Green Clay is the most absorbing and detoxifying of all the clays, making it ideal for oily, acneic and neglected skin. It draws out toxins and excess oil, cleanses, exfoliates, softens and smoothes the skin, and reduces the appearance of pores due to its tightening action (which you can feel when it's on!). It is great in regenerative skincare as it enhances circulation in the skin. It is also an exceptional 'first aid' clay - used as a poultice for a variety of conditions such as burns and wounds. Green clay can be used a face and body masque.
Argile Du Velay green clay is made up of illite, kaolinite and montmorillonite clays. It is high in silicium and aluminium oxides, which are responsible for its absorbing and exfoliating properties. It also has oxides of iron (attributing to its colour), potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium, titanium, posphorous and manganese. It does not contain any quartz.
Argile Du Velay clay has been awarded COSMOS certification by ECOCERT.
Imported from France, these unique clays are extracted under exacting conditions to ensure that their active mineral content is retained, while respecting the environment and engaging in practices to ensure they have the lowest carbon footprint of any clay supplier.