Clays and Their Benefits

Posted by on 6/12/2018
Mineral Clay masks are a wonderful skin care method that has been used since ancient times. Packed full of beneficial properties ranging from oil absorption, drawing out toxins, exfoliation, and saturating the skin with all kinds of good stuff; playing with dirt definitely has its perks!

Here at Canwax, we carry a variety of different clays all with various benefits. See below for some cool information to help you choose which clay you'd like to use!

Bentonite: Thought to remove acne-causing toxins and revitalize tired skin. Great if used as a hair mask! 

Fuller's Earth: Thought to tighten the pores, improve skin texture and absorb oil. Contains various minerals including magnesium, silica, iron, calcium etc.

Dead Sea Mineral Mud: The Dead Sea itself contains higher than usual concentrations of salt and minerals which makes this type of mud unique. A great exfoliant, anti-inflammatory, collagen boosting and hydrating.

Rhassoul Clay: Specifically from Morocco, this unique clay is claimed to be anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and can help even out skin tone and remove blemishes.

Kaolin: A great clay to use for sensitive skin, Kaolin offers benefits including being used in shaving soap to create glide as well as in soaps for oily skin.

French Pink: Great for dry and/or sensitive skin, French Pink clay can be used to reduce inflammation from skin conditions such as acne. It is rich in silica which is knows to help with skin's elasticity.

French Green: Like other clays, French Green clay is highly absorbent and excellent for drawing out impurities while saturating the skin with beneficial minerals.

All these clays are beautifully coloured and have their own benefits. Add this to your skin care routine and see the difference! Bonus points for adding some floral water to the mix. Enjoy!

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