Pink Kaolin Clay Facial Mask 9

I wanted to create a face mask to help hydrate the skin. With the heat we have been experiencing, it has be hard to keep the skin moisturized and soft. I finally got sick of dry, flaky skin, so I am going to do something about it. Will you join me?I used Polysorbate 80 in this recipe for its ability to emulsify water and oil. It will help pull any excess oil from the skin allowing to hydrate while the mask is on. While the Polysorbate 80 did exactly what I wanted, it is very viscous. Next time I make this, I will substitute the Polysorbate 20 for Polysorbate 80.

I also used Hydrovance in this mask. Hydrovance moisturizes the skin. The moisture helps the skin stay soft and supple preventing it from cracking and splitting. Just what we are looking for!

I also added Wheat Protein to this formulation. Wheat Protein also aids in moisturizing. I really was looking for an end product that would aid the skin in any way possible. Wheat Protein also has high amounts of amino acids and glutamine levels. Both of which provide properties that make your skin and hair feel good.


Polysorbate 80
Wheat Protein
Pink Kaolin Clay
Microwave Safe Container


Recipe in Grams 
75 grams Water
30 grams Polysorbate 80
15 grams Hydrovance
15 grams Wheat Protein
3 grams Optiphen
150 grams Pink Kaolin Clay
Recipe in Ounces
1.06 oz Polysorbate 80
0.53 oz Hydrovance
0.53 oz Wheat Protein
0.11 oz Optiphen
5.29 oz Pink Kaolin Clay
Recipe in Percentages
26% Water
11% Polysorbate 80
5% Hydrovance
5% Wheat Protein
1% Optiphen
52% Pink Kaolin Clay 

Weigh all of the liquids into a container. Slow add the clay stirring well. Make sure the clay is completely incorporated and there are no lumps. Package into jars. Enjoy!


Finished Mask

Weighing Liquids

Weighing and Mixing Liquids

Adding Clay

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Pink Kaolin Clay Facial Mask, 5.0 out of 5 based on 3 ratings

About Taylor

I'm a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I'm constantly asking "Why?" My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.

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9 thoughts on “Pink Kaolin Clay Facial Mask

  • terrylynn22


    I want to make this, but I don’t think I have any hydrovance. Is there a substitute, or what if I deleted it?


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    • Taylor Post author

      You could use Glycerin or Sodium Lactate if you have either on hand. If you don’t just replace with water.



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  • terrylynn22

    Do you wash your face first and then just rinse off the mask?


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    • Taylor Post author

      Yes. I will also use a scrub on my face then apply the mask. If I have the time, I will let the mask sit on my face for about five minutes and then rinse the mask off.

      I hope this helps!


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