Guar Gum, NAG and Colloidal Silver

NAG

n-acetyl Glucosamine (NAG)

  • Can reduce hyper-pigmentation
  • Recommended over alpha hydroxy acids
  • a good skin penetrant

 

 

guar gum

Guar Gum

  • Made from the ground endosperm of guar beans
  • A natural emulsifier to prevent separation of ingredients

 

 

 

 

colloidal silver4

 

Colloidal Silver

  • A safe preservative (2)
  • Anti microbial, anti fungal, anti viral

 

 

References;

(1) Characterization of the antioxidant properties of phenolic extracts from some citrus peels

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3550823/

(2) A Pharmacological and Toxicological Profile of Silver as an Antimicrobial Agent in Medical Devices
“Silver should not be regarded as a cumulative poison”
Advances in Pharmacological Sciences
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 910686, 16 pages

http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/910686

 

 

Further reading;

The effect of N-acetyl-glucosamine on stratum corneum desquamation and water content in human skin; “We propose the use of amino sugars such as NAG as alternative compounds to replace the use of alpha-hydroxy acids in skin care”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19691938

 

Reduction in the appearance of facial hyperpigmentation by topical N-acetyl glucosamine;
“NAG is a good skin penetrant.”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17348991

 

Niosome as a drug carrier for topical delivery of N-acetyl glucosamine.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21589799