* Here’s why charcoal needs a place in your beauty and wellness routine
* Recommended products for body and well-being
* A step-by-step regimen for purification through charcoal
Known for its powerful ability to purify and absorb toxins, it’s no wonder why charcoal has been dubbed beauty’s latest “it” ingredient. Made from wood, it differs from the stuff found in your BBQ, so don’t worry – it’s safe (and good!) for your skin and body.
For those new to charcoal cleansing, start with Danish beauty brand Sort of Coal. You’ll find everything you need to ward off toxins from the inside out.
1. Fine Vine Activated Charcoal Scrub
Remove dead skin cells, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and enhance skin hydration with Fine Vine Activated Charcoal Scrub. Formulated with Dead Sea Salt, Jojoba & Coconut Oil, Organic Aloe Vera and Activated Charcoal, this is the natural remedy you need to treat acne, eliminate age spots and look younger. Made in USA.
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2. Charcoal Hand and Body Wash
Great for clearing pores and softening skin, suds up with Hai Body Soap. The liquid form is great for gentle hand-washing and suited to covering large areas of skin as well. Charcoal has a purifying and balancing effect on the skin, and the organic, natural ingredients work for all skin types — including sensitive skin.
3. Activated Charcoal Shampoo
For hair, choose the clear Shiro hair shampoo, which is known for its ability to cleanse and absorb impurities. It also leaves behind a fresh, invigorating scent while being gentle on your strands.
4. Edible Activated Charcoal Powder
Once you’re done cleansing your outer body, max out the purification process from the inside with these Edible Kuro Powder Sachets. A sprinkle added to the beverage of your choice is all you need to detox and boost mental and physical clarity. The company recommends sprinkling some of this tasteless powder into your cooking, too.
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5. Charcoal Kishu Binchotan Stick
If you’d rather not drink your bath products, well, you’re in luck. The brand’s signature product, the Binchotan stick, fits nicely into any bottle of water, filtering out any unwanted toxins. The company says this charcoal stick filters out chlorine from water by 75% while improving taste and keeping your pitchers fresh. This stick lasts for about a month or so – or until the color begins to fade.