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Charcoal Is The New Ingredient In Skincare And There’s So Much To Try!

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Charcoal is the new magical ingredient. The beauty industry has been finding favourite ingredients for a while now and it looks like right now, charcoal is riding that wave of popularity. There was a while when Aloe Vera had taken centre stage and most products of having some percentage of aloe vera. But then aloe vera had it easy, it didn’t look bad or anything. 

With charcoal, it’s in a bit of a soup considering the it comes in shades of black, something that the beauty industry claims not to be averse to but definitely is. So, as a beauty ingredient, charcoal had a bit of lobbying to do. Turns out. activated charcoal can do fabulous things for the skin and the minute that was news, companies are baying for a bit of charcoal for their products. We put together a list of products that have charcoal in them that should put you well in your way to clean skin glory! 

Tjori Charcoal Vanilla Bath Bomb

Tjori Charcoal Vanilla Bath Bomb (Rs. 349)

Looking to unwind with a warm bath after a long day? How about adding some skin goodness to your bath. This sweet, vanilla-scented bath bomb comes infused with charcoal so you can give your skin a detox while you bathe. 

Soulflower Deodorizing Charcoal Soap

Soulflower Deodorizing Charcoal Soap (Rs. 250)

This one purifies and deodorises. The bamboo charcoal in this draws out odour leaving you smelling like a daisy, or mint in this case. This soap is supposed to be quite the multi-tasker as well. You can use it for mild breakouts, to replace harsher soaps and to take care of dull, dry skin. I want one now! 

Fabindia Charcoal Face Scrub

Fabindia Charcoal Face Scrub (Rs. 360)

If the skin on your face is starting to look like the moon – bumpy and uneven, it’s time to go all out. This face scrub from Fabindia comes with activated charcoal (but, of course!), walnut grits and oils but isn’t too harsh on the skin. Say goodbye to whiteheads and blackheads! Woot!

Aroma Magic Activated Bamboo Charcoal Face Wash

Aroma Magic Activated Bamboo Charcoal Face Wash (Rs. 195)

This is a face wash that claims to go beyond the surface. The formulation allows for deep cleansing, launching an offensive on impurities and toxins. It even helps with blood circulation so it sounds like a pretty cool deal. *stocks up*

 The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask (Rs. 1895)

A glow mask that is touted to be a dupe of the Glamglow purifying mud mask, the expectations are high with this one.  You slather a generous layer on and as you wait, the mask goes all ninja on clogged pores, impurities and toxins. We like the sound of that. 

DearPacker Home Remedy Mask - Charcoal

DearPacker Home Remedy Mask – Charcoal (Rs.100)

Sheet masks and in general, Korean skincare is a rage right now and this sheet mask comes loaded with the goodness of charcoal. A warning though, this sheet mask is actually black so might want to hold off on the socialising till you actually take this off. 


Mansi Shah is the resident humour writer and random conversation starter. Tends to laugh manically at puns. Deeply enjoys the blunt force of sarcasm. Preys on chauvinists and people with incorrect grammar. Hoards makeup and beauty products. Attacks Nutella with vigour.

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