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Our hero ingredients: New Zealand glacial clay

Our hero ingredients: New Zealand glacial clay
Article by: Danijela Unkovich     |     Date: April 18 , 2018

Sourced from the foothills of the Southern Alps, glacial clay has high levels of naturally occuring minerals and can help to cleanse and regenerate the skin.

Behind the hero ingredients of SKIN by Ecostore is a story of sustainability. The picturesque Marlborough region at the top of the South Island of New Zealand is renowned for wine growing, particularly its world-famous Sauvignon Blanc, and the stunning Marlborough Sounds where mussel farms dot the waters. While the raw ingredients of both the hero ingredients, the marine and grape seed extract, are by-products of their respective industries, they can have fantastic applications for skin health. True to Ecostore’s philosophy on environmental sustainability, not only can our skin receive wonderful benefits through utilisation of these ingredients, but the environment is supported too.

New Zealand clacial clay

SKIN by Ecostore’s two latest products, the Hydrating Mask and the Brightening Exfoliator, both contain New Zealand glacial clay. This ingredient is sustainably sourced from the foothills of the Southern Alps, located in New Zealand’s South Island. The environment where the clay is sourced is remote, leading to an unaltered natural mineral ingredient.

Glacial clay may have benefits for skin, due to its high and unique levels of naturally occurring minerals, derived from a combination of volcanic ash and glacial ice. The nano particle size of the clay ensures that the clay can deeply penetrate the pores of our skin. The main benefits of using glacial clay in SKIN by Ecostore include cleansing and regenerating of the skin, by removing impurities without stripping its natural protective layer. It also helps to tone, invigorate and revitalise the skin, leading to a brighter and more even complexion.

The luscious Hydrating Mask is an indulgent mask, gentle enough for use 2-3 times a week. It  contains both nourishing oils with glacial clay, leading to skin that is not only deeply cleansed, but moisturised too. The Brightening Exfoliator also contains glacial clay, as well as a unique blend of jojoba beads and pineapple, to gently remove dead skin cells, for a brighter smoother skin tone. The exfoliator is gentle enough for daily use.


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