Moroccan Rhassoul Ghassoul Clay Benefits
Rhassoul, also known as Ghassoul, comes from the Arabic word Rassala, meaning "to wash." Rhassoul clay is a Stevensite clay formed from volcanic lava and extracted from chambers beneath the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.
After extraction, the pure clay is washed, sun-dried, and ground to an ultra-fine powder. This is a high-quality clay due to its high mineral content and ability to extract impurities from the skin and scalp.
Nourishes and Softens the Skin
Ghassoul Clay is rich in minerals beneficial to the skin, mainly Silica (approx. 57%) and Magnesium (approx. 25%). Silica is essential in producing collagen, a common raw material in the formulation of skin care products.
Magnesium is an essential mineral readily absorbed by the skin and responsible for the known therapeutic benefits of Epsom Salts. In addition, magnesium protects against wrinkle-causing free radical damage and guards against inflammation caused by allergies and acne.
Treats Acne and Detoxifies the Skin
Moroccan clay works by ion exchange. The negatively charged clay particles draw positively charged impurities into the skin, unclogging pores, promoting circulation, and depositing its beneficial minerals into the skin.
Rhassoul clay is also highly absorbent and is a very effective treatment for excessively oily skin.
Exfoliates, Firm and Even Skin Tone and Grain
The tiny particles of Moroccan rhassoul clay gently exfoliate the skin, remove dead skin cells, close enlarged pores, and smooth out imperfections. Regular use provides a smooth, evenly toned complexion.
Suitable for Sensitive Skin, Rhassoul clay has been used and tested for over 1000 years and is ideal for all skin types. In addition, the minerals in Rhassoul clay will help reduce inflammation without irritating, drying, or damaging the skin's protective layer.
Natural Shampoo and Treatment for Dry Scalp
Moroccan rhassoul clay is also traditionally used as a shampoo due to its excellent properties that remove impurities and sebum, providing deep cleansing of the scalp and hair strands without causing irritation.
Rhassoul clay helps reduce hair breakage and loss, as premature hair loss is closely associated with inflammation, fungus, dandruff, scalp psoriasis, and eczema.
It also removes toxins, microbes, fungi, and dead skin that contribute to inflammation, allowing hair to grow and the scalp to remain healthy. In addition, rhassoul clay improves hair elasticity, helps detangle, reduces frizz, and helps define curls.