solutions 2/2007 – Dental Glasses
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When ground into the consistency of baby powder, bioactive glass powder can also serve as a basic ingredient for cosmetic products. These fine grains, five times smaller than sugar crystals, feel soothing and soft on the skin. Bioactive glass powder helps to prevent infections, has antioxidant properties and is antimicrobial. Several beauty care products, such as creams, nail polishes, eye shadows and refreshment gels containing glass powder are already available on the market. With these properties, SCHOTT’s glass powder with the brand name Vitryxx® can also be used in the pharmaceutical industry in products for skin irritations, for example.