Is mineral water good for you? Yes! There are so many skincare benefits of natural mineral water that we’ve formulated our entire NENA Skincare collection with Sea Silt (Glacial Oceanic Clay) and Sea Silt Extract (Glacial Mineral Extract) as our key ingredients. These natural Canadian ingredients that we sustainably source from the waters of Northern British Columbia contain over 60 nourishing minerals and rare earth elements that contribute to skin health and overall wellness.
What is Mineral Water?
Mineral water typically originates from an aquifer (an underground layer of porous rock or sediment), an underground reservoir, or a natural spring. As indicated by the name, mineral water also contains minerals which support biological functions and balance within the body. Some minerals commonly found in mineral water include calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, and zinc.
What is Glacial Mineral Water?
At NENA Skincare, we formulate our products with glacial mineral water, which is the mineral essence extracted from glacial oceanic clay. This clay can be found only in pristine, isolated areas along British Columbia’s northern coastline, and began forming over 2.5 millions years ago through the convergence of glacier and ocean deposits.
Maturing for thousands of years in pristine ocean waters, our glacial oceanic clay and glacial mineral water contains more than 60 skin-benefiting minerals and rare earth elements unique to this part of the world.
Let’s take a closer look at some of these powerful minerals and their health benefits.
Calcium is the main mineral in our body; approximately 90% of a healthy human bone structure is made up of it. This mineral plays a major role in bone health, teeth and all cells and tissues, including the skin. Most calcium in the skin can be found in the epidermis (the outermost layer of our skin that make up the skin), where it contributes to skin firmness, elasticity and cell turnover (replacing old skin cells with new ones).
If your body doesn’t have enough calcium, a deficiency will result in thin, fragile skin, loss of hair, weak bones and brittle nails.
You can find this must-have mineral in all our NENA products, including the NENA Mineral Moisturizing Cream.
Sources of Calcium in food:
almonds, chia seeds, collard greens, kale, broccoli, beans, figs, oranges, chickpeas, soy.
Hydrated skin looks and feels healthy. Studies show that the mineral Magnesium contains effective water-binding molecules, helping with the retention of moisture in your skin. This leads to an improvement in your skin’s overall appearance and texture.
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Magnesium in skin care products:
Magnesium is one of the top minerals in glacial clay and glacial mineral water, you can find both of these ingredients in our NENA Glacial Clay Cleansing Cream.
Sources of Magnesium in Food:
Green leafy vegetables, figs, avocado, nuts and seeds, black beans, chickpeas, kidney beans, and peas.
Speaking of hydration, Potassium helps regulate the amount of water in your body's cells. As an electrolyte, Potassium holds an electric charge and is crucial to the proper function of our cells, tissues, and organs; the skin being our largest organ.
Sources of Potassium in Food:
Bananas, avocado, sweet potatoes, spinach, beans, fish, coconut water, watermelon.
If you have sensitive skin that easily gets red and irritated, copper can help calm skin inflammation and help with the healing of wounds with properties which help kill bacterial spores, fungi, viruses. Copper also helps play a role in the stabilization of skin proteins by regulating collagen.
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Sources of Copper in Food:
Oysters, nuts, seeds, shitake mushrooms, lobster, liver, leafy greens and dark chocolate.
Similar to copper, Zinc has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and helps regulate oil. Zinc is especially effective for treating the symptoms of eczema. Also, you may have seen zinc as an active ingredient in anti-dandruff shampoo, by preventing the re-occurence of flaking, itching, and irritation.
Sources of Zinc in Food:
Whole grains, tofu, tempeh, legumes, nuts and seeds, fortified breakfast cereals and dairy products. Non-vegan sources include red meat, shellfish, dairy, and eggs.