The Dead Sea, also called the Salt Sea, is a salt lake bordered by Jordan to the east, and Israel and the West Bank to the west. Its surface and shores are 429 meters below sea level, Earth's lowest elevation on land.
For thousands of years the Dead Sea has attracted visitors who love to bathe in this salt lake, which is known for it's many health attributes. It is said in the Bible that King David would spend time at this body of water, because even so long ago this place was considered something like a health resort. The mud contains many elements that are beneficial to our skin, like naturally occurring magnesium, sodium bromine, potassium and calcium.
The Egyptians made balms and fertilizer and other visitors used the salt and minerals found in the seawater for cosmetics and herbal sachets. With a seawater density of 1,240 kg/m3, the salt content is so high that one can float on the water.
When I was asked to try out the InstaNatural Dead Sea Mud Musk, I was very interested to see for myself how well the ingredients work on my skin. The large 16 oz container is filled with - well you guessed it - 100 % all natural Dead Sea "mud", that is infused with natural occurring minerals. To make the mud more pliable, several organic ingredients like Shea Butter, Sunflower Oil , Aloe Vera juice, Vegetable Glycerin, Jojoba Oil, Hickory Bark Extract, Calendula Oil and filtered Water have been added. These ingredients make for a mud mask that has no smell and feels super soft to the touch.
Once you smear a thin layer of mud on your face, the ingredients gradually absorb excess oil, dirt and toxins from the skin as the mud dries on your face and body. For those suffering from pimples, acne and blackheads you will see that the cleaner your face becomes from impurities, the less skin irritations will occur.
For a full on spa treatment you can even apply the mud to other areas of your body. The packaging says that the mud can sooth muscle aches. I don't know about that yet, since I am not experiencing muscle aches, but that's good to know.
I have tried the InstaNatural Dead Sea Mud Mask on my face and neck area three times now and left it on until the mud dried. When you first apply the mask it feels like applying pudding. I smeared it around my eyes, forehead, cheeks, nose, chin and neck, sat back and waited for the mud to dry. As the mud dries you feel your skin tightening a bit, which actually is a great sensation until someone comes along and makes you laugh. :) I love that the mud has no smell and that after washing the mud off with warm water, my skin felt smooth and hydrated.
Did you know that Jojoba Oil Is great at moisturizing and hydrating your skin without clogging your pores or leaving an oily residue?! Calendula Oil is also a great moisturizer and antiseptic, which helps to reduce inflammation and skin irritations.
So would I recommend the product? Yes, for one I like spa time at home, because I never have enough time to make an appointment at a real spa. Besides the cost is right too, for about $25 dollars the InstaNatural Dead Sea Mud Mask goes a long way and let's you treat your skin to some nice pampering. InstaNatural backs all of their products with a lifetime 100% money-back guarantee and will refund your purchase price if you aren’t satisfied, so if you do not like this product, they will refund you your money. The mask is made in the USA, as is all of their products.