Why did you add nano silver to Redmond Clay Facial Mud and Charcoal Masks?

Nano silver has impressive benefits that can support skin health.

Our goal is to keep our Facial Mud and Charcoal Masks as simple, clean, and real as possible, while also staying open to ways to make them even better. We've considered a lot of possible changes over the years, and we finally decided to make one awesome improvement— we added nano silver.

Silver has been used for a variety of medical purposes over the years. It's been used in wound dressings, creams, and coatings for medical devices because of its proven antimicrobial properties. Colloidal silver, in particular, was a popular medical tool for cleaning wounds and handling infections until antibiotics became widespread in the 1940s.

What is colloidal silver, exactly? 

It's a mixture of water and tiny silver particles. Today, colloidal silver is often referred to as nano silver (although, not everything labeled "colloidal silver" qualifies as nano silver). The silver particles in nano silver are especially tiny (less than 100 nm), and their minuscule size gives nano silver bigger benefits.

Nano silver formulas, for example, have even been shown to have specific benefits when it comes to skin health. It's been shown to act against impurities, provide powerful antioxidant activity, and soothe temporary redness and irritation.

Is silver safe?

Even though we believe that nano silver has some amazing properties for skin health, we also realize it’s one of those ingredients that people have questions about. Maybe you’ve heard stories of the “Blue Man” who drank large amounts of colloidal silver each day. We have too.

But the nano silver in our Facial Mud and Charcoal Masks is completely different. The type of nano silver we’ve chosen isn’t metabolized by the body and is easily excreted without any residual buildup.

And as the frosting on top of the organic cake, our Facial Mud and Masks contain a minuscule amount of silver. Each tube of Facial Mud contains 5 parts per million (ppm) of nano silver. That means silver only makes up .0005% of each tube. 

Still have questions? Reach out and let us know. We’re here to help!