A super useful guide to the skin boosting minerals found in the Dead Sea

Woman floating in the Dead Sea

When it comes to elevating your skincare routine; the natural minerals found in the Dead Sea are totally unique.

Some skincare aficionados may already be familiar with the skin-boosting benefits of Dead Sea minerals but for those of you less familiar, here’s what you need to know about these skin saviours.

A little bit of history puts the powers of Dead Sea minerals into perspective. For centuries, the Dead Sea has been a popular destination for body and skincare treatments. It’s known as the world’s first natural spa and was adored by Egyptian Queen Cleopatra, who attributed her famed beauty to the healing powers of Dead Sea mud and salt. 

The legacy of the Dead Sea continues to this day. These timeless, powerhouse ingredients sourced from the ancient shores are invaluable to self-care practices today and looking at the benefits, we can see why.  Every time you indulge in a relaxing mud mask or soak in natural bath salts, you can be sure that the Dead Sea was the source of inspiration!

But what's the secret of the Dead Sea? The answer is minerals, and lots of them!

The Dead Sea is ten-times saltier than regular sea water and bursting with 21 natural minerals, 12 of which are completely unique to this salty lake.

Whilst impressive in itself, the secret behind its beauty-boosting and therapeutic powers is actually the unique composition of the salts and minerals. The mineral concentrations in the Dead Sea are up to 80 times higher when compared to other seas, meaning it’s packed with more calcium, magnesium, potassium and bromide!

The high concentrations of minerals are not just found in the glistening water; for thousands of years, the silt on the shores of the Dead Sea has absorbed these naturally occurring salts and minerals transforming it into mineral rich Dead Sea mud. There is nowhere else in the world where you can find this exact blend of minerals.

The skin-nourishing minerals found in Dead Sea mud and salt help to fight against ageing skin, reduce fine lines and even smooth the skin’s overall texture and appearance.

We’ve broken down some of the skin-boosting benefits below, and whatever your skincare woes, these minerals have you covered.

Anti-aging & plumping 

Seeking a youthful complexion? The Dead Sea is renowned as nature’s fountain of youth. It's loaded with minerals like Silica, Zinc and Calcium that boost your skin’s vitality and slow the aging process.

Silica is thought to help form the building blocks of collagen, an important protein that keeps the skin springy and elastic. Zinc is a restorative mineral that plays a crucial role in protein and collagen synthesis and replenishing skin cells. Whilst Calcium also plays an important role in replenishing skin cells and maintaining a healthy skin barrier leaving you with plumper and more youthful skin.

Detoxifying & anti-inflammatory 

Dead Sea mud is renowned for its ability to remove toxins and impurities from the skin and banish breakouts due to its unique mineral combinations. 

Sulphur has been proven to combat an array of skin conditions including acne because of its antimicrobial properties. It’s also hailed for its exfoliating properties; the mineral works by peeling away the top layer of the skin, taking dead skin cells with it, to reveal a fresh layer of unblemished skin.

Silica is a cleansing mineral that works as a gentle abrasive which exfoliates the skin to remove dead cells whilst also absorbing excess moisture and oil from the surface of skin.

Zinc has anti-inflammatory effects and helps the skin to repair improving acne, rosacea and healing wounds whilst Bromine is a natural antibiotic with anti-inflammatory prowess, helping to relieve various skin disorders like psoriasis and eczema.

Hydrating & balancing

The minerals found in the Dead Sea help to boost moisture levels and soothe dry skin helping your skin stay soft, plump and hydrated.

Sodium enhances the skin’s ability to absorb moisture whilst Potassium balances the skin’s moisture level. Magnesium is a mineral with multiple benefits - soothing and healing skin, improving skin barrier function, boosting hydration levels, and enhancing skin metabolism.


Let’s not forget the array of therapeutic benefits Dead Sea mud and salt are renowned for; from easing aches and pains and relieving muscle tension to reducing stress and anxiety. These hero ingredients supercharge your self-care, making you feel beautiful on the inside and out #TheDeadSeaGlow.

Here at The Dead Sea Co, we pride ourselves on our transparency and we’re happy to showcase our ingredients lists for each of our products. We only use ingredients that benefit the skin and support the effectiveness of our hero ingredients; pure Dead Sea mud and salt. So, you can be sure you’ll never find any unnecessary ingredients or irritants in our skincare. 

There are many ways to reap the benefits of Dead Sea minerals, be it by treating your skin with a face mask or unwinding in the bath with relaxing mineral salts.  Check out our Dead Sea skincare collection and take your self-care to the next level!

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