Zamzam is considered one of the oldest and well-known springs in the world. Emerged approximately 2400 BC and originating from the earth core of the Arabian deserts, the unique composition of this water has shown no bacterial growth at its source and has maintained its pureness all this period (over 4000 years). Also, the self-replenishment characteristic of this water amid a desert for thousands of years is amazing.
Using Zamzam traditionally for its therapeutic effect has highlighted its importance and has inspired researchers to study its composition as well as
its healing potential and protective effects in various fields: Anticancer effects, Radioprotective effects, Antibacterial effects.
The dermatology field was no exception, French scientists have investigated the effects of cosmetic and dermatological preparations, which comprised Zamzam water on the skin, and the results were stunning. Zamzam prevented cutaneous slackening and has shown significant anti-aging and moisturizing effects, and also showed superiority in treating some allergic
skin diseases such as eczema and pruritus. This unique French invention is registered internationally, and the use of Zamzam in cosmetic and dermatological preparations is patented.
Hydration is crucial for healthy, smooth and fresh skin. Maintaining skin hydration has always been a focus of cosmetic and dermatological preparations to combat the daily environmental stress factors that contribute to skin dryness. Applying creams on a regular base improve skin total water content, improve skin hydration, and thus, regains and maintains the dermal standard tissue structure. Depending on the source and nature of the water used in cosmetics, variables like skin total water content, skin hydration, and the duration of skin hydration after application can vary.
Scientists were interested in investigating the
hydrating effect of Zamzam in dermatology and skincare. Therefore, a study was launched on volunteers having dry skin. Each volunteer applied
two creams: the first containing mineral water, and the second containing Zamzam water.
The skin moisturizing effect was evaluated using the corneometry technique.
Results showed that skin hydration increased by 40% after applying Zamzam cream, compared to the one containing mineral water, exhibiting an increase of 35%. And after 6 hours, results scored an increase in skin hydration of 29% for the former and only 23% for the latter. According to the study, Zamzam water showed better outcomes concerning skin hydration. Using Zamzam in dermatological preparations is an added value and will have its unique impact on your skin.
Increases Total Skin Water Content
Studies have shown that using Zamzam in dermatological preparations increased total water content in the skin by 27.5 times in comparison to reference cream.
Anti-aging and moisturizing effect on the skin
Zamzam has been proven to possess anti-aging characteristics besides its antioxidative and healing effects. Also, its moisturizing effect protects skin
from drying, slackening and environmental stress factors.
Antibacterial and antialgal growth characteristics
Biological bacterial and vegetation growth usually take place in most wells.
This growth makes water unpalatable to drink or use, owing to the growth of algae leading to changes in taste and odor. However, in Zamzam water, researchers noticed that the quality of the water did not change for more than two years.
Purifies the Body from Toxins
Toxins and heavy metals are held in acidic bodies and cause oxidative stress and further acidifies the body. Drinking alkaline water like Zamzam eliminates toxins and heavy metals and prevents the body from encountering oxidative stress that could lead to various diseases.
Healing effects (Rich essential mineral profile)
Almost all Abrahamic religions and cultures share a common belief about the origin of Zamzam spring. The story refers back to the prophet Abraham, the father of prophets. After arriving in Arabia accompanied by Hagar (his wife) and Ismael (his little child), they were short of water and had to experience a difficult time amid a desert where no spring was available. According to the story, and during the absence of Abraham, Hagar had strived in the scorching heat to find a source of water for her infant son, driven by her honest motive and pure belief that the merciful God has an eye over her and will support her hard efforts in finding a source of water to save her child. Amid the arid desert, and out of these extraordinary manifestations, the miracle comes. Freshwater sprang from the desert core to the surface and never stopped flowing. But why is this water specially privileged with such a remarkable phenomenon?! Surely, because it is a gift from God to keep Hajar and the later prophet Ismael alive (the detailed story can be read in the holy books of the three Abrahamic religions).
One can find close similarity with the narration mentioned above amongst the three Abraham religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam). The narrative further indicates the holy merit of Zamzam, which gained the blessing from God through his angel Gabriel who touched the place of the well. So, whoever drinks or uses this blessed water, shall be blessed as well.
As the Islamic prophet according to Islam Belief was the latter after Jesus and the last of the messengers sent by God, this prophet restressed and confirmed the blessing merit of Zamzam water and advised his followers to drink it and to benefit from its blessing, and healing characteristics. Citation: “the best water on earth is the water of Zamzam [Muhammad(PBUH)}.”