What’s In Your Skin Care? Kaolin

Kaolin is a real workhorse skin care ingredient. It’s not super-fancy, but it gets the really important jobs done.

Fun Fact: Kaolin gets its name from Gaoling (Kao-Ling), a hill in the Chinese province Jingdezhen, Jainxi where it is mined.

Kaolin absorbs both water and oil, thereby making it just the thing for soaking up excess oil and sweat. While it adheres well to the surface of the skin, it is also not difficult to remove. Best of all, it is non-comedogenic, which means that it works without clogging the pores.

Keep reading to see how you can incorporate Kaolin into your skin care regimen.

[Read:5 Facts about Facial Masks]

Kaolin is often used in mineral makeup and plays a starring role in a number of masks here at Mario Badescu, mainly for the purposes of clearing up acne and/or refining the appearance of pores. For example:

Drying Mask (for acne)
Cucumber Tonic Mask 
Flower & Tonic Mask 
Azulene Calming Mask 
Whitening Mask

[Read: Why do I need a facial mask?]

Which mask are you using?



Author: Jill

As a long-time writer, editor, and esthetician, I’ve had an ongoing love affair with Mario Badescu Skin Care for years. I can usually be found reading, knitting, painting, trying new beauty and skin care products, and telling everyone to wear more sunscreen. These days, I’m feeling super grateful for the opportunity to share more Mario with the world! I believe that better skin care changes lives. For more about me, visit my Google+ Page.

One Comment

  1. Thank you so much for letting us try a sample of your products, before we buy them an find out they don’t even work. I appreciate companies, that actually care about their customers. Thank you again.