French Green Clay has a unique molecular structure that makes it an exceptional detoxifying ingredient. It draws out toxins, dust, dead skin cells, and other impurities commonly found on the skin. French Green Clay contains a large amount of nourishing minerals, including: Calcium, Potassium, Silicon and Copper. The detoxification properties also help to reduce and eliminate free radicals from the skin. Free radicals are unstable atoms that we are exposed to when we come into contact with toxic substances like smoke, UV rays, and pollution. They can damage cells, and are thought to accelerate aging.
Bentonite Clay is primarily composed of volcanic ash and the mineral, Montmorrillonite. The presence of ferrous and magnesium ions give Bentonite Clay it's subtle greenish grey color. The feel of dry Bentonite
clay is soft and velvety. When added to water, Bentonite Clay can expand to many times it's dry volume. Bentonite Clay has long been known for its therapeutic abilities. It was called "Ee-Wah-Kee" or "The-Mud-That-Heals" by the Native Americans. Due to its high absorbency, and it's ability to pull oils and toxins from the skin, it is one of the best clays for making poultices. These same abilities make it an excellent ingredient for skin care and spa treatments.
French Green Clay and Bentonite Clay are suitable for use on normal to oily skin types. Due to the intensive properties of these clays, they are not recommended for use on dry or sensitive skin. Even those with oily skin should limit the use of French Green Clay or Bentonite Clay to a maximum of one use per week.