What it is
Kaolin is a naturally occurring mineral based on silicate.
What it does
Kaolin is very used in cosmetics for its oil absorbing properties.
Kaolin is also a thickener. It is used in lipglosses, for instance, to prevent them from dribbling down your face when you apply them.
It also keeps powder based formulas from caking.
Kaolin is pretty mild but it can dry out your skin.
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