Bentonite clay is an absorbent aluminum based clay and is found fairly abundantly in nature. It’s named after Fort Benton, Wyoming where some of the largest deposits of the mineral are found.
There are many benefits to your skin and its used in many cosmetic and skincare products including detoxifying, absorbing excess oils, clarifying, and even removing heavy metals from skin. 1
Fun Fact: Bentonite clay has a very strong negative electrical charge. Since many toxins have a positive charge, the clay bonds to them.