Fuller´s Earth (Solum fullonum)

INCI: Solum Fullonum

What isFuller´s Earth (Solum fullonum)?

Fuller’s earth or solum fullonum is a clay similar to bentonite, grey-green colored powder. It is a mixture of hydrated aluminum silicate and aluminum magnesium silicate. It also contains other minerals such as iron, potassium, and calcium. It has a property of swelling significantly when it comes in contact with water.

Use & Benefits

It is a mixture of various elements that are very useful for skin. As we age our skin loses important elements and as a result, skin becomes dull. So, when it’s applied to the skin, it replenishes skin with all lacking minerals and skin becomes energized again. As it is a good absorbent, when applied as a mask on face, it absorbs all the impurities and detoxifies skin. It can soothe acne-prone skin and gives a cooling effect. It is believed to give a temporary natural lift to the skin. It helps get rid of dead skin cells, debris, and microbes on the skin surface. By doing so, it nourishes the skin giving it a considerably fresh and even in tone. The remineralizing effect on the skin makes the skin becomes healthier and thus aging-related problems can be gradually treated. It also helps with fine lines, wrinkles and sagging of the skin.

References

https://cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient/fullers-earth

https://cosmetics.specialchem.com/product/i-pg-clay-green-clay-pg-clay