Charcoal: the beauty buzzword made for detoxing

The arrival of January means that talk inevitably turns to detoxing, but when it comes to skincare, there is only one way to do it this year. Charcoal, the latest beauty buzzword, is fast becoming a mainstream beauty trend, thanks to a slew of new launches.

MAC's ‘Mineralize Total Detox' collection is brand new for 2018, and it revolves wholly around charcoal. Consisting of a ‘Reset and Revive Charcoal Mask', a ‘Volcanic Ash Exfoliator' and a ‘Charged Water Charcoal Spray', the trio of skincare solutions aims to harness the detoxifying properties of charcoal for a clarified, energized complexion.

Charcoal products are usually dark in color, but Boscia has put a twist on the trend with its new ‘Luminizing Pink Charcoal Mask'. The bright pink peel-off product aims to minimize the appearance of pores and remove dirt and impurities.

Bamboo charcoal is the key ingredient in Origins' new ‘Clear Improvement' cleanser, which claims to draw out deep-dwelling dirt and toxins from the skin. The cleanser comes in a powder form which transforms into a creamy texture upon contact with water.

If you want to reap the benefits of a charcoal-infused skincare routine without much effort, then check out Blaq's ‘Dual Sided Charcoal Wipes', which are enriched with activated charcoal on for a deep cleanse. The masks also double up as effective exfoliating products.

Have you ever considered the need to detox your armpits? If so, Lavanila has the answer, in the form of its ‘Healthy Underarm Detox Mask'. Powered by active charcoal, the mask features all-natural ingredients designed to rid the area of the ‘buildup and impurities' that it claims can occur when transitioning to natural deodorant products.

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