11 Natural Ingredients in Activated Charcoal Products
Activated Charcoal skin and body care products often contain a range of hero ingredients. The word “hero” means ingredients that benefit your body and your skin well. Whilst activated charcoal powder is often used by itself, many other skin and body care products contain activated charcoal and other ingredients. Those hero ingredients have a range of body benefits. There are detailed explanations of ingredient body benefits from a range of sources online. Some ingredients are better suited to certain skin types and skin sensitivities than others.
C&B has rounded up just 11 hero ingredients that your skin may love:
Jojoba oil – moisturises to leave your skin refreshed and vitamins and minerals to keep your skin revitalized
Bentonite clay – a volcanic ash that is millions of years old. The clay works like a magnet in your pores, adsorbing toxins, chemicals, bacteria, dirt and excess oils. Helps to detoxify and gently cleanse your skin
Coconut oil – helps to moisturize, leaving your skin smelling and feeling beautiful. Coconut oil helps combat bacteria, whilst rejuvenating and revitalising your skin cells. Helps to minimise the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite, and will keep your skin hydrated and silky smooth
Raw brown sugar crystals – gently exfoliates your skin, scrubbing away dead skin cells. The sugar melts into your skin, leaving soft skin
Pink Himalayan rock salt crystals – do a tougher job when exfoliating stubborn dead skin cells away.Contains a very significant number of different minerals to help cleanse your skin and assist to prevent acne breakouts
Grape seed oil – easily absorbs into your skin. Is moisturising and high in linoleic acid, which helps to maintain the correct skin pH. Combats acne and assists with reducing the appearance of varicose and spider veins
Rose-hip seed oil – is easily absorbed into your skin. Great at reducing wrinkles, as the oil helps to firm your skin. Also helps to reduce skin pigmentation, uneven skin tone, acne scars, stretch marks and cellulite
Rosewater – smells great and has antioxidant properties which help to strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissue. Helps remove oil and dirt that are clogged in your pores, and assists to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
Deep sea salt – contains a significant number of minerals, including magnesium, calcium, sulfur, bromide, iodine, sodium, potassium and zinc, which are easily absorbed by your skin
Kaolin clay – reduces oiliness in your skin gently
Cold pressed avocado oil – has the most exceptional moisturizing ability among all oils
This is not an exhaustive list of hero ingredients by any means. There is plenty of information available online to explore each of these, and many other, nurturing ingredients in more detail. C&B
What ingredients do you love in your activated charcoal skin and body care products? Let us know in the comments section below.