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Monday, May 1, 2017

Silipos: Product Review


Though the health benefits of regular physical activity are beyond plentiful, there are also sometimes some discomforts involved. Anyone who does endurance activities have probably experienced the discomfort of abrasions or blisters. Having sensitive skin, I have definitely had my fair share, and Adam, too, who does a lot of running, has encountered numerous problems with this. He basically has to oil up his whole body before a run!

Luckily, there are now really innovative products that can help, like those made by Silipos. They sent us a whole variety of their orthopedic foot products to try. Adam has recently developed big issues with blisters from running, so he was thrilled. The gel toe spreaders are his favorite and have eliminated his need to bandage up all his toes before each run. He wasn't as thrilled with the digital pads, because he found as he runs, they roll down and don't stay in place very well.

Adam didn't find the heel slip cover helpful, but I did. One day I woke up with heel pain, for some unknown reason, but after wearing it for the day, had no other issues with it and the pain did not return.

Many of their products are infused with aloe and other natural agents to soothe and moisturize skin. Aside from their orthopedic line, they have a skin and beauty line of products, and one for prosthetics. How cool is that?

Here is a little info on the materials they use:

Silipos polymer gel technology provides a unique dermal-delivery system that gradually diffuses USP medical grade mineral oil to impart deep moisturization for soft and supple skin. Silipos gels have been developed for numerous Medical and Beauty Care applications, and can be customized with a wide range of additives to meet specific consumer needs.
As the leading, vertically integrated manufacturer of patented polymer gel technologies in the world, many leading global corporations rely on Silipos for their product development needs. All gel development, including the incorporation of additives, is conducted in-house, as well as the base gel manufacturing and conversion to finished products.
Another unique feature of Silipos gels are the "visco-elastic" properties which allow the gel to move synergistically with the skin helping to prevent abrasion and discomfort. And of course, all Silipos gels are non-toxic, latex free and hypoallergenic.
Silipos gels are available in two primary formulations each targeting specific customers needs and product applications. Unlike silicone and urethanes, Silipos gels have additional functional capabilities, such as the release of additives that provide antimicrobial, scar reduction, and anti-aging properties, amongst others.

MINERAL OIL GEL

Our mineral oil gel is formulated with USP medical grade mineral oil which has a well established usage preference in orthotic/orthopedic applications. The core benefits provided by its mineral oil gel include:
  • Cushioning
  • Moisturizing / Softening
  • Shear Force Reduction
  • Support

TRIGLYCERIDE GEL

Silipos' patent pending triglyceride gel has been developed for a variety of skin care applications which typically require a higher rate of additive delivery. The exudation rate for our triglyceride gels can be 300% greater than mineral oil gels. Target markets for triglyceride gels include:
  • Scar Management
  • Anti-Aging
  • Severe Dry Skin

Do I recommend their products? Absolutely!! They offer such a wide variety, to address all sorts of health issues and to make movement easier and more comfortable, so I am all for that. Since they are also reusable, they are a more eco-friendly solution than bandages you have to discard after each use.

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary selection of Silipos products to review, but all opinions on this blog are my own.