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What is kaolin clay soap?

by Cordelia & Patrick Mordi

Clay comes in a variety of different colors and kinds, each of which offer unique skin purifying benefits. One of the most popular clays is called kaolin clay. Kaolin clay has been used around the world for centuries. Historically, this type of clay was popular in China and what’s now the Southwest United States.


Kaolin clay comes in a variety of different colors, making it one of the most diverse types of clay. This type of clay is especially popular because of its gentleness and detoxifying methods. It is also considered to be the most sensitive type of clay. It’s also considered to be the least drying type of clay, which makes it great for dry or sensitive skin.

Because kaolin clay is so mild, it’s used to soothe and soften all kinds of skin types. This type of clay has a cream-like texture and is popular for cosmetic uses such as face washing and shaving.

Kaolin clay is often mixed with other natural ingredients, such as cocoa butter. This type of clay is especially popular in gentle exfoliants, as it generally doesn’t cause allergic reactions on skin.

Regardless of how kaolin clay is used, its nourishing qualities guarantee skin will look fresh and renewed.

What type of kaolin clay soap is best for you?

Kaolin clay is a great exfoliant, regardless of the type of kaolin clay used. However, the type of kaolin clay used results in different benefits depending on color.

Take a look at the different types of kaolin clays below to determine which will work best for you. No matter what, remember that any type of kaolin clay will add numerous benefits for skin when used in soap.


Pink kaolin clay

Pink, or rose-colored, kaolin clay, is a unique mixture of white and red kaolin clay. This type of kaolin clay provides the same benefits as both the red and white varieties.

Pink kaolin clay is especially great for individuals who have sensitive skin because it provides a gentleness while absorbing skin impurities and dirt. This type of kaolin clay is also ideal for individuals with normal skin, as the clay absorbs oils and toxins without drying or irritating the skin. This kaolin clay variety provides the most balanced skin formula of all varieties.


Red kaolin clay

Red kaolin clay is the most absorbent type of kaolin clay. This variety works the best on oily and acne-prone skin. It is often found in detoxifying masks and soaps for the face and body. This type of kaolin clay is especially good at removing oil from skin.

Red kaolin clay shouldn’t be used more than once a week because of its strength. For individuals with acne-prone skin, red kaolin clay is the best match for fighting skin impurities.


White kaolin clay

White kaolin clay is considered to be the best option for those who want a gentle soap. This type of kaolin clay is best for sensitive and dry skin types because the clay is less absorbent.

White kaolin clay is still exfoliating, but does so more so at a mild level. This kaolin clay variety is especially popular when used as a facial mask or soap. When used, white kaolin clay helps erase wrinkles by enhancing the skin’s elasticity. This type of clay is the best choice for dry skin.


Yellow kaolin clay

Yellow kaolin clay is slightly absorbent. This type of clay is still a great exfoliant and is gentle on all skin types, including sensitive skin. Users of yellow kaolin clay find that this type of kaolin clay is great for brightening skin tone and boosting circulation. This type of clay is often found in face masks and facial soaps.

This kaolin clay variety is great for all skin types, but is especially a popular choice for individuals who want to revive their skin’s youth. Yellow kaolin clay is a good in-between option for those who want something stronger than white kaolin clay, but not as absorbent as red kaolin clay.


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Oily skin or acne prone skin can benefit from use of clay soap because of its ability to reduce pimples and excess oil production by removing deposits from the skin. Additionally, because clay soaps are naturally Ph Balanced, they don't interfere with the skin's natural moisture.

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