Kaolin Clay - What Is It?

Kaolin Clay - What Is It?

What is Kaolin Clay? 

Kaolin clay is a soft, white clay most notable in manufacturing china and porcelain. Many use kaolin clay for pottery, paper, skincare, and beauty products. The name "kaolin" comes from a hill in China (Kao-ling) where the clay was mined for centuries. In its natural state, kaolin clay is a white and soft powder. 

Additionally, kaolin clay is rich in calcium, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. These nourishing micronutrients will feed your skin, making your skin shinier and brighter. Kaolin clay is most notable for cleansing, managing dry skin, and preventing acne and blemishes.  

Further, kaolin clay helps draw out impurities and toxins from pores. Also, kaolin clay has a pH of 6, making it less damaging to the skin's barrier and will not cause irritation or redness. 

It is important to note that not all kaolin clay products on the internet are the same. Some products that claim to contain kaolin clay are commercial-grade clay. Many synthetic clay face masks are unsafe for the skin or do not do much to improve dullness or acne. Thus, it is best to opt for 100% vegan and cruelty-free products when it comes to skincare. 

Luckily, Flora & Noor is a vegan, cruelty-free, halal-certified, and Leaping Bunny Certified skincare brand! They uphold that the beauty industry should be inclusive and push the boundaries of high-performative skincare. 


Which Kaolin Clay products are best? 

Kaolin clay is found in face masks, but it is essential to discover which face mask suits you and your skin type. Everyone's skin type and concerns are different, making it crucial to research and find the most suitable products.  

Flora & Noor has three different kinds of face masks that all contain kaolin clay and target specific skin concerns: 



Berry Oxygen Mask with Glycolic Acid 

The Berry Oxygen Mask with Glycolic Acid gently exfoliates the skin's surface with blueberry and cranberry pulp and renews collagen production with glycolic acid. 

Blueberries contain antioxidants that help fight free radical damage. Also, blueberries contain vitamins C and E, which protects against environmental stressors, fade hyperpigmentation and dark spots, and decrease redness and irritations.  

Furthermore, blueberries are amazing at naturally boosting collagen production. Vitamin K also helps brighten the complexion alongside vitamins C and E.  

Cranberries contain natural vitamin C and salicylic acid. This duo helps promote collagen production and reduce acne, wrinkles, and fine lines. Additionally, cranberries are anti-bacterial, which helps fight acne-causing bacteria and unclog pores.  

Moreover, glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy-acid (AHA) that tackles blackheads and hyperpigmentation. It exfoliates dead skin cells and impurities from the skin's surface and helps reduce aging signs. 

Botanical hyaluronic acid is a humectant that attracts water to the skin and reduces acne. By keeping the skin moisturized and hydrated, blemishes do not stay for long. This keeps the skin bouncy and supple. 

The last main ingredient found in the Berry Oxygen Mask is rosehip oil. Rosehip oil is a fatty acid that nourishes and hydrates the skin. It helps brighten the skin, helping to fight off acne and bacteria.  

For those with dry skin concerns, acne, or clogged pores, the Berry Oxygen Mask with Glycolic Acid is the best option! To treat dry and flaky skin, cleanse the skin with Flora & Noor's Rose Renewal Cleanser, apply the Berry Oxygen Mask, and follow with the Rose Renewal 24/7 Ceramide + Tri-peptide Moisturizer to lock in all the nutrients. 



Earth & Ocean Acne Fighting Face Mask 

The Earth & Ocean Acne Fighting Mask contains kelp, grapeseed oil, spirulina, and aloe vera to deep clean pores and blemishes, reducing acne. If you are wondering, “why am I breaking out?” this mask is made for you! 

Kelp contains antioxidants that protect the skin against UV rays. It also has anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and detoxifying properties. In addition, kelp soothes irritation and dryness caused by conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne. Kelp also moisturizes the skin and prevents trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL).  

Furthermore, grapeseed oil contains antioxidants that moisturize the skin and lighten dark circles. It also prevents sun damage and fades acne scars and hyperpigmentation. Grapeseed oil contains linoleic acid and vitamin E, helping the skin retain moisture and restore elasticity. 

Spirulina contains essential amino acids and omega-3 fatty acids that nourish and hydrate the skin while fighting environmental pollution. Spirulina also eliminates toxins from the pores and skin and has anti-aging properties.  

Moreover, aloe vera contains hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties. Adding aloe vera to your skin regimen is beneficial because it comprises of over 96% water. Making it the best in helping the skin retain moisture and soothe skin irritation. Also, it contains vitamins A and C, assisting in skin cell renewal and protection from free radicals. 

Those with oily and acne-prone skin opt for the Earth & Ocean Acne Fighting Mask by Flora & Noor. It gently sloughs away dead skin, unclogs pores, and calms irritation. Also, following an oily skin routine is essential in achieving clearer and smoother skin. 

The Hydration Station Aloe + Green Tea Cleanser is perfect for oily skin and will help soothe irritation and unclog pores. Follow with the Earth & Ocean Acne Fighting Mask, then the Rose Renewal 24/7 Ceramide + Tri-peptide Moisturizer! 



#NOFILTER Enzyme Mask 

The #NOFILTER Enzyme Mask treats hyperpigmentation, unclogs and minimizes pores, treats acne, and brightens the skin! The key ingredients in this face mask are tamanu, reishi, Gotu Kola, glycolic acid, and B5 (panthenol). 

Tamanu is a fatty nut oil obtained from the seeds of the tamanu tree. Tamanu contains anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as increases cellular turnover. Thus, it is a nourishing and soothing ingredient that results in supple and even-toned skin.  

Also, reishi and gotu kola help to fade sunspots and sun damage. Gotu Kola works 120x more effectively than synthetic collagen, making it robust but non-irritating! Gotu Kola contains fantastic properties such as amino acids, beta-carotene, and fatty acids. In addition, when it comes to Gotu Kola vs. Retinol, Gotu Kola is the safest alternative. It works better than synthetic retinols! 

As stated above, glycolic acid is an AHA that targets hyperpigmentation, aging signs and acne. Glycolic acid also helps exfoliate dead skin cells from the skin to reveal a brighter complexion. 

Panthenol, or B5, attracts and holds moisture in the skin. It keeps moisture under the skin's surface, making it bouncy and soft. Maintaining moisture in the skin decreases trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL). 

If you are looking for a face mask that will help clear and clarify pores and acne, Flora & Noor's #NOFILTER Enzyme Mask is perfect! To help unclog pores and reduce blemishes, cleanse your skin with the Hydration Station Aloe + Green Tea Cleanser, treat your skin with the #NOFILTER Enzyme Mask, and hydrate and lock in the nutrients with the Super Glow Gel Moisturizer. 

Final Thoughts 

  • Kaolin clay is a powerful ingredient in skin care, especially for those with oily and acne-prone skin. It contains nourishing ingredients and minerals to help brighten and clarify your skin. 
  • Also, kaolin clay works well with several ingredients, including glycolic acid, tamanu, kelp, and Gotu Kola. 
  • Flora & Noor's Berry Oxygen Mask, Earth & Ocean Mask, and #NOFILTER Enzyme Mask all target specific skin concerns, perfect for those looking for a face mask that will give lasting results! 
  • It is essential to incorporate skincare products that are vegan and cruelty-free to avoid irritations and possible skin purging. Flora & Noor is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, halal-certified, and Leaping Bunny Certified! 
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