Many skin and body care brands are incorporating activated charcoal into their products. It is an exciting time for innovation and many companies are jumping on the band wagon with some sensational activated charcoal products . But before you jump in and grab every product you can get your hands on, pause for a moment and take a look at each of the ingredients. What do you know about the ingredients listed? What do you know about the brand that makes the product? Are their products cruelty free, packaged in recyclable materials and so on?
We are going to walk you through some hints and tips to help you make informed choices about the activated charcoal skin and body care products you buy.
Tools and Apps – Where do I Start?
There are many tools available to you in the form of websites or apps. These include but are not limited to:
Think Dirty – this app “empowers ingredient-conscious consumer to choose the safest beauty + personal products”
EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Database – EWG’s Skin Deep database gives you practical solutions to protect yourself and your family from everyday exposures to chemicals in your skin and body care products
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) – dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals. You can search brands on their site to make sure you are
Leaping Bunny – connecting compassionate consumers with cruelty-free brands
There are a number of fabulous activated charcoal skin and body product brands and companies that are not large enough to feature in any of the tools above. But don’t despair, in most cases you can get very accurate answers about ingredients directly from the product maker themselves. Read on to learn more.
The Rise of Artisan Companies – Made by Hand
Remember your skin is unique. Your skin care routines and rituals are as well. There are no “one size fits all” activated charcoal product that will suit all people.
There are lots of artisan activated charcoal skin and body care products hitting the market. This is great news. Why? Because these brands are more likely to listen to your feedback and go out of their way to help you find products that may suit you best. Often times when you make contact with companies with ingredient queries, you are contacting the owner of the business and the skin or body care product maker themselves. Artisan makers are very invested in their product development and where activated charcoal skin and body care products are made by hand, future batches can often be altered based on user feedback. How is that for responsive?
How do you Find Artisan Activated Charcoal Skin and Body Care Companies?
Charcoal and Body prides itself on bringing to you a range activated charcoal skin and body care product reviews, news and information. Of course we cannot cover every activated charcoal product on the market worldwide. If you are keen to source products made by artisans yourself, consider looking for products on Etsy, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest. Look out for terms like “made by hand”, “hand made in small batches” to find products made by artisans.
Social Media Revolution
Social media has revolutionized the way we can get in touch with companies to ask questions and seek clarification. You can contact brands via email, Facebook messages, Instagram queries, Twitter posts or a myriad of other social media channels. Use the social media channels available to you to learn more about activated charcoal skin and body care products and to ask questions of the companies that make them.
Do Your Own Research on Specific Ingredients
There is a large body of ingredient information online which you should refer to if you want to learn more about particular ingredients. There is no shortcut around reading reputable research results and checking ingredients you are unsure of with a reputable dermatologist. C&B
We would love to hear how you research activated charcoal product ingredients. Leave a comment in the section below.