In the almighty search for perfect, blemish-free skin, you have probably come across the ingredient kaolin clay. But there are quite a few types of clay all claiming to have amazing benefits for your skin.
So what makes this clay so special? Let's break it down.
What is Kaolin Clay?
Kaolin clay is different from other clays such as Bentonite Clay or rose clay in that its structure is composed of different minerals having different effects on the skin.
Kaolin clay is made up of many minerals and crystals including zinc, magnesium, copper, silica, quartz, and feldspar. It has a PH level of around 4.5 and is considered very safe for the skin.
Does it Help Fight Acne?
One of the many ways acne is caused is by the excess buildup of sebum in your pores. This can be especially troublesome if you are having hormone fluctuations (hello period acne?).
Kaolin clay is magical in the way it can help absorb all this excess sebum, oil, dirt, and bacteria trapped in your pores! When applying it wet to the skin and allowing it to dry, it will pull out these impurities leaving your skin extra clean!
This is what also gives you that tightening feel of the skin when you are finished.
What if I have Sensitive Skin?
Don’t fret my sensitive skin survivors. Kaolin clay is the PERFECT ingredient to assist you in your inflammation journey.
Because the ph levels are so close to that of the skin, it won't irritate you!
In addition to this, it also has antibacterial and antiseptic properties leaving your skin clean and healthy. This makes it perfect for soothing redness, irritation, or even bug bites or rashes!
What About Assisting with Aging Skin?
Looking for ingredients to help you fight off the dismal signs of aging? Kaolin clay is your friend.
A study came out that tested the effects of kaolin clay mixed with retinoic acid on the skin or rodents The conclusions found that after 7 days of treatment, the collagen fibers increased significantly!
More studies need to be done on humans, but so far it's very promising!
How Do I Use It?
There are many ways you can begin to incorporate this amazing ingredient into your skin care routine.
The first and smartest way is to invest in our Sacred Wand! With the ,min ingredient being Kaolin Clay, this wand does an amazing and easy job at applying it directly to the skin as a mask. In addition it works with 11 other organic ingredients to help you achieve baby smooth skin! Grab your own here.
Looking for another way to incorporate Kaolin clay into your routine? You can always purchase kaolin clay by itself and create your own skin masks at home!
Whether you are looking for help with blemishes or a product to help you look timeless, itsi no stretch to say Kaolin clay is your friend! This product is safe to use and makes a quick skin care staple for all skin types alike!
Written by: Autumn Paramore
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