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Best charcoal masks

It’s the Instagram worthy beauty trend that has been taking over our social media feeds all year long. Whether you want to unclog pores, purify your skin or create your next best Instagram picture, we’ve rounded up some of the best charcoal masks on the beauty stratosphere.

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 Are charcoal masks good for the skin?

An all-natural ingredient, activated charcoal helps to achieve the perfect complexion by drawing bacteria, dirt and micro-particles to the surface of the skin. Proven to absorb thousands of times its own mass in bacteria, it has become a key ingredient in facial skincare. Hence the charcoal masks phenomenon that has taken over our social feeds of late.

What is activated charcoal?

Activated charcoal, otherwise known as activated carbon, is a powder which is created when common charcoal is heated. The pure black powder is developed or heated in such a way that it has ‘internal spaces’ or ‘pores’ which help to trap chemicals (or dirt).

Editor’s Picks:

Sukin Oil Balancing Charcoal Anti-Pollution Facial Masque

Formulated with a detoxifying blend of bamboo charcoal, willow herb and rooibos tea, this purifying face mask delivers deep pore cleansing action, gently lifting dirt, toxins and harmful substances to reveal a clear, fresh complexion. Skin is left smooth, supple, shine-free and ready to glow.

Yes To Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask 

Perfect for acne prone skin, this refreshing mud mask is designed to nourish skin and combat break outs. Containing blemish-fighting ingredient Salicylic Acid, the tomato infused formula works hard to extract black head and visibly improve the signs of acne.

Skin Republic Bubble Purifying Charcoal Face Mask

Bursting with fruit-derived acids, the product gently exfoliates the surface of the skin whilst the charcoal element actively lifts dirt and grime from deep within the pores. A product built to stimulate on a cellular level, skin feels fresh, moisturised and refreshed in tone.

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