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Charcoal Soap

All About Charcoal Soap

There is a bit of a trend for using Activated Charcoal in cosmetics. Here I explain why it is a great addition to soap and why you should give it a try. This article is all about the benefits of Charcoal Soap and why it is worth a go.

What is Activated Charcoal ?

Firstly, Activated Charcoal is not something you can scoop out of a barbeque. Activated Charcoal is made by heating charcoal in the presence of a gas. This process creates lots of pores and internal spaces. These spaces help to trap dirt and chemicals. In addition Activated charcoal is usually created from Bamboo, Wood, Coal, or Coconut Shells.

Essentially, Activated Charcoal is a super absorbent cleaner which can remove toxins from your skin. Due to the increased surface area, created from processing raw charcoal at a high heat, activated charcoal has a much larger surface area.

Activated Charcoal
Activated Charcoal

What does Charcoal Soap do for my skin ?

Firstly, there are many benefits to using charcoal soap for the skin. Studies have proven many of the benefits and research is still ongoing. However Activated Charcoal has been used for many years.

Deep Cleansing & Removing Impurities

Charcoal is used to remove impurities and dirt from the skin. This helps to improve the skins texture and appearance. Studies have proven that charcoal can be effective at removing dead skin cells. Furthermore this helps to clear pores and ultimately reduce their size.

Eliminating excess oil

Oils produced by the body are essential for protecting and hydrating the skin. However, excess oil can cause the skin to appear shiny, clog pores and cause spots to develop. Many people have reported that charcoal can soak up these excess oils and leave a healthy, clear complexion.

Clearing Blemishes and Acne

Furthermore, Activated Charcoal Soap can reduce blackheads, acne or spots by effectively clearing excess oil. When used for washing daily for 1 month during a study in 2021, most people found it brightened their skin without irritation.

Can I use Charcoal Soap Daily ?

The majority of people find that washing daily with charcoal soap can improve their skin. Unlike some other cleaning agents, Charcoal is unlikely to cause irritation but can dry some types of skin when used every day.

Grab a bar and give it a try. If you find your skin starts to dry then switch to another ones of out soaps that doesn’t contain charcoal or alternate between a few different bars. All of our soaps are great for daily use to wash your body and hair.