Health and wellness gurus have been singing the praises of a new detoxifying ingredient on the market, which at first, may seem kind of, well, strange.
Charcoal, or more specifically "activated charcoal," is the new beauty ingredient everyone is obsessing over, and it's infused in many of the beauty world's latest and greatest products. From face masks to skin cleansers, to those $10 cold press juices we love to Instagram, charcoal is a great detoxifying agent for the body, both inside and out.
The use of charcoal isn’t entirely new or revolutionary though — at least for the medical community, who have long used the ashy substance to treat drug overdoses and some forms of poisoning. Essentially, it works by trapping toxins before it has a chance to absorb into and harm the body. In the same vein, as it relates to beauty, charcoal attracts all those yucky toxins like dirt and oil and is subsequently rinsed away.
Now, we're happy to introduce you to the latest products that hold some incredible charcoal benefits. You're welcome.