Charcoal: the latest beauty trend

29 August 2017 by
First published: 29 August 2017

Charcoal: the latest beauty trend. Find out how you can jump on the bandwagon.

You’ve probably been hearing all about activated charcoal recently, the new trend taking the beauty world by storm. Believe it or not, activated charcoal has the power to whiten teeth, absorb toxins out of your skin and leave your face cleansed and purified. As weird as it sounds, this stuff works! Check out five of our top charcoal beauty products that will definitely have you rethinking your skincare and dental regime.

Facial detox

Who doesn’t love a mud mask every now and then? This Nügg Black Charcoal Skin Detox Face Mask has been made with charcoal, oatmeal and tea tree oil and will purify your skin beyond your wildest expectations. The one drawback that some people find from mud masks is that they dry out your skin, but with this mask from Nügg you don’t have to worry. Coming in a pack of 5 pods, this face mask really is a skin saviour.

£18 for a 5 pack, Selfridges

Deep pore treatment

Give your skin the ultimate deep pore treatment with this Dr Organic Deep Pore Charcoal Mask. When used one or two times a week, this mask will help cleanse your pores, control your face’s shine and reduce the appearance of spots and blemishes. Infused with Willow Bark Extract and Charcoal and containing Grapefruit Extract AHAs (Fruit Acids) and BHA (Salicylic Acid), this mask has been dermatologically tested and will provide your skin with some much-needed TLC.

£6.99, Holland & Barrett

Sponge it up

Fancy giving your skin a really good cleanse? This Beauty Kitchen Mineral Rich Bamboo Charcoal Facial Konjac Sponge may be exactly what you need to completely rejuvenate your skin. This sponge, which is ideal for all skin types, but especially useful for anyone with oily skin, will help you unclog your pores and achieve a smoother and clearer complexion. It’s up to you whether you use this sponge with a cleansing product, but it will effectively cleanse your skin when paired with warm water.

£6.99, Holland & Barrett

Tip-top teeth

Charcoal to brush your teeth? The idea of brushing your teeth with anything other than ordinary toothpaste may sound unusual, but toothpaste that’s been made with activated charcoal is actually taking off as a new dental hygiene trend. This Georganics Activated Charcoal Toothpaste both cleans and ‘remineralises’ teeth, thanks to a combination of calcium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate and a blend of organic English Peppermint Essential Oil and Active Charcoal from coconut.

£6.99, Holland & Barrett

Bubble beauty

Treat your face to a gorgeous glow with this Skin Republic Bubble Purifying + Charcoal Face Mask. If you’ve never tried a bubble mask before, then the sensation of the mask bubbling on your skin will probably feel pretty strange at first. But this sheet mask works hard to unclog your pores, remove any dirt and exfoliate your skin, leaving your skin feeling cleansed and soothed. Pamper yourself once a week with this mask for a lovely, luminous complexion.

£5.49, Look Fantastic