How good is it for you and what about the new L’Oréal Paris Elvital Tonerde Absolue?
My sweeties, today, I want to talk about one of the biggest hypes in beauty-la-la-land: clay/ aluminum oxide. Everyone’s talking about it and it feels like, at least in the US, everyone is putting it in their foods and beauty products all the time. Alright then, I thought, if it’s really that fantastic, I’ll have a closer look. Especially, because I learned quite a bit about healing clay at the L’Oréal Paris event for the launch of Elvital Tonerde Absolue – the new hair care series which is based on three different kinds of aluminum oxide. At the event, we even made our own toothpaste with the hyped powder… crazy, eh?
Anyway, I somehow always found this clay stuff suspicious. If I google the German translation for clay, “Tonerde”, I immediately come across the Wikipedia article for aluminum oxide and honestly, I don’t want to eat or drink the oxidized version of aluminum at any time. And even if it is said that the powder has healing powers (not like Gandalf, though), you may only call medically approved clay “healing clay”. Did you know that you should only ever eat that kind of clay? Don’t put any other kind of aluminum oxide in your smoothies, okay?
But okay, I thought, there must be some good about this clay stuff, otherwise people wouldn’t hype it so much. And yes, it does have an absorbent function which is beneficial for the Elvital Tonerde Absolue hair care series by L’Oréal Paris, too. It does help to absorb all the fat in your hair and thus, keep it longer fresh and nice. And it is also said to help moisturize the hair until the hair tips.
And for myself? I tested the mask, shampoo and conditioner for 2 weeks and can say that it does have a fantastic smell to it which lasts ultimately long. You never want to wash your hair because it stinks anymore. But I didn’t feel anything about the wonderful care of clay – my hair was still fatty and meh after 1-2 days. Also, I got slightly itchy and flaky skin which wasn’t all that nice, either.
So, finally I can say that I still don’t believe that aluminum oxide/clay/healing clay is anything worth hyping about so much. But if it does make people feel better, they definitely should keep it up. I can just say that for myself, I have made enough experience with the white, green and grey powders to say that I don’t need it for myself. Of course, I’m always open for suggestions, though.
Have a lovely Sunday, sweeties and let’s talk about this topic: do you believe in healing clay or are you rather on my side? Let me know!