The Benefits of Activated Charcoal
Activated charcoal has become a popular ingredient found in a wide array of skincare products, but many consumers are unaware of the process of what it means for charcoal to be “active” and how it becomes active. Charcoal is actually a form of carbon and the process of making it active begins with it being heated at a high temperature. The charcoal then becomes activated through exposure to oxygen, which opens up the millions of tiny pores between the carbon atoms. The opening of the tiny pores increases the charcoal’s ability to capture and absorb toxins and contaminants. Despite the popularity of active charcoal in many of today’s skincare products, there is an even more effective type of charcoal that is derived from bamboo plants.
In a similar process, pieces of bamboo plants are harvested and then heated at high temperatures creating bamboo charcoal. In comparison to regular charcoal, activated bamboo charcoal has 10 times more porous surface area and an absorption rate that is 4 times stronger. In the past, activated bamboo charcoal has been used as a supplement to help with digestion and to detoxify the body, but it also has many benefits for our skin.
Unlike many other charcoal skincare products, HADAKA’s Blackhead Facial Masks contain activated charcoal that is naturally sourced from bamboo plants. It has the ability to draw toxins and dirt from the skin as well as dead skin cells that trap the oil beneath the skin. The activated bamboo charcoal removes the excess sebum, reducing not only the appearance of pores, but the number of blackheads that form as a result of the blockage beneath the skin. It provides for a deep cleanse and mild exfoliation, revealing brighter, smoother and fresher looking skin.
The Hadaka brand prides itself on using only natural ingredients that are gentle, safe and effective for all skin types, and easy to use:
Cleanse your face and pat dry.
Apply an even layer of the Hadaka Blackhead Mask only to areas where there are existing blackheads or where you are prone to blackheads like the t-zone, nose and chin. These areas of the face tend to produce more oil making them more prone to clogged pores and blackheads.
Allow the mask to dry for 20-25 minutes and gently peel it off, starting from the bottom and pulling upwards.
Rinse the skin with warm water to remove any residue.
Follow with moisturizer for best results. I recommend Hadaka’s PURITY – Oil of Marula.
The blackhead masks come in 8ml sachets, and a 50ml tube. Shop yours today at: https://www.hadaka.ca/shop-online