Clay for Body & Face

We've no doubt that you've probably smeared some kind of clay concoction onto your face in an attempt to clear up breakouts, but it's important to know which clays do what and why they should feature in your skin care routine. Either way, this mineral-rich substance is worth knowing about if you're after a clean and clear complexion.

See our clay guide to answer your questions like what is clay and how many types of clay are there.

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NIP+FAB Salicylic Fix Clay Mask
NIP+FAB Salicylic Fix Clay Mask
£15.93 £19.95
-21%
NIP+FAB Salicylic Fix Blemish Lotion Extreme 2%
NIP+FAB Salicylic Fix Blemish Lotion Extreme 2%
£15.93 £19.95
-24%
WE ARE PARADOXX Detox Dry Shampoo
WE ARE PARADOXX Detox Dry Shampoo
£13.00 £17.00
-14%
GLAMGLOW Super Cleanse Triple Charcoal Cream To Foam Cleanser
GLAMGLOW Super Cleanse Triple Charcoal Cream To Foam Cleanser
£20.50 £23.75
-12%
ELEMIS Peptide4 Thousand Flower Mask
ELEMIS Peptide4 Thousand Flower Mask
£24.95 £28.16
-14%
The Ordinary The Balance Set
The Ordinary The Balance Set
£19.91 £23.00
-10%
ELEMIS Frangipani Monoi Hair & Scalp Mask
ELEMIS Frangipani Monoi Hair & Scalp Mask
£23.95 £26.40
-15%
Fudge Matte Hed Extra
Fudge Matte Hed Extra
£10.95 £12.85
-7%
Kérastase Specifique Argile Equilibrante Cleansing Hair Clay
Kérastase Specifique Argile Equilibrante Cleansing Hair Clay
£28.20 £30.08
-18%
The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque
The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque
£8.51 £10.30
-10%
Redken Rough Clay 20
Redken Rough Clay 20
£13.95 £15.35
-9%
Sebastian Professional Craft Clay
Sebastian Professional Craft Clay
£14.95 £16.32
-7%
GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment Mask
GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment Mask
£13.10 £13.95
-4%
GLAMGLOW Youthmud Glow Stimulating Mask
GLAMGLOW Youthmud Glow Stimulating Mask
£13.10 £13.60
-2%
Redken Brews Clay Pomade
Redken Brews Clay Pomade
£12.75 £12.95
This Works Evening Detox Cleansing Water
This Works Evening Detox Cleansing Water
£18.37
L'Anza Healing Style Dry Texture Spray
L'Anza Healing Style Dry Texture Spray
£21.50
Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask
Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask
£72.00
delilah Colour Intense Liquid Lipstick
delilah Colour Intense Liquid Lipstick
£20.00
bareMinerals Poreless Clay Cleanser
bareMinerals Poreless Clay Cleanser
£14.40
Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm
Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm
£92.00
REN Clarimatte Invisible Pores Detox Mask
REN Clarimatte Invisible Pores Detox Mask
£29.50
Evolve Beauty Radiant Glow Mask
Evolve Beauty Radiant Glow Mask
£14.00
ELEMIS Herbal Lavender Repair Mask
ELEMIS Herbal Lavender Repair Mask
£26.80
This Works Evening Detox Clay Mask
This Works Evening Detox Clay Mask
£18.32
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Clay Mask
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Clay Mask
£14.00
MZ Skin Natural Konjac Sponge
MZ Skin Natural Konjac Sponge
£22.00
PIXI Glow Mud Cleanser
PIXI Glow Mud Cleanser
£14.52
PIXI Glow Mud Mask
PIXI Glow Mud Mask
£14.52
Murad Clarifying Mask
Murad Clarifying Mask
£31.83
NIOD Flavanone Mud Mask
NIOD Flavanone Mud Mask
£23.02
NIOD Myrrh Clay Mask
NIOD Myrrh Clay Mask
£22.31
GLAMGLOW Instamud 60 Second Pore Refining Treatment
GLAMGLOW Instamud 60 Second Pore Refining Treatment
£25.46
Balance Me AHA Glow Mask
Balance Me AHA Glow Mask
£18.00
Dr Hauschka Revitalising Mask
Dr Hauschka Revitalising Mask
£4.95
Dr Hauschka Hydrating Cream Mask
Dr Hauschka Hydrating Cream Mask
£4.95
CurrentBody Skin Clarifying Clay Mask
CurrentBody Skin Clarifying Clay Mask
£14.00
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Decléor Lavender Fine Cream Mask
Decléor Lavender Fine Cream Mask
£26.55 £55.00
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Decléor Rosemary Fluid
Decléor Rosemary Fluid
£23.40 £46.00
-47%
StriVectin Blue Rescue Clay Renewal Masque
StriVectin Blue Rescue Clay Renewal Masque
£24.95 £47.00
-42%
The Organic Pharmacy Flower Petal Deep Cleanser & Mask
The Organic Pharmacy Flower Petal Deep Cleanser & Mask
£20.64 £35.00
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Dermalogica Active Clay Cleanser
Dermalogica Active Clay Cleanser
£27.95 £35.00
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Acqua di Parma Barbiere Face Clay Mask
Acqua di Parma Barbiere Face Clay Mask
£18.95 £24.45
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Revlon Professional Style Masters Creator Matte Clay
Revlon Professional Style Masters Creator Matte Clay
£7.65 £12.30
-17%
Shu Uemura Art of Hair Nendo Definer Matte Clay
Shu Uemura Art of Hair Nendo Definer Matte Clay
£21.38 £25.65
-12%
Emma Hardie Purifying Detox Pink Clay Mask With Dual Action Cleansing Cloth
Emma Hardie Purifying Detox Pink Clay Mask With Dual Action Cleansing Cloth
£31.83 £36.00
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Dermalogica Clearing Fizz Mask
Dermalogica Clearing Fizz Mask
£16.95 £21.00
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Sienna X The Clay Mask
Sienna X The Clay Mask
£27.20 £31.00
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Green People Age Defy+ Soft Buff Skin Exfoliator
Green People Age Defy+ Soft Buff Skin Exfoliator
£18.75 £22.50
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Green People Purifying Face Mask
Green People Purifying Face Mask
£16.50 £19.80
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Jack Black Deep Dive Glycolic Facial Cleanser
Jack Black Deep Dive Glycolic Facial Cleanser
£16.25 £19.50
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TIGI Bed Head Trouble Maker Dry Spray Wax
TIGI Bed Head Trouble Maker Dry Spray Wax
£9.86 £12.65
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Jack Black Clay Pomade
Jack Black Clay Pomade
£16.25 £18.95
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Green People For Men No.1 Exfoliating Face Scrub
Green People For Men No.1 Exfoliating Face Scrub
£12.00 £14.40
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Nuxe Purifying & Smoothing Mask
Nuxe Purifying & Smoothing Mask
£13.81 £16.20
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Trilogy Mineral Radiance Mask
Trilogy Mineral Radiance Mask
£16.96 £19.35
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American Crew Moulding Clay
American Crew Moulding Clay
£11.99 £13.98
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Narciso Rodriguez Narciso Poudree Eau De Parfum
Narciso Rodriguez Narciso Poudree Eau De Parfum
£38.00 £39.95
-17%
Davines The Circle Chronicles The Wake-Up Circle
Davines The Circle Chronicles The Wake-Up Circle
£7.95 £9.50
-17%
Davines The Circle Chronicles The Quick Fix Circle
Davines The Circle Chronicles The Quick Fix Circle
£7.95 £9.50
-13%
Fudge Finish Dry Shampoo
Fudge Finish Dry Shampoo
£10.40 £11.95
-11%
Australian Bodycare Face Mask
Australian Bodycare Face Mask
£12.95 £14.44
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NIP+FAB Charcoal + Mandelic Acid Fix Mud Sheet Mask
NIP+FAB Charcoal + Mandelic Acid Fix Mud Sheet Mask
£5.62 £7.00
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Osmo Matte Clay Extreme
Osmo Matte Clay Extreme
£5.95 £6.99
-10%
L'Oréal Professionnel Homme Strong Hold Matte Clay
L'Oréal Professionnel Homme Strong Hold Matte Clay
£9.95 £10.95
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ELEMIS Clarifying Clay Wash
ELEMIS Clarifying Clay Wash
£26.95 £27.95
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Dr Hauschka Soothing Mask
Dr Hauschka Soothing Mask
£29.95 £30.95
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Matrix Style Link Matte Definer Beach Clay
Matrix Style Link Matte Definer Beach Clay
£7.95 £8.81
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Fudge Styling Grooming Putty Clay
Fudge Styling Grooming Putty Clay
£10.40 £10.95
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UpCircle Beauty Cinnamon & Ginger Chai Soap Bar
UpCircle Beauty Cinnamon & Ginger Chai Soap Bar
£4.49 £4.95
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Sigma Beauty Enchanted Eyeshadow Palette
Sigma Beauty Enchanted Eyeshadow Palette
£35.99 £36.45
-10%
UpCircle Beauty Fennel & Cardamom Chai Soap Bar
UpCircle Beauty Fennel & Cardamom Chai Soap Bar
£4.49 £4.95
-4%
Fudge Matte Hed Mouldable
Fudge Matte Hed Mouldable
£11.95 £12.40
-4%
Joico Hair Shake Texturizing Finisher
Joico Hair Shake Texturizing Finisher
£13.95 £14.40
-1%
Sigma Beauty Skin Care Brush Set
Sigma Beauty Skin Care Brush Set
£40.77 £40.99
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Kérastase Genesis Homme Cire D'Epaisseur Texturisante Thickening Moulding Clay
Kérastase Genesis Homme Cire D'Epaisseur Texturisante Thickening Moulding Clay
£23.95 £24.08
Dr Hauschka Clarifying Clay Mask Pot
Dr Hauschka Clarifying Clay Mask Pot
£24.00
Clarins SOS Pure Mask
Clarins SOS Pure Mask
£29.50
Alterna Caviar Style Concrete Clay
Alterna Caviar Style Concrete Clay
£23.60
Alterna Caviar Style Sheer Dry Shampoo
Alterna Caviar Style Sheer Dry Shampoo
£23.60
Schwarzkopf Professional [3D]MEN Texturising Clay
Schwarzkopf Professional [3D]MEN Texturising Clay
£10.48
Alpha-H Clear Skin Kit
Alpha-H Clear Skin Kit
£30.42
Decléor Rosemary Officinalis Black Clay Mask
Decléor Rosemary Officinalis Black Clay Mask
£34.00
PCA SKIN Purifying Mask
PCA SKIN Purifying Mask
£53.00
Decléor Rosemary Officinalis Black Clay Cleansing Gel
Decléor Rosemary Officinalis Black Clay Cleansing Gel
£33.00
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Clay

Frequently Asked Questions about Clay products

What is clay?

Derived from finely-grained natural rock and/or soil materials, clay is a mineral-rich substance that can often contain traces of quartz, metal oxides and organic matter. When used in skin care, clay goes through a strict refinement process that makes it safe to apply to your skin.

How many types of clay are there?

There are four main clay groups commonly found within skin care products: kaolin clay (white clay), bentonite clay, green clay and red clay. Each serves its own purpose and helps out specific skin types.

Which clay is good for your skin?

Let's break this down into categories...

Kaolin (white) clay:Classed as one of the mildest clay forms, kaolin clay is used on dry and sensitive skin types. It is the least drying and gently cleanses the skin without stripping away any much-needed moisture.

Bentonite clay:This natural volcanic ash tends to be mild enough for most skin types and is very effective in removing impurities. It is commonly high in silica and aluminium and can be used on the body as well as the face.

Green clay: Ideal for oilier skin types, green clay is the most effective at absorbing excess oil, helping to clear out blocked pores.

Red clay:Known for its purifying and brightening qualities, red clay is most commonly used on dull and congested skin types. It provides a more radiant appearance, thanks to its high concentration of iron oxide.

How do clay masks work?

Each clay contains varying concentrations of certain minerals that work in their own ways to achieve certain goals.

Overall, most clays work to lift impurities, dirt and excess oil from the pores to leave a deeply cleansed complexion.

What are the main benefits of using clay in my skin care routine?

The main function of clays in skin care is to absorb oils and control shine, so the most common benefit is a mattified, clear and controlled complexion with minimal breakouts. Sounds good, right? Better still, some clays work more to hydrate and brighten skin types, so nourishment can also be a benefit of adding this super-ingredient to your routine.

Can clay provide hair care benefits too?

Bentonite clay is the only clay that can be used for hair care purposes due to its mud-like consistency. This specific strain of clay is said to have healing properties that help to naturally remove toxins and add moisture to strands, making it a great ingredient to include within hair masks.

What skin type does clay perform best on?

Again, this is dependant on the strain of clay as each provides a plethora of tailored benefits. However, as a rule of thumb, most clays react and engage well with oilier skin types as the clay is mainly used to reduce shine and soak up excess oil.

Ellie Child

Written by Ellie Child, Content Editor

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