Alva Rhassoul Volcanic Mineral Clay.
- Made of gently dry milled pure volcanic mineral clay, this penetrates deeply into the pores, enabling valuable minerals to be deposited into the skin whilst eliminating dirt, heavy metals, toxins and infection causing bacteria
- The optimal foundation for hand made cleansing creams
- It's particularly well suited for application to dandruff prone scalps, as well as to areas of psoriasis on the scalp or body
- This very fine silica-rich volcanic clay is especially suited for people with allergies since it contains absolutely no additives
- Rhassoul Volcanic Mineral Clay powder was designed for those who want to make their own deep cleansing skincare products
Volcanic rhassoul mineral clay.
Add the powder to about 3-4 tablespoons of warm water (about 30 ml), stirring slowly until a gel or paste is formed. Essential oils can be added to the gel according to individual tastes. Keep leftover paste in the fridge for a maximum of three days. Easily applied with a shaving brush.
At Alva Natural Skincare we're devoted to beautiful skin and to supplying the best natural skincare products possible. Since 1988 Alva has been doing its best to fulfill this commitment by developing cosmetics and skincare products that are truly beneficial and offer a maximum degree of effectiveness. This means we're not interested in short-term trends; what counts for Alva is what really helps people in the realm of skincare, and being able to live up to the high expectations our customers have in our products.
Alva’s commitment to producing effective natural cosmetics requires that all possible efforts are made to use the highest quality pure raw materials with a refusal to compromise quality for price. Alva’s raw materials stem from controlled organic farming or are naturally grown. There's no room for compromise with our products: we don't use liquid paraffin, phenoxyethanol, petroleum jelly, parabens, ammonium lauryl sulphate, palm oil, lanolin, SLES, EDTA or PEGs. Alva is listed on the "List of Positive Cosmetics" issued by PETA, meaning that all products are of vegetarian origin and none have been tested on animals.
In order to be able to supply you with highly effective and well formulated natural skincare products for now and the future, many Alva products are subject to tests, analyses and dermatological studies that are otherwise uncommon in the field of natural skincare. Alva’s commitment to research and innovation of natural skincare products has had a lasting positive effect on the market: Alva are the European originators of natural crystal deodorants, and were the first company to introduce Tea Tree Oil to Europe, along with being amongst the first natural cosmetic companies to pioneer the use of Sea Buckthorn and Rhassoul volcanic mineral clay, and more recently the 40 times patented Wellmune® brand of immune supporting Beta Glucans.
As interest in natural and organic skincare continues to develop, each passing year we witness many new entrants to the natural skincare market, more and more companies are presenting themselves as manufacturers of 'natural' and ‘organic’ skincare products, and in an over-crowded market place sometimes its hard to discern between what is natural & organic and what is marketed as natural & organic. For this reason, Alva has embarked on a programme of independent third party validation by the worldwide recognized organic certification body, Ecocert®. This increases transparency to our customers. This is a gradual process, with each product being individually scrutinized from seed to finished product, including strict monitoring of manufacturing and packaging processes, as well as that of all ingredients and product packaging. Step by step the entire Alva range will soon carry the Ecocert® seal.
Rhassoul: therapeutic, effective & natural skincare for problematic skin
- Suitable for skin of all ages; especially suitable for teenagers.
- Suitable for normal and combination skin.
- Suitable for occasional blemishes and oily skin.
- Suitable for skin prone to pimples, blackheads and acne.
Alva's Rhassoul range was not only developed for problem prone skin, but also for use in conjunction with wearing make-up frequently as it helps to stimulate the skin's self-cleaning and healing powers.
Results of Dermatological Studies
After two weeks of using Rhassoul products, a 24.5% reduction in the occurrence of spots, pustules and blackheads was observed, with an 82.5% reduction after four weeks. After four weeks the skin's moisture level increased by 86.6%, the sebum (oil) level was reduced by 23.7%, and elasticity improved by 85%. After using the Mineral Wash Cream for four weeks on oily scalps, the oil content was reduced by 19%, whilst inflammation was reduced by 71%.
The silica-rich Rhassoul volcanic mineral clay is highly absorbent, ideal for the cleansing and detoxification of the skin and perfect for the therapeutic care of oily skin, acne, pimples, blemishes and blackheads.
Rhassoul clay hydrates and deposits silica and other valuable trace minerals whilst mopping up dirt particles, heavy metals, toxins and bacteria.
Dermatological testing has shown that after using Alva's Rhassoul products, skin is hydrated, less oily and more elastic.
All these benefits with no petrochemical derivatives, no artificial preservatives, no synthetic surfactants or artificial colours.
No Alva products have been tested on animals, and no Alva products contain parabens, SLS, EDTA or PEGs.
Alva Natural Skincare 2009