Colloidal Silver: The Wonder Ingredient

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” 

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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?” 

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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?” 

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Colloidal silver is perfectly safe to use on the skin. Back in 2010, The EU food authorities (EFSA)  classified colloidal silver as only to be used as an antimicrobial mineral solution, not a medicine or a food supplement. However, it is completely safe to be used as a topical treatment.

Dr Robert Becker, a pioneer surgeon at Syracuse Medical University, has found that the colloidal form of silver triggers an “amazing and unexpected regrowth of tissues” when applied to irritated skin. He also told Amazingy that his studies have shown no undesirable effects subsequent to using colloidal as a topical substance. 

We’re in love with the wonder of colloidal silver, so much so we have included it in our Anti-Chafing Cream. The colloidal silver along with the organic extra virgin coconut oil creates a soothing veil over the skin, calming and protecting the irritated area. The high-performance formula sits on the skin creating a barrier against water, sweat and any nasty bacteria. 

Colloidal silver is definitely something we want to see more of in skincare ranges and bathroom across the country because let’s face it, who has time for less than fabulous skincare products? We certainly don’t. 

Have a question about colloidal silver? Message us on our chat. We also have a FAQ page for our Anti-Chafing Cream to make sure all the information is at your fingertips. Feel free to DM us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and share this article to spread the word!

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jess simms

Jess is our Content & Community executive who writes about, well ...everything! She loves talking about period positivity and body positivity and, let's face it, loves a good debate. When she isn't talking about all things BeYou, she has probably got her nose in a book, cuddling her Jack Russell Terrier, Buster 🧚‍♀🐶📖

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