Green Clay

→ Mexican Name: Arcilla Verde
→ INCI: Montmorillonite
→ Derivation: Other
→ Country of origin: 🇲🇽 Mexico


Montmorillonite is a type of clay mineral belonging to the smectite group. It is primarily composed of hydrated sodium, calcium, aluminum, and magnesium phyllosilicates. Montmorillonite is formed through the weathering of volcanic ash deposits over time and is commonly found in sedimentary rocks and soils. It is named after Montmorillon in France, where it was first discovered. Known for its high absorption capacity and ability to draw out impurities, toxins, and excess oils from the skin, Montmorillonite clay is commonly used in skincare products such as masks and cleansers to purify and detoxify the skin.


  • Anti-blemish
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliant
  • Soothe


Green clay is known for its high absorption capacity and ability to draw out impurities, toxins, and excess oils from the skin. Its gentle exfoliating action helps to remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and promote a clearer complexion. Additionally, it contains minerals like magnesium, calcium, and potassium, which can help nourish and revitalize the skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Its natural antibacterial properties make it effective in combating acne-causing bacteria and reducing breakouts. Furthermore the clay has a soothing effect on the skin.


Cleansing, Barrier Support, Visible Shine, Textural Irregularities

Suitable for

  • Normal skin
  • Oily skin
  • Blemished skin
  • Combination skin

Our approach to ingredients

At Viva Maia, we're proud to introduce a unique skincare collection that marries the profound heritage of pre-Hispanic cultures with modern scientific innovation.

Our formulations are crafted from 100% natural ingredients, selected for their effectiveness and eco-friendly nature. With Mexico's rich biodiversity, we tap into potent and sustainable ingredients.

We cultivate many of these ingredients ourselves and meticulously handcraft our extracts, powders, and oils.