3 benefits activated charcoal has on your skin
We explained recently why there has been a surge of products with the ingredient activated charcoal.
They’re everywhere – from toothpastes to face washes, to shampoos to face masks. Activated charcoal, combined with other all natural essential like mandarin or calendula can have vastly positive effects on your skin.
It’s thus becoming a vital part of the cosmetic industry due to its many health and grooming benefits.
Here’s what they are…
Activated Charcoal combines extremely well with essential oils
Our face washes already use essential oils like mandarin, Frankincense, calendula and grapeseed, which have plenty of benefits on their own.
Mandarin is known for its anti-ageing properties, while also helping develop radiant and glowing skin. Grapeseed oil is a powerful anti-oxidant, which works as a preventative for the development of acne.
To learn more about the positive benefits essential oils can have on your life, check out our article about it here.
While essential oils have plenty of positive benefits on their own, the activated charcoal in our products interacts well with these oils.
The beneficial properties of activated charcoal are triggered from steam, and since its an absorbent, it increases the amount of oil being absorbed from the ingredients like mandarin and the others.
Essentially what this does is magnify the effects of the oil on your skin, leading to a more pronounced refreshed feeling.
Activated charcoal works for all kinds of skin
Usually it’s rare to find a product with an ingredient that has multiple benefits for all kinds of skin.
Dry skin needs a product with a moisturizing quality, sensitive skin needs one with less oil.
Since our products have a multitude of essential oils, each with their own set of benefits, the activated charcoal is the biggest key to unlocking these advantages.
Calendula acts as a moisturizer for dry skin, and its interaction with the activated charcoal releases these cleansing properties better.
Similarly, the Frankincense in our face wash is a great catalyst for repairing damaged and wrinkled skin, which can often be an effect of extremely dry conditions. The combination with activated charcoal brings out the best in the oil, which thus works wonders on your skin.
Activated Charcoal is a great treatment for acne
When the activated charcoal interacts with your skin and warm water, something wonderfully complex takes place.
The surface area of your skin, and the pores where dust and impurities have collected, open up and increase in size.
The activated charcoal digs in a lot deeper than any traditional alcohol based-product could, and flushes out your system from within.
Acne is a result of improper skincare and dodgy interactions of ingredients with your type of skin.
Activated charcoal, as mentioned above, works well with all skin types and so when interacting with your face it only does one thing – cleans it.
And isn't that what you want from a cosmetic product?