Why is Silica good for my skin?
The body requires silica in order to manufacture collagen and elastin - the proteins responsible for the plumpness, elasticity and youthfulness of our skin. So, as well as being beneficial for our overall health, silica is also a valuable ally for our appearance!
Silica acts as a “glue”, residing inside collagen fibres, giving our skin and our connective tissues strength and flexibility. Since silica is also a natural anti-inflammatory agent, it helps to calm and soothe irritated eczema and psoriasis prone skin.
It also plays a role in the production of skin hydrating compounds such as hyaluronic acid.
This wonder compound also helps the blood carry oxygen - in fact, it helps the red blood cells carry 20% more oxygen around the body and to the extremities. Therefore, the skin stays more oxygenated, nourished, hydrated, happy and healthy.