BY: STEF BLANCH
Over the past year we have seen hundreds of charcoal beauty products filtering through our instagram feeds and on the shelves of our favourite beauty retailers. Ranging from masks, soaps, scrubs and even toothpastes, there is certainly no shortage of charcoal products to choose from.
But far from just another instagram-ready beauty fad, charcoal is said to have a range of benefits which may earn it a place in our beauty repertoires for the long-run.
Charcoal is known to pull dirt to the skin’s surface and unclog pores, reduce acne, whiten teeth, kill bacteria, reduce hangovers and minimise some poisons. With all of these benefits, we’re wondering why did it take the beauty world so long to discover it?!
If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best charcoal beauty products for you to try.
#1 – Boscia Charcoal Jelly Ball Cleanser, $20
Infused with activated black bamboo charcoal, hinoki oil and tamarindus indica seed gum, this innovative jelly ball is designed as an alternative to soap. Also rich in antioxidants, the jelly ball cleanser detoxifies and purifies the skin whilst minimising the appearance of pores and soothing the skin.