What is 'Activated Charcoal'?

May 16 2019 – Customer Service

What is 'Activated Charcoal'?
What is 'Activated Charcoal'?

Activated Charcoal

Sourced from sustainably-grown oak trees, our Activated Charcoal helps to eliminate impurities, dirt and oil from your hair and body. Making it ideal for those who are exposed to the elements with oily and blemish-prone skin.

Where does activated charcoal it come from?

Our charcoal origin story starts and is made when natural materials such as wood are slowly burned in an environment with low oxygen, ensuring that the material itself doesn’t catch fire. During this process, water and oil evaporate and a black powder made of almost pure carbon remains. Our activated charcoal is made from sustainably grown oak trees and blended with a variety of naturally-active ingredients such as china clay, willow bark and ylang-ylang.

Skin Benefits of Activated Charcoal

Charcoal is a miracle for oily and congested complexions, often blended with other ingredients in a variety of products ranging from purifying cleansers and pore-refining masks to detoxifying shampoos and conditioners. For modern, urban living and for those who suffer from troublesome complexions, this naturally purifying ingredient is a game-changer, and one which will continue to grow in popularity as more remarkable uses are identified.

Charcoal's Versatility and Multitasking Ability

This fascinating ingredient is a cosmetic powerhouse, widely regarded for its natural ability to cling to dirt and other impurities and lift away oil and pollutants from the surface of your skin. For oral care, activated carbon polishes the surface of your teeth and fights discolouration by using the process of adsorption to remove staining, thereby marking it as an incredibly effective natural teeth whitener.

The History of Activated Charcoal

Although the exact date of the first use of Activated Charcoal (also known as Activated Carbon) is hard to pinpoint. One of the earliest known uses dates to around 1500 BC when it was used by the Ancient Egyptians. The 20th century saw a significant rise in charcoal production, spreading quickly from a relatively small scale to an industrial scale in a few short years. With its startling ability to naturally purify and clarify, it’s no wonder that charcoal is utilised extensively in the production of cosmetics, supplements and even food. 

Charcoal and the Skincare Science

With its startling ability to naturally purify and decongest, it’s no wonder that charcoal is utilised extensively in the production of cosmetics, supplements and even food. In skincare, charcoal is often touted as the perfect natural ingredient for removing oil and impurities from the surface of your skin, leaving behind a clean and clear complexion. With charcoal’s natural ability to purify, absorb pollutants and excess oil, charcoal may be the perfect solution to combat environmental stresses.

Activated Charcoal Products

Activated charcoal is blended with a host of other purifying and rejuvenating ingredients including natural fruit acids to create a range of activated products that work in harmony to absorb impurities and leave you with a clean and clear complexion. Included in this exclusive range is a pore cleansing face mask, naturally active toothpaste, purifying face wash and facial scrub, as well as a scalp cleansing shampoo and conditioner.


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