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La terre de diatomée, les vertus de cet ingrédient naturel sur la peau

The Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth for the Skin

Diatomaceous earth is extracted from dried lakes and seas and is a completely natural substance that has been used for almost a century. Initially, it was used by Asian people as an insecticide and is now a popular household cleaning agent. Later, it also entered Western households that wanted to switch to more environmentally friendly household cleaning solutions. Diatomaceous earth powder used in cosmetics is purified, calcined and usually ground before being incorporated into skin care formulas.

What Is Diatomaceous Earth?

Diatomaceous earth is a white powder that have been pulverized. This 100% natural active ingredient comes from the fossil residues of diatoms that have decayed. Diatoms are unicellular algae covered by a mineral skeleton consisting of two intertwined layers of silica. After the algae die, a silt/clay mixture forms that fossilizes and later yields the diatom powder.

Diatoms are found in fresh water as well as in salt and brackish water; today there are about 10,000 different species.

In skin care for the face and the whole body, diatomaceous earth is highly valued for its cleansing and exfoliating effect. In terms of nutrition, diatomaceous earth is popular because of the trace elements it contains, which are essential for the body, such as magnesium, copper, calcium, zinc, phosphorus and selenium.

What Effect Does Diatomaceous Earth Have on the Skin?

After purification, calcination and crushing, diatomaceous earth offers numerous benefits for the skin. Here are some examples:

  • Cleansing: Diatomaceous earth frees the skin from toxins, dust and other dirt that lies on it.

  • Exfoliating: The tiny, angular particles remove corneocytes, dead skin cells that have accumulated on the skin's surface and can dull the skin and/or clog pores and form blackheads;

  • Absorbent: Thanks to its microporous structure, diatomaceous earth powder is a drying agent that can absorb up to one times its weight in moisture. Because of this property, it is often used in natural deodorants, but also in cleansing face masks. It absorbs excess sebum and skin oil.

In addition, this powder is chemically non-reactive. It does not react with other compounds contained in cosmetic formulas, which facilitates its incorporation into numerous galenic formulations. It can also be added to acidic and basic formulations as it is not pH sensitive.

Diatomaceous Earth Powder as an Ingredient in Typology Deodorants

Our two deodorants contain 98% natural ingredients. They are formulated without aluminum, alcohol or talc. They reduce odor-causing bacteria and leave you feeling fresh with their different scents - Bergamot-Green Tangerine and Rose-Vanilla. In addition to diatomaceous earth powder, they also contain sodium bicarbonate. This powder also has natural absorbency and anti-odor properties.

Both our deodorants contain 98% ingredients of natural origin. They are formulated without aluminum, alcohol and talc. They reduce odor-causing bacteria and provide a fresh feeling with their different scents - bergamot - green mandarin and rose - vanilla. In addition to diatomaceous earth powder, they also contain sodium bicarbonate. This powder also has natural absorbent properties and has an anti-odor effect.

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