Cosmetic Ingredients
Functional silk biopolymers - inspired by nature

New solutions for today's personal care applications

Skin Care

Skin Care

Hair Care

Hair Care

Color Cosmetics

Color Cosmetics



Functional Silk: advanced biotechnology for innovative cosmetic products

AMSilk is the world´s first industrial supplier of synthetic silk biopolymers manufactured by a patented biotechnological process. We offer high-performance ingredients which display a broad range of uses such as breathable skin protection and fixation of substances. The production process of Silkgel and Silkbeads product lines is completely free of animal derived materials, thus the products are vegan. The functional silk biotechnology is a sustainable solution for the personal care industry and meets the expectations of the market concerning compliance with the latest beauty trends.

Product line SILKGEL - Transparent hydrogel with functional silk polypeptides

  • Film forming properties
  • Physical breathable protection
  • "Anti-pollution" effect
  • Fixation effect

Functional Silk Encapsulation - Plastic-free microcapsules for personal care applications

  • Encapsulation of lipophilic substances
  • Encapsulation of hydrophilic substances
  • Prolonged efficacy and protection of actives
  • Plastic-free
  • Sustainable
  • Biodegradable
  • Soft-focus effect
  • Oil absorbing / matting effect
  • Moisture storage
  • Carrier function

Silkgel - Advanced properties for Cosmetic Products

The Next Generation Cosmetic Ingredient

Silkbeads - Pure Vegan Silk for Cosmetic Products

The Next Generation Cosmetic Ingredient

Functional Silk Encapsulation

Plastic-free microcapsules for personal care applications

> Processing of functional silk polypeptides into capsules

> Encapsulation of lipophilic and hydrophilic substances

> Prolonged efficiency 

> Protection of core material (e.g. perfume oil, actives)

> Silk capsules can be colored even after loading

Application Technology & Development

Experienced, competent and unique. Future oriented innovative solutions are developed in the company's own laboratory. Our products are inspired by market trends, complex requirements and customer needs. All product claims are based on scientific evidence and are proven in user tests, in-vivo and in-vitro studies. 

---Scientific development - Essential tool for the product of the future--- 

Please contact us for formulation guidelines, dosage recommendations and documents here.



The New Dimension of Microcapsules: Plastic-free Encapsulation Technology Using Functional Vegan Silk Polypeptides


Breathable Nail Polish on the Basis of a New Blend:  A Complex of Water-based Polymer and Functional Vegan Silk


Efficient Hair Protection – the Multi-functional Silk Polypeptide as New and Promising Strategy against Pollution 


Efficient Skin Protection Against Negative Environmental Influences by Breathable, Vegan Silk Polypeptides


RAHN AG combines a modern and attractive product portfolio consisting of high-quality specialties with established know-how and supports their customers in developing successful cosmetic concepts. In the following regions distributes RAHN AG the AMSilk products: Austria, Belgium, Netherland, Luxembourg, Germany, Great Britain, France, Monaco, Poland and Switzerland.

BIOCHIM supplies ingredients in food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries since 60 years, and supports their customers with technical knowledge, marketing concepts and customized solutions. BIOCHIM distributes AMSilk’s cosmetic ingredients in Italy.

DKSHis a leading Market Expansion Services provider for companies planning to expand their business. In June 2014 DKSH Group acquired the top-ranking speciality chemicals distributor ZEUS QUIMICA, S.A.. Under the company name DKSH Marketing Services Spain, S.A.U., the distribution activities of chemicals for various applications including cosmetic ingredients for personal care products such as skin care, hair care, color cosmetics and oral care will be further expanded in Spain and Portugal.


HANJOO is a leading distributor of cosmetic ingredients in Korea. A qualified technical staff ensures the best customer service including formulation support. HANJOO provides AMSilk’s high performance material for skin care, hair care and make up in South Korea.


Today environmental influences such as pollution and irritants affect our skin. Therefore, the skin has to be protected. Especially consumers in big cities are increasingly demanding cosmetics for skin protection.

„AMSilk provides vegan, innovative silk biopolymers which protect skin from environmental impacts. By using SILKGEL, a breathable film occurs like a second skin. Protection you can feel!“

Lothar Rasthofer, former director at BASF SE / presently SEPAWA e.V. Executive

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