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USP grade, pure natural mineral (anhydrous aluminum silicate) composed of kaolinite with low iron content (synonyms: china clay, nacrite, kaolinite, calcined kaolin, metakaolin). Consists of 44-46% silicon dioxide, 37-40% aluminum oxide, 0.2-0.4% magnesium oxide, 0.03-0.06% calcium oxide, 0.2-0.4% ferric oxide, and 1.5-2.0% titanium dioxide. Average particle size 1.0-1.4 micrometers.
- Great covering ability and anti-caking properties
- Able to absorb fats from the skin
- Improves the appearance of enlarged pores
- Helps clear up breakouts and blemished skin
- Has soothing properties (ideal for sensitive skin)
Can be added to formulas as is, usual final concentration 4-20%. For external use only.
Face powders, face masks, creams and lotions for oily skin, bath powders, foundation cake makeup, dry rouges, deodorants, soaps.
Off-white fine powder, odorless
pH range: 5 (5% solution)
Store in a closed container at a dry place at room temperature
Country of Origin
Raw Material Source
Kaolin-containing mineral deposits
Kaolin is a hydrated aluminum silicate obtained by mining naturally occurring mineral deposits. Such deposits are purified by a dry process involving crushing, drying, pulverizing and classifying and a wet processes involving formation of a kaolin slurry followed by selective flocculation.
Not animal tested
GMO-free (does not contain plant-derived components)
Does not contain animal-derived components
Kaolin is registered as an OTC skin protectant drug with the FDA (Category I, allowed concentration 4-40%). This means that if you want to sell a finished product containing kaolin and you make a skin protectant claim (incl. minor cuts, scrapes, burns, chapped skin and lips, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, and insect bites), kaolin must then be listed under 'Active Ingredients' on the label. Also, your facility and your product must be registered with the FDA and you must operate under cGMP guidelines. However, if no skin protectant drug claims are made on the label, kaolin is not considered a OTC drug and no registration is needed.
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