What is Pink Clay Mask?
Pink clay is a combination of red and white clays, usually of the Kaolin variety. Kaolin clays were first discovered in China’s Gaoling valley – ‘kaolin’ is a derivative of the Mandarin ‘Gaoling’, which means ‘high ridge’1 – but they’re found all across the world. Kaolin clay is a natural emollient, which can be topically applied to soften skin.
There is one variety of pink Bentonite clay which only occurs in France. Beauty products will typically state that they include pink Bentonite clay from France as it’s praised for being naturally occurring and mineral rich. Pink clay is known for its strong mineral content, as it contains magnesium, selenium, and zinc.
Pink Clay Mask Benefits on Skin:
Pink clay is associated with a wide variety of benefits for skin. Although pink clay benefits are poorly represented in scientific literature, beauty lovers self-report that pink clay has a wide variety enhances the appearance of their skin.
Skin improvements associated with pink clay use include:
· Brighter skin; the lightly exfoliating effect of pink clay works to remove dead skin cells and reveal bright, fresh cells underneath
· Remove excess oil; clay face masks are praised for their natural, mattifying effect.
· Moisturize: pink clay contains essential minerals which work to naturally enrich skin, for a hydrating effect.
Pink clay face mask:
You’ll most often find pink clay included in face masks. Pink clay face masks are either sold as pre-formulated creams or powders. If your face mask is a powder, combine it with a half teaspoon of water to make a paste before applying to your face. Always apply your face mask to a clean face that’s slightly damp. Rinse your mask off as soon as it feels dry, as you don’t want it strip your skin of oils which give you that healthy, glowing look.