Over the last few years charcoal has become an increasingly popular ingredient within the skincare space.

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About Charcoal

You’ve probably noticed it popping up time and time again in a variety of products, from face masks to soap, cleansers and scrubs.

It’s an ingredient that has incredible absorptive properties – but what exactly does it do, how does it work and what skin types is it best for? Here, we’ve answered all your burning questions… 

Frequently Asked Questions
  • The charcoal that you see on the ingredients’ list of some of your favourite products is of the activated variety. Put simply, our charcoal is processed from renewable sources in a way to obtain an extremely porous raw material, which gives it a large surface area for absorption. This porosity is very interesting as it will absorb sebum, impurities, and pollution particles.  
  • When it’s used in skincare, charcoal is good for your skin has quite a few different benefits. Charcoal is known for its purifying properties thanks to its micro-porous structure with a very important adsorption surface. It helps absorb excess oil and remove impurities. 
  • It’s thanks to charcoal’s absorptive properties that it’s often used and targeted towards people with oily or acne-prone skin types. Not only can it help to absorb excess oil on the surface of skin to help reduce shine and the appearance of blackheads, but it can also help draw out dirt, oil, and other impurities to help clear and brighten skin and prevent future breakouts from occurring. And charcoal is even good for skin, even sensitive, when it is found in products suitable for sensitive skins such as Micellar Purifying Jelly Water.  
  • Charcoal-based cleansers, masks or soap, like Pure Active 3-in-1 Charcoal Anti-Blackheads Wash Scrub Mask and Pure Active Charcoal Bar are ideal for combination to oily, acne-prone skin, delivering a clinically proven efficacy on imperfections.  

    For the 3-in-1Charcoal Anti-Blackheads Wash Scrub Mask, the recommended usage is once a day as a wash or scrub, and three times a week as a mask. In case of sensitive skin or if any skin reaction occurs, it is recommended to use it only as a wash, gently massaging the skin, and reduce the frequency of use.  

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