The Earth’s natural minerals have been used by humanity for thousands of years for therapeutic and antiseptic purposes. Understanding how our bodies benefits from these resources enables us to take full advantage of their benefits, utilizing their unique properties for health and beauty.
Silver, the timeless “metal of the moon”, was prized by ancient cultures for its lustrous beauty and therapeutic properties. Today, science has shown that the healing powers of this sacred metal come from antimicrobial silver ions. As your skin absorbs the eternal radiant glow of natural silver, the silver ions activate essential rejuvenation processes, for lustrous, glowing skin that looks smoother, softer, and more youthful.
Zinc is the indispensable skincare secret that effectively yet gently treats problematic skin while you sleep.
An essential mineral and natural antibacterial, helping to protect against infections and inflammations. Its broad-spectrum antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal effects help to clear up dandruff and acne, while simultaneously calming redness.
What the experts say?
Dr. Roza Zion, an expert in organic chemistry
ONYX harnesses the bounty of natural and therapeutic minerals and other compounds to support the skin’s cell renewal, promoting vibrant, youthful firmness. Each of ONYX’s innovative fabric solutions is carefully designed to optimize mineral benefits for radiant, and more youthful-looking skin.
Please note, that this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. And is not intended to replace medical treatment.
Comparison between Silver and Zinc Ions Activity in ONYX Pillowcases
Zinc and silver ions have shared attributes, but also some differences.
Various anti-bacterial and anti-fungal functions – both are effective against a wide variety of pathogens including germs, fungi, and unicell organisms, and have no specific side effects.
They are considered natural antibiotics without the side effects of antibiotics.
Mitigation and minimization of infectious processes
Excellent for treating burns, acne, skin infections, and sores
Enables good sleep.
Creates a low-pathogen environment during sleep.
Both silver and zinc ions are involved in the synthesis process of collagen in the human body.
The zinc and silver mixtures are known for their effectiveness in treatment of dandruff.
Zinc and silver ions enter the body in two ways:
External application on the skin, in which there is no need for penetration of zinc and silver ions under the skin, and the skin’s pathogens are directly neutralized.
Penetration into the skin via the pores, which are the drainage openings of sweat and sebum, as well as via hair follicles.
Special features of the silver ions:
Silver ions mitigate disease by paralyzing the enzymatic-protein process of the disease-causing microorganisms. At first stage, the silver ions attach to membranes of the bacterial cells and their pathogens and neutralizes them. The silver ions create holes in the bacterial cells and enable the second stage where the silver ions infiltrate the bacterial cells in a process called endocytose or cell absorption.
Silver ions have significant influence on the process of fibroblast activity as well as the construction of collagen and hyaluronic acid, and are therefore effective in anti-aging treatments.
Silver ions have great significance in the process of brightening facial skin blotches, due to its suppression of the tyrosinase enzyme responsible for the generation of melanin.
Silver ions improve the skin’s feeling and texture.
Special features of zinc ions
This molecule is known for its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial qualities, expressed through a complex chemical mechanism that delays the process of fungal or bacterial cells’ multiplication. The element’s effectiveness against fungus and bacteria derives from its ability to block the proton pump that stimulates the movement of the cell membranes, decrease ATP levels (a molecule that supplies energy to the cell), and disrupt the synthesis of the cell’s proteins.
The primary use of this molecule is for the treatment of various skin and scalp diseases, such as: seborrhea dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis and dandruff. This molecule is effective against pathogens (disease generators), and many types of bacteria of the Staphylococcus and Streptococcus
Zinc is a crucial and most important component for treating acne.
Zinc is an important component in the proteins transporting retinol (an inactive type of vitamin A) to the skin cells receptors.
Zinc has an important role in the suppression of the Dihydrotestosterone hormone, an active form of testosterone which constitutes a central factor in the activation of sebocytes, which are responsible for generating sebum.
Zinc serves an important bodily role in cell division, hormonal balance, and optimal absorption of vitamins.