Green Clay: Benefits and use in your skincare ritual
The properties of natural green clay can have a beneficial effect on the skin. Using green clay as part of your skin care ritual can help balance combination and oily skin. It helps to detoxify the skin of impurities and improve its complexion.
What is Green Clay?
Clay is a soft and mineral-rich material that forms naturally in the earth, following the erosion of rocks. There are many colours of clay. Green clay, also called illite, is best known for cosmetic use. This type of clay is common in southern France and is known as French green clay. Green clay usually exhibits a pale green colour.
How does Green Clay work as a skin treatment?
Clays have been used as natural cosmetics for centuries, due to their unique physical and chemical properties. They are often applied as face masks to absorb impurities and improve skin health.
Using clay as skincare allows for a unique molecular exchange that occurs upon contact with the skin.
When placed in contact with the skin, the clay minerals attract and absorb debris and impurities that come off the skin. Conversely, the skin will be impregnated with the minerals of the clay.
Green Clay is naturally rich in elements such as iron oxide. The latter can help fight bacteria and its layered structure makes it highly absorbent. Green Clay is therefore an effective and natural ingredient to eliminate toxins and absorb excess sebum from the skin.
What are the benefits of using Green Clay?
Green Clay gently cleanses and decongests the skin. It is a natural and stimulating exfoliant, which also helps to tighten pores. Regular use can rebalance, soften and brighten the skin to improve overall complexion.
As Green Clay infuses the skin with restorative and organic minerals, all skin types can benefit from its use. However, the absorbent and detoxifying properties of green clay make it particularly suitable for combination, oily or blemish-prone skin.
How to integrate Green Clay into my beauty ritual?
A Green Clay mask can be a great addition to your daily beauty routine.
After cleansing, apply a thin layer of our Purifying Aromatic Clay Mask to face and neck to gently purify skin and improve complexion. Leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water. Complete your routine with serum and moisturiser.