Magic for your skin.

You don’t have to do much research to find that intimate skin, is the most wonderfully sensitive skin of the body. Ynside has a long history in testing and gaining feedback on our products. Silk is used in all Ynside products and has a proven restoring and softening effect on the skin

Super soft and skin soothing;

Optimal temperature and moisture regulation;

Naturally hypoallergenic;

30 days result

Like human hair.

The structure of a silk fibre is quite similar to that of human hair (97% proteins, 3% fat and waxy sub-stances), thus allowing its use in surgery and directly on scalded skin. Silk contains 17 of all 19 amino acids present in human hair. Hense its biofunctional properties.

Each silk thread is made up of many super soft filaments which are highly resistant, perfectly smooth and cylindrical and do not cause friction on the skin. In about 30 days of continuous use, the fiber has a renewing, softening effect.

Studies show amino acids can counter the effects of aging and can help calm the nervous system. Silk also contains natural cellular albumen, which helps speed up the metabolism of skin cells thus helping to reduce signs of aging.

Swiss scientists published research showing that sericin, the protein in silk, can adhere to the keratin (protein) in skin and hair resulting in a perceptible “homogeneous protective film”. This means silk can form a barrier layer, helping retain moisture and possibly having a plumping, anti-wrinkle, anti-keratinazing effect.

Breathing skin.

Silk helps to maintain the body temperature by reducing the excessive sweating and moisture loss that can worsen xerosis. Therefore, silk is an all-climate fabric. Its natural temperature-regulating properties give silk this paradoxical ability to cool and warm simultaneously. Silk garments thus outperform other fabrics in both summer and winter.

A silk fabric allows the skin to breathe. It has a high capacity to absorb sweat and serous exudates (up to 30% of its weight without becoming damp): this is important in maintaining the water balance of the skin through its emollient and soothing action.

Intimate skin is highly absorptive, therefore we choose to use organic fabrics only. This way we prevent toxic chemicals, such as those found in standard clothing manufacturing, to directly enter the body.

What silk can do for you

Superb material made by silkworms. There simply is no comparison to silk and its biofunctional properties. Even today, engineers try to mimic the highly efficient silk spinning process of a caterpillar or spider, creating the smoothest and one of the strongest natural fibres.

Optimally protected.

In spite of its delicate appearance, silk is relatively robust and its smooth surface resists soil and odors well.

Wearing silk helps to also protect your (sexual) sensitivity, by not stressing the surface of the skin. Skin is a sensory organ, which means it constantly monitors what materials come into contact with it and conveys feedback to our brains. Rough, prickly fabrics that overly excite the nerve endings beneath the skin can lead to discomfort in the form of sensitivity and itchiness.

Clinical studies have proven that silk can help ease conditions such as:

  • Eczema or atopic dermatitis
  • Asthma
  • Sensitive skin
  • Allergic rash
  • Keratinazation
  • Shingles
  • Psoriasis
  • Post-chemotherapy skin treatment
  • Physiological skin flora

Sustainable silk production

Sericin removal.

Zooming in. In its natural state consists of a single thread secreted by the silkworm Bombyx mori and is made up of a double filament of protein material (fibroin) glued together with sericin. Sericin ensures the cohesion of the cocoon by gluing silk threads together. Most of the sericin must be removed during raw silk production. Degumming is the key process during which sericin is totally removed and silk fibres gain the typical shiny aspect, soft handle and elegant drape highly appreciated by consumers.

Natural efficiency

Energy efficiency. Silk is a natural and highly sustainable process. It takes a caterpillar roughly 1,000 times less energy to convert from liquid to solid than any man-made synthetic polymers.

Durability. Silk will not deteriorate easily over time because of its natural fungal repellency and because chemicals are not used in processing.

Improving impact

Peace silk. True ethical luxury. Our unique silk is grown in India where the Indian culture celebrates Ahimsa and Non-Violence. Traditional serie culture includes the boiling of cocoons. The animal friendly process of Ynside silk, is done by cutting the top of the cocoon open to allow the developing moth to escape and to finish its natural lifecycle outside of the cocoon. It is a non-violent way of harvesting silk and a real wonder of nature.

Biodiversity. The Earth contains an astonishing variety of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems, which provide biological resources and services that are essential to our survival. The textile industry has a major impact on these important living systems. The loss of biodiversity from human activity is of great concern to us. When our silk producer took over a conventional silk farm in the year 2011, its soil was completely fruitless due to excess and unnecessary use of chemicals. Micro-organism were missing. Instead of chemicals, natural compost was used and complete sericulture was re-established as per pre-industrial methods. Certain innovative methods have been developed since, to control pests and fungus from the host tree. The host tree for example is simply covered with a large net to keep predators away. In the past 10 years major steps have been made. Next to silk, our farm produces fruits and rice for the local economy. Ynside is deeply involved in keep on making improvements for the benefit of our earth.