Name: Rassoul Clay
Brand: Moroccan Hammam
Price: Rassoul clay $30.00; kit $39.00
From Moroccan Hammam’s website:
The Moroccan Hammam rassoul is 100% organic and natural. It acts as a wick, instead of repelling the dirt, it absorbs impurities. The rassoul does not attack the protective film of the skin or protective sheath of the hair and therefore makes it an ideal treatment for sensitive and allergic skin and is even suitable even for dyed hair.
What I liked:
– absorbs oil well
– leaves skin soft and smooth
– leaves hair clean and shiny
– can be used on the body, face, and hair
– doesn’t irritate nor dry out skin
What I didn’t like:
– a bit messy to use
– you need quite a bit of product, so it’ll run out quickly, especially when used on the body
– some people may find the scent too strong
A couple of weeks ago, I showed you the first two steps of the Moroccan Hammam bathing ritual. First, you cleanse skin with the black soap, and then exfoliate with the kessa glove. After that, it’s time to apply Rassoul, a type of clay rich in nutrients such as silica, magnesium, iron, potassium, and sodium that can be used on the body, face, and hair.
Application is easy. You apply some on your still wet skin or hair, wait about 10-15 minutes, and then rinse it off with water. Don’t apply too much because, when it dries, the clay feels a bit tight on the skin, so, if you pile it on, it may feel uncomfortable.
But, if you’re using it on your body, you’ll still need quite a bit to cover it all. That means that almost half the jar will be gone after just one application! If you purchase it as part of the Moroccan Hammam Kit, it will be the first product to run out. When that happens, you can buy the clay separately, if you so wish.
Moroccan Hammam Rassoul Clay contains clay to absorb excess oil and other impurities, glycerin to attract moisture from the environment into the skin, preventing it from drying out, and essential oils. Eucalyptus is definitely in there because its soothing scent is quite strong, enveloping your body in an energizing embrace. Unless you dislike the scent, of course. I’m not a big fan, but I’m getting used to it.
I was a bit hesitant to apply the clay all over my body because the skin there is dry, and clays can dry it out even more. I don’t know if rassoul clay is gentler than other types of clay, or if it is due to the glycerin and essential oils, but Rassoul left my skin silky soft and smooth. No dry patches in sight! I was even more hesitant to apply it on the hair, but it worked well there too. The clay absorbed excess oil and left my hair soft and shiny.
Then, it was time to try it on my face. There, it absorbed the excess oil on my t-zone, leaving my whole skin feeling clean and soft. This was my favourite way to use the Rassoul clay. Not only I love the result, but it’s mostly mess-free. You can’t say the same when you use it on your body or hair. I certainly didn’t enjoy removing the residue from my bath tub! But, hey, it was a small price to pay, after all.
The next, and final, step, is Argan Oil. I’ll review it soon, so stay tuned!
Dark beige natural clay, glycerine, essential oils.
Available at: Moroccan Hammam
Moroccan Hammam Rassoul Clay absorbs excess oil without drying out skin or hair. Instead, it leaves them soft and smooth. However, it’s a bit messy to use and you need a lot it for the body.