How different clays benefit the skin

Go Native

The day we discovered that smearing mud on your face was actually good for it was a pretty miraculous one. Nothing makes the skin feel as instantly soft and smooth, and yet mud masks are one of the simplest beauty recipes out there. It’s therefore always a shock to see mud masks sold at overly high prices in cosmetic stores, when often the core, active ingredients – even when high quality – are relatively very cheap.  
Making a mud mask is as simple as choosing your mud or clay and adding water. But if you want to take a more sophisticated approach, for example in order to target specific problem areas, then there are lots of paths you can take. Clays and muds each have unique properties that make them more or less suitable for certain skin types. You can play around further by substituting the water component in a mud face mask for natural carrier oils or hydrosols, and/or by adding essential oils or exfoliants as you see fit.  
But before we get to that, we’ll start by explaining the different benefits associated with each of the clays and muds we stock at Go Native, sourced from the finest suppliers around the world.  

Red clay  

  • We source our red clay from France  
  • Red clay gets its colour from its high iron oxide content 
  • Improves blood circulation 
  • Reduces skin irritations  
  • Suitable for normal, dry and dull skin types  

Refreshing and cleansing  

Green clay 

  • Our green clay is Ecocert approved and sourced from France 
  • Versatile clay, good for all skin types  
  • Especially good for blemished and oily skin 

Bentonite clay 

  • Our bentonite clay is from Australia 
  • Light khaki colour with a fine to medium texture  
  • Very popular healing clay  
  • Detoxifying and clarifying  
  • Can help reduce inflammation and swelling 
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