Silver in Skincare: What's It All About?

While we'd like to think of ourselves as skincare ingredient aficionados, every so often one pops up that warrants further investigation. This time around, it's silver. We've seen copper and gold, and now it seems that silver is having a moment. But it turns out that silver in skincare isn't actually all that new. Silver has been used for centuries for its incredible antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, and before the introduction of antibiotics, it was used to treat antimicrobial conditions.

Keep scrolling for our top picks in silver infused skincare products.

Silver Eye Patches

Beauty Bioscience Bright Eyes Illuminating Colloidal Silver + Collagen Eye Patches
BeautyBio Bright Eyes Illuminating Colloidal Silver + Collagen Eye Patches $40
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These under-eye patches are enriched with colloidal silver to help encourage skin rejuvenation, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Illuminating pearl extracts promise to instantly brighten the eye area, while calming aloe vera decreases puffiness.

Silver Face Mask

Omorovicza Silver Skin Saviour
Omorovicza Silver Skin Saviour $99
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Omorovicza's Silver Skin Saviour uses the antibacterial properties of colloidal silver to help combat acne and blemish infections all while calming inflammation. It's also packed with a potent blend of vitamin B3, salicylic acid, and glycolic acid, all of which are meant help exfoliate and brighten skin.

Silver Moisturizer

Argentum La Potion Infinie
Argentum Apothecary La Potion Infinie $220
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The award-winning La Potion Infinie contains a unique blend of colloidal silver and other natural ingredients. According to the brand, the colloidal silver works to target wrinkles, blemishes, and environmental stress. One of its ingredients, DNA HP also promises to help regulate skin flora and provide antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Skin is left plump, hydrated, bright, and soft to the touch.

Silver Serum

Allies of Skin Promise Keeper Blemish Facial
Allies of Skin Promise Keeper Blemish Sleeping Facial $120
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This nightly leave-on treatment mask works to keep skin clear with a powerful blend of AHAs, antibacterial colloidal silver, enzymes, and probiotics. It promises to cleanse and nourish congested areas, battling blemishes and reducing excess sebum production.

Silver Face Mist

Amly Silver Rich Facial Mist
Amly Silver Rich Facial Mist $75
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With antimicrobial silver meant to regulate skin flora, copper peptides meant to protect against cellular DNA damage, and hyaluronic acid meant to hydrate, this is a powerhouse facial mist that deserves a space in your medicine cabinet.

Silver Soap

silver in skincare: soap
Cor The Silver Soap $36
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A soap packed full of silver nutrients, this product promises to help calm inflammation, tighten pores, and combat acne while simultaneously hydrating with hyaluronic acid.

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