5 Ways to Incorporate Charcoal Into Your Beauty Routine

While you might be skeptical that the same stuff Santa gives the Naughty List can be used in your beauty routine, hear us out. Considered the new “it” beauty ingredient, charcoal has been found to effectively remove bacteria from your skin, reducing oil and acne. It’s mostly found in face masks and scrubs, but more and more beauty products have activated charcoal powder in them to help your skin and hair as well! If you’re willing to try this traditionally grimy ingredient, check out these five charcoal-rich beauty products.

1. Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser ($6.99)

This face wash is guaranteed to “free your pores” with its charcoal-infused formula. You might feel dirty washing your face with a black cleanser, but it foams white and then rinses off clear! Your skin will feel refreshed and smooth, plus it’s gentle enough to use daily.

2. Origins Clear Improvement Purifying Charcoal Body Soap ($15)

Purify your whole body with this body soap from Origins. It helps remove all the daily buildup you get on your skin, and you’ll love the fresh scent of clove and wintergreen when you use it. Its natural formula also won’t dry out your skin, but rather, leave you feeling refreshed all day.

3. Sephora Bamboo Charcoal Blotting Papers ($8)

Everyone hates that midday shine, so restore your matte look with these charcoal blotting papers. They absorb the oil on your face without leaving residue or messing up your makeup. Charcoal is also antibacterial, so using these daily can help reduce acne!

4. Garnier Clean+ Blackhead Eliminating Scrub ($7.99)

Get rid of those stubborn blackheads with this deep cleaning facial scrub. The charcoal micro beads draw out all the dirt that causes blackheads in the first place. Besides unclogging your pores, this formula also uses salicylic acid to help prevent pimples.

5. Sort Of Coal Kuro Shampoo ($21)

If you can get past the fact that this shampoo is black, you'll learn it can be really helpful if you have greasy hair. Produced in Japan, this unique shampoo helps absorb the oil in your hair, leaving it feeling soft and smooth. Don’t worry, it won’t leave dark residue in your luscious locks!

Are you going to get on board with charcoal beauty products?