Our selection of clays, therapeutic and cosmetic.

Find at Pleine Forme a selection of the best French clays. Clay is an essential natural material for anyone wishing to fight against several everyday pathologies. The clay depending on the color or grind will meet various needs such as:
green clay for poultices , green clay for drinking or for hair , as well as different grinds such as crushed clay, powdered clay or even superfine clay .

What is clay used in therapeutics or cosmetics?

Clay is a natural material used since Antiquity for multiple uses. It is known for its benefits for health , well-being and beauty . There are several types of clay that differ in appearance, composition and properties. Among them, white clay which is used in certain natural deodorants and green clay, the most widespread, which is commonly used as a mask or poultice or even in cases of muscle or bone problems to relieve. Red clay, yellow clay and pink clay.

Clay can come in different forms:

  • crushed fragments, granules or powder
  • paste sold in jars or tubes
  • food supplements
  • ready-to-use strips
  • cosmetic preparations: cream, mask, cleanser, deodorant, toothpaste, scrub, etc.

The benefits of green clay:

Green clay (montmorillonite or illite): with its high concentration of magnesium and silica (the main constituent of the cells of the epidermis, nails and hair), it is the most active and versatile of all clays. Its purifying, absorbent, anti-inflammatory , balancing and regenerating properties make it very effective in combating imperfections in normal, oily skin. It is used for its great capacity to absorb and regulate excess sebum . Finally, it acts as a healing and purifying dressing on weakened and irritated areas of the skin by limiting bacterial proliferation.

Uses of Green Clay:

Joint pain , osteoarthritis, lower back pain, tendinitis , back pain, strain, sprain , cramps, muscle fatigue, functional rehabilitation, fracture requiring just a little immobilization...

The benefits of white clay:

White clay (kaolin): rich in silica but not very mineralized, it helps moisturize dry and irritated skin. It has the power to treat irritations and small wounds while having healing and anti-inflammatory properties . It can be used as an anti-aging treatment against wrinkles and is effective in refining skin texture. In addition, it has softening qualities promoting hydration of the upper layers of the epidermis.

Uses of White Clay:

Hematomas , cracks, scars , small wounds, certain eczemas, varicose ulcers, bedsores, etc.
Cosmetic and personal hygiene treatments . purifying masks, acne spots

The benefits of Rose clay:

Pink clay: a subtle mixture of two clays, white clay and red clay, which allows it to benefit from several virtues. It is suitable for the most sensitive and fragile skin because it respects the pH of the epidermis. Remineralizing, it is well suited to reactive skin. Its antiseptic and healing actions play a role as an astringent, purifier, and accelerator in the regeneration and reconstitution of damaged tissues.

Uses of Rose Clay:

Hematomas, cracks, scars, small wounds, certain eczemas, varicose ulcers, bedsores, etc.
Cosmetic and personal hygiene treatments. purifying masks, acne spots…

The benefits of Red clay:

Red clay: rich in trace elements and having the highest iron oxide content, it helps brighten the skin to avoid dull complexion, soothe skin inflammations and improve microcirculation to make the skin soft. It helps purify the skin, remineralizes it and absorbs toxins . Finally, it has the capacity to absorb even very fine impurities but also odors.

Uses of Red Clay:

Cosmetic and personal hygiene treatments. purifying masks, acne spots…

The benefits of yellow clay:

Yellow clay (yellow illite): rich in magnesium and iron, is used as a treatment that is both stimulating and refreshing. It restores oxygen to the skin, for toned, luminous and radiant epidermis. It is recommended for sensitive and mature skin. This clay also has purifying and scrubbing properties, which will eliminate toxins. Its sebum-regulating action will help balance the lipid layer on the surface of the face. Yellow clay also has healing and anti-inflammatory properties , applied in a thick layer, it helps to alleviate pain.

Uses of Yellow Clay:

Masks, poultices and wraps. Shower gels, soaps. Creams, gels and lotions.

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