When activated charcoal hit the shelves, the dark gray bottles could have easily been another temporary trend. In reality, it has stuck around for the simple reason that many people have claimed it actually works.
You may see a lot of claims about activated charcoal as you scan beauty aisle shelves, but we’re here to explain how it works and why it can be an important element in your skincare routine.
What is activated charcoal?
Activated charcoal is a fine black powder that appears in a wide range of beauty products, most often masks and cleansers. Similar to regular charcoal,