#IngredientSpotliht: Kaolin

Also known as China Clay, Kaolin is a naturally occuring mineral clay that boasts to be one of the gentlest and skin-loving clays due to its low iron content, and the fact that it does not strip away moisture from the skin but leaves skin feeling soft and healthy – making it suitable for sensitive skin! 

Read on to find out 3 benefits relating to the topical application of fully vegan, certified organic and natural Kaolin and how it can benefit our skin! 

1. Cleanses and Detoxifies 

Kaolin is loved for it’s gentle cleansing properties – extracting traces of dirt and grime gently yet effectively from the pores without clogging them. When used in skin care, this naturally occuring mineral commonly found in organic and natural skincare products cleanses and detoxifies the skin of dead skin cells and impurities without causing irritation or redness to the skin. In fact, Kaolin has natural soothing properties to calm redness and soothe inflammation. 

2. Absorbs Oil Without Drying Out Skin

Kaolin is also extremely effective as an absorbent – which is why it is a common ingredient in powders and foundations. The powdery texture of Kaolin absorbs oil and excess sebum from the skin without drying it out, to keep skin looking shine-free and your organic and natural makeup formulations lasting longer throughout the day. This versatile clay ingredient also serves as a completely natural and safe filler to effectively blur out lines and pores in the skin without clogging them.

At Liht, Kaolin can be found in our award-winning Color-Intense Liquid Lipsticks – that’s how we get the lovely semi-matte texture that stays on even after meals, and conditions the delicate skin on lips to look smoother and healthier! 

3. Exfoliates

Exfoliation, as we all know, is a key step in skin care that encourages healthy cell turnover to leave skin looking radiant and healthy. Though Kaolin presents itself as a white powder, it does not completely dissolve in water and forms a creamy clay texture instead – perfect for use as facial masks to gently exfoliate even the most sensitive skin. The tiny particles in the paste act as a natural gentle exfoliant to slough off dead skin cells, and remove excess dirt and impurities from makeup and the environment accumulated throughout the day. 

4. Natural Preservative

Ever wondered how organic skincare and makeup products have the same (if not longer) shelf lives as their chemical counterparts? Thanks to the self-sustaining beauty of nature, there exists plants and minerals that have natural preservation properties – and Kaolin is one of them! In water-based products, Kaolin protects these fragile formulations by storing water within it’s compounds – thus keeping bacteria and mold (that require water to survive) away. 

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