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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 BIOSPA Pure Mud & Charcoal Mask Lush Don'T Look At Me Face Mask Neutrogena Deep Clean Purifying Wash-Off Clay Mask Neve Cosmetics Cipria Matte SEPHORA COLLECTION Purifying Mud 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 eve lom Rescue Mask 7th Heaven Creamy Coconut Mask A'pieu Stone Peach Pore Less Bubble Mask Aesop Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Mask Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque Aesop Primrose Facial Cleansing Masque Algenist Algae Brightening Mask Algenist Perfect Clarifying Pore Corrector Mask Althea Milk Peel Cream Mask Amie Spring Clean Deep Cleansing Mask Antipodes Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask Aussie Curing Muddy Ayumi Turmeric Face Mask Balance Me Radiance Face Mask Beauty Formulas Clay Mask BeeBio Lava Rotorua White Mud Masque Belif Peat Miracle Clay Mask Beyond Belief Skin Vitality Lift And Firm Clay Mask BiRetix Mask Biologique Recherche Masque Vip O2 Biorace Pore Refining Bliss Pore Patrol Mask Bobbi Brown Instant Detox Face Mask Botanical Lab Indian Clay Non Foaming Cleanser Caolion Blackhead Steam Pore Pack Caolion Pore Original Pack Clarins Sos Pure Rebalancing Clay Mask Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Mask Cosmedix Detox Activated Charcoal Mask DR ROEBUCK’S Tama Healing Mask DRMTLGY Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Derma E Hydrating Mask Derma E Purifying 2-In-1 Charcoal Mask Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque Dr Botanicals Pomegranate Superfood Mask