Dead Sea Mineral Mud
Updated: Feb 22
Is mud good for your skin?
Simply put, yes! Mud from the dead sea in Israel is a coveted ingredient in skincare products, known for its numerous benefits for the skin.
It is a natural mixture of minerals and organic matter that provides an array of skincare benefits. We combine it with other natural ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, cream of tartar, soap nut, marshmallow root, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, raw honey, and grape seed oil to create a powerful skincare product: Mineral Mud.
One of the primary benefits of Mineral Mud is its ability to purify the skin. Dead sea mud is sourced from Israel and is rich in potassium, magnesium, and sodium. Clinical studies, like the ones found on PubMed.org, have shown that dead sea mud is beneficial for both dry and oily skin. It helps to remove dead skin cells from the skin’s surface, purge pores of impurities, balance the skin’s pH levels, accelerate detoxification of the skin, tighten and firm, exfoliate, draw out toxins, enhance skin elasticity, smooth wrinkles and fine lines, and is anti-inflammatory. These properties make it perfect for treating acne and other skin issues.
Shea butter is another ingredient that helps to boost moisture in the skin, is anti-inflammatory and has antioxidant properties. It is high in vitamins A and E, which are known to help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.
Cream of tartar, another ingredient found in Mineral Mud, is high in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, and zinc, making it a detoxifier with acidic anti-bacterial properties. It is also a traditional remedy for acne.
Soap nut is a natural saponer alternative to harsh lye. It prevents drying and keeps skin hydrated and has powerful anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Marshmallow root soothes redness, relieves inflammation, is suitable for all skin types, and is rich in polysaccharides and flavonoids, which aid in tissue repair. It is effective for relieving rosacea and contains mucilage, excellent for dry skin. Marshmallow root also contains pectin, asparagine, coumarin, phenolic acids, tannins, and quercetin and is high in vitamin C.
Baking soda is another ingredient that is known to help fight acne breakouts, tighten pores, add a glow to the skin, mattify oily skin, remove dead skin cells, fight skin infections, and act as a mild exfoliant.
Apple cider vinegar helps to tone the skin and balance its pH. It has anti-microbial properties and can help to reduce blackheads, whiteheads, and nodular cystic lesions. It is anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory, helping to balance and soothe inflamed skin.
Raw Honey is a unique ingredient found in our Mineral Mud. It helps balance bacteria on skin which speeds up the skin cell healing process. Honey is a gentle exfoliator and resurfacer, helping to restore the skin and heal scars and wounds.
Grape seed oil is high in vitamin E, which fights cancer-causing free radicals.This ingredient is high in omega 6 fatty acids also. It lightens skin, moisturizes, removes impurities and cleanses. Best of all, it will not clog pores.
So, is mud good for your skin? As you can see, mud mask benefits range from deep cleansing to fortifying the skin with essential minerals. The benefits of Mineral Mud, our dead sea mud mask are many, and you will feel them after the first use!