What's Antimicrobial Silver & Why Do You Want It In Your Skincare?

What's Antimicrobial Silver & Why Do You Want It In Your Skincare?

Bust bacteria and prevent acne with this undersung hero


Recently, you may have seen antimicrobial silver popping up in a ton of unexpected stuff: from skincare products to bedsheets. You may already know that all Boie products are made with a recyclable and durable form of TPE. But, did you know that we embed medical-grade silver into our material to give your Body Scrubber and Face Scrubber acne-preventing, germ-killing oomph?

Silver has been used for hundreds of years as a natural microbe fighter. In fact, according to one study, silver was the most important antimicrobial agent available before the introduction of antibiotics in the 1940s. Now this bacteria-busting ingredient is once again becoming mainstream, and that’s great news for your skin.


How it Works


How is silver so effective at killing bacteria and other microbes? Essentially, Positively charged ions in silver bind with bacterial membranes. Those positive ions punch holes into the bacteria and block necessary respiration until the cell is eventually killed.


What Does Silver Have to Do With Acne?


Pimples happen when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin, leaving an opportunity for bacteria to infect the offending follicle and cause a zit. While some bacteria are supposed to live on your skin, you definitely don’t want to add any more with unclean tools.

This is where silver comes in. Boie’s Face and Body Scrubbers rinse clean and harbor less acne-causing germs and bacteria — because they don’t even get the chance to grow. Our products are embedded with the same kind of silver that’s used in some medical devices as an antibiotic coating!

And, our Scrubbers gently exfoliate dead skin and other impurities—less clogged pores + less bacteria = less pimples.

Clear skin tip: Pat your face dry gently with a clean washcloth or paper towel. Don’t reuse face cloths in between washes!

You don’t have to take our word for it. In an article for HuffPost, board-certified dermatologist Rina Allawh said, “For those interested in lathering up and exfoliating during each shower, an antibacterial bath accessory that I recommend is the BOIE Body Scrubber, which you can buy for $10. It is made of antibacterial material that can be easily, thoroughly cleaned and dried, less likely to harbor bacteria, yeast and mold.”


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