Activated charcoal has got to be one of the most popular beauty ingredients today. And why not? Its incredible properties have been showing great results in treating various skin and hair related issues. What makes activated charcoal such a craze is its amazing ability to absorb toxins from deep within the skin pores and hair follicles. It is known to break down the toughest layers of dead skin cells to smoothen the appearance of fine lines and improve overall texture. It also works effectively in removing pore-clogging dirt and extra oils, thus preventing skin breakouts, blemishes, hair fall and oily scalp.
In short, activated charcoal makes for a great detoxifier. So if this has got you wanting to add activated charcoal in your beauty routine, here are five amazing ways in which you can do so:
Our skin takes a beating every day with all kinds of dirt and chemicals from the polluted environment. So use activated charcoal-based face masks to fight against excess dirt and oil for a refreshed, younger-looking appearance.
This anti-pollution mask works effectively to get rid of blackheads, impurities, dirt and excess oil. Regular use helps keep a check on acne and blemishes, and revitalises the skin. It comes packed with the goodness of activated charcoal, bentonite clay and essential oils like rosehip and lemon. You can buy it for a discounted price of Rs 229. Shop here.
Activated charcoal helps to remove acne-causing dirt, oil, and bacteria from deep down the skin pores. A face and body scrub containing this incredible ingredient should be a must-have in your beauty closet, especially if you have oily skin.
This charcoal scrub will scrub dust and dirt off your skin. It is 100% natural exfoliating scrub which treats acne, removes blackheads, draws out toxins from the body and rejuvenates the skin. You can buy it for a discounted price of Rs 225. Shop here.
Dirt elements leave the skin looking duller and prone to acne. The activated charcoal controls unpleasant itchiness and tightens the pores to make the skin firmer. It also improves skin tone and helps get rid of blackheads and whiteheads as a result of clogged pores.
Give your skin the ultimate cleansing with this face wash from Wow that's enriched with activated charcoal and tea tree oil beads. You can buy it for a discounted price of Rs 299. Shop here.
The ultra-cooling gel moisturiser delivers essential hydration as it refines skin texture, clarifies the skin and minimises open pores with exfoliating glycolic acid. The gel moisturisers are compatible with most skin types and provide a unique range of benefits. These charcoal gels act as a refreshing drink of moisture to your skin for an instantly smooth, clarified complexion.
This overnight skin repair cream pulls out impurities and toxins from the skin, and soothes irritation. It helps clear acne, treats infections, prevents breakouts and controls excess oil. You can buy it for a discounted price of Rs 439. Shop here.
Activated charcoal is ideal for oily hair due to its ability to absorb debris, excess oils, and even bacteria. It is excellent for the scalp, helping to fight clogged pores, dirt, and grime that builds on the base of the hair follicles. Most regular shampoos only remove surface dirt, but activated charcoal will pull out more without leaving any residue. As such your hair will feel lighter and have more volume.
Enriched with activated charcoal, it thoroughly cleanses both, the hair and scalp without stripping natural oils. Its olive and almond oil content strengthens and reinforces damaged hair to provides essential nutrients to the hair follicle. You can buy it for a discounted price of Rs 439. Shop here.
Add activated charcoal to your beauty closet for youthful skin and radiant hair.