If you have chaotic, hormonal, acne-prone skin, you have probably been hearing a lot lately about the efficacy of charcoal and contemplating how it might benefit you. But there are so many new products with charcoal on the market these days; you may not know where to start or why. The following contains information about this beneficial ingredient, as well as the offerings that Sweet Minerals can bring to you pertaining to it.
First of all, to be of use to the skin, it is important that the charcoal is “activated.” This refers to a specifically processed form of carbon that has multiple benefits. It is proven to absorb thousands of times its own mass in harmful substances. First, it draws bacteria, toxins, chemicals, dirt, and other micro-particles to the surface of the skin. Second, this allows these substances to be dealt with so that the complexion can be deep cleaned and look more radiant, all while fighting acne. (Livestrong, 2017).
Here at Sweet Minerals, our CLARIFY line, featuring multiple activated charcoal products, is truly special. The cleanser, (Purify), is Sulfate and Paraben-free, foaming, and full of organic fruit extracts for exfoliation. An exciting component of this formula is the presence of DMAE, which tightens the skin and helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The Tea Tree Oil contained in the cleanser is great for healing acne and other inflammatory skin conditions.
But wait, there is more! The Balance Astringent can be used on all skin types, including sensitive skin. It helps bring back a smooth, balanced, youthful glow to the skin and returns it to the proper pH after cleansing. This allows the skin to receive better the serums and moisturizers that follow.
My favorite CLARIFY product is the Treatment Mask, a powdered clay-based masque. It contains an active delivery system that helps provide maximum ingredient impact. It is especially great for troubled, stressed skin, and immediately dries out my acne.
There are also other products in the CLARIFY line such as the light moisturizer, Soothe. This product features organic aloe, moisturizing coconut and jojoba oils, clarifying witch hazel, vitamin E, etc. The Blemish Remedy is a cult-favorite among teens and adults for spot treatment. It is a powder-based formula that not only treats and heals acne; it can also help to conceal the redness.
The entire package of all five products is just $139 (a $166.00 value!). The products can also be purchased separately and incorporated into your current skincare regimen. Speak to your trusty Sweet Minerals Educator for individualized information on which products would be most beneficial to you and why.
Spring is here! The birds are chirping! The flowers are blooming! Time to get our skin looking just as radiant as Mother Nature’s creation!
References: (Livestrong, 2017). Early, Alexandra. https://www.livestrong.com/article/550610-what-does-charcoal-do-for-skin/