Rhassoul is one of the amazing clay discoveries of recent years. Once confined to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, it has since become a sought-after beauty product used for exfoliating skin and treating hair.
Today, another clay product is also getting attention: Bentonite. Used on both the skin and hair, Bentonite also has its share of followers. Between these two, which is the superior clay beauty product?
The difference of Bentonite between Rhassoul Clay
To get a better understanding of both products, here is an in-depth look at each of them:
Rhassoul clay originally comes from Morocco and has been used from the 8th century onward. It is a staple of Moroccan and Turkish baths.
Rhassoul clay has a primarily reddish color, formed via volcanic and geothermal activity. It is rich in earthy minerals including silica, iron, potassium, magnesium, sodium, and lithium. These minerals help in Rhassoul’s therapeutic properties.
What makes the Rhassoul clay unique is its silk-like feel. It can be used to draw out impurities, both from the skin and hair. When placed on the skin, it helps even out skin tone and blemishes. It is also effective against acne and can lessen skin dryness.
When placed on hair, it helps in detoxifying it and aids in reducing dandruff and psoriasis. It also helps in lessening dryness. These cleaning properties also apply to the face, where it is used to get rid of acne, scar tissues, and stretch marks.
On the other hand, Bentonite clay is an “impure mud.” It takes its name from the location of its biggest deposit — Fort Benton in Wyoming. It comes from volcanic ash and weathering of rocks by small amounts of carbonic acid. Like Rhassoul, it also contains minerals such as iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and silica.
When added to water, Bentonite can produce an electric charge. Using a negative charge, it takes out positively charged products and toxins from the hair and skin. However, this absorbent property can prove harsh to people with sensitive skin.
In terms of effects on skin and hair, Bentonite is similar to Rhassoul. It also helps clean up blemishes and acne, and promotes better skin tone. On hair, it takes out harmful toxins, leaving it clean and fresh. It is just a little cheaper than Rhassoul, making it an alternative product for the aforementioned one.
Which Clay is More Superior?
After analyzing both products, does one have the edge over the other? The answer is no; both clay products work great in their own way. It is up to the user to decide which one works better for them.
For those who desire a highly absorbent product, the Bentonite is the ideal clay. On the other hand, those who find the Bentonite clay too sensitive for their skin may prefer the Rhassoul clay for its softness and moisture.
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