We’ve been told all our lives that dirt is bad. Bad to eat, bad to track into the house, and, especially, bad for your pores. Most beauty cleansing products are designed to eradicate dirt from your skin, but there are actually benefits to having a little bit of it in your beauty routine. Earthy ingredients with dirt bases, like clay and volcanic ash, actually clarify and cleanse your skin in a non-drying way that soap just can’t.
In honor of Earth Day, we’ve picked out some beauty products that actually celebrate dirt, whether it be as a cleanser, scent (yes, really), or color inspiration–and work really, really well.