Did you know activated charcoal has been used since centuries to treat poisoning? It has an ability to absorb toxic substances and thus become a widely used beauty remedy to detoxify the skin.
But Why Does Our Skin Need A Detox?
Our skin comes in contact with a lot of toxic fumes and substances these days due to pollution and smoking. This can damage healthy cells in the skin and compromise the skin’s protective barrier function.
Additionally, excess sebum, residue from sunscreen and makeup can cause build up in the skin leading to inflammation and dull, uneven skin. Hence, your skin needs a detox every few days to remain healthy and function properly.
Using a detoxifying mask made with mineral-rich clays and activated charcoal which pull out toxins and impurities from the skin is a great way to detox your skin.
Activated Charcoal Face Mask
I shared an easy DIY activated charcoal mask recipe earlier that you can prepare at home to detox your facial skin, underarms and body.
But if you are interested in a readymade product, I am sharing below the 7 best charcoal face masks available from clean beauty brands in India that you can buy.
1. Greenie Mill Charcoal, Lavender And Rhassoul Clay Mask
Easy on the pocket and made using oats flour and aloe vera powder, this charcoal face mask from Greenie Mill is a good choice for all skin types, especially dry skin. The mask also has tea tree, thyme, sweet basil and lavender essential oils help treat acne.
2. Juicy Chemistry Tea Tree, Charcoal & Bentonite Clay Face Mask
This Juicy Chemistry Face mask has the ideal combination of bentonite clay and activated charcoal and tea tree oil for detoxing oily and acne-prone skin. Apart from this, it is certified organic by Ecocert and has sustainable glass packaging.
Judging by its reviews, this face mask will become your go-to mask in no time.
Available on Amazon
3. Neemli Naturals Activated Charcoal Detox Face Mask
A deep cleansing and detoxifying facemask made using a simple blend of 3 different clays (Multani Mitti, Kaolin and Bentonite) and activated charcoal.
The Neemli Naturals facemask is great if you need a non-fussy clay-based facemask to help control excess oil production.
Grab this from Amazon
4. MamaEarth C3 Face Mask with Charcoal, Coffee and Clay.
For all the lazy heads out there who don’t enjoy using powder-based face masks, Mamaearth C3 face mask is a great pick. It is jam-packed with some of the most beneficial ingredients like niacinamide, glycolic acid, vitamin C, papaya and cucumber extract.
The face mask does not feel stretchy when it dries due to ingredients like kokum butter and apricot oil. Also, a single jar will last you quite long.
Buy this on Amazon
5. Skincare Villa Charcoal Face Mask
A simple yet effective handmade formulation from my favourite powder cleanser brand- Skincare Villa. This charcoal face mask has organic green tea, an antioxidant powerhouse that will help fight free radicals caused by exposure to pollutants.
Shop on their Instagram page.
6. Burst of Happyness Clay-o-Patra Detoxifying Mask
Clay-o-patra is detoxifying mask made using 6 different clays along with activated charcoal.
It helps draw out impurities from the skin and also helps clarify your scalp by removing product buildup.
Shop on Amazon
7. Raw Beauty Detox and Restore Mask
Made with Brahmi, Spirulina and activated charcoal, this Raw Beauty face mask is gentle enough to be used biweekly. It can be part of regular skincare routine if you have oily skin due to its ability to deep cleanse and rejuvenate the skin.
Buy this here.
There are many charcoal peel-off masks in the market that promise to remove blackheads from the skin. However, these peel-off masks are too harsh on the skin and can leave your skin inflamed and do more harm than good.
Hence, it is best to stay away from them and opt for wash-off masks. Do you detox your skin regularly? Do share your favourite detox face masks in the comments below.
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