The Moroccan Clay Mask is made from 100% Rhassoul (also called Ghassoul), it comes from North Eastern Morocco, mined beneath the Atlas Mountains. It has been used for over 1400 years as a soap, shampoo, and skin conditioner. It is renowned for its superior ability to absorb impurities from the skin and hair, unblock pores, and provide beneficial minerals that help to soften and clarify the skin and hair.
This super absorbent mask is crafted using Moroccan clay, a purifying clay, that extracts impurities and excess oils without over-drying the skin. Oat beta glucan encourages collagen production and increased cellular turnover while natural antioxidants neutralize free radical damage. When first mined, Moroccan Red or Rhassoul clay appears as polished brown, soap-like clay, which is chunky in appearance and resembling rocks. After further refinement and micronization, the end product is a smooth almost silken earth. Because Moroccan Red or Rhassoul Clay can be used for a variety of professional applications, it is an invaluable enhancement for spa treatments and for personal use. Its extraordinary power of absorption makes it more effective than other clays for cleansing, de-toxification, and general skin treatment. It can be used as soap, skin conditioner, shampoo, and facial and body mask.
The mineral properties of Rhassoul Clay were studied extensively and presented at the 12th meeting of the National Institute of Phytotherapy in Paris in 1985. Rhassoul Clay contains a high percentage of silica, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. The clay’s most impressive properties in skin improvement are its capacity of absorption due to its high level of ion exchange. Clinical studies have been conducted by two different research laboratories in the United States to evaluate Rhassoul use for skin conditions. The results of this single use Rhassoul study produced these findings:
Reduces dryness, Reduces flakiness, Improves skin clarity, Improves skin elasticity / firmness, Improves skin texture, Removes surface oil and oil from inside and around comedons, Removes dead skin layers, resulting in a general smoothing of the surface skin, and Potent oil removal characteristics.