What is ‘activated charcoal’?
Activated charcoal is a very fine dark black powder that’s produced by processing carbon-rich items such as bamboo, coal, or coconut shells at high temperatures.
That high heat treatment changes its structure and creates an expansive sponge-like surface area, which is what makes it have such tremendous absorbing capabilities.
Activated charcoal is commonly used in skin care products. It’s especially nice for oily or acne-prone skin, though all skin types can use it.
What is so special about our charcoal soap bar and how will it help my skin?
Activated Charcoal is one of the most versatile ingredients you can put into skincare products. It’s most often used to address breakouts, dull skin, and premature signs of aging, though it can even be recommended for Eczema and Psoriasis. Activated Charcoal’s versatility and effectiveness have earned it a strong reputation in the skincare industry as a powerful ingredient.
When it comes to breakouts, Activated Charcoal can draw unwanted gunk from your skin, whether that be oil, dirt, product buildup, pollutants, or bacteria. By extracting these impurities out of your pores, it’s able to not only clear up and prevent breakouts, but also minimize pore size and visibility with use over time.
The coarse texture of activated charcoal soap exfoliates the skin and helps get rid of dead skin. When dead skin is left on the surface of your skin, your skin may appear dull or flakey and is more prone to clogged pores and breakouts. Having a layer of dead skin on the surface can also make it more difficult for your skincare products to penetrate the deeper levels of your skin, which in turn makes those products less effective. Activated Charcoal’s exfoliating properties helps resolve these issues, helping to clear your complexion over time.
Benefits of using activated charcoal in handmade soap.
Activated Charcoal is one of the hardest working ingredients in this lovely bar. Here is a list of the benefits of activated charcoal.
- Helps absorb excess oil.
- Helps prevent breakouts.
- Tightens pores.
- Makes skin firmer.
- Exfoliates skin.
- Brightens complexion.
- Exfoliates dry, dead skin.
- Deep cleans.
- Calms inflammation and redness.
Is this charcoal bar suitable for my face, and how often should I use it?
We recommend using our charcoal soap bar two to three times per week, in alternation with our oatmeal face bar.