Kae’s Rhassoul White Natural Clay is a really gentle powder that can be used as a cleanser, exfoliator or mask for the face, body or hair.
The clay has been reportedly extracted from ancient deposits in the Atlas mountains of northern Morocco where it is called ‘rhassoul’ and has been apparently used for centuries for hammam (steam room) treatments. The product is hypoallergenic, fragrance free, 100% natural, vegan, not tested on animals and comprises only a single ingredient i.e., ‘moroccan lava clay (hectorite)’. I bought Kae’s rhassoul clay from the naturismo site where it retails for 14 GBP for 200gm of the product that is packaged in a small recyclable plastic jar.
I mostly use the clay powder as a weekly facial mask only at night time during my weekends. Although I would really love to use this every night, for me it can be a little too drying and congesting, if used too frequently. I mix half a tablespoon clay powder with an equal amount of water and Bragg’s apple cider vinegar (ACV). You can add more water or ACV if you want a mask with lighter consistency. The paste spreads easily on the face and dries quickly (3-4 minutes). I like to leave the mask on my face for exactly 15 minutes; I use a timer! For taking it off, I just splash my face lightly with water. The mask glides off smoothly and doesn’t feel rough on the skin at all. Post-washing, my skin feels really softer, smoother and brighter than usual. I find that using this product as a mask every day/night can be counter-productive for me as it can cause breakouts. So, I just stick with once a week use of this product as a face mask. Also, since the clay powder can be used all over the body, I don’t need to use any extra exfoliators/masks for my body and hair. One 200 gm jar of the product can easily last for a year, making it quite affordable.