Product Rating: 4.9/5 (As per 15 Customer Reviews)
Strengthening for all skin types, Australian Olive Green Clay is beneficial clay for cleansing and purifying the skin by removing dirt and oil. It can be used on acne-prone and oily skin. The clay contains minerals and helps to balance oiliness of the skin, and assists in reducing the appearance of scars. It is revitalizing for the skin and is ideal for use in body wraps and face masks.
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Rating: Tried it on cp soap. Added at trace. It gives a dark olive green colour to the soap. It looked way too dark when blending but it turned out beautiful after my soap was cut. Not sure if the properties are going to be same in soap but I really like the rugged look it gives to the soap..
By:Jeyatha, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 25-Oct-2014
Rating: Planned to use it in cp soap. Hope it turns out nice. Love the colour too.
By:Jeyatha, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 25-Oct-2014
Rating: This clay completely DESTROYED blackheads! (Note: You may have to do follow up treatments to maintain clear pores if you have problem skin, but this is great for it!). This would also be a superb mask for someone with very oily skin!
One thing I will note is that this IS very drawing/drying and can be harsh on normal to sensitive skin types. My boyfriend and I both have "normal" skin and our faces ended up a little dry, red and irritated after using this.
So I would say - sensitive or dry skin types: beware - do not apply as a full face mask! If you want to use it for your blackheads, only put a THIN layer onto the problem areas.
By:Megan, Calgary, Alberta
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Apr-2014
Rating: Love this! After having my daughter in 2008, my skin went from normal and clear, to combination and always breaking out in my T zone. My chin has been especially bad as it's the area woman normally break out when they are hormonal, by the time my breakouts would finally heal, I would be getting new ones again. I was using Dermalogica for a long time with no results. I bought a clay mask on Etsy which helped a lot, but when I went to buy it again the shop was on vacation. The creative esthetician in me decided to make my own clay mask, and this is the first, and now probably the last clay I will ever need. I've been mixing it with a few other ingredients, as well as rose witch hazel, and my skin heals SO MUCH FASTER! For those who have combination skin, use a moisturizer before applying the mask to keep skin more hydrated, or mix masks and only apply this clay on your oily areas, and use a more hydrating mask for the rest of your face.
Rating: Used in CP soaps, Masks, Scrubs and Bath Bombs, all turned out fantastic! I have no complaints about this clay and once I run out, I'll purchase more.. can't have too much of it, since I use it in almost everything
By:Sarah, Halifax, Nova Scotia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 26-Dec-2013
Rating: I used this in a cp soap for my 17 year old son along with cucumber peel. He has or had cystic acne from medium to severe since he was 14 years old. I actually got into soap making for this reason. The clay is amazing. His face is ten times better. He still gets the odd pimple but not the huge sore bumps and pustules. He was too lazy to the step by step process of acne treatments . Soap just made sense because he can jump in the shower and use it there. I have very dry skin so I can't use it but I did put a little on a cold sore and it dried it up in 24 hrs. I use it in my shaving bars. It turns the soap a grey colour and you can smell it earthy scent but I have used a musky scent with it and get rave reviews. My brother in law says he won't use anything else to shave with now. I am going to try milder clays to see if how it affects different skin types but will keep buying this one as it is a staple in my soap business.
By:Andrea, Fort Erie, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 16-Aug-2013
Rating: This clay has strong drawing power, yet leaves skin soft. I mixed it with 16 other ingredients and could not be more pleased at the way it combined + performed.
Rating: I just tried this clay in my very first face mask. I mixed it with some warm water and a few drops of spearmint EO. I applied it all over my face and let it dry. After about 15 minutes I decided to check out how it had done. I walked to the bathroom and was shocked!!! My nose was covered in little specks, as well as my chin, and my forehead... at the places I have problems with acne --especially blackheads. As someone who has struggled with clogged pores and acne for over 15 years, I was beyond frustrated that nothing ever seemed to work.
Well, ladies and gentlemen... I'm SOLD! I will use this product forever. I wiped the mask from my nose with warm water and for this first time since puberty, saw no blackheads. I'm still shocked. My skin still needs a lot of work, but it feels soft and fantastic, and looks brighter than I think it's ever been. The spearmint made for a pleasant smell as well.
Rating: This one turned out to be too drying for my skin. Even though I added some grapeseed oil to my mask, my face ended up tight, dry, and red. Though I have to say that after some intensive moisturizing it was clear that the mask had done a good job of cleansing my skin. I think this would be great for someone with oilier skin, just not for me.
By:Jenn, Vancouver, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Mar-2010
Rating: L-O-V-E IT! Fantastic product, especially for oilier skin types. Have used it with great success in a variety of my masks...
By:Az, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Apr-2010
Rating: This clay provides a wonderful facial treatment. I am really glad I ordered it.
Rating: The women just love this product, they can't say enough good things about it. It leaves your face feeling as soft as a baby's skin. It is also easy to remove. Excellent product.
By:Mark, Sydney, Nova Scotia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 05-Dec-2008
Rating: Australian Clay - Green
I've made a mask with it, using rose floral water and a bit of jojoba oil.
After rinsing the skin is completely rejuvenated, it feels cool and fresh.
The mask balances the skin - the oily zones were moisturized and mattified,
the dry zones (cheeks) were moisturized and skin felt supple and fresh.
Green clay is truly a must have.
By:Yulia, Newmarket, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 17-May-2006
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