The silica provided by Silicium Laboratories acts on the reorganization of the architecture of the dermis by inducing an increase in the volume of the skin depressions by means of siloxanic bonds (Si-O-Si) between the glycoproteins. Silica is known to be a bonding agent of the four macromolecules that make up the connective tissue of the skin. It is a vital element in the three-dimensional, spatial structure of the skin, providing it with its mechanical properties. This volume increasing process is fully effective and exclusive to Living Silica.
- It has a stimulating action, skin renovation is faster.
- It improves the elasticity of the skin acting on the biosynthesis of elastin and collagen.
- It fights free radicals.
The connective tissues, such as the dermis, are characterized by the presence of an important extracellular matrix, consisting mainly of proteoglycans and glycosaminglycans, collagen and elastin fibres and structural glycoproteins. These elements are organized in such a way that a three-dimensional mesh (supramolecular organization) is formed, which confers its mechanical properties to this type of tissues. It is known that silica is a bonding element between these elements which make up the connective tissue by means of siloxanic bonds (Si-O-Si) and their presence influences the spatial structure.
Contrary to the filling products normally used in skin depressions, Living Silica acts on the reorganization of the architecture of the connective tissues.
The deficiency of organic silica from the age of forty produces significant drying of the skin and the appearance of wrinkles.
The works of Zeller and Odier demonstrate the essential role of silica in terms of connective tissue. It has been observed that this is essential for the synthesis of collagen and elastin fibres in the connective tissues. Any deficiency or impoverishment of these tissues involves a loss of elasticity and their integrity. The organic silica derivatives, particularly those provided by Silicium, are recommended for combating wrinkles, stretch marks, and enhancing the skin’s condition. Living Silica applied locally promotes the resorption of cellulite.