Activated Charcoal Soap Bar
Organic activated charcoal is known to be highly beneficial in the treatment of acne. It not only aids the removal of toxins but also removes skin impurities. It even clears facial marks. We use the perfect blend of Tea Tree and Eucalyptus essential oil to give your skin a refreshing sensation after each wash
By Skin Type
What is activated charcoal?
Activated charcoal has been supercharged, heated to an extremely high temperature (steam activated at 1000°C) and combined with gases to create a powder that can trap toxins and bacteria like a magnet.
Your skin will look shiny and you’ll be prone to acne as your cells are producing too much sebum (oil).
Charcoal can work wonders on oily skin as it removes excess oil, reduces the appearance of existing blackheads, and stops new acne from forming. It gives your pores a deep clean, removing dirt and bacteria. Why not swap your existing facial scrub for an activated charcoal version or treat yourself to a charcoal face mask twice a week? If you do end up having a breakout of blackheads or pimples at any time, an activated charcoal nose strip will be able to remove them quickly with minimal fuss.
People with this skin type often have eczema, rosacea or another skin condition. Your skin can be easily irritated.
With this skin type, you normally need to watch what products you put on your face, but because charcoal is all-natural and super gentle, it should be kind to your skin. If in any doubt, do a small patch test first.
If your face has both oily and dry areas, you have combination skin. The oily areas tend to be the T-zone (the forehead, nose and chin) with the dry areas being the cheeks. This is a very common skin type.
If you have combination skin, you should notice a real difference to your T-zone after using a detoxifying cleanser or an activated charcoal mud mask designed for your skin type. Your skin should feel less oily and you should have fewer breakouts. Activated charcoal works hard to balance skin, but make sure you avoid using any charcoal products on your dry areas as you don’t want it stripping out oil that’s already in short supply.
The ideal skin type, normal skin is not too dry or too oily and is soft to touch.
With normal skin, you can choose any charcoal beauty product you like to treat your skin to some TLC. Because charcoal removes impurities and toxins, it can be great at removing dirt and residue caused by pollution. Why not carry a packet of activated charcoal facial wipes in your bag, so you can use them whenever you feel like your face needs a refresh? A face sponge infused with activated charcoal could be a great addition to your beauty regime too.
How to use
Soap Care & Tips
Soap bars have the potential to last a long time — the trick is to keep them as dry as possible between uses. Water breaks your bar down, so keeping it in the direct stream of your shower will shorten its life. Store it outside of the shower on a soap dish ideally one with holes, to let it dry. This will also prevent soap residue from building up in your shower or bath. If you end up having multiple bars on the go, a bath rack can come in handy to prevent SBC (Soap Bar Congestion*).
Your bar will thank you in the long run. Before you use a new bar, cut it into two or three chunks. By using one piece at a time, your bar will last even longer, as the rest of it won’t be getting wet. This is also a great way to travel with soap — simply store a smaller piece in a soap tin or reused container, and enjoy your getaway together.
Towards the end of its life, a soap bar will turn into small scraps. These are tricky to wash with, and have a tendency to escape down the drain. It doesn’t have to end this way. Try putting the scraps into a small mesh bag to continue washing with them. Or, get crafty and turn them into liquid soap.
“Do they actually create a good lather?” is one question we get asked a lot about soap bars. If soap bars could defend themselves, they’d say, “Honey, we INVENTED the lather”. It’s true. But to get the best results, it’s a good idea to use a sponge rather than relying on your hands. Our African Sponges create a rich lather from just a small amount of soap, so this will also make your bar last longer.