INCI

Kaolin

What It Does

Naturally colored, straight from the earth! Our Brazil Clays are kaolin clays that are naturally pigmented due to mineral elements present in the earth—no artificial colorants or dyes are used. Each Brazil Clays color has its own unique mineral profile, giving each one different skin or hair benefits.

Brazil Clays Black Earth is a kaolin clay rich in the mineral titanium. Not only does it help thicken emulsions, it reduces the oiliness of skin and scalp. When used in a shampoo at 4%, Brazil Clays Black Earth also is clinically proven to:
- provide thermal protection
- increase hair softness by 28%
- reduce hair breakage by 42%
- improve scalp flaking in 51% of users

Why Choose Kaolin

Kaolin is superior to bentonite, illite or montomorillonite clays because it’s more gentle on skin. Other clays have a pH between 7-10, depending on the source of the clay. Ouch! Brazil Clays have a pH of 4-5, which is closer to skin’s natural pH. This makes kaolin more gentle on skin.

Kaolin clay also absorbs less water from skin than other clays, leaving skin feeling less dry and stripped.

How It's Made

Brazil Clays are sustainably mined from the earth in southern Brazil. Its unique characteristics are preserved during extraction through a selective process where the region’s biodiversity is respected and maintained.

Certifications
Vegan
Vegan
Nut Free
Nut Free
Gluten Free
Gluten Free
People and Planet
People and Planet
INCI

Kaolin


People and Planet

Readily biodegradable


Geographical Origin

Brazil


Ingredient Origin

Mined from the Earth


Function

Oil absorbing
Thermal protection for hair
Softens hair
Reduces hair breakage
Thickens emulsions
Improves product slip


Types of Formulas

Any and all, but recommended for hair


Use Level
Emulsions (O/W)
Emulsions (W/O)
Sensory Modifier
Masks
Cleansing Systems
Bar Soap
1 - 10%
1 - 6%
1 - 5%
20 - 60%
1 - 10%
5 - 15%

Hair studies conducted at 4% in a rinse off shampoo.
Color intensity increases the more clay added to formula.


Color / Odor / Appearance

Earthy Black / None / Soft Powder


Solubility

Dispersible in Water, Oils, Butters, Waxes


Natural Index ISO 16128

1


Storage

Store in closed container in a dark, cool and dry place.


Shelf Life

See retest date on Certificate of Analysis.


Warning

For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Refer to regulatory documents for full precautions.


Shipping Restrictions

None


Regulatory Documents

Safety Data Sheet
Certificate of Analysis Lot 22D112

Sold in ounces by weight. See our Terms for full warranties on safety & regulatory.


Packaging Type
2 oz
8 oz
16 oz
5 LB
Paper Tube
Stand Up Pouch
Paper Tube
Poly Bag

Why It's Special

This titanium-rich kaolin clay works wonders on hair and scalp—providing a new opportunity for kaolin in hair care.

Quality. Transparency. Trust.
Mined
Mined

Top soil is removed to dig out black clay from the earth.

Milled
Milled

Black Earth is milled to a uniform particle size, less than 15 μm.

Restoration
Restoration

Top soil is replaced and trees are planted.

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