Nestled between the Judaean hills and the Moab Mountains in Israel, the Dead Sea is a resource of muds, salts and minerals used for skin care products. The Dead Sea has been recognized as a vital source of ingredients for beauty and health since biblical Roman times. Cleopatra, King Herod, King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba all bathed in the Dead Sea to benefit from its healing properties.
The waters of the Dead Sea are rich in minerals, such as bitumen, potassium, magnesium, chlorine, sodium calcium and zinc. As a matter of fact, the Dead Sea has a 33 percent concentration of minerals and salts as compared to the ocean, which only has 3 percent. Many skin care manufacturers extract these ingredients and use it for their eye creams, anti-wrinkle creams, regenerating serums, facial cleansers and moisturizing creams. Some of the Dead Sea skin care products also contain its natural salts for exfoliation and fresher looking skin.
Dead Sea mud is also rich in natural minerals and regenerates skin cells, deep cleanses skin and exfoliates dead skin cells. The rich minerals in its mud increase oxygen supply to the skin cells, removes toxins from the skin and tones up facial skin. You can find Dead Sea mud masks, cleaners and exfoliators.
And with the increase of Dead Sea ingredients added to skin care products, those seeking an ancient remedy for beautiful looking skin don’t have to travel all the way to Israel.