Dead Sea Cosmetics
Dead Sea Cosmetics Products with Style. On the earth’s lowest elevation on land, 1,388ft below sea level lays one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water. With 33.7% salinity, the Dead Sea is said to be almost 10 times saltier than the ocean. It lies in the Jordan rift valley bordering Israel to the east and the West Bank to the left with its primary inflow from the Jordan River. The lake is 55 km long, 18 km wide at its widest point and is 1,237 feet deep making it the deepest hyper-saline lake in the world.
Hyper-saline lakes such as the Dead Sea are land locked body of water that contains significant concentrations of sodium chloride and other minerals and with saline levels not lower than 3% or 35 grams per liter. This salinity enables people to float and makes it a very harsh environment wherein very little forms of life can flourish, thereby giving it its name.
Biblically, it was a place of refuge for King David and is one of Queen Cleopatra’s favorite spot for rejuvenation. Different springs around flowing towards the lake contribute water and its minerals along it. Having no outlet, the Dead Sea becomes the end point of the said minerals which makes it highly concentrated with iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium and many others which are known for their ability to stimulate blood circulation, calm achy muscle and joints, help relives stress and tension and even smoother, soften and rejuvenate the skin. It was one of the world’s first health resorts traced back to the times of King Harold the Great, and has been the supplier of a wide variety of products from balms for Egyptian mummification to potash for fertilizers.
Being a precious tool for healing and relaxation, the Dead Sea has attracted visitors around the globe. One of its famous attractions is its Black mud; a homogeneous mixture of Dead Sea minerals, important organic elements from the shoreline as well as sulfur reserves all of which have proven effects. The said minerals abundant in the area have been extracted for years to produce perfumes, medicines and cosmetics.
Dermatologists believe that Dead Sea cosmetic products contain larger proportion of beneficial minerals than similar products made from other sources. Products made from its resources have evolved and developed through time. Tested to be highly effected and with less negative side effects, more and more forms and styles of production are discovered and mastered through the years.
Some of the famous cosmetics produced from the Dead Sea are:
Mud packs therapy. Mineral rich mud that does not only softens and rejuvenates the skin but also relieves pain and is a proven help for patients with health problems such as osteoarthritis.
Salt bath therapy. Salt scrubs produced from different mixture of Dead Sea minerals.
Hand and foot Cream. More hypo allergenic than most cosmetic products of the said use.
Clay mask. A technologically advanced cream containing aluminum oxide crystals.
Bath gels and skin hydrants are also produced from Dead Sea resources that contain hydroxyl acids, that helps skin generate hyaluronic acids, a nutrient found in the deeper dermal of the skin that plumps up and prevents wrinkles.