Activated Charcoal – The Benefits

By now most of you have heard of activated charcoal (also known as activated carbon).  And with the new year approaching, there is so much talk about detoxification. However, if you haven’t heard, just know that this substance provides a number of amazing benefits.

While some people use it to cleanse their skin or whiten their teeth, the true value of activated charcoal is in its ability to remove toxins from your body.

Activated charcoal and regular charcoal are almost identical – the only difference is that activated charcoal has been created solely for medicinal use. To create activated charcoal, regular charcoal is heated with a gas that causes the charcoal to expand, creating a porous surface that traps toxins.

Activated charcoal also rids your body of toxins in an emergency situation, which prevents the gastrointestinal absorption of a wide variety of drugs and toxins in various emergency situations, and also increases their elimination even after they’ve been absorbed by the body. 

Now that you’ve learned that the secret to total-body detox is activated charcoal, what are the major benefits to your skin from using activated charcoal?

What are the Benefits to Your Skin

Charcoal powder is essential when added to your skin. The charcoal has a property which has the ability to absorb toxins from your body hence making it a suitable remedy to use for cleansing and detoxifying.

Activated charcoal has no chemical added to it. It is all natural and therefore cannot affect your skin when you use it. It is mild and can be used on the most sensitive of skin. Activated charcoal will cause any allergic reactions.

Acne is formed when hair follicles under the skin clog up with dead skin cells and oil. When applied on skin, activated charcoal absorbs all the dirt and oils on your face. This helps unclog your skin’s pores leaving them open for air circulation. This helps to get rid of acne in form of whiteheads, blackheads and acne scars.

Activated charcoal is gritty with small particles that will act as a gentle exfoliating agent. This help to brighten the skin and get rid of blemishes and scars.


  • Acne and Scarring
  • Oily Skin
  • Reduces the size of pores and cleanses the skin
  • Soothes irritations and insect bites
  • Anti-Aging properties


How to Use Activated Charcoal Soaps for Your Skin

There are different forms of activated charcoal that can be used for a number of reasons, that can be found in the form of various skin care products. Our  Charcoal-Moringa Clay Detoxifying Mask works to gently exfoliate, draw out impurities, and soothe your skin.

Activated charcoal bar soap is one of the products that has been used most for skin problems. It is touted as an effective remedy to clean and clarify skin. Use activated charcoal soap to open up pores and get rid of adult acne.

Our  Charcoal-Moringa Detoxifying Juicy Soap Bar works to gently detoxify skin and draw out impurities. The formula helps improve skin's overall condition by refining the appearance of pores and increasing elasticity.


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