Activated Charcoal -Why You should have it in your Skin Care Routine!

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CHARCOAL has been used since the Ancient Egyptians for its purifying, detoxifying, anti bacterial properties. Today it is used in medical treatments for drug overdoses and poisoning. Its amazing absorption traps and binds chemicals and toxins and can remove them from drinking water. You can find them in air purifiers, and are used in fish tank filtering systems.

Charcoal is the BUZZ word in skincare ingredients at the moment and has found its way into many beauty routines. It can not penetrate skin, but it can absorb and attract oil like a beauty and therefor cleanse more thoroughly. It can deeply and gently cleanse your pores, absorbing minerals, toxins, impurities, and other harmful substances from your skin.


Not only in skincare. The White Glo Charcoal Toothpaste is black and promises to remove deep stains on your pearly whites.


Priceline Pharmacy is  Australia’s  #1 retailer in skincare with over 2,700 skincare products stocked. The biggest seller in 2017: Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips. The Charcoal based products sales have have grown 187% in 2017. Wow.

At my age, oil and blemishes are not usually a problem, but low and behold: I woke up with a WHOPPER this morning. (I mean WTF I am 53???) I will be using some of the below products tonight for sure…


, L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Mask, Skin Republic Bubble Purifying  + Charcoal Face Mask, Natura Siberica Northern Soap, Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment.


So here is a recap – Benefits of Activated Charcoal:

  1. Cleanses Deeply
  2. Purifies and brightens the complexion
  3. Balances an oily skin/tzone
  4. Fights Blackheads
  5. Exfoliates

For a more scientific and easy to understand explanation what Charcoal is, please see my friend Michelles Blog: Labmuffin, she is amazing.

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*Some of these products were also gifts for reviewing purposes but does not affect my opinion in any way.

Til Next time,












About Fashionista in Suburbia

Dutch Born, Fashionista in Suburbia lives at the Southern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. A Mum. A Wife. A Lover of all things sparkly, shiny and leopard print. A Shoe, Lipstick and Sunglasses Addict. A Typical Libra. A Breast Cancer Thriver.

4 thoughts on “Activated Charcoal -Why You should have it in your Skin Care Routine!

  1. Hi,

    I love using skincare products with activated charcoal because the effect on the skin is powerful. The clay mask with charcoal is also a thing because it cleanses your skin deeply while leaving a smooth skin.

  2. Hey,

    I am always on the search for skincare products with charcoal and activated carbon. I feel like my skincare arsenal is complete when I used skincare products with charcoal.

  3. This is some effective & informative tips .Some of it, I was not aware, but now I will try. Here are some nice tips which are silky hair with natural way. Thanks for sharing .

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