Peat for skin






Since early XIX century, peat is used in balneological and wellness centres especially in Central Europe for the cure of various diseases and pain relief. Peat is a natural product, obtained by the transformation of bog plants for more than 10,000 years, forming a mud which is highly rich in nutrients, minerals and humic substances which are easily absorbed through the skin.


The COSMETIC MOOR MUD is the peat paste of INFERTOSA, a 100% natural product, produced with  con very decomposed black peat which has been formed during centuries in the peatbogs of Torreblanca, Castellón (España).

Its therapeutic effects are based on the combined influence of the antiseptic effects of peat and its biological active components, being particularly important the organic and humic substances of the peat, which penetrate the skin to cleanse it and influencing the enzymatic and hormonal activity.

When peat is applied on the skin, it penetrates in the epidermal cells and causes an ionic exchange with the albumin of the skin. Harmful cations are exchanged by anions having a rejuvenating effect on the skin. The most beneficial peat particles are captured by the veins and transported throughout the body where they help healing where necessary.

Its rejuvenating effects are attributed to the presence of essential oils, fatty acids and lipoids. These penetrate the skin and correct its pH balance. The application of peat on the skin stimulates blood circulation, which can be observed by the red colour of the skin after washing the treated skin.

INFERTOSA extracts its black peat of the deepest layers of the coastal peat bogs of Cabanes, Castellón, Spain, where the richness of humic acids is higher. The peat is extracted from below the water level mire, considering all the environmental, hygienic, and quality factors during the extraction and processing method. The finest natural fraction of this peat is used to make the COSMETIC MOOR MUD. The peat is screened to remove possible lumps of wood or any other agents, then afterwards is milled, homogenized and packed in airtight wrappers. During all the production, packaging and storage process, all the convenient measures are taken to avoid overheating or freezing, and that the peat does not dry out through the process. The final result is the COSMETIC MOOR MUD, ready to use, totally organic and natural product.


Peat therapy for skin disorders: acne, eczema, psoriasis, etc.

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In recent years the interest for natural substances in cosmetics and dermatotherapy has increased significantly. Peat is a complex natural source of humic substances which are of potential interest in both dermatology and cosmetology. The humic substances of peat have been studied and documented in pharmacologic and biologic activities for its various possible clinical applications. Due to its astringent and anti-inflammatory effect, humic substances are useful supplements in the topical treatment of inflammatory skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and mild focal hyperhidrosis.

It is important to note that peat therapy is seldom the only treatment given for a condition, but rather it is used as one element in a combination of therapies. For instance: diet, cryotherapy and peat therapy can form such a combination in the case of rheumatism. Also, the effectiveness depends on each individual, as so many factors contribute to the state of our body that it is possible for some to nullify the effect of others. That explains why some people experience rapid relief while others can have no observable effects. For all cases, it is essential to consult always an expert in the case of serious health problems.

Experience has shown, however, that there are many minor physical conditions for which peat therapy can offer considerable relief. Peat application helps to oxygenate the deep layers of the skin and activate blood circulation. Moreover, its application helps to revitalize, nourish and hydrate the skin. Because of its regenerative, nutritious and soothing properties, peat is a highly recommended product  to relief in various skin disorders such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, etc.

For any skin condition, we always advice to perform a little test on a small skin area, before treating more extensive areas.

  • Acne: Symptoms of acne can be alleviated by peat therapy. Facial treatment has succeeded in softening the skin, removing the impurities and repairing the damage, and in some cases, the skin colour changes have been reduced. The causes of acne can be ameliorated by means of peat baths designed to remove metabolic waste products from the body.
  • Haematoma: Peat therapy can be used for the rapid removal of haematomas. For this purpose, peat is heated to 40-45º and applied to the skin for about half an hour.
  • Rashes, eczema: Allergic reactions in the skin frequently decrease in response to peat therapy. The peat removes the irritation and reduces the scalping effect caused by atopic dermatitis. In severe cases, it is possible to use water baths in which the proportion of the peat is increased as the course of the treatment progresses.
  • Psoriasis: peat can be used to remove the thickened, peeling layer on the surface of the skin, although peeling may worsen for a while as the metabolic waste products are set on the move. After few treatments, however, the colour of the skin will even out and the irritation diminishes.
  • Ulcers: Peat can accelerate re-growth of the skin by stimulating cellular activity and preventing inflammation.
  • Dermatophytosis: peat can alleviate fungal infections of the feet, etc. by promoting healing of the skin. This reduces fungal growth, as the peat promotes acidity in those areas of the body where the pH of the skin is naturally closest to neutral, such as between the toes. However, fungal growth under the nails is difficult to cure by peat therapy alone and usually requires other forms of treatment.

Peat for arthrosis and rheumatism

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Peat works as a great natural anti-inflammatory widely used in balneology in Central Europe for the cure of various diseases and relief of pain.

It is applied through hot water baths, local poultice or cataplasms of peat, being the heat transmission beneficial to alleviate joints problems and for relaxation of muscles.

For those who wish to try its effects for the relief of swelling, we advice:

    1. Apply a thick layer of peat on feet on the body area with swelling: hands, feet, wrist, knees, etc.
    2. Wrap with a plastic bag.
    3. Put 20 minutes into hot water (40-43ºC).

This will activate blood circulation and reduce swelling.

Afterwards keep the treated area warm for another 30 minutes.


Peat for hair mask

In cases of seborrhea on scalp, as well as scaly scalps, peat activates blood circulation and helps to oxygenate and decongest the deep layers of the skin. Due to its fungicidal, regenerative and nutrient action, the application of peat on hair helps to obtain a healthier scalp.

MODE OF USE: Apply and rub vigorously into the hair and scalp, allow it to take effect 20 minutes, rinse off and wash with water alone. The treatment is more effective if the peat is previously heated to 40 ° or if steam is applied or the whole process takes place in sauna.