Kaolin

Rosette Facial Cleansing Paste White Clay review

This product includes kaolin clay and sodium hyaluronate, and lathers up nicely. Plus, it removes physical sunscreen like a dream and is suitable for oily skin.

One of life’s small luxuries is being able to wash your face at night before you go to bed. There’s nothing more soothing to me than massaging my face, rinsing it with water, and patting it dry with a nice, soft washcloth. It turns out that washing your face at night is not just a luxury—it’s also good for your overall health, because it helps cool down your inner body temperature, which then helps you get a better night’s sleep:

Sand and Sky Australian Pink Clay Mask Review: A godsend for oily skin

This mask includes a mix of kaolin clay and bentonite, along with witch hazel, kakadu plum, and other natural extracts sourced from Australia.

Clay masks are one of those subcategories of skincare that have always appealed to me, as a person of oily/combo skin. After rinsing off a clay mask, I feel like I know, if only for a few minutes, what it’s like to have nice skin without any excess oil. The problem is that some clay masks (ahem, Aztec Clay Mask, I’m lookin’ at you) can be overly drying and messy. So when Sand and Sky first reached out to me to see if I’d be interested in trying their Australian Pink Clay…

AcneFree Sulfur Mask Review: Your BFF for calming acne flareups

This mask is travel-friendly and the perfect heavy-duty defense against cystic acne and whiteheads.

I just got back from vacation, and realized that, despite having eaten tons of sugary and fatty food, my skin actually improved. Perhaps this helps validate a minimalist approach to skincare—it really forces you to ask yourself which products will truly help your skin stay on track. What goes into your TSA-friendly travel bag of skincare products? I’ll get into mine in more detail in a future post, but today I want to highlight one of those travel-friendly essentials with you: the AcneFree…