Over the past two million years, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Western Canada, glaciers drifted, melted and integrated with ocean sediments carrying more than 70 minerals and rare earth elements. Pure and untouched, the unique mixture formed into a silky, cloud-like clay and, centuries ago, was uncovered by local Indigenous peoples. They shared the unique ingredient with Canadian scientists, and a new generation of skincare was born.
Found nowhere else in the world, Canadian Glacial Oceanic Clay is sustainably excavated from the bottom of the sea in Bute Inlet, near the Homathko Icefield off the coast of British Columbia. Unlike other clays, glacial oceanic clay is untouched by pollution or toxins.
The clay is only accessible for harvest at certain times of the year, and is monitored under strict government, environmental and community guidelines, ensuring the site’s nature and wildlife are left undisturbed.
Once harvested from the ocean, the clay is transported directly to the lab located in Vancouver where the scientists and engineers developed a special equipment which can help to purify the raw oceanic clay and keep all valuable elements, making the material easier to be absorbed by skin. While Canadian Glacial Oceanic Clay works – not only does it hydrate, exfoliate and purify the skin, it also promotes blood circulation and has anti-inflammatory properties – its efficacy is fortified by the addition of natural ingredients that treat issues ranging from dry skin to acne. For example, the Glacial Oceanic Clay Mask by Bl’eau is paired with organic coconut oil, whose healthy fats infuse the skin with intense hydration, and organic aloe vera leaf juice, which is packed with protective vitamin E to soothe sensitive or inflamed skin.
But the wondrous properties of glacial oceanic clay don’t stop there. Deep in the centre of the clay is a pristine, untouched liquid rich in nourishing sea minerals. Bl’eau combines this Glacial Oceanic Mineral Water with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, which visibly plumps skin and restores elasticity, and sugar maple extract, a potent antioxidant that prevents blemishes and wrinkles. The result is a collection of powerhouse products, including Glacial Mineral Toner, Hydrating Glacial Moisturizing Cream and Hydrating Glacial Moisturizing Emulsion, which detoxify, treat and hydrate, leaving beauties with soft and radiant complexions.
Luckily for skincare companies like Bl’eau that have access to Canadian Glacial Oceanic Clay, the ingredient is incredibly versatile and can be used a myriad of ways to tackle seasonal, age-related or hormone-induced skin problems. If you have dry skin, use Bl’eau’s Glacial Oceanic Clay Mask once or twice per week to whisk away dead skin cells and boost blood circulation to restore a rosy glow. Since dry skin requires frequent hydration, double up on Glacial Mineral Toner to instantly refresh any time of the day. Finish by applying Hydrating Glacial Moisturizing Cream day and night to promote nourished skin that radiates health and beauty. If you’re dealing with breakouts induced by hormones, environmental toxins or changes in season, reach for the Illuminating Seaweed Clay Mask. The all-natural blend employs antioxidant-rich acai to gently regenerate and brighten damaged skin, while seaweed extract stimulates microcirculation to leave skin smooth and supple. For an ultra-detoxifying skincare session, alternate the Illuminating Seaweed Clay Mask with the Nourishing Spirulina Clay Mask, which is rich in vitamins A, C and E – an anti-inflammatory triple threat that speedily heals existing blemishes and prevents new ones from forming. Aging skin can develop fine lines, wrinkles and age spots – a natural part of life, though age-defying skincare will help minimize the effects. A few times per week, apply the Revitalizing Algae Clay Mask, whose pure algae extract is full of vitamins and mineral salts that have the power to activate collagen – in fact, clinical tests have proven the clay’s impressive ability to increase collagen production by 70 percent. Like all of Bl’eau’s clays, the product starts with a base of Canadian Glacial Oceanic Clay, which simultaneously sucks out toxins and soothes the skin barrier. Be sure to follow each masking application with Glacial Mineral Toner to retain a dewy glow; the blend’s red maple bark adds another dose of collagen, promoting plump skin and reduced appearance of wrinkles.
Whatever your skincare concern, there’s a Bl’eau product to help – and each one starts with a base of Canadian Glacial Oceanic Clay or Glacial Oceanic Mineral Water. Bl’eau is committed to crafting the purest and highest-performing blends on earth, so rest assured every product is free of toxins and parabens, never tested on animals and proven effective.
Nature is the most potent, sustainable and healthiest source of healing, and the rare Canadian Glacial Oceanic Clay is a particularly coveted ingredient. In BC, we’re lucky to have direct access to the clay’s ancient and proven powers, though beauties everywhere can indulge in its magical properties by integrating Bl’eau’s products into their daily skincare rituals. For more information, visit www.bleaubeauty.com.