Too often, clay is an unsung hero of a formulation! Considering that the Earth is made up largely of minerals, which is the bulk of what clay is, our forefathers used the humble clay to rectify many imbalances both internally and externally. Check out the animals around you… they use mud intuitively to protect themselves from excessive sun exposure, to ward off insects and bugs and to essentially protect their skin!
Today, our skin is exposed to a wider range of toxins, stress and environmental pollutants than ever before. Obviously, therefore, it is no mystery as to why so many people suffer from skin issues. But the good news is that most imbalances in the skin come down to three primary issues; inflammation, bacterial imbalance and toxicity. All three of these areas can be remedied with the application of Clay topically to the skin!
Perhaps the most predominant function of medicinal clay is its ability to draw out toxicity from within the body and from the surface of the skin. Various therapeutic clay, especially Bentonite clay can effectively bind to heavy metals like mercury, cadmium, lead and benzene as well as other environmental pollutants and eliminate them from the body’s tissues. This ability alone can improve the overall quality and health of the skin by improving the immunity of the surface of the skin and greatly reducing inflammation.
However, this is not the only way that clay works to improve the integrity of the skin, it is also rich in beautifying minerals including calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron and potassium. It’s detoxifying abilities, nutritive qualities, and microbial balancing properties give it many reasons to use for the skin.
AyurDeva loves all clay masks for their purifying power and their ability to act as the backup player for a more glamorous ingredient! Coming straight from the earth, nothing can get purer than the humble clay!
These are a few of our favourite clays….
Hugely absorbent, Bentonite is the opposite end of the spectrum from white clay and its powerful absorption makes it perfect for oily skin. It not only gives our skin a deep, clarifying cleanse but it can also work to remove the environmental aggressors that we are faced with every day from our skin’s surface. AyurDeva loves it!
Being both rich in minerals and phytonutrients, and effective at drawing out impurities, French Green clay is a prized beauty ingredient. In addition to its detoxifying attributes, French Green clay can also be highly absorbent—which makes the clay great for oily or acne-prone skin, as it can work to clarify the complexion.
Product of earth, mineral mud absorbed all the goodness of air, water, earth and other natural elements. It has a wonderful effect on skin – detoxifying, unclogging pores, exfoliating, toning, healing acne and softening and smoothing skin. AyurDeva loves it!
Super fine in texture and packed with skin-essential magnesium—as well as a host of other minerals—Rhassoul is a potent detoxifier that can replenish critical minerals. AyurDeva loves it!
Better known as China or white clay, this is the mildest of all the clays. A natural mineral clay, very gentle and absorbent for any skin type, promotes blood circulation, exfoliates, cleanses and tones skin. It is less powerful at drawing out oil and impurities—making this clay perfect for dry and sensitive skins. AyurDeva loves it!
Our vision is to create nourishing skincare products that feed your skin, keep it healthy and make it easy for you to maintain gorgeous skin.
At AyurDeva we want to keep it simple. Simply speaking therefore we have tapped into Mother Nature’s vast resources to keep your skin beautiful all round the year.
When natural is not just an option and luxury remains a staple, turn to the kindand tender skin and hair care range from AyurDeva.
The products are so amazing. The soap is divine and the face cream! I wash my face just so i can use it! I can’t describe how much better they are than “normal” products!