Activated charcoal is a fine, very absorbent black powder. It’s produced when charcoal has been heated to an extremely high temperature.
The special thing about this powder is its ability to attract and absorb toxins and bacteria. For this reason, charcoal is extremely effective at helping detox the skin, drawing out impurities which are then washed away when you remove the product.
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL BENEFITS FOR SKIN
- Clears congestion - Helps balance oily skin - Improves appearance of large pores - Gently exfoliates and purifies skin - Target acne bacteria
WHAT DOES CHARCOAL DO FOR YOUR SKIN?
Clears skin congestion
Congested skin is bumpy to touch and characterised by the appearance of pores clogged with a combination of oil, dead skin cells, dirt, and other debris.
Charcoal skincare helps unclog pores and address congestion by drawing out impurities, especially when teamed with other congestion targeting ingredients like glycolic acid, lactic acid, and fruit enzymes.
Helps balance oily skin
Shine-prone skin can benefit from activated charcoal serum and face masks. The charcoal binds to the excess oil.
Improves appearance of large pores
When pores become clogged with oil, dead cells, and other debris they can appear larger, darker, and more obvious. Activated charcoal products help unclog blocked pores so skin looks clearer and minimises the appearance of pores.
Gently exfoliates and purifies skin
Exfoliation is important to keep skin clear, bright and encourage cellular turnover.
Activated charcoal is an effective exfoliator that offers a truly deep clean thanks to its highly absorbent nature - drawing out impurities, including dead cells, to be cleansed away.
Target acne bacteria
Activated charcoal can help reduce the acne-causing bacteria that cause pimples and inflammation. This bacteria makes its home in clogged pores.
Charcoal skin care can lift bacteria from the pores helping reduce acne and improving overall skin complexion.
WHAT SKIN TYPES CAN USE ACTIVATED CHARCOAL?
All skin types can benefit from activated charcoal skin care but dry and sensitive skin types should use them less frequently.
Oily, acne prone
Charcoal is the most beneficial for those with oily, breakout prone skin and large pores.
You’ll find your t-zone is shiny due to an overproduction of oil while your cheeks and outer areas of your face can be dry.
You can apply the charcoal product to only your t-zone to target the oil and congestion there without aggravating the dry areas.
Sensitive skin and dry skin
With these skin types, you’re prone to redness, dry patches, flakiness, and irritation. Choose activated charcoal skin care formulated with ingredients to help calm and hydrate your skin and use less frequently.