AG’s Dry Lift makes the cut for Allure’s list of 14 Clay-Infused Products That Absorb Oil and Soothe Your Scalp! “Clays have long been used to treat a variety of skin and hair conditions because of their ability to absorb excess oil and calm the skin,” says New York City-based dermatologist Joshua Zeichner. “For the hair, they may be useful to improve dandruff, itching, and flaking in the scalp and minimize the appearance of greasy hair.”