When dry, Rhassoul Clay can be stored indefinitely. This soothing clay is intended for external use, and it is very popular in skincare products. Rhassoul Clay comes from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, and its exotic bliss is frequently used in spas for both the skin and the hair. It also is known by the names Ghassoul Clay, Red Moroccan Clay, and Red Clay.
What’s in Rhassoul Clay?
Rhassoul Clay is a superior nutrient-rich clay. What’s interesting about Rhassoul Clay is that it cannot be sourced from anywhere else in the world, it is only found in Morocco where a combination of geothermal changes and volcanic activity have led to its natural formation. The clay is untreated and naturally dries out.
When applied to your skin, Rhassoul Clay has a very silky texture that helps to reduce blemishes and even out your skin’s tone. Rhassoul Clay also is uniquely able to nourish the skin and reduce the appearance of breakouts. That’s why for centuries, wise African women have used it to wash their skin and hair to great results.
What Benefits Come from Using Rhassoul Clay?
Clinical testing done using Rhassoul Clay has found that it is effective in improving the skin’s elasticity, evening out the skin’s tone, reducing blackheads and blemishes, and reducing skin dryness and flakiness. Similar to Bentonite Clay, Rhassoul Clay swells when water is added. However, Rhassoul Clay is known for having an even higher amount of magnesium and silica, which makes it extra good for the skin.
Rhassoul Clay is gentle enough to be used as a daily soap that will not strip your skin of its healthy oils. It also has a negative charge, and aids in drawing out impurities from the skin. It’s perfect as a face wash or all-purpose cleanser.
How to Use Rhassoul Clay
Just like any other healing clay, Rhassoul Clay has many applications. In spas, it is very frequently used as a face masque (mask). Most simply mix it with rose water to form a silky paste that is then brushed onto the face and allowed to dry before washing. It can also be combined to make an exfoliating facial scrub.
Rhassoul Clay is also commonly used as a hair masque (mask) or even as a full body mask. Compared to other clays, Rhassoul Clay is at the higher end of the range mostly because it can only be sourced from one location.
Rhassoul Clay does not have any lead content, unlike Bentonite Clay, which makes Rhassoul Clay a very desirable superior substitute for other types of clay. Rhassoul Clay is also adsorbing, which means it attracts cations (positively charged particles) and removes them. For you, that means Rhassoul Clay will take all of your skin’s impurities with it! It removes dead skin cells, blackheads, dryness, and excess oil while gently cleansing the skin and helps deal a knock-out punch to acne, while being incredibly gentle and non-abrasive. It reduces skin dryness and improves the skin texture and elasticity, firms up the skin, removes dead skin, smoothens the skin, opens up clogged pores and clears the pathway for the skin to breathe.
Those are part of the reasons why Shinkafa Face Masque also known as our acne-buster is crafted with this great clay along with other superior and effective ingredients.
Finally, Rhassoul Clay has a higher mineral content than most other types of clay. Its increased magnesium, silica, and potassium content make it great for your hair, skin, and nails. That’s why Rhassoul Clay is so very much sought after.