Diatomaceous earth is a silica rich powder made from organic organisms called diatoms (tiny fossilized water plants). On Earth the second most abundant element is silicon dioxide (SiO2), and on the human body, it’s the third most abundant element. Since our body holds so much silicon it is one of the most essential elements of our body. DE is at least 80% silicon dioxide (silica). On the skin, it is suggested that DE is important for collagen synthesis and activation of hydroxylating enzymes, improving skin strength and elasticity. One way our body can absorb these minerals (plant-based micro-algae) is through skincare. DE for skin is primarily in the form of scrubs and masks, it can be used to help promote healthy skin as an exfoliator, to remove microscopic deposits of dirt, oils, and dead skin cells, DE replenishes nutrients and works as a natural detoxifier. It can help treat acne and acne scars and works with other antioxidants to help damage caused by UV radiation. Besides healing damaged skin it also prevents damage from happening. Because the silicone helps with collagen synthesis it improves skin strength and elasticity preventing wrinkles and premature aging. This is why Mamas Medicinals uses diatomaceous earth in its CBD Honey Face Scrub. Its benefits are tremendous!