Charcoal has been in use for thousands of years due to its ability to absorb bacteria, toxins and micro-particles. Its absorbent qualities were used in the First World War in gas masks to reduce exposure to poisonous gases and it is still used in the emergency treatment of certain kinds of poisoning as it helps prevent the poison from being absorbed from the stomach into the body. It is a common feature in water filters due to its ability to absorb micro-particles.
Activated charcoal, used in many beauty products, is charcoal that has been treated to increase its absorbency and is said to have the ability to absorb hundreds of times its own weight in toxins.
It is these same qualities of detoxification that can make charcoal a beneficial ingredient in skincare products.
Reduction in pore size. Charcoal binds to dirt and oil that clog and widen the pores, especially when used in a face mask. This dirt and oil is rinsed out with the charcoal, helping to reduce blackheads and make your pores less visible.
Helps oily skin. Charcoal removes excess oil, giving you an oil-free look that can help remove the unwanted shine from your face.
Gentle exfoliant. Charcoal is slightly gritty, making it a natural skin exfoliant, removing dead skin along with impurities.
Useful in treatment of acne. Charcoal’s ability to absorb bacteria, toxins, chemicals, dirt and pollutants and draw them to the surface of the skin, makes it a powerful skin cleanser.
Sensitive skin. A natural product, charcoal can detoxify and re-energise the skin without clogging it with further chemicals. As charcoal is an inert ingredient, it is less likely to cause allergic reactions or irritate sensitive skin,
Bamboo Charcoal has been use for hundreds of years in Asia and is often call “Black Diamond” due to its unique benefits. It is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. Used in masks it can decongest the skin and calm irritation leaving the skin detoxified and re-energised.
The black powder in our Charcoal Detox Brightening Facial Beauty Mask is the product of Moso Bamboo Charcoal Extract. Due to the growth characteristics of moso bamboo, millions of tiny holes are created as the plant densifies and matures, a process taking approximately five years, creating a highly absorbent and cleansing charcoal which penetrates the pores to bring out impurities. This mask can help purify, brighten and revitalize any skin condition.