It is a structural component of the connective tissue, for- ming part of important macro-molecules as elastin and collagen. At this tissue level it induces the
control and proliferation of fibroblasts and favours the regeneration of elastic and collagenous fibres.
It binds moisture in the epidermis, thus firming and strengthening the skin. It is also known to act as an anti- oxidant to actively prevent the acceleration of premature aging. It is used when a positive effect on the sustaining skin tissue is desired, for reduction and prevention of the effects of coetaneous aging, for destroying free radicals, and for moisturizing. Silica stimulates and regulates fi- broblast mitosis. The lack of silicium implies destructu- ring of connective tissue.
In the microcirculation, it modifies venous capillary and lymphatic permeability and, in the fatty tissue it stimu- lates cAMP synthesis as well as triglyceride hydrolysis. Silicium normalizes cellular metabolism, is a tissue re- generator, and aids in the reduction of cellulite. Organic silica acts as a regulator of cellular metabolisms and cell division.