Sorry to be blunt (and kind of gross), but right now there is a whole bunch of junk clogging, congesting, and otherwise messing with your skin. How do I know? It’s just a fact of modern life.
The pollution on your commute… The less-than-healthy lunch of two donuts and a pumpkin spice latte that you ate yesterday… That chemical-scented soap you suds up with at work... They all contribute.
There might be no real way to avoid a lot of the toxins that surround us, but there is a pretty simple fix to get rid of them once they're there: activated charcoal.
The powdery black stuff might be majorly trending right now, but it isn’t exactly cutting edge. It's been a natural detoxifier for millenia. We’re talking as far back as the ancient Egyptians, who harnessed its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties and made it one of the first beauty go-tos on record.
It works just as effectively today, which is precisely why it’s showing up everywhere at the moment—from in a super-luxe detoxifying bath soak courtesy of Gwyneth’s Goop brand to super-bargain cleansers you can find on the shelves of Target. Ahead, 10 charcoal-infused products—shampoos, deodorants, almost any category you could name—that promise to detoxify your skin head to toe.
Little Barn Apothecary Charcoal + Aloe Face Cleanser
Julep Charcoal Konjac Sponge
Boscia Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask
Herbivore Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Bar Soap
Earth Therapeutics Charcoal Exfoliating Gloves
Goop G.Tox Charcoal Bath Soak
C. Booth Charcoal Foaming Dry Body Polish & Cleanser
Primal Pit Paste Charcoal Magnesium Natural Deodorant
Hello Oral Care Activated Charcoal Toothpaste
Drybar On The Rocks Clarifying Charcoal Shampoo
SheaMoisture Green Coconut & Activated Charcoal Build-Up Blaster
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