Charcoal Beauty Products

What is charcoal?

It's time to get technical: activated charcoal is the by-product of carbon-containing materials such as wood, coconut shells and peat (not the charcoal used for your summer BBQs). It's been used in Ayurvedic treatments for centuries to treat issues such as gut health and is loved so much that it's dubbed 'black magic'.

How does activated charcoal work?

To put it simply, activated charcoal is more porous than regular charcoal. It boasts a negative electric charge, meaning it can attract, trap and absorb harmful toxins and chemicals before our body absorbs them. In fact, charcoal can hold over a thousand times its own mass, making it an ideal all-natural way to draw out dirt and impurities.

Why is charcoal used in beauty products?

There's a reason why charcoal has stormed beauty formulas. It works by pushing oils, dead skin cells and bacteria to the surface of your skin, before absorbing them and carrying them away when you rinse your face. As a result, you're left with a radiant complexion that's totally clean and clear.

Why are charcoal masks good for your skin?

Charcoal face masks are your one-stop shop to a purified and clear complexion. Whether it's a peel-off, foaming or sheet formula, they help to zap zits, banish breakouts, shrink pores and prevent blackheads.

What skin type is charcoal best for?

All skin types can use charcoal-infused products, but they are especially recommended for those who suffer with acne and problem skin, blackheads and enlarged pores, and excess oil.

As charcoal tends to be quite stripping, it's advised that you avoid using it frequently on dry areas of skin.

How does black charcoal for whiter teeth actually work?

In the same way that charcoal works for skin, it works for teeth. Stains, tartar and bacteria are all swooped up by the charcoal's pores and washed away when you rinse your mouth. With frequent use, you can expect to reveal noticeably whiter teeth.

Are charcoal beauty products safe?

Totally. Your skin never absorbs the charcoal, which makes it completely safe for topical use. When it comes to brushing though, it can wear down the enamel on your teeth over time, so be sure to use a charcoal toothpaste that isn't too abrasive.

See our charcoal guide to answer your questions like what is charcoal and how does activated charcoal work.

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Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant
Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant
$62.00
ELEMIS Peptide4 Thousand Flower Mask
ELEMIS Peptide4 Thousand Flower Mask
$45.00
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Davines The Circle Chronicles The Purity Circle
$11.00
-35%
bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Eyeshadow Palette
$20.71 $31.50
-19%
GLAMGLOW Bubblesheet Mask
GLAMGLOW Bubblesheet Mask
$9.00 $11.10
-15%
Rodial Snake Oxygenating & Cleansing Bubble Mask
Rodial Snake Oxygenating & Cleansing Bubble Mask
$9.00 $10.50
-8%
Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Eau De Parfum
Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Eau De Parfum
$95.63 $103.00
The Ordinary The Balance Set
The Ordinary The Balance Set
$31.80
Carbon Theory Charcoal & Tea Tree Oil Mineral Breakout Control Facial Wet Mask
Carbon Theory Charcoal & Tea Tree Oil Mineral Breakout Control Facial Wet Mask
$17.95
bareMinerals Seamless Buffing Brush With Antibacterial Charcoal
bareMinerals Seamless Buffing Brush With Antibacterial Charcoal
$29.50
Drunk Elephant Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser
Drunk Elephant Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser
$34.00
Kérastase Chronologiste Pre-Cleanse Regenerant
Kérastase Chronologiste Pre-Cleanse Regenerant
$46.00
NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Extreme Bubble Mask
NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Extreme Bubble Mask
$9.70
Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores
Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores
$28.00
GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment Mask
GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment Mask
$25.00
This Works Evening Detox Clay Mask
This Works Evening Detox Clay Mask
$44.20
Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette
$45.00
Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil
Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil
$45.60
GLAMGLOW Superserum
GLAMGLOW Superserum
$65.00
Kérastase Specifique Argile Equilibrante Cleansing Hair Clay
Kérastase Specifique Argile Equilibrante Cleansing Hair Clay
$52.00
-42%
Holika Holika Pure Essence Mask Sheet
Holika Holika Pure Essence Mask Sheet
$1.80 $3.10
-30%
Frank Body The Sidepiece Kit
Frank Body The Sidepiece Kit
$16.40 $23.40
-20%
Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Peel Off Mask Single Use
Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Peel Off Mask Single Use
$4.50 $5.60
-30%
Frank Body The Multi Maskers Kit
Frank Body The Multi Maskers Kit
$14.50 $20.70
-19%
Dermalogica Active Clay Cleanser
Dermalogica Active Clay Cleanser
$39.50 $48.30
-14%
FOREO Call It A Night UFO Activated Mask
FOREO Call It A Night UFO Activated Mask
$9.99 $11.50
-3%
Mugler Alien Man Eau De Toilette Spray
Mugler Alien Man Eau De Toilette Spray
$77.19 $79.00
Nuxe Insta-Masque Trio Gift Set
Nuxe Insta-Masque Trio Gift Set
$25.60
Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Top Coat
Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Top Coat
$28.00
Acqua Di Parma Barbiere Face Clay Mask
Acqua Di Parma Barbiere Face Clay Mask
$55.00
Sunday Riley Charcoal Smoothie Jelly Body Scrub
Sunday Riley Charcoal Smoothie Jelly Body Scrub
$38.00
Acqua Di Parma Barbiere Pumice Face Scrub
Acqua Di Parma Barbiere Pumice Face Scrub
$52.00
Wishful Yo Detox Face & Body Enzyme Scrub
Wishful Yo Detox Face & Body Enzyme Scrub
$39.00
Clinique All About Clean 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask + Scrub
Clinique All About Clean 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask + Scrub
$30.00
Alterna My Hair. My Canvas. Easy Does It Air Dry Balm
Alterna My Hair. My Canvas. Easy Does It Air Dry Balm
$29.00
Frank Body Charcoal Body Scrub & Mask
Frank Body Charcoal Body Scrub & Mask
$20.70
Frank Body Poreifics Kit
Frank Body Poreifics Kit
$33.80
Dr Botanicals Charcoal Superfood Mattifying Face Mask
Dr Botanicals Charcoal Superfood Mattifying Face Mask
$27.50
Frank Body Charcoal Face Cleanser
Frank Body Charcoal Face Cleanser
$6.90
Seoulista Charcoal Detox Instant Facial
Seoulista Charcoal Detox Instant Facial
$11.10
Redken Dry Shampoo Powder 02
Redken Dry Shampoo Powder 02
$20.35
BURBERRY Touch For Men Eau De Toilette Spray
BURBERRY Touch For Men Eau De Toilette Spray
$66.00
Nuxe Detoxifying & Glow Mask
Nuxe Detoxifying & Glow Mask
$27.00
Clinique Quickliner For Eyes Intense
Clinique Quickliner For Eyes Intense
$20.00
DIOR Diorshow Black Out Mascara
DIOR Diorshow Black Out Mascara
$29.50
beautyblender Blendercleanser Solid Pro
beautyblender Blendercleanser Solid Pro
$16.00
Frank Body Anti Drama Face Mask
Frank Body Anti Drama Face Mask
$6.90
DIOR Sauvage Shaving Gel
DIOR Sauvage Shaving Gel
$60.00
NIP+FAB Charcoal + Mandelic Acid Fix Tonic
NIP+FAB Charcoal + Mandelic Acid Fix Tonic
$27.60
-15%
Jessica Custom Nail Color
Jessica Custom Nail Color
$13.00 $15.20
-1%
Dermalogica Age Smart Age Defense Gift Set
Dermalogica Age Smart Age Defense Gift Set
$63.40 $64.00
BLEACH LONDON Fade To Gray Toner Kit
BLEACH LONDON Fade To Gray Toner Kit
$11.80
Florence by Mills Mind Glowing Peel Off Mask
Florence by Mills Mind Glowing Peel Off Mask
$20.00
Goop G.Tox Detox 5 Salt Bath Soak
Goop G.Tox Detox 5 Salt Bath Soak
$35.00
Florence by Mills Selfie Moment Set
Florence by Mills Selfie Moment Set
$42.00
BLEACH LONDON Smoky Shampoo
BLEACH LONDON Smoky Shampoo
$7.20
TIGI Bed Head Wise Up Scalp Shampoo
TIGI Bed Head Wise Up Scalp Shampoo
$14.50
Alterna My Hair. My Canvas. Shine On Defining Foam
Alterna My Hair. My Canvas. Shine On Defining Foam
$28.00
MAC Small Eyeshadow
MAC Small Eyeshadow
$16.60
-34%
Herbivore Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Bar Soap
Herbivore Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Bar Soap
$12.00 $18.00
NIP+FAB Charcoal + Mandelic Acid Fix Daily Pads
NIP+FAB Charcoal + Mandelic Acid Fix Daily Pads
$20.70
By Beauty Bay Origin 42 Color Eyeshadow Palette
By Beauty Bay Origin 42 Color Eyeshadow Palette
$25.00
BARBER PRO Face Putty Peel Off Mask Tube
BARBER PRO Face Putty Peel Off Mask Tube
$11.00
Morphe 9w Smoke & Shadow Artistry Palette
Morphe 9w Smoke & Shadow Artistry Palette
$14.50
Dr Botanicals Mandarin Orange Enhancing Day Moisturizer
Dr Botanicals Mandarin Orange Enhancing Day Moisturizer
$21.00
Florence by Mills 16 Wishes Better Together Peel Off Mask Duo
Florence by Mills 16 Wishes Better Together Peel Off Mask Duo
$22.00
Morphe 35h Hot Spot Artistry Palette
Morphe 35h Hot Spot Artistry Palette
$29.00
Alterna My Hair. My Canvas. Any Way Texture Spray
Alterna My Hair. My Canvas. Any Way Texture Spray
$28.00
Alterna My Hair. My Canvas. City Slay Shielding Hairspray
Alterna My Hair. My Canvas. City Slay Shielding Hairspray
$29.00
Alterna My Hair. My Canvas. Soaring High Volumising Blowout Mist
Alterna My Hair. My Canvas. Soaring High Volumising Blowout Mist
$28.00
Exuviance Illuminating Oxygen Facial
Exuviance Illuminating Oxygen Facial
$65.00
Exuviance Detox Mud Mask
Exuviance Detox Mud Mask
$45.00
Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eyeliner
Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eyeliner
$25.00
NARS Cosmetics Eyeliner Stylo
NARS Cosmetics Eyeliner Stylo
$28.00
Dr Botanicals Madagascan Coconut Rejuvenating Night Moisturizer
Dr Botanicals Madagascan Coconut Rejuvenating Night Moisturizer
$10.20
Dr Botanicals Madagascan Coconut Preserving Day Moisturizer
Dr Botanicals Madagascan Coconut Preserving Day Moisturizer
$17.25
Dr Botanicals Madagascan Coconut Energizing Facial Serum
Dr Botanicals Madagascan Coconut Energizing Facial Serum
$18.50
Charcoal

Frequently Asked Questions about Charcoal products

What is charcoal?

It's time to get technical: activated charcoal is the by-product of carbon-containing materials such as wood, coconut shells and peat (not the charcoal used for your summer BBQs). It's been used in Ayurvedic treatments for centuries to treat issues such as gut health and is loved so much that it's dubbed 'black magic'.

How does activated charcoal work?

To put it simply, activated charcoal is more porous than regular charcoal. It boasts a negative electric charge, meaning it can attract, trap and absorb harmful toxins and chemicals before our body absorbs them. In fact, charcoal can hold over a thousand times its own mass, making it an ideal all-natural way to draw out dirt and impurities.

Why is charcoal used in beauty products?

There's a reason why charcoal has stormed beauty formulas. It works by pushing oils, dead skin cells and bacteria to the surface of your skin, before absorbing them and carrying them away when you rinse your face. As a result, you're left with a radiant complexion that's totally clean and clear.

Why are charcoal masks good for your skin?

Charcoal face masks are your one-stop shop to a purified and clear complexion. Whether it's a peel-off, foaming or sheet formula, they help to zap zits, banish breakouts, shrink pores and prevent blackheads.

What skin type is charcoal best for?

All skin types can use charcoal-infused products, but they are especially recommended for those who suffer with acne, blackheads and excess oil.

As charcoal tends to be quite stripping, it's advised that you avoid using it frequently on dry areas of skin.

How does black charcoal for whiter teeth actually work?

In the same way that charcoal works for skin, it works for teeth. Stains, tartar and bacteria are all swooped up by the charcoal's pores and washed away when you rinse your mouth. With frequent use, you can expect to reveal noticeably whiter teeth.

Are charcoal beauty products safe?

Totally. Your skin never absorbs the charcoal, which makes it completely safe for topical use. When it comes to brushing though, it can wear down the enamel on your teeth over time, so be sure to use a charcoal toothpaste that isn't too abrasive.

Hannah Liddle

Written by Hannah Liddle, Beauty Writer

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