White Kaolin clay is one of the gentlest clays. Kaolin clay is also known as China clay, White clay, and Kaolinite clay. It acts as a mild exfoliant when used in a cleanser or scrub.
The name “Kaolin” comes from “Kaoling,” a hill in China where this clay was first obtained. In China, this clay is mostly used for making porcelain and also as a medicine for treating diarrhea.
Kaolin clay is white and has a very soft texture. It is rich in “Kaolinite,” a type of mineral. It is suitable for all skin types, but it’s best for sensitive skin.
It is a versatile clay that can be used in combination with almost any wetting agent. It helps stimulate circulation while purifying the skin and closing dilated pores.
Kaolin clay has a neutral pH and is rich in silica dioxide. Compared to other clays (such as bentonite clay), Kaolin clay does not make your skin dry. It is gentle on your skin and makes it soft and healthy. That makes Kaolin clay well suited for people with dry, sensitive, and mature skin.
Benefits of Kaolin Clay:
Helps control oiliness
A natural detoxifier and exfoliator
Soothe rashes and irritation
Tones your skin
Can be used as a natural shampoo
Try this Kaolin Clay and Witch Hazel Face Mask
What you need:
½ tablespoon Kaolin clay
1 tablespoon witch hazel
What you do:
In a bowl, mix the clay and witch hazel.
Apply on your face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
Use warm water and a cloth to remove the face mask.
Clean your face with cold water.
Follow up with a moisturiser.
Kaolin Clay can be used in skin masks, deodorant, facial scrubs and toners. You will get pre-made clay facial masks, using natural clay is the best for your skin and so simple to make yourself.
NOTE: Do not store or mix the clay with metal utensils. Always use plastic, glass, ceramic or wooden utensils and storage containers.