Although activated charcoal-infused skincare products have been around for some time now, it’s one ingredient that stays on our radar because it truly works wonders. Best known for its incredible absorption properties, it’s commonly found in cleansers and masks. Now, with its hype at its peak, more and more beauty brands are coming up with new innovations using the superhero ingredient and have even found its way in more products than ever before.
To help you cover all of your oily-skin (and hair) needs, check out these 13 must-try charcoal-infused beauty products.
Made with clay and white charcoal, Olay’s newest mask is formulated to revive your skin’s natural glow by safely removing build-up and dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. Designed for your convenience, its stick form allows you to mask everywhere and anywhere (very travel-friendly) mess-free.
These new charcoal-infused cleansing towelettes from Garnier not only remove makeup, oil and dirt but also help transform the look, feel and texture of skin, perfect for oily and acne-prone skin.
This fresh-scented face wash is made with bamboo charcoal from the Himalayan foothills, kaolin clay and Community Teatree oil from Kenya to help gently penetrate and unclog pores, without drying out the skin. And like all of The Body Shop’s products, this cleanser is made 100 per cruelty-free.
For those who appreciate a good double cleanse, this luxurious skincare duo includes Charlotte Tilbury’s coconut oil-based Citrus Oil Cleanse and Bamboo Charcoal Cleanse to remove makeup and deeply cleanse and purify the skin for a radiant finish.
Because of charcoal’s incredible absorption powers, it only makes sense to have it in a cleansing shampoo. This shampoo by OGX is formulated with activated coconut charcoal to gently purify the hair of oil, debris and the build-up of styling products, without leaving ends feeling dry and or squeaky.
Redken Loose Dry Shampoo Powder, $24
Giving you ultimate control, this loose dry shampoo by Redken comes in a non-aerosol pump bottle to distribute the product evenly to your roots without staining the hair. The 02 Dry Shampoo contains charcoal for extra absorption to absorb oil and to instantly refreshen style.
In case you didn’t know, makeup brushes harbour tons of acne-causing bacteria (which is why experts recommend cleaning your beauty tools on a weekly basis). To protect your skin and repel bacteria, bareMinerals has launched this unique foundation buffing brush made with charcoal-infused fibres and silver ions.
For instant TLC, this purifying clay mask from Carol Baker Visage ensures a clean and refined complexion. Made with activated charcoal and volcanic sand from Iceland and thermal water from the south of France, it penetrates the pores to soak up impurities and excess oil.
To help refreshen the look of makeup throughout the day, give yourself a spritz of this balancing mist by Beautycounter. Made with charcoal powder and kaolin clay, it magically absorbs excess oil while calming any irritation. Bonuses: it’s travel-friendly and safe for all skin types.
In just after 10-minutes, this mask by Teaology promises to leave your face and neck feeling fresh and firmer than ever. Made with the energizing powers of black tea and charcoal powder, it works to tone the skin to give it a more even and youthful complexion.
To detoxify and control odours, this 99 per cent natural deodorant by Kaia Naturals is made with activated bamboo charcoal to help draw toxins and bacteria out of the skin. Just a heads up, it’ll take approximately two to four weeks for final results, as your body adjusts to the cleanse.
Glamglow’s first ever toner is specifically designed to refine and purify pores. Great for those with oily, acne-prone, lacklustre skin, Supertoner is formulated with charcoal, clay, Witch Hazel and the brand’s signature Six Acid Blend to ensure a clear and healthy complexion.
Bioré Charcoal Self Heating One Minute Mask and Charcoal Pore Strips, $7.97 each
For a wallet-friendly charcoal beauty product, head to your favourite drugstore and check out Bioré’s charcoal collection. The beauty brand has a number of products on its roster that will run you less than 10 bucks! Our favourites are the Self-Heating One Minute Mask and the Charcoal Pore Strips, which each help to remove dirt, oil, and blackheads. Start with a charcoal self-heating mask and end with the upgraded deep cleansing nose pore strip, and say hello to smoother, clearer skin!
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