White clay

White clay, also referred to as kaolin clay or kaolinite clay, is characterized by its delicacy, lightness, and fineness. True to its name, this variety of clay exhibits a white hue, subtly ranging from pure white to creamier shades. Its fine, silky, and soft texture facilitates its mixing with other ingredients due to its light and powdery consistency. Primarily composed of kaolinite, an alumina clay, white clay generally displays lower mineral content compared to other clays, making it gentle and particularly suitable for sensitive skin.

White clay is commonly used in skincare, often found in powder form, ready to be mixed with other ingredients to create masks or skincare products. In addition to iron oxides, it contains minerals such as copper, zinc, magnesium, and calcium, thus providing beneficial nutritive properties for the skin.

What are the benefits of white clay?

  1. Gentle Skin Cleansing: White clay is gentle and suitable for all skin types. It cleanses the skin by removing impurities, excess sebum, and dead skin cells from the surface.
  2. Suitable for Sensitive Skin: Due to its gentle texture, it is particularly suitable for sensitive skin. It can help calm skin irritations and reduce redness.
  3. Light Exfoliation: It acts as a gentle exfoliant, softly removing dead skin cells. This promotes cell renewal and leaves the skin smoother.
  4. Mattifying: White clay can regulate sebum production, making it an ideal choice for those with combination to oily skin. It helps mattify the skin and reduce shine.
  5. Purifying: It purifies pores by removing impurities, which helps reduce the appearance of pores and prevents pore-clogging issues.
  6. Scalp Cleansing: White clay can be used to gently cleanse the scalp, removing excess sebum and hair product residues.
  7. Relief for Irritated Scalp: Its soothing properties can help calm scalp irritations, reduce itching, and promote a healthier scalp.