Uncovering the Benefits of Charcoal for Skin

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Mother Nature truly supplies the goods when it comes to skincare. As well as offering various oils, clays and vitamins that our skin loves, she also provides us with Charcoal. 

Your thoughts may wander straight to BBQs when ‘Charcoal’ is mentioned, but did you know that Activated Charcoal benefits the skin in many ways? You didn’t? Well, Revolution Skincare have got you covered! 

Discover everything you need to know about why Charcoal is good for the skin, and how to include Charcoal face masks, nose strips, cleansing bars and more into your skincare routine. 

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What is Activated Charcoal?

First things first, what do we mean when we say ‘Activated Charcoal’? Ready to get your geek on? 

Charcoal is the lightweight, black carbon residue that’s produced when burning materials such as wood and other natural materials. 

So, how does Charcoal become ‘Activated Charcoal’? When treated with steam, Charcoal becomes more porous and absorbent. On closer inspection, Activated Charcoal’s texture resembles that of a sponge.  

Charcoal Benefits for Skin

So, what does charcoal do for the skin? There are many Activated Charcoal benefits for skin, including: 

  • Cleansing Pores 

Worried about clogged pores and blackheads? One of the main Charcoal benefits for skin is its ability to bind to the dirt and grime our skin picks up during the day, drawing them away from our pores to leave skin deeply cleansed. 

  • Absorbing Excess Oil 

In the same vein, the porous nature of Charcoal for skin means that any excess oil (or sebum if we’re being technical) is absorbed like water to a sponge.  

  • Mattifying 

With Charcoal in your skincare, you can kiss goodbye to unwanted shine! With less sebum sitting on the skin’s surface, oil is kept at bay and the overall appearance of skin is mattified, helping makeup stay on better. 

  • Brightening Dull Skin 

As Charcoal removes dead skin cells and daily grime from the skin’s surface, skin is left looking revitalised and brightened – perfect for babes with dull skin!  

Is Charcoal Good for Your Skin Type?

A huge bonus of using Charcoal in skincare? It’s suitable for all skin types! 

Charcoal helps to control sebum production without drying the skin out, so it’s particularly effective for those who have oily and combination skin.  

What’s more, it’s a natural ingredient, meaning it’s gentle enough to use even on sensitive skin types! 


Best Charcoal Products for Skin

Now that you can answer the question ‘is charcoal good for the skin?’ with a resounding ‘YES!’, it’s time to discover how to incorporate it into your skincare routine.  

Check out Revolution Skincare’s top Charcoal products for skin. From Charcoal face masks to Charcoal nose strips, we’re here to help you achieve shine-free, beautiful skin and keep large pores under control! 

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Charcoal Cleansing Bar

If you’re prone to blemishes, our Charcoal Cleansing Bar is perfect for getting deep into those pores, without stripping away skin’s essential moisture.  

Its gentle foaming action draws out dirt and excess sebum, providing a refreshing cleanse. Formulated with Glycerin and Shea Butter, skin is moisturised and left feeling smooth and fully conditioned.  

An added bonus: the solid soap bar uses less water and less packaging than other cleansers, making it the perfect option if you’re looking for ways to help the planet! 

How to use: Lather the Charcoal cleansing bar up with some water. Use circular motions to gently massage into skin, them rinse with warm water. Repeat every AM and PM.  

Charcoal Peel Off Mask

Looking to refine your complexion and unclog your pores? Try the Pore Cleansing Charcoal Peel Off Mask. 

Its thick, gloopy consistency is super satisfying to spread all over those particularly oily areas (we’re looking at your T-zone, nose and chin). It’s even more satisfying when you get to peel off the dried mask, removing any excess dirt, grime and sebum to reveal the purified skin underneath.  

Charcoal helps to decongest the skin, while the blend of Amino Acids helps to keep skin soft and moisturised. 

If you struggle with oily skin or blocked pores, we recommend using this Charcoal peel off mask 1-2 times a week. 

How to use: Apply the mask onto dry skin that has just been cleansed, avoiding the hairline, eyes, eyebrows, and lips. Leave for 20 minutes until the mask is fully dry before peeling off. Remove any excess product with warm water.  

Charcoal Nose Strips

Worried about blackheads on your nose? Our Charcoal Nose Strips are just the ticket to instantly remove the dirt and excess oils that clog pores and create blackheads. 

We know that Charcoal helps absorb these impurities, but the blend of Vitamin E and Aloe Vera helps to soothe this area of skin and strengthens its barrier.   

How to use: After cleansing, dampen the nose area and apply a Charcoal nose strip, with the shiny side on your skin. Press down firmly and leave for around 10-15 minutes. Allow the strip to work its magic before peeling off, from the outside edges to the centre.  

Charcoal Face Mask

It’s time to unmask your best skin with the Revolution Skincare Charcoal Purifying Mask. It’s of course formulated with Activated Charcoal for skin, so a perfect mask for those struggling with clogged pores, as it helps to draw out dirt, purify and clear up that complexion. 

Additionally, this mask is enriched with Glycolic and Lactic Acids which have exfoliating properties, helping to unclog pores. 

Expert Tip: These ingredients can make skin become more sensitive to sun damage, so remember to always apply SPF after using this mask! 

How to use: Apply an even layer of the Charcoal face mask, avoiding contact with the eye area. Leave on for around 10-15 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. For best results, use 1-2 times a week.  

Charcoal Sheet Mask

Looking for a sheet mask that’s got the perfect purifying formula? Try our Biodegradable Purifying Charcoal Sheet Mask Set that’s packed full of pore-refining ingredients. 

As well as Charcoal, this sheet mask contains Volcanic Ash which is mineral-rich and has antibacterial, antiseptic and antioxidant properties, helping you experience deeply cleansed skin. 

How to use: Unfold the mask and lay over the face, leaving it to work its magic for 10-15 minutes. Once removed, gently massage the excess serum into the skin. 

Our biodegradable masks can be disposed of with the rest of your household waste. 

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