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05-21-15 | Posted by

Charcoal is the latest in a long list of ingredients that have taken the beauty world by storm. Activated charcoal is specifically known to purify, detox and absorb impurities, excess oil and toxins, which makes it ideal for acne and oiliness, as well as clogged pores.

Thanks to it’s skin healing and beautifying ways, the beauty and wellness industry has made it easy to find charcoal beauty products online and on store shelves. Look for it in everything from face and body cleansers to beauty tools to at-home as well as spa administered masks, teeth whiteners and more.

The red carpet has been rolled out for charcoal…these six picks will have you doing the same:

Boscia Charcoal Pore-Minimizing Hydrogel Mask ($8 each) might give you “Jason-inspired” visions when wearing but you’ll be amazed how well you look post-treatment. To do, remove from packet, unfold mask and apply to freshly cleansed face for 20 minutes. After removing mask, massage in remaining liquid from inside packet. The outcome? Your pores will look smaller, your complexion will look smoother and your skin be purified and look radiant.

Earth Therapeutics Purifying Hydro Towel ($10) has medicinal bamboo charcoal actually embedded into the fibers so don’t fret about it washing out with use. You can use it with water alone or you can also add your favorite cleanser to stimulate circulation, slough dead skin cells, unclog pores and restore radiance. You’ll love the towel’s nice long length which makes it easy to do your own back, too.

LUSH You Snap the Whip Body Butter ($11) smells delicious thanks to fruity blackcurrant and bergamot essential oils.  It’s formulated with powdered charcoal, pumice, cocoa butter, macadamia nut oils and more to smooth, soften, scent, renew and literally transform your dull, lackluster skin. You can expect a noticeable difference after just one use.

Fig + Yarrow Clay Mask in Black ($18) is a dry  blend made up of black clay, activated charcoal and herbs. To use, mix a small amount of the product with a liquid such as fresh water, tea, aloe, honey or even yogurt and apply the paste to your complexion. It will draw out impurities, decongest your pores, remove toxins and help you rediscover your outer glow.

Julep Konjac Cleansing Sponge ($12) is a super-soft all-natural sponge enriched with skin refining charcoal. You’ll appreciate the attached suction cup that makes it easy for you to store in the shower for daily and easy exfoliation each and every day. Replace every two to three months.

Sephora Collection Bamboo Charcoal Blotting Papers ($8) are super-thin blotting papers that make it easy to cut short shine while leaving your makeup flawless. Thanks to antibacterial and anti-fungal bamboo charcoal, these double-sided sheets will resuscitate your look without any leave-behind. Simply toss in your bag for on the go touchups–there are 100 papers in each portable packet.

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