Is it just me, or has there been a charcoal craze in the last few years? You can find it in the pharmacy, natural health food stores, in your skincare products, and heck, we've even seen it in deodorants! Well the craze is for great reason.
Activated charcoal is a fine black powder made from coconut shells, bone char, peat, coal, olive pits, or saw dust. (In case you were wondering, HBC Organics only uses activated charcoal from coconut shells). The charcoal becomes activated by processing it at really really high temperatures. The high temperatures change the internal structure and reduces the size of the pores and increases its surface area. This makes activated charcoal more porous than regular charcoal.
Activated charcoal works by trapping toxins and chemicals. It is commonly used for food poisoning and drug overdoses. This is an amazing, even lifesaving, substance because activated charcoal is not absorbed into the body- when you consume it, it simply carries toxins out of the body in your fecal matter.
So how is it good for the skin??
Activated Charcoal Brightens The Skin.
It brightens the skin by drawing out the impurities, dirt, dust, dead skin, and more from the skin. Just think, removed the filth & reveal a bright, glowing complexion.
Some of HBC Organics' most popular products are the products that contain activated charcoal such as the charcoal beauty bars and the charcoal clay masks.
Who am I?
My name is Jes! I am the earth loving, natural parenting, Jesus loving weirdo your mama might have warned you about! I am the owner of an organic, chemical free skin care product line, called HBC Organics.