NEOSILK Collagen – pure collagen from silk cocoons for natural beauty
Continuous innovation is needed to address changing consumer needs and new legislative requirements for the efficacy, safety and tolerability of cosmetics.
NEOSILK, a novel and safe type 1 collagen sourced from silk cocoons, is available to cosmetic manufacturers. Silk worms produce this protein molecule, which is compatible with human collagen, at the same time as their silk threads. Using innovative technologies, the protein can be easily isolated from the cocoon and further processed. The worm is not harmed in the process.Collagen has been used in countless beauty and care products for many years because it is a key component in human connective tissue. Obtained through an innovative type 1 collagen extraction process, NEOSILK represents a real alternative to conventional collagens and allows cosmetics manufacturers to redefine their technology process. Ideas become reality!
NEOSILK Collagen has special advantages over previous production processes:
The manufacturing process of NEOSILK Collagen
NEOSILK Collagen is obtained from silk cocoons in an innovative and gentle process. Silkworms release the protein molecule, which is homogeneous with human collagen, simultaneously with their own silk threads and weave it into their cocoons, which consist entirely of protein. The protein is easily isolated from the cocoons and can then be processed quickly. This innovation in collagen extraction from silk cocoons was first presented to the public by Japanese scientists in 2002. PolyNeo GmbH from Frankfurt/Main has the exclusive distribution rights.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body.
At over 60 per cent, collagen is the main organic component of human connective tissue and comprises 30 per cent of the total mass of all proteins in the body. The protein collagen is also known as a structural protein or fibre protein. Type 1 collagen is the most common type in the human body.
Collagen ensures the elasticity, flexibility and elasticity of our skin and also serves to stabilise bones, teeth, cartilage, tendons and ligaments. As the body ages, its own collagen production declines by about one per cent per year. It is therefore all the more important to strengthen collagen scaffolds in order to counteract the natural ageing process. Collagen has been used in the cosmetics industry for many years. Until now, it has been sourced from animal-based raw materials.