You may have noticed the ingredient “activated charcoal” floating around occasionally in the past few years on skin care sites and forums. “Charcoal?” you say. Well, it’s not quite the same as the black coals you use on the grill. Activated charcoal is a carbon rich substance created by heating organic materials.
Activated charcoal is an ancient ingredient that was first documented to be used by Egyptians in smelting ores to make the metal, bronze. They also used it on wounds and for other medical practices. Hundreds of years later, the Phoenicians and others discovered its potent purifying properties and used it to refine their water supply. Due to its absorbent properties, activated charcoal also has a history of being used to counteract poison if it was swallowed by an unfortunate victim.
Fast forward to today, and this powerful substance has resurfaced in the form of supplements and other products. Even more recently, it has been studied and concluded to be useful externally on the skin because of its absorbent and toxin dispelling abilities, making it a potent and effective ingredient for face masks, soaps, and other cleansers. Everyone’s skin needs a good detox occasionally and activated charcoal's purifying capabilities make it a wonderful key ingredient to use for this purpose. We've been working on something special for a long time and we're excited to be able to finally offer you a new way to purify your skin! We’d like to introduce P U R I F Y, our NEW Activated Charcoal Purifying Mask to our Sweeter Juice Beauty line! Acne and oily skin sufferers, you’re going to be eating good very, very soon!
P U R I F Y: Activated Charcoal Purifying Mask will hydrate your skin while pulling out all impurities by detoxifying, exfoliating and brightening your skin. This deeply soothing clay mask leaves your skin soft, supple, brightened, and hydrated.
P U R I F Y is a mud and clay mask hybrid that will work magic on your skin in a multitude of ways! The creamy texture and slick application feels so soothing and pleasant on the skin. We wanted a balanced product so that all skin types could benefit so we included ingredients like niacinamide, sunflower oil, and some humectants and hydrators that give the mask its moisture-rich consistency while allowing the clay and the charcoal to show their power in providing your skin with a strong detox.
It’s amazing for all skin types, especially dehydrated skin types, dry, oily, (sebum reduction), and for those looking for a youthful glow. Power packed with activated charcoal, glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, green tea extract, and bentonite clay. We know that you’re going to love having this mask in your rotation. This mask has a variety of skin benefits that can address many skin concerns like acne, dullness, dryness, and more!
Here are five key benefits of using our new activated charcoal purifying mask:
1. Purifies skin from toxins – This wonderful mask contains activated charcoal, a fine black powder created from exposing materials like wood and coconut shells to high heat. When you apply the mask to your skin, the activated charcoal is able to bind to toxins and impurities, and helps to draw impurities from your epidermis when applied. It aids in healing acne by lifting bacteria from pores and cleansing them.
You'll definitely notice more clarity and a soft glowing effect, after the activated charcoal removes all toxins, undesirables, and other debris from your skin, contributing to a clear more supple complexion! Pimples and other blemishes will also be noticeably reduced because this potent powder will assist in clearing the dirt and oil from your pores resulting in smooth buttery skin!
2. Very Hydrating – Our Activated Charcoal mask will not dry our your skin, as it contains humectants and hydrators like glycerin and hyaluronic acid that will help to attract water to your skin while the mask is on your face. This purifying mask will feel so soothing and can assist in improving the appearance of dry, parched skin. Our hyaluronic acid is botanical meaning it’s extracted from natural sources.
We wanted to include hyaluronic acid in the mask to assist in rejuvenating and hydrating the skin while the mask is left on the face! The hyaluronic acid will also help to prevent dryness and lessen the effects of excess oil reduction courtesy of the bentonite clay and charcoal.
3. Exfoliates the Skin – Our Activated Charcoal Purifying Mask will help to promote a brightened glowing appearance thanks to the glycolic acid included in the formula!
One of the strongest AHAs in the acid family, glycolic acid is a potent exfoliator. With regular use, this mask will help to slough off dead skin cells, resulting in brighter renewed skin. It also fights acne by drying up and dissolving dirt and oil, and refines pores. It can also help to reduce signs of aging, fade hyperpigmentation, and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles when applied.
We wanted to give you guys the best for exfoliation, and glycolic acid will definitely get the job done. This purifying mask has the perfect amount of glycolic acid in it to ensure that your skin will have the best assistance in its renewal process without increasing irritation. However, its potency can also cause damage and sensitivity if misused. Later on, we'll explain how to get the best results without compromising your skin barrier!
4. Brightens Skin - This mask also contains vitamin C, which can help to improve the appearance of lackluster complexions and gives skin a healthy golden glow!
After you've rinsed off the mask, you'll notice a lovely glow that will only increase with each use. Vitamin C also has exfoliating properties due to its acidity, so this mask will definitely help to promote the look of a youthful, glowing complexion!
This mask will also help to reduce the look of redness and swelling that can result from stress or irritated skin, with the assistance of niacinamide. A smooth even complexion will be yours with continued use of this miracle in a jar!
5. Detoxifies the skin - Regular use of our Activated Charcoal Purifying Mask is the perfect detoxing experience that everyone needs!
Originating from the Aztec tribe, bentonite clay goes back centuries and is used to detoxify the body. A natural, mineral packed clay made of volcanic ash; it helps bind to toxins and impurities much like activated charcoal. The minerals and bentonite clay included in our Activated Charcoal mask can help to absorb free radicals and reduce signs of aging with continued use. It also helps to renew the skin with gentle exfoliation. This mask will absorb excess dirt and oil, two causes of acne breakouts, which makes it wonderful for those with oily and acne prone skin. Combination skin will also benefit as well from regular use of this purifying mask.
Bentonite clay's tightening and purifying properties will also promote healthy refined pores and lessen the appearance of blemishes and swelling. When you apply the mask, you'll eventually feel a tightening effect as it dries. That's the bentonite clay hard at work absorbing the many environmental stressors, oils, dirt, and other icky things accumulated on your skin throughout the day!
It's also partly responsible for the cool slate like color in the mask that we love so much!
Another potent detoxifier that we've included in this mask is green tea extract. It's anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and calms irritation so when you apply our mask, you'll notice a reduction in bacteria and other impurities that can deteriorate the skin's appearance. Our mask can reduce signs of aging by dispelling environmental stressors that can be toxic to the skin and hasten the aging process. Green tea extract also helps to reduce signs of puffiness and revive the skin’s appearance. You'll definitely notice a difference after a few session of using this mask!
Green Tea Leaf Extract is a heavy hitter when it comes to irritated, inflamed skin. We recently posted a blog, "The Tea On Green Tea" that offers more info on this anti-aging ingredient and how it can help all skin types! The green tea extract contained in this purifying mask will help to soothe and calm your skin while the gunk that has settled in is cleared from your visage. The mask will also help to counteract redness and provides soothing relief to troubled skin.
We know one of the specialties this mask has is clearing excess oil production, but too little oil on the skin can be detrimental to ones skin. Balance is always in order, and green tea extract is the perfect candidate to help keep this balance in order! It's also included in our Green Tea + Honey Facial Cleanser and Green Tea + Hyaluronic Facial Toner!
How To Use:
We suggest that you work your way up to using our Activated Charcoal Purifying Mask twice a week instead of using it that often right out of the box. If you’re sensitive, once a week is perfectly fine for you.
We also recommend that you avoid using other exfoliators if you’re going to be applying this product. This will be all the exfoliation you’ll need, trust us!
1. Cleanse the skin with a gentle cleanser. Our new Green Tea + Honey Facial Cleanser is the perfect balancing cleanser to start off a good mask session with! It will help to cleanse and prime your skin, while removing excess dirt and oil.
2. Each mask comes with a stick applicator to help with applying the mask all over the face! After cleansing your skin, make sure to dry off the excess water and then use the stick applicator to apply a moderate layer over your whole face.
This mask is smooth and creamy straight out of the container and spreads very easily across the face. It has no harsh smells whatsoever, only the light scent of healing ingredients! When you place the stick inside the jar, you'll be in awe at the buttery consistency of this purifying mask. Take care to avoid the eye and mouth area, as you could cause irritation in those thin and sensitive areas.
3. Leave the mask on for at least 15 to 20 minutes to allow the luscious ingredients to work their magic! The mask will dry over time and the bentonite clay it contains will cause it to tighten to form a cast over your face. It won't be unpleasant at all. Just allow the rich mineral infused clay to draw out all of the negative debris, stress, and impurities that have latched themselves to your precious skin.
When you are ready to remove the mask, you can rinse it off under lukewarm or cool water. You can also use our Glow Fibre to wipe off the mask as well! Just wet it first and then squeeze out the excess water before doing so! Afterwards, you can proceed with the rest of your routine! If you’re feeling a little dry afterwards, using our Green Tea + Hyaluronic Acid Facial Toner will help to add hydration back into your skin after using the detoxifying mask.
We are so confident that this mask will be a game changer for your routine!
This mask is a purifying and anti-aging product all in one! It's a powerful multi-tasker that has a host of benefits for your skin and can be a heavy hitter when you need a bit of extra oomph!
We made it the perfect combination of renewing and soothing products so that everyone could be able to experience the purifying goodness of activated charcoal! Our Activated Charcoal Purifying Mask is live on the site right now, so make sure to snag yours before it sells out!