The SYLK Story

Kiwifruit has been grown in New Zealand since the early 1900s and has become New Zealand’s most important horticultural crop. Kiwifruit is well known for its high nutrient content and will add a delicious tropical flare to any fruit salad, however, there is so much more to this amazing little plant!

Just like Passionfruit, Kiwifruit grows on vines, and it is here where we find a unique natural by-product – Kiwifruit Vine Gum.  At harvest time, when kiwifruit is handpicked, the vine pruning’s are usually left behind to decompose, however being environmentally aware, the New Zealand government appointed scientists to conduct studies into the qualities and properties of the Kiwifruit Vine Gum.

Incredibly it was discovered that Kiwifruit Vine Gum could be used as a ‘plant based’ ingredient in a vaginal lubricant due to its viscosity (slipperiness) and sheering properties (smoothness). From this simple discovery SYLK was born!

SLYK was introduced into Australia and New Zealand markets in the mid 80’s and has established a strong reputation with a very loyal customer base. SYLK has a smooth semi fluid consistency; it is odourless, non-sticky, tasteless, scentless, and stainless, whilst being sensual, silky and slippery. SLYK has been helping women with vaginal dryness for well over 30 years, giving relief for this common, but often misunderstood condition.