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French Green Clay: The Powerful Ingredient from Your Skincare Routine

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French green clay is a lump of pure, untreated clay with a beautiful light green color and soft texture. Extracted from naturally occurring deposits in France and China, this clay is known for its absorbent, purifying and skin calming properties. It gets its green color from a combination of iron oxides and decomposed plant matter; French Green Clay is rich in magnesium, calcium, potassium, silicon, selenium, aluminium, titanium, cobalt, sodium, phosphorus, copper and zinc. This extraordinary blend of minerals makes French Green Clay one of the most absorbent cosmetic clays. With its negative charge and very fine texture, it acts as a magnet, drawing out the negatively charged toxins and poisons from the skin, washing away impurities and leaving your skin clear, smooth and hydrated. Compared to other clays, Green Clay not stripping like Bentonite Clay, and it is more absorbent than Kaolin Clay, making it a better and safer choice for all skin types.

Detoxification

When applied to the skin, French green clay pulls out all the toxins like a magnet. Having an ionic charge, the clay molecules attach themselves to the toxic molecules, which can be washed away to rid the skin of impurities.

Exfoliation

The clay makes for a gentle exfoliator that will clear the pores of oil and grime while stripping the surface of dead skin cells. You’ll be happy to see fresh and clean skin revealed after the scrubbing session.

Clarification

The highly absorbent French green clay is recommended for oily skin as it will remove excess oil from the skin’s pores. It’s an ideal face mask for all types of skin which need to be clarified of accumulated gunk that is not visible to the naked eye. 

Soothing the skin

As it draws out impurities, French green clay has excellent skin-soothing properties. It can use to sooth minor rashes and allergic reactions on the skin.

Deodorizing

With its super-absorbent quality, the clay can neutralize your foot odor along while cleaning them. It’s an easy, quick fix for soft, clean and odorless feet.

Cleanse pores

Green clay lovers self-report that using green clay leaves them with clearer, brighter skin. Most beauty enthusiasts will tell you green clay is excellent for deep cleaning pores.

Everyday environmental stressors, like pollution and grime, permeate pores, clogging them and leaving skin looking unclear. A green clay mask can draw impurities from pores, resulting in a cleaner, brighter complexion.

Mattify skin

A little bit of sebum production is no bad thing – facial oil is partly responsible for giving skin a youthful glow. However, we all know that there’s a difference between glowing and greasy.

If you’ve found your skin going the wrong way, use a green clay face mask to restore the balance. Green clay is said to remove excess oil from the skin to mattify your complexion, making your skin look clean and bright.

Hydrate

French green is sourced from mud beside mineral springs or sea, so it is deeply, naturally hydrating and enriched with green marine flora. The brightest, naturally colored clays are the best to hydrate skin, as they contain a wealth of healthy minerals plus have a thick, nourishing texture.

Dry Skin

French Green Clay is a natural exfoliant that gently removes dead skin cells from the skin’s outer surface, the epidermis. It helps to naturally exfoliate the dry skin layer and increase circulation, leaving your skin looking and feeling soft and moisturized. 

Using Green Clay for Body and Hair Care

Body Detox

While we tend to focus on our face when considering skincare, it’s important to pamper the skin on our entire body. With the added benefit of French Green Clay, a relaxing bath can help relieve sore muscles and detox our skin of impurities, leaving our skin soft and hydrated. 

Hair Detox

You may be wondering why we’re suggesting that you detox your hair. If you use any shampoos, conditioners or styling products, it is important to regularly detoxify your scalp to remove product buildup. The buildup that occurs can cause dry scalp, dandruff, and dull, lifeless hair. By detoxing your hair and removing the buildup, good hair days can be in your future! A Green Clay hair wash will leave your scalp healthy, your hair shiny, and, best of all, it is safe on colour-treated hair.

How to use green clay

Before applying green clay, make sure your skin is cleansed. Wash your face with your usual cleanser, perhaps using a flannel to ensure you’ve removed all soap and impurities. Pat your skin dry, then apply your green clay mask while your skin is still damp.

Leave the mask on for around ten minutes. As soon as the clay feels tight, rinse it off, as it can dry skin out if left on too long. After drying, complete your regular skincare routine and enjoy the benefits of bright, clean skin.