Ingredient to Know: Black Charcoal

Charcoal is the latest super-ingredient to take the personal care industry by storm. Read on to find out what exactly it is and the reasons why it is a natural solution for most common beauty problems.

What is charcoal?
Charcoal is made from burnt wood. Branches and leaves of the tree undergo a carbonisation process which involves various chemical reactions that help the formation of micro-pores on the surface of the charcoal particle. This increases the surface area of the particles, thus makes black charcoal an exceptionally absorbent material.

Charcoal in skin care
With its powerful cleansing and absorbing properties, charcoal acts like a magnet on the skin and draw out deep-seated grime and dirt. Thanks to its ability to trap the substances it comes into contact with, charcoal can be a fantastic exfoliator and cleanser.

Charcoal in men care
Testosterone directly stimulates sebum production and provides a perfect breeding ground for the acnes. That`s why men are more likely to have large pores and suffer from breakouts.

Charcoal is touted as the solution to clogged and enlarged pores. Traditional bar soaps, shaving creams or skin care products may strip the skin of the natural oils that it needs. But black charcoal absorbs toxins and provides detoxification without any drying effect. You`re welcome, dear men!

Our Pick
Interested in trying new products that incorporate charcoal? Check out our new North for Men Urban Range. By harnessing the power of charcoal, this range is ready to refresh your skin from head to toe!

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