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Why You Need To Add Silver To Your Skincare Routine, According To An Expert

Apparently, it can help with acne, eczema and rosacea...

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14 January 2019

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You may have heard that silver is a growing trend in beauty – but that doesn’t mean shimmery eyeshadow or metallic highlighter.

We’re talking about colloidal silver, an ingredient that’s actually been used for medical purposes for centuries.

“Colloidal silver is the generic term for substances with tiny particles of silver suspended in water,” explains Joy Isaacs, founder of Argentum skincare.

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“The ancient Romans used to put silver coins in milk to keep it fresh and Hippocrates, the ‘Father of Medicine’, taught [people] that silver supports healing processes.

“It’s soothing to any skin trauma and is still used extensively in the world of medicine.”

So why should we adding this medicinal metal to our beauty routines?

“Colloidal silver is an exceptional skincare ingredient that helps to calm the skin by reducing inflammation, and fights bacteria without destroying the natural fauna of your skin,” Isaacs says.

“A good quality colloidal silver will increase the process of tissue protection and decrease irritant effects caused by oxidative stress, making it an extremely effective skincare ingredient for treating and soothing common conditions like acne, rosacea and eczema.”

That’s why we’re now seeing serums, moisturisers, mists and soap infused with the precious particles.

If you have a tendency to break out with spots or get flare ups of rosacea or eczema, incorporating one of these products could make all the difference – as long as the active ingredient is sufficiently potent.

“Although many products on the market contain silver, not all are created equal,” Isaacs warns.

“The colloidal silver that we use in our Argentum products is silver hydrosol – positively charged silver ions – made of 99.99% pure silver – suspended in pharmaceutical grade purified water.

“If you are going to incorporate silver as a part of your skincare routine, I would recommend investing in the highest quality and purest form you can find.”

Even if you don’t suffer with a particular condition, the anti-inflammatory properties of silver can calm a stressed out complexion and it’s suitable for all skin types.

So whether you’re looking to target spots or soothe your skin, here’s our pick of the best colloidal silver products on the market…

silver skincare

Argentum La Potion Infinie Restorative Day & Night Cream, £158 / AED 745

Omorovicza cream

Omorovicza Silver Skin Saviour, £65 / AED 306, Space NK

Cor Silver Soap

Cor Silver Soap, £15 / AED 70, Cult Beauty

DHC Platinum Silver Nanocolloid Cream

DHC Platinum Silver Nanocolloid Cream, £21.50 / AED 101.46, Escentual

May Lindstrom The Jasmine Garden Botanical

May Lindstrom The Jasmine Garden Botanical Facial Mist, £62 / AED 292, Space NK

Allies Of Skin Promise Keeper Blemish Facial

Allies Of Skin Promise Keeper Blemish Facial, £110 / AED 519, Cult Beauty