7 Charcoal Beauty Products That Take Deep Cleansing to the Next Level

by Nikki Brown
Oct 20, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. ET

When your skin feels icky and needs a serious scrub, anything infused with charcoal is your best bet. Like coconut oil and hyaluronic acid, the natural ingredient is a do-it-all skin-saver that beauty experts love to name-drop when recommending products.

Charcoal is quite literally a magnet, drawing bacteria and other nasty particles out from beneath skin’s surface. And its reputation has stood the test of time. The Japanese have been using it as an exfoliating tool for centuries, and today, those deep-cleansing powers are being harnessed for everything from face masks to toothbrushes.

If you’ve never experienced the fast-acting power of charcoal beauty products, it’s high time you do. The seven cult-favorite, effective-AF products ahead are a good place to start.


Originally posted on StyleCaster

1 /7: Boscia Charcoal Jelly Ball Cleanser

1/7 :Boscia Charcoal Jelly Ball Cleanser

It looks like a medicine ball, but it's actually a deep-cleanser you can smooth over wet skin to get rid of pore-clogging bacteria without causing irritation.

Boscia Charcoal Jelly Ball Cleanser, $20 at Sephora

2 /7: Drybar On the Rocks Clarifying Charcoal Shampoo

2/7 :Drybar On the Rocks Clarifying Charcoal Shampoo

If it's been a while since you washed your hair, this charcoal-infused cleanser is key to removing tough product buildup.

Drybar On the Rocks Clarifying Charcoal Shampoo, $26 at Nordstrom

3 /7: GlamGlow Bubblesheet

3/7 :GlamGlow Bubblesheet

This charcoal-infused oxygenating mask bubbles up as you apply it, leaving behind skin that feels squeaky-clean.

GlamGlow Bubblesheet, $9 at GlamGlow

4 /7: Goodwell Bamboo + Binchotan Toothbrush

4/7 :Goodwell Bamboo + Binchotan Toothbrush

The bristles in this biodegradable toothbrush are made with charcoal that works to scrub away stubborn plaque.

Goodwell Bamboo + Binchotan Toothbrush, $5.99 at Goodwell

5 /7: Herbivore Botanicals Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Soap Bar

5/7 :Herbivore Botanicals Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Soap Bar

Bamboo charcoal has been used in Japan for centuries as a cleansing agent. Now, stateside beauty enthusiasts are coveting the cult ingredient for their body care needs.

Herbivore Botanicals Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Soap Bar, $12 at Dermstore

6 /7: Kiehl's Age Defender Cleanser

6/7 :Kiehl's Age Defender Cleanser

Men and ladies can benefit from this two-in-one facial wash that uses both charcoal and Moroccan clay to deeply exfoliate dirty skin.

Kiehl's Age Defender Cleanser, $15 at Neiman Marcus

7 /7: Sephora Collection Blotting Papers

7/7 :Sephora Collection Blotting Papers

This 100-piece set ensures your skin will stay oil-free, all while reaping the antimicrobial benefits of charcoal.

Sephora Collection Blotting Papers, $8 at Sephora