Gentle cleansing of the skin of the face and head, as well as a pledge of beautiful and thick hair.
Charcoal is known for its cleansing, moisturizing and bactericidal properties and has been used as a main ingredient in many cosmetics for many years. To understand whether charcoal products are right for you, you need to understand the functions of this ingredient.
First of all, charcoal acts as a sorbent and exfoliant. On the one hand, it is able to "pull out" minerals, toxins, impurities and other harmful substances from the skin, as a result of which it contributes to its healing. It helps to get rid of chemical impurities by removing them from the pores of the skin, and also eliminates unpleasant odors. As an exfoliant, charcoal removes dead skin cells, which also stimulates cell growth, leaving the skin softer, smoother and smoother. Buying a tool with charcoal, you can solve several problems at once. In addition, leading cosmetic brands plan to expand their charcoal-based product lines. Synonyms: Charcoal Powder, Charcoal. Patented Formulas: VD-VCB25, ISD-VCB25, SpecKare™ BCP, WD-VCB2.
The effect of charcoal in cosmetics
Charcoal owes its healing properties to the specific porous structure and minerals that it contains in its composition - a variety of macro- and microelements such as calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium and iron. In combination with other active substances, charcoal saturates the skin with useful substances and minerals, makes it more hydrated, supple, fresh, and narrows enlarged pores. However, let's consider its main effects in order.
Adsorbent - when cleansing the skin or hair, it absorbs all impurities like a sponge. Charcoal has an excellent absorption capacity, making products that use it deeply but gently cleanse impurities. Without harm to the skin, this component draws toxins to the surface, so charcoal cleansers not only cope with the main cleansing function, but also accelerate regeneration processes and renew the skin. The carbon contained in this component exhibits an additional regenerating effect. Also, thanks to the excellent cleansing, the skin acquires a more even tone and smooth texture. However, not only the skin of the face and body needs deep and gentle cleansing - we must not forget about the scalp. Thanks to deep cleansing, excess fat and dirt are removed, thanks to which many problems can be avoided: greasiness, seborrhea, hair loss and thinning hair, loss of shine, etc.
The next important function of charcoal is to regulate the level of humidity, because it is an extremely porous substance, therefore it perfectly absorbs excess moisture. Which is on the surface and further leads to increased sebum secretion and problems of excessive oily skin and sweating.
Charcoal is one of the safest antibacterial agents. So, with acne, daily facial cleansing with hypoallergenic charcoal soap can replace many bottles to combat acne. Since deep cleansing stimulates the regeneration and natural hydration of the skin, no additional care is required. When recovering from an acne outbreak, the use of charcoal soap allows you to very quickly restore the protective barrier of the skin and allow you to align its structures. In addition, charcoal normalizes the PH balance of the skin and has a moderate astringent effect - and maintaining a normal level of acidity on the surface of the skin will prevent relapses of acne exacerbations.
Who is shown charcoal
This component is widely used for the purpose of detoxifying and exfoliating the skin of the face and body and is excellent for oily and acne-prone skin types: it perfectly removes excess oil and impurities of various types from the skin surface. Charcoal can be thought of as a kind of “vacuum cleaner” for the skin: small particles of this substance actively absorb excess sebum, dirt, absorb bacteria and toxic products of their vital activity. Which often cause acne and inflammatory elements on the skin. It is useful to know that after applying the mask with charcoal, rinse your face with cold water to close the enlarged and cleaned of dirt and fat pores.
Charcoal is also shown as an exfoliant in mechanical peels that help cleanse the skin with various keratoses, as well as a remedy for the smell of sweat, etc. Charcoal-based scrubs are good because they delicately remove dead epidermal cells, practically without damaging the skin.
Charcoal shampoos deeply cleanse the hair and scalp of dirt and residues of burdensome silicone styling products, normalize the lipid balance on the surface of the scalp, and stimulate local blood circulation. Charcoal shampoo will be especially useful for increased oily scalp, hair loss, dandruff.
Who is not suitable for charcoal?
Cosmetics with this component should not be used if the skin has mechanical damage or in case of skin diseases such as eczema. For sensitive skin, charcoal is also not recommended. Strict contraindication - individual hypersensitivity reaction.
Cosmetics containing charcoal
Charcoal is used in the development of a wide range of cleansing products, including soaps and facial foams; creams and masks, bath powders, toothpastes, shampoos, and hair balms are also produced on its basis. As well as products for saunas and baths (special scrubbing washcloths, towels, etc.). According to the European Union Regulation, the maximum allowable concentration of this component in finished cosmetic products is 10%.
Sources of charcoal
Any organic properties of activated carbon largely depend on the recycled wood from which it is obtained during processing, as well as the method of production. The most unique activated carbon is bamboo, which is processed at temperatures above 1,000 degrees Celsius. But one of the most important differences between charcoal is porosity, on which its ability to absorb depends, and depending on the source, it can differ tenfold.