From the Pharmacist: Silica Skin Support Powder

Love the feel of your skin and know that with Silica Comp, beauty isn’t only skin deep

Silica Skin Support Powder is a pleasant-tasting remedy when skin elasticity and turgor are challenged, as well as for brittle hair and nails. It contains bio activated silica in the form of diatomaceous earth and Equisetum ash (horsetail plant), as well as bee pollen and anise oil, in a milk sugar (lactose) base.

Because skin elasticity depends on the swelling capacity of connective tissue, disturbances in metabolism of silicic acid can lead to slack or brittle skin, hair and nails. Diets are often poor in minerals, such as silicic acid, if processed, non-organic foods are eaten, in which case Silica Powder can be an important supplement.

Diatomaceous earth is a naturally occurring rock formed by fossil deposits of microscopic sea animals called diatoms. Their shells are formed of silicon dioxide (silica), and have recognized health benefits for skin, hair and nails.

Uriel’s Silica Skin Support Powder also contains a plant form of silica, horsetail ash (Equisetum arvense) in homeopathic dose. Horsetails are ancient spore-bearing plants originating in pre-historic times before seed-bearing plants. They grow in wet, even swampy soils, but are very dry themselves – the ash contains up to 90% silica and the plants have a gritty feel from silica deposits. One common name is “scouring rush” because it has been used for scouring pots and pans.

Bee pollen is used in Silica Skin Support Powder to balance the formative, structuring effect of silica. It enlivens metabolism and protein formation in skin, hair and nails. While some people may have allergic reactions to bee pollen (pollen sensitivity), it actually can help in overcoming allergies by reducing the dose and slowly increasing it over time.

Anise oil is included because it fires up metabolic iron processes, enabling the soul to breathe more strongly and completely through the kidneys and pancreas, overcoming the pale, anemic picture of poor skin.


Mark McKibben
Founder and Pharmacist