Charcoal Is Here To Stay: Detoxifying Beauty Benefits

Thinking charcoal is a fad? Flash in the pan? This powerhouse has proven time and again is it here to STAY!

Charcoal is natural clarifying, that draws out dirt, oil, and impurities like a magnet. Over the last few years, charcoal beauty products have taken the industry by storm and the trend is showing no signs of slowing down. Specifically, the ingredient found in many skincare, hair and body products is actually called activated charcoal, which is an entirely different and more porous form than regular ol’ charcoal from your grill. This porousness is what makes it so great at absorbing toxins.

The More You Know!

Long before the days of cold pressed juices with activated charcoal seen at your local juice bar, the benefits were used in the medical field. In the ER when drug overdoses or poisonings. When the charcoal is ingested it binds to the toxins preventing them from being absorbed by the body. Activated charcoal is known to absorb 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities.

What is "activated" charcoal anyway? When charcoal is heated to a very high temperature the structure changes. Heating gives the fine carbon powder a larger surface area, which makes it more porous. This lets the charcoal collect toxins, chemicals, and other unwanted materials, like smells.

Now is the time to take your routine to the next level with these products made with activated charcoal.  

The Underarm Bar

This anti-bacterial soap from kaia naturals uses the power of Apple Cider Vinegar and Activated Charcoal to leave a protective barrier in the underarm area, ensuring any natural deodorant works. It allows for more hours of odor free assurance on the hottest of days.

Charcoal Garden Detox CRUSH

This CRUSH is about detoxing the entire body from the outside, in. Organic activated bamboo charcoal pulls toxins and free radicals from the skin while the spicy oils of basil and calming lavender soothe the mind. Epsom salts + french sea salts relax your aching muscles while a skin softening coconut milk envelops your entire body.

Black Mint Cleanser

Purify your skin with this ultra-fresh minty gel cleanser that lathers away excess oil, makeup, and impurities. Odacite created this perfectly for oily and congested skin, the cooling formula contains rhassoul clay and activated charcoal to absorb grime and shine; invigorating tea tree and peppermint; and apple amino acids to cleanse without drying.

Konjac Sponge

Purify your skin with this ultra-fresh minty gel cleanser that lathers away excess oil, makeup, and impurities. Perfect for oily and congested skin, the cooling formula contains rhassoul clay and activated charcoal to absorb grime and shine; invigorating tea tree and peppermint; and apple amino acids to cleanse without drying. The result? A complexion that looks soft, clear, and matte.