Why Naturally Preserving your Skincare is a Story of Light and Colour

Why Naturally Preserving your Skincare is a Story of Light and Colour

Our plant-based skincare formulas are packaged in miron glass bottles. After searching for the material that could preserve and protect our skin potions while simultaneously reducing our environmental footprint, we found that miron glass is the perfect contender for the packaging of our all-natural products. Miron glass has become a popular choice for packaging and preserving all types of organic goods, from essential oil to honey. The science behind it is quite interesting…it all begins with photons. 

The benefits of miron glass for product packaging haven’t always been accepted by the scientific community. Early studies of bio-photons raised controversy. Since time immemorial, glass (in a varied range of colours) has been used for storing goods, but its ability to retain the freshness of organic and preservative-free content varies greatly depending on its colour. It is believed that ancient Egyptians used violet and gold glass to preserve healing products. It has been said to be popular in the Middle Ages as well, until preservatives were invented and replaced the need for this almighty kind of glass. 

Research on bio-photons was first conducted over seventy years ago. The goal was to examine the bio-informational aspects of bio-photons in IR and UV ray absorption. The man behind these studies was Alexander G. Gurwitsch. Gurwitsch’s theory suggested that cells contain an ultraviolet photo-current which triggers essential biological functions such as cell division. Therefore, all biological organisms produce photons, referred to as biophotons. 

A German biophysicist, Fritz-Albert Popp believes that biophotons “provide a new powerful tool for assessing the quality of food (like freshness and shelf life), microbial infections, environmental influences and for substantiating medical diagnosis and therapy.” This was followed by fifty years of experimentation leading up to the creation of the product we know and use today: miron glass, known to protect natural products from degradation caused by Sun’s rays and thus extend their shelf life.

Have I lost you?

Let’s break this down to the basics: 

The science of bio photonics states that all biological systems produce photons that capture a complete range of visible light from the Sun. This means that the quality or lifespan of any natural medicine or formula may be reduced over time by the absorption of harsh light rays. Miron glass naturally filters light, only allowing the range of violet rays to pass through (ultraviolet, violet and infrared).

Today, miron glass is used to extend the shelf-life of food and natural medicine and cosmetics. Not only does it protect contents against decomposition or changes to their molecular structures due to harmful light infiltration, it also preserves organic compounds’ bio-energy allowing them to be stored for longer while retaining their quality. 

As for the planet-friendly aspects, it’s good to mention that miron glass is …drum roll… infinitely recyclable. Using miron glass bottles also means using fewer harmful plastics containing BPA and BPS.

And here’s a fun fact based on the science of Quantum physics:

Miron glass is used for water bottles as well as it increases water’s alkalinity. Our nervous system has the same frequency as violet light, which can pass through biophotonic (miron) glass and “energise” the water and make it even healthier!

Article by Olivia St-Laurent


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