For centuries, beauty enthusiasts around the world have harnessed the benefits of clay for skin problems ranging from dryness and irritation to oiliness or blemishes. Known to draw out impurities, soothe irritation, and deeply yet gently cleanse skin of all types and ages, clay can help transform your skin for the better with regular use. Over time, you can expect to be rewarded with skin that's soft, smooth, and more radiant than ever.
Still, with so many different clay skincare products on the market, it can be difficult to know which is right for you and your skin. Read on to discover our guide to 4 different types of clay for skin health and find the best one for your skin concerns today!
1. White Clay
White Clay is a great option for almost all skin types as it gently draws dirt and build-up out from beneath the surface of the skin and absorbs excess oil that may clog pores. The best clay mask for mature skin and users with a normal complexion, White Clay also works as a mild exfoliant. In addition to refining the surface of your skin to reveal a softened, purified, and clarified complexion, it may also reduce pore size!
Ready to try a White Clay mask for yourself? Discover our favourites below.
- Life Basics Pure White Clay Facial Mask
The Life Basics Pure White Clay Facial Mask contains pure Australian White Clay, an incredibly soft powder that may help draw out impurities, gently exfoliate skin, minimise pores, and absorb excess oil. 100% natural, vegan, and gluten free, this gentle clay face mask can be combined with water to form a paste and massaged into the face to buff away dead skin cells.
Leave it to dry for 15 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water and following it with your favourite moisturiser.
- Life Basics White Clay + Activated Charcoal Body Soap
Reap the exfoliating benefits of White Clay with our Life Basics White Clay + Activated Charcoal Body Soap. Enriched with White Clay to gently buff away dry and dead skin from the body, this nourishing, palm oil-free soap also contains Activated Charcoal to detoxify the skin and remove dirt. Olive Oil and Coconut Oil moisturise the skin, while Peppermint Oil provides a subtle, uplifting scent.
2. Green Clay
Ideal for oily, combination, and acne-prone skin, Green Clay is great for restoring balance to skin. This powerful clay soaks up excess oil that may clog pores and lead to acne and imperfections, and doubles as a powerful, deep cleanser that helps to balance skin pH levels. As a bonus, Green Clay stimulates cell regeneration, leaving you with a seriously glowing complexion. Not sure how to add Green Clay to your skincare routine? Scroll on to see our favourite green clay mask.
- Life Basics Pure Green Clay Facial Mask
The Life Basics Pure Green Clay Facial Mask is made of nothing but Pure Australian Green Clay. Invigorating and powerfully cleansing, this Green Clay powder works to energise the skin, absorb excess oils, and soothe irritation, leaving the complexion glowing and balanced. When combined with water to form a paste, this mask can help to remove product and oil build up and may also reduce the size of facial pores, making it ideal for excessively oily and acne prone skin.
3. Pink Clay
Perfect for dry and sensitive skin types, Pink Clay is an essential skin care ingredient for those wanting to reduce irritation and inflammation related to aggravating skin conditions including acne. Pink Clay is rich in Silica, which may help to improve skin elasticity and cell renewal, resulting in supple, younger-looking skin. Gently exfoliating and light on the skin, Pink Clay leaves skin feeling silky-soft and smooth. Plus, it can help to minimise blackheads and promote a radiant and balanced complexion.
Find our favourite pink clay products below.
- Life Basics Pure Pink Clay Facial Mask
The Life Basics Pure Pink Clay Facial Mask helps to restore balance to an irritated complexion. Containing 100% Australian Pure Pink Clay, this gentle face mask delivers moisture and energy to tired, dull complexions and helps to soothe inflammation while lightly exfoliating skin. Rich in Silica, this hydrating mask may help improve skin elasticity and cell renewal, leaving skin feeling soft, smooth, refreshed, and supple.
- Life Basics Activated Charcoal & Pink Clay Face & Body Soap
Delivering powerful results without stripping skin, the Life Basics Activated Charcoal & Pink Clay Face and Body Soap is gentle enough to use on both your face and body. With nourishing Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, and Shea Butter, this soap deeply cleanses skin without removing its natural protective oils. Thanks to the absorbent properties of Activated Coconut Charcoal, this pink clay soap bar can also remove dirt, grime, and impurities, and aid in the reduction of body acne.
4. Bentonite Clay
When it comes to effective detoxifying clay masks that deeply cleanse skin and draw out excess oil and impurities, it doesn't get much better than Bentonite Clay. Suitable for most skin types, this soft natural clay effectively absorbs and removes toxins in your skin, leaving it healthy, refreshed, and radiant. Add it to your skincare routine to reap plenty of Bentonite Clay benefits including purified skin, replenished vitamin and mineral levels, and light yet effective exfoliation.
Read on to see our favourite Bentonite Clay product.
- Earths Purities Drink, Body & Bath Bentonite Clay
Treat yourself to a DIY Bentonite clay face mask with this 100% Australian clay powder, which can be mixed with water to form a powerful face mask. Filled with essential nutrients including Calcium, Magnesium, Silica, and Potassium, this 100% pure Bentonite Clay powder can even be used internally as a delicious, vitamin-rich drink.
Discover the benefits of different types of clay for skin
Whether you're dealing with dryness, dullness, irritation, or blemishes, clay skincare can help address your skin concerns and help restore your complexion. Naturally derived and free of chemical nasties, clay face masks are the perfect addition to any clean beauty lover's skincare top shelf.
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