Wirkstoffe im Spotlight: Grüne Tonerde

Active ingredients in the spotlight: Green clay

Strictly speaking, clay isn't actually a real beauty secret, as it has actually been used to care for health and beauty for thousands of years. The Egyptians are said to have treated themselves to mud baths on the banks of the Nile in order to benefit from the healing power of clay.

Clay – what is it anyway?

Clay is basically nothing more than very finely ground rock that was created by the erosion of glaciers. It contains numerous minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron and silicon. The variety of colors of clay is rich: there are white, red, brown, yellow and green clay. At least those are the basic colors. Additional colors are created through mixtures and enrichment with additives. Green clay is extremely rich in copper and is particularly suitable for regular cleansing as it literally sucks excess sebum, dirt and bacteria out of the skin. It has a detoxifying and skin-renewing effect. The result: finer pores and a clear, radiant complexion. At the same time, the skin benefits from the numerous minerals contained in green clay.

All earth, or what?

Clay, healing clay, lava clay... the variety of types of earth is large - and sometimes a little confusing. Is it all somehow the same or something different? The terms healing clay and clay are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same substance. In short, clay is a small component of healing clay. This consists primarily of loess and is very fine and dusty. Healing clay is made germ-free through special cleaning and heating and is approved as a medical product. It can be used to treat wounds, indigestion or sunburn, among other things. Lava clay, washing clay and ghassoul clay are selected clay mixtures.

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