, leaving skin feeling softer and smoother. This silk forms a natural layer over the skin, keeping moisture locked in and harsh conditions out, leaving skin protected and well-nourished. It also works well in hair care formulations, helping to make hair more smooth and nourished as well as giving it a lasting shine. Liquid Silk contains silk amino acids which give the skin a very soft and velvety feel when used in a cosmetic product, they also have excellent water-binding properties. Silk amino acids (silk proteins) also have a certain amount of antioxidant benefits. Overall liquid silk is a fantastic cosmetic ingredient for skin care as well as hair care. Often added at the water phase of a cosmetic formulation.