When young, we all naturally have higher levels of collagen and silica. With age, both our collagen and silica levels decline. Many people know about a reduction of collagen and aging, but not many people understand how silica production also factors into skin health.
Silica brings out the shine in our hair and keeps our skin supple and radiant. As silica production slows, wrinkles and loose skin are the results.
Silica and collagen reduction are but two factors in the aging process. Another side effect of aging is brought on by hormone changes that compromise our moisture barrier. This outer layer protects us from the environment, pollution and dryness. Bamboo extract has great skin benefits. It works to strengthen our barrier to protect and restore the skin’s resilience.
Bamboo extract packs a one-two punch by building collagen deep within the cell and by holding moisture on the surface of the skin. It also works to shield skin from damaging UV rays. We know that skin that is regularly supplied with silica is slower to show signs of aging.
If all this is not enough: bamboo is also rich in antioxidants, essential amino acids, and contains methanol, a powerful compound that promotes healthy healing of minor scrapes to the skin. Antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties make it a wonderful choice for sensitive or acne-prone skin.