Looking for a spa-like experience at home? Try our Purifying Mud Mask. This product contains real clay sourced from the bottom of the Dead Sea, which feeds your skin a high concentration of minerals that naturally tone, detoxify and exfoliate, leaving you with a younger-looking, more radiant complexion.
A little bit about Dead Sea clay
The Dead Sea, at 1,300 feet below sea level, is known as the lowest surface on the planet, and is located in Israel and Jordan, about 15 miles east of Jerusalem. No life survives in the water except bacteria, as it has a salt concentration seven times that of the ocean. The Dead Sea has long been known as a place of healing, with ancient populations using it to soothe a variety of illnesses and injuries. Even today thousands of visitors go to the Dead Sea seeking spa treatments and therapies.
How the minerals help
What makes Dead Sea clay so beneficial is the high concentration of minerals that are easily absorbed by the skin. These include calcium, magnesium, bromide, potassium, and sulfate. Over thousands of years, layer upon layer of sedimentary clay has formed as the bottom of the sea, trapping a high concentration of minerals proven to be helpful in maintaining healthy, young-looking skin.
- Calcium refreshs skin, while maintaining a strong barrier to hold onto moisture
- Sodium helps rejuvenate the look of youthful, healthy skin
- Magnesium protects
- Sulfur helps to detoxify skin of impurities
- Potassium helps to balance
- Bromide restores a vital look to the complexion
Benefits to the skin
Overall, Dead Sea clay, when used regularly, provides the following benefits:
- Absorbs excess oils, dirt, and impurities from the skin, purifying and cleansing
- Gently exfoliates
- Tightens and tones skin, reducing the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduces the occurrence oily skin and clogged pores, deeply cleansing skin
- Hydrates and moisturizes skin, helping dry skin
- Calms skin
How to apply
Incorporating dead sea treatments into your regular skin care regimen can really help you to get that healthy, vibrant glow we all want, especially after a long, dry winter! For a quick exfoliating treatment, we recommend you our Purifying Mud Mask. It gives you the benefit of the minerals in a softer formula that's especially great for removing excess oil and impurities. Follow with your favorite moisturizing facial oil.
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