Behold the power of charcoal. Applied to the skin or ingested, its natural goodness has been helping to purify for centuries. Here is a guide to the best new products laced with this potent natural ingredient.
A slather of Boscia's Luminizing Black Mask will literally peel away dull skin and the impurities that are bringing it down. As you remove this slick mask, you can actually see the white heads and black heads going along with it. Your complexion will look noticeably more radiant after the first application. Available at Sephora.com
Modern day skincare products can get pretty fancy, which is why it is nice to revert back to simplicity - enter the humble bar of soap. It might not have all of the bells and whistles of its liquid counterparts, but these bars are not your average run-of-the-mill soaps. Apotheke's handmade Charcoal Bar purifies with a wonderful essential oil aroma, while Erno Lazlo's Sea Mud Bar gently lifts dirt from the pores without bringing moisture with it. Available at Nordstrom
Deep clean your hands without harsh chemicals using Apotheke's Charcoal Liquid Soap - it is the color of cooled lava. Available at Apothekeco.com
Combat congestion with RéVive Masque de Glaise, your secret agent in your skincare routine. A mixture of kaolin and glycerin work to rid the skin of toxins, while leaving it soft to the touch. Available at Neiman Marcus
GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD™ Clearing Treatment deep-cleans, prevents breakouts and even aids in the relief of razor bumps and in-grown hairs. It takes charge by removing dirt and other sources of congestion and creates an enviable complexion. Available at Sephora.com
Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding is a decadent mask with a black and white swirl. It detoxifies the complexion while not stripping it of its natural oils and reduces the appearances of pores.
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