What Is Colloidal Silver And Why Is It Used In Beauty Products?

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Colloidal Silver is something you may have seen popping up in beauty products over recent years with claims that it can help with skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema and more. In this post, I’m going to be talking about what Colloidal Silver is, how it works and how it could potentially help you.

What is Colloidal Silver?

Colloidal Silver consists of tiny silver particles which are suspended in a liquid solution. It has antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties and the silver in its name is the same type of precious metal you may find in jewellery, dental fillings and silverware. It is an ancient remedy that was used thousands of years ago to treat infections and wounds and it was also used when storing food and water because of its anti-microbial properties. 

Many people still use Colloidal Silver as an alternative medicine, those that do either apply it topically to the skin or ingest it as an oral dietary supplement. 

If you want to Buy Colloidal Silver Products you should make sure that you use a reputable brand that uses high-quality ingredients such as Nature's Greatest Secret.

How does Colloidal Silver Work?

It is believed that Colloidal Silver works by attaching itself to proteins on the cell walls of bad bacteria and damages the cell membranes. This allows silver ions to pass into bacterial cells, where they interfere with the DNA of the cells, thus leading to the cell’s death. 

Silver is also thought to interfere with proteins that are found within viruses which may prevent the virus's replication. 

How can it help you?

People who use Colloidal Silver claim that it can help to treat a wide variety of conditions such as flu, pink eye, sinus infections and ear infections to more serious ailments such as pneumonia, Lyme disease and cancer. 

From a skincare perspective, using Colloidal Silver topically could potentially help accelerate tissue repair, settle inflammation, fight bacteria and heal the skin due to its properties. This means that it could help skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, fungal infections and more. 


Even though there are people who use Colloidal Silver for its natural properties, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are less enthusiastic and has warned that it should not be consumed, injected or inhaled and that the use of colloidal silver can result in short-term and long-term side effects. 

The main side effect of using Colloidal Silver seems to be Agyria which is a rare skin condition that causes the skin, eyes, internal organs and gums to change to a blue-grey colour permanently which is caused by the build-up of silver in the body. This happens when too much Colloidal Silver has been used. 

It is also not safe to use during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding. 

Colloidal Silver is authorised for sale as a cosmetic product in the EU and UK, as long as regulation and testing is adhered to.

If you are considering trying Colloidal Silver for any sort of condition or ailment then you should thoroughly research it first and discuss it with a medical professional before using it. 

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