The most celebrated skincare ingredient to emerge in the last few years is the same one that might have previously made you squirm: activated charcoal. The benefits of the best charcoal face cleansers are numerous: charcoal can draw out bacteria, impurities, chemicals, and micro-particles. It can fight acne, prevent blackheads and whiteheads from forming by sopping up excess sebum.
So, now that we've reviewed just how amazing activated charcoal is, here's a brief breakdown on where you can find it: um, pretty much everywhere you look. There are charcoal face masks, you can brush your teeth with charcoal for a naturally brighter and whiter smile, charcoal cleansing soaps, and even a charcoal juice that some people believe is good for your skin.
With so many activated charcoal skin care products exploding on the market, one thing is clear: this is no passing fad. Charcoal, in all of its goopy glory, is only going to grow in popularity. Mark my words, it won't be long before grandma is reminding you to wash your face with charcoal before you turn in for the night. So, let's get a handle on the best activated charcoal cleansers on the market — from sticks and powder cleansers to foaming cleansers and scrubs.