Top 5 Beauty Benefits of Activated Charcoal


Activated Charcoal is made by heating charcoal (made from coconut or bamboo). This process changes its internal structure, reducing the size of its pores and increasing its surface area. Activated charcoal is more porous than common charcoal and these pores help to trap chemicals.

The ability of Activated charcoal to trap chemicals is one of the reasons why it is used in Medicine to treat medical conditions such as poisonings, gastrointestinal tract infections, and nausea. It also helps to reduce bloating by neutralizing gas.

So how can Activated Charcoal benefit your skin? Here are 5 ways!



  • It detoxifies dirty skin.

    Activated charcoal deep cleans pores as a result of its adsorbing properties. It is able to act as a magnet to impurities on the skin and brings them to the surface. This benefit is the major reason why people with oily and clogged skin purchase Activated Charcoal products. 

  • It exfoliates the skin
  • Charcoal is slightly gritty in texture. This makes it a gentle natural natural exfoliator. Activated charcoal helps to remove dead skin cells as well as dirt on the skin. Its antimicrobial properties help to prevent skin infections by inhibiting the growth of bacteria and fungus in skin and clogged pores. This in turn helps to speed up the healing process from acne and skin disorders. 


  • It takes care of Oily Skin
  • Looking for an ingredient to treat oily skin? Activated charcoal just be what you need to balance things out. An Activated charcoal clay mask or soap can pull excess oil from your skin as well as dirt and grime, giving you an oil-free, smooth look. 


  • It Reduces Pore Size 
  • Daily, dirt and toxins settle over our pores making them enlarged and therefore more noticeable. Dirty and unclear pores do not allow for clear skin. Activated charcoal-based products contain Activated Charcoal that binds to and helps pull the dirt out of your pores, making them less visible and reducing their size. This leaves your face feeling and looking fresh.



                  Anne's Apothecary's Clay Mask with Activated Charcoal | $15

  • It treats Acne
  • Charcoal-based products are highly efficient in the treatment of acne. They are able to adsorb toxins and remove skin impurities and oils on and below the skin. This way they eliminate acne. They are also able to clear acne scars.

    Find Activated Charcoal in the following Anne’s Apothecary Products.

    1. Clay Mask with Activated Charcoal | $15
    2. Black Honey Facial Cleanser | $15
    3. Acne Treatment Set | $65
    4. Refresh Aromatherapy Soap | $9
    5. Clay Mask Set | $65
    6. Sample Clay Mask Set | $10
    7. Clay Mask with Rose Clay | $15

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