Activated charcoal is created by heating carbonaceous materials (commonly bamboo, coconut shells and hardwoods) to create a char, then exposing this char to extremely temperatures through a steam or chemical process. This process removes the volatile compounds and leaves behind a carbon skeleton with tiny pores across the surface area.
The ultra-porous surface area of activated charcoal makes it extremely adsorptive. This means that substances such as contaminants and pollutants easily bind to its surface.
In natural skincare formulations, activated charcoal works to powerfully draw toxins and impurities from the skin and absorb excess oil to promote a clearer, brighter complexion.
Our high quality steam activated charcoal powder derived from bamboo lends its detoxifying properties to all your favourite DIY self-care recipes!