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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:
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
- Premature aging of the skin
- Brittle nails and hair
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
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.
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.
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