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The Science Behind Clay

The Science Behind Clay

Clay is an earthy material that has a great concentration of minerals from Mother Earth. It has been used for hundreds of years by ancient Egyptian women to achieve smooth skin tones and glowing complexions in order to look younger.  

At SLOW RITUALS, clay is also commonly found in our formulations, such as in our Powder Facial Masks and Body Cleansing Grains. We love their ability to reduce excess sebum, removing impurities, toxins, and dead skin cells from the skin naturally.

The science behind clay is also a fascinating one. Clay becomes "activated" when mixed with water. The activation occurs as the water is absorbed into the clay and releases positively-charged minerals. When the hydrated clay mixture is applied on the skin, these minerals then go through an exchange process with the positively-charged impurities on the skin. Simply put, the exchange process allows the impurities to be absorbed by the clay and removed as the clay is washed off from the skin, while leaving the good, natural minerals on the skin.

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