INGREDIENTS – Clays (A to Z)

 

 

Clays are known to remove toxins, impurities, and bacteria from the body, and also help to tone, tighten, and exfoliate the skin. In addition, some coloured clays are natural and beneficial colorants. Clays are easily found in health food stores or online.

 

It has exceptional detoxifying properties and is packed with nourishing minerals such as calcium and potassium. It is the most commonly used clay in cosmetics and in spas. It is also a green colorant. It is not suitable for sensitive skin and is recommended to use no more than once a week.

Rich in iron oxide, it aids in strengthening and firming the skin. It is also a red colorant.

This soft, fine, white clay is used often in cosmetics as filler, particularly in color cosmetics and mineral make-up foundations. It gently exfoliates and cleanses—the best choice for sensitive skin.

High in healing properties, in ancient times it was used to treat varicose veins and osteochondrosis. Because of its ability to control pathogens and eliminate toxins and harmful microorganisms, some users prefer to replace antibiotics with white clay as an alternative. White clay is known to be the best choice for healing skin of all types. It also helps make collagen and thus improves toning. It is safe to use on children and sensitive skin, including atopic application.

Made of volcanic ash, it has exceptionally strong properties for removing oils, toxins, and impurities from the skin. It may leave the skin dry if used too frequently, hence it is advisable to use no more than once weekly, depending on the condition of the skin. Useful for shaving soaps, it also helps emulsify as well as thicken the product. However, it is not suitable for sensitive skin and it is recommended to use no more than once a week.

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