All of our cosmetic clays are cosmos certified. Click here for details on what that means.
FRENCH WHITE (KAOLIN) CLAY
(The gentlest and least absorbent of our cosmetic clays. Ideal for normal to dry and sensitive skin! Easy to incorporate into cosmetics, soaps, bath bombs etc)
Our white Kaolin Clay is extracted in France. Without drawing out excessive oils, white clay will gently exfoliate and cleanse dry, sensitive skin, while helping to stimulate circulation and improve tone. This white cosmetic clay is found in virtually all powdered and dry cosmetics and most wet cosmetics, including soaps, scrubs, poultices, deodorants, facial powders and masks.
pH: 5.5 - 6.5
- softens & purifies the skin
BEIGE SUPERFINE BENTONITE CLAY
(Ideal for normal to oily skin because of its ultra-absorbent qualities)
Our beige clay is extracted bentonite clay from Périgord France. Bentonite clay can be used externally as a clay poultice, mud pack, or in skin care recipes. It has an off-white color when dry & has a remarkably soft, finely grained texture. When this clay is wet, the smooth sticky paste is easy to spread, an indication of the high quality. Due to the fine texture of the dry powder, our bentonite clay requires less liquid to make a smooth cosmetic paste.
pH: 8.5 -10.5
Bentonite clay *can* leave your face red for a few hours, so don’t use this type of clay before work or before a date. It’s best to mix it with apple cider vinegar for a smoother mask. Water and other liquids will work, but they can create a lumpy mask
Please Note: Bentonite is very unusual in the fact that once it becomes hydrated, the electrical and molecular components of the clay rapidly change and produce an electrical charge. It is a swelling clay, and when it becomes mixed with water it rapidly swells open like a highly porous sponge. Though indigenous cultures have used this clay internally for wellness, our bentonite clay is sold for external use only.
SUPERFINE GREEN CLAY
(Ideal for normal to oily, combination, & acne-prone skin; great for restoring balance to the skin - commonly used in facial masks)
Our French green clay has enormous absorbent powers due to the constitution of its micro molecules. It literally “drinks” oils, toxic substances, and impurities from your skin. Its toning action stimulates the skin. French green clay is great for helping to clear occasional skin blemishes. Use it daily on trouble spots, or weekly, as part of a complete facial care routine. French green clay is sometimes called “sea clay” and is by far one of the most majestic, most effective, and most commonly used mineral skin clays found in the world as it contains a wide variety of valuable elements. Green clay owes its coloration to two very important factors: iron oxide and decomposed plant matter..
Green Clay is a great remedy for hair that is oily, shiny or dull. People with oily, combination or acne-prone skin will also love it, since it removes dirt from the skin & scalp, in addition to absorbing excess sebum.
- regulates sebum production
- fights acne
- reduces appearance of blackheads & tightens pores
- matte-ifies the skin
- helps skin to heal
SUPERFINE RED MONTMORILLONITE CLAY
(Ideal for all skin types, including those with skin that is sensitive, irritated, tired or prone to couperose or redness; revives & brightens complexion)
Our Red Clay is characterized by its purity and potency. Rich in iron oxide which gives it its distinctive red hue. High alkalinity of pH 9.2, it holds a strong negative ionic charge that allows it to absorb and draw toxins from the body. It contains a wealth of essential trace elements and minerals. This clay is renowned for its cleansing capacity, its action increases the blood flow below the skin improving oxygen and nutrients to the skin cells. When used as a face and body mask, it will helps absorbs excess oil, leaving the skin feeling youthful and soft-
- reduces redness & soothes discomfort caused by irritations
- absorbs excess sebum from the skin & hair
- helps unclog pores by drawing out dead skin cells & dirt
Particular attention is paid to the quality of the materials selected. Our clays are non-ionized, without preservative, without coloring and come from France. They have excellent clay mineral contents and thus offer properties superior to less pure clays.