WHAT IT IS + WHY WE LOVE IT
Did you know that Kudarat Skincare is in a partnership with Glacier National Park? Not only are we Gluten Free and Vegan, we are doing our part for the environment and sustainability! Thanks to us loving and incorporating North American Canadian glacial marine clay into our products, Kudarat is in a partnership with Glacier National Park ( glacier.org). We donate a portion of proceeds from each jar of our Glacial Marine Clay Face Mask to save our glaciers! Also, did you know that thanks to glacial marine clay, Kudarat Skincare was a finalist in this year’s Indie Beauty Innovator awards? We were one of the finalists for the Green Innovator Brand of the Year! Woohoo!
Okay, okay, but it’s hard not to get excited! So exactly what is Canadian glacial marine clay? Found along the wild and remote coasts of northern British Columbia, glacial marine clay is unlike another clay found on earth. What makes it so unique? Let us count the ways! This clay is located beneath live and active glaciers and are submerged in clean Pacific seawater 75% of the time, meaning that it is continuously enriched with micro-nutrients from marine phytoplankton on a daily basis. Now that is a mouthful! But seriously, along with those phytonutrients, glacial marine clay contains more than 60 elements and rare earth minerals which makes it ideal not only for skin care formulations like our Marine Clay Face Mask , but it’s also a powerful detoxer.
Glacial marine clay has been used by the First Nations peoples for hundreds of years. They use it for medicinal purposes for everything from boosting their immune systems to healing wounds. We think they’re onto something special!
Besides, that deep green color…
THE MANY SKIN BENEFITS OF GLACIAL MARINE
Fall, I got to go on a cruise to Alaska! We’re talking total bucket list. I’m still drooling. I was literally jumping up and down and screaming during the day spent in Glacier Bay National Park. By now, you’re probably sensing a theme here! What made the day even more amazing was this conversation I ended up having with this neat couple. After learning that I was a geologist, they told me they had landed on a glacier in a helicopter. Okay, that was crazy enough. I have to admit, I was feeling a little green…But, it got better! They asked me if what their guide had said was true—that they should scoop up the “mud off the glacier” and slather it on their faces for the most amazing facial mask ever.
Yep, totally true! It really happened just like that. We ended up having an amazing conversation. Little did they know that we were already working on our Glacial Marine Clay Face Mask! Keep reading below for why this clay is just simply amazing. Actually, why not go and paint on our mask, give yourself a few minutes of pampering and read on!
SKIN DETOXER – GLACIAL MARINE CLAY IS RENOWNED FOR ITS DETOXING QUALITIES. IT REMOVES ACCUMULATED DEAD SKIN CELLS, TOXINS AND BACTERIA FROM THE SKIN.
PORE REDUCTION – SIGNIFICANTLY TIGHTENS PORES.
TREATS ACNE – GLACIAL MARINE CLAY IS A NATURAL ANTISEPTIC AND ASTRINGENT WHICH MEANS IT’S GREAT FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN. IT’S A MUST HAVE!
ANTI-AGING – TONES AND TIGHTENS YOUR SKIN AND REDUCES FINE LINES AND WRINKLES.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY – INFLAMMATION CAN WREAK HAVOC ON OUR SKIN AND LEAD TO PREMATURE AGING. BESIDES PREMATURE AGING LETTING US KNOW THAT SOMETHING IS GOING ON IN THE BODY, IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING OR HAVE EXPERIENCED ISSUES SUCH AS ECZEMA (AKA ATOPIC DERMATITIS) OR PSORIASIS, THERE’S YOUR SIGN! BECAUSE OF ITS SMALL PARTICLE SIZE, GLACIAL MARINE CLAY IS DEEPLY PENETRATED INTO THE SKIN WHERE IT RAPIDLY COOLS, SOOTHES, AND REDUCES SWELLING AND PUFFINESS.
DARK SPOTS – NATURALLY LIGHTENS THE SKIN, LESSENING THE APPEARANCE OF DARK SPOTS, SUN DAMAGE AND SCARRING.
Actually, the list goes on and on. This clay has also been found to help reduce the effects of burns, cuts, stings, and insect bites. And…we really love it because of how it really helps with reducing the signs and symptoms of eczema and rosacea, which are autoimmune and inflammation-related conditions.
In a nutshell, glacial marine clay is all about radiant, healthy skin.
KUDARAT COLLABORATION WITH GLACIER NATIONAL PARK CONSERVANCY
So, we mentioned a little something about this at the start. At Kudarat, we believe in not only protecting ourselves and you from toxins, we also believe in protecting the environment. Besides sourcing our glacial marine clay from our amazing supplier who harvests the clay by hand, from beginning to end, as pure and environmentally responsibly as possible, we have partnered with Glacier National Park via glacier.org. Every mask we sell helps protect our precious glaciers for us and future generations.
So, a true twofer- self care plus save the glaciers! That is something we can totally get behind. Besides, geology!