Absorbent and soothing
Beautiful pink hues and soothing power - rose clay cleanses the skin by absorbing excess oil and water into itself and by making a gently buffing paste when mixed with water.
Rose clay is a combination of two great materials for the skin. The clay is kaolin, a naturally occurring porous soft clay rich in the mineral, kaolinite. It varies in colour, but it’s the white, finest powder grade that is used in cosmetics. A versatile material, kaolin has a multitude of traditional and industrial uses. Most of the kaolin mined today is used for making paper, ceramics, and in the manufacture of makeup and skincare products.
Then, to give kaolin a pink colour, zinc oxide is added. This pigment is often used in cosmetics as it mattifies, cleanses and soothes irritated and acne-prone skin.
While this combination of ingredients sometimes occurs naturally, its colour has more of a brownish shade than pink. This is why Lush purchase a man-made blend in the United States.