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Benefits of Greenwood Farm Face Masks

Ok, so we have 3 different face masks..... but what do they all do? What are the benefits? In this post we take a look at the various benefits of our Bentonite Face Mask, French Green Clay Face Mask and our Kaolin and Honey Face Mask.


Bentonite clay has been used by cultures throughout history for their nutrients and to help rid the body of toxins. Many animals will instinctively turn to eating dirt and clay to help remove poisons from their systems during times of illness.

In more recent times, healing clays like bentonite have once again gained popularity for internal and external detoxification for good reason.

A good quality bentonite clay should be a grey color and anything bordering on pure white should be avoided. It has a very fine velvety feel and is odourless and non staining, Its composed of aged volcanic ash and the largest known deposits exist in Wyoming USA.

Bentonite Clay is a unique clay due to its ability to produce an electrical charge when hydrated. Upon contact with fluid, its electrical components change, giving it the ability to absorb toxins. Greenwood Farm Bentonite Clay Face Mask is amazing at absorbing and removing toxins, heavy metals, impurities and chemicals from facial products and cosmetics. Please always use the wooden applicator to remove the mask from the jar. Any metal contact (spoon) will negate the drawing effects of the mask.


Also known as sea clay, French Green Clay has long been known for its detoxifying skin car benefits that can be attributed to its unique blend of minerals. Its composition includes dolomite, manganese, silica, copper, phosphorous, magnesium, zinc and calcium. The green color is due to the clay's iron oxide and decomposed plant matter.

You may already know that most clay masks are detoxifying by helping to draw impurities out of the skin. French Green Clay is no different and has been used for hundreds of years as a detox beauty treatment in many cultures. How? Molecules in French Green Clay have a charge, specifically a negative charge. Since most of the impurities on the face are positively charged, the clay and the toxins attach to each other. The clay acts like a magnet and when you remove the mask, you wash the impurities down the drain as well. This leaves behind fresher, cleaner skin.

French Green Clay cleanses and gently exfoliates. As the negative charge attaches itself to the impurities in your skin, it also attaches itself to the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin, as you wash away, the skin is gently but thoroughly exfoliated, leaving the skin soft, smooth and ready for application of your next product.


Kaolin Clay is a naturally  occurring clay substance mostly found in soils that have developed from the chemical weathering of rocks in hot, moist climates. A good example of such a climate is the tropical rain forest. It is also called China clay, White clay, White Cosmetic clay, Hydrated Aluminium Silicate, Kaolinite clay amongst other names.

Kaolin Clay is a fine and light clay that has natural absorbency properties. When applied to the skin it will soap up excess oils and stale sebum on the skin and within the pores.

Since is has detoxifying effects, Kaolin Clay sucks out impurities such as grime, dirt, pollution and germs from the pores. This cleanses out pores and prevents them from clogging up and causing breakouts.

Greenwood Farm Kaolin Clay and Honey Face Mask is the mildest of all our masks. Kaolin Clay is suitable for those with sensitive skin types and it soothes easily irritable skin rashes and redness. The mask is also perfect for those with acne and blotchy painful and pus filled spots. The mask can effectively and naturally absorb and remove excess oils and stale sebum on the skin and in pores.

With its slight abrasive texture, Kaolin and Honey mask makes a good exfoliant. It scrounges off dead skin cells and flaky skin on the surface, this leaves skin looking smooth and soft. The addition of our natural raw organic honey adds back nutrients and antioxidants and soothes dry and dirty skin.

So there you have it. 3 masks, 3 effects and one for every concern and skin type. We do have samples available for a reduced price, so head to the shop, place your order and get exfoliating the gentle way. Your skin will thank you for it.

Until next time.... Happy Farming!