Key Properties of the Clays:
INCI Name: Kaolin
Use Level : 0-30%
Medium Particle Diameter : 15 microns
Properties : Its polysilicate structure allows it to absorb and adsorb water and oil based substances. It has a cationic exchange capacity which helps in the removal of dirt from the skin. Natural source of magnesium, copper, zinc and selenium.
Water Absorbtion : 72.2
Oil Absorbtion : 91.55
Benefits : Useful in antidandruff formulations and those for oily hair, detoxifying, safe, improved emulsion stability and feel, reduce oiliness, high adsorption and absorption capacity.
Origin : Brazil
Cleanliness : Non-irradiated clay, purified by grinding and ozone treatment to reduce bio-count to a maximum of 100 CFU/g. Asbestos tree and crystaline silica-free.
Application : Oil absorption, Natural Colourant for all cosmetic types, Anti-Dandruff Products, Detox.
What makes Brazilian Clay different?
Clay is the bi-product of the weathering of rocks or soil over time. During the time it takes for rocks to break down the clay can also take up organic matter from plants and animals that share its environment. This combination produces clays that can have a myriad of properties and chemistries, clays that can go on to fulfil a huge range of functions in our skin care.
Brazilian clays are said to have the highest mineral potential in the world thanks to the rich environmental conditions they have been form in, namely a mixture of ancient mountainous ranges and deep sedimentary basins. The largest basin, accounting for 40% of the whole South American continent, is drained by the Amazon and its tributaries with the Parana system, covering 14.5% of Brazil being another basin of significance. It is from within these basins that our Brazilian clay is harvested.
Brazil’s rich soil diversity shows traces of volcanic ash and minerals dating back thousands of years and enriching the clay with minerals such as iron oxides, magnesium salts and calcium among others. These minerals are just part of what makes Brazilian clay so fantastic for a range of skincare applications.
- Re mineralising the skin.
- Oil Control.
- Natural Colourant.
- Face and Body Masks.
- Body Wraps.
- Natural and Organic formulations.
- Soaping – Hot or Cold Process.
Varies from clay to clay but generally these are safe ingredients that can be used at the customers discretion. Clays with a deep colour may stain clothing, the skin (temporarily) and bathroom furnishings if used at high levels. We recommend making a test batch before scale-up/ retailing a new concept.
Water and Oil dispersible.