BORN IN THE SKY
Silex Skincare was created by Erin Johnston, a corporate pilot, who noticed that the more time she spent with her head in the clouds, the worse her complexion looked and felt. Determined to solve the dryness and premature aging caused by traveling at high altitudes, she began researching why airplane cockpits and cabins have such a negative impact on skin. She was appalled at what she discovered. In response, she partnered with cosmetic chemists and professionals to create Silex.
Our products were formulated to protect the skin from these harmful effects. We are for anyone who wants healthier, happier, and more hydrated skin, but especially for travelers who spend much of their time up in the air.
HIGH AND DRY
After extensive research on the subject, we have identified various factors that contribute to the harsh environment of an airplane:
Airplane windows and windshields do next to nothing to block harmful UV-A rays (which penetrate more deeply into skin to cause premature aging and wrinkles). (1)
In fact, pilots flying for 56 minutes at 30,000 ft receive the same level of UV-A radiation as a 20-minute tanning bed session. (2)
The average relative humidity in an aircraft cabin is approximately 20%, which is 40% lower than the 60% relative humidity dermatologists say is ideal for preventing dry skin. (3)
Research suggests there is an approximate 8 to 10% increase in UV intensity for every 1,000 ft of elevation. (4)
The vast majority of aircraft pressurization systems are ultimately designed to reduce the water content in the air. Only two planes–the Boeing 787 and Airbus 350–have onboard humidifiers. (3)
Secure and compact products that abide by TSA carry-on guidelines.
Tubes are composed of a sustainable sugarcane bio resin.
Cruelty Free & Vegan
Every single Silex product is Cruelty free and Vegan.
UP, UP, AND AWAY
Every Silex product does one of two things (and sometimes both)
1. It lifts skin up by providing lightweight, long-lasting hydration that refreshes, restores and rejuvenates, while helping skin recover from the effects of air travel
2. It protects against harmful, skin-aging UV-A and UV-B rays, and diminishes the dullness and dryness caused by high altitudes, recirculating air and jet lagSHOP NOW
BUY AND BYE
Each item in the line is a clean, vegan formula backed by research and science, and delivered in environmentally friendly packaging, including plastic tubes made from sugar cane resin.
Formulas are made from non-comedogenic, fragrance-free ingredients, and are lightweight, non-staining, easily applied and absorbed, and never sticky or tacky, making them delightful travel companions.
Once you give them a try, you'll be saying goodbye to dull, dry skin; heavy, greasy formulas; and packaging that doesn't care about the Earth.SHOP NOW
SAFE AND SECURE
Before any formulation of Silex products began, a terrific amount of scientific research was conducted to determine not only which ingredients and formulas would be most hydrating to the skin, but also would be kindest. These powerful formulations create a gentle skin-care collection that keeps skin safe from environmental aggressors.
Safety doesn't end with our formulations, though. For people who fly frequently, packaging security matters, and you shouldn't have to worry that your bottles will make the journey unopened and keep your luggage unsullied. We tested dozens of containers before choosing ones that stood up to our professional standards, including sugar cane-resin pump tubes designed for baggage battle.SHOP NOW