The Detoxifying Benefits of Activated Charcoal for Your Skin
Our new Pearl + Charcoal Mask
Activated charcoal has taken the beauty world by storm in recent years. In October 2019, Olecea Beaute has unveiled our new Pearl + Charcoal Mask for purchase. This luxe mask features organic charcoal extract, while the luxurious pearl extract works simultaneously to brighten and detoxify the skin. But how exactly does charcoal work, and what are the benefits?
What is Activated Charcoal?
Charcoal is a found ingredient that is sourced from materials that contain carbon, such as wood pulp. The material undergoes special treatments to be turned into small granules that can then be used in a variety of beneficial ways. Because of its ability to trap toxins and chemicals in pores in the body, activated charcoal is used in wellness, health, and beauty. It has been used to improve kidney functions, treat overdoses and poisonings, reduce cholesterol levels and detoxify skin and scalp. Charcoals beneficial detoxification properties are the reason that it’s now found in skincare products like cleansers, masks, and shampoos.
What are the benefits for the skin?
Charcoal is known for its detoxifying, decongesting properties, making it a must-have ingredient for those with oily, congested complexions.
Acting as a magnet for dirt and impurities, charcoal adheres to sebum and oil in your pores, helping to lift away impurities to clear and revive your complexion.
Particularly brilliant for acne, problem-prone skin, charcoal effectively cleanses the skin of excess oil, dirt, and bacteria – helping to boost the clarity of your complexion and reduce the chance of further breakouts.
The benefits of this wonderful ingredient on your skin are not limited to reducing breakouts, however. As air pollution levels continue to rise in urban environments, it is more important than ever to include detoxifying charcoal in your skincare regime.
By detoxifying and drawing out impurities in the skin, charcoal works to counteract the impacts of pollution on your complexion.