Here on the east coast…it is hot and humid this time of year (August is the worst). The weather makes for the perfect breeding ground for what i like to call “summer acne”. The best way to keep the ugly stuff at bay is to use a clay based skin care which has the ability to draw out toxins. My new fave is Kiehl’s Rare Earth Collection.
The collection features Kiehl’s newest environmentally friendly, fairly traded ingredient, Amazonian White Clay, sourced from Marajo Island in South America. The clay is gathered at the mouth of the Amazon River at the beginning of the dry season, after months of being nourished by the leaves, fruits and seeds swept down the river from the rainforest.
Amazonian White Clay is known to remove dirt, toxins, excess oil and dead cells that can clog skin and result in enlarged pores. Kiehl’s is proud to responsibly source Amazonian White Clay through a fair-trade partnership that helps provide economic support to the local community on Marajo Island. The products contain a combination of the Amazonian White Clay, Kaolin and Bentonite to achieve visible pore minimizing action, leaving skin more refined and healthier looking. In consumer testing of the Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion, 80% of those using the product reported that it minimized the appearance of pores and kept skin matte looking for 8 hours.
- RARE EARTH DEEP PORE DAILY CLEANSER ($22.50) Exfoliates and Detoxifies with Amazonian White Clay. This daily cleanser is formulated specifically for normal to oily skin types to purify and thoroughly cleanse facial skin. Our non-stripping, mildly foaming formula contains Amazonian White Clay and finely crushed Diatomaceous Earth particles to gently remove surface debris, toxins, and oils which can enlarge the appearance of pores.
- RARE EARTH PORE REFINING TONIC ($20.50) Mattifies Skin and Minimizes Pores with Amazonian White Clay. This dual-phase pore minimizing toner is formulated with ingredients sourced from the Marajo Island at the mouth of the Amazon River to help eliminate surface toxins from the skin. The absorbent powders of the Amazonian White Clay help to refine pores and control excess oil as it maintains the skin’s PH level. After application, skin appears matte, with re-balanced moisture levels.
- RARE EARTH PORE MINIMIZING LOTION ($28) Minimizes Enlarged Pores and Refines Skin Texture with Amazonian White Clay. This pore minimizing lotion is formulated specifically for normal to oil skin types to address the appearance of enlarged pores. Our oil free minimizing treatment contains Amazonian White Clay to help absorb excess sebum and refine the look of pores.
- RARE EARTH DEEP PORE CLEANSING MASQUE ($22.50) Intensively Purifies to Minimize Pores with Amazonian White Clay. This deep-pore cleansing masque may be used for normal to oily skin types to help eliminate debris and dead surface skin-cell accumulation that can clog pores and leave skin dull-looking.