The USA gel transforming foot care

An innovative gel technology from America looks set to help the British podiatry market and improve quality of life for patients.

Silipos is the original manufacturer of podiatry Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) gels which are made under the strictest quality guidelines with a proprietary formula of medical-grade mineral oil.

In comparison, many other gel products are made from less refined oil which contains a higher number of impurities and toxic substances.

Silipos’ gels are soft and stretch with the foot, absorbing force, pressure and vibration. The gels contain mineral oil that gradually diffuses into the skin to help prevent against calluses and dryness while reducing scarring.

It is providing solutions across a wide range of industries including orthopaedics, prosthetics, podiatry, athletics and sports medicine and is suitable for a range of ailments from common foot discomforts to post-traumatic injuries.

Stuart Horowitz, Senior Sales and Marketing Manager of Silipos, which was founded in 1989, said: “We are committed to expanding and improving our range of products to provide our customers with new and innovative gel solutions.

“Unlike silicons, our mineral oil gels move with the skin and will not pull or irritate, the moisturising medical grade mineral oils released from our gels also aid in the reduction of scar tissue and help with overall skin conditioning.”

Marc Cameron, Product Director of Algeos, which is the exclusive distributor for Silipos in the Podiatry, Physiotherapy and Orthotics markets in the UK and Ireland, said: “Silipos is the original, go-to brand for footcare and orthopaedic gels. We feel this partnership will elevate both Algeos and the Silipos brands.”

Algeos will stock the full range of Silipos products which includes orthopaedic gels as well as the new Silipos Active Line.

Benefits of Silipos:

  • FDA Registered Medical Device Manufacturing Facility
  • Manufactured under strict quality guidelines with medical grade efficacy
  • Superior to Asian gel which is often made from less refined oil
  • Longer-lasting gel
  • Liquid portion is a food grade mineral oil
  • Full ingredients listed
  • The oils can carry emollients and vitamins
  • Can be washed and re-used
  • Dermatologically safe
  • Non-toxic, latex free and hypoallergenic