This titanium-rich kaolin clay works wonders on hair and scalp—providing a new opportunity for kaolin in hair care.
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
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.
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.
Mined from the Earth
Thermal protection for hair
Reduces hair breakage
Improves product slip
Any and all, but recommended for hair
|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.
Earthy Black / None / Soft Powder
Dispersible in Water, Oils, Butters, Waxes
Store in closed container in a dark, cool and dry place.
See retest date on Certificate of Analysis.
For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Refer to regulatory documents for full precautions.
Stand Up Pouch
Top soil is removed to dig out black clay from the earth.
Black Earth is milled to a uniform particle size, less than 15 μm.
Top soil is replaced and trees are planted.