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Magnesium

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Categories: Minerals, Antioxidants

Magnesium Skincare Benefits:
Antioxidant
Moisturizing

As the fourth most prevalent dermal mineral, magnesium is capable of benefitting the skin in a variety of ways. These skin benefits include antioxidant and moisturizing properties.

Magnesium provides the power needed for enzymes to carry out the antioxidant processes necessary for maintaining good skin health. Antioxidant protection helps to neutralize free-radicals present in the environment. Studies show that magnesium also possesses good water-binding molecules. As a result, magnesium skin care products help to enhance moisture-retention and hydration. This allows for an improvement in the skin’s overall appearance and texture. 1 2

  1. Elmore, A. R. Final report of the safety assessment of L-Ascorbic Acid, Calcium Ascorbate, Magnesium Ascorbate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Ascorbate, and Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate as used in cosmetics. International journal of toxicology 24, 51-111 (2004)
  2. Proksch, E. et al. Bathing in a magnesium‐rich Dead Sea salt solution improves skin barrier function, enhances skin hydration, and reduces inflammation in atopic dry skin. International journal of dermatology 44.2, 151-157 (2005)