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  • Clay mask paste alternative

    Posted by Chrisj on June 4, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Hi All.

    Clay has the health risk of hazardous silica dust. Is there a substance that mimics clay mask paste - sets hard against the skin when dry and is easy to apply and remove with water - but doesn’t have that risk; and if so what is it? Thanks!
    Chrisj replied 9 years ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Bobzchemist

    June 4, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    You can buy cosmetic grade clay that has no silica dust at all.

    The alternatives are much more expensive.
  • Chrisj

    June 4, 2015 at 2:48 pm
    Thanks Bobz! As you can tell, I’m ignorant about chemistry. I’ve done Google searches on this but couldn’t find any answers. 

    Also, I’d appreciate any input on whether there is a clay that doesn’t dry out beard hair when smothered over it?

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