One of the key actives is Activated Silver Particulate. Silver has been extensively studied and clinically tested by many scientific and medical bodies and its impressive antibacterial properties have been published in many scientific academic journals.
In recent years, with technological breakthroughs, we have rendered silver into active porous micro particulates which have been clinically proven to effective against viruses as well.
In our Protective Recovery Hand Cream formulation, we have taken care to incorporate Activated Silver Particulate at the proven effective concentration level. In addition, we have ensured that our formula and the other selected actives are synergistic with the mechanisms of Activated Silver Particulate so that its ability to kill viruses and bacterial is optimized at all times.
Besides being completely non-irritating, non-toxic and non-sensitizing to the skin and mucous membrane, the beauty of Activated Silver Particulate is it has broad spectrum anti-microbial efficacy, including germs and bacteria that are resistant to event conventional antimicrobial agents.
This is because its anti-microbial actions are mechanical rather than chemical. And more recently, it has been tested to be effective against enveloped viruses as well.
This is how Activated Silver Particulate works against bacterial and viruses.
- It forms complexes with the outer cell membrane of the bacterial, viruses, effectively breaking down the ‘self-defense’ barrier of the bacteria and virus.
- When the outer cell membrane has been broken down, the Activated Silver Particulate penetrate the bacteria’s and virus’ cell ‘inner chamber’ and to further ‘mess up’ their protein structure and nuclei, causing them to oxidize.
- This effectively disrupts the metabolic pathways, cell respiration and functions of the bacteria and virus.
- Activated Silver Particulate further enter into the virus’ and bacteria’s cell DNA causing it to be disrupted and thus voiding its capacity to replicate.
Our silver particulates are micro size and not nano size. We take tremendous care to ensure they are not nano size as they are not supposed to penetrate the skin or be absorbed into the body system, but stay on the skin surface as the skin’s first line of defense against viruses, bacteria and germs. Also, unlike nano silver and colloidal silver, our activated silver particulate is completely non-toxic and safe due to its unique molecular structure.
Likewise, unlike nano silver and colloidal silver, our activated silver particulate is completely non-toxic and safe due to its unique, chemical-free, impermeable molecular structure. Numerous safety and toxicology studies have established this fact.
In fact, it is so safe that it has been used medically for implants and wound care therapy, and it is fully compliant with the requirements set by ECOCERT for use in organic and natural skincare.
We are very confident that it Protective Recovery Hand Cream would be a great help in restoring your skin’s beauty and well-being.
Protective Recovery Hand Cream is more than just a simple hand moisturizer. It provides much more than just temporary relief to dry skin.
Our unique formula seeks to address the multiple root causes of skin dryness such as frequent hand washing, exposure to harsh chemicals, changes in hormones during pregnancy, urban stress, and environmental factors such as air conditioning, air travel, climate and UV rays and other visible light rays such as blue light and infrared. Even dryness caused by biological factors such as aging is addressed.
Our skin is made up of 3 layers. The outermost layer that forms the barrier between our body and the external world is called the epidermis. In healthy young skin, the epidermis completely renews itself every month. At the top most layer of our epidermis, there is this very thin but hardy membrane known as the stratum corneum. It is made up of flat, specialized cells called corneocytes. Some people call these dead skin cells but in reality, while they do not contain nuclei or cytoplasmic organelles like other cells, these cells are far from ‘dead’ as they perform many important roles as our skin’s defense barrier.
One of the key roles of corneocytes is they hold the skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF). The NMF is made up of amino acids and sugar complex. It is our skin’s natural humectant that absorbs water and provides efficient hydration to the stratum corneum.
However, with frequent hand washing, exposure to harsh chemicals and other environmental factors, the NMF level in skin becomes greatly reduced over time. Without sufficient NMF, the stratum corneum, and consequently the skin, becomes dry, brittle, flaky and cracked.
In addition, about 20% of the stratum corneum is made up of a lipid matrix that consists of ceramides, cholesterol and free fatty acids. Together with NMF and the rest of the stratum corneum, these provide the skin with its barrier functions and gives the skin its healthy, youthful luster. Again, with frequent hand washing, aging and all the abovementioned factors, this lipid matrix becomes compromised over time.
The highly specialized Biomimetic Plant Lipid Complex in Protective Recovery Hand Cream is bio-engineered to mimic healthy lipid matrix of youthful 22-year old skin. Clinical studies have shown that this Biomimetic Plant Lipid Complex dramatically restores and strengthens skin barrier, improves skin hydration, and improves skin firmness and elasticity.
In addition, Saccharide Isomerate binds to the stratum corneum to provide instant, rich hydration to the skin that is not easily washed away.
Together with the rest of the formula and emulsion system, both Biomimetic Plant Lipid Complex and Saccharide Isomerate work synergistically to resolve the issue of skin dryness and flaking at deep, multiple levels.
If you are in your 70s and you wish to make your hands look like they are in their 20s again, then Protective Recovery Hand Cream probably cannot fulfil that wish.
What Protective Recovery Hand Cream can realistically do is to improve your skin’s stratum corneum’s desquamation process, restore your skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor and lipid matrix, improve your skin’s firmness and elasticity, thereby giving a plumper, smoother appearance to your hands. Regular, long term use will definitely enhance your hands’ beauty and youth quotient.
Our clinical test panels of 38 people with sensitive skin conditions reported no adverse reaction to Protective Recovery Cream.
Protective Recovery Hand Cream is designed to be water-resistant so that it does not wear off easily with perspiration as you carry on with your daily activities, or even when you give your hands a quick rinse with water.
However, if you wash your hands with soap and water, Protective Recovery Hand Cream will be washed off and you would need to reapply thereafter.
The only exception to wash-off will be one of the active ingredients, Saccharide Isomerate inside Protective Recovery Hand Cream as that particular active will continue to bind itself to your skin to improve its hydration level. However, to enjoy the full benefits of Protective Recovery Hand Cream, you will need to reapply as all components of Protective Recovery Hand Cream are designed to work synergistically as a whole to keep your skin clean, comfortable, healthy and beautiful.
Proper hand washing is the basis of good personal hygiene and we do not recommend skipping hand washing at all. It is important to wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with water and a gentle hand wash/soap. After washing your hands and drying it thoroughly, you may then apply Protective Recovery Hand Cream to moisturize, nourish and protect your hands.
Protective Recovery Hand Cream has what we call a Liquid Crystal Emulsion System. It is our proprietary emulsion system specially designed and crafted to work synergistically with the silver particulate to form a lasting, invisible shield on your skin surface for optimal protection. It will not allow the silver particulate to ‘slip off’ easily compared to normal hand cream emulsions which are thicker and heavier and which may contain silicones.
However, this does not mean Protective Recovery Hand Cream is any less moisturizing or nourishing compared to heavier hand creams.
In fact, our Liquid Crystal Emulsion system is bio-engineered from plant lipids, sterols, fatty acids, and esters, which by themselves are inherently deeply hydrating and nourishing.
At the same time, they are biomimetic of our skin’s natural lipid barrier. This means they have great affinity and compatibility to our skin and has a ‘physiologically’ natural skin feel upon application. Which is why Protective Recovery Hand cream is so readily ‘recognized” and absorbed by your skin and does not leave behind any tacky or greasy sensation.
Another important consideration is Protective Recovery Hand Cream also doubles up as sanitizer. After people apply sanitizers, usually they go about with their daily tasks. Therefore, Protective Recovery Hand Cream must also be light weight and non-greasy so that people can carry on with their daily tasks after applying. It should not, for example, leave greasy marks when people try to swipe on their smartphones, tablets, etc.
First, wash the cuts and wounds thoroughly with a gentle soap and water. Pat dry the area gently but thoroughly with a clean tissue or cloth. Ensure that your hands are clean. Dab a small amount of Protective Recovery Hand Cream onto the affected skin area and pat gently until absorbed by the skin.
First, wash the affected skin area thoroughly with a gentle soap and water. Pat dry gently with a clean towel or tissue paper. Ensure that your hands are clean. Apply a small amount onto the affected area and massage gently until absorbed into your baby’s skin. Allow to dry thoroughly before putting on diaper for your baby.
Countless studies have demonstrated that fragrance is one of the key causes of skin allergies and irritation. Our Protective Recovery Hand Cream is specially formulate to be therapeutic to sensitive skin and even wounded skin with compromised defense barrier. Hence, the last thing we want is an ingredient that is potentially sensitizing.
However, if your nose is sensitive enough, you may catch a whiff of light metallic smell from Protective Recovery Hand Cream. This metallic smell comes from the silver particulate is entirely naturally, and quite pleasant in our opinion. It fades away quickly after the cream is applied. And like we mentioned earlier, we will not use any synthetic fragrance to mask the natural smell. This is as natural as it gets.