Givaudan Active Beauty unveils Silk-iCare™, the ultimate vegan biomimetic silk for skin perfection

10 Apr 2024 · 07:30 CEST

Givaudan Active Beauty launches Silk-iCare™, a revolutionary vegan silk protein designed to protect and repair the skin. Derived from white biotechnology, Silk-iCare™ represents a breakthrough in biomimetic silk protein technology, offering unparalleled benefits for perfecting skin.


Using advanced biotechnologies, Givaudan Active Beauty has developed an optimised sequence of silk proteins, produced through fermentation, to create Silk-iCare™ – a pure biomimetic silk with remarkable film-forming properties.

Silk-iCare™ forms an invisible yet robust film on the skin, providing immediate benefits in terms of protection and recovery. Upon application, it creates a uniform 3D fibrillar network on the skin’s surface, ensuring performance, with no residue or cracking on drying. 

Its unique hydrogel structure, derived from natural silk, offers a thixotropic characteristic, resulting in a smoother application and a breathable, non-sticky finish.

The efficacy of Silk-iCare™ is immediate, offering anti-pollution and skin recovery benefits. Thanks to its physical mode of action, Silk-iCare™ forms a protective barrier that removes over 96% of pollution particles.

Clinical studies have demonstrated a significant seven-fold reduction in pore size, as little as 15 minutes after application. Over time, the skin-repairing properties of Silk-iCare™ trigger a two-fold reduction in inflammatory breakouts, perfecting skin.

“We are delighted to introduce Silk-iCare™, the pioneering vegan silk veil designed to protect and repair the skin. With its biomimetic structure, Silk-iCare™ emerges as a remarkable skin perfector, thanks to its exceptional film-forming properties. Acting like an invisible bandage, Silk-iCare™ delivers all-in-one anti-pollution, fast-repairing and make-up-fixing benefits.”

Romain Reynaud, Research & Development Director

To learn more about our new ingredient and its marketing concept, S3D® Wonder Veil, we invite you to visit us at our booth (1C62) at in-cosmetics Global, taking place in Paris, France. Or connect to, our digital platform dedicated to cosmetic ingredients.

About Givaudan
Givaudan is a global leader in Fragrance & Beauty and Taste & Wellbeing. We celebrate the beauty of human experience by creating for happier, healthier lives with love for nature. Together with our customers we deliver food experiences, craft inspired fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions that make people look and feel good. In 2023, Givaudan employed 16,260 people worldwide and achieved CHF 6.9 billion in sales with a free cash flow of 13.3%. With a heritage that stretches back over 250 years, we are committed to driving long-term, purpose-led growth by improving people’s health and happiness and increasing our positive impact on nature. This is Givaudan. Human by nature. Discover more at:

About Givaudan Fragrance & Beauty
Givaudan Fragrance & Beauty craft inspired fragrances to perfume lives and memories, and develop innovative beauty and wellbeing solutions that make people look and feel good all over the world. Nature is both our responsibility and our most precious muse. We are just as committed to sustainability as we are to creating innovative products that satisfy consumer needs and anticipate their desires. With a collaborative approach that favours co-creation, we have built a diverse portfolio across personal care, fabric care, hygiene, home care, fine fragrances, and beauty, reflecting our multidisciplinary expertise. This is Givaudan. Human by nature. Learn more at

About Givaudan Active Beauty
Givaudan Active Beauty crafts avant-garde cosmetic actives and high-end specialities that make people look and feel good. We bring nature’s most precious gifts to the art of personal care in the form of biotech & botanical high-performing molecules, delighting consumers. Our extensive portfolio of award-winning skin & hair ingredients spans a variety of benefits for human beauty: from well-ageing and self-tanners to radiance, microbiome-friendly, soothers, hydrators, and more. Backed by solid scientific recognition and consumers’ awareness, we remain at the cutting edge of this rapidly expanding market to deliver sustainable solutions supporting the growth of our customers. This is Givaudan. Human by nature. Learn more at

For further information please contact
Farida Tir Teerlinck, Active Beauty Communications