Hot Ingredient: Silk

When I think of silk the first thing that comes to mind is silky lingerie, but the beauty industry has found that there are different properties in silk that can benefit your skin. Depending on how it's used, silk can help hydrate, firm, act as an anti-inflammatory, reduce pigmentation, add glow and absorb oil.  Here are a few of the newest products that contain this touchable ingredient:

Purple Lab Silk Sheets, $34.50 at

This creamy foundation uses silk fibers, almond seeds and juniper to create a dewy, supple complexion.  The silk adds moisturizer and allows the skin to breath under the foundation.

Blow Blow-Out Spray, $19.75 at

An instant dry, non stick hair spray that keeps your blow out touchable and in place.

PCA Skin Silkcoat Balm, $36 at

This super thick nighttime cream is formulated with antioxidants and hydrolyzed silk to replenish moisture back into your skin while you sleep.

Vaseline Sheer Infusion, $7.99,

This moisturizer not only has silk and other nutrients in it, but it has the technology to seep down into all of the layers of your skin leaving you hydrated all day long.

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Smooth Start Repairing Shampoo, $5.99 at

Loaded with silk, this shampoo and matching conditioner helps to eliminate frizz by moisturizing and restoring your strands cuticle.