Silk is a natural fiber produced by the Bombyx Mori (Latin: “silkworm of the mulberry tree”): it is composed of two flosses of a protein called Fibroin, the typical silk thread we all know, and of another protein known as Sericin.
For years on end, Como has been the birthplace of silk. Here, J.AND.C. COSMETICI has developed an exclusive worldwide method to produce, within the silk family business, the Integral Sericin . Unlike other kinds of Sericin on the market, this Integral Sericin, shows a superior quality: it is composed of a complete molecule containing an amino acid chain known as sericin M which promotes the renewal of the skin tissue by 250% in 72 hours.
As the chemical structure of skin keratin closely resembles Fibroin, Integral Sericin perfectly links to our skin, starting to treat it as if it were a silk thread: therefore, on one hand it protects it, prolonging its moisture; on the other hand, it creates some kind of bridge in order to restore the damaged skin tissue.
Legend tells us that, during the 'degumming' process when the cocoons were plunged into hot water, so to foster the separation of sericin from Fibroin, the skin on the hands of elderly workers in Japanese silk factories was young and soft, though they were constrained to keep their hands under water most of the time.
The anti-aging qualities of Integral Sericin are remarkable: its film-forming non-occlusive properties are in fact efficient in reducing the small skin wrinkles, keeping our skin elastic, deeply moisturizing it and protecting it.