A touch of Youth Dead Sea mud is actually sediment of the sea. Also called Pelloid, the rich mineral mud has proved highly beneficial for therapeutic as well as cosmetic treatments. The mud i an alluvial deposit containing organic animal and plant remains (algae) with a mixture of salts and minerals from the Dead Sea.
The mineral composition of the mud consists of non-soluble tiny grains of silicates and carbonates with a high level of soluble mineral solution between the grains. This solution is similar to that of Dead Sea brine, and also contains bituminous substances and hormones originating from the algae. Unlike the sea brine, the mud also contains sulfide compounds from biological sources.