KAOLIN: AN ACTIVE SKIN CARE INGREDIENT

kaolin skin mask

How many of you have heard of Kaolin and the amazing benefits that it has for your skin? Did you know that kaolin can be used to make many various goods ranging from pottery, paper, and beauty products?

Many beauty companies use Kaolin in their products due to its wonderful absorbent properties and because it is full of many essential nutrients that are good for skin treatments.

Here at Bloomskincare we love to let you know about amazing ingredients and the benefits that they have for your skin, so we knew we had to tell you about Kaolin.

Kaolin is a naturally occurring clay mineral. It is also known as China Clay and is often white in colour but sometimes this can vary. When used within beauty products, it is ground into a fine powder which can then be mixed with essential oils or many other ingredients to form a paste. It’s very absorbent, but gentler than many other varieties of clay, which makes it ideal for reducing oiliness and shine in all skin types, because when applied it doesn’t over dry your skin. Kaolin is also great for acne and breakout-prone skin by helping to improve the skin’s balance and decreasing levels of pore-clogging oils, dirt and toxins. It helps increase circulation to the impacted areas of skin, helping to stimulate healing and to reduce irritation. Women in Asia have been using this amazing product for hundreds of years as a skincare ingredient.

Not only is Kaolin amazing for your skin, it is also said that in many countries they eat Kaolin. YES you heard me correct!! They eat it. Apparently many believe that, again due to its wonderful absorbent properties that it helps to detox your body, by removing waste and toxins and helping to repair and re-mineralize tissue cells. Some also believe that eating it can help prevent diarrhoea, aging and diseases. Now we are not suggesting you go away and eat this by any means!!! We are just simply informing you that not only is it beneficial in skin care, but it’s also believed to have many wonderful health benefits for your body.

This amazing ingredient can be found in many products, but it works best in wash-off products such as masks, peels, and scrubs.  Due to its absorbent properties it is great for helping to reduce oiliness, reducing inflammation and many other impurities, which makes it great for acne prone skin. Because Kaolin is gentle on your skin it is a good choice for even sensitive skin, using it at least once a week will help balance out your skins oil levels. Last but not least, Kaolin is absolutely non toxic because it doesn’t absorb deep into your skin, so you can easily use white clay masks during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Here are the many benefits that Kaolin has for your skin:

Cleans & Cares: Not only is it gentle but it soothes and nourishes many different skin types.

Detoxing and Cleansing: Kaolin contains high levels of Silica which helps to remove dead skin and helps regenerate new ones, leaving your skin feeling soft and moisturised.

Great for many skin conditions and types: oily, acne, inflammation, dry.

Treats Acne: Great for all types of acne.

Here at Bloomskincare we have a fabulous product that is infused with kaolin as well as many other botanical extracts.

Our Active Refresh Herb Pack is an intensive purifying Kaolin mask and extracts of Centella Asiatica, Tea Tree, Propolis, Motherwort, which deeply cleanses and tightens pores, nourishes & soothes the skin, evens the skin tone & provides a healthy look. This mask improves cell metabolism, strengthens the regeneration processes, helping to give you a youthful glow.  Tips: Use the method described below with any Kaolin mask to get more effective results. When applied don’t let it dry completely, leave it for 15 minutes, and spray with water or favourite toner if it feels dry. When time is finished, wet your mask first for an easy removal and then rinse with water. Using it this way will help you avoid a ‘stripped’ skin feeling. Recommended use is 2 times a week.

So why not go ahead and try this product and its natural ingredients.  Experience the amazing results Kaolin has for your skin.