The appeal of clay in skincare products

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Skincare products made with clay, a naturally occurring ingredient are a favourite with many of us and latest innovations continue to bring us the best of it. This mineral-rich substance is naturalizing skincare routines in modern times but it's been in use for its medicinal properties since the olden days of first civilizations.

What is clay exactly? Wiki states that it is a type of fine-grained natural soil. It is the same earthy substance that is used to make pottery to give a more commonly known reference. It develops this nice and smooth plasticity when wet and hardens upon drying. As it dries it exhibits this ability to draw out and soak up moisture and impurities. 

When it comes to skincare, these excellent absorption properties of clay help the skin in getting rid of heavy metal toxins and excess oil. So it's one of the best available ways to detox and purify the skin gently and naturally. 

There are many different types of clays found on Earth. Each type is different in its mineral content depending on its place of origin and manner of formation, imparting them distinct natural colors and properties. These unique characteristics and benefits make them a fascinating ingredient to work with in personal care. Some of the most beneficial clays for skincare include -

  • Rose Clay or Pink Clay
  • Green Clay
  • Blue Clay
  • Rhassoul Clay
  • Bentonite Clay or Multani Mitti
  • Amazonian White Clay
  • Brazilian Purple Clay
  • Red Clay
  • Black Clay

At Krbn, we use a variety of such quality clays in many of our products.  It is humbling, fascinating and almost poetic to realise that the clay available today, this remarkable substance, has been in making for thousands of years! We feel privileged to be able to use it and hope our customers feel the same when this wonder ingredient's goodness lands with them.