Rhassoul clay, I hear you say. What in-the-who-now?
Clays have been having their moment for a while now, and for good reason. They detoxify the skin removing toxins and cleaning pores and they’re reasonably priced.
But not all clays are equal. Let’s get into it.. 🤓
The region, particle size, and composition are all relevant when it comes to getting the most bang for your buck, so let’s dive in...
Why do I need to know about Rhassoul clay?
Well, just know that this bad boy has been around for over 1400 years. It's a natural clay and it’s mined from a specific mountain range in Morocco. It’s formed by geothermal changes and volcanic activity, cool eh?
For centuries, Rhassoul clay has been used in place of soap due to its high mineral content and cleansing properties. Compared to others, this super clay contains larger amounts of calcium, potassium, magnesium, silica, and trace minerals. It also absorbs quicker, which makes it ideal for detoxifying and cleansing.
And, just to keep you on your toes, Rhassoul clay also goes by: Ghassoul Clay, Red Clay, and Red Moroccan Clay.
Now, many folk associate clays in face masks, but actually, Rhassoul clay is the hero ingredient in Our Best Selling Cleanser, Naked.
So, what are the benefits of Rhassoul clay?
If you share any of these concerns, using Rhassoul clay in your routine could be a good shout:
- Uneven Skin Tone
- Sun Damage
With a honeycomb structure, Rhassoul clay allows for better absorption of oils.
As the clay lifts oil and grime, it infuses the skin with its healthy minerals. Rhassoul clay conditions and strengthens the skin with antimicrobial potassium. Calcium and magnesium - both of which help support skin barrier repair - are part of the mineral mix in the clay too.
What skin type does Rhassoul clay suit best?
It’s suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. We reckon it’s one of the reasons our Naked, Powder to Foam Cleanser is so popular.
Is Rhassoul clay good for acne?
Given that Rhassoul clay is rich in magnesium and potassium, it can help fight acne, cleanse impurities, and improve skin elasticity.
What's the difference between Rhassoul clay and the other popular clays?
So, if you’re a proper clay buff you might have some Bentonite and Kaolin in your cupboard. What’s the diff? Most of the differences are based on where the clays come from. First of all, your clay will be coloured differently depending on where it’s from and its mineral composition (Rhassoul clay has a Reddish-Brown colour).
All three clays will draw oil from the skin, but they do so at different absorbances. Out of the three, Bentonite clay is the most absorbent so it will suit an oilier complexion. Kaolin has the least absorption and Rhassoul is the happy middle ground (absorbent, but not stripping).
So there you have it, Geology class adjourned.
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Written by Annabelle Williams (muthacollective.com)