What are the beauty assets of clay?
Derived from a natural rock composed mainly of aluminum silicate, the peculiarity of clay lies in its lamellar structure very finely flaky which allows it toabsorb water. Clay is:
Queen of skin cleansing : “Its genius is to pump water and capture impurities while redistributing its minerals and trace elements. Its reduction to powder without a chemical process gives it great purity, ”explains Dr Sylvie Peres, dermatologist and co-founder of Alaena. But it is necessary to verify its origin, “in the middle of nature, it can be contaminated by heavy metals, pollutants”, she says.
Unstoppable anti-acne : in addition to absorbing excess sebum, it regulates the skin’s pH, eliminates toxins, dries up imperfections and eclipses traces of pimples.
Anti-irritation firestop : its finesse, coupled with its healing and repairing properties, soothes and softens the skin. It remineralizes the epidermis, vitalizes it in the face of external aggressions.
SOS blackheads : astringent, it unclogs dilated pores and refines the skin texture. “Rinsing with thermal water using a konjac sponge eliminates any residue,” says Dr Peres.
Anti-aging parade : it also stimulates the production of collagen synthesis and improves the elasticity of the skin.
Sparkle : “By eliminating impurities, it gives a good glow, especially red clay which contains ferrous pigments”, specifies our expert.
What are the differences depending on its color?
There are several types of clays: white, green, yellow, red, pink. Their particularity? Their different content of minerals and trace elements.
- Green clay is the most absorbent, its long list of these minerals ranks # 1 in capturing toxins.
- The White one is the sweetest. Its low mineralization makes it less absorbent than green.
- Red clay excels in radiance, and it stimulates the process of cell regeneration.
- The Rose, mix of white and red clays, double blow cheek, radiance and softening of the skin.
- Yellow clay, its strength lies in its supply of magnesium and manganese which boosts cell oxygenation.
Which one to prefer according to your skin type?
Skins normal to dry, dull or tired will choose red clay. The sensitive or irritated skin prefer the white and if they lack luster, the rose. The combination skin, acne-prone, will turn to green or yellow if they are reactive.