Activated charcoal is one of the buzziest skincare and beauty ingredients of the moment and our customers are LOVING our charcoal products!
What exactly is activated charcoal and what does it do? It is a form of coal or wood (but not the same stuff you use in your barbecue!) and becomes activated when it is processed and heated to expand it’s surface area and therefore increasing absorbing power by becoming more porous. Charcoal has been traditionally used in medical treatment to extract poison and toxins from the body and is becoming wildly popular in beauty treatments for this very reason! It has powerful detoxifying properties and acts as a magnet to attract dirt, oil, impurities, and draws them out from the skin. It has exfoliating and cleansing effects, minimizes the look of pores, and is great for clearing up bacteria on acne-prone skin.
Activated charcoal is such a versatile ingredient that we currently offer three different skin and body products that contain it:
$30 | 60g
This scrub also doubles as a face mask! Fondly named by our customer care Happiness Guru – Lady Shaughn, this facial scrub/mask has quickly become a consultant and customer favourite. Made with tamarind which contains skin healthy vitamins B and C and alpha hydroxy acids that help to stimulate natural exfoliation to remove dead skin cells, kaolin clay and charcoal which helps draw out dirt and impurities from pores, myrrh powder which boasts antioxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties, and banana extract for moisture and hydration (to name just a few ingredients). To use it as a mask, apply a thin layer to your face and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Rinse with water and scrub in circular motions to stimulate exfoliation as you wash away the residue. Apply your favourite moisturizer to seal in all of the goodness!
$18 | 60g
Some natural deodorants can be finnicky and difficult for your body to adjust to. If you have had issues with our solid deodorants that contain larger amounts of baking soda, this brand new Kick Stink in the Ash Deodorant is for you! Our testers and customers who have tried this absolutely love it and the individuals who are unable to use our solid deodorants have had no issues with this one. We made this with the most powerful odour-fighting ingredients: charcoal to help absorb sweat and neutralize odour causing bacteria, apple cider vinegar, witch hazel, and tea tree, tangerine, grapefruit, and lemongrass essential oils to make sure every sneak stink molecule is banished. A commonly asked question is whether this stains armpits and clothing given its charcoal colour and the answer is NO! This deodorant has a creamy texture and is readily absorbed by the skin, leaving no residue.
$8 | 100g
The inspiration for this luxurious dark bar soap came from the heavenly scent of night blooming jasmine in Cyprus that drifted through Adriana’s patio doors every evening while she was there. This soap is a tribute to jasmine, in all it’s wonderful glory and it’s only fitting that it is made a beautiful dark colour from charcoal and black clay to symbolize the night sky. Each of our bar soaps are lovingly handmade from cooking, cutting, to wrapping. The Bella Luna bar soap contains canola, coconut and olive oils, and shea butter and glycerin to provide intense moisture, and activated charcoal along with black kaolin clay which both cleanse and draw our dirt and impurities from skin. Make sure you use a soap saver to get the most out of your bar soaps!