Why is Activated Charcoal Such a Big Deal?

April 19, 2016 2 min read 0 Comments

By Amanda Ennett

Our skin fights a war every day. This silent war rages on while we are seemingly oblivious. Whether we are inside or outside, playing or working, or just living, our skin is exposed to a myriad of bombarding chemicals. It’s easy to overlook environment chemicals but we just as easily overlook chemicals in our skin care products. Not all chemicals are bad, but we are not talking about naturally occurring elements. We are talking about nasty, synthetic chemical toxins that cause damage to your skin. So what is the best, most effective way to help your skin in this battle? Activated charcoal is a great place to start.

Activated charcoal is a 100% safe, non-toxic, natural ingredient that detoxifies the skin and effortlessly scrubs away blemishes and signs of aging.

Activated charcoal is made by burning a source of carbon, such as coconut nut shells, and stripping away all of the oxygen. This heating process also creates millions of tiny pores. These pores effectively attract and trap dangerous chemicals and carry them off of your skin. Activated charcoal has the ability to absorb impurities up to 100 to 200 times its weight. These impurities include dirt, toxins, chemicals and bacteria. Getting this junk off of your skin instantly improves your appearance!

When you apply a skin care product that contains activated charcoal (like our Activated Charcoal Clay Masque) the toxins on and in your skin bind to the charcoal. Removing them is as simple as rinsing away the product. It doesn’t come much easier than this.

Removing toxins is the key to beautiful, radiant skin. Studies found that activated charcoal stops many of the changes in your cells linked to aging. When applied directly on the skin, it strips away toxins, wrinkles, and blemishes.

Activated charcoal also eases inflammation. Several products now contain activated charcoal to help relieve insect bites and stings, and rashes from poison ivy and poison oak. If your skin is red and inflamed (say a large red pimple is forming) activated charcoal can help settle that baby down.

So are you ready to win the battle against chemical warfare? Arm yourself with this defense and find that luminous glow your skin deserves. It doesn't matter if your skin is greasy or dry, or even if you're struggling with acne breakouts. Activate charcoal products are designed to work for women and men of all ages and skin types.