Activated charcoal boasts a range of health and beauty benefits, from whitening teeth to reducing bloating and lowering cholesterol. When applied or ingested, activated charcoal works to trap toxins and damaging chemicals in its millions of tiny pores and prevents them from reabsorbing into your teeth, skin, etc. With its seemingly endless benefits, it’s no wonder so many people are raving about this health and beauty trend. Whether you’re an expert activated charcoal user or just now jumping on the bandwagon, we’ve found some of the best activated charcoal products on the market for all of your detoxifying needs!

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This daily superfoliant works to protect your skin and rid it of environmental pollutants that cause premature wrinkles and dull the appearance of skin. With active ingredients like binchotan charcoal and red algae, this deep exfoliant promises a renewed complexion to take on those long, hot summer days.  I have personally been using this product for about six months now and I am obsessed!  Bonus is that it is super easy to travel with since it is a powder consistency.

This Glam Glow deep cleansing mask is perfect for clogged pores or oily skin that invariably come with summertime complexions. The natural benefits of activated charcoal coupled with healing ingredients like salicylic and glycolic acid make this the ultimate purifying mask for even the peskiest of black heads and other impurities.

This might be the perfect toothpaste: free of harmful ingredients like SLS or DEA and noticeably whitens and brightens your smile, all while leaving you with a naturally minty aftertaste despite its liquorish look and color.  Don’t be alarmed by the color, this toothpaste has whitened both my own and my husbands teeth significantly since making the switch!  Cancel your in office whitening treatments, this simple switch can do the trick!

These powerful little capsules bind up all of the toxins in your digestive system that cause bloating and gas (TMI, sorry) and move them right along, leaving you feeling light and refreshed.

This super face mask actively works to remove dirt and oil trapped in your pores from those long days spent outside in the pollutant filled heat that comes with city summers. The purifying ingredients in this mask will shrink your pores and leave your skin feeling bright and revitalized.

This deep-cleaning bar soap is like a full-body exfoliation that detoxifies the skin and leaves it feeling smooth and polished. Other benefits include reducing the appearance of cellulite as well as moisturizing with coconut oil and other natural extracts. It’s formula is designed to moisturize, exfoliate, gently cleanse, and nourish the skin, thanks to a slew of active ingredients. That includes bladderwrack seaweed which brims with more than 65 vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Other active ingredients include antioxidant-rich Arabica coffee, ultra-hydrating coconut oil; cinnamon bark; charcoal; and Hawaiian kukui oils.

Photographed by Kate Robinson

Product Details: bar soap: Detox Cellulite Bar Soap | face mask: Glam Glow | pore clearing face mask: Origins | toothpaste: inVitamin Charcoal Toothpaste | charcoal capsules: Nature’s Way | daily superfoliant: Demalogica

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