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Why Use Green Clay in Your Beauty Routine?

Deborah Jaouen

Tags Beauty, Clay

Why Use Green Clay in Your Beauty Routine? Mineral-rich green clay from the south of France is an ancient, natural beauty treatment for skin and hair. Also known as Illite, French green clay is an organic material composed of essential minerals and iron oxides. Decomposed plant material such as kelp and other seaweeds lend its characteristic green color. For centuries, Illite was known as French green clay after the rock quarries in southern France where it was originally found. It was commonly believed that the greener the clay, the higher the quality. Beauty treatments harness the absorbent properties of French...