Ever wondered how to get rid of blackheads? Charcoal masks are said to draw out dirt and impurities from the skin, thanks to the powerfully absorbent properties of charcoal. How does it work? Charcoal is known to have a porous structure, reputed to attract and absorb particles, effectively giving the skin a gentle exfoliation with a detox and peel-off effect. That’s why specialised types such as activated charcoal and binchotan charcoal (supercharged in their absorbency) are also used in whitening toothpastes, soaps, cleansers and much more.
Ideal for all skin types, but especially for oily and acne-prone skin, charcoal mud masks make a no-brainer addition to your skincare routine. Used once or twice weekly, the benefits of charcoal masks are endless. Often paired with similarly clarifying ingredients such as mineral clays, as well as hydrating plant-based oils, a rich and rejuvenating charcoal mask can leave your face feeling smooth and fresh like nothing else. Given the messy nature of charcoal powder, maybe save the DIY method for another skincare project. Shop THE ICONIC’s range of the best charcoal face masks for men and women from clean brands like Kissed Earth and spa-quality favourites like Endota, with organic, Australian made and vegan options for every skincare lover. Plus, get fast and free shipping within Australia and New Zealand.