Clay Products || Getting Clay-ful


I realised while in the bath last night that I am currently going through a 'clay' phase. I find that I do go through phases but don't realise I'm doing it until afterwards, for example most of the items I am using are clay based products, before that it was natural or organics, before that it was brights or tropical scents, butters and oils and balms and balmy type products.

Do you find you do this also?

I'm not sure if it's due to advertising or if it's due to finding a product that I love that makes me want to delve further into similar product types but I have to say that I have found some amazing products over my phase's that I normally wouldn't have tried. So, at the moment  my current phase is clay based products so what better to post about than clay and which products work and which don't?

Current Products I Own


Aveda Pure Abundance Volumizing Conditioner £18.50 200 ml  || Clay volumising hair conditioner, who would have thought it? I love this conditioner and it does leave my hair soft, smooth and does help volumise in combination with the shampoo. My hair definitely felt more normal also after using this rather than reverting to it's combination oily roots, dry ends.

REN Clearcalm 3 Clarity Restoring Mask £30 50 ml || This is the product I recently posted about. It started oh so good but closer to the 15 minute deadline it left my skin smelling very egg like due to the sulphur. I won't be using this one again that's for sure.

REN Invisible Pores Detox Mask £18 50ml || This product has a fresh herbal scent to it and contains kaolin clay and red tea to detox, I do like this product but it doesn't compare to the clarifying cleanser.

REN Clearcalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser £18 150 ml - This product is ah-mazing! Ingredients consist of  manuka honey, french kaolin clay, may blossom and chamomile which cleanse, exfoliate, smooth and moisturise better than ANY other product I have used. My skin looks fresher, healthier and balmy after using this product.

Bag of Green Clay Powder, price varies. || I purchased this from Ebay so prices do vary but it is a very low cost must have product. It may also be called Bentonite clay so try searching for that and green clay for the best prices. I keep it to mix in with a little water to add to angry spots so that the spot is treated and my dry areas are left untreated. It's also amazing mixed with a little bit of fresh cooled coffee and spread on the thighs as a detoxifying mask (and treating the orange peel effect) and it can also be used as a hair mask by mixing with your conditioner.

Aveda Tourmaline Charged Radiant Skin Refiner £32 for 100 ml || I love this product, it is pricey but after trying the sample sized version It was a must have purchase. It exfoliates and leaves your skin feeling fresh but nourished unlike many other brands that leave your skin feeling tight after use.

Red Earth Clay Mask by Montagne Jeunesse £1.50 for 1 sachet. || I have 2 of these at hand, I have no ideas where they came from as I don't tend to purchase these but recently I did try one out. It comes all ready shaped so you pop the scary face shape onto your face (it's quite big so you need to squidge it about a bit) and then leave it on, I did use the opportunity to scare the bejesus out of my sons (as we mummy's do) and although my skin felt clean it didn't wow me and the clean up.. gah it was very messy to say the least.

Clay Types

Rhassoul Clay - This is a popular clay and is used in skin and hair treatment. It can be used in a variety of ways and contains minerals that aid cleansing and detoxification. Rhassoul clay has been used for centuries so it must be doing something right.

Kaolin Clay - Also known as 'white clay' due to it's colouring. Kaolin is popular in skin and hair treatments due to it's ability to mildly exfoliate the skin, even for those who have sensitive skin types.

Pink French Clay - This has similar properties to the white clay and is known also as 'rose clay' due to it's pretty pale pink colour.

Green French Clay - Contains calcium, potassium, silica, manganese, copper, selenium, oxides and dolomite among other beneficial vitamins and minerals. Do you like any clay based products? I would love to hear which ones so I can try them out. 

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