For 2,500 years, humanity has mused on the benefits of silver – from the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and the father of medicine (Hippocrates), historic (and modern day) sources have boasted of the medicinal traits of silver, something which has been picked up on by skin care specialists.

Colloidal silver which is the technical term is a suspension of submicroscopic metallic silver particles in a colloidal base. It has been labelled ‘the best all-round germ fighter’ by research scientists. It is the antibacterial property of silver which makes it a great topical treatment on skin conditions such as acne, healing wounds, skin infections and can be used to help with complexion problems. Colloidal silver does not harm any surrounding tissue so scarring is reduced. It can also work very well with curbing bacteria-related odours.

An added benefit is that as colloidal silver is a mineral and not a chemical, it provides natural remedy when combatting bacteria.

So we can deduce that silver, renowned for its healing, anti-oxidant and antibacterial properties, makes a great ingredient in natural and alternative skin care products. Despite the fact that this natural remedy has been around for centuries, we are only really now beginning to see it on the market in skin care products. Whilst it has received flack for its internal use, it would seem that colloidal silver is less controversial when it comes to topical use. Those with sensitive skin can also breathe a sigh of relief as allergic reactions to the super ingredient are very rare.

Here’s to silver linings in skin care.

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