There are very few skincare trends that have the capability to stick around for a long time. It takes a pretty remarkable ingredient to withstand the short life cycle of the beauty and skincare trends in the industry. Charcoal has become a stand out ingredient and has everyone raving about it. It’s an ingredient that should definitely be included in your skincare routine. Charcoal has been used for decades to pull out toxins and remove impurities from pores. But more recently companies have gotten more creative in the way they’ve been incorporating charcoal in their products. Here are a few of our favourite products that use charcoal as the hero ingredient.
This all-natural charcoal soap bar is perfect if you have oily skin and are slightly more acne-prone. Formulated to remove excess oils and reduce pore size, this soap bar can also be used on your body. It’s very easy to use and has tremendous results in cleansing your skin.
Haven, Foaming Charcoal Face Mask
This gentle scrubs works by detoxifying the skin and cleansing it to ensure that any trapped dirt in the pores is removed. When applied to wet skin, the mask slightly foams making it much easier to lather and spread. Best used at night for a proper deep cleanse, this mask will have your skin looking better and brighter.
This mask is perfect if you’ve been out all day or have been traveling. Whenever you feel like your face has accumulated an extra amount of dirt, this mask will completely cleanse your skin. Formulated with bamboo charcoal and white China clay, the mask acts as a magnet which deep cleans your pores and draws out all the impurities from your face, leaving you looking fresh and glowing.
This facial cleanser is so unique, in the sense that when you work it into your skin, it warms up. The charcoal in this product is in the form of a gel and works to reduce the appearance of pores and purifies dirt-filled skin. It works well to remove all makeup and to cleanse and brighten your skin. A great tip for this product is to use it in the shower to help open up your pores before applying the cleanser.
Although black is a very unorthodox colour for toothpaste, I wouldn’t be frightened. This charcoal activated toothpaste might make a little mess in your skin, but the results are completely worth it. The charcoal works to naturally detox and removes odours making it perfect for polishing and whitening.
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