Since ancient times, beauty seekers have been using clays to beautify their faces. You may already know there are clays that are great at absorbing oils and clearing pores, but did you know clays can also soothe irritation, detox skin, exfoliate, and even offer anti-aging properties? Check out what different clays have to offer and pick the one that is best for you.
Refined from volcanic ash, Bentonite Clay is a type of absorbent clay. It has been used for centuries around the world to promote better health and ward off disease. Bentonite clay benefits your body by helping to expel toxins as well as absorbing excess oil. It is ideal for oily skin that is prone to acne.
Fuller’s Earth Clay is a staple ingredient used in beauty industry. Comes from ancient volcanic ash sediments, it has been widely used as a skin-lightening agent, making it a good choice for evening skin tone and diminishing redness.
Kaolin Clay, also known as China clay is named after the Kao-ling Mountain in China where the clay was mined. The cosmetic clay helps absorb oils and remove toxins without over-drying your skin. It also nourishes skin and reduces facial fine lines. Kaolin clays come in a variety of colours that work on different skin types. Pink works well on acne-prone skin, white or yellow remains gentle enough for sensitive skin, whereas Red kaolin clay has the most absorbing powers and is best for oily skin.
French Green Clay is known for its anti-aging benefits. Its green colour comes from the amount of decomposed plant material and iron oxide. It is your go-to for exfoliation and pore-tightening on top of oil-absorption.
Rhassoul Clay is a unique one that is great for both skin and hair. This Moroccan clay has long been used for its excellent ability to sop up impurities and excess oil, be it sebum plugs, blackheads, or oil around hair follicles.
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