Dead Sea Salt
&
Pink Himaylayan Salt
Cosmetic Clays

The earth is one big medicine cabinet.  She provides preventative care, treatments for ailments and cures for diseases.   All you need to do is look around for the abundance of medicinal and emotional therapies, it's not as far away as you may think!

Earth's Natural Nutrients & Minerals

Cosmetic grade clays are used to promote health, healing, and clean and exfoliate oils, dead skin cells, and dirt from the skin and pores. They are extremely rich in nutrients and minerals and help draw toxins from the skin and increase blood circulation, leaving your skin feeling silky smooth.

 

We use the following clays in our products. French Green Clay, Bentonite Clay, Moroccan Red Clay & Kaolin Clay.

 

What does each clay do?

 

Bentonite Clay:  Bentonite clay, also known as living clay, is harvested from naturally occurring volcanic ash in the United States. It can be taken internally to supplement mineral deficiencies and to rid toxins from the body. This clay is good for oilier skin tones. 

French Green Clay: Mined in France, natural French green clay is highly absorbent, pulling oils, toxins, and impurities from your skin. This clay is wonderful for the complexion, tightening pores, repairing damaged skin cells, stimulating the skin, and helping to clear problem skin.

 

Kaolin Clay:  also called White clay and/or China clay, is the most commonly found clay in skin care preparations, powders, deodorants, and cosmetics. It is a fine, fluffy, soft white clay that is easily mixed with water to apply to the face or body. White clay is the mildest of all clays and can be used on dry, sensitive, and normal skin.

 

Moroccan Red Clay: Red Clay is an excellent moisturizing and cleansing facial clay. Moroccan red clay is considered one of the more rare and pure clays of the Earth. It has been used for health and beauty for centuries.Its tendencies to readily cleanse, exfoliate, absorb impurities and detoxify the skin, combined with its ability to improve conditions of dryness, scaliness and to clarify skin texture and firmness make it very desirable.

Pumice is a volcanic ash which is formed when lava is permeated with gas.  Because lava has similar poroperites and chemical make up as glass, pumice is very abrasive but unlike glass, it is very soft.  Pumice is the softest abrasive media in use today.

 

I am simply in heaven when I use on of our pumice exfoliating soaps, not only does it polish my skin by removing old, dead skin, but it also permits my razor to get closer to the hair folicle for a closer, smoothe shave.  

 

Try using one of Masquerade Market's exfoliating soaps along with one of our shave bars and your skin will have never felt so soft or smooth.  

Activated bamboo charcoal is made by burning pieces of bamboo at temperatures over 800 degrees and then it is refined completely.

 

Activated charcoal powder is one of the best detoxifying ingredients without drying your skin.


Activated bamboo charcoal powder absorbs odors, purifies water and is beneficial to your skin. 

 

Activated bamboo charcoal absorbs into the pores of your skin & draws out the dirt, toxins & oils that are blocking the pores.  Regular use can help to eliminate acne, bumps, and blackheads.  

 

Another use for activated bamboo charcoal soap is to treat eczema, psoriasis and dry cracked skin. Bamboo kills bacteria and bamboo charcoal cleans the skin thoroughly and allows the body’s natural moisturizers to work effectively on eczema and psoriasis.

 

Bamboo is not only antibacterial but also anti-viral, anti-fungal and antimicrobial. As a result activated bamboo charcoal soap is ideal for people who are exposed to or battle fungal, viral and other bacteria based problems of the skin. 

Finely Ground Pumice
Activated Bamboo Charcoal

Hippocrates noticed the healing properties and benefits of seawater when he used it on fishermen’s injured hands, and sea salts are a regular part of many types of hydrotherapies. Sea salts, especially

 

Dead Sea salts and Himalayan salts, have very high natural mineral contents, including magnesium, potassium, calcium, bromine, sodium and chloride. These nutrients have many health benefits that help promote healthy-looking, youthful skin.

 

 

 

Dead Sea Salt: Dead Sea Salts contain large amounts of magnesium and bromide, which cleanse and disinfect your skin, making you less susceptible to skin-related allergies. Dead Sea salt also treats acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, dandruff, scabies and seborrhea. Dead Sea salts are also effective in combating hair loss, water retention, and cellulite.

 

Himalayan Pink Salt: Himalayan Pink Salt is one of the purest salts available for culinary, therapeutic and cosmetic uses. This delectable salt has beautifully formed crystals which range in color from off-white to a lustrous pink, which indicates a quantifiable amount of 84 trace elements & iron. The benefits are endless