A clay facial mask is a dermocosmetic product used to remove impurities from the skin. The difference between cosmetics and dermocosmetics is their use. Cosmetics are used to protect, repair or correct defects and to perfume, such as make-up, hair care products and deodorants, amongst others. Dermocosmetic products cure or control skin diseases or alterations such as acne, dermatitis, wrinkles, stains, etc.
Manufacture of a clay facial mask
The typical composition is:
- Powdered clay
- Demineralized water
The components and their respective proportions may vary depending on the manufacturer or application.
The manufacturing process starts with the addition of water and surfactants. A pre-mix is prepared and the powdered clay slowly added using the vacuum skid. Once the mixture is homogeneous, the additives are added.