French Green Clay (Montmorillonite ) is a naturally occurring clay which may be combined with water or moisturizing oils to make a facial or body mask. It is known for its absorbing properties, removing impurities from the skin .Green clay is the most popular base for a facial mask because it can be used on all skin types: it can be used to balance combination skin, normalize oily skin, and revitalize dry skin. Green clay is rich in vitamins and minerals, and has properties that help alleviate skin problems. It leaves the skin feeling silky smooth.
French Green Clay comes from the sedimentation of Silico-aluminum, its coloring the result of the oxides contained in these rocks. Its unique composition includes Iron, Silica, Aluminum, Magnesium, Calcium, Titanium, Sodium and Potassium. French Green Clay is prepared for the commercial market by a process of sun-drying and crushing. After the clay has been mined, it is spread in the sun to remove excess water. It is then ground by large hydraulic crushers and micronized, or finely pulverized. The last stage in the process is a final period of sun-drying to remove the last traces of water.