* Charcoal helps to absorb toxins and pollutants
* An effective, all-natural way to treat your skin
* Great for all skin types – and for men and women
Charcoal in skin care products is a trend that is not going away anytime soon and for good reason – charcoal is a powerful ingredient that works like a magnet to attract and absorb dirt and oil, making it an ideal skin care match. In addition to absorbing toxins and pollutants, it is also known to help minimize pores, reduce excess oil from skin, helps prevent premature aging, fight acne and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
We already know about the popular charcoal pore strips, which remove blackheads, debris and other gunk from your nose. Below we have highlighted eight other skincare products from face masks to oil blotting tissues, containing activated charcoal that will keep your skin toxin-free and healthy looking.
1. PleasingCare Oil Blotting Tissues
These Natural Premium Oil Blotting Tissues are a best seller for a reason – they rapidly absorb excess oils and help control shine without any powder. Made from 100% natural linen with organic bamboo charcoal for freshness, these unique oil blotters can be used to cleanse your entire face with a single use and can be used on both sides. Keep these in your gym bag, car and office drawer and the easy to use dispenser assures one-sheet use and keeps the remaining tissues safe, fresh and sanitary.
2. The Yellow Bird Charcoal Soap Bar
The Yellow Bird Charcoal Soap Bar is a great everyday organic face and body cleanser that is ideal for sensitive skin and/or those prone to acne, eczema or rosacea. This bar is chemical-free and made with the highest grade natural and organic ingredients including activated charcoal to remove impurities and shea butter for moisturizing. These bars are all made by hand and have the calming scent of lemongrass and lavender, both of which have antifungal, astringent and antibacterial properties as well.
3. Boscia Detox Black Cleanser
This black charcoal face cleanser by Boscia works by warming skin on contact to open the pores and lift away dirt and oil. Ingredients such as black activated charcoal work to lift away impurities, artichoke leaf extract minimizes enlarged pores and increases skin elasticity to brighten and tighten, Vitamin C boosts radiance and glycolic acid refines skin texture and provides anti-aging protection. With all this skin goodness in one bottle, you are left with a smooth, even-toned and glowing complexion.
4. Elizavecca Bubble Clay Mask
This Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask is a unique product that works to cleanse, exfoliate and unclog pores. This powerful pore treatment has ingredients like charcoal powder, green tea, pomegranate extracts and collagen to create tighter pores and oil control to protect against future clogging. The best part of the mask is the carbonation that occurs once the mask oxidizes with the air and actually functions to help exfoliate dead skin cells and unclog pores while delivering nutrients into the skin. Use as your first step in your cleansing routine or apply onto clean, dry skin as the last step to end your day – expect a fun tingling sensation to let you know the product is working.
5. Majestic Pure Charcoal Scrub
The Majestic Pure Charcoal Face and Body Scrub is a dual action scrub that contains dead sea salt and activated charcoal to remove excess oil and dirt while exfoliating, detoxing and rejuvenating the skin. In addition to that deep clean feeling, you will be giving your body the moisturization and nutrients it needs from the sea salts.
6. Piero Lorenzo Black Mask
The Piero Lorenzo Peel-Off Mask uses activated black charcoal as a deep pore cleanser to remove all types of acne and keep your face smooth, toned and radiant. This mask is also packed with vitamins, nutrients and extracts that are essential to keeping your skin in optimal health. Great for young or mature skin, this mask works by first applying a thin layer in any and all areas where your skin needs a deep cleaning, waiting 20-30 minutes for the mask to completely dry and slowly peel off from chin to forehead for that satisfying clean.
7. Rugged & Dapper Detoxifying Mask
Designed exclusively for men, the Rugged & Dapper Detox Mask is a weekly treatment meant to draw out all impurities that contribute to aging and cause breakouts. Made from organic and natural ingredients such as kaolin clay, aloe vera, spirulina and sea kelp, this mask contains highly concentrated vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to not only extract toxins but will tighten pores and prevent future congestion and breakouts.
8. GLAMGLOW Jelly Cleanser
The GLAMGLOW Jelly Cleanser is a luxe cleansing experience that turns from jelly to milk to instantly wash away your makeup and impurities, leaving you with silky, smooth and hydrated skin. GLAMGLOW is known for their “transformative” products and this cleanser is no exception. It contains precious meteorites for a deep cleanse, nourishing moonflower oil and bamboo charcoal to renew skin for a soft glow.