Rhassoul Clay: More than a Dreamlike Face Mask
Women have been searching for the fountain of youth since the beginning of time. We can’t stop time from passing us by, but we can slow it down and keep our youth until the end of our life. Rhassoul Clay is probably a name you’ve never heard of. Don’t be alarmed. It has nothing to do with you. For its multiple beauty virtues, this clay was originally well-known in Morocco and Egypt. It is, nevertheless, regaining popularity.
What is Rhassoul Clay?
Rhassoul clay is also known as ghassoul clay or red Moroccan clay. It comes from Morocco. People have used it as a shampoo and soap for millennia. The word “rhassoul” comes from the Arabic word “rhassala,” which literally means “to wash.”
Volcanic activity and geothermal processes are thought to have created this ancient clay beneath the Atlas Mountains. When Rhassoul Clay is originally mined, it is lumpy, black, and soap-like (i.e. during the early stages). It’s washed in mountain-sourced river water, filtered, and dried naturally in the desert heat. The texture of this nearly untreated and sun-dried clay is silky smooth, with a pinkish brown colour.
|What is it?||Rhassoul clay (also known as ghassoul clay or Moroccan clay) is a very absorbent naturally occurring clay mined in Morocco's mountains. It's largely made up of silica and magnesia.|
|INCI||Moroccan Lava Clay|
|Appearance||Fine brown powder|
|Texture||Sand like texture|
|Recommended Usage||Up to 100%|
|Aroma||A bit dusty|
|Why do we include it in formulations?||Face mask that absorbs well and gently exfoliates either used alone or in combination with other clays.|
|How to work with it?||When blending with clay, start with small amounts and whisk until smooth before adding more clay.|
|Applications||Rhassoul clay is a type of mineral clay that can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions. Rhassoul clay cleanses the face thoroughly, eliminates blackheads, and tightens pores.|
|Strength||Clay that is both absorbent and moderately abrasive.|
|Weaknesses||Rhassoul has a more sandy/mealy texture.|
|Substitution||Bentonite and kaolin clay|
|How to store it?||Stored in a cool, dark and dry place.|
|Shelf life||Rhassoul clay should last for a long time.|
|Type of ingredient||Natural exfoliant|
|Main benefits||The capacity to eliminate toxins from Rhassoul Clay may be its best feature! Rhassoul Clay also helps to balance carrier oils and eliminate impurities from your skin's surface.|
|Who should use it||Eczema and psoriasis sufferers.|
|How often can you use it?||Daily|
|Works well with||Most other ingredients|
|Doesn't work with||When putting Rhassoul Clay on your face, avoid taking orally drugs because it is high in minerals and silica.|
|How to use||Incorporated during the formulation's water phase.|
Mechanisms of action
Exfoliation is an important component of any skincare regimen. Physical and chemical cleanses abound on the market. If you’re seeking for a more gentle and natural exfoliation, rhassoul clay is a good option.
Rhassoul Clay is high in important nutrients and minerals, including many that have skin-healing effects. Rhassoul clay’s mineral composition helps to alleviate skin dryness and promote skin clarity. It accomplishes this by eliminating dead skin layers and unclogging pores.
The benefits of Rhassoul clay
Rhassoul Clay is rich in essential nutrients and minerals, including a number of skin-healing compounds.
- Rhassoul clay is a powerful detoxifier thanks to the minerals it contains, which help it remove bacteria and toxins from the skin. As a result, using a rhassoul clay mask to the face might aid in the restoration of softness and tone.
- Rhassoul is a natural cleanser that removes waste and sebum from the skin’s surface, allowing pores to air. As a result, acne, blackheads, and pimples will disappear.
- Rhassoul clay’s mineral content helps to reduce skin dryness and improve skin clarity, making it an excellent exfoliant and clarifier. It does so by removing dead skin layers and clearing clogged pores.
- Anti-aging treatment – Aging cannot be avoided. Rhassoul clay, on the other hand, contains silica, which aids in the synthesis of collagen.
Side effects of Rhassoul clay
Most people can safely use rhassoul clay, with a few exceptions. If you’re allergic to metals like aluminium or magnesium, don’t use rhassoul clay.
How to use it in formulation?
Start with a little amount of clay and whisk it until smooth before adding more.
Work well with other ingredients
Rhassoul is a natural cleanser that removes waste and sebum from the skin’s surface, allowing your pores to breathe. As a result, acne, blackheads, and pimples will all be minimised. Rhassoul clay’s mineral content helps to reduce skin dryness and improve skin clarity, making it an exfoliant and clarifier. Rhassoul clay mixes nicely with a wide range of other ingredients, particularly moisturisers.