by Liz W
With all the talk about the miracle of mineral makeup these days, beauty companies are discovering new ways to incorporate minerals into their skin care products. From deep volcanic mud baths to mineral based lip glosses, this earthy craze has taken many white-lab-coat-clad chemists from their sterile laboratories to plunging headfirst into the deepest, muddiest mineral waters.
The benefits of mineral-rich Thermal Spring Waters have been studied for centuries, and although the claims of these minerals range from simple to absurd, there are many benefits that have been proven time and time again. Thermal Mineral Spring Waters are added to products to help them detoxify, soften, soothe, and rejuvenate aging and acne-prone skin.
The mineral often found in the highest concentration is Selenium. Resulting from rain water flowing through miles of limestone, this trace mineral is an excellent antioxidant, aiding the body with its ongoing fight against free radicals, both internally and when applied topically. By fighting free radicals, it disallows cellular change and mutation and is highly effective for the rejuvenation of aging skin, and gently detoxifying even the most sensitive skin.
Some of the deepest Thermal Spring Waters have been gathering trace minerals for tens of thousands of years, all while being protected from all pollutions on the earth’s surface. The minerals gained over this time work together to provide a perfectly balanced, clean, and complex formula that’s added to many highly effective skin care treatments. Unlike harsh anti-aging and anti-acne products, which can strip and irritate the skin, these minerals work with the body to help activate cell renewal and revive dull, dry skin.
One skin care brand that’s figured out how to tap these spring waters straight from the source and deliver it to your fingertips is La Roche-Posay. The professional skin care line provides ultra-gentle products formulated with untainted mineral-rich spring water.