France. The land of croissants, champagne, and romance. But did you know that there is another reason to love this picturesque country? French Clays. French Clays are one of the most popular and versatile natural ingredients out there *oo la la*.
Which French Clay is best for your skin?
You might already be familiar with the amazing purifying, cleansing, and absorbing properties of natural French Clays. You can find them in beauty and skincare products ranging from face masks, to shampoos and soaps. The composition of these fine-grained, soft mineral ingredients varies, delivering unique benefits to the skin and suiting different skin types and concerns.
So which French Clay is best for you? Here are four of the most commonly used French Clays for skincare:
Green French Clay
Green French Clay, also known as Sea Clay due to its beautiful light green colouring, is your skins new BFF (especially if you have oily or acne prone skin). Mined from ancient marine seabeds, Green French Clay works to absorb impurities and draw out toxins whilst also delivering important minerals back into the skin. It is your go-to for exfoliation, pore-tightening and oil-absorption whilst also gently pulling blood toward the skin to boost circulation.
Kaolin French Clay
Kaolin French Clay consists of essential nutrients for healthy skin and is used to purify, cleanse and detoxify the skin, calm inflamed and acne-prone skin, and create an overall refreshed appearance. This clay is prized for its toning, soothing and softening effects.
Pink French Clay
Pink French Clay works to cleanse, purify and detoxify, while also removing dead skin cells to promote refreshed, glowing skin. By removing excess oil and impurities it evens skin tone, regenerates cells, and softens the skin, leaving youthful and radiant skin in its wake.
Red French Clay
Red French Clay is made up of four key ingredients; kaolinite, illite, calcite, and montmorillonite. This bold red clay gets its colour from the copper oxide in the rocks where Red Clay is found. The highly absorbing Red French Clay delivers gentle yet undeniable results to all skin types, particularly oily skin. By clearing dead skin cells, cleansing the surface of the skin, and removing unwanted oils, Red French Clay will leave the skin looking toned and rejuvenated.
Making Clays even more beneficial
All it takes is some water mixed in to activate your French Clay. But by adding additional ingredients like carrier oils, essential oils, hydrosols and vitamin oils, you can make your Clay even more powerful and beneficial for your skin. There really is no limit to what natural ingredients you can mix together to create your ideal skin product, made just for you and your skin type. So what are you waiting for? Get mixing!