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 Red Earth is a dark red clay rich in copper and iron oxides, important minerals for skin health. Skin lacking these minerals can be dry and thin with reduced elasticity. Brazil Clays Red Earth is clinically proven to:
- reduce oiliness
- improve skin elasticity
- increase skin firmness

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.

Nut Free
Nut Free
Gluten Free
Gluten Free
People and Planet
People and Planet


Kaolin 100%

People and Planet

Readily biodegradable

Geographical Origin


Ingredient Origin

Mined from the Earth


Oil absorbing
Increases skin elasticity
Improves skin firmness
Thickens emulsions
Improves product slip

Types of Formulas

Any and all, but recommended for oily skin

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

Color intensity increases the more clay added to formula.

Color / Odor / Appearance

Dark Red / None / Soft Powder


Dispersible in Water, Oils, Butters, Waxes

Natural Index ISO 16128



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

Shelf Life

See retest date on Certificate of Analysis.


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

Shipping Restrictions


Regulatory Documents

Safety Data Sheet
Certificate of Analysis Lot 22D181

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

Brazil Clays Red Earth is perfect for soothing oily skin.

Quality. Transparency. Trust.

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


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


Top soil is replaced and trees are planted.

Make It Yours
rose clay face mask

This clay mask is going to leave skin hydrated and firm! Brazil Clays Red Earth is rich in copper and iron, important minerals for youthful-looking skin. This kaolin clay also gently reduces skin oiliness without leaving it feeling stripped. Hyaluronic Acid Solution imparts hydration to skin, while Squalane and Marula Oil leave it feeling soft and supple.

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Immersion Blender
Double Boiler
Microwave Safe Bowl
Safety Equipment

Skill Level: Difficult

Makes 100 grams.

1 Distilled or Deionized Water 61.0%  61.0 g
2 Organic Glycerin 10.0% 10.0 g
3 Xanthan Gum SFT 0.4% 0.4 g
4 Brazil Clays Red Earth 3.0% 3.0 g
5 Natural Emulsifier 68 6.0% 6.0 g
6 Cetearyl Alcohol MB 3.0% 3.0 g
7 Butter Pearls 3.0% 3.0 g
8 Squalane 7.0% 7.0 g
9 Marula Oil 3.0% 7.0 g
10 Hyaluronic Acid Solution 1.0% 1.0 g
11 Rose Essential Oil* 1.6% 1.6 g
12 Preservative PE 1.0% 1.0 g
TOTAL 100%  100.0 g

Ingredients marked with an asterisk can be purchased from any supplier. Ensure all equipment is cleaned and sanitized. Wear proper safety equipment, including gloves and protective eye wear.

Assemble double boiler and place item 1 in the top pot. Begin heating to 175ºF/80ºC. While heating, add ingredients 2-3 in the small container and mix together into a slurry. When homogenous, add slurry to main vessel and use an immersion blender to disperse. When homogenous and mixture is at temperature, add Brazil Clays Red Earth and mix until homogenous, using immersion blender.

In a microwave safe bowl, add ingredients 5-9 and gently heat in 1 minute increments, until everything is dissolved and mixture is 175ºF/80ºC. Do not heat for several minutes at a time or leave mixture unattended in microwave.

When at temperature, pour mixture into double boiler and mix using the immersion blender for a few moments, until smooth. Remove from heat and begin cooling.

Below 110ºF/45ºC, at the remaining ingredients, gently mixing with a spoon in between each addition. Pour into desired containers.

INGREDIENTS: Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Squalane, Kaolin, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, C10-18 Triglycerides, Xanthan Gum, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Essential Oil**, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil**

**The rose essential oil we used is a mixture of Jojoba Seed Oil and Rose Absolute

This recipe is only a representative formulation to serve as an example of how these ingredients can be used. It is not a commercial product. Please conduct own testing as this formulation has not been subjected to testing for either performance, efficacy or safety.

Before handling ingredients, read all product information and safety data sheets for the ingredients to understand any handling instructions, safety precautions, and disposal instructions.