Michael Holloway BSc, MSc.
Our Apricot Activated Charcoal Soap bar is one of our most popular. But why is activated charcoal so good for the skin? Activated charcoal is commonly administered to people who have been poisoned or have overdosed. The fine powder is often added to water or another solute to purge the gastrointestinal tract as an alternative to pumping out the stomach.
Activated charcoal behaves like a sponge, toxin particles bind to the surface of the activated charcoal which results in absorption inhibition. The effect is best observed with poisons and impurities that contain organic particles, like the ones that find their way into the skin of the face and body. This is why Activated Charcoal is so good for your weekly or daily detox. When bound with an organic vegetable based soap it absorbs the toxins that can accumulate on and in the skin, drawing it out and improving your complexion without using harsh syndet soap bases.
NOTE : Poison Control recommends that people DO NOT try to use activated charcoal at home to treat a potential overdose or toxin ingestion. In case of ingestion always seek medical advice from a health professional by calling the NHS.