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[Ingredient Spotlight] Why Volcanic Ash Can Be the Key for Clear Skin

by When Beauty on October 09, 2021

As all of you skincare junkies may know, there are several ingredients in the beauty industry that help keep skin clear and regulate oil production, such as tea tree oil, charcoal, hyaluronic acid, etc. However, one that's not commonly talked about is volcanic ash. Don’t let the name scare you off—this ingredient is totally safe and beneficial for your skin.

Read below to find out more!

What it is


Volcanic ash is a mixture of mineral and rock that comes out during a volcanic eruption. Volcanic ash particles are small, porous, and absorbent. Due to its structure they are particularly useful in the beauty market for clarifying pores and controlling oily skin.

Skin Benefits

Volcanic ash contains high amount of anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that help to soothe irritated and inflamed skin. It also helps to deeply cleanse the skin from external stressors and absorbs all the impurities from your skin like a sponge! Since volcanic ash is very absorbent, it makes it the perfect ingredient to soak up sebum from the skin as well.

When® Recommends:

Now that you know of the benefits of this unique ingredient, let’s implement it into your routine! We recommend using our Simply When Vegan Volcanic Ash sheet mask. Not only is it practical, but it is efficient in clarifying your skin!

The bamboo-charcoal sheet is infused in serum formulated with volcanic ash from Jeju Island, South Korea, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.

This sheet mask helps to purify the skin, clarify clogged pores, and balances the skin’s oil and moisture levels. An extra tip for those with oily skin, is to use this sheet mask 2 to 3 times a week to maximize the benefits of the sheet mask’s essence. Best of all, this mask is 100% Vegan!

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