AlfaSilver is a first aid essential to treat cuts, grazes, blisters and minor burns on the go

AlfaSilver protects against infections and speeds healing of the skin
AlfaSilver is a spray-on treatment harnessing the antibacterial properties of silver.1 It contains silver ions (3% ionic silver) and absorbent zeolite minerals which create a breathable barrier to protect the skin and provide the right environment to support the body’s own healing process.

The unique spray-on method means that it can be applied without touching the wound, keeping it clean and protected from infection.

AlfaSilver is versatile, convenient and quick to use
Unlike traditional dressings, AlfaSilver can cover large or irregularly-shaped injuries, even those in hard-to-reach places. There’s no risk of it rubbing of on clothes.

All you need to do is clean the wound, spray on the treatment and get going. Excess powder is entirely normal and due to each wound being different (e.g. how much it oozes) and the mineral coating required to fully cover it.

AlfaSilver is suitable for everyone
AlfaSilver can be used by people of any age. It contains no animal products and is suitable for those with sensitive skin and latex allergies.

The Science of Silver 2,3
Silver has been used for centuries to reduce the risk of infection and promote skin healing. It has a unique molecular structure that stops most bacteria from creating chemical bonds. Once in contact with silver, the bacteria are unable to multiply and are broken down. Many hospitals use silver-based surgical tools and even furniture to help limit the spread of disease.4

AlfaSilver costs £9.90 (100ml) and is available at local pharmacies. Visit www.alfasilver.co.uk for more information.

References

  1. AlfaSilver Spray Packaging. UK. April 2017.
  2. Edwards-Jones, V. (2009), The benefits of silver in hygiene, personal care and healthcare. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 49: 147–152.
  3. Barillo, DJ. & Marx, DE. (2014), Silver in medicine: a brief history BC 335 to present. Burns, 40 Suppl 1:S3-8
  4. Taylor, L., Phillips, P., Hastings, R. (2009), Reduction of bacterial contamination in a healthcare environment by silver antimicrobial technology. Journal of Infection Prevention, 10(1): 6-12

Celebrity blogger and mum-of-two Naomi Isted calls it her ‘handbag essential’

1 August 2017 – Today Glenmark Pharmaceuticals launches AlfaSilver, a new first-aid product harnessing the antimicrobial properties of silver to treat cuts and grazes on the go.[1] The spray-on product is recommended as a handbag essential for mums by Naomi Isted, celebrity blogger, TV presenter and mum of two.

“My two children Fleur and Rocco are always getting up to mischief. Every mum knows that scrapes and grazes are a part of everyday life,” says Naomi. “AlfaSilver is one of my essential handbag items for mums to deal with little mishaps on the go. It’s quick and easy to use and means that the kids can go back to doing what they do best… causing trouble!”

Unlike traditional dressings, AlfaSilver can cover large or irregularly shaped injuries, even in hard-to-reach places, and won’t rub off on clothes.  AlfaSilver contains silver ions which are well known for their antibacterial properties. It speeds wound healing and reduces the risk of infection.[2],[3] Sprayed onto the skin, AlfaSilver creates a breathable barrier to protect the skin and provide the right environment to promote the body’s own healing process.

“Dermatologists have long been aware of the antimicrobial properties of silver,” says Dr Bav Shergill, consultant dermatologist, Skin Health Alliance. “Silver has a unique molecular structure that can bind to bacteria and prevent them from multiplying. When applied to the skin, it can keep wounds free from infection and potentially speed up their healing.”

AlfaSilver is versatile and suitable for everyone. It contains no animal products and is suitable for those with sensitive skin.

AlfaSilver costs £9.90 (100ml) and is now available from local pharmacies nationwide and online at www.chemistdirect.co.uk. For more information, please visit www.alfasilver.co.uk

References

[1]. AlfaSilver Spray Packaging. UK. April 2017.

[2]. Edwards-Jones, V. (2009), The benefits of silver in hygiene, personal care and healthcare. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 49: 147–152.

[3]. Barillo, DJ. & Marx, DE. (2014), Silver in medicine: a brief history BC 335 to present. Burns, 40 Suppl 1:S3-8

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