Clays for cosmetics

Clays have demonstrated their therapeutic benefits time and again. Of natural origin and extremely rich in minerals, clays offer a variety of properties for multiple cosmetic applications, including masks.

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Green clay, red clay and white clay as cosmetic ingredients

Clays originate from the superficial layer of the Earth’s crust. Because of their abundance, people have used clays for millennia, their remarkable properties allowing for multiple applications across a wide variety of activities.

The benefits of clay
for the skin

Cosmetic clays are particularly unique due to their:

  • Significant absorbent properties (e.g., water, oil)
  • Adsorbent properties (e.g., odor molecules)
  • Ion-exchange capacities (atom substitution is frequent in leaves and causes imbalances in charges, which can be compensated for by the adsorption of cations in the space between the leaves).

The absorbent and adsorbent properties of each type of clay will vary according to their composition.

Clays, lands of beauty and benefits

100% natural products of mineral origin, clays for cosmetics are multi-action active ingredients. Clays come in many different types depending on the number of layers and minerals they contain. They are found in nature in a wide variety of colors, each with its own specific properties:

  • Green clay: Rich in minerals, green clay’s high absorption capacity is ideal for products used to treat greasy hair and oily, acne-prone skin.
  • Red clay: With firming properties resulting from its silicon content, red clay works best on mature and relaxed skin.
  • White clay: Also known as “kaolin” clay, white clay is recommended for treating dry and sensitive skin.

Manufacturing process and formulation

Our clays are sun-dried, stored in appropriate conditions to ensure proper ventilation, and then very finely crushed. The clays we use are also ionized to ensure their microbiological cleanliness. Usable in hot or cold conditions, clays must be dispersed in the aqueous phase at the start of the manufacturing process to ensure the formula is homogeneous. Depending on the amount of clay incorporated into the finished product, the pH may be slightly basic. The pH should therefore be adjusted at the end of the manufacturing process.

How to use clay for your skin care?

Cosmetic applications
of clays

Clays can be used in numerous products, including:

  • Shower gels
  • Remineralizing wraps
  • Treating masks
  • Beauty treatments for all skin and hair types

Clays also provide natural color to cosmetic products according to their color and dosage used.

Recommended dosage

The amount of clay used in cosmetic formulations depends on the type of care:

  • Shampoos: 1 to 5%
  • Emulsions: 1 to 5%
  • Masks: 10 to 40%
  • Deodorants: 1 to 5%