Natural substances can do wonders for the skin. Charcoal is popping up in many skincare products due to its ability to draw out dirt, oil, and bacteria from the skin without the use of harsh chemicals. Clearing pores of obstructions allows skin to breathe and for natural oils and sweat to move freely. That’s one reason why it’s important to cleanse twice daily. Choosing products that contain charcoal can increase the effectiveness of one’s regular skincare routine, morning and night.
Activated charcoal naturally absorbs other substances, including toxins. The body doesn’t absorb charcoal itself nor can it be metabolized, so it’s safe to use topically regularly because the body won’t take it in.
It is a popular ingredient in high-end beauty products and can be found in cleansers to oils to toothbrushes. Check out the following recommendations of luxurious skincare formulations that contain this skin-loving ingredient.
Cleansing is one of the places where charcoal can work its magic daily. The latest Erno Laszlo luxury beauty products feature the miracle black powder along with other detoxifying elements for a robust clean that’s effective yet gentle.
Erno Laszlo Detoxifying Bespoke Cleansing Set contains a cleansing oil and sea mud bar for the deepest clean. The charcoal traps and draws out impurities, including dirt, excess oil, and make-up. Grapeseed oil naturally contains minerals that boost circulation. Deep sea mud restores the skin’s natural mineral levels that are lost over time.
The combination of the cleansing oil and the bar provides mineral therapy benefits for the skin while leaving it amazingly clean and balanced. The oil dissolves impurities and make-up while the bar detoxes. Together they go deeper than the average surface-level cleanser.
Origins Clear Improvement™ Detoxifying Charcoal Body Scrub provides the benefits of charcoal for your body. It’s important to gently exfoliate the skin, and combined with the absorption powers of bamboo charcoal, this scrub cleans deeply without drying. The charcoal targets unwanted substances to unclog pores, while sea salt and brown sugar lightly scrubs away dull skin to energize and smooth it. Aromas of wintergreen and clove smell amazing while invigorating the skin.
STARPOTION Liquid Charcoal Clarifying Oil is a detoxifying oil that contains a trifecta of proven ingredients: charcoal, salicylic acid, and turmeric. While the charcoal draws out dirt, oil, and environmental stressors, salicylic acid exfoliates and reduces blemishes. Turmeric encourages a natural glow while nourishing the skin with anti-inflammatory properties.
This formula turns from black to clear, so you can see it’s working. Charcoal also protects the skin from pollutants in the environment using antioxidants. Additional ingredients include Vitamin C, aloe vera, and oleic acid-rich oils.
Ernest Supplies Charcoal Bristle Bamboo Toothbrush transforms your standard brushing routine into a sustainable and more effective practice. This manual toothbrush has activated charcoal infused into its bristles and features a bamboo handle – a sustainable material*. The charcoal prevents the growth of bacteria in the brush itself, so you can re-use through its lifespan without worrying about build-up.
The medium-soft bristles are gentle on gums while powerful enough to tackle plaque. Plus, this attractive brush handle is 100% biodegradable!
*Note that bamboo when used as a cloth textile is controversial in terms of its eco-friendliness. Yet, bamboo as a material overall is sustainable and safe to use.