Have you been hearing all this buzz lately about activated charcoal? Pretty much everywhere I look lately I’m seeing it and for good reason too – It has some pretty amazing health and beauty benefits!
Seriously though, what is it? Is someone scraping the bottom of the bbq and throwing it around in our beauty products? Um, no (thankfully!!) Although it may look the same, the process for manufacturing is very different and comes from carbon materials such as coconut husks, wood, peat, and a few others. Processed in a way that results in an black fine powder which has extremely tiny pores with a huge surface area.
Activated Charcoal has many health benefits. People have been using it to purify water and air for centuries, it helps with bloating, can help treat hangovers, be used for mold cleaning & can even aid in lowering cholesterol.
In much the same way that it works for the above treatments, it works for our skin in our beauty routines too. With the tiny pores it pretty much acts like a magnet drawing out impurities and toxins. It works to clarify and detoxify your skin. You’ll see this in facial masks, bar soaps, toothpaste; yup you read that right, people are actually brushing their teeth with it and getting fabulous results!
You will find one of Tiber river Naturals bar soaps packed with this amazing ingredient as well, our famous Bella Luna Bar Soap! In this bar soap you’ll also find black clay which helps to draw out impurities and a luxurious scent of night blooming jasmine. Our natural soaps are all hand made with pure ingredients, and even though this particular soap bar is detoxifying, it won’t dry your skin out as its made with nourishing oils.
Looking for ways to incorporate activated charcoal into your beauty routine? Start in the shower with our Bella Luna Bar Soap!!