French Red Clay
French Red Clay
Uses the power of the earth to rejuvenate your skin
RED CLAY is an active mineral, rich in iron oxide and copper which are important elements that help the skin to breathe, preventing ageing skin. The deficiencies of these elements cause the outer layer of skin to thin, becoming dry and inelastic.
Red clay is an important medicinal and cosmetic tool as it’s a powerhouse of iron oxide good for regenerating tissue, skin structure and cell renewal and elasticity. It’s also great for strengthening and firming the skin, for sun-damaged skin and to reduce broken capillaries, varicose veins, stretch marks, bruises, burns and circulation.
Red clay when used in its natural form without added chemicals has a wonderful rejuvenating effect which helps to retain the skins Acid Mantle (The acid mantle is a very fine, slightly acidic film on the surface of human skin acting as a barrier to bacteria, viruses and other potential contaminants that might penetrate the skin thought to be washed away by chemical filled soaps and cleansers)
How to use:
Face: Use as an anti-ageing mask
Body: Use as a masks or body wrap to activate body circulation; promotes firmness and tones the chest, gluteals, and thighs; helps minimize the action of cellulite.
Hair: Use to tone the scalp and promote hair shine.
How to make a Red Clay face mask:
Our Red Clay is conveniently stored as a powder so that it retains its freshness without the use of nasty chemicals.Making your clay mask is easy and fun.
Mix 1-2 teaspoons of Red Clay with any of the following base ingredients:
– Rose Hydrosol at Saroma this is our favourite ingredient for making masks, mix equal quantities of hydrosol and clay
– Plant Hydrosols
– Whipped egg white
– lemon juice & yogurt for a bleaching effect
– Orange juice for acne
– Oats & hydrosol
– Herbs like chamomile or lavender
– You can add some Saroma essential oils into the mix to give extra benefits
Form a thick paste that is applied to face and body, and allowed to dry.
Rinse off with water or herbal teas
Masks are for men too
Men want ways to control excess skin oil and unclog the pores. The two main properties of a clay mask are deep cleansing and detoxifying and thus they are beneficial to men and women too. In fact, so many male clientele ask for clay-based packs and foot massage regimes. Men can apply a clay mask once a week, after shaving and before toning the skin.
Red Clay Composition (Kaolin, Montmorillonite): silicon, iron, calcium, phosphorus, aluminum, sodium, titanium, magnesium, potassium, copper, smectite, quartz, illite, kaolinite.
Benefits: firmness; elasticity; anti-ageing; improves circulation
So ditch the chemical cocktails on offer today that ruin your skins acid mantel and use the power of the earth