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The power of charcoal

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Charcoal is famously known as a detoxifying superfood, and skin care ingredient, because of its absorption qualities. This means that when you apply it to your skin, the charcoal attracts any excess oil, dirt, and impurities on your skin, leaving your skin feeling cleansed and purified when you wash the charcoal away. 

The Body Shop’s pick of products for clarified and refined-looking skin. Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Clay Wash, Himalayan Charcoal Skin Clarifying Night Peel, and Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask

The Body Shop’s Himalayan Charcoal line is made from bamboo which is the fastest-growing woody plant in the world, making it an environmentally-friendly resource.

But what does charcoal do to your skin?

Re-texturizing. With regular use it works by gently exfoliating the top outer skin, leaving the skin feeling smoother and softer.

Clarifying. Helps to refine pores over time, leaving the complexion looking clarified and improving the skin’s luminosity.

Organic Acids. Derived from hibiscus flowers and famous for their skin-exfoliating powers, these acids lead to a smoother-looking skin surface and a brighter-looking complexion.

It is sourced from charcoal powder from the Himalayan foothills of India, known to have purifying properties, brilliant for oily skin.  It also has hibiscus flower extract that contains organic acids, known to have exfoliating properties. Salicylic acid is known to penetrate into the pores of the skin helps remove dead skin that has built up on the surface and alpine willow herb is known to help soothe the skin and control sebum production.

The Body Shop’s Himalayan Charcoal Line is available at The Body Shop stores and on its online store

The Body Shop was founded in 1976 by Dame Anita Roddick in Little Hampton, England. The beauty brand pioneered corporate activism and was built on a philosophy that business can be a force for good. 


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