French Red Clay Powder, 1 ounce. Illite. Frontier Herb Cooperative. It is most notably from France, thereby its namesake. It is known to cleanse, detoxify, and exfoliate the skin; also used in detoxifying body wraps, soap making, face masks, cleansers, scrubs, cosmetics, and facial powders. Said to be composed of Illite, Kaolinite, Montmorillonite, and Calcite. It is derived from Hematite Iron rock, red in color, with velvet texture. According to folk belief, it is said to be best for normal, oily, flaky, and acne-prone skin. No scientific evidence for the medicinal claims it has. French Red Clay Powder, 1 ounce. From Frontier Herb Cooperative. French red clay powder is similar in properties to French green with the color difference being attributed to a higher presence of iron oxide. French red clay powder absorbs dirt, oil, and bacteria, while gently cleansing the pores for External Use Only.