Activated charcoal has been used for centuries to pull impurities from the body. Now, this ashy carbon residue has reached beauty-fad status with products that fight oil, treat acne, and detoxify the skin.
It looks like deodorant but acts like a facial: Yes to Tomatoes 2-in-1 scrub and cleanser stick (top right of above photo) pulls out impurities with a swipe. $10, Target, target.com
LUSH Cosmetics Dark Angels face and body cleanser deep cleans and detoxifies the skin. $15, lushusa.com
Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mask + Charcoal Brush has a charcoal-infused brush applicator to mimic the spa mask experience. $17, Ulta Beauty, ulta.com
The charcoal powder (top left) in Apotheke Charcoal Shampoo neutralizes acidity in the hair and absorbs oil. $24, apothekeco.com
Five to 20 minutes with GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment (bottle, center) refines pores and clarifies skin. $59, glamglow.com
This article appears in our July 2018 issue.