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What is special about kaolin clay?

What is Special About Kaolin Clay?


Kaolin is an industrial mineral that is produced from clay, a soft limestone rock often mined in Western Europe and parts of North America. Kaolin is used as a liquid and fat absorber, therefore you will likely find it in many face masks for oily skin, as well as in make-up and mineral powders. You will find that pink clay is one of the most common types of kaolin clay, thanks to its potency and rich ingredients, and it can reduce the amount of fat in the skin. It is known to contribute to the healing of acne due to its naturally drying properties. 


However, those with sensitive skin are advised to consider yellow or white kaolin clay instead, as these are usually less irritating to sensitive facial skin. You will also find that, in addition to well known face masks, kaolin clay can also be found in soap. It is vital to look at the type of clay inside your soap before making a solid decision. Each one of us has a different skin type which must be respected and treated accordingly.

What makes Kaolin Clay so special? 

Kaolin is a natural mineral which means that it is enriched with additional minerals that are incredibly beneficial to the look and feel of the skin. Some of these minerals include:


  • Silica
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium 
  • Zinc

Not only do these minerals assist in properly cleansing the skin but they are perfect for those with drier skin too. Kaolin improves the appearance of the skin and can brighten where needed without stripping the skin of its natural oils. It offers an immense amount of nourishing qualities, which is particularly special because it has such distinctive earthy properties that contribute to assisting an array of skin problems. When used in soap, it is an effortless way to utilise its natural properties to help heal, cleanse and buff the skin. Kaolin clay is a pure natural mineral with a low percentage of iron. The white clay absorbs oils that are secreted by the skin, due to the inherent electromagnetic properties that attract excess oils. Therefore, people with acne-prone skin are likely to benefit the most from this type of soap.

Benefits of Kaolin Clay

One of the main benefits of kaolin clay is its ability to heal dry skin. Dry skin is often troublesome for many, as many soaps don’t provide sufficient moisture. Soap with kaolin clay is also known to penetrate the pores, and exit them without leaving excess oil behind, giving your skin a healthier and more radiant complexion. This is especially true for acne sufferers, as the kaolin clay has the ability to absorb any dirt and bacteria on the skin, it then dries up and is drawn away with the excess oil.

To find out more about Kaolin clay soap, Prohibition Soap offers these one of a kind, bespoke bars that are natural and organic, to promote healthier and happier skin.

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