Clay has been used for thousands of years to treat injuries, soothe pains, heal wounds, strengthen the body’s defenses, disinfect, cleanse and beautify.

This remarkable earthen product and its incredible properties work wonders to cure everyday health concerns.

The benefits of clay

Argile en parapharmacieClay attends to the origin of bodily pain. It pin-points the problem and stop it from spreading.

  • It stimulates the body’s defenses and regenerates cells.
  • It relieves pain.
  • It helps wounds to heal, thanks to the presence of aluminum silicates.
  • It absorbs undesirable particles such as germs, bacteria or gas.
  • Its adsorbing properties immobilize the impurities or toxic substances and eliminate them.
  • It has powerful antiseptic and disinfecting properties.
  • It destroys pathogenic germs efficiently, without endangering tissues.

Possible use

Clay can be used as a powder, a mask, a poultice, a compress, a mouthwash, a mud bath…

Velay Green Clay

Argile Verte du VelayVelay Green Clay is naturally rich in minerals and trace elements. It is perfect for all types of skin. With regular use, Velay green clay has an excellent equilibrating effect. It stimulates the natural defenses, purifies and cleanses the pores and brings out the natural glow in your skin.

Client laboratories use our unique green clay to create natural cosmetics which are extremely revitalizing for the skin. It is also a wonderful healing clay in its own right. Mixing our green clay with plant and essential oils increases its positive effect tenfold. 

Velay Green Clay is 100% natural. It does not contain slilica.

It is registered ECO-CERT by the highly respected French independent certification agency for environmental sustainability. Argile du Velay’s green clay contains no silica or fibre.

Clay powder:

ARGILE DU VELAY works in partnership with other selected quarries to offer you a great selection of top quality natural clay. We can provide you with :

  • CosGREEN: Velay Green Clay is pure and quartz free. It is your health partner thanks to its cell regenerating, anti-aging and healing properties. Can be found in two different grain sizes : superfine and ultra-ventilated.
  • CosBLUE: is recommended when formulating products with a more bluish green.
  • CosKAO: a pure white clay.  It is highly recommended for sensitive and dry skins.
  • CosNUDE: is ideal for Caucasian skins and to formulate colorless skin care.
  • CosPINK: pink clay suits every type of skin. It brightens your complexion and is perfect to formulate powders or/and blush.
  • CosRED: is rich in iron. Red clay brings out your face natural glow and leaves it exceptionally radiant. It particularly suits dark skins.
  • CosYELLOW: enables to absorb excess sebum, it brightens the complexion of Asian skins.
  • CosWHITE: is a white pinkish montmorillonite. It has very strong absorbing properties.
  • Ghassoul : volcanic clay selected and imported from Morocco. Essential element of the hammam rituals, the Ghassoul is sweet and purifying. INCI : Moroccan Lava Clay
  • BlackMineral: natural anthracite mineral, which can be used as an alternative to the charcoal with its trendy color.


CosPINKAO : a well-balanced and delicate blend of white kaolin and red illite clays, perfect for restoring the radiance of  fragile skins. Apply in beauty mask : it will absorb impurities and gently cleanse the most sensitive skins. In "blush" : it will give you a fresh and pinkish cheekbones' hue.  

Grading can be tailored to your specifications.