I remember having countless containers with DIY ingredients such as clay, fruit powders, and enzymes. The number of these containers is now down to almost zero, but it doesn’t mean that I gave up on masks and treatments. Clay is the most common naturally occurring substance on earth, it’s also one of the best components for detoxifying and healing the skin. There are many types of clay:
White – a mild and versatile clay, known for its disinfecting and toning abilities. Despite being one of the mildest clay, it mostly fits normal to oily, acne-prone skin;
Yellow – this is also a mild clay, but this one is mostly suitable for dry and sensitive skin. This clay is highly antiseptic, slightly stimulating, and detoxifying;
Red – known for its intense purifying and regenerating nature, it’s suited for normal to oily skin types;
Green – powerful cosmetic clay, known for quick and intense sebum absorbancy, pore reduction, and skin smoothing abilities. Being skin astringent, green clay is recommended for oily, acne-prone skin types.
Pink – this is a mix of white and red clay, considered the mildest version of all clay. Its slightly exfoliating, detoxifying, and soothing powers make this clay fitting for all skin types, even the most sensitive or rosacea-prone skin.
Cattier Pink Clay Face Mask for Sensitive Skin (100 ml / $19.99)
I chose to try Cattier Pink Clay Mask for sensitive skin because it was potentially the mildest clay available. I liked it from the first try and continued using it. This is a ready-to-use product, which is very easy to spread. The main benefits of this clay are that it makes the skin look healthy, clean, and refreshed. The ingredient list is simple, but along with kaolin, there’s also peppermint extract, shea butter, and aloe vera.
Do you like clay masks? Have you tried Cattier?