Hydrating Clay Exfoliant with Tea & Lavender
Chosen as the favorite facial exfoliant by beauty editor and author Melissa B. Williams.
Gently exfoliating skin is just as important as a good cleanse. This exfoliating option suits skin that will benefit from a deeply-absorbing exfoliation. For a lighter, softening exfoliation, one of our herbal exfoliants is the right choice. You can rotate exfoliants as needed.
By adding a little or a lot of exfoliant to your cleansing oil, you control the level of daily exfoliation that best benefits your skin. This unique clay blend provides an absorbing exfoliation, deep cleaning, and a boost of aromatherapy - benefits which help to remove dull skin and impurities from your skin. The finest Rhassoul clay pampers your skin with magnesium, iron, potassium, and other nutrients making it smooth and hydrated.
The first ingredient in this exfoliant is colloidal oat. It has natural moisturizing and healing benefits for every condition of skin. Acting like a sponge, the clay literally drinks the toxins and impurities from the skin. Our Rhassoul clay, unearthed from the fertile Atlas Mountains of Morocco, is completely natural, unscented and fragrance free. An extra amount of lavender is added which is a soothing skin remedy for all types, relieves any irritation, as well as provides a disinfecting touch. We use Matcha green tea in our face and body products because of the high level of naturally occurring antioxidants. Organic raw cane sugar, a natural alpha hydroxy acid, helps to balance uneven skin tone and keep skin clear. No added fragrances or fillers. Your nose will only pick up on the natural botanicals in this blend.
All of the hand selected botanicals are finely put together to become an exfoliant which is anti-inflammatory, fights sun damage, is detoxifying, and has soothing components for skin. It is important to lightly exfoliate skin on a daily basis, between cleansing and protecting it. Removing the dull skin and making way for fresh skin is a healthy way to keep your skin looking renewed and preparing it for nourishment.
After using the cleansing oil, add a small amount of exfoliant to the palm of your hand, or mask bowl, then add a small amount of cleansing oil to form a paste. Gently massage it in small circles on all areas of face, neck, and chest. Be gentle - let the herbs do the work for you.
Follow with a warm washcloth steam. Moisten washcloth with warm water and press on to your skin, allowing your pores to open and absorb the benefits of the antioxidants and natural botanicals in the clay exfoliant. Relax, take a deep breath, and repeat. No need to scrub - just gently wipe away.
You can let it dry on the skin for a moment, or rinse away immediately. Feel free to let it sit on your skin before steaming, allowing a few minutes to pass and the botanicals to benefit your skin.
It’s a wonderful way to finish the day. You can exfoliate lightly on a daily basis, no more than once a day. If open areas are visible on the skin, be extra gentle, or avoid the area until healed.
Avena Sativa (Gluten-Free Oat) Kernel Flour*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flowers*, Rhassoul (Moroccan Lava Clay), Sucrose (Cane Sugar)*, Camellia Sinensis (Matcha Green Tea) Leaves*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil*. *Organic Ingredient
Q. I see you have two different kinds of exfoliants - one with clay and one with minerals. Do I need to use both?
A. No, you don't. We've given you and your skin options for changes in your skin condition. The herbal exfoliants include healing minerals and herbs to help with surface inflammation, activity, and upset while boosting moisture and softness. The clay exfoliants literally absorb toxins and impurities from the skin's surface for more of a deep down exfoliation and clean, in addition to softening and smoothing with the herbs. Some prefer to alternate treatments for wonderfully smooth skin.
Q. Can I use water instead of cleansing oil to make my exfoliating paste?
A. Using water with your clay exfoliant will cause the minerals to dissolve and lessen the amount of exfoliation. We recommend using just a small amount of cleansing oil to make your paste.
Q. Can I mix my exfoliator with my cleanser as the first step?
A. To get the deep down cleansing benefits from the cleansing oil, we recommend that you first massage your skin with your cleansing oil. Before removing with the warm washcloth steam, add your favorite exfoliator with your cleansing oil and then exfoliate as needed.