French green clay has long been known for its detoxifying skin care benefits that can be attributed to its unique mineral composition. Its green colors can be attributed to the clay’s iron oxide and decomposed plant matter content.
French green clay has been used for years as a detoxifying beauty treatment. It aids the skin in healing and ridding itself of harmful toxins. French green clay has an ionic charge. Acting like a magnet, this type of clay attaches itself to the molecules of toxins so they can be rinsed away when the skin care treatment is done.
It also cleanses and gently exfoliates. With regular use on the skin, green clay can make it feel softer while tightening pores and aiding in the optimal function of oil glands. In addition, green clay has been known to boost blood circulation in the skin while removing dead skin cells.
French green clay is one of the most absorbent cosmetic clays with the ability to hold close its weight in water. Because of this green clay is mostly recommended for oily, clogged or acneic skin, though normal skin can also benefit from the occasional clarifying treatment. Green clay effectively removes excess oil and other impurities that cause clogged pores.