Activated charcoal is used in a lot of things, from health and wellness products to coffee and even ice cream. Here we’ll tell you all about activated charcoal and its skincare benefits.
Charcoal is one of the most powerful magnets for dirt, oil, and toxins we know of. Known for years as a potent way to absorb impurities, charcoal is used in water purification to remove harmful metals and pollutants. And in the medical world, charcoal is a lifesaving tool for absorbing ingested toxins and poisons.
Active black charcoal is so effective at absorbing impurities because of its concentrated power. Its high amount of surface area allows it to contact and absorb up to 800 times its weight in toxins. Charcoal is so powerful in fact, that one teaspoon can draw enough microscopic imperfections to itself to fill an entire football field.
Charcoal is a powerhouse ingredient used by many industries for its cleaning power. As a water and air filter, even as a poison antidote, charcoal has the ability to trap and draw out impurities with its expansive and reactive surface area. This outer core can attract and hold certain chemicals (impurities) at its surface so that they can then be washed away, never to offend skin again.
Charcoal skincare products are known to improve skin complexion by helping remove build up, dirt and oil. Incorporating charcoal skincare products into your routine can help manage oily skin, prevent clogged pores, and control excess shine.
Daily grime like dirt, pollutants, and excess oil can accumulate on your skin’s surface and cause it to look dull. Charcoal products can help remove pore-clogging material to help improve the look and feel of your skin.
Your skin produces oil, also known as sebum, to protect and moisturize itself. Excessive oil can lead to clogged pores, blackheads, and other breakouts. Skincare products with charcoal are known to help manage excess oil and help prevent oily skin from ruining your day!
Skincare products formulated with charcoal can help penetrate pores to detox and purify your skin.
The fine print: it does not contain chocolate chips, you cannot eat it, and there is no fresh out of the oven smell.