All Things Kaolin Clay: 5 Benefits For Your Skin

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We love pampering ourselves and applying our face masks right?! You may not even know it, but your favorite mask may contain a special ingredient called kaolin clay. Never heard of it? We’re here to spill all the details! Here are 5 benefits of kaolin clay and what it can do for your skin.

What Is Kaolin Clay?

Before we dive into the wonderful benefits of kaolin clay, let’s start with what it is! Kaolin clay, also known as white clay, can be found in many of your common skin care products, toothpaste, and even hair products.

Kaolin clay is most-known to have a white appearance, but can also be pink or green depending on the types of minerals that are in the product. It is a soft, powder-like texture and when water is applied, it thickens up!

 Dirt Fighter Mask   

Is It Safe For My Skin?

Kaolin clay is definitely safe! In fact, out of all the cosmetic clays out there, kaolin is the mildest. For our sensitive skin friends out there, kaolin clay will be very gentle on your skin. It is important to note that if you have very dry skin, it may be best to test a little bit on your skin first as it can dry it out even more - potentially leading to irritation.


Now let’s talk benefits! Here are 5 benefits of kaolin clay:

  • Helps With Acne
  • Do you have acne-prone skin or pesky blemishes? Kaolin clay is here to save the day! It can help prevent acne, as well as tame it, to give you the clear skin of your dreams!     

  • Removes Toxins & Impurities
  • Nobody wants unwanted toxins clogging up their pores right? With kaolin clay, it works hard to gently remove all the toxins, impurities, and pollution from your skin that may get on/into it during your day-to-day activities. The best thing is that it won’t cause any redness or irritation because it is so gentle! 

  • Tones Your Skin
  • Uneven skin is never fun! When you use kaolin clay, it will tone your skin to give it an even look. Say goodbye to redness and blotchy skin! 

  • Absorbs Oils
  • We love when our skin has a gorgeous glow, but not from the oil chilling on the surface! For those that have an oily skin complexion, kaolin clay will absorb excess sebum and oil from your skin. This will prevent your pores from becoming clogged and have your skin looking brand new!   

  • A Great Exfoliant
  • Kaolin clay makes for a great exfoliant because it will cleanse your skin in the most gentle way, even if you have sensitive skin! As previously mentioned, it pulls the toxins from your skin to give it a clean and healthy look and feel.

    Rose Earth Clay Mask

    What Purrfect Sunday Offers

    Here at Purrfect Sunday, we offer a few products that feature this wonderful ingredient! Our Dirt Fighter Mask, Rose Earth Clay Mask, & Ashes Face Mask all have kaolin clay as its featured ingredient, among other beneficial ingredients that will work wonders on your skin! Feel free to browse our shop to see which product you may want to try! 

    Ready to incorporate kaolin clay into your skincare routine? Which product of ours that features it would you like to try? As always, be sure to follow us on our socials, check out our website, and subscribe to our newsletter to see what’s new here at Purrfect Sunday. See you next time friends!


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