This clay is formed by the weathering of rocks in hot, moist climates, like rainforests. It’s one of the mildest clays out there, which makes it ideal for sensitive skin. Don’t let its mild-mannered nature fool you, though: this silky white clay is mineral rich and loaded with phytonutrients.
Kaolin clay has a high silica content, which makes it an excellent exfoliant and also helps it regenerate skin cells when applied to the body.
Like most clays it’s naturally absorbent, and its high concentration of phytonutrients helps it to pull toxins from the skin. That being said, it does not pull oil from the skin – making it a great product for anyone with dry skin.
Because it’s so prevalent and mild, you can find Kaolin clay in many, many soaps, scrubs, deodorants, facial powders, and masks. It’s also a completely natural, unrefined product – which is why we’ve jumped on the bandwagon!
Find it in our:
Peppermint & Charcoal Deodorant Detox
Indiana Division of Geology- Newton Logan (2009). Kaolin of Indiana. Bilbao Bazaar.