SERENE-THERAPEUTIC REFINING MASK • pH 6.0 - 6.5
Combination / Oily / Acne
|French Green Clay (Illite)||See below for a description|
Antibacterial; Absorbs and remove toxins from the skin
Directions for Use
Apply to clean, dry skin. Apply a small amount of product to your dry fingertips. Use sparingly. Apply mask to dry face. Allow to dry and set for 3 - 5 minutes. Gently wash clay mask off with cool water, do not scrub. Gently pat dry. Apply one to three times a week as directed. Proceed with the treatment protocol.
Applied 1 - 2x weekly at night, this effective antibacterial clay mask will gently absorb toxins built up within the upper layers of the skin. Effective for all skin types (dry skin types should use caution; apply a very thin layer). For proper hydration, Hydrating Lotion or Moisturizing Cream should be applied after product use to help replenish lost lipid (ceramide) molecules within the layers of the skin.
With its elevated pH, this product is formulated for use before acne extractions and other treatments when a more alkaline pH and larger pores size are desired.
INGREDIENTS: Purified Water/Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Montmorillonite, Illite, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hexylene Glycol, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Triethanolamine, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate. French Green Clay
Green clays consist primarily of volcanic ash which is found 20-50 meters below the surface of the earth and collected near volcanoes which are now either inactive or extinct. They are very rich in magnesium and other trace elements without any chemical additives included. The two most popular and proven to perform toxic extraction from the skin surface while also excellent at providing detoxifying properties, able to help restore mineral balance and act as an absorbent to oil and environmental contaminants are: Bentonite (Primarily Montmorillonite) (20% water absorption) Collection Location: South France
Illite (30% water absorption) Collection Location: South France
Montmorillonite is part of the smectite group of clays and is named after a French region Montmorillon where it was first discovered. Illite, named after the state of Illinois, USA, where it was first found in 1937.
Green French clays are superb detoxification ingredients. Their detoxifying properties are explained by this main factor: Their absorption capacities are very high; they draw toxins out of the skin do to their binding molecular structure Illite has an added benefit: Its negative cumulative ionic charge will help to attract and bind positively charged toxic waste and eliminate it from the skins surface. A German scientist once described the bactericidal properties of clay: "The curative properties of clay are founded in its special physical characteristics, above all in the distribution of its minute particles. Individual clay particles are smaller than many bacteria. If infected mucous membranes are more or less flooded with clay, the bacteria are completely surrounded by clay particles and are thus separated from their source of nourishment and become imbedded in the inorganic material. Growth and the survivability of the bacteria are thus halted almost instantaneously, and from this explained strikingly speedy abatement of the symptoms of infection and/or symptoms of poisoning in acute infectious diseases of the alimentary canal." Julius Stumpf, Bolus fur medizinische Anwenduno Darmstadt, 1916, p. 19.