The very first evidence of the therapeutic use of bentonite was discovered to have occurred around 2500 B.C. in Mesopotamia. Cleopatra and other historic women known for their extraordinary beauty regularly used bentonite clay as a significant part of their daily beauty routines. Bentonite contains up to 67 minerals and trace elements including silica, aluminum, iron, sodium, titanium, magnesium, calcium and potassium. The clay draws out toxins, exfoliates and firms, resulting in visibly revitalized skin and a youthful complexion. Applying a clay pack to bacterial and fungal infections can be beneficial. Other skin ailments such as eczema, psoriasis and rashes often respond well to bentonite clay pack and compress treatments.
Ingredient: Bentonite clay.
Kaolin has been used for hundreds to thousands of years in facial applications, masks, and has even been eaten. Kaolin Clay is high in calcium, silica, zinc and magnesium, which are beneficial for oily, blemished skin. The clay's mildly drying and disinfectant properties help heal existing blemishes and inflammations, while preventing new ones from forming. The clay draws out toxins, nourishes and soothes skin, resulting in visibly revitalized skin and a youthful complexion. It is the mildest of clays, but is suitable for all skin types, whether it be oily, blemish prone, normal, sensitive, dry, or mature skin.
Ingredient: Kaolin clay.
Moisturizing and full of minerals, Rhassoul clay has been the beauty treatment of choice for generations of women in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Many clays are known to strip oil from the skin but treatment with rhassoul clay leaves skin buttery soft. Its high mineral content means it is extremely effective as a detox treatment, while it gently buffs and polishes the skin. In hair care treatments, rhassoul clay can enhance volume and add gloss and shine without excess oil.
Ingredient: Rhassoul clay.
Rich in mineral content, this mask helps to tone, detoxify and exfoliate, leaving you with a younger-looking, more radiant complexion. The mask absorbs excess oils, dirt, and harmful toxins from the skin, purifying and cleansing.
Ingredient: Sea clay