Ingredient Deep Dives: Arnica, Goat's Milk, Mud & Clay

Natural ingredients, mud and clay, for facial and body mask or scrub. Spa and bodycare concept.

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The arnica plant is a perennial herb in the sunflower family that has been used for centuries to treat inflammation and pain, and these properties are why it’s making its way into skincare products. Arnica’s anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antibacterial and antiseptic properties make it well suited for use in all sorts of spa services, from sports massage to facials. Find more in "Why Arnica Is a Skincare All-Star."

Goat's Milk

Goat’s milk improves the look and feel of dry, flaky skin, and it’s especially effective for sensitive skin. It feeds and nourishes the microbiome, so it calms troubled complexions and helps balance other skin conditions. Goat’s milk soothes, gently exfoliates, hydrates and moisturizes, healing the skin while reducing inflammation. It contains potassium, zinc, selenium and moisturizing fatty acids that support and repair the skin barrier. Find more in "The Benefits of Goat's Milk in Skin Care."

Mud & Clay

Mud—its first documented use dating back to ancient Rome—is a water-based material that draws out impurities and rehydrates the skin. Clay also has a history of therapeutic use: The finely grained substance offers healing and antibacterial benefits that remove toxins and excess oil from the skin. Want the dirt on how to feature mud and clay in your spa or wellness center? Read "The Benefits of Mud and Clay in the Treatment Room."

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