What Is Activated Charcoal?

What is activated Charcoal

Every now and then, a beauty product comes along that changes everything we thought we knew about skin care. In recent years, that product is activated charcoal. While it may look like this is just another Instagram beauty trend, activated charcoal beauty products pack a powerful punch when it comes to cleansing your skin. In today’s blog, we’re taking some time to discuss what activated charcoal is and why it’s a golden ingredient to add to your beauty routine.

What Is Activated Charcoal?

Most people think of charcoal briquettes in the bottom of a barbecue pit when they think of charcoal — likely not something you would want to put on your face. However, activated charcoal used in medicine and beauty is a little different. Activated charcoal is manufactured by superheating carbon-rich materials, usually coconut shells, peat moss, olive pits, sawdust, or bamboo (like in our activated bamboo charcoal face mask). The high temperature used during this process “activates” the charcoal by changing its internal structure and making it super absorbent.

How Does Activated Charcoal Work?

Activated charcoal has been used in the medical field for some time. It is often a staple in emergency rooms and is used to treat some types of drug and poison overdoses. The black powder can bind to toxins and prevent their absorption in the stomach. It makes sense, then, that activated charcoal can also bind to toxins in your skin, pulling them out and cleansing your pores.

Activated Charcoal As Skin Care

Activated charcoal can be used in face masks, face washes, and other skin care products to draw dirt, debris, and bacteria to the surface of the skin, making it a potent acne fighting ingredient. It penetrates deep down into pores to clear out blackheads and give you smoother, clearer skin.

Try Our Activated Charcoal Face Mask

RAAM Products makes a creamy, non-drying face mask using activated bamboo charcoal to fight acne and draw impurities from deep within the pores. But that’s not the only powerful ingredient in our natural skin care product. Our gentle face mask also features 2% hydroquinone, a substance that is used to lighten dark spots caused by sun damage, acne scarring, age spots, and hormonal changes.

To make this purifying and lightening face mask even more impressive, it features vitamins E and C to help fight aging. Vitamin E helps to replenish moisture to the skin to create a gorgeous glow while vitamin C helps to reduce the effects of sun damage, stimulate collagen production, and increase skin elasticity.

Discover Natural Skin Care With RAAM Products

Here at RAAM, we are committed to providing our customers with all-natural beauty products that elevate their natural radiance and beauty. Our 3-In-1 Activated Bamboo Charcoal Face Mask helps to fight acne and cleanse your skin while fighting signs of aging as well with a suite of powerful and proven ingredients.

For best results, use our charcoal face mask in addition to other products from our natural skin care line. Shop RAAM Products today for all of your natural beauty care needs!