How Activated Charcoal Products can improve your skin & Beauty

How Activated Charcoal can improve your  skin:

Activated Charcoal products are a very trendy thing now a day. From mask to toothpaste there is a variety of activated charcoal products available in the market. Till a few years, back word “COAL” was mostly associated with cooking or outdoor BBQ. But recent Google report regarding skin care trends 2017  shows that activated charcoal products are most in demand skincare products on Google search.

Activated Charcoal

Historical Background:

Activated charcoal was always used in Egypt and India in ancient times for hygienic reasons like for cleaning wounds and water filtration because it can quickly absorb a variety of compounds dissolved or suspended in gases and liquids. Previously It has been also used as dietary supplement for gastric problems in the form of charcoal biscuits.

How can Activated Charcoal improve your skin?

The question is, How Activated Charcoal improve your skin? In the Contemporary world, cosmetics and skin care industry have taken amazing benefits from activated charcoal. Consumers are using it for acne treatment, skin improvement, pore cleansing, relieve upset stomachs and for teeth whitening. Industry experts like cosmetic chemist Ni’Kita Wilson (Via allure Canada) stated that “”When dirt and oil in your pores come in contact with the carbon, they stick to it and then get washed away when you rinse”.

The main reason for clogging and enlarging pores is oil and dirt. Activated charcoal improves your skin by pulling out the dirt from pores and makes them less visible and bigger. Here are some activated charcoal skin care products which are popular among people and have great reviews.

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores, 3.4 fl. Oz.”  (Pore Minimizer)

Masks are always helpful in cleansing skin and pore minimizing process. You can see in detail by clicking the link that       Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores, 3.4 fl. Oz. contains kaolin and bentonite clays for extra oil absorption. The People living in metropolitan cities are living in more polluted environments, needs more attention and care of their skins. Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask is an excellent product to clean your skin from impurities and gives you true fresh looks.

Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal mask

 Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Activated Charcoal Bar Soap 7 oz (195 g)

If your skin is prone to acne then Yes to tomatoes soap bar is an excellent choice.  The bar helps to get the impurities out and makes your skin feel so fresh and clean.  It’s a go-to facial bar and it contains detoxifying Activated Charcoal which naturally removes impurities from the oily skin. It’s paraben free and 98% natural ingredients with great price available at Amazon.

Yes to Tomatoes Activated Charcoal Bar Soap


Boscia Charcoal MakeUp Melter Cleansing Oil Balm ”  (makeup remover)

It is always recommended to remove your makeup at the end of the day and clean your skin properly. “If you don’t cleanse your face, dirt and dead skin cells are not removed,” explains celebrity dermatologist Dr. Annie Chiu. “They stay on the skin, clogging pores and leading to chronic inflammation in the form of pimples.”(VIA goodhousekeeping). Boscia Charcoal Makeup Melter Cleansing Oil-Balm is amazingly removed makeup. It’s a great combination of activated bamboo variety and a white Japanese Binchotan powder which can even easily remove the mascara from lashes without damaging lashes. It works so gently and cleans makeup so perfectly.

Boscia Charcoal Makeup Melter Cleansing Oil-Balm

Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips, Charcoal, 6 Count(blackhead remover)

Pore cleansing strips are very helpful when you have no time for full facial or face mask. The regular use of nose strips keeps you safe from excessive blackheads and helps you minimize pore clogs.  Please click the link to see in detail about  Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips, Charcoal, 6 Count”  how it can pull out dirt and oil with the help of natural purifying charcoal which causes blackheads and clog the pores. It also helps in reducing extra oil and shine from skin.

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Activated Charcoal Body Scrub and Facial Scrub from Majestic Pure,

Majestic Pure helps to reduce the visibility of pores, acne,  blackheads, and whiteheads. If you click the link Activated Charcoal Body Scrub and Facial Scrub from Majestic Pure, you can see in detail that it contains two main ingredients, dead sea salt, and activated charcoal. It reduces excess oil and impurities from the skin which are the biggest cause of acne and pore clogging. Activated charcoal works as a magnet to absorb all the dirt and oil from skin and provide you with a satisfyingly deep cleaned feeling. 

Majestic Pure Charcoal Scrub

Homemade Charcoal mask DIY:

If you want to try charcoal mask you can make it at home with your own ingredients,

1)-  Activated Charcoal Powdered

2)- Bentonite clay

3)- Water

Make a paste by mixing 0.2 grams powdered activated charcoal, ½ teaspoon of Bentonite clay and 1 ½ teaspoons of water together. Apply the paste on face and leave it for 10 minutes. Now clean it with a dampened cloth for skin that is free of impurities and gives you a fresh feeling.

Activated charcoal products consumers are mostly happy with the results of products. Have you tried any of Charcoal product?did you like it, please share your views with us.

Tip; Aloe vera has great benefits for skin and it’s highly recommended to use Organic Aloe vera after facial to moisturize and sooth the skin.


29 thoughts on “How Activated Charcoal Products can improve your skin & Beauty

    1. thanks for reading Chantel. yes I also find it interesting to research about charcoal products and how actually they work on skin. I m glad you liked the post.THANKS

  1. I have been using the activated charcoal face wash from Biore. Being pregnant, I want to avoid acne medications but I still want to keep my skin as clean as possible.

  2. Quite interesting I must say cause i never knew that “ORDINARY” that is normally used for cooking has all this extra functions. I definitely learnt something new today from this post. Thanks for sharing..

  3. Quite interesting never knew that “ORDINARY” charcoal that is normally used for cooking has all this functions. I have definitely learnt something new today from this very post. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I have used activated charcoal in deep pore strips, but not as body scrubs. The fact that it absorbs oil and dirt makes sense, thereby proving the boom of such products these days. I would love to try the tomatoes activated charcoal bar soap.

  5. My daughter Brooke introduced me to charcoal products earlier this year. I tried one by Biore and totally loved it. Thank you for also including a DIY charcoal mask – so awesome!

  6. I never knew that Charcoal has so many benefits attached to it!! I need a black head remover..as I am facing certain problems with my skin..

  7. I never tried activated charcoal but I hear so much about it. I definitely want to give it a try.

  8. What a great list. I haven’t tried activated charcoal before, but I have always wanted to give it a try.

  9. I had read that it was used to clean wounds and so it makes sense to find a use for it today for its natural properties. I was unaware all of the ways we can use it in beauty products

  10. I have yet to try a charcoal mask. I see them in the store all the time. Reading this makes me want to go and buy one right away. Those Biore pore strips look like a must-have. Amazing what they come up with now for skincare.

  11. I have heard of good things about charcoal scrubs. I have never used them personally but they do sound intriguing. I will have to ask some of my coworkers about them.

  12. I love Charcoal products!! I have been using Biore’s soap bar and its amazing !!! I have tired the Origins Mask too and it is a good option as well!!

  13. Back in my father’s village, the elders used charcoal in so many ways but mainly to wash things… including the body. They were on to something!

  14. I LOVED my activated charcoal mask, but the company I used stopped making them! I’ll have to check some of these products out, thanks!

  15. From time to time I will see my wife put on a mask or the nose strips. I am not sure if she is using the charcoal product or not but I will definitely recommend the items younyour list to my wife.

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