Clay, no I’m not talking about play dough! I’m talking about that amazing stuff that we pull out of the ground, yeah I know not what you were thinking. Dirt is not the first thing that comes to mind when we think of skin care but the purifying properties are just too good to pass up. Clay is a soft, fine, mineral substance. Depending on where it comes from, there are many different types of clays that can be used for different reasons. Depending on your skin type one clay might be better for you than another. Clays are usually best for normal to oily skin types because they absorb moisture.
What some of us don’t know is our skin type. Each of our face is different, facial skin is different from person to person. We can be dry, oily, or combination. What does that mean? Think about your face midday with out product how does it feel. Are you comfortable or are you tight? There is your answer!
Some examples of clays used in skin care products:
Brazilian Clay is naturally colored an does not contain dyes or pigments. The various shades are achieved by variations in the minerals found in the soil in the different regions of Brazil.
Kaolin Clay is a very fin powdered clay and can come in a variety of colors. It is a generic clay with less liquid absorbing abilities than most. It’s best for sensitive and dry skin.
Sea Clay is a dark green clay that comes from mud laid under the sea millions of years ago. It’s best for normal to oily skin.
DRY/NORMAL:Rose Clay,Kaolin Clay,Brazilian Clay
NORMAL/OILY:Sea Clay, French Green Clay, Bentonite Clay, Brazilian Clay
At stardustfunk we have been working hard testing products (never on animals!) to see what clays work best in our recipes! Good news is we are getting ready to launch our new line of masks and scrubs!
Lavender Clay Face Mask- formualted for dry skin
Sea Clay Face Mask- formulated for oily skin
Turmeric Clay Face Mask- formulated for combination to oily skin
PS my crazy face shows my level of stress, and yes that is myself testing out the face mask