Alkaline ionized water generated by water electrolysis has constantly received increasing attention due to benefits in treatment and prevention of diseases. Electrolysis of slightly salt water or tap water produces a special water very useful and known as functional electrolyzed water. Various types of functional water can be produced depending on conditions of electrolysis, and these types of water are classified into two major categories. One is functional electrolyzed acidic water, which is generated at the anode; the other one, alkaline water, is generated at the cathode. Both, depending on their properties, are widely used in medical, cosmetic and technical fields.
In Japan, research on functional water, especially on electrochemically reduced water (ERW) also known as electrochemically reduced alkaline water (ERAW), is developing at a rapid pace.
Studies on the functions of ERW were initiated in Japan in the 40’s and its application to agriculture was first attempted in 1954. Six years later, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan, admitted ERW as effective for human health against various diseases (external & internal) and authorized ERW producing devices as Medical Device. Korean Food & Drug Administration (KFDA) followed a few years later. Today fast accumulating evidences demonstrate how ERW can be health beneficial and active in reducing oxidative stress-related diseases.
Advanced Water S-100
ADWATIS SA provides a new generation of ionized water, Advanced Water S-100, totally different from all other alkaline ones:
- Unequalled, 100% safe and non-chemical ionized mineralized water.
- Unique properties thanks to its natural essential minerals, alkalinity and very low basicity.
- Patented JP2007050400
Environmentally friendly manufacturing process
From the purest mountain waters, water is ultra-filtered then re-mineralized and structured through an electrolytic process, generating high pH and unique molecular compositions mainly associated with silicium and phosphorus. This is the result of an innovative, patented electrolytic process as well as longstanding expertise and know-how. Having a pH of 12 it has about 100’000 times more negative ions than normal water (approx. pH 7). Advanced Water S-100 is extremely stable and keeps its ionic properties for years. It can be diluted with water or mixed with other ingredients under certain conditions while maintaining ionic properties.
The production process of Advanced Water S-100 is totally clean and without any negative impact on the environment. The by-product generated by the electrolytic process, i.e. the acidic water in the anode chamber, has a very low hydrochloric acid content which is neutralized and then eliminated, without any chlorine emanation. Our policy is to take into account not only the security of human life, but also the security of the environment.
Advanced Water S-100 is unique
This Is an active water consisting in a unique mineralization with high reducibility and semi-permanent stability caused by molecular ions with electron rich state. These molecular ions are characterized as high pH and weak basicity according to Lewis theory.
This means that pH of Advanced Water S-100 is not defined by the concentration of hydrogen ions or hydroxide ions but by electrons according to Lewis' theory.
Advanced Water S-100
Standard alkaline waters
*) The ORP method according to the classical formula is not sufficient to fill in the redox of Advanced Water S-100. Indeed, the redox-meter cannot measure the value at the electrode interface at the nanoscale, so the measured value does not represent the redox power at the reaction interface in the case of a complexe electrolyte such as S-100. The most powerful analytical technique is based on electrochemistry where the resistance of the sample to be oxidized is translated to antioxidant capacity and expressed in µmol (ascorbic acid) vitamin C such as CEAC or BAP. Advanced Water S-100 and derivated formulations have high antioxidant capacity values.
Unique mechanisms of action
Basic principle: S-100 Water contains ionic molecular structures coupled with negative ions OH-. Once in contact with any kind of surface, skin, material, particles,... water ions interact by reorganizing electric charges. The surface remains polarized and actively prevents from any future building up of foreign particles, (known as "Double electric layer" theory).
1. The smartest cleansing and purifying system ever
Advanced Water S-100 and its negatively charged ions, penetrates, encapsulates all kind of particles, molecules, micro-organisms, (...), and removes them by repulsion force (due to same polarity) from all kind of even or uneven microscopic surfaces. Isolated particles and pollutants are easily removed by rinsing. In case of dermo-cosmetic applications, the same cleansing / purifying mechanism does happen.
Comparison made with "Micellar Water make-up remover" (left) versus Advanced Water S-100 (30% dilution) (right).
Drawing made on a tile using "edding 250 whiteboard marker".
2. Antimicrobial & preservative power
Advanced Water S-100 quickly polarizes pathogen bacteria. Bacteria outer membrane (Gram-) is dissolved by ions force, leading rapidly to the destruction of the cell nucleus, eliminating any chance of re-contamination. Gram+ type bacteria are quikly dislodged by repulsion force. Advanced Water is not classifed as biocide nore bactericide.
Advanced Water S-100 is the most innovative active water in the world in terms of noble mineralization, low basicity and biocompatibility.
Bacteria, even alkaliphilic bacteria which are comfortable with high pH, cannot survive in pH over 10.5. Advanced Water S-100 and its high pH acts a preservative. Bacteria growth is therefore impossible under S-100 high pH (11.5 – 12.5). When in contact with the skin and its organic acids, Advanced Water S-100 is quickly neutralized to skin's natural pH level. In any case, absolutely no negative reaction/stimulation of the skin is observed, as confirmed by several tests and analysis made by well-known European laboratories and research centers, such as:
- INCI Name: Water & Mineral salts
- Composition: H2O (99,7%), Na, Si, K, P, Mg, Ca, Cl (0,3%)
- Patch test 48 hours: non irritant
- Human elbow fold test: very good skin compatibility
- Challenge Test: A Criteria (pure) / B Criteria (diluted)
- Cutaneous/Ocular Safety & Efficiency Assessment (Dermscan / clinical study):
- Restores the cutaneous barrier
(anti-fatigue & brightening effect, more uniforme skin complexion, less visible pores, soothing effect).
- Strengthens the skin
- Skin protection
- TEWL (Transepidermal Water Loss): significant reduction
- Cleansing against particles: anti-pollution effect
- Eye test Het cam: slightly irritant (3)
- Stratum corneum test: 100% safe
- Proton mobility: very high (2700ms)
- Naturality: 100% according to ISO 16128
- Ecocert non organic raw material: COSMOS approved
- Anti-aging properties: over 300 µM CEAC (Vit. C Equivalent of Antioxidant Capacity)
3. Cell's ionic balancing and regeneration
Advanced Water S-100 combines both effects of an ultra-pure water and a unique blend of essential minerals.
In the pursuit of balance and like every other organ in our body, skin performs best within a narrow, ideal environment especially when it comes to pH. When it deviates from its ideal value it can cause harmful bacteria to grow, triggering inflammation and skin conditions and causing accelerated ageing.
For our cells to be in their best health they need to be within an alkaline environment and creating this environment has multiple benefits – the cells can function at their optimum levels, they can properly absorb essential minerals, the skin’s defence system remains intact and the important protein collagen is strengthened and protected.
Thanks to an adequate pH and minerals environement, cells can develop and accelerate healing process by reducing inflammation and stimulating vascularization. Combined with its anti-microbial, purifying and cleansing effects, Advanced Water S-100 offers a state of the art solution for dermo-cosmetic skincare as well as for therapeutic support in case of woundcare's treatments (e.g. burn, ulcers, atopic dermatits, acne).
Thanks to its weak basicity (equivalent to 0,04M NH4OH) Advanced Water S-100 does show respect for natural skin pH as being quickly neutralized when in contact with its natural organic acids. It easily penetrates the skin's layers without damaging cell's membrane and cutaneous microbiota, unlike surfactants, alcohol, preservatives (...) which presence in most of today cosmetic/OTC formulas seriously denature and damage skin's tissues.
Skin's microbiota is very important as a protective mechanism; the microorganisms that live on and in human skin and their diversity contribute in balancing the microbiota, which characterizes an healthy skin. It should be noted that dead bacteria must be evacuated in order to eliminate their toxins, especially for staphylococcus. The action of diluted Advanced Water S-100 on the skin helps to cleanse and maintain an healthy microbiota thanks to its antimicrobial effect using electric charges, mainly against Gram- bacteria. Skin-resident bacteria Gram+ are partially dislodged by repulsion charge -/- thanks to negatively charged outer membrane due to teichoic acid.
Advanced Water S-100 is the only ionized and mineralized alkaline water free of any chemical and harmful ingredients.
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