Kaolin clay is a type of soft white cosmetic clay. It is named after the kao-ling mountain in china, where the clay was mined for centuries. In the beauty department, it has been used for facial masks, poultices, soaps, scrubs, deodorants and facial powders. It is therefore a little off-white in color, rather than the cheaper quality which is pure white in color. Reduces oily skin kaolin clay is a fine and light clay that has natural absorbency properties. When applied on skin, mixed with a little warm water, it will soak up excess oils and stale sebum on the skin and within the pores. Purifies pores and detoxes skin since it has detoxifying effects, kaolin clay sucks out impurities such as grime, dirt, pollution and germs from the pores. This cleanses out the pores and prevents them from clogging up and causing breakouts. Cleanses skin kaolin clay can be used as a daily facial cleanser. It is gentle and can be used in place of harsh facial cleansers. Treats acne kaolin clay is good for treating red blotchy painful and pus filled acne. It can be mixed with other cleansing ingredients to form a hair and scalp cleansing paste.