The #1 Clay Used by Estheticians
Green Clay, also known as French Green Clay, Illite Clay or Sea Clay (because of its green color) is widely known for its ability to draw out oils and impurities from the skin. This clay also contains essential minerals that nourish the skin and restore mineral balance. One of those minerals, iron oxide, in combination with deteriorating organic material, impart this clay's distinct green color.
Green clay has been used by our ancestors in the healing of wounds, treatment of internal dis-eases and prevention of skin deterioration and is now being carried through tradition to our Morning Clarity Bar Soap.
Where is it Produced?
Green Clay was once primarily mined in France from old volcano sites that range in depth from 100 feet to thousands of feet below ground. As word spread of this green facial wonder and it's skin healing characteristics, other miners discovered deposits of similar material in Wyoming, Montana and some European countries.
Once quarry mined, green clay is then dried in the sun to remove excess water and ground into a fine powder. The clay we use in our soap is sourced from Southern France.
Why is it Beneficial to Use on Skin?
Green Clay contains a plethora of minerals, oxides and organic plant material such as silica, copper, calcium and magnesium. Because of this, some experts say that green clay has the ability to detect and deposit lost trace minerals at the cellular level.
Green clay has also been shown to improve the look of skin by drawing toxins to the surface for easy removal. This is just one reason why estheticians tend to gravitate towards French Green clay for facials.
It is also being extensively researched for the prevention and treatment of many bacterial and infectious diseases because of its natural antibiotic behavior. Some people even drink it in water daily!