Elektra Magnesium Creams are another opportunity for the body to absorb magnesium via the skin. Just as the body absorbs vitamin D3 from the epidermis as required ( after making it from direct sunlight exposure ) magnesium is also absorbed into the epidermis via magnesium flakes hot water soaking, Magnesium Cream Moisturizer or Magnesium Oil Spritz topical application.
The body will absorb as much as it needs to achieve homeostasis. When saturation is reached it stops absorbing at that time. Magnesium is constantly used in the tissue cells ( skin, muscle, bone, hair etc ) and needs to be replenished on a daily basis.
Elektra Magnesium Creams
Elektra Magnesium Creams act as a beautifully hydrating skin conditioner, whilst also providing magnesium and other trace minerals. It is made from a blend of exquisite plant oils like wild harvested African shea butter, macadamia nut oil, almond seed oil, apricot kernel oil and others. Magnesium chloride is infused with the oils in a special process, and pure essential oils are used for fragrance. One all-over application (one dessertspoon) gives 250 to 300mg of elemental magnesium ions.
‘Herbal’ with warming aromas, this cream is unique in its ability to moisturise, soothe and protect very dry stressed skin, with a slightly richer finish. It is the more ‘earthy’ of the trio with antiseptic herbal extracts and essential oils of ylang ylang, patchouli and rose geranium.
Storage: Best stored under 30ºC (86ºF) degrees temperature. In hot conditions it can be stored in the refrigerator to avoid melting.
contains: Aqua, 15% Elektra Magnesium Chloride Aqueous, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Lecithin, Hemp Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Neem Oil, Suprapein*, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Pelargonium Capitatum (Rose Geranium) Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Citric Acid. *Note: Suprapein comprises extracts of: oregano leaf, thyme, cinnamon bark, rosemary leaf, lavender flower, lemon peel, peppermint leaf, golden seal root and olive leaf.
‘Zest- Citrus’ is a refreshing sweeter fragrance, as this cream has pure essential oils of lemongrass, bergamot and vanilla. For medium to dry skin types, this cream is comprised of 95% the same formula ingredients as the ‘herbal’ version, except for the following ingredient substitutions:
- Suprapein’ natural preservative was substituted with ‘Naticide’ natural preservative (made from almond extract).
- Hemp seed oil and mango seed butter was substituted with castor oil and evening primrose oil.
- FRAGRANCE CHANGE: Aromatherapy pure essential oils of ylang ylang, patchouli and rose geranium were substituted with lemongrass, bergamot and vanilla.
‘Island Spice’ Float away with the delicate fragrance of fermented papaya, and pure essential oils of geranium egypt, magnolia (michelia alba) and ravensara aromatica. The texture of the cream is light and fluffy and it is very easily absorbed. It leaves skin very smooth and silky and is for all skin types. Ingredients: Aqua, Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate, Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), naturally fermented papaya enzymes (made from carica papaya fruit and seeds extract, pawpaw leaf extract and green tea extract), Cocos nucifera (virgin coconut oil), Cetearyl alcohol, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, Prunus armeniaca (apricot kernel) oil, Ceteareth-20, Theobroma cacau (cocoa) seed butter, Mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, Lecithin, Cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil, Tochopherol (vitamin E), Glyceryl caprilate, Xanthan gum, Vegetable glycerine, Azadirachta indica (neem) oil, Potassium sorbate, Vitamin D 3 (cholecalciferol), p-Anisic acid, Alpha lipoic acid, Citric acid, Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCL), essential oils of: pelargonium graveolens (geranium egypt), Michelia alba (magnolia), and Ravensara aromatica.
Elektra Magnesium Creams works to hydrate, condition and rejuvenate the skin. It takes a few minutes to rub in this rich cream packed with nutrients, and about 10-20 minutes to be fully absorbed inside the epidermis, leaving a smooth finish and healthy glow to the skin. Avoid eye area or broken skin, as it can sting. If you feel a tingling sensation, this is normal as magnesium stimulates and improves (normalizes) circulation. Magnesium chloride ions (like sodium, calcium or potassium electrolytes) deliver an ionic charge – a tiny electrical stimulus to the nerve endings. The thinner and dryer the skin the more sensation is felt as the mineral ions pass through.
Most people don’t notice it, but in case you do, it’s only temporary during absorption. This usually happens if the skin is particularly thin and/or dry and the nerve endings that meet the epidermis are closer to the surface and more sensitive. Over time a better tolerance is built up, as magnesium is used to build collagen and hydration capacity of the skin. As the skin is revitalised and regains its integrity, the sensation dissipates. You can add any kind of extra plant oil (eg. coconut oil, rosehip oil, avocado oil, nut oils etc) on top of the magnesium cream application to tone down the tingling if this happens. The more fats – the less sensation. Note: Hot water soaking with the magnesium chloride flakes also hydrates the skin and can avoid the tingling sensation, however, the higher the concentration, the more likely the sensation. It’s best to try varying concentrations until you find what is suitable for you. This also varies over time as you become more tolerant. The better hydrated and conditioned the skin, the better its absorption capacity of magnesium ions.
When used in MASSAGE Elektra Magnesium Creams help stimulate blood flow, oxygenation and circulation, and helps to relax and relieve tight muscles and joints. The extra stimulation of massage provides a mechanical ‘push’ to the lymphatic and nervous-electrical system which enhances magnesium penetration to muscle cells. It is also effective in relieving itchy inflamed skin. If you happen to get a bit too much sun, apply extra magnesium cream to help soothe and rehydrate.