What the study said
In a study with US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, the use of silicon for skin and hair care was investigated.
The study noted: “Silicon is the second most abundant element on Earth, and the third most abundant trace element in human body.
“It is present in water, plant and animal sources.
“On the skin, it is suggested that silicon is important for optimal collagen synthesis and activation of hydroxylating enzymes, improving skin strength and elasticity.
“Regarding hair benefits, it was suggested that a higher silicon content in the hair results in a lower rate of hair loss.”