Neem or Fuller’s Earth: What is the Difference?

Neem or Fuller’s Earth: What is the Difference?

When it comes to face washes, the ingredients Neem and Fullers Earth (Multani Mitti) are two that we hear about and see very often. This is especially the case when it comes to skincare products in Sri Lanka. Many of us have been using products with one or both of these ingredients, but do we know all its benefits? Is one of them better than the other? And how effective are they in eliminating acne, pimples, dark spots, and oily skin? Let’s find out!


Neem oil is derived from the seed of the Neem fruit. Its uses in skincare and Ayurvedic medicine date back centuries and have been used to treat many ailments. Neem has a high content of fatty acids that make it beneficial for beauty products such as face washes, body lotions, hair products, etc. This ingredient effectively treats dry skin, wrinkles, acne, spots, and wounds on the skin.

Neem oil is only effective when high-quality, 100% pure, cold-pressed is used in the face wash. If lower grade neem oil is used, it won’t benefit the skin, and results won’t be noticeable. This is, unfortunately, the case as some products in the market use lower-grade Neem oil.

Fuller’s Earth (Multani Mitti)

Fuller Earth, or Multani Mitti as it is referred to in India, is sourced from the earth. This mineral is mainly found in India and has a clay-like texture. Like Neem, Fuller’s Earth’s history dated back to centuries and was used first to treat skin wounds. Nowadays, this golden powder is used in a wide array of cosmetics and skincare products. Additionally, because of its healing properties, it is used to decontaminate clothing and equipment. It is also used as a skin decontaminant by the military to treat wounds and exposure to chemicals.

Fuller’s Earth is much more effective in fighting wrinkles and pimples than any other ingredient currently found on the market. If you are dealing with acne, spots, wrinkles, oily skin, and texture, using a daily face wash with Fuller’s Earth as the main ingredient will eradicate your skin concerns and help you embrace a brighter, smoother, and clearer face. A number of Ayurvedic doctors and natural healers’ advice the use of Fuller’s Earth in your skincare regime. With this magical ingredient, your skin concerns will fade away in no time!


Written by Harshani Dinushika

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