Charcoal! You’ve probably seen alot of products pop up recently with activated charcoal, including face masks, teeth whitener, soaps, cleansers and pills but not too sure what the fuss is about.
What is activated charcoal? Activated charocal is made when peat, coal, coconut or wood is heated with a gas making the charcoal more porous and highly absorbent which means it easily binds to other particles.
Activated charcoal as an ingredient in beauty products therefore acts as a detoxifier and can aid in removing dirt, oil and bacteria as it binds easily to these impurities and is then washed away when you rinse your face or teeth.
Another bonus is that your body cannot absorb activated charcoal- with non natural ingredients your body can absorb the toxic chemicals used in the formula.
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