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For years, colloidal silver has been at the center of a debated topic on the health benefits- if any at all, that the mineral actually has to offer. I've heard and read quite a bit on it myself, which is why I did a lot more further research to see what it was all about. Let's start out with the basics by looking at what it is first!

Colloidal Silver is made up of super fine particles [called microns] of pure silver that are suspended in water via an electrical charge. What's super unique about these particles, is that they remain in this suspension because they repel each other with a greater force than gravity can bestow! When it comes to what it can bring to the table, is also truly unique. Newer strains of bacteria called MDR or Multiple Drug Resistant bacteria that have exhausted all antibiotic drugs on the market, are not resistant to colloidal silver.

You might have heard by now that ingesting colloidal silver can cause a blue/grayish skin discoloration and although this does happen, it's due to individuals using silver compounds such as silver sulfate, nitrate, etc. and not actual microparticles of pure silver. A recent study from 2013 by a Boston University biomedical engineer James Collins, looked at how silver could interrupt bacteria's cell membrane when conventional methods such as antibiotics aren't working. This allowance into the cell's membrane means that antiobiotics can then enter the bacteria and do their job!

Most of what I was able to find as far as published scientific studies and research, all pointed to very promising results and positives that could be found in the use of colloidal silver. They did however all urge caution by adding that there is still the possibility to permanent bodily damage and harm if not taken properly and with high purity of the mineral being present. It was advised as well, to ensure not to overdose and to get a professional opinion and monitoring of your ongoing health condition before and during treatment. The effects are not a concern either unless ingested- if colloidal silver is applied topically, it is very safe AND effective for many skin conditions.

It is excellent at providing acne and breakout assistance and preventing future blemishes too :) If you're suffering from eczema, warts, or skin ulcers- colloidal silver is definitely an effective treatment for combating these skin conditions and it starts working quickly [results in just one day]. The compound can attack and destroy certain germs by attachment to the protein and destruction of the protein; this makes it a great candidate for some eye and skin infections, staph infections, and burns too.

I would highly recommend though, that you be aware of your sun exposure as colloidal silver can stimulate melanin production in your skin and those exposed and treated areas could experience discoloration. Now I advise only to use caution in that I have used products with the mineral and never experienced this issue, although it has been medically reported and you can find this information at well on several reputable medical sites as well. Make sure that where you get your product from, is a company or brand that knows what they are doing and quality & customer safety are their prime concerns.

If you utilize normal caution and common sense, colloidal silver is safe to use. There are some drug interactions with some antibiotics and I would advise if you're in this boat, to seek you're doctor's opinion before using this mineral. Is there a product I would recommend? Of course there is! It would be super rude of me to share all of this great info without providing a truly great product containing colloidal silver ;) Elba Naturals makes an excellent product that combats acne and blemishes + it's 98% naturally derived and 72% organic! Check out my review of this wonderful item below:


Elba n.2

 Anti Acne Anti Blemish Treatment Gel


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I saw results with this natural approach to an acne treatment, with the very first usage and I'm definitely a fan :) It's very easy to use with a well-designed pump glass bottle, that lets you get out non-wasted product- without making a mess! Sometimes similar products have caused my skin to become red, irritated, or experience a burning sensation/other discomfort but this product from elba naturals didn't cause any of those issues for me.

Normally, use the product twice a day once in the am with the regular skincare regimen and the 2nd application with my evening routine before I lay down for bed. It doesn't take much to get a nice and thin coating on each area; the product will absorb in about 3-4 minutes, which means little downtime or interruption into your routine either :)

There was a great improvement in the areas I did manage to get a blemish or places where I tend to breakout and I had a lot less issues with acne in general. It's not often that I run across a product that's so effective, but this Anti Acne Anti Blemish Treatment Gel from Elba n.2 does just what it claims it will do. It's a bit on the pricier side at $35, but for a natural approach to a really effective acne treatment makes this one well worth the price!


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Don't feel as though you are alone! There are definitely days where I look and feel exhausted from the day's activities and my skin shows it :/ The cooler temperatures of the Fall and Winter aren't much of a help either and it can leave your skin feeling tired, dry, and stressed. Although many of us know that we need to eat healthy snacks & meals, exercise, stay hydrated, and get plenty of rest to help maintain a healthy lifestyle; but many of us [myself included!] have very busy lives with quite a bit on our plates, which means that we don't always stick to best nutritional and healthy plans as a result!

Unfortunately, this carries into other areas like our skin- not just our bodies. One of the improvements I've been working on as well, is how to tackle this issue from a natural approach; besides taking the "inside-out" angle by adding supplements and/or nutracueticals to the mix to improve overall body & skin health, I wanted something that would focus on the outward skin issues too and I found it in: Guarana extract. Want to find out more about this awesome plant? Check it out below: 


The Guarana plant is a native Amazon basin [Brazil] climbing vine that is commonly known for the fruit seeds- these seeds are usually around the size of a coffee bean! These seeds are utilized most often for dietary supplements as it's quite an effective natural stimulant, containing around twice the amount of caffeine that's normally found in coffee :0

Guarana can be used to provide a boost of "energy" in sweet and carbonated beverages like energy shots, but it's also put into teas and capsules. Here's the great part about Guarana when it comes to your skin: it's power-packed with tons of antioxidants, making it the ideal natural path to skin rejuvenation! It does this by aiding in the restoration of skin's connective tissue and in turn, improving its elasticity too.

But this fantastic plant doesn't stop there- Guarana is also has antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial properties that make it the perfect choice for naturally achieving healthy feeling AND looking skin :) Last but no least, Guarana provides great skin hydration for your skin, leaving it nicely moisturized. Recently, I came across a super affordable skincare product containing Guarana and I wanted to share with all of you how much I LOVE the product and my verdict below:



Alpha Cell Exfoliator


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Purified water, glycolic acid, kola extract, matte extract, guarana extract, sugar cane extract, citrus extract, apple extract, green tea extract, butylene glycol, polysorbate-80, diazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben, potassium hydroxide.


This product is really one of the most effective and inexpensive exfoliatorS that I've found. It has a nicely simple list composed of natural extracts and ingredients that make me want to put it on my skin and not run the other direction!

It's rare to find such a great product for under $6, but that is exactly what you will get with NeoCell's Alpha Cell Exfoliator STEP II. I saw instant results in my skin's tightening, elasticity, and brightness; it made applying the remaining products in my skincare routine a lot easier- even when applying my makeup :)

I love that it dries in just a few seconds and is really easy to apply: with just a couple of drops from the snap-open lid onto a cotton puff, apply to your entire face and neck areas, and you're done!

Although Alpha Cell Exfoliator does contain Green Tea and a few other extracts, there's no annoying scent either- it smells clean and light. I would DEF recommend this product for any skin type, even those with sensitive skin. This is one affordable, effective product that is going to be hard to beat!

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