Redmond Clay Facial Mud Review

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Not too long ago I had a chance to review some Redmond Clay (click here to read), and it was my FIRST TIME trying out a bentonite healing clay! There are so many uses for this ancient clay that I couldn’t help but go on a flurry of “try the clay ALL THE WAYS”! Yes. I was an epic Pinterest and mom blog troll in my quest for clay recipes and uses.
Of all the uses, I have to say my favorite is using the clay as a facial mask and skin detox. I had initially hydrated and mixed my own mask, (I am a DIYer at heart!) so I was interested to see how my mixture measures up to the Redmond Clay Facial Mud.

About Redmond Bentonite Clay

Redmond’s Bentonite Clay is a natural, edible healing clay with no additives, chemicals or preservatives. Bentonite clay has been used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes since ancient times.
Geologists state that Redmond Clay is volcanic ash that was deposited in sea water long ago, where it developed into a swelling-type sodium bentonite clay. Redmond Clay is extracted from the earth in the state of Utah, near the famous ancient sea bed salt mines. This clay deposit is one of the most unique clay deposits discovered so far, being rich in both calcium and sodium.
Once extracted, Redmond Clay is then packaged in its pure, natural state. The clay remains as pure today as it was when the Fremont Indians first discovered its uses long ago.
There are literally thousands of recipes and dozens upon dozens of internal and external uses for Redmond Clay – which is why the folks at Redmond have dubbed it “the clay of a thousand uses”.

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Why This Clay Is Great For a Face Mask

At a molecular level, Redmond Clay has a negative electrical charge. The formation of bentonite resembles teeny tiny business card shapes, with negatively charged wide surfaces and positively charged edges, providing a surprisingly high surface area and powerful drawing effects. Since nature hates a lonely ionic bond, each negatively charged ion attracts a substance carrying a positively charged ion. As most toxins, heavy metals and free radicals are positively charged, the clay eagerly pulls out the toxins by adsorption, naturally ridding the body of these harmful elements.
Additionally, Redmond Clay is one of the only clay’s with the ability to absorb toxins as well as adsorb them. So while working as toxin magnet, Redmond Clay also works as a sponge, soaking in infections and harmful toxins into the core of the clay, to be eliminated as waste.
Redmond Clay Facial Mud is one power puncher for your skins overall health and well-being. This powerful clay helps to clarify skin, remove excess oil, shrink pores, draw out toxins, tone skin, remove impurities, and deep clean. Redmond Clay Facial Mud is safe for all skin types.

How To Use It

Just like all of the Redmond products, this face mask has no additives, fillers or chemicals – it is simply made up of purified water and Redmond Clay. For effective deep cleaning that is all you really need. BUT, if you’d like to get fancy, you can always add a little aloe vera gel, apple cider vinegar, yogurt, or other face friendly mask element to give your clay mask a little boost.
But the beauty of this premixed tube of clay masky goodness, is that it’s just SO EASY to dab on and go. Just apply a thin layer (about 1/8 inch thick) over your face and neck areas, allow to dry for 15-30 minutes and then remove with warm water!
For best results, follow with a healthy, skin friendly moisturizer. (Don’t undo all the detox work with something that’s pore clogging or filled with harmful ingredients!)

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My Thoughts on the Redmond Clay Facial Mud

This pre-hydrated clay mask is a must have for skin care. As I mentioned above, not only is it perfect straight from the tube, but you can enhance, personalize and cater the mixture to your specific needs. Fighting acne? Throw some Real Salt or apple cider vinegar into that bad boy. Need a nice calming detox? Throw in some pureed cucumber or aloe vera gel.
But if you are looking for a regular skin care routine, I would recommend just using it as is. It is an aggressive toxin fighter, yet still gentle enough to be used fairly regularly, and it even works well as an acne spot treat. (Just dab on and leave overnight, and be amazed at the transformation in the morning!)
Now, I have recently switched to using straight jojoba oil as a moisturizer and acne fighter, so I can’t honestly say which is (more) responsible for my cleared complexion. But I can say, my complexion is much more clear, and after using the Redmond Clay mask, my skin feels unbelievably smooth. The only other face masks that give me this silky smooth complexion so immediately is milk and honey based masks.
In comparison, the clay is far easier to apply and wash off, and offers far more toxin-reducing benefits, so I’m okay with letting milk and honey based face masks take a back seat, haha.
This mask is also good for other body parts as well. Applying a natural clay mask to your body is an excellent and clever way to entice toxins to come out through your skin. While I have not tried it, I have heard some crunchy moms talk about making up a clay pack and applying it over your liver to give your other major detoxifying organ a hand.
Overall, I am pleased with this face mask! I like making my own masks “from scratch”, but this is pretty much as “scratch” as you can get! I try to do a weekly face mask and over the last few weeks I can’t bring myself to stray to something other than Redmond Clay.. the results and the ease of use is just too irresistible! Give it a try and see for yourself!

Have you tried Redmond Clay Facial Mask? Would you like to? Share below!

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Gingi Freeman

Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls. Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

3 thoughts on “Redmond Clay Facial Mud Review

  • 30 September, 2014 at 3:14 am
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    This is the sentence that got me “This powerful clay helps to clarify skin, remove excess oil, shrink pores, draw out toxins, tone skin, remove impurities, and deep clean.” Are you kidding? This is an all in one and then some. Sounds amazing.

  • 1 October, 2014 at 9:52 pm
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    Thank you for doing such great reviews, and of products that I feel safe trying and having my family try. I love that there are such natural options for health/body. I will have to try this 🙂

  • 17 May, 2016 at 7:33 am
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    Good quality of products. This product is very useful for acne problems, deep cleans, remove impurities. After applying it don’t use water, wash it with tea tree oil wipes. Because this wipes is natural to use.

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