More customers are now enquiring about our natural face mask. At HerballyRadiant we have been advising them to use mineral-based facial mask “Turmericand Clay Mask” launched few years back which has received good user reviews.
Its key ingredients are : Minerals (Bentonite & Kaolin) and Turmeric.
Used for centuries both as spice and as beauty enhancing agent, turmeric grows in South and Southeast Asia, and its root is dried, pounded, and turned into a fine powder for use in food and body painting. This lovely saffron colored powder gives curry dishes rich flavors. Turmeric is a great addition to a skin care regime for both oily and normal skin. With its extraordinary antiseptic, antibacterial and healing properties, its topical application on skin creates amazing youthful glow on skin. Mixed in combination with other ingredients it acts wonderfully in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, dark under eye circles, regulating production of sebum (oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands), helping to clear acne scars and inflammation as well as removing dead cells to create spotless bright skin.
Similarly, the beautifying and purifying properties of clays have been used for thousands of years in cosmetic formulations. Cleopatra is known to have used dead sea clay to maintain her smooth unblemished complexion.
Herbally Radiant mixes Bentonite and Kaolin clay in its facial mask. Besides natural healing properties, both clays primarily clean deeply and tighten the pores, freshen the face and brighten the skin, besides removing toxins and reducing inflammation.
Bentonite clay, also referred to as Montmorillonite, comes from volcanic ash that has absorbed nutrients from earth through ages. (The name comes from the largest known deposit of Bentonite Clay at Fort Benton, Wyoming.) It has high concentration of minerals like silica, calcium, magnesium, sodium iron and potassium. These nutrients have excellent therapeutic properties, most potent for cleansing the skin by gently drawing impurities, and helping in fungal or bacterial infections, cuts, wounds, acne related problems.
Many users may not know that bentonite clay becomes negatively charged when it comes into contact with water? Since impurities, free radicals, and other toxins are positively charged, the clay literally pulls the impurities from the body like a magnet. Bentonite also helps get oxygen to cells as it pulls excess hydrogen and allows the cells to replace it with oxygen instead. Significant improvements can be seen after few weeks of regular use. You’ll notice that your pores will appear smaller because the clay pulls out blackheads, leaving the pore tightly closed preventing further plugs with regular use.
Bentonite is a swelling clay. When mixed with water it rapidly swells open like a highly porous sponge, then drawing out the toxins into the sponge through electrical attraction and once there, they are bound.
Kaolin is a natural clay substance mostly found in soils that have developed from the chemical weathering of rocks in hot, moist climates, like rain forests. Kaolin is mild hence very efficient in improving circulation of blood to the skin, which facilitates healing of the skin conditions. It has unique minerals and phyto-nutrients, which help in eliminating toxin and oil from the skin, and is therefore a major active ingredient in most facial and skin products, body powders, deodorants, scrubs and poultices.
Kaolin clay works by reducing the production of sebum, making the oily skin smooth and bright. Also used as skin detoxifying and cleansing agent, it helps remove dead skin and speed up its regeneration by eliminating toxins and oil from the skin.
The Turmeric & ClayMask, formulated by Herbally Radiant R&D team after experimenting with various combinations, also contains pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin C Ester found for a perfect natural face mask, deriving optimum benefits for skin - priced at $ 23.90, (including free Rose Water till current stock lasts) to mix, with shipping free.