When most people think about charcoal, it has to do with the grill – but activated charcoal is so much different than those little briquettes that glow with heat!
Activated Charcoal is derived from many of the same things as charcoal briquettes. Basically it is carbon that has been oxidized in order to increase its absorption properties. The oxygen “activates” the charcoal, making it a powerful tool in the absorption of toxins and bacteria in the body, and on the body.
We here at Passion Flower Beauty use activated charcoal in many of our soaps and bath bombs. Not only is it proven to detoxify, it can also aid in removal of dead skin cells, which allows faster and more efficient production of new ones! It also can help with the appearance of large pores, acne issues, minor skin irritations and can even help balance oily skin.
Activated charcoal helps draw the toxins and bacteria to the surface, and then binds to it, to pull it out and then simply wash away. It leaves your skin feeling clean and invigorated!