Nature's Mineral Magic

Like a supplement for your skin

From the earth's soil, to its rocks and waters, minerals and botanicals are ingredients du jour when it comes to skincare. Offering a wealth of benefits that support healthy, radiant skin the two are a dynamic duo, working in synergy to purify and nourish the skin with their unique properties.

One of Mer Clarifying Face Mask’s most valuable ingredients is sea silt, also known as French green clay. The story of sea silt begins with the primordial ocean, where life began billions of years ago. As the ocean receded and land emerged, deposits of sea silt were left behind containing over 30 different minerals including: magnesium, calcium, potassium and zinc. These minerals contain powerful anti- inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant effects on the skin. The magnesium in sea silt is a mineral known and coveted for its antioxidant-anti-aging benefits as well as its ability regulate sebum production, reduce inflammation and protect skin against free radicals. 

The botanical complement to Mer’s mineral rich sea silt is gotu kola, a plant native to Asia that has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. Packed full of antioxidants, amino acids and fatty acids, gotu kola has incredible anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and wound healing properties. Revered for its ability to boost collagen production, this powerful plant helps keep the skin firm and elastic. What makes gotu kola a multi-use ingredient that can be used on other parts of the body is its ability to increase blood circulation which oxygenates skin and promotes the breakdown of fatty deposits. This gives skin not only a healthy glow, but also strengthens capillaries and reduces the appearance of cellulite. 

Minerals have long been recognized for their ability to promote healthy skin. They provide the building blocks for a strong foundation, supporting and nourishing the skin in ways that synthetic ingredients simply cannot. When incorporated into a skincare routine, minerals can help support the skin’s natural processes, promoting overall health and radiance. By harnessing the power of these natural elements, we can achieve a balanced, glowing complexion. While each mineral has its own unique benefits, it is the synergistic effect of using a mineral and botanical rich skincare ritual that provides the most significant results. Beyond their ability to restore and nourish the skin, minerals and botanicals offer a deeper sense of wholeness and a true connection to nature. 


Woman holding Alpine Drops natural plant-based retinol face oil.

Plant Based Retinol

Natural retinol like Alpine Drops restoring face oil is ideal for those seeking all the benefits of retinol without the harsh side effects or restrictions that come with traditional retinol Derived from plant-based sources and free from synthetics, natural retinol is a gentler, more sustainable approach to radiant, youthful skin. 

Woman enjoying a self care day reading a book, practicing mindfulness and using natural skincare.

Less is More

Skinmalism is all about embracing a less is more approach to skincare, using fewer products with higher quality ingredients. The cultural shift towards skinmalism is a reflection of our society’s need to simplify our routines, and focus on restoring and protecting our skin barrier. It’s a way to go back to the basics without sacrificing results.

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