What is Activated Bamboo Charcoal Powder? Is it different than regular charcoal?

March 02, 2017 0 Comments

What is Activated Bamboo Charcoal Powder? Is it different than regular charcoal?

Charcoal is essentially just pure carbon - ours is made using bamboo. This is then activated, by exposing the charcoal to extreme levels of heat in the presence of oxidizing gasses such a CO2, steam, or air, which erodes the charcoal’s internal surfaces.

This increases the adsorption ("absorption" - the ability to bind atoms/molecules to a surface) capacity by creating an internal network of even smaller pores rendering it two to three times as effective as regular charcoal.

This is used in food items, as well as medicinally, such as for food poisoning to draw toxins out of your body. We use it because it does the same for skin.

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Activated charcoal – Known to absorb 100-200 times its weight in impurities, activated charcoal is the perfect ingredient to help purify and deep clean the skin.

Activated charcoal draws bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of the skin, helping you to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne. Charcoal is not metabolized, adsorbed or absorbed by the body, but it can be used to treat some poisonous bites and disinfect some wounds.

I always love to exfoliate and steam my face before, for an extra at home spa feeling, but that step isn't necessary. Take your black paste and slowly rub it onto your face, making sure you really rub it onto your skin. Next step, don't scream when you see yourself in the mirror because.....But enjoy looking at your skin after it is all done!