Anatomy of a Clay Mask – Mullein and Sparrow

Anatomy of a Clay Mask

Posted on January 27 2017


With thirty second makeup tutorials everywhere you look on Instagram, chances are you've seen someone lather up their face in what looks like paint. Facial masks and at-home spa treatments are growing more and more popular - and accessible too. One of our favorites is the clay mask. Maybe you've thought about trying one, but aren't sure exactly what it does. First thing's first - not all masks are created equal. If you're going to be putting something on your skin - especially your face - it's important to know exactly what's in it and why. You won't find any chemicals or hard-to-pronounce ingredients in our facial mask. We use 4 types of clays - plus organic aloe vera powder. Here's what each one does.


Kaolin Clay

Kaolin clay helps to stimulate circulation while gently exfoliating and cleansing the skin. Plus, because kaolin clay doesn't draw oils from the skin, it can be used on dry skin types without negative results.

Rhassoul Clay

Rhassoul clay contains higher percentages of silica, magnesium, potassium, and calcium than other clays - making it the master at absorbing impurities from the skin and improves skin texture without overdrying it. 

Sea Clay

Sea clay is rich in algae and minerals, including iron, potassium and calcium, making it a potent detoxifier for your skin.

Bentonite Clay


Bentonite clay draws excess oils and debris to the surface of the skin, boosts circulation to tighten skin and stimulate blood flow, and whisks away dead skin cells that can clog pores.


Mix them all together and you get one powerful clay mask. Ready to try your own? Shop our facial mask here.

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