Clay is one of the most beneficial skin care products you can incorporate into your skincare routine. It is a skincare ingredient with multiple skincare benefits for skin health. The many skincare benefits of clay include the ability to balance the skin, absorb excess oil, moisturise the skin, tone skin tone and brighten skin tone.


Clay can be used as a skincare product on its own, or it can be included as an ingredient in skincare products such as face masks and scrubs.


Benefits of clay for the skin include detoxification, cleansing, absorbing excess oil and toxin removal, deep pore cleansing, brightening, balancing and calming sensitive or acne-prone skin.


Rich in minerals, the benefits of clay for skincare include the ability to absorb excess oil, bacteria and toxins from the skin. The different types of skin care products available with clay as a skincare ingredient include skincare masks, skincare peels and skincare scrubs.


Clay also balances oily or acne-prone skin by absorbing excess oil in the pores


For skincare products, popular types of clay used are French green clay, Kaolin clay and Rhassoul clay.


French green clay has high levels of natural minerals, including magnesium, potassium and calcium. These minerals work to absorb oil and impurities from skin.


Kaolin clay is used in skincare to nourish and moisturise skin. It is ideal for skincare products that target oily or acne-prone skin because it helps absorb excess oil in the pores.


Rhassoul clays skincare also absorbs excess oil to leave skin feeling clear. Since it has sebum controlling minerals, people with oily skin types benefit from skincare products with Rhassoul clay.

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