Trends in the Industry
If you have been paying attention to beauty industry trends, you’ve definitely noticed that clay has taken the beauty-blogger world by storm. Clay is often used in face masks, but can also be used in a variety of other personal care applications. These can range from hair masks to sunscreens. As society begins to better understand the importance of self-care and relaxation, face masks have become an incredible way to treat yourself. More and more, people are realizing just how incredible these natural ingredients are. Plus, it’s hard not to love that you can get benefits of a facial in the comfort of their own home.
Glacial Oceanic Clay
One truly innovative and unique type of clay is Ironwood Clay’s Glacial Oceanic Clay. Sourced from a remote location off the Northern coast of British Columbia, Ironwood’s Glacial Oceanic Clay is the only clay of it’s kind. Glacier and ocean deposits began forming along this coast over 2.5 million years ago. This created a nutritive silt composed of more than 60 minerals and rare earth elements. The clay is continuously enriched by the flow of the sea and sand together. It is only accessible for harvest at specific times of the year, and Ironwood Clay follows the strict environmental, governmental, and community guidelines during this process. In fact, they are the only company registered and permitted by the BC Government to harvest this clay.
Ironwood Clay Company is a conscientious corporate citizen with strong ties to indigenous people and utmost respect for cultural traditions and territories. In addition to community programs for children, parents and relief aid, our partnership with the Xwémalhkwu (Homalco) First Nations is one of collaborative consultation and consideration, mutual agreement and benefit for lasting sustainability, for generations to come.
Glacial Oceanic Clay has a variety of unique properties that make it stand out among the variety of existing clays. Check out our Youtube Video to learn the 8 reasons to use Glacial Oceanic Clay.
8 Reasons to Use Glacial Oceanic Clay:
- Rich in Minerals: This clay has been maturing off the west coast of Canada over thousands of years. Formed by the movement of glaciers, it contains more than 60 minerals unique to this part of the world.
- Magnetic Clean: The skin’s impurities are positively charged, while the particles in the clay are negatively charged. When applied to the skin, the negative ions from the clay attract the impurities in the skin. When you wash your face, you remove the impurities with the clay ensuring a deep clean.
- Reducing Pore Size: While removing the impurities such as oil and dirt from the pores, Glacial Oceanic Clay also helps to reduce pore size. This leaves the skin porcelain smooth.
- Natural Skin Hydration: Glacial Oceanic clay uses its osmotic strength to pull moisture up from deep inner tissues to hydrate the face. It cleans the skin but does not dehydrate it as other cleansing agents may do.
- Cleaning Barrier: The minuscule size particles of Glacial Oceanic Clay act as an emulsifying agent to form a barrier around the oily particles on your skin. This removes them effectively when you rinse your face.
- Healing Properties: Glacial Oceanic Clay acts as a dermatological protector that contains anti-inflammatory properties, which cool and sooth the skin with each application.
- Balanced pH: Glacial Oceanic Clay helps maintain a balanced skin pH with powerful buffering capability. It also helps to strengthen the barrier function of the skin in order to keep it healthy and beautiful.
- UV Protection: Minerals in Glacial Oceanic Clay work together to form natural and long-lasting protection against UVB, UVA, and UVC rays.