What is it?
Activated Charcoal is a micropowder created by activating bamboo charcoal. It is prized for it's immense surface area, relative to it's volume. This ratio gives the powder its detoxifying power.
How is it made?
The source material is developed into activated carbons using hot gases. Air is then introduced to burn out the gasses, creating a graded, screened and de-dusted form of activated carbon. The production of activated charcoal meets the standards set out by the Guardian Model, meaning that it does not endanger human, animal or environmental health or sustainability.
Why use it?
Activated charcoal works to remove foreign substances and particles from your skin with the power of dispersion forces. In short, the activated charcoal works in tandem with a surfactant or astringent ingredient to loosen and attract particles on the skin and in the pores. Activated charcoal's massive surface area means that it can attract and stick to a significant amount of foreign particles before it becomes saturated. When the charcoal is removed from the skin, the foreign particles are removed as well. Compared with more traditional cleansing methods, activated charcoal cleans deeper into your pores, without the same harshness that can sometimes accompany other deep cleansers.