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SILICON: THE BEST ALLY FOR A FIRM SKIN

Silicon is one of the most abundant chemical elements on earth. It is second only to oxygen. It was discovered in 1817 by Jöns Jacob Berzelius, a Swedish chemist.

 Two forms of Silicon exist in nature:

- Organic
- Mineral

 The mineral silicon is an essential component of the earth's crust.

It is also an essential trace element for our body (organic source), since it participates in the development of connective tissue, which is found in muscles, skin, bones, cartilage, arteries. It is also involved in the mineralization process of bones.

 It is strongly recommended to have an intake of about 25 mg/day for an adult; we know that the concentration of Silicon decreases with age, especially if we consume less fruits and vegetables.

 As a result, the risk of deficiencies increases:

- Growth retardation
- Fractures
- Premature aging of the skin
- Tendonitis
- Brittle nails and hair
- Osteoporosis

 

1. SILICON : WHERE TO FIND THIS TRACE ELEMENT ?

As seen previously, Silicon helps maintain bone health, it stimulates the formation of collagen fibers to tone and firm the skin. It also enters the structure of keratin to densify hair and make nails less brittle.

It is therefore important to have a regular intake of Silicon: it is present in :

- Plant products: whole grains, external fruits, vegetables
- Water
- Coffee

 The plants that contain the highest concentrations of organic silicon are nettles, horsetails or bamboo, wheat, oats, barley.

To effectively make up for your skin's deficiencies, there are now silicon-based cosmetics.

 

2. SILICON IN COSMETICS TO FIRM UP YOUR SKIN

Silicon participates in the synthesis of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.

It therefore contributes to the elasticity and suppleness of the skin; these actions are therefore very interesting in anti-aging products, for the prevention of premature aging of the skin (reduction of wrinkles, firming of the skin).

Note that Silicon is also involved in the manufacture of immune system cells and certain antibodies, it provides additional protection to the skin.

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3. SILICON : WHAT IS THE ESSENTIAL PRODUCT AT GEMOLOGY TO FILL A SILICON DEFICIENCY

Silicon, used mainly in anti-wrinkle care products, also acts on cell renewal, which gives it the benefits of anti-aging cosmetics as a whole.

 Gemology has created Amethyst Concentrate, which is rich in Amethyst, a stone made up mainly of Silicon. This trace element acts here as a firming agent, and is coupled with Chromium, another trace element, with matifying properties. 

 Finally, Silicon is an essential element in the health of our body. These benefits are known and recognized:

- Maintains bone capital
- Reduces the risk of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and atherosclerosis
- Preserves the health of hair and nails
- Softens, firms and tones the skin
- Delays the appearance of wrinkles and stretch marks.

Discover more beauty and wellness tips in the article: "Skin oligotherapy: what is skin oligotherapy?"

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PHOSPHORUS: THE OXYGEN OF YOUR BODY

Phosphorus is a trace element that is good for you. It is less often mentioned than magnesium, however, phosphorus remains an essential component in maintaining the integrity of the body's functions.

Phosphorus plays a role in :

- The formation of nerve cells

- Bone and teeth consolidation

- Maintaining the acid-base balance: which comes from what we eat

- The metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids: thereforecellular energy

- Collagen formation

Studies show that phosphorus requirements are :

- 550 mg per day for adults

- From 250 to 640 mg in children

Phosphorus deficiency is rare. However, if it is the case, the consequences can be dramatic:

- Cellular dysfunctions

- Fatigue

- Anemia

- Bone problems that can lead to osteoporosis

- Irritated skin

PHOSPHORUS: FOODS TO ADOPT

In order to have an optimal intake of Phosphorus, it is important to diversify your diet as much as possible, giving priority to natural, unprocessed and unrefined ingredients.

Phosphorus is present in :

- Dairy products

- Whole grains

- Fish and liver

- Cocoa

 

1. PHOSPHORUS : OXYGEN CONTRIBUTION IN COSMETIC CARE

Phosphorus, as seen previously, has many virtues on the proper functioning of cells and metabolism.

It is therefore quite natural that it is found in many cosmetic products, in order to help your cells, at the level of energy release, to better oxygenate them.7

 

2. PHOSPHORUS: OXYGEN SUPPLY, THE GEMOLOGY SOLUTION

At Gemology, the key word is: cutaneous oligotherapy. This is why we offer products adapted to your deficiencies and your needs in trace elements.

We suggest you discover our Malachite concentrate - Oxygenating & Smoothing: it is composed of phosphorus, which intervenes in the reserve and release of energy for a better cellular oxygenation, but also coupled with Malachite, a stone rich in Copper. This trace element is a powerful antioxidant and anti-free radical, to bring radiance and protect the skin.

To conclude, phosphorus is the 2nd most abundant mineral in the human body. About 85% of it is present in bones and teeth. But it also plays an important role in energy production, being an essential component of ATP (or adenosine triphosphate), which is the primary source of energy in the human body.

Discover the Malachite Concentrate that helps you gain luminosity and have a radiant look.

Discover other beauty and well-being tips in the article "Copper trace element: oxygenate and smooth your skin".