Beauty Tip: Charcoal
Charcoal has been used for centuries as a natural beauty product and is known for its detoxifying and superior cleansing ability and there are heaps of great products which incorporate charcoal which we think are well worth trying.
Look out for products that use activated charcoal powder to really experience the best result. We love Japanese brand Binchotan which has a simple Charcoal Cleansing Mask in it's range that acts like a vacuum for dirt and oil on your face. It’s also a great pre-cleanser to remove make-up and daily grime and can be left on clean skin as a mask once a week.
Clinique have a great new pore refining charcoal mask that using both charcoal powder and clay to detoxify the skin to remove dirt and impurities, while hyaluronic acid comforts and hydrates the skin. It won’t shrink your pores but make them look smaller by cleaning and hydrating them.
We also love the Binchotan Charcoal Toothbrush! The bristles are made from charcoal and it is one of the best natural ways to remove plaque and prevent bad breath.
When it comes to hair care there is a great shampoo by Apotheke that uses activate charcoal to absorb oil and impurities without using any unnatural nasties. A nice one if you have oily hair or like to use more natural based products.
You can also buy activated charcoal powder from selected health food shops, mix a table spoon into natural yogurt or any DIY mask you like to use for added cleansing and purification.