volumising and mineral-rich
Sea salt is rich in sodium, magnesium, and other minerals, all of which are found in sea water. Sea Salt used in hair products increases volume and shine of the hair. Cleansing the skin with soaps or scrubs containing salt is an excellent way to benefit from the natural minerals. Sea salt efficiently cleans, softens and hydrates the skin, removing dead skin cells without stripping away too much natural oil.
Salt has a volumizing effect on the hair because, when dissolved, it creates a solution which can conduct an electrical current. Shampoo base, or surfactant, contains negatively charged particles, or 'ions'. The salt solution affects these negatively charged ions, and causes them to rearrange and thicken. This is why the sea salt used in these formulations gives hair volume, while softening the skin of the scalp.
Cleansing with products full of sea salt is an excellent way to benefit from the natural antiseptic and astringent properties of salt, which help to brighten the skin by boosting circulation. Sea salt is also a natural preservative which can help to keep products clean and free from micro-oganisms when used in appropriate quantities.
We use fine sea salt and coarse sea salt that are harvested by hand from the wild, cold water of the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Portugal. These crystals are free from pesticides, waste, heavy metals and radioactivity. They are totally unrefined to ensure that all of the natural trace minerals are present to give maximum benefit to the skin.