The SYE Eye Patches consist of a textile that was subsequently refined with 99.9% pure silver. Since silver is a metal, under certain circumstances it can start to oxidize. If your pads become slightly discolored over time, don't worry. This is a completely normal process that shows you that we really used silver. The discolouration has no influence on the effect of the eye pads.
The oxidation process in silver is a chemical process that is triggered by reactions with oxygen and water vapour. When silver comes into contact with air, it forms a thin layer of silver oxide. This layer protects the metal from further corrosion.
Some factors can speed up the oxidation process in silver, for example:
- Contact with oxygen: Contact with air accelerates the oxidation process.
- Contact with water: The reaction of silver with water vapor also accelerates the oxidation process.
- Contact with Salt: The presence of salt in the air or in the water can also accelerate the oxidation process.
How can I protect my eye pads from oxidation?
We have developed the SYE Stone so that you can enjoy your eye pads for a long time.
The Sye Stone removes the moisture from your eye patches within a few minutes. Simply put the eye pads back into the stone after use - you can literally watch the stone wick the moisture out of the eye pads.
However, the SYE Stone does not prevent the silver from oxidizing 100% - but it does slow down the process.
Different colour, same effect!