Feb 10

The main ingredient is Jericho Dead Sea Sulphur Soap is, obviously, Sulphur.  Sulphur is a mineral found is the Dead Sea that usually looks like a soft yellow rock. Sulfur has detoxifying effect as well as a high therapeutic effect on skin disease, also benefiting asthma, arteriosclerosis, rheumatism and joint pains.  Sulphur is used to treat many common skin conditions thanks to its antibacterial and antiseptic benefits.

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Aug 15

Should you use body lotion or body butter? Well, it depends on your skin type, your age, the climate that surrounds you, and off course- your personal taste. If you are not sure what the differences are between lotions, crèmes and body butters, this one’s for you!

A quick look in any beauty store, including our store, reveals an abundance of skincare products.  In order to make the right choices and buy the correct products, it’s important to know the differences between them, and shop wisely for the skincare products that are right for you.

Body Lotion and Body Butter- Body butter is a cream formula that is better suited for dry skin. Body butter ingredients often include shea butter, which is a rich velvety component that moisturizes the skin much deeper then a body lotion. In comparison, body lotion is a moisturizer with a lower content of emollients, usually for normal skin. Body lotion is best in the summer time, when you are hot and sweaty, because it is light and cool. In the winter time, body butter is recommended, to help your skin restore its natural moisture and prevent cracks and dead skin cell buildup. Jericho Body Lotion comes in 3 wonderful fragrances: Vanilla, Ocean Breeze and Milk & Honey. (Buy now and save 13% off the regular price). Jericho Body Butter also has 3 wonderful and unique scents including Mango, Vanilla, and Kiwi (save 9% of retail price in our store only).

Scrubs and Exfoliants- A scrub is an all-over body treatment used to buff away dry skin. Scrubs come in various forms, scents and even different sized granules for varying degrees of dry skin. Body scrubs are usually used in the shower on thoroughly wet skin- the scrub is rubbed into the skin and then rinsed off. Jericho’s Energizing Salt Scrub with Lemon Grass, for example, can be used all over the body or just on areas with dry skin. The main difference between sugar scrubs and salt scrubs is the size of the granules. Sea salt granules are larger than sugar granules, which makes salt scrubs stronger at sloughing off dead skin cells. Jericho’s also contain mineral rich Dead Sea Salt….not just any salt! Using a body scrub is good for keeping skin healthy and soft; therefore, it is important to exfoliate skin on a regular basis, especially in dry and cold weather when the body easily loses moisture. The term exfoliation is used to refer to facial scrubs, which are much gentler then body scrubs.  Try our Peel off Mineral Mask and enjoy a deep exfoliation and a thorough cleansing.

Facial Cleansers and Toners- it is not recommended to use regular soap on your face, since it tends to dry out and harm the skin. There are several types of facial cleansers that are much more suitable for the facial skin, such as cleanser, foams and special bars like Jericho Black Mud soap, Seaweed Soap, Acne Soap, and many more. Use your choice of facial wash first, and then use toner. Toner is important to balance out the PH levels of your skin after washing, and also removing all the impurities left on your skin.

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Jul 30

Many suffer from acne; some have a mild condition, and others need medical attention to help them with their acne. Although acne is associated with being a teenager, many grown men and women continue to have acne breakouts long after they’ve finished high school… what exactly is considered acne, and what is the correct way to treat it?

What Causes Acne?

There is not one type of acne; in fact acne has many variations, such as blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and cysts. Our skin produces oil called sebum that is necessary for the health of our skin. But when pores are clogged, or when our skin produces excess sebum (when hormones surge, for example) the skin losses its natural balance and develops acne. That is why teenagers suffer from acne and many women breakout just before their periods (some even get it during menopause).

What Happens Inside the Pores?

The two most common types of acne are blackheads and whiteheads. A blackhead- referred to by doctors as an open comedo, appears when sebum and dead skin cells clog the pore. While the pore is clogged, its surface remains open. This lets us look into the pore and see a black color.

A whitehead, or a closed comedo, forms when the excess oil and dead skin cells clog the pore and block the opening of the pore.

But clogged pores aren’t the worst part of acne. The problem worsens when bacteria thrive in the excess sebum. As the bacteria multiply in a clogged pore, the pore becomes inflamed. Inflammation is what causes a pimple to look red, hot, and swollen.

Cysts are formed when the inflammation reaches deep into the skin, and is considered the most severe type of acne. Cysts can be very painful and might cause permanent scarring.

How to Treat Acne?

Luckily, good skincare can help almost every case of acne. Mild acne can be very well controlled without any prescription drugs. More severe conditions that require a dermatologist’s help usually combines prescription drugs with essential skincare.

It is very important to treat any condition of acne. Researches show that people living with acne can suffer from low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression.

So the first step is keeping a clean skin, and to get read of all the excess oil. Using a good soap daily, morning and evening is very important. Jericho Black Mud Soap is a wonderful product to help clear your skin.  Wash and rinse your face with warm water and be prepared to feel the deep, gentle cleansing action of Dead Sea Black Mud Soap. Using natural black mud from the Dead Sea, the unique combination of minerals enlivens and cleans the skin.

Jericho Skin Care also offers a special Acne Soap. Jericho’s Acne Soap treats acne with natural minerals that eliminate dirt and other bacteria that cause outbreaks. The minerals from the Dead Sea nourish and restore your skin. Natural minerals from the Dead Sea are the best way to end the suffering and blemishes of acne.

For best results, exfoliate your skin once or twice a week. Make sure your skin is not irritated and you don’t have any white breakouts, since exfoliation may cause tenderness.  Try Jericho Foaming Facial Scrub, which will leave your skin feeling fresh and moisturized. The powerful nutrient vitamin C, enriching jojoba oil, and the calming effect of Chamomile aids in the conditioning of your skin. It also relaxes the skin and relieves tension.  Men will enjoy JM Facial Scrub, a unique foaming gel for men that cleans and moisturizes the skin.

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Jun 20

Summer is almost here and vacation plans are at their peak. Could you imagine a vacation on the shores of the Dead Sea? Here’s all the information you need in order to get the most out of the Dead Sea’s treasures.

What is so special about Dead Sea?

Its name might be intimidating, but the Dead Sea has been a source of health and wellbeing for centuries. It is documented that Cleopatra herself used the salts from the dead sea to tone her skin, relax her body, and clear her mind thanks to the dead sea therapeutic and cosmetic benefits.

The unique setting of the Dead Sea makes it one of a kind throughout the whole world. Known to be the lowest point on earth, 1,240 feet below sea level, it has more saline than any other sea. This unique combination makes it impossible for any living aquatic life to sustain, thus the name the Dead Sea. But in This special setting, the natural minerals are unusual, including chloride, potassium chloride and sodium chloride. Those Minerals have been clinically proven to increase body circulation, and help the skin to maintain its natural moisture. Moreover, researches show that the Dead Sea minerals can heal psoriasis, eczema, acne and even reduce wrinkles and healing ailments.

The Dead Sea is actually a huge lake- Water flows in mostly from River Jordan but does not follow anywhere, and are quickly evaporates under the strong sun. However, minerals and salts brought into the sea remain. The result is a Mineral content in water that reaches up to 30% (only about 3.5% in most oceans).

Pack up your suitcase!

The Dead Sea is located in the Syrian-African Rift Valley, in between Israel and Jordan, only 19 km from Jerusalem. Year-round sunshine and dry desert air make it the perfect weather for a vacation on one of the many hotel resorts and spa. Swimming in the dead see is quit impossible, but flouting on the heavy salty water is a wonderful experience (just don’t forget to wear sun screen!).

In the southern part of the sea are hot springs of oily black mud, where you can have curative mud baths. Enjoy the remarkable view of huge salt pillars, the yellow desert, and the red mountains of Judah, offering abandon of activities, like hiking, snappling, archaeology and more.

Getting the Dead Sea closer to you

Tempting as it all sounds, not everyone can have a vacation at the Dead Sea itself. But this doesn’t mean you can’t have all the benefits of the Dead Sea minerals and nutrients right in your home. A 20 minute bath with some Dead Sea salt will draw toxins out of your body.

Jericho Skincare provides an extensive selection of luxury Dead Sea salts and Dead Sea mud products. Get your own spa treatment with this Relaxing Body Kit. Enjoy Dead Sea bath salts and Dead Sea mud wraps, for a wonderful skin year round.

Be careful: Many bath salts are now sold on the market, but not all of them are actually from the Dead Sea. When buying your bath salts, remember to check if the label specifies it is from the “Dead Sea”.


Dec 2

There are certain processes which are vital for good skin care.  While you may have taken initial steps in properly treating your skin by cleaning with Jericho products, balance will be maximized once you’ve moisturized.  Follow these simple instructions so that your skin will look and feel its best!

Serum-Combo_MBegin moisturizing your skin by spreading Jericho’s Dead Sea Mineral Serum upon your face and neck.  Timing is not critical in this piece. You may choose to apply the cream either before or after makeup. The role of the moisturizing serum is to firm the skin. While it might seem counter-intuitive to firm the skin in order to soften, it is actually this process which enables the full benefits of smoothness.

To start off a new beautiful day, lightly apply Jericho’s Day Moisturizing Cream. This should be done before you have put on any makeup or foundation.  No needs to worry about your skin type, since natural ingredients within the moisturizing cream are beneficial to all. Vitamin compounds provide the skin with nutrients that will protect against toxins that comes across throughout the day.w_Moisturizing comb_S

At night time you should apply a generous amount of Jericho’s Nourishing Night Cream.  Without exposure to wind, dirt, and other elements which may harm the skin, the night is an important time to heal. Therefore, a thick application of cream will allow for the greatest amount of progress to be made.

Last but not least, the Jericho Dead Sea Eye Gel is an important component to facial moisturizing. This gel should be applied in the morning, providing a nice cooling effect which will awaken the eyes.  You may have the tendency to overlook the care your eyes need; however, you must provide your eyes proper attention. The skin around the eyes does not contain oil glands; therefore eye gel is a crucial step in the skincare process.  All puffiness and dark circles which have arisen in the midst of night will disappear when the eye gel is activated.

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By actively taking care of your skin you will notice a remarkable difference in how you feel. Properly cleansing and moisturizing is what nature intended from your body. So treat your body right with Jericho’s Dead Sea products, and learn what it is like to feel your best.

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Nov 28

People ask, “What is one of the most important things I can do to take good care of my skin?” and my first answer is, “Keep it clean!” For everyday use, we recommend to perform two essentials easy steps for keeping your skin clean and healthy.

Steps 1 – Deep clean your face with Jericho Cleanser. This cleanser opens up the pores, and gently and thoroughly removes makeup residue and impurities.  Jericho’s Dead Sea Cleanser will refresh your skin with purity, gentleness and without a feeling of residue that other skin care cleansers have. With a high capacity for absorption and a hypoallergenic formula, this product will breathe reinvigoration and stimulation into your skin that showcases what Dead Sea minerals and products are all about. Open up those pores and remove the impurities with Cleanser from Jericho Skin Care.cleanser_M

Step 2- After washing with Jericho Cleanser, remove any excess oil and shrink pore size with Jericho Skin Toner. Minerals and plant extracts from the Dead Sea make Jericho’s Skin Toner a must-have when looking to get rid of makeup residue and impurities. Skin Toner for normal skin is formulated with a combination of aloe and natural Dead Sea minerals that give you the most consummate cleansing possible.

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You can also try our amazing Dead Sea Black Mud Soap, which is good for everyday use, night or day.  Wash and rinse your face with warm water and be prepared to feel the deep, gentle cleansing action of Deep Sea Black Mud Soap. Using natural black mud from the Dead Sea, the unique combination of minerals enlivens and cleanses the skin. Dead Sea Black Mud Soap breathes new life to your skin and establishes a new feeling that will leave your skin feeling natural and healthy.

For use once to twice a week, and to keep toxics and impurities at a minimum, we have several recommendations:

Our popular Black Mud from the Dead Sea.  This mud exfoliates 98% of the dead skin, removes black heads, white heads, pimples, acne, dryness, dead cells, oils, dirt and makeup. You can use the Dead Sea Black Mud once a week to keep your skin healthy and clean.

Another option is Jericho Foaming Facial Scrub. Use it a few times a week to exfoliate dead skin cells, which will also improve the absorption of moisturizer. Jericho Foaming Facial Scrub will leave your skin feeling fresh, moisturized and luxurious. The powerful nutrient vitamin C, the enriching jojoba oil and the calming Chamomile aids in the conditioning of your skin by relaxing it and relieving tension.

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Lastly, Jericho Purifying mud mask is actually a combination of the two. Purifying Mud Mask gives your complexion a refreshed and luminous appearance. Composed with Dead Sea Black Mud and Bees Wax, this all-natural product will drive up cell renewal and revitalize the skin by softening the pores. The added moisture to your skin rejuvenates with aromatic lavender and avocado oils.

After cleansing, your skin needs moisture balance.  Stay tuned to our next segment on facial moisturizers and serums!

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Nov 21

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Our body is a canvas, which is made up of many layers. How it is treated will affect how one feels and our overall well being. On the most visible level, the skin is a reflector of what occurs on levels below the surface. Irritations such as roughness and itchiness are criteria for assessing our health status, as well as reduction in our aesthetic appeal.  When cared for with the proper cleansing and protection, the body can feel a remarkable difference.

The Dead Sea has always been known for its unique ability to prevent disease and heal ailments. Even in the first century BC, Cleopatra knew the benefits the water offered and declared exclusive rights to it. She utilized the Dead Sea and created pharmaceutical and cosmetic manufactories, which produced beauty products.  As the years have passed and public access has been regained, the benefits the water provides can now be reaped by all.

Healing skin disorders and alleviating physical ailments, the Dead Sea has tremendous abilities to heal. Skin allergies such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne can be drastically alleviated. By peeling away dead skin and rebuilding new layers, wrinkles are reduced and baby like softness is maintained. Toxins, bacteria, and allergens are prevented from entering under the skin surface. The Dead Sea has also been known for improving blood circulation and relieving stress. In return people suffering from arthritis, inflammation, rheumatism, headaches, and sleeplessness can find relief.

You might wonder how the Dead Sea has such strong powers?  The answer lies in its minerals.  Unlike traditional soaps or cleansers, the natural minerals within the water activate inner enzymes altering metabolism. An increase in moisture absorption helps eliminate conditions such as dandruff, dermatitis, and overall dryness. Treated with Dead Sea components, your body can reach a state of balance that will benefit your overall health.

When you cannot make it to sea, bring the sea to you. Products from the Dead Sea capture the ingredients which create healthy skin. Look to Arabah Mineral Skin Care for the Jericho Dead Sea products, which rejuvenate, re energize, and replenish your skin.

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Nov 15

Work, work, work! It’s a lifestyle that can produce negative results if not supplemented with the right support. Whether you are a farmer out in the field, a business analyst behind a desk, or an artist in a studio, the physical and mental stresses of a long day are sure to pull you down. It is easy to fall into a vicious cycle where fatigue and pressure can get the best of you. Finding the right ways to relax and let loose after work is essential for long term sustainability.  Once you’ve given your body the nourishment it needs, you will find you will have more energy to do the work you need and want to do.

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While there are many means for relaxation, the bath is a classic choice to unwind and calm the body down.  That being said, there is a large range of bath options. Bubble baths accompanied with yellow ducks may work for some, while others might prefer the steams of a burning Turkish bath. However, the features of a bath should not be taken lightly. On top of setting a mood and giving distractions to play with in the water, the ingredients in your bath can affect your health.

Sprinkling in the Dead Sea bath salts is like adding toppings to your ice cream sundae. The addition, while not costing you any calories, will increase circulation, heal your skin, and allow your body to purify and detoxify. Like the difference in choosing fresh vegetables over frozen, the source of the bath salts you choose make a difference in its’ effectiveness to your body. Bath salts taken from the Dead Sea, such as those that can be purchased at www.jerichoskincare.com, will provide the most optimal relaxing experience.

Another solution to the tears of a long work day is to have some fun and roll around like kids in mud. While aesthetically a bit displeasing, the reaction of the skin to mud, such as Jericho Dead Sea Black Mud from the depths of the Dead Sea, can calm the entire body down while detoxifying your system. The process of applying the mask to face and body and allowing the nutrients to absorb, will provide you with the time to look in the mirror, take a good laugh at yourself, and allow the worries from the day to fall away.

Whether you choose to clean up in a bath, or lather up with some mud, searching for products at www.jerichoskincare.com will put you on the right path of how to enjoy life after work.

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Nov 9

Since Arabah’s inception, we have done much research on soap in order to bring the best ingredients to you. We will only carry top quality products…..no exceptions!

Our Jericho soaps are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and carry all the natural minerals from the Dead Sea. Each one of our soaps come with a distinctive ability to work on a specific skin problem, or can just be used a daily cleanser.

Jericho Black Mud Soap: contains natural black mud from the Dead Sea. Its’ special composition of Dead Sea minerals has a gentle, deep active cleansing effect. Good for acne and other skin disorders.

Jericho  Dead Sea Salt Soap: natural soap rich in minerals and trace elements from the Dead Sea, essential for healthy glowing skin. Removes dirt and impurities and restores the natural balance of the skin.

Dead Sea Sulphur Soap: enriched with Dead Sea minerals and Sulphur.  Jericho Sulphur soap is known for its healing proper ties to skin problems, such as Psoriasis and Eczema. The soap contains Olive Oil and Aloe Vera, which balance the skin’s natural moisture.

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Dead Sea Glycerin Soap: formulated with Dead Sea minerals and pure moisturizing glycerin, this soap cleanses your face without upsetting the delicate natural pH balance necessary for soft, healthy skin. Good for all skin types.

Dead Sea Acne Soap: was developed specifically to treat acne prone skin, by utilizing natural active minerals from Dead Sea mud and water.

Dead Sea Anti-Cellulite Massage Soap: specially designed soap for  a better grip, with rows of nodules to help combat cellulite. It contains Dead Sea minerals and Dried Red Seaweed grains, known for their deep penetrating and fat emulsifying properties.

Dead Sea Seaweed Soap: unique seaweed soap made with Dead Sea Minerals, olive oil and pond cultivated Gracilaria algae (Red seaweed). Bathed with uncontaminated seawater from Mediterranean marine reserve, Gracilaria algae are rich in trace elements and vitamins, and are known to have deep penetrating and fat emulsifying properties.

Jericho soaps are known for the capability to penetrate the skin with ease, and are readily absorbed without any residue. These soaps are non-comedogenic, and are very beneficial for all skin types.

Please share your reviews and suggestions at assaf@jerichoskincare.com

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