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Practicing Skin Self-Care with Silk Therapeutics

February 22, 2017 58 Comments

Blonde Seeking Ambition

I don’t know about you all, but winter is kicking my skin’s butt. Between the cold, dry air outside and the hot, dry air inside, I’m slowly morphing into the world’s scaliest lizard. And while you’re scrubbing that mental image out of your head, I’ll tell you how I’m fighting back. 

One of the goals I have for this year is to religiously practice good self-care when it comes to my face. I’ve always taken really good care of my skin; anyone who knows me can tell you that I apply my sunscreen with a trowel. But when you have a chronic illness, it’s easy to let things fall by the wayside. Unfortunately, this has a compounding effect. When I don’t take care of my skin, it gets dry and “blah” (trust me – this is an actual term used by beauty professionals), and I feel lousy when I look in the mirror.

So, sometime around New Year’s, I snapped myself out of it and started treating myself the way I should again. This happened to be excellent timing, as the folks at Silk Therapeutics sent me some goodies to try.

If you haven’t heard of Silk Therapeutics, they’re a Boston-based company that makes skincare out of… wait for it… silk. Silk protein, which is the primary ingredient in their products, does all the amazing stuff we want beauty products to do to our skin, but without harsh chemicals and synthetic junk. #science

Science, man.

What really resonated with me is the company’s charitable mission of providing their skincare products to oncology patients. The company’s two founders (one is an ovarian cancer survivor) are obsessed with clean skincare – so much so that several of their products have been certified EWGVerified™ by the Environmental Working Group. I can be pretty crunchy-granola at times, so I’m very familiar with the EWG and their strict guidelines – getting a pass from them is not easy!

Serum. Is. Life-changing.

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No, seriously. I didn’t discover serum until a few years ago, and I didn’t really “get it’ until after I had been using it incorrectly for a few months – (translation: sporadically!). A good serum really makes a difference in your skin’s hydration. You can wear it alone or under moisturizer depending on how dry your skin is.

I tried Silk Therapeutics’s Purely Radiant Daily Hydrating Serum and am loving it. Just two drops, morning and night, on your face, neck, and décolletage (don’t forget about this part! And yes, I’m aware I sound like Blanche Devereaux.) It absorbs really quickly and has no scent. This is one of the products that’s EWGVerified™ – it only has nine ingredients.

Chemical, not physical, exfoliation is my jam!

 

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If you’re a woman of a certain age, chances are you have purchased a product that shall remain nameless that is comprised of chopped-up nuts and attempted to slough off the top layer of your skin in an attempt to “exfoliate”. If you are still doing this, STOP. DO NOT PASS GO, DO NOT COLLECT $200.

When I discovered chemical exfoliation (such as glycolic acids, AHAs, and BHAs), my world was rocked. My skin looked amazing, and there was no painful scrubbing involved!

What I love about Silk Therapeutics’s Renewing Peel is that it’s gentle enough to not be irritating, but strong enough to be effective. It only has five ingredients! I’ve been using it once a week and my skin feels incredibly soft and smooth afterwards. Other peels I’ve used in the past have left my skin red and angry, but this one is really top-notch.

What’s next?

Well, moisturizer. Moisturizer is always next. (I crack myself up!)

Seriously, though – since I’ve started taking just those few simple steps again, I’ve begun to feel a lot better when I look in the mirror.

 

Check out Silk Therapeutics at their website here or on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

 

 

Have you ever used a serum or a peel before? What are your skincare must-haves? Tell me in the comments!

58 Comments

  1. Reply

    Lindsey

    February 22, 2017

    These look so helpful…I need to try them out!! 🙂

  2. Reply

    2014ritchie

    February 22, 2017

    Skin care was easy for me when I was younger. Now that I am a little older a product like this might be just what I need.

  3. Reply

    lba14525

    February 22, 2017

    I have never used a serum before. I am fearful of spending lots of money and getting nothing but hype in return. Thank you for your honest review.

  4. Reply

    thecoffeemom0617

    February 22, 2017

    I have been wanting a new serum. I will have to check this out !

  5. Reply

    eazynazy

    February 22, 2017

    i never tried a serum…if i ever wanna try then this would be in my list 🙂

  6. Reply

    agentizerozerosetter

    February 22, 2017

    Thanks for this rewiew,interesting products!

  7. Reply

    Richard_eCoursesXYZ (@Richard_eCourse)

    February 22, 2017

    Everyday I’m seeing a different skin care product for women. I had no idea there were so many options in this market. By the way, I love your header image/logo.

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    GlamKaren

    February 22, 2017

    Yep – winter is kicking my skin’s butt as well. I never heard of this brand, but agree with you in serum. Its like a miracle product and I always try to use that to help out my glow!

  9. Reply

    Tereza

    February 22, 2017

    These sound damn nice! I don’t think I’ve heard of the brand before but will have a little browse through their range x

  10. Reply

    theresasreviews

    February 22, 2017

    These products look so nice! I really need to try out some new products soon, and these look great.

  11. Reply

    natalielovesbeauty

    February 22, 2017

    I’ve never tried a silk based skincare line but have recently heard of this brand. I believe I saw them mentioned on Instagram!

  12. Reply

    Cameron

    February 22, 2017

    I haven’t tried these, but I will certainly have to!

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  13. Reply

    Terri Steffes

    February 22, 2017

    I’m hearing a lot about this brand and I am going to have to give it a go. I am in need of good facial skin care.

  14. Reply

    Joanna Brittain

    February 22, 2017

    I actually use a serum now that helps with dark spots. I can’t recall the brand of it, I got it at Target. I love it though!

  15. Reply

    Belle

    February 22, 2017

    These sound like great products! I agree, a good serum really makes a difference on your skin. I’ve tried one from a different brand and it was AMAZING! However, I stopped using it because it was too expensive. Lol

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  16. Reply

    Cynthia @craftoflaughter

    February 22, 2017

    Winter is so damaging to my skin too, like it needs help, right? I haven’t seen this brand but I am so impressed with their charitable campaign, I am going to hunt it down.

  17. Reply

    Salt + Light

    February 22, 2017

    I have never used these products but they look awesome! I just moved to Denver from Florida and my skin is not loving the change. I need to try Silk. Thanks for the recommendation.

  18. Reply

    Elizabeth O.

    February 22, 2017

    They sure sound like an amazing company that provides reliable skin care products! I would love to give these a try especially these days!

  19. Reply

    Marceline Dementori

    February 22, 2017

    It’s important for me to have a regular skin care routine that will help me take care of my sensitive skin. These are all awesome products! It would be nice to give these a try.

  20. Reply

    Stephanie Bills

    February 22, 2017

    I love serums! i have never tried silk but I will definitely look into the brand

  21. Reply

    Elizabeth

    February 23, 2017

    Sounds like a super product! I’m one of those women of a certain age, lol, but it’s been a long time since I’ve tried a facial scrub. My current fave is a black mask peel.

  22. Reply

    Tabitha Shakespeare

    February 23, 2017

    These products sound amazing! So glad that you found something that works for you!

  23. Reply

    toastycritic

    February 23, 2017

    This is awesome that they provide these things to Oncology patients. After dealing with cancer with multiple family members, I know skin cream can be a godsend.

  24. Reply

    duffelbagspouse

    February 23, 2017

    I absolutely love exfoliating. It makes your skin feel so good.

  25. Reply

    Helene Cohen Bludman

    February 23, 2017

    I love trying new skin products. I will check these out for sure.

  26. Reply

    Robin Rue

    February 23, 2017

    These products look great! I am all for pampering my skin and I need to give these a go.

  27. Reply

    Dogvills

    February 23, 2017

    gonna check this one! i love skin care products! im afraid to try out other brands! but i should atleast!

  28. Reply

    Cynthia Nicoletti

    February 23, 2017

    I am so glad it is working for you. I suffer slight adult acne so it is so hard to know what is good to put on my skin.

  29. Reply

    Hey Sharonoox

    February 23, 2017

    I always love a good serum. I love my SKII serum but it was too expensive. I’m trying out the Origins Renewal Serum and falling in love with it. Haven’t heard of this brand before but I’m intrigued to check it out.

  30. Reply

    Kelly Hartigan

    February 23, 2017

    I’ve never heard of these products. Silk proteins? That’s different. I haven’t used these types of products in any brand before. I’ve heard many people talking about them lately, and i’m wondering if maybe I should start exploring some of these products.

  31. Reply

    Nancy L.

    February 23, 2017

    Silk Therapeutics sounds absolutely wonderful! The name alone containing the word ‘silk’ sounds luxurious enough to try it, but you have me sold! 🙂

  32. Reply

    Glenda K.

    February 23, 2017

    I always like trying out different products to protect my skin. Good thing to hear Silk Therapeutics does not have harsh chemicals.

  33. Reply

    Jodie Whitham

    February 23, 2017

    My skin has always been spot-prone from as early as 10/11. Therefore i’ve always looked at ways of caring for skin best. I’m trying to extend self-care to other elements such as body, diet and keeping up hobbies x

  34. Reply

    reesann723

    February 23, 2017

    I am always looking for new skin care products. This brand looks great, thank you for sharing!

  35. Reply

    workoutwithdi

    February 23, 2017

    I’m with you on the winter and dry skin! Seriously stepped up my self care with oils, serums and essential oils. I noticed yesterday though my feet are so dry! Guess I was skipping my feet! lol! Need to cover myself in this!

  36. Reply

    whitneywhit13

    February 23, 2017

    I always make my own “spa day” products but these look worth purchasing.

  37. Reply

    Heather

    February 23, 2017

    Self-care for your skin – love that! I actually do have something for a chemical peel, but I haven’t used it yet. I think I will try it out now!

  38. Reply

    Alisha

    February 23, 2017

    I don’t have much experience with these kinds of products and I’m not sure if I’ll ever have the patience for it. But I do know that the pup is absolutely adorable!

  39. Reply

    Kiwi

    February 23, 2017

    The older I get them more I am seeking ways to keep my skin young and vibrant. I have been investing in good serums and even making my own products anything with shea and coconut oil!

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    Sauumye Chauhan

    February 23, 2017

    I hate winters for what it does to my skin. This product sounds like a life saver. Will surely check it out.

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    The Everyday Mom Life

    February 23, 2017

    I have to admit I don’t use serums but I might just start. My skin is really dry and I think this might help it a ton!

  42. Reply

    Nikki

    February 23, 2017

    Serum IS life changing. I bought one after a facial a couple months ago and it’s evened out my skin tone and dulled dark spots.

  43. Reply

    Samantha

    February 24, 2017

    I have heard of these but have never tried them. They look great!

  44. Reply

    nadine cathleen (@karateandcaviar)

    February 24, 2017

    Looks like a great selection! Skin pampering is so so so important!

  45. Reply

    Dogvills

    February 24, 2017

    great selection of skin care product! ive already tried some of this!

  46. Reply

    Heather

    February 24, 2017

    I need to take better care of my skin in the winter. These products look awesome!

  47. Reply

    Tara Holland

    February 24, 2017

    My skin gets really dry in the winter but I tend to neglect it since it is under so many layers. Need to try this out.

  48. Reply

    Lydia

    February 24, 2017

    Winter damages my skin pretty bad, too! I love these products, skin products are so important!

  49. Reply

    almostindianwife

    February 24, 2017

    Oh boy my skin was so dry this winter. I was in a freezing cold temperature so I’m definitely in need of some good skin products to help it!

  50. Reply

    Dawn McAlexander

    February 24, 2017

    I really love the sound of all these great skin care products. I have such dry skin, especially in the winter. Anything that can help my skin would be great by me.

  51. Reply

    Amber Nelson

    February 25, 2017

    Sounds like a great brand. I love doing peels at home. Exfoliation is the best feeling!

  52. Reply

    Jennifer L

    February 26, 2017

    Great skincare tips! I’ve never heard of silk therapeutics before but it’s definitely one I’ll be checking out. I have dry skin so I need as much hydration as possible!

  53. Reply

    Shaheen Khan

    February 26, 2017

    I have dry skin too so I do indulge in moisturizers. But I have never tried a serum. These products sound wonderful. Must give it a try.

  54. Reply

    Cecilia Cannon

    February 27, 2017

    going to have to check this out because I need a new skin care regimen. well, not a new one, i need one.

  55. Reply

    Rochelle Valle

    February 27, 2017

    These look so nice. I am always looking to make sure my skin is taken care of.

  56. Reply

    jlawsonn

    February 27, 2017

    Seems like some great products. I definitely will be looking into a few of them I am horrible with skin care definitely something I need to improve.

  57. Reply

    savingcmncents

    March 11, 2017

    You are absolutely right that being consistent with your face care routine makes a huge difference. Sporadic care doesn’t give you any real results. I’m curious about this brand, especially the serum.

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