Get excited because a new skincare and wellness trend has literally emerged from the ashes, and we are welcoming the era of charcoal with open arms. Yes, that’s correct- While there once was a time where gifts of charcoal were used to scare disobedient children, times they are quickly changing, and scientists have been hard at work harnessing the detoxifying nature of this dark horse of an ingredient to draw toxins and pollution out of the body. Unlike the briquettes you use in a barbecue, the charcoal used in skincare products is ground down until it’s super fine. It’s this fine texture that makes powdered charcoal so absorbent, perfect for mattifying skin and removing stains from teeth. We’ve rounded up the top charcoal-infused products available at Destin Commons to activate your newest obsession.
1. LUSH Boom! Toothy Tabs
For a smile with a blast radius, brush with Boom! These dark little tabs are packed with detoxifying ingredients like powdered charcoal and gunpowder tea to keep your kisser in tip top condition. Black pepper oil and ground chili impart a gentle warmth and create Boom!'s yummy cola flavor.
2. ORIGINS Clear Improvement Detoxifying Charcoal Body Scrub
Natural sea salt and brown sugar lift away dead skin as bamboo charcoal rids skin of dirt and debris. The warm, invigorating aroma of clove and wintergreen also help make this one of the best charcoal body scrubs on the market.
3. BABE Charcoal Hand Washavailable at Sephora
Made with a mixture of plant based and organic ingredients, Babe's activated Charcoal Hand Wash draws out impurities, leaving skin refreshed and silky-smooth. Pink grapefruit and rosemary essential oils uplift and energize for an invigorating cleansing experience.
4. SEPHORA COLLECTION Charcoal Cleansing & Exfoliating Wipes
These dual-action cleansing and exfoliating wipes are an excellent traveling companion, utilizing charcoal to remove makeup while gently eliminating toxins. Win-win.
5. BOSCIA Konjac Cleansing Sponge With Bamboo Charcoal available at Sephora
A pore-perfecting pillow-soft Konjac Cleansing Sponge infused with Bamboo Charcoal for clean, smooth skin. Formulated for combination to oily skin, the konjac root absorbs debris and impurities, while the bamboo charcoal acts as a natural anitbacterial agent, to cleanse deeply and detoxify pores without irritation.
6. FORMULA FRESH Activated Charcoal Lemonade
We understand your hesitation, but fear not, activated charcoal is an excellent detox for your digestive system. Its ultra-absorbent properties draw out harmful toxins and act as a cleansing squeegee for your digestive tract.
7. MILK MAKEUP Ubame Mascara available at Sephora
Get the ultimate mascara for a full-volume lash look with comfortable, wearable texture. This formula features a signature blend of ubame oak charcoal that gives lashes dense color, while sapphire dust adds dimension and depth. The result is a black that's deeper than black. The innovative triple-ball brush delivers a plush, high-volume look and hits lashes at three separate points, so there’s no need to curl.
8. LUSH The Guv’ner Deodorant Powder
Charcoal is actually an ideal natural deodorant, soaking up sweat and neutralizing odor. Combined with lavender, sage, and patchouli, a light dusting of this LUSH favorite will help keep you dry all day long.
9. DR. JART+ Pore Minimalist Black Charcoal Sheet Mask available at Sephora
This soothing sheet mask purifies pore and removes excess sebum without irritation. Activated Korean charcoal detoxifies, spearmint extract improves elasticity, and arginine clarifies pores. Good for blemishes, large pores, and oily skin, this powerful must-have mask is for anytime, anywhere use and is certain to produce a clearer, healthier-looking complexion.
10. HERBIVORE Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Soap Bar, available at Sephora
A natural exfoliant, charcoal is an ideal companion to body soap to soothe and absorb oils from your skin without overdrying. Bonus? This soap bar is super sleek and the packaging would look amazing in just about any bathroom.
11. CLINIQUE City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub
This may be the least surprising use of charcoal, but certainly one of the best. A clay mask infused with charcoal helps reset your skin for visibly matte, balanced skin. Kick back, relax, and let the bamboo charcoal and kaolin clay get to work.