Over the years activated charcoal has gone from beauty fad to hero, so isn’t it about time you tried the inky stuff?
From snail secretion to micellar water, we’ve heard and tried it all. It takes a pretty incredible product to make the transition from health and beauty trend to beauty cabinet staple but charcoal has managed to do exactly that.
The jet black detoxifier has cemented its place in our everyday routine – in teeth whiteners and face masks to even body scrubs. And now it’s time to dish our favourite of the lot. Here’s how to delve into the dark side next time you’re browsing the beauty aisle.
A win for both your top shelf and your breath. Who’s complaining? Not your partner that’s for sure.
Another gem by 101 Lifestyle, this sleek toothbrush boasts bristles that have been blended with activated Binchotan charcoal. What did the 90s Mentos ad say? Fresh goes better in life. Consider this immediately added to cart.
Have you ever seen a better-looking tube of toothpaste?
The charcoal gently removes stains while the coconut oil, cinnamon and spearmint oil fights nasties so you can continue to put off your next dentist appointment.
Good things come in pairs and for this duo it certainly rings true. Made from all-natural ingredients, the konjac sponge gently buffs away any dry patches, while the charcoal mask brings impurities to the surface.
Famous for their ultra-silky cocoa butter body lotion, Palmer’s have another cult beauty product on their hands. This cotton sheet mask is packed with ingredients like raw coconut oil, marshmallow extract and willow bark that don’t just smell gorg but also absorb deep into your dermis skin to work true wizardry.
This budget buy has secured a place in our hearts for a number of reasons. Its price is an obvious win while its re-sealable cap makes each sachet go a long way. To top it off, it lets you take a peek the gunk that has just been extracted from your pores. Is there anything more satisfying?
If you painting on a mask is your idea of Sunday night bliss, then you’re in luck. This mask by Generation Clay comes complete with an applicator brush to make you shine bright like a diamond in just minutes.
Want your charcoal mask to transport you to rolling hills of Ubud? Then get acquainted with this mask by Salt by Hendrix. It’s packed with good-for-you ingredients like raw cacao, bilberry, and maqui berry powder that’ll whisk you straight to paradise.
In Endota we trust. Seriously. Made for combination and oily skin types, just apply the mask to damp skin, give it 10 minutes and then wash off. See a pesky spot surfacing? Dab it on and when you wake up you’ll have forgotten it was ever there.
Until you’ve tried a charcoal mask in gel form, then you haven’t lived. Super lightweight this gel is a magnet to oil and impurities, then rinse it all away with a splash of water to reveal baby smooth skin.
Why should your face get all the love? Extend that TLC to the rest of your bod, and you’ll come out of the shower feeling like you’ve spent the day at the spa.
Your new shower staple is here. This body scrub takes self-care to the next level. Use it to buff remnants of fake tan off – and it works equally well to rejuvenate skin when the weather dials down.
The Tiffany-blue packaging, the playful illustrations and the easy-to-use application – and that’s not even the best bit. This charcoal LED kit is vegan-friendly and hydrogen peroxide-free. We’re sold.