Marina Omensky – Silver Ion Anti-aging Pillowcase
Biochemist, Bsc expert in biochemistry, anatomy and skin physiology
About ONYX’s Lunar Beauty
Onyx’s Lunar Beauty pillowcase contains silver ions that create an effective anti-bacterial protection against a variety of pathogens, including bacteria, fungi and unicellular organisms. In-vitro studies proved beyond doubt that silver ions kill different kinds of disease-causing bacteria within minutes. Among these bacteria are all types of Staphylococcus that cause infectious diseases like pneumonia, eye and skin infections as well as post-surgery infections; the Pesudomonas responsible for lesion and burn related infections, pneumonia, hospital transmitted infections and urinary infections; Streptococcus varieties causing skin infections, sinusitis, ear infections, pneumonia, meningitis and so forth.
Multiple studies on the subject have found that using products that contain silver ions can be as effective in killing germs and bacteria as antibiotics, without the side effects or bacteria acquired resistance.
Due to the neutrality of the silver mineral, which does not bond with any chemical activity in the body, products with silver ions have no dangerous side effects and are safe to use. Silver ions are used when people wish to avoid antibiotic treatment or do not respond well to it. Categorically, unicellular organisms cannot exist in the presence of silver ions.
Dr. Robert Baker of Syracuse University USA found a correlation between low levels of silver in the serum and frequency and severity of diseases. People with higher levels of silver within the norm were generally healthier. He also found that not only do silver ions kill disease-causing pathogens, they also generate vigorous regrowth of damaged tissues. When inflammatory processes are reduced, regenerative and rejuvenating processes can occur. Regular use of the Lunar Beauty pillowcase will contribute to the rejuvenation and health of your facial skin. Silver ions promote skin healing from burns, acne, infections and lesions more effectively than any other natural process.
Silver ions kill disease-causing organisms because silver paralyzes the proteins’ enzymatic process in those organisms. In the first stage, the silver ions attach themselves to bacteria and pathogen cell membranes and destroy them. The silver ions perforate the bacterial cells bringing on the second stage where the ions penetrate the bacterial cells in a process called endocytosis or cellular ingest. Endocytosis is the cause of many biological phenomena, primarily the passage of substances through the cell membrane, which in turn facilitates cellular respiration, transmission of neural signals in the neurons, secretion of cellular waste and absorption of essential substances from the environment. In the third stage, free radicals are created in the bacterial cell, causing its eradication by damaging the DNA and the organism’s ability to procreate.
Made with high quality woven Egyptian cotton, the Lunar Beauty pillowcase is hypo-allergenic. The high quality and expensive combed Egyptian cotton takes longer to grow, it has longer stronger strands and is pleasant to the touch. Egyptian cotton cloth is known for its high density and delicate execution. The combing process is intended to weed out the short strands and leave only the long, quality ones.
Hypo-allergenic pillowcases has several unique qualities:
- The cloth is breathing and cooling
- The cloth repels dust mites and other allergenic agents
- The cloth improves the quality of sleep
To be called hypo-allergenic, a product undergoes sensitivity tests and other comprehensive tests. A hypo-allergenic test is professionally called Human Repeated Insult Patch Test (HIRPT), and its goal is to determine if a raw material or a product might cause allergy in people with regular skin. The test is administered to 50 volunteers in two stages called induction and challenge. The raw material of which the product is made is applied on a sticker to the subject’s back, between the shoulder blades or their arm. The amount of tested material is the same as in a dermatological test and the test is conducted by a dermatologist. The sticker containing the material is left on the subject for 24 hours, after which it is removed and the tested area is marked so the reaction can be evaluated.
The induction stage is performed 9 times, every 48 hours. After these 9 applications and after a 14-day intermission, it is applied again for 24 hours (the 10th time marks the challenge stage). The purpose of this 14-day intermission is to allow the immune system to develop an allergy to the tested material. The reaction is evaluated after 1 hour, 24 hours and 48 hours after the sticker is removed. The reaction is evaluated on a 0 to 3 scale, where 0 is a negative reaction and 3 represents an acute erythematic reaction. The test is acceptable if all the reactions are rated 0. If one case of irritation was diagnosed, the test must be repeated on 50 other subjects.
The test will be accepted if irritation was observed in no more than 1% of the subjects. While the dermatological test evaluates skin irritation, the hypo-allergenic test estimates the development of allergy, so the challenge stage is more important for the overall results. Night time sleep is significant as far as metabolic and hormonal activity is concerned. During sleep, muscles relax and toxic agents are cleared. In children, growth hormone is secreted, so a good quality sleep is crucial. Insufficient or poor sleep may cause cognitive and behavioral issues as well as problems of growth, weight, immune deficiency, depression and anxiety. Sleep hygiene is a key factor of quality sleep, as are a comfortable bed, a comfortable pillow with an anti-bacterial and hypo-allergenic pillowcase, the right temperature, quiet and darkness.
The anti-bacterial and hypo-allergenic Lunar Beauty pillowcase will contribute to the quality of your sleep, it will clear and smooth your skin, reduce allergy marks and improve your energy level. The product bears the OEKO TEX standard mark, currently the most important and stringent standard in textile, which speaks to the product’s quality and safety.
After trying the product for three months, I and my family agree that the ONYX’s Lunar Beauty Pillowcase is a quality product that improves skin texture and stimulates fibrogenesis, which is the process of building collagen and hyaluronic acid by fibroblastic cells. The product facilitates good, uninterrupted and healthy sleep, thus greatly improving users’ quality of life