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Magnesium for the Skin

You’ve probably heard of magnesium but—like every other trending ingredient—you might be wondering what it is and if you even need it. Lucky for you this is the official cheat sheet on this marvellous mineral and its benefits.

The basics

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body, responsible for over 300 different functions. It can be found naturally in various foods like whole grains and leafy vegetables as well as in supplements. When ingested, it’s been said to help regulate blood sugar and to help nerve functions. Topically Magnesium is thought to offer a series of benefits, helping you wind down and relax during much needed rest days.

Benefits of magnesium for the skin

When it comes to topical use, there are two types of magnesium to look out for—magnesium sulphate (also spelt sulfate) and magnesium chloride. Magnesium chloride tends to be absorbed more easily than its counterpart. Magnesium sulphate (also known as Epsom salt) offers a number of benefits as well as sleep and relaxation.

The power of magnesium

Whether you’re running marathons, sitting in an office chair all day or simply looking to give your body a little extra TLC, magnesium is a super-powered ingredient that’ll leave you feeling relaxed and ready to take on your day.

Discover our new magnesium range

Taking a holistic approach to skincare, our new magnesium range was created to help both the body and mind with rest, relaxation and exercise performance.

Magnesium massage bars

Magnesium has the potential to penetrate the skin in a time and dose-dependent manner, which is why we've put a generous amount in our massage bars! Naked massage bars are also simple and effective ways to reconnect with yourself and soothe from neck to toe, made with nourishing butters and fine essential oils to help relieve tension while they glide across your skin. Some evidence suggests that the absorption of topical ingredients may be aided by massage too - all the more reason to treat yourself (or someone else).

After a long day, After massage bar is here for you! Here to give you a post-workout massage and help you get that spring back in your step, this bar is packed with calming calamine powder, hydrating fair trade shea butter and of course magnesium chloride.

Rest easy with Deep Sleep massage bar. Lack of sleep and rest can negatively affect every aspect of our lives. Taking bedtime into consideration, this bar was made to help soothe restless minds and bodies with gentle chamomile oil, calming lavender oil and magnesium chloride.

Not sure how to use a massage bar? No problem! Check out our step-by-step guide here. All our massage bars are naked, which means they’re proudly packaging free. Care and store your massage bar in a reusable tin to keep your bars protected and dry.

Epsom salt cubes

There’s nothing quite like a good soak after a long, hard day to bring you back to life. Our Epsom salt cubes are the perfect bath companion for the ultimate self-care session.

Our Salt Water Soother Epsom salt cube bath bombs are made of 40 percent Epsom salt, helping you care for tired muscles while you relax in the bath. Blended with cooling spearmint, peppermint and eucalyptus oils, this little cube will refresh both your mind, body and senses.

If you’re looking for a little help to chill out and decompress, Deep Sleep Epsom salt cube bath bomb is just what you need. Pop one in the bath, light your favourite Lush scented candle and sit back and relax as you get taken away with dreamy lavender oil, soothing Epsom salt and calming chamomile.

Pro tip! These mighty cubes are great for foot soaks as well.

If you are looking to level up your bathing experience then maybe consider popping a Magik CBD Epsom salt cube bath bomb into your bath. Magik is packed full of restorative ingredients such 150mg CBD oil, over 40 percent Epsom Salts (magnesium sulphate) and shiitake mushroom powder for its reputed adaptogenic properties

Still not sure whether magnesium is right for you? Stop by any of our stores to chat with a member of our team and they’ll be happy to guide you in the right direction.

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