The Special Dead Sea Ingredients
All products in the Dead Sea series contain a unique blend of plants and other ingredients whose combination is typical and unique to the Dead Sea, its shores and the adjacent Judean Desert. A first introduction to the special ingredients that will keep your skin supple and young.
The Judean Desert and Dead Sea series includes a variety of products with special formulations of salts, mud, diatom algae and 9 concentrations of essences and oils extracted from plants that grow exclusively on the shores of the Dead Sea and in the Judean Desert. These elements can only be found in this series, and for you to understand how unique and exceptional they are, we present you with a special guide to their secrets:
Introducing the Dunaliella Algae
There are almost no creatures capable of living in the Dead Sea waters, which contain 350 grams of salt for every liter of water. The Dunaliella - single-celled micro-algae belonging to the group of green algae, is one of the few creatures able to live and survive in the Dead Sea water, and in general in waters containing more than 20 percent salt.
These algae possess massive amounts of beta-carotene (a precursor to vitamin A), which they are able to produce and maintain. Beta carotene protects the skin from harmful sun rays and in the skin transforms into vitamin A, which is a crucial component for rejuvenating the skin.
The algae contain a large amount of amino acids (including glycine and alanine), essential fatty acids and vitamins E and B. These elements are vital for skin anti-aging.
The algae contain a high dose of natural polyol substances with adsorption capacity and extremely high water retention, which maintain the internal osmotic pressure and allow them to survive the salty water without shrinkage nor loss of water. Polyols supply concentrated moisturization for facial and body skin and contribute to a young, elastic and vital look.
Meet the Artemisia vulgaris bush
In fact there are two types of Artemisia (Artemisia + MUGWORT), one is produced from the leaf and the other is produced from other parts of the plant. Artemisia is a bush that grows in desert areas and is named after the Greek goddess Artemis. In ancient times the bush was used to treat diseases typical of women and for easing birth. The bush is known for refreshing the body and mind and soothing the skin.
The bush components are rich in flavonoids possessing antioxidant properties, protecting against damage caused by air pollution and UV, and slowing down the formation of skin wrinkles. The bush increases blood flow and metabolism of the skin, and helps the dissolution of toxins in the body - all the features necessary from a bush that can delay the aging of the skin.
Introducing the salicornia europae plant
A plant with a unique ability to withstand high salt concentrations that grows on the shores of the Dead Sea. The plant contains a very high concentration of vitamin C, antioxidant enzymes and trace elements such as zinc, copper, magnesium and iodine, required for skin rejuvenation and proper functioning. The plant is rich in organic phosphorus, calcium and natural silicon - materials necessary to increase cell respiration and firming of the skin.
Meet the Rose of Jericho plant
A primitive desert plant that was first discovered in the Judean Desert near the Dead Sea. The plant can survive without water for a very long period of time, in saltwater and at very high temperatures. At first rain the plant opens, greens and blooms. The plant contains poly-oligo saccharides, which are materials that add moisture to the skin, and special proteins active against environmental stress. Stress is one of the key factors in accelerated aging of the skin.
Introducing Desert Date - Palm oil
Oil extracted from desert palm trees growing on the northern shores of the Dead Sea, in the area where the Jordan flows into the Sea. The oil contains a mixture of 4 unsaturated fatty acids: palmitic, stearic, oleic acid (rich in omega-9) and linoleic acid (EFA), possessing of properties that keep skin healthy, repel parasites and prevent the development of cancerous tumors. Having a powerful anti-inflammatory effect and soothing the skin, the oil is excellent as well for treating acne problems and calming skin irritations.
Meet the Lypidami Myrrh (Commiphora) plant
The plant is typical of desert and semi-arid areas and grows around the Dead Sea and the neighboring deserts. It grows to a height of 3-6 meters that secretes oleoresin, which is a rubber-like material that possesses a characteristic odor. In the very distant past this plant was used in the Holy Temple, and to this day one can smell its characteristic odor in churches, where it is customary to light it. The resin possesses proven medicinal properties for treating wounds and healing scars and various skin defects, as it can shrink the skin, prevent pollution, reduce the secretion of fluids and soothe skin and muscle pain.
The resin contains 20% protein and 60% carbohydrate as well as a mineral mixture containing magnesium, which soothes the skin. The resin also contains organic acids such as acetic, formic, and more. The resin is known as an antioxidant with properties of skin disinfection, is a deodorant, helps maintain dental and body hygiene and is excellent for treating acne, calming skin irritation and strengthening nails.
Introducing the Mastic tree - MATIC
A short desert tree growing in the Judean Desert area adjacent to the Dead Sea. From the tree we produce the resin - an ingredient that maintains healthy skin, possesses shrinking properties, prevents infections and is used for disinfection.
Meet the Feverfew plant
Feverfew is a desert plant growing in the desert regions around the Dead Sea, especially in the regions of the springs flowing into the Dead Sea. The plant contains materials possessing antiseptic properties.