While putting charcoal on your face might sound very unglamorous - it's fast becoming one of the most trendy skincare ingredients of the last few years. Charcoal contains natural properties which act like a magnet, drawing impurities such as make-up and dirt out from the skin's surface.
Incorporating a charcoal-based product into your daily regimen can balance oil production and increase skin's radiance over time. Since it doesn't contain any nasty chemicals, this wonder ingredient can be used on sensitive complexions while still being effective enough to tackle adult acne.
The benefits extend beyond your complexion - charcoal can be used all over your body and worked into your hair care regimen to balance an oily scalp. Here, we've rounded up three of our favourite charcoal-containing beauty products to try right now.
This article originally appeared on Marie Claire.