Unlocking the Full Power of Good Silicon+®️ Technology
The Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted how vital science and scientific research are for our lives. At Good Science Beauty, we believe in science as a force for good, and so do our power partners at SiSaf, a biotech company through which our Founder, Suzanne Saffie-Siebert, develops cutting-edge delivery technologies for medicines.
Dr. Suzanne decided to make these technologies available for vaccine and antiviral developers on a not-for-profit basis. In a press release, she said “I’m keen for SiSaf to fulfill its public health obligation in addressing the Coronavirus pandemic in as many ways as possible. SiSaf’s R&D team is uniquely positioned to support groups and help accelerate their programs, not only nucleic acid based vaccine developers, but also groups exploring the use of antivirals and CD8 peptides for treatment. We welcome collaboration with all groups in this race.”
Good Silicon+®, the technology that powers Good Science Beauty products is based on the very same Bio-Courier technology that Dr. Suzanne Saffie-Siebert Ph.D has developed for medical applications. It’s what makes the Good Science skincare range so special – our products use a delivery technology that can make both medical and cosmetic ingredients more effective.
Good Silicon+®️ can protect unstable molecules, such as Vitamin A (Retinol), from degradation, or it can improve the bioavailability of poorly soluble molecules, such as Vitamin E. It can also be designed to extend the release time of an ingredient. And most importantly for skincare, Good Silicon+®️ improves the absorption of ingredients. As any skincare aficionado knows, the top layer of our skin, the stratum corneum, acts as a barrier and protects us from harmful external substances.
Trouble is, this barrier doesn’t know the difference between good and bad, so it won't let beneficial compounds in either, which is why a lot of skincare products don’t work. You might have a face cream with the best ingredients money can buy, but if these ingredients are not absorbed through the stratum corneum, they won’t be very effective.
Take hyaluronic acid as an example. This is a true miracle molecule, a type of natural sugar that can hold 1000 times its weight in water, which makes hyaluronic acid a must-have for keeping the skin hydrated. It’s naturally present in the deeper skin layers, the dermis and epidermis, where hyaluronic acid is the principal molecule responsible for binding and retaining water molecules in the skin. Skin aging is associated with the progressive loss of hyaluronic acid in the epidermis. Native hyaluronic acid levels reduce by 1.5% per year naturally.
So, in order to keep our skin hydrated and to delay skin aging, we need to provide our skin with hyaluronic acid. But here is the challenge, hyaluronic acid is a large molecule with a high molecular weight, which prevents it from permeating the outer skin barrier, the stratum corneum. Just slapping a hyaluronic acid serum, or cream onto your skin won’t replenish the hyaluronic acid levels in your deeper skin layers.
This is where our delivery technology comes in. The combination of silicon and lipids in Good Silicon+®️ facilitates skin permeation and anyone who has used Good Science Beauty products, such as the 003-Hy Hydrating Face Cream with hyaluronic acid, will confirm how quickly these products absorb and how effective they are. Tests we have performed with 003-Hy Hydrating Face Cream have shown a 94% wrinkle reduction in 28 days, which makes 003-Hy Hydrating Face Cream more than just a great moisturizer – it’s also a true anti-aging cream (and by the way, we also have 003-Hy as a Face Mask).
Our power partners at biotech company SiSaf use their drug delivery technology to develop medicines to treat, or cure challenging diseases, including COVID-19. At Good Science Beauty, we don’t fight pandemics, we have a more modest mission: we want to make people feel good in their own skin. But our Good Silicon+® technology is based on the Bio-Courier technology that SiSaf uses for medicines.
And like the team at SiSaf, we believe in science as a force for good.