Balancing Clay Exfoliant with Tea & Thyme
Green tea, thyme, and French green clay work deeply to absorb impurities and calm skin. Breaks down acne-causing bacteria and promotes skin’s natural healing without drying it out. You control your level of exfoliation for clearer skin. This is your thyme for better skin.
New to this treatment and new to our Skin Suites? We recommend starting with a Getting Started Facial Kit. The trial and travel sizes in our kits can help you discover a small amount at a time. You can mix and match from our Skin Suites to find the perfect Qēt Botanicals suite for your skin condition. Our kits are also great travel companions and can be refilled for on-the-go-freshness.
Gently exfoliating skin is just as important as a good cleanse. We have two exfoliating options in each Skin Suite. 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 French green clay, combined with our exclusive Tea & Thyme exfoliant, makes a wonderful product with true results.
The first ingredient in this exfoliant is colloidal oat. It has natural moisturizing and healing benefits for every condition of the skin. French green clay is the most suggested type of clay by skin care professionals and dermatologists. Acting like a sponge, it literally drinks the toxins and impurities from the skin. Mined from bedrock quarries in France, it is completely natural, unscented and fragrance-free. Thyme is a wonder herb at breaking down acne-causing bacteria while helping to balance and promote skin’s natural healing without drying it out, which can cause more flare-ups. 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 the skin. It is important to lightly exfoliate the 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 warm washcloth steam. Moisten a 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*, Rhassoul (Moroccan Lava Clay), Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaves*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flowers*, Sucrose (Cane Sugar)*, Camellia Sinensis (Matcha Green Tea) Leaves*, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit 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.