Your Skin Barrier Is Under Attack By Pollution

Pollution and other irritating chemicals wreck havoc on your skin. Read on to learn more about pollution and how you can defend your skin.

The Future of Materials Science

As I think about materials science, I need to take a look back on human existence. I feel a big sense of pride for how far our ingenuity has gotten us. We are not perfect but you can’t deny that we are one resourceful and…

What are CMRs and Endocrine Disruptors?

What we chose to put on our skin matters for our overall health. While our skin is a very good barrier, certain chemicals can still get through and impact our bodies. The chemicals to be especially wary of are termed CMRs and endocrine disruptors. Surprisingly, some chemicals suspected…

Dermatologist Dr. Tyler Hollmig on Why the Skin Barrier is Key

We believe that healthy skin requires a healthy skin barrier. Dermatologist Dr. S. Tyler Hollmig believes it, too. We reached out to ask a few questions about the skin barrier and why it matters.

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Silk 101: Here’s Why It Makes Better Skincare

To understand why Eighteen B formulations work, you'll have to start at the beginning: with silk. Here's how we harnessed the power of silk to create b-silk™ protein, our proprietary key ingredient.

The Magic of Fermentation: How We Make B-silk™ Protein

Our b-silk™ protein is made through a patented fermentation process. The specifics are under lock and key, but here's a peek at how we make b-silk™ protein. Call us nerdy, but we think it’s pretty cool.

Why the pH of Your Skin Matters

This week, we’re taking a closer look at the acid mantle, the outermost layer of the natural skin barrier. Here's how the acid mantle affects skin's pH and why it's so important.

Why Does Our Skin Age and What Can We Do?

We’re all familiar with the signs of aging skin (or we will be soon enough!) But what exactly is happening below the surface? Here’s a look at the biology of skin aging.

5 Silk Innovations We’re Watching

Eighteen B harnesses the power of silk to create better skincare. We aren't the only ones using silk to build better products. We've assembled a list of five silk innovations we're excited about.

Why B-silk™ Protein Belongs In Your Skincare Regimen

B-silk™ protein forms a breathable barrier that keeps nourishing ingredients in and locks environmental stressors out. In short, it helps support your natural skin barrier. Here's why that matters.

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