A new range of beauty products containing pure silk have launched at Harrods.
The Boston-based company, , is the brainchild of Dr Gregory Altman and Dr. Rebecca Lacouture and its products mark the first foray into cosmetic silk.
Made from silkworm cocoons, which are typically used for fabric, the company uses the protein from the discarded cocoons to create liquid silk.
Infused in the products, the fibre is not only sustainable but has been proven to offer a range of cosmetic benefits.
Talking to Business of Style, Lacouture says: 'Collagen and silk are skin’s good friends. Silk is a protein material, which is biocompatible and can help the skin become firmer and look firmer in a way that it binds the collagen within your skin.'
The products in their range contain just 12 ingredients, compared to other skincare creams that can contain as much as 50 ingredients. After being diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 27, Lacouture expressed how important it was to create skincare that was simple and not stuffed with invasive toxins and nasties.
'For us, it was important that it performs, because we don’t want anyone to ever have to compromise the performance of skincare,' she said. 'People shouldn't need to trade safety for effectiveness,' added Altman, who also revealed that they decided to launch in the UK, in part, because Britain is currently 'leading the charge on eliminating micro-plastics from personal care products.'
Currently the products are available exclusively at Harrods with price points starting at £47.81 for a cleanser. For limited time only, people will also be able to book in for a ‘liquid silk’ facial which if you ask us, sounds pretty damn dreamy.