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Green clay

Commonly known as: Illite, Kaolinite, Montmorillonite (INCI).
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Extraction process: Extracted from a natural quarry, then crushed and dried in an oven at 350°C. The powder grains are then sorted by an innovative suction selection process. The clay undergoes a mechanical treatment without any chemical process.
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Provenance, origin: France.
Phytochemical composition: Silicon dioxide, oxided'aluminium/ alumina, iron oxide, potassium oxide, calcium oxide,magnésium/ magnesia, manganese oxide, phosphorus pentoxide, titanium oxide and sodium oxide.
Sensorial properties: Appearance: Fine powder; Colour: Beige to green; Fragrance: None.
Physical characteristics: pH: 8-9; Density: 0.4-0.95g/ cm3 depending on the grain size; Granulometry: 90% < 77 μm and 100% < 100 μm.
Benefits: Absorbent, adsorbent, detoxifying, sebum-regulating, purifying, sanitising, decongestant, exfoliating, regenerating, anti-inflammatory, deodorising.
Concerns: All skin typologies and hair types, particularly recommended for oily skin, blemish-prone skin, mature skin and combination to greasy hair.



  • Facial skincare(face masks, exfoliating treatments, serums, creams, cleansing milks, lotions);

  • Body skincare(solid soaps, shower gels, scrubs);

  • Hair care(shampoos, conditioners, hair masks);

  • Hygiene(toothpaste).

How to store

Store in a dry, ventilated place, away from air and moisture or from any contamination.

Contraindications and precautions for use

Green clay is notdangerousin its normal use in tinted care. Pregnant or breastfeeding women, as well as young children should seek medical advice before use.Keep out of reach of children. It should not be inhaled. Avoid contact with eyes.

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Green clay gets its color from its high iron oxide content. Thanks to its lamellar structure, it has excellent absorbent properties. Moreover, the presence of mineral salts on its surface makes it negatively charged. In solution, the negative charges attract the positive ions present on the surface of the skin. This ionic exchange participates in the remineralization and detoxification of the skin.