Coal for Christmas was the stuff of nightmares when we were nippers... Now, however, it’s a veeeeery different situation!

Far from a punishment for bad behaviour, charcoal (in the form of nourishing and natural beauty treatments) is, in fact, the gift that keeps on giving. 

A nutrient-rich remedy to rid the body and skin of the myriad toxins that urban living inevitably brings about, activated charcoal (otherwise known as activated carbon) is a detoxifying and healing hero addition to your beauty regime ­– beneficial for both the inside and the out. 

Fortified with bamboo charcoal, willow herb and rooibos tea, Sukin’s Oil Balancing + Charcoal Anti-Pollution Facial Masque boasts the ability to bind to dirt in the pores (Yum! Yum!), making it a purifying treat to any battle-tired complexion and stepping forward as an essential deep treatment that paves the way for more nourishing ingredients. Meanwhile, for a daily cleanse to wash away the day, the brand’s Oil Balancing + Charcoal Balancing Gel Cleanser – packed with bamboo charcoal once again, plus additions of moringa and coconut extract – rebalances and protects against environment aggressors.

Turning our attention inwards, we’re supplementing our souls (and bodies) with the KIKI Health Activated Charcoal Vegicaps for their ability to assist in kidney health and the detoxification process. Are you smiling yet? There’s a hack for that, too! A natural, low-abrasion tooth whitener that's loaded with activated charcoal – extracted from bamboo in its purest form – Mr Blanc’s Teeth Whitening Polish makes the cut as our cult favourite grin-maker, promising to lift tough seasonal stains of coffee and red wine when used alongside your regular toothpaste.

You must have been good this year; because you’re getting charcoal for Christmas!

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