Clay Masks and 7 supreme & immediate benefits for your skin!

Have you joined in this latest trend, or are you still confused as to why people would put clay on their face? Everyone seems to be talking about, and using Clay Masks lately. If you don’t know what a clay mask is, then your skin is missing out on an array of benefits. Here we highlight 9 immediate benefits from using a clay mask and why your skin must have these amazing results right now!

A good quality clay mask can detoxify your skin, balance oils, tighten pores, and even hydrate your skin to leave it softer, smoother and glowing! With regular use they can restore your skins balance, protect from future break outs and even produce a natural make up free glow that you don’t want to cover up! Perfect for all skins types, clay masks can restore, replenish and deliver immediate results.

Firstly, what are the two main Australian Clays that are used in clay masks;

–         Bentonite Clay

Bentonite clay is the most commonly used clay, and it is also the most potent. It has the strongest ability for detoxifying and drawing out impurities. However, it can also have the harshest reaction to sensitive skin. This is why it is important to know what your skin can manage and what other ingredients are the clay mask to balance the level of potency versus nourishment.

–         Kaolin Clay

Kaolin Clay mildly cleanses and detoxifies the skin, removing dead skin cells and absorbing any impurities from your pores. It is perfect for using on dry, sensitive skin, helping to calm and soothe any irritations, and it also can help brighten and tone your skin for a more youthful and healthy look.

You can buy a clay mask that one of these two Australian clays, or a combination. Clay masks can be used up to 3 times a week for the best benefits and are great for all skins types. So read on if you want to know more about the 9 most amazing benefits of a clay mask that is packed with essential nutrients that your skin loves.

 Bentonite Clay Mask

1. Regulates oily skin and sebum production.

Sebum is an oily or waxy substance that is produced to moisturiser and protect your skin. However, when we don’t look after our skin, through the change of seasons, high stress, or if we use harsh products that dry out our skin, our body’s reaction is create more sebum. Although natural production of sebum is a good thing, too much can lead to oily looking skin, clogged pores, skin blemishes and the dreaded acne!

A clay mask can help by soaking up excess sebum and minimising the over production of oil to create a matte appearance post use. The detoxifying abilities of the clay mask will help to pull excess oil from deep under the skin to help unclog pores and remove deep toxins and pollutants.

It is important to note that overuse of clay masks or the wrong type of clay mask can overly dry out skin, causing an over production of sebum later after ceasing use. This is where our Avocado & Hemp Green Clay Mask stands out from the crowd, because we put natural low comedogenic oils back into the skin to prevent a drying out response.


2. They are great for hydrating skin

With the right ingredients balanced, a clay mask can be extremely hydrating. Hemp Co Australia’s Avocado & Hemp Green Clay Mask contains Hemp Seed Oil, which contains anti-inflammatory properties to help calm irritated skin. It is both cleansing and moisturising, and it provides a natural conditioner which helps to repair damaged skin due to its perfect balance of omega 3, 6 & 9.

Hemp Seed Oil Green Clay Mask

Also containing avocado oil to help plump skin from the inside out, by nourishing and moisturising your skin. It can also help to encourage collagen production which in turn promotes new skin cell growth & Hyaluronic Acid helps to attract and retain water to hydrate the skin. It may help the skin look plumper, brighter, and more nourished through regular use.

 Avocado Oil Green Clay Mask

3. Deep cleans your skin & pores

    All day, every day, we experience a build up of toxins, pollutants, dirt dust and grim. Yuk! No one wants that building up in the skin and on their face, especially if you use make up which can trap that all in every day. So, the best way to remove this build up is with a clay mask.

    It’s easy to apply and all you have to do is take 10 minutes to relax while it does its job. The clay will penetrate deep into the skin and pores to remove all the daily build up from within. Simply wash it all away when you remove the mask with warm water. You will notice a cleaner, brighter face immediate after use.

    Once all the dirt is pulled from your pores the mask also has a tightening affect on your skin and pores. This will close your pores from over exposure to the same pollutants and toxins the next day, keeping your skin fresh and clean for longer.


    4. Brightens Your Skin

    Clay masks have the ability to reduce dark spots and hyperpigmentation. When used regularly they can improve your skins moisture barrier and make your skin more plum, creating a make up free glow. Our skin cells can become more oxygenated bringing more colour to the skins surface and brining back your youthful brilliance.

    The clay will remove the top layer of toxins and dead skins cells showing brighter, fresher skin naturally. When your pores become clean and unclogged they can also make your skin appear brighter and glowing.  


    5. Rejuvenates Your Skin Cells

    Australian Clay is rich in silica, which will help to improve skin elasticity and cell renewal for glowy, younger-looking skin. Silica assists with retaining moisture while also working as a natural anti-inflammatory. This creates healthier, brighter skin.   

    Anti-inflammatory an Anti-microbial properties can help prevent against skin disease. Therefore it has a double effect, clearing away the toxins and repairing and rejuvenating your skins cells underneath to come through brighter and healthier. Clay masks can increase the amount of oxygen your top layer of skin receives, which is beneficial for the skin tissue and supports the rejuvenation of the cells.   


    6. Anti-Microbial Properties & Anti-Inflammatory

      Clay masks have both anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. This helps to balance the microscopic life on your skin and works to reduce irritation and inflammation. Clay masks have been know to assist in the management of diseases such as dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis. While these conditions are often more than skin deep and can need medical support, the clay in the mask can remove dead bacterial cells and hydrate and renew, dry flaky skin.

      Hemp Co Australia’s Mask contains Safflower Oil which is full of anti inflammatory properties to help calm irritated skin. It is moisturising and may help improve acne, age spots and uneven skin tone. When your skin is calm and nourished, redness will decrease allowing a more even and natural glow.

      Safflower seed oil in a clay mask

      Additional ingredients such as Vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant, can help protect your skin against free radicals such as sun damage which causes premature ageing. It also helps to hydrate your skin, leaving it fresh and nourished. Vitamin B5 also contains anti inflammatory properties which helps to smooth the skin, improve hydration and moisture retention, and keeps your skin looking healthy.


      7. All Natural ingredients

      Clay masks are great for all skin types because of the natural ingredients. This creates the lowest side effects because the clay does not include any synthetic or man-made chemicals, parabens or SLES.

      More and more face products are being created with manmade and synthetic ingredients because people are wanting everything to help with ageing. But with your skin being your largest organ, it is important to know what you are putting on your face and what is in your products.

      Our all natural Hemp Seed Oil infused Avocado & Hemp Green Clay Mask has been uniquely designed using a range of natural and vegan ingredients. Without any hidden nasties, each ingredient in our Avocado & Hemp Green Clay Mask has been selected to nourish, soothe and hydrate your skin, remove any impurities, tighten your pores and make you feel proud about the skin you have.



      If you are having trouble with any skin conditions, we recommend trying a clay mask and hope you will see these and many more immediate and long-lasting benefits. To support all skin types and all skin conditions try our nourishing and hydrating Clay mask to balance the detoxifying affects to leave skin bright and hydrated.

      Create the skin you love & let us know how your results go in the comments below.



      July 08, 2021 — Fran Power