DEAD SEA COSMETICS
The Dead Sea is a unique source of minerals, naturally created under extraordinary climatic conditions. The exceptionally high concentration of these minerals in the Dead Sea area is unparalleled anywhere in the world, and has long fascinated researchers and scientists. In the 18th century, interest in Dead Sea minerals grew with the discovery of their marvelous healing properties, particularly for skin diseases. In the y ears that followed, the Dead Sea became known internationally as a place offering complete and natural cures for skin problems, and visitors began to travel to the area from all over the world.
Although past scientific studies of the Dead Sea's mineral resources mostly focused on their curative properties for skin diseases, current research is producing its most positive results in the field of healthy skin care and maintenance. Dead Sea cosmetics have gained an international reputation for their many beneficial qualities for maintenance of the skin's youthful appearance and protection of the cell nucleus against early aging. Minerals are essential external additives for all of us. They have the ability to strengthen each layer of the skin, imparting an anti-aging effect that lasts for hours and even days.
The entire AQUA beauty product range is enriched with water, salt or mud-based Dead Sea minerals for which there is no natural or synthetic substitute in the cosmetic pharmaceutical world. The mineral composition used in these cosmetics is so special that it cannot be successfully imitated in any lab.
In recent years, the Dead Sea has evolved into the world's greatest natural source of raw materials for facial and body skin care. The exceptional composition of Dead Sea cosmetics allows them to penetrate the skin more deeply without irritation. This directly enriches the skin with essential minerals, rapidly giving it a better tone and natural radiance.
The AQUA company takes care to ensure that all its beauty products are composed of the most active and effective concentration of Dead Sea ingredients. All AQUA products carry special standard certifications assuring the source of their ingredients.
DEAD SEA HEALING POWER
The Dead Sea has been blessed with a rare blend of potent natural resources proven by endless scientific researches worldwide to be therapeutically effective for healing skin diseases. People from all over the world come to the Dead Sea where the most advanced methods and best therapies for treatment of skin conditions, especially psoriasis, are concentrated. The therapeutic qualities of the Dead Sea minerals have been researched for over a century. The clinical results of these studies show that treatment at the Dead Sea is the healthiest, most effective available for Psoriasis today.
A few words about Psoriasis – It is a chronic, auto-immune skin disease in which the body’s immune system attacks it instead of protecting it. Psoriasis is a hereditary disease highly-common in the FaroeIslands off the coast of Denmark, where it appears in 2.5% of the population. In contrast, Eskimos and “pure” North American Indians do not suffer from Psoriasis at all.
Symptoms of the Psoriasis are redness and silvery scaling of the skin caused by a accelerated division of the epidermis cells (the top skin layer), and it can also be accompanied by intense irritation and itching. Psoriasis affects the skin, nails and may appear on the tongue and lips as well.
Dead Sea Climatotherapy
Dead Sea Climatotherapy is highly recommended for Psoriasis particularly during the spring and summer seasons (March – October). A ten day to fortnight stay, twice a year, constitutes the minimum duration required to achieve good therapeutic results.
Long-term studies conducted for over the past 30 years show that 60% of the visitors at the Dead Sea were completely cured from all Psoriasis symptoms and an additional 36% showed significant improvement in the skin’s condition and a relief from the characteristic symptoms of the disease. The unique combination of exposure to the sun, bathing in the Dead Sea salt and Dead Sea mud baths have transformed the Dead Sea area into the most natural health resort for Psoriasis and other skin diseases, in the world.
Sun and the Atmosphere
At the Dead Sea, the lowest point in the world, the air is saturated with Bromine and other metals that filter sun radiation. The long sun rays that penetrate through this filter do not cause sunburn. Additionally, the air has 5% higher levels of oxygen than at sea level. The unique combination of exposure to the sun and oxygen is essential to the healing process – it reduces the stress levels and enables longer exposure to the sun. The process of exposure to the sun is gradual and supervised.
Dead Sea Water
The Dead Sea water is rich in minerals and ten times saltier than any other sea. Each liter of water contains 345 grams of Dead Sea minerals salt. Dead Sea Minerals such as Magnesium, Potassium and Calcium help heal Psoriasis. Additionally, each of the 21 minerals found in the Dead Sea is vital for the skin’s normal metabolism extending the treatment benefits, and making it applicable for all skin diseases.
Dead Sea Mud
The Dead Sea mud produced from the Dead Sea is rich in minerals which have antiseptic qualities. Covering the body in Dead Sea mud helps the minerals absorb into the body while the top layer of skin is purified and cleansed, contributing significantly to an improvement in the external symptoms of the disease.
Over the past two decades many studies have been conducted researching the therapeutic effects of the Dead Sea on Psoriasis. The amazing results, received by different researches, show a success rate of 60% to absolute recovery. The balance 36% experienced almost complete recovery and a significant improvement in the severity of the disease during the 6 months following the treatment at the Dead Sea.
Beyond the significant success results, these studies also showed that the skin does not develop resistance to the Dead Sea treatments (as happens with the standard cortisone treatment), indicating that the treatment can be repeated with an identical success rate as the previous ones.
DEAD SEA MUD - CARE FOR THE BODY AND SOUL
Despite years of research on the unique minerals in the Dead Sea's water and mud, scientists still do not have the answer as to why this special Dead Sea mud, from the lowest place on earth, is so beneficial for the skin and body. Yet even without a definitive scientifically based answer, hundreds of clinical trials conducted in hospitals worldwide on a range of medical problems including skin diseases, arthritis, and even cancer in patients undergoing chemotherapy, have shown that the high concentration of Dead Sea minerals is almost instantly effective in improving the skin's natural processes, easing rheumatic pains, relaxing muscles and providing inner calmness and tranquility.
The black mud harvested from the banks of the Dead Sea is in fact alluvial silt washed down from the surrounding mountains and deposited on the shores of this inland salt sea. Layer upon layer of fine silt deposits have evolved over thousands of years to form a rich Dead Sea mud containing particularly high levels of magnesium, calcium, potassium, strontium, boron and iron. The resulting mineral-rich Dead Sea mud is a natural raw material that can be used by the body as a source of essential minerals for all its basic needs.
Professional therapists in luxury spas around the world use the classic treatment of wrapping the body in warm, mineral rich mud from the Dead Sea. This results in visible toning, relieving muscle pain, moisturizing and restoring a healthy rosy glow to the skin and improving its elasticity. With increasing technological sophistication, the same professional treatment can now also be experienced while bathing at home use Aqua Therapy Mineral-Rich Body Mud.
The minerals contained within the Dead Sea mud have many beneficial effects on the skin and the body. Among other things, they help maintain moisture levels, increase blood flow to the capillaries and act as anti–oxidants. Enveloping the body in Dead Sea mud forms a sealing layer over the skin that helps infuse it with the minerals, cleansing and purifying it efficiently and restoring its natural balance. When the evaporation of moisture is decreased by sealing the skin with a layer of Dead Sea mud, its internal moisture levels increase, giving the skin a kind of 'energy boost' resulting in a radiant appearance, with a healthy rosy tone and a soft and supple feel. As this mineral-rich Dead Sea mud is a naturally healthy product, it can be recommended for weekly body-care regimes. Professional methods can be followed at home by applying it liberally to the whole body and then relaxing for half-an-hour. The Dead Sea mud is then thoroughly washed off with warm water, and the treatment is completed by massaging Aqua Therapy Massage Oil, which also contains a rich blend of Dead Sea minerals, into the skin. For daily care and added benefit to the skin, we recommend regular use of a mineral-rich bar soap such as Aqua Therapy Mud Soap. To nourish the scalp and ensure healthy hair, Aqua TherapyMineral-Rich Hydrating Mud Shampoo is recommended, with its blend of beneficial mineral concentrates and moisturizing ingredients, which combine to protect and fortify the hair.
The Aqua Therapy Mineral Rich Clarifying Mud Mask is a unique blend of carefully selected ingredients that work together to thoroughly cleanse the facial skin, hydrate and soothe it. The mineral rich Dead Sea mud, along with allantoin and chamomile extract, help absorb excess oily secretions and clarify the skin.
The purifying face mask creates a delicate exfoliating effect, which helps remove toxins and dead skin cells and encourages the skin regeneration process. This smooths the skin's outer layer and creates a sense of softness, well-being and relaxation.
Skin care using the Dead Sea mud mask is suitable for all skin types, but is especially effective for skin suffering from a functional imbalance. For example, with skin suffering from excess oils, the mask balances and calms typical irritation and redness. Applying the mask two or three times a week will generate healthy, radiant skin with a smooth matte finish.