Fuller's Earth, Powder
Ingredients: Fuller’s Earth Clay.
Herb Description & Ecology: Fuller’s earth clay is a sedimentary clay that has been widely used as a skin-lightening agent and is best known for its ability to be applied as a “facial bleach.” Because of its enormous drawing capabilities, fuller’s earth is the number one choice for oily skin. It literally draws oil from the skin and has been used industrially for this same purpose. This clay has been around for quite some time and recent developments in the natural cosmetics and skincare industries have helped to recontextualize this useful clay as more than just a solvent that simply soaks up spilled automotive oil.
In a cosmetic context, it marvels in comparison to other “whitening clays” and so far has outperformed any material to help clean oily skin. Fuller’s Earth clay is strong, and for best results combine with a small amount of bentonite clay. Fuller’s earth is a naturally occurring sedimentary clay. It is a useful base ingredient for facial clay recipes and adds a nice finishing touch to clay products promising to aid its user with their battle against oily skin.