Micro Silver is one of the star ingredients in our current bestseller, Rapid Repair Clarifying Elixir. This ingredient is incredibly effective and has a number of benefits for the skin. It’s a multifunctional ingredient and can be used for any skin type, tone, and condition – especially those with acne-prone, hypersensitive, and eczema-prone complexions.
Micro Silver acts against bacteria to help calm hypersensitive, irritated, and inflamed skin in addition to supporting the skin’s natural healing process. The particles in Micro Silver continuously release positively-charged ions (AG+), which disrupt harmful bacteria in a variety of ways. The ions destabilize the bacterial structure, break down cell membranes, cut off enzymatic nutrients, and rigorously prevent cell division so that the germs can no longer proliferate. And, when used regularly, Micro Silver not only strengthens the skin’s ability to resist the growth of bad bacteria, but it also helps to support the regeneration of skin. Your skin stays cleaner and healthier, naturally.
The antimicrobial action of Micro Silver comes from the pioneering manufacturing technology of MicroSilver BG™, which we source from Germany. In a patented vacuum process, highly porous micro-sized particles of pure elemental silver are formed, without the addition of any chemical substances. MicroSilver BG™ is entirely different from home-remedy colloidal silver preparations and from “nano silver,” which are known to have negative side effects. MicroSilver BG™ provides lasting broad spectrum antimicrobial action on top of the skin, where it incidentally reflects UVA and UVB rays. The large micro-particles do not penetrate skin or mucosa tissue and do not harm the natural skin flora–your “good bacteria”.
The Micro Silver we formulate with is EcoCert approved and is an ultra pure natural silver. Below, we further clarify common questions about Micro Silver:
1) Does Micro Silver absorb into the bloodstream?
No, the silver we formulate with does not absorb into the bloodstream because Micro Silver is not a nano-particle. In other words, Micro Silver contains big particles that stay on surface on skin and therefore does not penetrate into the skin. Additionally, Micro Silver conjoins with the skin's proteins, and the silver ions remain in the upper dermal layers of the skin where they are neutralized – making it perfectly safe for topical application.
2) How is Micro Silver effective for acne and congestion compared to other ingredients on the market?
Micro Silver has been known to be an effective antibacterial substance since the medieval times. In fact, ancient civilizations used the metal to treat wounds as well as purify their water by storing it in silver jugs.
Today, Micro Silver is known to support the regeneration and protection of a natural skin condition. Extensive research has proven that micro silver kills the bad skin bacteria that causes acne. It has antimicrobial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Because of its strong antibacterial properties, Micro Silver works very well in treating acne. Bacteria flourishes on the skin inside wrinkles, pores, and folds of the skin. The application of silver can prevent this bacteria from multiplying and causing acne breakouts.
Compared to other acne ingredients on the market, Micro Silver is super gentle and does not cause further skin irritations. It is most suitable for all skin conditions, whether you're also concerned about redness/rosacea, dermatitis, eczema, hypersensitivity, and aging.
3) If I have a silver allergy, can I use Rapid Repair?
Allergies to silver (jewellry) are mostly due to another element in the jewelry, namely nickel. However, if you have a concern, we recommend you to consult your physician.
4) I have atopic dermatitis and very reactive/sensitive skin, is micro silver okay to use on my skin?
Micro Silver has been proven to help with the healing process of dermatitis and reduce unpleasant itching skin conditions. In a study done at the Swiss lab we work with, 102 patients with severe neurodermatitis patients were given a lipocream that contained 0.1% Micro Silver. 93% of patients were able to stop using creams containing cortisol as a result. Micro Silver not only improves the appearance of the skin, but it is also very gentle to the skin when used over extended periods of time.