Last week I posted the above pic of myself (putting on a mud mask) with the caption, “Friday night has me like. Getting my detox on with the organic detoxifying mask with all natural ingredients that TruSelf Organics sent me.” As it turns out, the more I learn about beauty and skin care, the more interested I’ve become in knowing what ingredients are used in cosmetics and skincare. I have food allergies, and in the same way that I check food labels before buying anything, I’m increasingly starting to read labels and research beauty products before purchasing as well. The leading ingredient in the TruSelf Organics Detoxifying Mask I was sent, as well as Borghese Fango Active Mud, another mask mailed to me, is: bentonite clay.
WHAT’S BENTONITE CLAY?
Bentonite clay is a beauty industry ‘superfood’ ingredient. (It may even become the new coconut oil! ::insert smiley face here::) As per to TruSelf Organics, Bentonite clay is “[m]ade up of ancient volcanic ash. Its healing powers are activated through contact with water, when its strong electromagnetic charge helps the clay absorb harmful toxins, heavy metals and other dangerous chemicals. Calcium Bentonite draws out the bad stuff and replaces it with good minerals like calcium, magnesium and sodium. It can help treat skin rashes, bug bites, cuts, and bruises as well as help with skin problems like acne, psoriasis, and eczema. It’s also great for cosmetic issues including cellulite, wrinkles, and blemishes. The best thing about this amazing skin cure-all is that it’s an all-natural gift from Mother Earth.”
10 BENTONITE CLAY BENEFITS
I did some more digging, and ingredients sleuthing, and so. many. brands. offer a bentonite clay mask. After reading the product descriptions and ingredient lists of dozens of detoxifying clay masks on Sephora.com and other retailer’s sites, it’s easy to see why.
- Acts like a magnet to draw out bacteria and toxins, bind with them, and remove them from the body
- Imparts a tightening effect on the skin, relaxing facial muscles. The mechanical tightening effect of the clay can be compared to a massage.
- Soothes skin, as it is anti-inflammatory.
- Softens skin.
- Exfoliates dead skin cells, revitalizing dull, tired skin.
- Absorbs oil.
- Diminishes pore size.
- Reduces acne.
- Stimulates blood flow to facial skin, enabling the skin to receive necessary nutrients.
- Nourishes skin with good minerals like calcium, magnesium and sodium.
There are actually more benefits! – I’ve just compiled the most substantial ones.
10 BENTONITE CLAY MASKS TO TRY
Here are ten bentonite clay masks to check out. The Borghese and TruSelf masks that I received c/o are both great, but I would love to try them all. The Estelle & Thild mask is certified organic, and the Aztec Secret mask is under $10!
- Peter Thomas Roth Therapeutic Sulfur Mask
- Nativo Exfoliating & Detoxifying Clay Mask
- Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Deep Pore Cleansing Mask
- NIOD Flavanone Mud Mask
- TruSelf Organics Detoxifying Mask c/o
- Clarisonic Deep Pore Detoxifying Clay Mask
- Estelle & Thild BioCleanse Deep Cleansing Detox Mask
- Borghese Fango Active Mud c/o
- Indie Lee Clearing Mask
- Caudalie Instant Detox Mask
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK
Are you also more and more interested in knowing what ingredients are inside your skincare products and cosmetics? Have you tried a Bentonite clay mask that you recommend? Leave me a comment below or shoot me an email and say hello!