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Active Clay Cleanser
Purify & Balance
A gentle, yet powerful clay cleanser that effortlessly removes daily grime and impurities. Non-foaming coconut oil based surfactants cleanse the skin while maintaining the skin barrier, and avoiding over-drying. Natural alpha-hydroxy-acids from Caviar Lime, Hibiscus and Pomegranate work together with papaya enzymes to exfoliate, brighten, and help keep breakouts at bay. North American red clay draws out excess oil and impurities. The skin is left feeling fresh, clean and balanced and ready for the rest of your routine. Suitable for all skin types, especially dull and congested. Please note this product no longer comes with a muslin face cloth.
Massage 3-4 pumps onto dry face and neck, adding water to emulsify as needed. Rinse with lukewarm water. Use twice daily.
Our cleanser uses gentle, coconut oil and sugar derived natural cleansing agents to thoroughly cleanse the skin, without stripping it of its natural oils. Papaya enzymes, willow bark, and clay decongest pores. We also add soothing ingredients and antioxidants to help soothe and repair the skin.
Regarded as the “plant of immortality” by the Egyptians, aloe vera has been prized for centuries for its soothing and healing properties. Aloe vera leaf gel, which contains over 75 active ingredients, has been found to have moisturizing, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and collagen-stimulating properties. Most of its functionality is believed to result from the synergistic action of various polysaccharides and phytosterols, which attract water and form a protective barrier over the skin to moisturize, reduce flakiness, and restore suppleness to the skin.
A sugar — and coconut — derived natural surfactant ideal for use in gentle cleansing formulas and formulas for sensitive skin. It helps remove water-based impurities and cleanses the skin without over-drying, while also leaving the epidermis cleansed and balanced.
A light oil rich in antioxidants, moringa oil has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Its high oleic acid content makes it an excellent moisturizer for dry and mature skin types to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It also provides excellent "slip" in cleansing products, making for a luxurious usage experience. More generally, moringa oil's antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities make it suitable for all skin types.
A plant-derived fatty alcohol not to be confused with ethanol (regular alcohol), which can be drying and irritating on the skin. Cetyl alcohol is a waxy substance which provides good product spreadability and functions as an emollient (a skin-conditioning agent) and an emulsion stabilizer in cosmetic formulas.
Since willow bark is natural source of salicylic acid (a beta-hydroxy-acid or BHA), it is oil soluble, allowing the salicylic acid to penetrate the skin and dissolve pore-clogging oils by means of exfoliation. This helps minimize the appearance of pores and keep breakouts at bay without the irritation typically associated with BHA. Willow bark extract also exhibits antimicrobial activity.
A liquid wax derived from the seeds of Simmondsia chinensis. Jojoba oil is an excellent humectant because it closely resembles the natural composition of sebum on the skin; it is non-greasy and absorbs easily into skin without clogging pores. Jojoba esters are the result of jojoba oil being broken down, by water, into its fatty acid components to optimize it ‘s skin conditioning benefits.
Contains naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy-acids (AHAs), including pyruvic acid. Since pyruvic acid is rapidly absorbed by the skin, it works well to reduce sebum production, stimulate collagen production, and exfoliate the skin. Together, these properties stimulate cell turnover without the irritation and burning sensation typically associated with AHA use. Hibiscus extract helps to stimulate collagen production and even out the skin tone, while also reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helping to prevent the formation of acne. Finally, hibiscus extract is hydroscopic, meaning that it attracts and holds water molecules to effectively moisturize the skin between the cells.
This concentrated herbal oil contains flavonoids (antioxidants found in plants) which help to soothe and protect skin while plumping and hydrating. It also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
The functionality of papaya comes from two naturally occurring enzymes: papain and chymopapain. They break down proteins in dead skin cells, providing gentle exfoliation, which helps brighten the skin, keep breakouts at bay, and make the way for new cells to appear. Papaya extract is also packed with antioxidants and vitamins.
Xanthan gum is a natural product derived from the fermentation of sugars by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris. It is used to stabilize cosmetic emulsions, ensuring that the oil and water phase of cosmetics do not separate and that the formula is stable for the length of the product's intended shelf life. Xanthan gum is also used to modify the thickness of cosmetic formulations.
The sweet, exotic aroma of steam distilled Cananga odorata (ylang ylang) flowers, uplifts the spirit and has been scientifically demonstrated to promote feelings of wellbeing and calm. Boasting anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, and sebum balancing properties, ylang ylang essential oil is beneficial for all skin types to help support a clear, calm complexion.
A powerful skin-brightening agent derived from the root of the plant Glycyrrhizin glabra (licorice). Helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and acne scars due to its ability to help reduce melanin production in the skin. It also exhibits anti-inflammatory activity.
Provides a gentle exfoliation of the skin due to the naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) found in caviar lime (Microcitrus Australasica) fruit, which is native to Australia. Caviar Lime extract helps brighten the skin, minimize the appearance of pores, and leave the skin feeling soft and renewed. Caviar lime's mechanism of action is unique in that it promotes the skin’s own natural exfoliating process; caviar lime penetrates keratinocytes (the most common cell found on the outer most layer of skin) and causes calcium ions to flow in the keratinocytes, which kick-starts the skin's natural exfoliation process. In other words, caviar lime works in harmony with the skin's own natural mechanisms, providing a subtle yet highly effective approach to exfoliation.
Helps balance sebum production in all skin types, ensuring that skin is neither too dry nor excessively oily. This precious, naturally fragrant essential oil is highly calming for both the skin and the mind.
Active Clay Cleanser is a daily treatment cleanser that works best when used once in the morning and evening. For best effects use 1-2 pumps of Active Clay Cleanser, massage into dry skin (with a few drops of water if needed) and leave for up to 1 minute. To remove, soak the organic muslin cloth in warm water, wring it out and lay over your face to steam before wiping off the cleanser with gentle circular motions. Splash your face with cool water to finish.
Many of our customers with sensitive, even eczema-prone skin love using our Active Clay cleanser twice daily without issue. Please note that our cleanser does contain essential oils of ylang ylang and clary sage, and multiple natural plant extracts which can be sensitising to certain individuals. If you experience any irritation, stop usage immediately and look for something without these ingredients.