KAOLIN - Australian White Clay
Whip up your own fresh facial mask in moments using the soft and silky Australian White Kaolin Clay. It's the most gentle, mild and nurturing clay and makes a suitable mask for all kinds of skin; children, elderly, sensitive, aging, damaged or 'normal'. Clay masks help to gently bring impurities and pollutants out of the skin and cleanses from deep within the layers as well as the surface. This leaves a brighter, smoother and more balanced complexion.
A 100ml bottle can be used to make approximately 20 masque bases!
Add 1 teaspoon of clay to 1 teaspoon of Powdered Facial Cleanser of choice. Mix in 5 - 6 drops of Facial Oil, plus enough water to make a loose paste. Wipe or brush onto damp skin, avoiding eyes and lips. Allow to set but not dry. Spritz with a Botanical Mist to avoid the masque drying out completely. Wash off with tepid water and a soft cloth. Follow with moisturiser of choice.
Customise your mask to your current skin situation eg: Balance if you have hormonal breakouts, acne or pimples, Devotee for mature skin, Luminous for dull skin, Soothe for sensitive, sunburned or irritated skin, etc. NB: both Devotee and Luminous contain a slilght exfoliating ingredient. Do not use these if you have irritated skin or open sores.
Dewfall Facial oil brightens a dull complexion, Skin Elixir nourishes lack lustre skin, Serene assists with very dry or maturing skin with fine lines and creases, and Balance Facial Oil assists with hormonal or problematic/irritated skin. If you have fiercely irritated skin use AngelWings Multipurpose Oil.
Apply it to dry skin and allow it to 'almost' dry. I advise to use a Botanical Mist during the drying process over about 5 minutes so it won't dry out.
It's not just for your face. Mix up one of the Multipurpose Oils or Facial Oils and give yourself a detox wrap around the middle including your middle-lower back near your kidneys. Apply around your lymph nodes on the sides of the neck, armpits and groin to help detoxify naturally and gently. Wash off in a shower under tepid water, and after patting dry, apply a little BodyVelvet or Multipurpose oil to replenish the oil in the dermis.
If you'd like to try an all over body treatment with KAOLIN already made up, please view HALO Body Polish.
How to Use:
Add 1 teaspoon of clay to 1 teaspoon of Powdered Facial Cleanser of choice. Mix in 5 - 6 drops of Facial Oil, plus enough water to make a loose paste. Wipe or brush onto damp skin, avoiding eyes and lips. Allow to set but not dry.
Spritz with a Botanical Mist to avoid the masque drying out completely. Wash off with tepid water and a soft cloth.
Follow with moisturiser of choice.
Australian Kaolin Clay, Quartz
Even though clays are a dry ingredient they can contain trace amounts of bacteria that react with water. When clay masks are made with water components (like 'aqua' or water based extracts) they then need to be stabilised with preservatives and antimicrobial agents, which can often be toxins that anyone with sensitive skin have a potential to react to.
DIY preparations ensure that everything you use is fresh, purely natural and toxin free. Yay! and when you use products like the Cleansing Powders and Facial Oils from MEM you are further ensured that everything you use is naturally crueltyfree, microbatch made and synthetic free.
You can customise your experience with local honey, mashed avocado, banana or papaya/pawpaw, herbal tea or botanical infusion.