Activated carbon, also called activated charcoal, activated coal, is basically regular carbon processed and heated in such a way that the surface area is increased hence it becomes porous to absorb toxins. It has been used for hundreds of years and was even used to purify water.
Activated charcoal is so porous that it can absorb much more toxins and atoms and ions, than its own weight. In terms of skin care, this porous activated charcoal helps in cases of acne to purify skin. Again it is wonderful for cleaning makeup off he skin. Basically it works great for skin impurities.
Acticated charcoal can clear clogged pores by drawing out dirt, grime, oil and other impurities that clog the skin. It is capable of trapping bacteria, surface dirt, poisons and chemicals and make skin pure.This helps in acne and uneven skin pigmentation as well.
Charcoal is known to absorb 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities, making it an excellent natural ingredient to help purify and deep-clean skin.
This has also been known to whiten teeth, heal wounds, eliminate itchiness and also help with poison ingestion, gastro-intestinal issues and hangovers as well.
French Green Clay is a valuable beauty treatment and is the main ingredient in many natural face masks, bath and spa products. It has a deep cleansing action, removes dead skin cells, absorbs impurities, excess sebum and oils to keep the skin smooth, fresh and radiant.
What is French Green Clay?
French Green Clay is by far one of the most majestic, most effective, and most commonly used mineral skin clays found throughout our global community.
Green clays consist of curative volcanic ashes which are found near ancient volcanoes, 20-50 meters below the ground surface. It contains only natural material treated mechanically, without any chemical additives. They are rich in magnesium and trace elements, as well as organic plant matter which alongside iron oxide determines its soft green color (Amber's Organics Green Clay has a lighter hue of green than montmorillonite). They detoxify, restore mineral balance and act as an absorbent.
French Green Clay is a 100% natural bio-organic material and contains a cornucopia of valuable elements, with several important mineral oxides, magnesium, calcium, potassium, dolomite, silica, manganese, phosporous, silicon, copper, and selenium.
Why is it green ?
Green clay owes its coloration to 2 very important factors, which ultimately define good quality clay from poor quality clay. They are, iron oxides, and decomposed plant matter…..Yes, that is correct, decomposed plant matter. The natural green tones found in this luxurious clay are from the very cycles of life this earth uses to regenerate itself.
French Green Amber's Organics Green Clay is a non-swelling clay. It is sometimes called 'marine clay' due to the quarries being found in the ancient marine beds. This gives Amber's Organics Green Clay a very rich mineral content. With its very high adsorption capacity, Amber's Organics Green Clay acts like a magnet for toxins, so it is the greatest detoxifying remedy available in nature.
Absorption. The absorbent power of this clay is extraordinary.Clay has the power to attract and either absorb or stimulate the evacuation of toxic and non-useful elements. In general, clay has remarkable resistance to chemical agents and only the most energetic ones can attack it. As a bacteria-destroying agent it can render contaminated water innocuous.Its absorbent power has contributed to the elimination of the chemical taste of chloride in Paris water.
Absorption of the impurities in the tissues, neutralizing and draining these impurities.. extra cellular level.
Adsorption means the pulling out of the impurities that are in a state of suspension in the body liquid (blood, lymph, bile) and then draining and eliminating them... Intra cellular level.
Clay Storage & Use
Clay must be kept dry. It should never be mixed with metal spoons or stored in metal containers; the only materials that should be used in preparation or storage are wooden spoons or glass stirrers, and either glass or ceramic containers. It is thought that the clay loses its beneficial electromagnetic qualities through contact with metal. Once used, never re-use the same clay.
Other fabulous ingredients:
Lemon Verbena - Externally, the herb can be used to treat acne, boils and cysts.
Geranium essential oil - Geranium Essential Oil helps balance both dry or oily skin by regulating sebum production. This is a wonderful oil for combination skin.It acts as a natural astringent, causing skin tissue to contract resulting in firmer younger looking skin.It promotes skin cell regeneration, improves elasticity and circulation to the surface of skin making it ideal for anti aging treatments. Skin appears more radiant and youthful.It naturally cleanses and has antibacterial properties that aid in healing which can be of great benefit if you suffer from eczema or acne prone skin. It can also be used to heal burns, wounds and even shingles.Geranium Essential Oil also helps with water retention making it a good cellulite treatment. It also can fade the appearance of scars stretch marks and age spots.
Organic blends of green clay, activated charcoal, Lemon Verbena ground powder, Geranium essential oil.