Activated charcoal. Heard of it before? We're not surprised. You've probably seen a slew of black soaps, face masks, toothpastes and exfoliators bombarding your Insta feeds.
The reason? When used properly, this beauty 'it' ingredient is well worth the hype. Toxins stick to the charcoal as the product is used, resulting in minimised pores and brighter, well exfoliated and deeply cleansed skin. If it's a hair product, it can reduce dandruff and even add a little va-va-volume. Don't even get us started on the charcoal toothpaste benefits. Let's just say - black toothpaste really does give you whiter teeth. Plus point: it's natural and free of all those unnecessary chemicals.
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Briogeo's scalp-safe dry shampoo draws out impurities to clean hair and keep your scalp in tip top condition at the same time.
If you haven't got your hands on a konjac sponge then get on it. The only way to wash your face, this bamboo charcoal infused version helps remove dirt and mattify oily skin.