Zeolite – What is it and why do we use it in our products!

There are a lot of harmful compounds in our everyday lives that can be hazardous to our health and our skin. If you work or live in the city, every day your skin comes in contact with harmful airborne pollutants which clog your pores, stopping your skin from functioning properly. When this happens free radical damage occurs, also outbreaks of pimples and blackheads. Even regional and rural areas have airborne pollution problems.
Plenty of methods are available to deal with these toxins to skin, and it’s recommended to clean and cleanse your skin—both on the face and all over the body—regularly to keep pollution particles and other harmful substances at bay.
Interestingly enough, though, a relatively new skin care ingredient is emerging that might help deal with and protect against harmful pollutants that would otherwise have their way with our skin. This new ingredient is called zeolite, and it’s actually a crystalline mineral that, when added to skin care products as a finely milled mineral powder, could have some serious potential to protect the skin against pollutants.
What Is Zeolite?
Zeolite is an igneous mineral that generally forms when pockets of magma at 200,000 feet below the earth’s surface and lower erupt and combine with ocean water. As the lava is cooled by the ocean water, zeolite can form from the process. Zeolite is a crystalline mineral made up mostly of magnesium, calcium, iron, sodium and potassium.
Why is it Good for Skin Care?
Well, first off, magnesium, calcium, iron, sodium and potassium—when used in skin care products—are generally known to have an anti-aging effect, so having all these minerals essentially rolled into one is certainly a nice benefit. Additionally, zeolite tends to have a calming and soothing effect on the skin, and its pure mineral nature means it’s unlikely to irritate even the most sensitive of skin. It’s also known to stimulate regenerative capability in skin cells, regulate oxygenation, and restore a desirable look and feel to the skin.
Additionally, zeolite helps to form a protective barrier between the skin and any pollutants that might otherwise affect your skin, keeping it free from the harmful effects of various pollution particles, which, if allowed to affect your skin as they generally would, can cause discoloration, irritation, and ashy appearance.
Here are the main reasons we have added them to our skincare range.
Antioxidant – zeolite’s powerful detoxifying action traps and removes the harmful heavy metals and chemicals found in airborne pollution; this toxic matter clogs skin pores every day causing damage which prematurely ages the skin.
Anti-ageing – zeolite removes free radical cells then protects against their formation by keeping skin clear of harmful pollutants.
Clarifying – deep cleansing with a zeolite cleanser leaves skin feeling fresh and clean and the antibacterial action helps to clear pimples and blackheads.
Refining – used in a face mask, zeolite shrinks enlarged pores.
Exfoliating – gently and thoroughly lifts and removes old skin cells, this action is most obvious in a face mask.
Lightening – used regularly in face masks, zeolite naturally lightens hyperpigmentation.
Soothing – zeolite emits calming negative ions, contains calcium and magnesium, and has 7.7 pH value; soaking in a zeolite bath relieves stress, tension, aches, and pains; it’s a soothing and calming pleasurable experience.
Skin health – zeolite helps to keep skin clean and functioning properly as the body’s largest organ of elimination.
We use Zeolite in our exfoliants, face masks, face creams and bath salts. These can be directly applied to the skin to take advantage of its soothing, anti-aging, regenerative, pollutant protection, and restoring qualities.

Stacey

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