Composition and Mode of Action

Active Ingredient: Colloidal Silca Sol-Gel

Accessory Ingredients (inactive) INCI: Aqua, Sodium Phosphate (E339), Citric Acid (E333), Xanthan Gum (E450), Triclosan.

Silicon and Colloidal Silca Sol-Gel

Silicon (Si) is the third most abundant element on earth, after hydrogen and oxygen. Silicon has amazing physical properties. One can read about that in internet → silicon facts for kids or our link → silicon in medicine. The most abundant compound it is silicon dioxide, which is the main component of earth crest.

Colloidal silica, also referred to as a sol, contains very fine particles (1 to 300 nm in diameter) that remain in suspension over a long period of time. In colloidal silica, the particles are amorphous rather than crystalline, and they have a negative electrical charge. The particles are nearly insoluble in the dispersing medium (distilled water). pH is the main factor influencing the stability of colloidal silica and, in addition, pH is the electrochemical factor, which plays a significant role in polishing semiconducting material slices.

The ortho-silicic acid (H4SiO4 is fully dissociated in the water environment and forms tetrahedrons SiO4-4 particles with strong negative charge. This tetrahedrons have ability to condense and to form a colloidal solution.

Colloidal silica sol-gel - the active ingredient of SilicoSan - has amazing binding properties. Thanks to physical forces (so called van der Waals Forces1) that are created in water solution of colloidal silica sol-gel, it works like strong electro-magnet, that binds all impurities like bacteria and their toxins, allergens, sebum2, blood, puss, etc. from the surface it is applied to. One mole3 of silica sol-gel has adsorption 4 surface bigger that a soccer field with very potent negative electrostatic charge.

One has to underline that colloidal silica sol-gel is chemically very inert and hardly does into chemical reactions. This is why the usage of SilicoSan is that safe.

* A sol is a colloidal suspension of very small solid particles in a continuous liquid medium. They are quite stable. Examples include blood, pigmented ink, and paint. Sols are commonly used in preparing sol-gels.
Sebum (term from Latin, meaning fat or tallow) is an oily, waxy substance secreted by sebaceous glands. It is made of fat (lipids), wax, and the debris of dead fat-producing cells. In the glands, sebum is produced within specialized cells and is released as these cells burst. Seborrhoea is the name for the condition of greasy skin caused by excess sebum.
Please notice! The presented preparation is a cosmetic product and this presentation does not intend to attribute to it the property of preventing, treating or curing any human disease, or does not refer to such properties.