Ultra Fine French Green Clay
French Green Clay has long been used for beauty treatments and is a now commonly used for therapeutic face masks and body wraps. It is mined from bedrock quarries in France and is rich in phyto-nutrients and therapeutic minerals including magnesium, potassium, silica, calcium, selenium, aluminum, titanium, sodium and phosphorus. The clay is highly absorbant, helping to draw out toxins and impurities from the skin. It also helps to remove dead skin cells, tones the skin and refines the pores. It is particularly beneficial for oily and acne prone skin.
Ultra Fine White Kaolin Clay
White Kaolin Clay, also known as China or White Clay, is basically kaolinite and is the mildest of all the natural clays. It is rich in calcium, silica, zinc and magnesium which help to promote healthier, younger looking skin. It has a gentle cleansing and exfoliating action and also helps to stimulate blood circulation to the skin – resulting in a softer, smoother, more radiant complexion. Its mildly, drying, antibacterial properties can be useful for oily/blemished skin. It is also particularly suitable for sensitive skin and dry skin as it does not ‘strip’ the skin of its natural oils.
Both of the above clays can be mixed to a paste with a little water or you can blend them with one of our Hydrolats and/or Aloe Vera Gels for additional therapeutic effects.
Watch our You Tube video for information on how to create a Deep Cleansing Mask with Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel and French Green Clay.
Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel
Our Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel is ideal for balancing the skin’s natural moisture levels and restoring texture and tone to the skin. This ultra-hydrating gel with Seaweed, Sea Lavender and Carrageen Moss is rich in nutrients which are absorbed deep into the epidermis to nourish, soften, hydrate and condition the skin.
Aloe Vera & Rose Gel
Our Aloe Vera & Rose Gel is blended with Rose Absolute to hydrate, balance and firm the skin. Rose has a soothing, regenerative effect and is ideal for mature, dry and sensitive skin.
For a quick and easy, natural face mask apply a thin layer of gel to the face and leave for 15-20 mins. Massage in any excess gel at the end. Alternatively watch our You Tube video for how to create your own Ultra-Hydrating Face Mask at home with our Aloe Vera Gels, Hydrolats and Compressed Face Mask Towels.
We sell a wide variety of Hydrolats to suit different skin types. Hydrolats (sometimes called Hydrosols) have similar properties to essential oils and they are ideal for boosting the therapeutic properties of your natural face masks. Use them instead of water to blend your clays or why not try them in conjunction with our Compressed Face Mask Towels to add an extra dimension to your gel masks (see the above You Tube video for further info).
Compressed Face Mask Towels
These handy face-shaped towels come in a small compressed tablet form. Simply soak a Compressed Face Mask Towel in your chosen Hydrolat (or any other liquid that you want to nourish your skin with i.e. milk and honey), let it expand, carefully unfold and then place over your face for 5-10 minutes to nourish and refresh your complexion. Most of our customers use these in conjunction with an Aloe Vera Gel mask – placing the soaked towel on top of a thin layer of gel!
Our blog contains lots more recipe ideas for creating your own natural face masks at home – type face masks into the search box for more information. We’ve highlighted a few of our most recent posts below.