Charcoal products were not appealing to me until I tried the Charcoal Detox Gel Cleanser and Facial Mask from NOW Solutions. These products changed everything for me! Other charcoal based products left my skin irritated and caused redness. I also hated the scent of most charcoal products. However, NOW Solutions charcoal detox skin care products left my skin feeling soft, refreshed, and toned. I truly fell in love with this stuff the first time I used it.
I received the NOW Solutions charcoal cleanser and facial mask as a gift when I visited their headquarters and manufacturing plant in October 2018. Read my post for an exclusive peek behind the scenes at NOW Foods. Until I tried these products, I abandoned other charcoal masks and cleansers I bought. If you are spending lots of money on charcoal cleansers or face masks, you don’t need to. NOW Solutions are absolutely amazing and under $12!
I’m excited to tell you more about these products! Currently, they are sold out on NOW’s website but still available on Amazon. I’ll update this post when the products are back in stock on NOW’s site.
Benefits of Activated Charcoal in Skin Care Products
Activated charcoal in skin care draws bacteria, dirt, chemicals, and other toxins to the surface of the skin. It’s been proven to be highly absorbent so it has the ability to deep clean skin pores. It’s a fantastic addition to any skin care routine and helps fight acne. It also purifies the skin for a healthy revitalized glow.
This is an ideal cleanser for skin that needs deep cleansing. My skin was super soft after using this cleanser. In addition to activated charcoal, this cleanser also contains acai and goji berry to help rejuvenate skin and leave it feeling refreshed. The scent is very mild but a truly delightful scent that comes from natural fruit extracts in the product. There is no added fragrance. One of the first things I noticed was the soft, delicate fruity scent and I couldn’t help but instantly fall in love! The cleanser is a light gel and it washes away easily.
This cleanser is certified organic, cruelty-free, and vegan.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Babassuamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Glycerin, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Phenoxyethanol & Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Natural Pear Blossom Fragrance, White Charcoal Powder (from Ubame Oak Bark), Potassium Sorbate, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Fruit Extract.
This has become one of my favorite face masks. I love following the gel cleanser with NOW’s Charcoal Detox Facial Mask. Like the cleanser, this mask contains acai and goji berry extracts to rejuvenate the skin. It also contains aloe to soothe skin. Notice alow is the second ingredient listed and it makes a noticeable difference. The Charcoal Detox mask has the same delicate and mild fruity scent as the gel cleanser. I absolutely love it! The mask offers a deep pore cleansing, exfoliation, and toning. After I use this mask, my skin is even-toned, soothed, and soft. It rinses off easily with warm water. I use a damp close to remove any product I miss after rinsing.
This mask is certified organic, cruelty-free, and vegan.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, White Charcoal Powder (from Ubame Oak Bark), Glyceryl Stearate SE, Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Kaolin, Bentonite, Phenoxyethanol & Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Natural Pear Blossom Fragrance, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Fruit Extract.
Considering I’ve seen the NOW manufacturing facility, I’m confident when I use their products, I’m getting exactly what is on the label. The products are analytically tested to assure the highest quality. They are very serious about delivering top quality products to their consumers.
Do you like using activated charcoal in your skin care routine?