Colloidal silver, or nanoparticles of the precious metal suspended in water, has been used since the days of Hippocrates to heal wounds. But its antibacterial, skin-repairing, anti-inflammatory effects also make it great for getting rid of blemishes and calming down redness — or as an aftershave alternative.
Dermalogica Breakout Control As its name suggests, this fast-absorbing gel helps clear skin without drying it out. Additional ingredients, like tea tree oil, zinc and azeliac acid, help soothe skin and control oiliness. $65
Zyderma Clarifying Cream This stuff basically creates a silver shield across your face to block any bacteria from infecting your pores, which helps blemishes heal and prevents new pimples from forming. $60
Graydon Skincare Face Food Mineral Mist Chances are you don’t have a face mist in your dopp kit yet, but trust us, it’s totally refreshing. Silver, copper, and magnesium balance out your skin and boost collagen (the stuff that keeps you looking young). $35