From whitening teeth to alleviating skin problems and digestive woes, charcoal seems to be the magic ‘it’ ingredient at the moment. Traditionally used to treat drug and alcohol poisoning, charcoal is now being used in beauty products thanks to its powerful detoxifying properties – it works like a magnet to attract and absorb dirt and oil.
And since autumn is upon us on Aussie shores, we’ve selected a few charcoal beauty products for your face, body and hair to leave you feeling refreshed and renewed.
For your face
Sukin Oil Balacing Pore Refining Facial Scrub
Combat lacklustre skin and pesky breakouts with Sukin’s brand new Pore Refining Facial Scrub, which is designed to gently exfoliate whilst keeping the pores clear of impurities. Our very own Bianca Cheah swears by this product for healthy, glowing skin.
Shop Sukin Oil Balancing Pore Refining Facial Scrub $12.95
Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque
This unique treatment mask features activated binchotan charcoal, volcanic ash and bamboo extract among other exfoliating and detoxifying ingredients. Treat yourself to some at-home spa time and rescue tired, lack-lustre skin.
Shop Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque $65.00
For your body
The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Body Clay
If you’re looking to go all out, then this purifying body mask is the way to go. Just spread a thin layer all over your body, and wait 15 minutes. Hello smooth, vibrant skin!
Shop The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Body Clay $32.95
Planet Luxe Black Anise Soap
Get invigorated with the rich, exotic blend of peppermint essential oils, black star anise and charcoal in this artisan crafted soap. It is sure to leave you feeling cleansed after every luscious scrub.
Shop Planet Luxe Black Anise Soap $15.00
For your hair
Perfect Hair Charcoal Revitalising Shampoo & Conditioner
Oily scalp? Dull strands? Look no further. Perfect Hair’s cleansing shampoo promises to strip impurities, whilst adding a healthy dose of oomph and shine to your locks. Follow up with their moisturising conditioner for added brilliance.