The Benefits of Clays & Additives For Your Skin

Activated Charcoal

Hugely popular right now and rightly so. Benefits of activated charcoal include treating oily skin, reducing pore size, firming and tightening skin. Activated charcoal prevents premature ageing, clears skin blemishes, treats psoriasis and dandruff.

Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera is used to moisturize skin, soothe burns, relieve inflammation and naturally kill acne causing bacteria. It can also help reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles and improve healing.

Bentonite Clay

The absorbent properties of this cosmetic clay works to remove excess oil, and sebum as well as calm inflamed breakouts. Bentonite clay comes from volcanic ash and is rich in minerals including calcium, sodium, copper, magnesium, potassium and iron. Because of these minerals, bentonite clay works to detoxify, pulling not only excess oils, but chemicals and heavy metals out of your skin.

Coconut Milk

Coconut milk contains a lot of vitamins and is used for moisturizing the skin, treating sunburns, relieving dryness, itchiness, swelling and redness of the skin as well as fighting the signs of aging. Coconut milk is also a mild exfoliate and good for removing makeup.

Colloidal Oats

Colloidal Oats have been proven to provide relief to dermatitis conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. It has both moisturizing and antioxidant properties, which fight free radicals in your skin, it prevents the development of wrinkles and keeps skin smooth and supple.

French Green Clay

This clay helps tighten pores as well as tighten and firm your skin while removing impurities and excess oils. Similar to bentonite clay, french green clay removes impurities, tightens pores, and works to tone the skin. This cosmetic clay also works for exfoliation, reducing inflamed acne breakouts and softened dry and rough skin. 

Himalayan Salt

Himalayan salt can come in a few different colours and are coloured by the trace minerals that they contain, all of which are beneficial. Himalayan salt can be used to help treat acne, psoriasis, eczema, soothe insect bites, exfoliate and works great to detoxify your skin. 

Honey

Honey is a natural humectant which means that it draws moisture to the skin. There are also studies that show that honey has healing effects for skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Honey can lighten the skin, evening out skin tone and helping to diminish dark spots as well as diminish the look of scars and even help to treat acne.

Jojoba Beads

Jojoba beads are a very gentle exfoliate perfect for all skin types. Due to their smooth shape, they are a preferred exfoliant for anyone with super sensitive skin. Made from jojoba oil with is technically a liquid wax, these beads can eventually melt if used for massage. 

Kaolin Clay

Perfect for dry and/or sensitive skin, kaolin clay is a gentle exfoliant that removes impurities without removing your skin’s natural oils while helping control oily skin and toning. Kaolin is also a natural detoxifier and helps to soothe rashes and skin irritations

Organic Oats

Organic oats are used in soap for a lot of beneficial reasons including but not limited to relieving skin irritation & itching, natural exfoliation, treat acne and remove excess oil from oily skin, treating dark circles, dark spots & removing wrinkles as well as moisturizing your skin.

Rose Clay

Rose clay removes dead skin, toxins & excess oils, reduces inflammation, tightens pores, and fades pigmentation. This cosmetic clay works as a skin polisher, gently exfoliating, reducing the look of pores, puffiness, wrinkles and fine lines and leaves your skin looking radiant with a youthful glow.

Sea Salt

Sea salt exfoliates, detoxifies, restores skin's natural ph balance, fights acne-causing bacteria, restores your skin's natural oil balance, and some studies have even found positive results for those with eczema. Sea salt is also filled with and provides skin with many vitamins and minerals that it needs to be healthy.

Vitamin E

This powerful vitamin is a thick oil which applied topically can help heal wounds, reduce the look of scars, help restore cells after sun damage and fight free radicals that help protect the skin from damage. It is the perfect addition for dry skin and often found in high-end skincare products and eye serums. Vitamin E also pulls toxins from the skin and should be avoided for use on skin that has been newly tattooed.