Found in the coastal region of British Columbia, Canada, this rare deposit of more than 40 minerals, micro-nutrients and trace elements is composed of particles as fine as mist (the majority are less than .15 microns in size), making it one of the finest glacial marine clays yet discovered in the world.
In tests conducted over the past twenty years, it has been found that most clays have a pH factor range from 7 - 14 on the alkaline side of the scale. Glacial marine clay has a pH factor of 6.5 to 7.3, as close to neutral as possible. This is very desirable for skin and hair applications.
In its natural state, it has a moisture content of 35.5%. Unit weight (wet) is 109 lb/cu foot. Specific gravity is 1.9. When comparing the percentage of mineral content with other clays, Canadian glacial marine clay is closest to the Delft Marl which is approximately 50-64% silica and 13-15% aluminum and 4-10% iron.
A silky warm gray color when wet, it dries in fifteen to twenty minutes (depending on the thickness of application) to a light aqua-marine hue. It feels great going on, improving the circulation, detoxifying, exfoliating away dead skin cells while it tightens up wrinkles, leaving the skin feeling soft, smooth and super alive. Having a bio-stimulant effect on the cells, it produces local skin warming, accelerates physiological processes and increases cell division in surrounding tissue. It’s the perfect balancing and revitalizing agent.
Glacial marine clay slows the effect of aging on the skin surface, rejuvenating its tired complexion and renewing the skin’s elasticity.
The infinitesimal size of its particles have an amazing absorptive ability and net negative ion charge which attract most positively charged bacteria, thereby detoxifying and deep cleansing the skin.