While you may not associate charcoal with cleanliness, it is emerging as the ‘it’ beauty ingredient. Charcoal has long been heralded as a skincare superstar for clearer skin, due to its ability to effectively attract and absorb impurities, chemicals and dirt from the skin. This makes it perfect for acne-prone and sensitive skin.
So in honour of one of the biggest skincare trends of the moment, we’ve found some charcoal beauty buys that promise to make your skin look clearer and brighter.
Shop → Binchotan Charcoal Facial Soap, $34.95
Combining ultra-fine charcoal powder and natural extracts, this facial soap is designed to improve radiance, texture, and tone of your skin.
Shop → Origins Clear Improvement Mask, $34.00
Minimise those pesky pores with this purifying mask, which harnesses the naturally detoxifying properties of activated charcoal, white china clay and lecithin.
Shop → Shamanuti Activated Charcoal Cleanser, $36.00
In this gentle formula, activated charcoal works to neutralise acidity and unclog pores, while maple extract exfoliates and tea tree oil wards off stubborn blemishes.
Shop → Boscia Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel, $38.00
Cool and refreshing, this 100% preservative-free gel moisturiser is a must have for those looking to brighten their skin tone and minimize fine lines.
Shop → GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment, $75.00
Dull, congested skin? Try this cult beauty product for a more supple and flawless complexion! The powerful mix of activated charcoal and a proprietary six-acid blend promises to not only draw out dirt and congestion, but also soften skin.
Shop → Chikuno Facial Blotting Paper, $12.00
Keep your makeup looking fresh with these oil absorbing blotting sheets. Made with the purest Kyoto bamboo charcoal, they will become your newest handbag staple!