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 Activated charcoal, in almost no time at all, became one of the most popular ingredients in the beauty industry. 

You can find activated charcoal as the star ingredient in products like toothpaste, moisturizers, masks and soaps. Initially, one would think this isn’t an ingredient you would want to put in your mouth or anywhere near your body - but that’s before understanding how safe it is and all of its incredible health and beauty benefits. 

What is Activated Charcoal?

Activated charcoal is a fine black powder created from carbon rich, non-toxic materials, like wood or coconut shells. It is then charred with chloride salts which gives it its porous structure. It is this porous structure that makes it so sought after. 

Why is that? 

Well, because all these pores are exactly what’s responsible for drawing out toxins from your purified water, gums, and pores on your skin. This feels like a light-bulb moment. Now let’s take it a step further and explore all the ways our skin and bodies can benefit from activated charcoal. 

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Skin Benefits of Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal, as mentioned above will attract and absorb all the dirt, excess oil and impurities from your skin. But it doesn’t end its work there. It also acts as a gentle exfoliator, which helps remove the buildup of dead skin cells, which often makes our skin look dry or blotchy. 

Soap with activated charcoal is great for those who live a very active life, who are prone to sweating, have oily skin, have large pores, or have uneven skin tones. It’s also great for those who wear makeup during the day and want to wash it all off at night without leading to oil buildup and breakouts in the future. Activated charcoal works its magic on all skin types including sensitive skin types. 

How Often Should I Use Activated Charcoal?

Activated charcoal can be used one to two times daily, but if you’re opting for an activated charcoal mask, you should apply your mask only once a week. 

We’ve paired our activated charcoal soap bar with both honey and oats to ensure your skin is evenly exfoliated with gentle ingredients that will extract excess oil and soothe the skin. All the ingredients work together at keeping your skin tone even, can help treat hyperpigmentation and will certainly benefit those with oily or acne prone skin. Pair it with our Luxe Facial Moisturizer that has nourishing and hydrating ingredients like shea butter, fennel essential oil and meadowfoam oil, and you’ve got yourself an ideal skincare package! Healthier skin is on its way!