What’s Not To Love About Charcoal?

I don’t know about you, but we can’t escape the hype of the magical ways of Charcoal – and we don’t want to! After discovering the versatile benefits of Activated Charcoal, we’ve become obsessed and we just had to share them with you, so you can reap the full inside/out benefits. Keep reading to discover exactly what Charcoal in skincare is and what’s it’s used for.  

What is Activated Charcoal? 

Let’s go back to basics: Activated Charcoal is a micro-porous material, which means that its unique composition and large surface space acts as an excellent deodoriser, purifier and humidity controller!  

The benefits of Activated Charcoal 

If you’re wondering what Activated Charcoal is used for, you might be surprised to learn that charcoal has actually been used for centuries, with some even claiming that the ancient Egyptians saw its natural beauty potential thousands of years ago- wow! It’s now commonly known for its detoxifying ability and embraced all around the world. 

Sukin’s Charcoal skincare range 

Here are a few different ways you can enjoy the benefits of Charcoal… 

Oral health 

We’re sure that you’ve heard of this perk but, just in case you haven’t, one of the key benefits of Activated Charcoal is its amazing teeth whitening properties. 

Due to its natural and super absorption abilities, Charcoal can lift stubborn stains, rebalance the pH level of the mouth and remove nasty bacteria, leaving your mouth cleansed and odourless! You can use a range of products including Charcoal powders, infused toothpastes and also whitening toothbrushes.

Internal detoxification 

If you’ve indulged a little too much over Winter (don’t worry we have too) and are in need of a good detox, the benefits of Activated Charcoal come in handy here too.

The thought of drinking or eating Charcoal does sound a little crazy, but this miracle ingredient possesses the ability to cleanse your digestive system, absorb toxins and bugs and also can help to beat the bloat! Not keen on the thought of drinking it? Try blending a spoonful of powdered Charcoal into a healthy smoothie bowl or simply take a capsule. You can also use it to filter your water, absorbing chemicals and trapping impurities, leaving water cleansed and safe to drink!

External detoxification

Did you know that Activated Charcoal benefits the skin through topical application? If you have oily or blemish-prone skin, our Oil Balancing Range has amazing face products for oily skin that absorb toxins, impurities, and other nasties from the skin through our blend of Bamboo Charcoal, Willowherb, and Moringa Extract. Excess oils are banished from the skin and pores are minimised, leaving the skin purified and revitalised!

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Charcoal face wash 

Harnessing the powerful cleansing and absorption properties of Bamboo Charcoal, the Sukin Balancing Gel Cleanser helps to balance the skin through the removal of excess oils, keeping skin clean, clear and feeling refreshed! Natural facial cleansers can be used morning and night.  

Charcoal face scrub 

Charcoal face scrub infused with Jojoba Beads, the Pore-Refining Facial Scrub works to exfoliate the skin by removing dead skin cells, while keeping the pores clear of impurities. Face scrubs can be utilised one to two times a week, depending on your skin type and tolerance. 

Charcoal face mask

The Anti-Pollution Facial Masque is the third addition to the Sukin Masque family (soon to be four – watch this space!). This 15-minute Charcoal face mask leaves your skin with an oil-free glow and assists in reducing the appearance of pores. 

Haven’t enjoyed the benefits of Activated Charcoal yet? We highly recommend it- you won’t regret it! 

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