Activated charcoal is carbon soot that’s been treated to give it a sponge-like structure, with lots of holes. It has been used for centuries for purification and detoxification.
It’s estimated that 1 gram of activated charcoal has a surface area of 3000 square meters. This gigantic surface area is particularly handy for soaking up substances. It is proven to absorb thousands of times its own mass in harmful substances, which makes it a popular ingredient in facial masks.Activated charcoal is thought to bind with excess sebum, bacteria, and toxins on the skin that can exacerbate acne and breakouts.
It has long been used to prevent cavities and gum disease, ward off bad breath, and whiten teeth. It can be used to treat bug bites and stings, rashes, and skin irritation. It unclogs pores and balances the skin, and it has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties.
Activated charcoal used in Soaphoria products is sourced with respect to the environment and sustainable development.