Clay has been used for hundreds of years for its therapeutic and cleansing powers, and it’s now a typical ingredient in magnificence remedies.

However which clay is greatest for delicate pores and skin? Look no additional than this fast information to the most typical clays.


Bentonite is claimed to have electrical properties. When combined with water, its molecules develop into charged and draw impurities out of the pores and skin and into the clay – similar to a magnet.

This makes it a preferred ingredient in merchandise for pimples and congestion, nevertheless it tightens on the pores and skin, which may really feel too harsh and dry on delicate complexions.


This positive clay is available in rainbow of colors, from white to pink, and is taken into account one of many mildest clays. Much less absorptive, and with a finely milled texture, it doesn’t over-dry or tighten on the pores and skin as a lot as different kinds of clay.

We use white kaolin in each our Copaiba Deep Cleanse AHA Mask and Rosehip BioRegenerate Rapid Radiance Mask – to softly elevate away impurities and rebalance oil, whereas permitting different elements to deeply nourish and hydrate.

French Clay

Typically known as ‘Sea Clay’, the inexperienced color of French Clay comes from the decomposed plant materials and iron oxide. 

Extremely absorbent, French Clay is a well-liked alternative for very oily pores and skin. It pulls blood in direction of the floor of the pores and skin, boosting circulation and creating a tingling sensation which may be too stimulating for some delicate skins.

Rhassoul Clay

This purple clay is mined in Morocco and is historically used on each the pores and skin and hair.

Rhassoul clay is negatively charged, so helps to pull any positively charged toxins, together with extra oil and blackheads, away from the pores and skin.

Though very thick, this clay is much less drying and leaves the pores and skin feeling snug and gentle. 

Fuller’s earth clay

Fuller’s Earth has an unbelievable energy to soak up – it’s even utilized in cat litter and automobile merchandise to soak up oil spills!

Its absorbent capabilities imply it typically crops up within the elements of merchandise for shiny pores and skin and hyperpigmentation (it has gentle bleaching properties), however we predict it’s slightly too drying and greatest averted by delicate pores and skin varieties.