Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Spotlight on Ultrafine Cosmetic Glacial Clay

This week we are doing a product spotlight on a brand new ingredient, our Ultrafine Cosmetic Glacial Marine Clay

What is the difference between glacial marine clay and regular clays? 

Glacial marine clay is a product of erosion caused by the movement and melting of glaciers. The eroded minerals and elements make their way into streams and rivers and eventually into the ocean. Over time these particles will form a deposit and become a very dense layer that is harvested in shallower water just off the coast of Vancouver Island. This hard-packed layer will not allow vegetation to grow within it or any crustaceans to survive in it, therefore no habitat is being affected by harvesting the clay. However, phytoplankton, which are minuscule free floating plant material, are found in abundance within the deposits and are hugely beneficial for the skin. The clay also contains large amounts of minerals and elements from the Pacific ocean that neutralize the skin. 

What are the skin benefits of using this Ultrafine Cosmetic Glacial Marine Clay?

This clay's net negative ion charge attracts most positively charged bacteria, contaminants, and toxins, thereby detoxifying, rejuvenating, revitalizing, and deep cleansing the skin to a new radiance. This means that when applying a mask or poultice to the face using the ultrafine clay it will deep cleanse the skin without using chemicals or surfactant-based products which may dry the skin out.  Another beneficial element to this clay is the micro size of its particles and its amazing absorptive ability. The particle size is so small it absorbs into the skin almost instantly and delivers the nutrients and minerals directly to the deep tissue of the dermis, while the osmotic power of the clay pulls moisture up from deep inner tissues to hydrate the surface of the skin. The clay is also excellent for aiding in softening the skin, smoothing out wrinkles and stimulating blood circulation in newly exposed skin cells, leaving the skin feeling refreshed, alive and glowing. It is frequently used for treating and preventing under-eye bags, and for detoxifying and exfoliating the skin naturally without the use of chemicals. It has a pH of 6.5 - 7.3 which means that it balances the skin and sebum, helping conditions such as acne and oily skin.

How can I use the Ultrafine Glacial Clay?

This Ultrafine Glacial Marine Clay would make an exceptional addition to masks, poultices, and body wraps as well as cosmetics such as BB creams, liquid and powder foundations, powder and stick deodorants, and mineral makeup.  When used in body care formulations the general usage rate is 5% - 10% but it can even be applied directly to the skin after moistening with a bit of water. 

Check back soon for a new, trendy tutorial on how to make your own BB Cream!

1 comment:

  1. Excellent product and treatment for skin. Really it will helps skin to remains smooth always.

    Comsetic Skin Care California


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