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What's the difference exactly between all of these clay masks?


I know theres like a ton of different clay masks…but what’s the difference between each one? Could someone please explain? I know there’s rose clay and argyle clay and a whole bunch of different ones. Is each one used for different skin type?


@laurab18 this article may help…


So there are several different types of clay, and while they all cleanse the skin of dirt and impurities, some of them have more specific uses. For example…

Pink clay aka Kaolin clay is really good for those with oily and acne prone skin and it works amazingly! White and yellow Kaolin clay is great for those with more sensitive skin.
French Green Clay has the ability to treat dryness and add a lot of moisture to the skin. You’ll often find green clay in anti-aging products.
Bentonite & Earth Clay are possibly one of the most commonly used clays and they’re great for oily and acne prone skin.

In short, most clays are best suited for those with oily and acne prone skin as they are pretty powerful, so wouldn’t really recommend for dry or sensitive skin unless you’re using white or yellow Kaolin clay!