What is bentonite clay?

Bentonite clay is an absorbent clay made from volcanic ash that's great for your skin.

Redmond Clay is made from pure bentonite clay we mine ourselves in Redmond, Utah. This mineral-rich clay is actually volcanic ash that was deposited in seawater millions of years ago. 

It comes from one of the most unique clay deposits discovered so far—rich in both calcium and sodium. The unique composition is one reason Redmond Clay works so well in so many ways. 

Bentonite clay in general (and Redmond Clay specifically) has remarkable benefits for your skin. Research shows, for example, that bentonite clay can absorb sebum, the oily substance on your skin that contributes to clogged pores and acne.

Bentonite clay has also been shown to promote skin health, balance your skin's microbiome, and soothe skin irritations.

Want to learn more about the benefits of bentonite clay? There are a lot of great resources; here are a few of our favorites:

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