Sparkly, shiny and anti-inflammatory? That’s probably not your first thought when you think about Silver.
In reality, colloidal silver has been used in medicine and cosmetics since the dawn of time. The father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, labelled this little ingredient as a natural antibacterial agent, so there must be some truth in the hype, right?
“So what is colloidal silver”
The term ‘colloidal’ describes how silver is formulated. To make colloidal silver, the silver must be dispersed in microscopic particles into a liquid, such as water. It can then be applied to the skin as a topical treatment. Dr Neil Sadick tells The Zoe Report, Colloidal silver has been around since “for quite some time in the fields of medicine and skincare” due to its unique biological activity.
“What does it do?”
Colloidal silver has been claimed to be naturally antibacterial, as any bacteria, fungi or viruses are killed by silver when they come into contact with each other. This is the main reason why it is used to sterilise medical instruments as well as to keep cuts and wounds clean and free from infection. No wonder colloidal silver has been used for so long! Therefore, using colloidal silver in cosmetics makes perfect sense because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, making them ideal for soothing dry, sensitive, or acne-prone skin.
“Is it safe?”