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Kaolin Clay: What is it and why is it good for your skin?

March 04, 2022
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With natural origins and a tonne of beauty benefits, this hard-hitting multi-tasker is one that nearly all skin types (especially oily or acne-prone) can benefit from.

Recognised as one of the gentler forms of clay, Kaolin is enriched with the kaolinite mineral, and you’ll commonly find it in cleansers, exfoliators or face masks - including our very own SundaySlay Detoxifying Clay Mask.

What does Kaolin Clay do?

Gently exfoliates the skin

Kaolin Clay removes dead skin cells and impurities from the surface of the skin, which leaves your face looking brighter, smoother and firmer.

Removes excess oil

It absorbs excess oil and sebum from the skin’s surface, without stripping the skin of its natural oils.

Unclogs pores

Kaolin cleanses and clears your pores of dirt and bacteria, which reduces the likelihood of congestion and breakouts from recurring.

Why is kaolin clay so good for oily skin?

Oily skin generally goes hand-in-hand with larger pores, which results in more oil secretion and a higher chance of pores building up with general grime. This congestion can lead to breakouts, blemishes and acne - which is where a clay mask comes in handy. Using a clay mask regularly, helps to keep pores clean and balance your skin’s oil levels.


SundaySlay Clay Mask
Kaolin Clay is the key ingredient in SundaySlay Detoxifying Clay Mask and we’ve paired it with a bunch of other powerhouse ingredients to make sure this clay mask works harder for you than your average clay mask. Inside you’ll find:

Zeolite to detoxify, tone and brighten, Coconut Milk to moisturise and revitalise, Cucumber and Aloe Vera to soothe, nourish and hydrate, Elderflower to balance excess oils, refine large pores and even skin tone, and Gotu Kola to improve elasticity and firmness. This unique formulation means your skin stays happy and hydrated and therIt doesn’t strip your skin at all, and there’s no tight after-feel after you wash it off. Nothing but clean, happy skin!

Use in the evening after cleansing and exfoliating, and before serums, moisturisers and oils. We recommend using once a week for dry or sensitive skin, or 2-3 times a week for oily or acne-prone skin.

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