Dead Sea mineral content, together with the surrounding area’s dry climate and lowest elevation, all work together as a natural healing spa. Although the Dead Sea is 10 times saltier than normal sea water, only 12-18% percent of that salt is actually Sodium Chloride, also known as common table salt. In comparison, sodium chloride makes up 97% of the salt content in normal ocean water.
Dissolved in water, the mineral salts are present as ion components. The major salt ions in the dead sea include Chloride and Bromide (23%), Magnesium (4.5%), Sodium (3.6%), Calcium (1.7%), and Potassium (0.7%).
In their solid state, minerals are abundant in the local black mud, which is the main ingredient used in most cosmetics products, and has been known as a healing agent for thousands of years.
Modern studies suggest that the high concentration of magnesium in the Dead Sea dramatically increases skin hydration while soothing inflammation (which is a godsend for Psoriasis patients seeking Dead Sea treatment). Boosted by Bromide ions, the two combine to alleviate allergic reactions as well. Research continues on the health benefits hidden in these ancient waters, especially uncovering evidence that balneotherapy (a really fancy name for just taking a dip 🙂 in Dead Sea waters reduces wrinkling by as much as 40% !
But, just basically the minerals found in the Dead Sea are considered to posses health benefits beyond and below the surface of the skin. Millions flock to this unique area annually to see both the natural wonder of the lowest place on earth and to “feel better”.
The latest chemical analysis (published by Dr. Olga Yoffe of the Geological Survey in Jerusalem) is included here:
- Silicon dioxide 20
- Calcium oxide 15.5
- Aluminum oxide 4.8
- Magnesium oxide 4.5
- Iron(III) oxide 2.8
- Sodium oxide 1.7
- Potassium oxide 1.3
- Titanium(IV) oxide 0.5
- Sulfur trioxide 0.4
- Phosphorus pentoxide 0.3
- Chloride 6.7
- Bromide 0.2
Dead Sea Minerals
AHAVA DERMUD Intensive Duo Kit: Hand & Foot Cream (Dry Skin)
Bring the magic of the Dead Sea as a gift to that special person in your life! Attractively wrapped, these products will enhance beauty and well being. There is a:
- Fragrant hand cream. Its Dead Sea minerals nourish, soften and smooth
- Quality foot cream whose Dead Sea minerals impart a glowing sense of well-being
Extreme Night Treatment Oil
AHAVA offers this highly concentrated anti-wrinkle night treatment oil. It contains rich minerals from the Dead Sea. It works whilst you sleep, smoothing away wrinkles and keeping your skin firm and soft.
Approved for sensitive skin. Allergy Tested. Paraben free.
AHAVA Eye Concentrate Youth and Cellular Energizing Serum
This innovative, ultra-replenishing day cream and melting rich night cream elevates sagging skin and refines facial contours. Deep wrinkles begin to fade and youthful radiance returns. Clinically approved UVA, UVB and ex-vivo measured Infra Red protection is achieved with our SPF 20 Broad Spectrum coverage.