2017 was a big year for charcoal and it looks like 2018 is going to be even bigger. If you thought the only way to integrate activated charcoal into your beauty regimen was through a face mask – then lucky for you, you’ve got a lot to learn. Beauty companies across the board are continuing to invent new ways for people to bring charcoal into their lives, ranging from chewing gum to toothpaste, even to washcloths.
The conversation around activated charcoal doesn’t seem like it’s ever going to stop and why should it? Check out the products below to step up your beauty game.
This unisex gel will leave skin looking clean, fresh and radiant. Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid help to chemically exfoliate skin to improve the look of dullness while Tea Tree Oil and Willow Bark help tone skin to aid in the appearance of smaller pores. With purifying, deep-cleaning, non-drying properties Peter Thomas Roth’s cleansing gel also works to clear the skin’s surface of pore-clogging dirt, oil, makeup and other impurities.
Ultra-fine Binchotan charcoal powder is woven into every fiber of this highly exfoliating face scrub towel. The charcoal helps to absorb oil and impurities from the skin and leaves it feeling smooth and refreshed. The two-toned surface features a soft side to massage the skin and a slightly coarser side for gentle exfoliating. This facial scrub towel will be sure to amplify any beauty regimen.
DIRTY LEMON +Charcoal is the original detoxifying elixir designed to improve digestion, stimulate liver function and gently cleanse the system of impurities. For best results, the team suggests you drink a bottle daily after your heaviest meal – preferably in the evening. This formula is designed to help to calm the stomach, reduce bloating, support liver/kidney function and trap impurities before they can be absorbed by the body.
Charcoal absorbs many different types of impurities from the skin, pulling out dirt, oil and environmental pollutants. Once the mask is finished setting for about 10-20 minutes you will be able to gently peel it off completely. With this new mask by Merle Norman, Antioxidant-rich Green Tea and Soybean Extracts help soothe and calm the skin through a blend of natural extracts that leaves skin hydrated and conditioned. For best results it’s recommended to use a mask such as this 1-2 times per week.
CURAPROX’s 100% natural charcoal based teeth whitener is the first of its kind to be introduced to the U.S. market. Black in color, this toothpaste safely and painlessly whitens teeth by effectively absorbing dirt and discoloration particles from things such as coffee and wine. The activated charcoal acts as a magnet by “pulling” stains off the teeth to restore a natural white smile.
It contains very low abrasive particles and no bleaching agents, plastic particles, triclosan or sodium lauryl sulphate so you can regain those naturally pearly whites without the fear and danger of breaking down enamel. Sold as a set, the toothpaste comes with the brand’s hero CS5460 Sensitive Toothbrush, a unique, efficient and gentle toothbrush powered by 5,460 ultra-soft bristles so no tooth, nook or cranny is missed.
Launching in February 2018, this good-for-you gum contains activated charcoal to gently remove discoloration and whiten teeth. The gum also contains Hydroxylapatite, which remineralizes and strengthens enamel and Xylitol – an actual sugar that prevents decay. The gum is also vegan friendly, comes in a tasty lemon-mint flavor and lasts for hours making this the ideal item to take with you on the go to ensure a bright smile at all times.
This facial scrub from CROP will not only protect the skin but will also help maintain hydration during cleansing. The antioxidant properties in Vitamin A, C and E help to reduce the visibility of dark spots and soften the skin. The combination of Charcoal with enrichment of Macadamia Oil, Jojoba Oil and Aloe Vera removes dead skin cells to reveal refreshed and radiant skin. Bamboo Charcoal absorbs harmful toxins while Walnut Shell gently exfoliates the skin and Macadamia Oil assists in cell regeneration.