Pink Clay : Benefits and uses in natural cosmetics

Pink clay is a mixture of red and white clays... What a perfect addition! Like all clays, it has effective absorption and adsorption properties, giving it major cleansing and purifying actions. Considered as a very soft clay, it will be ideal for the skins and the sensitive scalps. Mask for face, hair and even makeup, pink clay gives us a good look! INCI name: Montmorillonite, Illite, Kaolin. Origin: France.

Modes of use of clays

In cosmetic care
  • Mask for skin or hair;
  • Exfoliating care;
  • Mud bath.
In therapeutic care
  • Cataplasm ;
  • Clay water;
  • Clay water.

For fragile or blotchy skin

Pink clay is composed of white and red clay, and will help soothe sensitive skin and promote skin regeneration. Ideal for fragile skin, it will also help fight against couperose, thanks to its circulatory action.

  • Use as a mask: make a clay paste to apply directly to the skin as a mask, once a week for 10 to 15 minutes, making sure that the pink clay does not dry.
  • Complementary essential and vegetable oils: incorporate into your preparation a teaspoon of soothing vegetable oil, such as Sweet Almond oil and 3 drops of Italian Helichrysum essential oil very effective in case of couperose. After rinsing, massage your skin with a vegetable oil.

For sensitive scalps

Pink clay is ideal for absorbing impurities, gently cleansing and healing the scalp by regulating sebum production. Exfoliating, it will also eliminate dandruff. On the lengths and ends, it will restore shine and softness to tired hair.

  • Use as a mask: make a clay paste to spread over the entire scalp and wet hair by massaging. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse with clear water.
  • Complementary hydrosol: the paste can be made with a hydrosol such as Ylang Ylang for even more effectiveness.

For make-up

The natural pinkish coloring of the clay will wake up dull skin and bring a healthy glow. Used in makeup pink clay will revive the radiance of your complexion.

  • Powdering use:clay can be applied to the cheeks to give your skin a fresh, dewy hue.

Main properties of the Pink Clay

  • Absorbent, cleaning, purifying: pink clay has the advantage of combining the benefits of two clays, red clay and white clay. It has absorbent properties and, therefore, cleaning. It allows to capture a good number of impurities, bacteria and other parasites whether it is at the cutaneous or capillary level. Its properties allow a cleaning of the skin and an absorption of the excess of sebum.
  • Colorant: its natural coloring gives it interesting coloring properties. It is possible to use it in makeup on the cheeks for a healthy glow effect.
  • Exfoliating: the powdery appearance of the clay and its granulometry give it cleansing and exfoliating properties ideal for gentle skin scrubs.
  • For fragile and sensitive skin: pink clay is very soft, it soothes sensitive and fragile skin and allows while cleaning the skin to soothe it and give it a healthy glow.
  • For all skin types: pink clay corresponds to the mixture of two clays, red clay and white clay. It has the advantage of being suitable for all skin types.
  • For all types of hair and sensitive scalps: pink clay is very soft, it will be suitable for fragile scalps and all types of hair. In mask, it will help to clean and absorb excess sebum and impurities.

Characteristics and composition

Cosmetic characteristics
  • Skin type: all skin types, but special mention for fragile and sensitive skin
  • Hair type: all hair types, but particularly suitable for sensitive scalps
Mineralogical characteristics
  • INCI name: Montmorillonite, Illite, Kaolin
  • Country of origin : France

Physical Characteristics
  • Humidity: < 8
  • Particle size: 90% < 100 μm / 100% < 150 μm
  • pH : 7.5 to 9
  • CEC: 50 meq/100 g
Organoleptic characteristics
  • Appearance : superfine powder
  • Color: pink
  • Odor: odorless
  • Montmorillonite : 70 % ± 5
  • Illite : 24 % ± 3
  • Kaolin: 6 % ± 2
  • Quartz : none
  • Pb < 10 ppm
  • As < 10 ppm
  • Cd < 0.2 ppm
  • Hg < 0.05 ppm

Precautions for use

  • Ingesting, people prone to constipation should not use clays. Their use is also contraindicated in people with a digestive hernia, in cases of high blood pressure, a history of intestinal obstruction or nausea. Beware, ingestion of clay can counteract the effects of drug treatments. It is important to drink enough water during a clay treatment.
  • By skin, clay should not be reused, be sure to discard a clay that has already been used. Avoid letting a clay dry. Rinse with clear, cold or warm water. On the most hairy parts of the body, for maximum comfort, place a compress between the clay poultice and the skin.
  • When handling, beware of air currents, the clay is powdery. It should not be inhaled. In case of excessive inhalation, it is important to get fresh air. In case of contact with eyes or mucous membranes, rinse thoroughly with water. Caution, when handling clays, do not use metal utensils, they would lose much of their effectiveness.
  • Pregnant and nursing women and young children should seek medical advice before use.
  • Store preferably in a dry place, away from light and heat.
Montmorillonite Pink Clay Surfine powder

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