Clay masks are effective for absorbing excess oil from the skin and other benefits that well be exploring below. Lets discover the perks of using kaolin clay as a wonder skin care ingredient.
Kaolin is a soft clay made primarily with kaolinite, a soft and usually white mineral. Also known as China Clay, Kaolin was used to make Chinese porcelain, and its use expanded to include skin care.
The science and benefits of using kaolin clay masks
Kaolin Clay Masks offer a lot of benefits and advantages for you:
Mildest and most gentle clay used in skin care
Helps address oily skin
In general, clay masks have been used to treat acne, blackheads and spots. Mixing clay with hot/warm water is the key because it helps open up pores and rid the skin of impurities.5
To reap its full benefits, using clay masks long-term is also highly recommended. A study showed that short-term use of certain clay masks had no effect on the skins viscoelasticity.5
Not only that, enjoy its wondrous anti-aging perks too. Clay masks have been found to increase the skins collagen fibre.4
Kaolinite in particular, along with other clay minerals, has been used for its healing properties since prehistoric times.2 Kaolin masks are mild and gentle, ideal for sensitive skin.3 In fact, a panel of experts conducted a Cosmetic Ingredient Review and declared kaolin safe to use in cosmetics.1
Kaolin facial must-haves
If you have dry skin, we recommend that you look into moisturizing/hydrating masks. But if you have normal or oily and sensitive skin a kaolin clay mask is perfect for you.
Check these out. Here are our top recommended facial masks with kaolin clay: