Best Charcoal Beauty Products

Ready to go to the dark side of beauty? You may think charcoal is just for the grill, but it holds a bevy of beneficial uses for your beauty routine. It can help pull impurities from your pores, even out your complexion and protect your skin from free radicals. Here are 10 amazing products that harness the power of charcoal.

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Boscia: Pore Purifying Black Strips

With a mixture of charcoal powder, silica, Witch Hazel extract, and botanical and antioxidant ingredients, these strips detoxify your skin, control excess oil, tighten pores, and leave a cooling sensation when applied. $28,


Origins: Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask

Recommend for once a week usage, this mask unclogs your pores, absorbs the toxins in the environment and dissolves all the grime from your skin. Containing activated charcoal, white China clay and lecithin, it does wonders the longer it's worn on your face. $24,


Lush: Coalface Cleansing Charcoal Bar

Your skin will rejoice with this cleansing bar, it does wonders for blemish-prone and oily skin. In addition to the black magic of charcoal, it contains rosewood and sandalwood oils to reduce redness. $14,


Bioré: Self Heating One Minute Mask

This thermal mask opens up pores and strips skin of access dirt and oil. It warms up when applied to the skin, but gives a cooling sensation when rinsed away—if you like to feel your products working, you’ll love this! $8,


Konjac Sponge Company: Bamboo Charcoal Sponge Puff

Never heard of konjac sponges? This year, you will. Made from the root of the konjac plant, the sponges, which are all the rage in Asia, are slightly squishy, absorb a lot of water and work well at removing dirt and makeup. We love this particular sponge because it lightly sanitizes the skin and helps retain the natural pH balance while eliminating blackheads, dirt and oil. $11,


Garnier: Clean Blackhead Eliminating Scrub

Infused with charcoal, this scrub draws out the dirt that causes blackheads, diminishes pores and leaves you with smooth skin. $8, CVS


LING Skincare: Black Charcoal Rice Soap

Formulated with a combination of charcoal, ground black rice, orange and ylang ylang oils, this calming soap releases tension in the skin while cleansing it of daily toxins. $15,


GlamGlow: Super-Mud Clearing Treatment

From diminishing fine lines to restoring skin texture, this facial mask is a must-have for skin-care fanatics. Made up of amazing ingredients that benefit your skin, the supermud helps fight common skin concerns. $69,