Charcoal, specifically activated charcoal, is a highly porous and adsorbent form of carbon that's known for its ability to trap and remove impurities, toxins and excess oils from the skin. In skincare and cosmetics, it's used for its purifying and detoxifying properties which help promote clearer, cleaner and refreshed skin. It can be found in various formulas including cleansers, masks and exfoliants, where it helps purify skin, unclog pores and promote a clearer complexion.


Charcoal Powder, Activated Charcoal


Activated charcoal is derived from various natural sources like wood, coconut shells and other organic materials. It's created through a process that involves heating and oxidizing these source materials to create a highly porous and adsorbent form of carbon that can be used in skincare products.


Activated charcoal is generally well-tolerated on most skin, but it may cause dryness for some individuals, so it's recommended to use in moderation and follow with a product that hydrates skin.


Deep Cleanses

It has the ability to draw out impurities, toxins and excess oils from skin to unclog pores.

Exfoliates Skin

Charcoal particles in some formulas can provide gentle exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and improve texture.

Controls Oil

Charcoal can help control excess sebum production for individuals with oily or acne-prone skin.

Purifies Skin

Its adsorbent properties allow it to reduce the risk of breakouts and promote a clearer complexion.

Brightens Skin

Charcoal removes impurities and dead skin cells which contributes to a brighter, more even skin tone.

Reduces Blackheads

Charcoal masks and cleansers are often used to unclog pores which help minimize the appearance of blackheads.

Treats Acne

It can be part of an acne-fighting skincare regimen designed to prevent and treat breakouts.

Protects Against Pollution

Charcoal absorbs pollutants and impurities to protect skin from the harmful effects of environmental pollution.