If you are a die-hard user of face masks, you are probably familiar with bentonite clay. But there is another clay out there that is super-gentle, effective and has multiple beauty-boosting benefits, and that’s kaolin clay. Kaolin clay is the mildest of clays used in skincare. Rich in silica, it has a neutral pH and is soothing and gentle when used in skincare products. Because it is so mild, it is useful for people with sensitive skin, including those with dry skin and mature skin. If that sounds like something you need, read on to find out more about all that kaolin clay can do for your skin.
Kaolin clay is also known as China clay or white clay. The name “kaolin” originates from a place in Southern China where this clay was originally discovered. Kaolin clay is white and has a soft and velvety texture. Sometimes it is available in other colors due to the presence of other minerals. For example, if iron oxide is present, kaolin clay may have a pink or red-tinged color. Kaolin clay that is pure white is said to be the purest form.
Kaolin clay is one of the most versatile skincare ingredients out there. It can be used topically by itself or mixed with other ingredients to make DIY skincare items. You will also find kaolin clay in many other skincare products on the market because of its effectiveness as a multitasker. Let’s dive into what kaolin clay can do for you!
Kaolin clay can be added to your favorite facial cleanser and used as a mild exfoliant. It helps polish your skin and slough away dead skin cell build-up without stripping your skin of natural oils. It helps remove bacteria, dirt, grime, and pollution from sitting on your skin. Plus, it will leave your skin feeling soft and pores purified as it draws away pollutants and grime from daily life.
Because of its deep cleansing and exfoliating properties, regular use of kaolin clay helps tone skin over time. This will help improve cell turnover rate and minimize the appearance of large pores.
Whether it’s dry skin, acne, or a bug bite making your skin crawl, kaolin clay is a topical soothing agent that helps calm irritated skin, providing fast and temporary relief. Mixing it with calming essential oils or aloe vera can also help accelerate relief.
If you have acne-prone skin, kaolin clay is effective in removing excess impurities, grime, and oils that clog pores and lead to breakouts. It also helps smooth skin and refine its appearance by minimizing redness. Kaolin clay helps control excess oil and leaves the skin microbiome balanced.
Although kaolin clay is not as absorbent as its friend bentonite clay, it still helps soak up sebum and extra oils. When used for an extended period of time, kaolin clay helps balance oil production in the skin, ensuring that skin is never stripped of the natural oils it needs.
Kaolin clay lives up to its reputation as the softest and most gentle clay to use on your skin. It exfoliates without being harsh, clears skin effectively, and absorbs but doesn’t strip the skin of what it needs. Because of these factors, it is suitable for oil, dry, mature, and even sensitive skin types. Plus, kaolin clay can be used year-round.
Kaolin clay is one of our star ingredients in our new Teami Beauty Mask, adding gentle exfoliating and cleansing benefits in a mask suitable for all skin types, even those who are acne-prone or have sensitive skin. We’re upping the mask game with something different, and better!
When your skin needs natural replenishment, look no further than our bright blue mask! Once you try it, you won’t want to be without it in your skincare routine. Here are some of the key ingredients in the mask:
Organic aloe: Soothing, calming, and hydrating
Butterfly pea flower: Provides antioxidant support
Kaolin clay: Clears pores by removing impurities
Vegetable glycerin: Softens skin
Sweet almond oil: Restores balance and hydrates skin
Zinc oxide: Soothes sensitive skin
Removal is easy, too! Some clay masks feel impossible to remove, requiring you to scrub too hard and pull at your skin. To remove our mask gently, all you need to do is soak a washcloth in warm water, and gently massage your face in a circular motion.
To further rejuvenate your skin, apply Teami Aloe, an organic hydration gel packed with electrolytes, enzymes, and antioxidants after removing the mask.