If you have problem skin, using a clay mask is one of the best things you can do to absorb extra oil and keep your skin feeling nice, but without using chemicals. There are many types of clay to choose from. Green clay is best for oily and congested skin. Very clogged skin benefits from red clay. Kaolin is the most mild and ideal for sensitive skin. Pink clay is also good for sensitive and drier skin.
Battle Green Natural Clay Masks are made with Bentonite clay (to absorb dirt and oil), arrowroot powder (to soothe and soften the skin) and Kaolin (to prevent clogged pores). Delicate on the skin yet kind to our environment, these masks are sold in paper sachets, that can easily be recycled. Made with natural sustainable ingredients and essential oils (avoid aromatherapy oils for pregnancy/nursing and medical conditions like asthma, epilepsy and high blood pressure). The masks are sold in the three versions:
Chamomile (fragrance-free, this contains chamomile flowers to aid cell renewal and carrot powder to repair and improve circulation).
Beetroot Rose (this features mango powder to cleanse and improve skin texture, and brightening rose geranium essential oil).
Cocoa Ginger (this contains magnesium to heal damaged skin, ginger essential oil to reduce redness and aloe vera powder that is packed with antioxidants).
Sweet Cecily’s Clay Masks
Sweet Cecily’s Pink Clay Face Mask is ideal for sensitive skin, made from a combination of red and superfine white clay (made from the sedimentation of rocks, washed with rainwater). Clay masks have been used for hundreds of years to draw out dirt and excess oils from deep within the skin. Also available with green clay (oily skin) and red clay (for most skin types).
Clay Face Masks from Rutland
Paper Plane Detox Face Mask (Rutland) can revive tired skin and wash away the ‘ugh’. It contain activated charcoal with chia seeds for mild exfoliation, and white clay, tea tree oil, lavender oil and sea kelp. Also with red clay and as a Face Tube Face Mask in either type, with a cork stopper.