Glacial Clay

Glacial Clay

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One of the rarest and purest clays in the world, Glacial Clay is gaining widespread recognition for its efficacy within beauty, cosmetic and personal care applications.

Our Glacial Clay is a 100% natural cosmetic clay sourced from a deposit that has recently been discovered in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Comprised of nontronite, illite and kaolin clays, Glacial Clay was gradually formed over the span of millions of years from the continuous striking of ancient glacial ice with volcanic ash. Green nontronite is a rare, mineral-rich clay that belongs to the smectite group of clay minerals.

Our Glacial Clay is carefully sourced and packaged to maintain the purity and freshness of this highly beneficial clay. The clay is not irradiated.

Glacial Clay Properties:

  • Very Fine Particle Size
  • Free of the 5 Heavy Metals Most Commonly Present in Clays: Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury and Antimony
  • Not Irradiated
  • Light Green Hue when Moistened
  • Suitable for All Skin Types
  • Absorbs Dirt and Impurities
  • Invigorating and Revitalizing to Skin
  • Softens, Balances Skin Tone and Improves Complexion
  • Minimizes the Appearance of Stretch Marks and Scars
  • Cleansing
  • Provides Gentle Exfoliation
  • Clay Composition:
    • Nontronite
    • Illite
    • Kaolin
  • Mineral Composition (See Specs for Analysis):
    • Magnesium Oxide
    • Aluminum Oxide
    • Silicon Dioxide
    • Potassium Oxide
    • Calcium Oxide
    • Iron Oxide


Glacial Clay is a highly versatile clay that is suitable for all skin types including sensitive and maturing skin. Glacial Clay possesses a very fine particle size that makes it remarkably effective at absorbing dirt and other impurities while providing gentle exfoliation of dead skin cells. It is a pure clay that is abundant in minerals that are beneficial for the skin. Glacial Clay rejuvenates dull skin, improves its appearance, helps to balance skin tone and leaves the skin feeling softer yet firmer.

Within hair care applications, Glacial Clay is highly beneficial in supporting healthy hair and scalp. It also helps to strengthen the condition of hair follicles and roots.

Glacial Clay is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Hair Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Soap Making

Recommended Usage Rate:


Origin: New Zealand
INCI: Bentonite
Extraction Method: Formed by the collision of volcanic ash and glacial ice in the foothills of the beautiful Southern Alps.
Shelf Life*: Stable

*Shelf life begins on the date of manufacture and is defined as the average reasonable shelf life of an ingredient when it is stored and handled properly.

Documents: Specifications

Wholesale Pricing: [wholesale pricing info]
  8 wt oz, $7.88
  1 lb, $11.38
  5 lbs, $48.39
  10 lbs., $88.72
  25 lbs, $199.13 ^
  66 lbs., $484.28 ^


^This product will ship separately.

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