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Also-called-like-this: Type of clay, China clay
What-it-does: colorant, absorbent/mattifier
Irritancy: 0
Comedogenicity: 0


Kaolin is a type of clay or to be precise, a naturally occurring hydrous aluminum silicate. When you hear clay, you probably think of a muddy greenish-black mess, but that one is bentonite, and this one is a fine, white powder. It is so white that it's also often used, in small amounts, as a helper ingredient to give opacity and whiteness to the cosmetic formulas.

As a clay, it's absorbent and can suck up excess sebum and gunk from your skin, but less so than the more aggressive bentonite. As it's less absorbent, it's also less drying and gentler on the skin, so it's ideal for dry and sensitive skin types.  

Products with Kaolin

Allies of Skin Fresh Slate Purifying Cleanser + Masque BCL Tsururi Ghassoul Mineral Clay Pack Lush Don'T Look At Me Face Mask Neutrogena Deep Clean Purifying Wash-Off Clay Mask Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask Sand & Sky Brilliant Skin Purifying Pink Clay Mask Sand and Sky Purifying Pink Clay Mask Sephora Mud Mattifying Mask Shiva Rose Honey & Nectar Mask Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask Yes to Carrots Vitamin-Enriched Kale Diy Powder-To-Clay Mask 7th Heaven Creamy Coconut Mask A'pieu Stone Peach Pore Less Bubble Mask Algenist Algae Brightening Mask Althea Milk Peel Cream Mask Amie Spring Clean Deep Cleansing Mask Aussie Curing Muddy Balance Me Radiance Face Mask Beauty Formulas Clay Mask BeeBio Lava Rotorua White Mud Masque Beyond Belief Skin Vitality Lift And Firm Clay Mask BiRetix Mask Biologique Recherche Masque Vip O2 Biorace Pore Refining Bliss Pore Patrol Mask Botanical Lab Indian Clay Non Foaming Cleanser Caolion Blackhead Steam Pore Pack Caolion Pore Original Pack Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Mask DR ROEBUCK’S Tama Healing Mask Derma E Hydrating Mask Dr Botanicals Pomegranate Superfood Mask Dr. Barbara Stürm Clarifying Mask Emulsion Mask Base For Face And Body Estee Lauder Nightwear Plus 3-Minute Detox Mask Formula 10.0.6 Be Berry Bright Exfoliating Mud Mask Formula 10.0.6 Pores Be Pure Fourth Ray Clean Slate Fourth Ray The Big Detox Frank Body Anti Drama Mask G.M. Collin Exfozyme GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment Garnier Pure Active 3 In 1 Face Mask Wash & Scrub Garnier Pure Active 3-In-1 Wash, Scrub, Mask Garnier Pure Active Intensive 3 In 1 Anti-Blackhead Charcoal Wash, Scrub And Mask Garnier Pure Active Matcha Detox Pore Unclogging Face Mask Gigi Solar Energy Mask Glossier Mega Greens Galaxy Pack Goodal Deep Clean Pore Glacial Clay