Product Rating: 4.9/5 (As per 24 Customer Reviews)
Silk Peptides are a highly purified grade of natural silk power, processed in such a way as to retain the original physical structure and chemical composition of silk. This is a 100% natural silk protein, in a fine powder form for ease of use. It also has the unusual quality of holding and releasing moisture depending on the temperature and humidity of the surroundings. This product is easy to use, as it bonds well with essential oils, fragrant oils, colors and base materials used in skin and hair care. It is also stable over a wide range of pH levels again confirming the suitability of Silk Peptide for personal treatment products. Recommended usage rate is between 2-5% by weight.
INCI: Hydrolyzed Silk
Silk Additives – Which one is the right one?
Silk Powder, Silk Peptide, Silk Amino Acids; which one is best for your formulation? All of them contain 18 different amino acids, all come from the cocoon of the silk worm, and all have a chemical composition that is very close to that of human skin and hair making them a wonderful source of nourishment and maintenance.
The real difference is the size of the particles, which impacts water solubility and how deeply each one can penetrate the hair and skin. The more deeply it penetrates, the greater the therapeutic qualities but you’ll lose some of the much coveted look and feel it provides on the surface.
Silk Peptide is the next size down from the powder and has better water solubility. Being a more refined product, its particle size allows it to penetrate the skin and hair thereby giving it a more therapeutic aspect to go along with appearance enhancements. The shine, elasticity, and smooth feel it provides to hair become apparent after it dries and turns into a protective crystalline film that is less sticky than collagen or keratin. Upon penetrating the skin, Silk Peptide helps to retain moisture while providing an attractive sheen.
Application: Silk Peptide can be used in a wide variety of products such as shampoo, conditioner, hair treatment, body wash, body lotion, cleaner, toner, makeup foundation, lipstick, mascara, color cosmetics.
IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.
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Rating: I ordered this and I love it. This is my second order I did. It is very good for my hair. My hair was very very thick and dry kind of curly hair. And now my hair getting very soft and nice. Many of friend said my hair look very nice. I saw review and I will try to use it for my face cream too.
I am very very happy that I got it.
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Thank you, Mariko, for appreciating our products and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We love to make our customers happy every time, and we look forward to doing more business with you. Enjoy the goodies!
By:Mariko, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Aug-2016
Rating: Love this stuff! I have used in hair care products and in soaps, facial washes and creams. It really makes products silky. As another reviewer stated, hair conditioner is not the same without this! I'd rather use this than silicones or other artificial additives. Next I will be using it in some mineral makeup products. Can't wait!!
Rating: I've been using this wonderful silk since a year ago in my handmade natural Hair Conditioner, I just love it!! My hair is so much better now, so healthy, so shinny and soft....I'll never go back to a conditioner without it. I've tried different FOs and EOs to mask the unpleasant odor (since I use it at 4%) and I think I got the right one! Love it! I'm going to try it in my facial creams, it looks it will work great!!
By:Diana, El Paso, Texas
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 14-Oct-2009
Rating: I've been adding this into almost everything I make, makeup, facial masks and lotions. You just need a pinch so this product will last awhile. There is a strong odor with silk peptides, but you can mask it with a few drops of EO.
By:Aubrey, San Leandro, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 16-Sep-2015
Rating: Ever since it arrived in the mail, just about every formulation I've concocted has contained silk peptides. I just love the way it makes things feel. Once I run out, I am definitely ordering more.
By:Anna, Chattanooga, Tennessee Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 06-Jun-2014
Rating: I love, love, love this stuff! I use it in my shampoo bars and it is fabulous!
My hubby makes soap with me and we both love the smell of this stuff so everyone is different. I mix it with a little GM and use a tea frothier to blend it and it is simple to use. This is great for your hair.
Thank you N.D. for the wonderful product!
By:Cindy, Vesper, Wisconsin Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 10-May-2013
Rating: This is my secret weapon - I put it in everything! It's amazing! I only wish I could find something similar that's oil soluble so I can truly put it in everything I make. It has a sweet/spicy scent that absolutely does not come out in the final formulation. You also only need to use a very small amount to get an amazing result!
Rating: Amazing product! I use this mainly in my hair conditioners, and it makes my afro textured hair incredibly soft- a very difficult feat! A must have for silky and soft perfection. I also use it in melt and pour soaps and it gives skin a satin-like finish. A hit for homemade products for birthdays and the holidays!
By:Christine, Brooklyn, New York
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Aug-2011
Rating: The smell is something awful but like the previous reviewer said it's easily masked with EOs and it yields amazing results.
By:Elisabeth, Caledon East, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Added this to shampoo and conditioner. Wow! Hair is so much softer.
By:Suzanne, Quakertown, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 10-Feb-2011
Rating: I have finally took the leap and ordered my new favorite hair care MUST HAVE!!! It is a little messy, and doesnt have to best of smells... BUT... the end results are amazing! I'm more than happy with my purchase! THANK YOU!!
Rating: I have purchased this product several times and for good reason: this stuff is awesome. I use it in my silk soap, I add it to the organic body wash base and its a wonderful addition to a couple of hair products I make.
Rating: I really have to say that I learn more from the reviews on any of the products. I have placed 2 orders so far and love all. More reviews I read the more I learn about looking at other products and the cycle of learning continues. I have been to other websites but no reviews on on the products. I leave and come back here. Can't have a better sales people then customers that love the products and willing to share their knowledge with newbies like me. Make me more secure with my purchases.
By:Frances, Grove City, Pennsylvania
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 17-Oct-2010
Rating: Great product. Adds soft, silky :) feel to my lotions, creams & hair products. I wish it were in a different package because although resealable, once opened, this is so fine & lightweight, it gets all over the place and is hard to contain. Maybe I will put it in a sealable tub.
By:Terri, Atlanta, Georgia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 06-Aug-2009
Rating: I've started using this in my daily face lotion and it does seem to have good moisturizing properties. I can apply in the morning and my dry skin stays soft all day.
By:Jenn, Vancouver, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I add this to masks for refining and hydrating. Love this product! Can't wait to see what else I can use it in...
By:Az, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I agree that this does not have a pleasant aroma, but it completely disappears when added to any formulation. I love how meticulous New Directions is about packaging their raw matierials, and I am very pleased with this product.
By:Laura, Lakeville, Massachusetts Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 22-Mar-2009
Rating: I add this to some of my luxury CP soap recipes and I must say it provides the lather with an exquisitely creamy texture - so much that I don't want to get out of the shower. In my opinion it stinks, but once dissolved into your product, it is odorless. I love this silk!
By:Anetra, Richmond, Virginia
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 05-Jun-2009
Rating: I just used this product in my first leave-in conditioner. I am absolutely in love with it. The softness was noticable right away. The only thing keeping me from giving it an excellent is the fact that the powder has a very strong odor, however using an E/O or F/O completely covered it.
Rating: Great product. I added to my hair conditioner for supper softness now I just need to create a great lotion.
By:Brenda, Havana, Florida Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 22-May-2009
Rating: Easy to use. I add it in lotions, shampoos. It leaves a nice smooth feeling. Good price too
By:Anne, St-Constant, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Extreemly easy and versatile product to use. Give a smooth texture to lotions, leaving the skin soft. Also a must for haircare products, making hair stronger and softer without the use of nasty silicones.
By:Nelly, Montreal, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I added this to liquid soap, and it's very nice. A little bit goes a long way, so it really is economical to use. It dissolved quickly - I stirred it into a bit of the soap, then added that mixture to the entire batch. It added a nice feel. I will use it in lotion, also.
By:Christine, Ada, Ohio Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 16-Feb-2007
Rating: An excellent product that gives a smooth texture to my product and also is very easy to dissolve. Very little is required to get results and I like that I'm using natural silk rather than an artificial ingredient to give my product a smooth texture.
By:Elizabeth, Laval, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
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