The silk protein, silk sericin, has been show in published research to reduce trans-epidermal water loss in very dry skin when applied as a gel. Increased epidermal moisture and skin surface smoothness were recorded after use of the silk skin gel. (1)
Cotton Seed Oil is rich in omega fatty acids, in particular palmitic, oleic and linoleic acids, which are crucial fatty acids present in healthy skin. Research published this year shows that a deficiency is Linoleic acid and the elements it forms in the skin are directly linked to dry skin and eczema in children (2).
The Cotton & Silk skincare range has been rigorously dermatologically tested in Germany for safe use on babies and children in order to meet the European standard of efficacy.
A recent survey (3) carried out by a leading consumer parenting magazine on 2000 mothers found that bathing young children every day in skincare products containing detergents and chemicals could be contributing to the dramatic rise in children with sensitive skin conditions, which now effect one in three babies and young children.
The Cotton & Silk skincare range has been formulated to give maximum moisturising benefits to very young skin, without causing irritation and is free from parabens, lanolin, artificial perfumes, irritating emulsifiers and other unnecessary synthetic ingredients.
The Cotton & Silk skincare range, which includes a daily moisturising lotion, a body & hair wash and a soothing skin balm, costs £13.99 and is available from http://www.skinshop.co.uk or call: 0871 871 9975.
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1) Silk Sericin as a moisturizer:
2) Linoleic acid metabolite levels and transepidermal water loss in children with atopic dermatitis: Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2008 Jan; 100(1):66-73.
3) 2007 Survey by Mother & Baby magazine
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An English company manufacturing and selling natural skin care products for sensitive skins and providing skin care for overlooked skin.