3 Charcoal Skincare Must-Haves

3 Charcoal Skincare Must-Haves

If you’re into skincare and trying new things, you’ve probably come across a product with charcoal in it at some point. Whether you’ve only tried it once or it’s currently part of your permanent skincare routine—or you have yet to venture into charcoal-skincare-topia—you have to admit, it’s pretty damn popular.

And with all good reason! The thing about charcoal is that it reportedly attracts toxins, making them stick to it and thus removing them from your body.

Trust me, charcoal is the way to go when it comes to removing all of that dirt and oil that is currently clogging up your pores. Skincare brands know this and that’s why they’ve been coming up with more and more products with charcoal as their main ingredient.

Want to know what I think are the best in the category? Read on to find out.

1. Sephora Collection's Detox It Out: Charcoal Swabs

Did you think this roundup would be just face masks and cleansers? Well, then you thought wrong! These pretty-much-charcoal-Q-tips are perfect for a variety of tasks such as applying, correcting and removing makeup. And, because of its special properties that I previously explained to you, they’re remarkably better at getting rid of makeup in hard to reach places or small areas than regular cotton Q-tips are. I’m sold!

2.  Lush CosmeticsDark Angels Scrub

Lush Cosmetics' Dark Angels Scrub ($13.95-$33.95)

Lush are the best of the best in the bath and body business, so of course I had to include them in this. Besides charcoal, the Dark Angels cleanser also contains black sugar and avocado oil to exfoliate and hydrate the skin. Just pinch off some of the product, mix it with water and rub it all over your face and body before rinsing. The process might be a bit messy, but your skin definitely won’t be afterwards. Also, this got a thumbs up from Jamelia too!

3. GLAMGLOW Supermud® Clearing Treatment

Not surprised? When you think of high-end charcoal skincare products, this is probably the first one to come to mind. It might take more out of your pocket, but this mask does much more than just detoxify your skin. It’ll combat breakouts, discoloration and even in-grown hairs, among other concerns. For something so powerful and versatile, I think it’s definitely worth it.

So many charcoal products to talk about, so little time. What are your favorite charcoal-based skincare products? Go over to Twitter and Instagram and let me know!   

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