Horsetail leaves are rich in the mineral Silica which is a major component of hair and nails. Along with the antioxidant benefits horsetail extract offers benefits for acne and irritation, horsetail extract has other skin benefits. Applied to the skin, it can help heal rashes, burns, and wounds thanks to its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
Another anti-aging benefit is the silica horsetail contains collagen. Collagen is an important part of the skin, keeping it taut and wrinkle-free. Silica can help form collagen, especially when the production is slowed with ageing.