Have you ever heard of pink clay? It is gaining in popularity as a natural ingredient that can be used to benefit both skin and hair. In this post, we'll discuss pink clay benefits and explain how to use it for glowing skin and shiny hair. We've also got money-saving hacks to make your own versions of pink clay skin and hair care you’ll find on the high street! So, read on to find out more about the wonders of pink clay!


What Is Pink Clay?

Pink clay is made from a combination of red and white kaolin clays.

It's rich in minerals like silicon, iron, magnesium, calcium, and other trace elements which can help to improve your skin's overall appearance.

Being a combination of the two clay types, it can both draw out impurities and toxins, while simultaneously nourishing and revitalising your skin and hair.

Pink clay has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, that can help to soothe and calm the skin. For this reason, it is often said to be the most ideal clay for people with sensitive skin.


Pink Clay Benefits for Skin

We mentioned already that pink clay’s profile includes many minerals like iron, magnesium, potassium, and calcium, that are vital for skin health. And that the clay can help to detoxify the skin by drawing out impurities and toxins without stripping out all your skin’s natural oils.

Here are some more pink clay benefits for your skin:

Pink clay is a natural exfoliator, helping to slough away dead skin cells and revealing brighter, more radiant skin underneath.

Pink clay can help increase circulation to the skin, evening out skin tone.

The clay can also help to absorb excess oil, making it ideal for those with oily or acne-prone skin types.


Pink Clay Benefits for Hair

The same minerals and nutrients in pink clay that benefit our skin are also vital to keep our hair looking its best.

Applied in a mask or spray, pink clay can add shine to the hair.

Pink clay can also make your hair softer, reduce frizz and make it more manageable.


How to Use Pink Clay for Skin and Hair Care

OK, so pink clay benefits are numerous. But how best to use it?


- Facial Masks

Facial masks are one of the most popular uses for pink clay. Pink clay is a powerful detoxifier and can help to remove impurities from the skin, leaving it looking and feeling softer and smoother. When used in a mask, pink clay can also help to boost circulation and promote cell turnover, giving your skin a healthy glow.

Simply mix 1 tablespoon of clay with 2 tablespoons of water or apple cider vinegar until it forms a paste, then apply it to your face. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. You can do this once or twice a week for best results.

There are plenty of other ways to use pink clay in a facial mask, depending on your skin type and what you’re trying to achieve. For example, if you have dry skin, you might want to try a hydrating mask with ingredients like honey, olive oil or aloe vera. Or, if you’re looking for a mask that will help to reduce inflammation or acne rosacea, try mixing the pink clay with anti-inflammatory ingredients like rose water, chamomile or lavender.

To achieve a simple version of this popular pink clay mask by Revolution Skincare, just mix some pink clay with our aloe vera gel. For £8.44 plus P&P you’ll get more than 3 times the amount of mask for the same price!


-Dry Shampoo

Prolong time between washes and give your hair a nutrient boost by incorporating pink clay into a dry shampoo. The pink clay absorbs excess oil and impurities in seconds.

Simply mix equal parts pink clay with corn starch (or rice starch). Add a few drops of essential oils if you like to create your own gorgeous scent.

This is a simple take on the popular Lee Stafford Fresh Hair Dry Shampoo and does away with the hydrocarbons and alcohol. It’ll also save you money – our pink clay from a sustainable source in France starts at just £2.45 for 60g.

Many dry shampoos are packaged in wasteful plastic dispensers or cans, but instead, you can upcycle your spice jars and create your own zero-waste dry shampoo sifter bottle!

- Hair Mask

Pink clay is perfect for those with dull, lifeless hair as it will help to detoxify the scalp and hair follicles, remove impurities and build-up, and promote healthy hair growth. Pink clay can also help to add shine and body to lacklustre locks.

To use pink clay as a hair mask, simply mix the powder with water or apple cider vinegar to form a paste. Apply the paste to your scalp and hair, massaging it in for several minutes before rinsing it out. For best results, use the mask once a week and follow up with your regular shampoo and conditioner routine.

- Boost Your Shampoo

If you're looking for a way to add some extra shine to your hair, try using pink clay as a shampoo. Just add a few tablespoons of clay to your regular shampoo and massage it into your scalp. Rinse thoroughly and enjoy shiny, healthy-looking hair!


- Body Scrub

Body scrubs are an important part of any self-care routine. They help to slough off dead skin cells, improve circulation, and leave your skin feeling softer and smoother.

There are many different types of body scrubs on the market, but you can easily make your own and it’ll be one of the most effective and gentle options.

To create your own pink clay body scrub, simply mix a small amount with water to form a paste. Apply the paste to wet skin and massage in circular motions for about five minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pat your skin dry. You can use pink clay body scrub once or twice a week for best results. Pink clay’s minerals and antioxidants can help improve the appearance of your skin.


Alternatives to Pink Clay for Skin & Hair Care

There are a few other clays that can be used for skin and hair care in place of pink clay. French green clay, also called sea clay, is good for normal to oily skin types. It's also great for detoxifying the scalp and hair follicles. Bentonite clay is another option that's good for all skin types. This type of clay is especially beneficial for people with acne-prone skin.



Pink clay is a powerful beauty ingredient that can help you get the glowing skin and shiny hair of your dreams. We hope this guide has given you an insight into the benefits of using pink clay, how to use it correctly and what kind of products you should look for when incorporating pink clay into your routine.

Shop our ultra-ventilated-100% natural sun dried blend of Pink Clay from a sustainable source in France here.

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