The Latest Anti-Ageing Ingredients – Activated Charcoal

Activated Charcoal
What it does: It’s the hot ingredient of the moment and been added to everything from cleansers through to face masks. But don’t worry this isn’t the coal you put on the Bbq, but activated charcoal powder that has been specially treated.  Although not strictly new- it has been used in medicine for many years mainly to treat alcohol poisoning and drug overdoses – it works by attaching and absorbing toxins in the stomach before they hit the bloodstream. Now it has been reformulated for skincare and the theory is similar, in that it will act like a magnet to absorb dirt and oil. Highly absorbent, it draws out the impurities from skin and also help with exfoliation, making it ideal for oily and acne prone skin. The deep cleansing properties also mean serums and moisturisers will be more effective as they can penetrate deeper
Try it :Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask, £23 and   Clear Improvement Charcoal Body Wash, £25 
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