GemClay Delivers the Goods!

In my last blog we talked about the origins and first step process on how Gemclay is developed. We are going to dive into the next phase as we move into the fun part of what I do: formulation & product knowledge!


Once we gather our GemClay and it’s crushed into pharmaceutical-grade consistency, it’s lab time! This is my favorite part of the business and where the passion lives!! The goal in my thought process is to mimic Mother Nature and offer the most natural formulations that the body can absorb for maximum benefits.

Our bodies naturally process elements like nutrients in food, topical applications, and natural absorption of vitamins through our skin—our largest organ. God has created such a wonderful mechanism to process these elements! Our DNA code has been carefully programmed to quench the thirst of our dynamic system so we can feed, hydrate, rejuvenate, and replenish our body.


One of the elements we use is hyaluronic acid, which your body produces naturally. Hyaluronic acid holds 1,000 times its weight in water and helps to reduce inflammation, fine lines, and wrinkles. It is a clear, moist substance that is primarily found in the skin layer, around the eyes, and connective tissues. Its natural function is to retain moisture for a healthy glow and balance of hydration.

Your skin is a delicate balance and this is exactly why the natural mineral foundation of all our products is so important. Our bodies recognize these natural elements and respond amazingly when you introduce them to a remarkable delivery system such as GemClay products.

How is GemClay Made?

Gemclay Blog

Hey, GemClay Friends!

Tracie Cardwell here! I’m the owner and developer of GemClay and your Rocky Mountain GemClay mineral esthetician!

Welcome to my Blog where I will bring you up to speed on what our products are all about, our new line expansion, and how beneficial our mineral based cosmetics are to one’s regime. They can change your appearance at the cellular level to nourish that youthful appearance we all seek!

I would like to start by giving a brief background of how my line got started and the spectacular journey it has been getting this amazing product developed.

My husband and I own the famous Bluestar Claims on Mt. Antero in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, where we hunt aquamarine gems at 13,800 feet above sea level. You may have seen us on the television show “The Prospectors” that aired on The Weather Channel. It is here, well above the tree line and into the alpine tundra of the glacier snow packed mountains, where we harvest our bounty in many forms.

The first step of our operation is of course finding the highly sought-after Aquamarine gems and minerals that are unique to Mt. Antero. We chase the surface indicators and uncover the smectite clay bands to expose the geological formations known as pegmatite veins that bear the gem harvest we seek. The wonderful thing about what we do is that the gem pockets and my raw minerals lay bare in the same pockets, so after carefully harvesting the gems we are exposing a rich natural base of 33 minerals that is the foundation of all my products.

Once we remove the clays and stockpile the minerals, we start the process of making the minerals cosmetic ready! We have a processing facility in Buena Vista, Colorado where we go through a series of steps to making the mineral base ready to send off for formulation. The minerals are crushed into a pharmaceutical-grade powder where it can be easily absorbed down to the cellar level where the skin can be nourished and fed the amazing natural occurring minerals.

Our vision is to keep our product as pristine as possible, from start to finish. We use NO CHEMICALS to break down our minerals, we do NOT do animal testing at any level, and our ingredients are always on the cutting edge of botanical science so your body can respond just as nature intended to all our formulas.

Stay tuned to our next blog where we uncover the next step in our development process!