ORGANIC SILICON: WHAT’S ?
Two types of silicon exist in nature: the mineral silicon and organic silicon when it is integrated into a carbonated chain. The mineral silicon is not bio-assimilable.
The mineral silicon is the main component the earth's crust after oxygen, it is found in an amorphous or crystalline form in the sand and many rocks under form of Si02. The mineral silicon, or coming from minerals, is insoluble in water and therefore cannot not be assimilated by the body, which explains why we use the organic silicium from Plant extracts.
The organic silicon (organosilicon family in which there are silanols, diols silanes and triols silane) differs from the preceding by the presence of one (or several) atom(s) of carbon associated to hydrogen. In this form, it is one of the essential elements of living matter, as evidenced by the assays performed both in plants (Bamboo, fern) and animals and in humans.
The Organic silicum is extracted by the vegetals from the ground and it's vehicled to the parts of the plant such as leaves, stems, etc ... Silicon is an important component of vegetals as it allows growth.
It is present in many plants such as bamboo which shows the highest content of the plants in organic silicon (70% in the trunk, 6% in the leaves ) or fern (4%) and bananas ( 5mg / 100g). But it is also present in algae, as Asparagopsis Armata, a red seaweed that contains silicon reserves. Organic silicon is also present into the small elastic white skin that lines the inside of the shell of a boiled egg.
SILICON IN HUMANS
Silicon is essential in the body's architecture ( formation of bone and cartilage ) and tissues ( it is part of the extracellular matrix ). It is also linked to the keratin thus helps strengthen nails and hair. The organic silicon is also very important in our diet, the recommended dose is 20mg / day / person. It thus helps to fight against osteoporosis, arthritis, neurodegeneration and enhance the immune system.
THE ROLE OF ORGANIC SILICON ON OUR SKIN
The organic silicon is present in the skin, but with age the skin loses its silicon content. The organic silicon loss causes a collapse of the architecture of the skin (loss of elasticity and wrinkles). It plays an important role in the structure of the elastin and collagen fibers in the early stages of bone mineralization and in the overall metabolism of the organism. It is also involved in the structuring of collagen (3 to 6 silicon atoms per alpha chain) and elastin, which confer its elastic character to the skin.
EFFECT ON METABOLISM
- Stimulates the proliferation of keratinocytes.
- Regulates the cell cycle with stimulation of lymphocytes.
- Stimulates production of collagen in the cartilage and the dermis.
- Detoxifying agent : it detoxifies the body from aluminum.
These few scientific data make us understand the perceived interest for these molecules and why we have associated them with rare and effective plant active ingredients in order to offer a wide range of benefits for the skin through the most innovative and effective formulations others.
STATE OF RESEARCH
A lot of research has been done on organic silicon. This rare asset is however little known yet has many virtues. Organic silicon is one of the most important elements in maintaining the elasticity of the skin. The disadvantage of organic silicon is that it decreases with age. When you reach the age of 70, you can say that 70% of our organic silicon capital has disappeared. It is therefore interesting to incorporate organic silicon in our preparations to help combat this loss.
The hydration of the skin is the desired effect par excellence, there is no effect without hydrated skin. Here again, organic silicon makes it possible to retain the water molecules thanks to its hydroxyl groups. Organic silicon also has other interesting properties such as regeneration and densification of the epidermis. SILIANS has created innovative formulas, combining organic silicon with plants such as passionflower oil and using specific formulation techniques.
The dual objective was to obtain excellent performance on the skin and make the formulations the most sensory possible. Indeed, the dosage is important, because it is necessary that the active ingredients can penetrate the epidermis of the skin barrier and treat the target. Take the example of care Reviviscence Night cream, which is an anti-aging product from SILIANS: It is recognized that skin regenerates between midnight and 1am. The galenic must therefore act as a retardant on the active ingredients for treat the target at this time.
There are four main phases in each SILIANS care for face:
- Phase 1 : Hydratation
- Phase 2 : Restructuring
- Phase 3 : Redensification
- Phase 4 : Delay of skin aging
Through this mechanism, the skin is placed in its most favorable context for optimal action.
The SILIANS formulas are certified: Without Paraben, not tested on animals, without animal raw materials (excluding hive product). Supervised by tests carried out in the presence of a dermatologist.
INNOVATE TO GO FURTHER IN THE WORLD OF SPA
As an active ingredient, the organic silicon enables new associations and new unreleased skin benefits. In terms of Galenics, the original textures can create rituals of a rare sensoriality.
A FRENCH MANUFACTURING
Silians is proud to offer exclusively French manufacturing. Manufacturing in France allows optimal control of the manufacturing conditions of its products in compliance with regulations and good manufacturing practices. Indeed, the SILIANS products are high tech cosmetic products, comparable to the biggest names, its packaging is neat and elegant without being ostentatious.
SILIANS - THE PRODUCT RANGE
Among the available formulas, the SILIANS product range is composed of :
- Consumer products, available on our website in the e-shop section
- SILIANS has extended its portfolio to a professional range dedicated to SPA and institutes.
The SILIANS product range is therefore composed of products available to the public for daily care and an extension for professional use in SPAs and institutes.
The complete range
Ranges of day care for face
Range of cleansing care and scrubing by Silians