If you’re familiar with the world of dietary supplements, chances are you’ve come across magnesium. Doctors have long recommended oral magnesium as a calming agent to promote more restful sleep, ease muscle pain, and even help prevent migraine headaches. But applying magnesium topically for skincare benefits is a more recent innovation in skincare formulation. If you have reactive, sensitive, or dry skin, magnesium may be the breakthrough ingredient you’ve been waiting for.
What is Magnesium?
Magnesium is a crucial mineral for your body’s overall health. When taken orally or ingested naturally within your diet, its many benefits include aiding in muscle and nerve function, bone development, energy production, and DNA synthesis. Magnesium also appears in skincare as an under-the-radar ingredient to calm and nourish the skin.
Why Magnesium is Good For Skin
Magnesium is a Swiss army knife of skincare ingredients that has been shown to provide a multitude of benefits. These include:
- Soothing dry skin
- Strengthening the skin barrier
- Regulating cellular regeneration and repair
- Calming irritation and redness
- Replenishing moisture
- Improving the skin’s overall appearance
How to Use Magnesium in Skincare
While it’s suitable for all skin types, magnesium’s skin-soothing and barrier-strengthening benefits make it an ideal ingredient for dry, sensitive, or reactive skin. It’s also the perfect ingredient to incorporate during cold, dry winter weather, as its barrier-boosting benefits calm skin and aid in its repair process.
Which Biossance Products Include Magnesium
Our new Ectoin Overnight Rescue pairs calming, barrier-boosting magnesium with the water-binding, protective qualities of ectoin in a rich, velvety night cream that acts as a veil for vulnerable or damaged skin. This breakthrough formula helps to strengthen and rebuild skin’s appearance, soothing irritation and plumping fine lines and wrinkles while enhancing its daily defense mechanism by strengthening the barrier.
How to Incorporate Magnesium In Your Skincare Routine
Here’s how to use magnesium in your daily routine using Biossance products.
Step One: Deeply cleanse without overstripping with our Amino Aloe Gentle Cleanser. Pat Dry.
Step Two: Balance and prep by spritzing your skin with our Hyaluronic Acid Facial Mist.
Step Three: Using your ring finger, tap a small amount of Marine Algae Eye Cream onto the ocular bone beneath your eye to instantly lift while delivering deep and lasting hydration.
Step Four: Instantly plump and hydrate while protecting against environmental stressors with our ectoin-rich Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum.
Step Five AM: Deeply moisturize and boost elasticity with our Omega Barrier Repair Cream.
Step Five PM: Strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier and repair daytime damage while you sleep with Ectoin Overnight Rescue, which contains magnesium and ectoin.
Step Six: Lock in moisture and instantly brighten with our Vitamin C Rose Oil.