To turn back the hands of time may seem like a whimsical notion, but the age-defying hydration found in The Fountain of Youth may actually be right at your fingertips. The Dead Sea, a salt lake located in Israel, was the world’s first spa, attracting visitors such as Cleopatra to soak in its healing waters.

Today, the mystical properties found within the lapping tides of The Dead Sea’s waters can also be found in many of our favorite skincare products. The elements harvested from the Dead Sea are not only powerful enough to strengthen the immune system and aid with physical ailments, such as osteoarthritis and tendinitis, but have also shown an ability to slow skin aging, relieve skin inflammation and assist in skin resurfacing. The high salt content of the Dead Sea, coupled with its extreme location at Earth’s lowest point on land, make for naturally harsh conditions that produce rare ingredients. Let’s delve a little deeper into the ingredients that produce these mystical effects on your skin.

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1Dunaliella Algae

This microalgae, thriving in the highly concentrated salt water, has become a vital component in many skin care products, like the Age Control Brightening & Renewal Serum, and it’s no wonder why. It’s not only rich in beta-carotene, but its natural anti-oxidant properties protect skin against UV radiation, reinforce the immune system and slow aging and cell degradation by protecting against free radical damage.

2Dead Sea Water

Beautiful, healthy skin is hydrated skin. And what better way to hydrate your skin than by using a product infused with the Dead Sea’s water, which has the highest concentration of minerals of any natural body of water. These minerals help your skin absorb and retain the water from products. With a gentle application of a product laced with the Dead Sea’s water, like AHAVA’s Time To Hydrate Active Moisture Gel Cream, you’ll immediately notice how quickly your skin absorbs this moisturizing, leaving your skin feeling supple, replenished and invigorated.

3Dead Sea Mud

Mud masks are all the rage right now, but do you know where the mud in your mask comes from? The Black mineral mud found gracing the bottom of the Dead Sea’s floor is rich in magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron. Because of the intense concentrate of minerals laced within it, the mud has a calming effect on the skin, soothing roughness, redness and cracking. Not only that, but using a product like the Time to Clear Purifying Mud Mask will not only calm enraged skin, but work deeply to purify and detox your skin for a clear, radiant complexion.

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4Red Micro Algae

The effect of this algae on your skin is as extreme as the environment that fosters it. Because of the high levels of anti-oxidants contained within the rare botanical extract, using something like the Extreme Firming Eye Cream is your best line of defense against environmental aggressors. In addition to resurfacing the skin, the lightweight algae-laced formula promotes cell turnover to diminish appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Though known for creating an earthy, warm aroma in many perfumes, this woody extract not only has a powerful effect on your senses, but your skin as well. Myrrh oil has been used medicinally since ancient times, especially for healing the wounds of men in battle. By choosing a product containing the extract, such as the Age Control Even Tone Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20, you’ll not only see a more even complexion, but you’ll also see a visible reduction in fine lines and a brighter, youthful appearance.

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