Activated charcoal has been popular for some time, especially among beauty enthusiasts who like it all natural. The toxin-absorbing properties of activated charcoal are widely used in medical and cosmetic applications.
Activated charcoal is produced by superheating natural carbon sources such as bamboo, coconut or wood.
In this article we will show you the different uses of activated carbon:
Activated charcoal powder vs. toothpaste
In recent years, the subject of toothpaste has been stirred up anew and there have even been heated discussions regarding the often purely chemical ingredients of conventional toothpastes, as they are available in all drugstores and supermarkets. White, grainy, foaming toothpastes that made big promises were suddenly frowned upon, especially since some of their ingredients were even classified as harmful to our health! As a result, the demand for more natural alternatives increased. In addition to organic toothpastes and tooth powders can now be found on the shelves. The most exciting tooth powders are probably those with activated charcoal, which provide a dramatic "black out effect" in the mouth when brushing. Once you get over the initial shock in the bathroom mirror, an activated charcoal powder is very pleasant and leaves you feeling fresh and clean.
Dozens of teeth whitening products contain activated charcoal.
Many oral health products that contain activated charcoal promise various benefits, such as:
But how do you actually use these new tooth powders?
Tooth powders are generally sold in tins or jars. For hygienic reasons, one should not put the toothbrush head inside the powder, but sprinkle a small amount by means of a teaspoon on the moistened toothbrush. Afterwards, you can brush your teeth as usual. The natural ingredients of the tooth powder gently remove plaque and the activated charcoal also has an antibacterial effect on your oral flora. Whether classic or with a fresh mint addition, the charcoal powder is a great choice for those who prefer a more natural approach to oral hygiene.
Researchers have reported that activated charcoal can help draw microparticles such as dirt, dust, chemicals, toxins and bacteria to the surface of the skin, making them easier to remove.
Activated charcoal masks, peel-off masks that advertise activated charcoal for clear skin, abound. Beneva Black Mask offers you a great way to get rid of your blackheads with its sophisticated formula
Activated charcoal binds the toxins as well as the sebum, or blackheads. When liquid, the mask soaks deep into your pores, then hardens and pulls out the blackheads with the binding effect of the activated charcoal!
Activated carbon has long been used as a natural water filter. Just like in the intestines and stomach, activated charcoal can interact with and absorb toxins, medications, viruses, bacteria, fungi and chemicals in our drinking water.
Dozens of water filtration products are also designed for home use and utilize activated charcoal cartridges to rid water of toxins and light contaminants.
The black powder can reduce the absorption of toxins in the stomach by binding them. Since the body is unable to absorb activated charcoal, toxins can be eliminated naturally through bowel movements.
Given its use as a gastrointestinal absorbent in cases of overdose and poisoning, it stands to reason that some people suggest activated charcoal as a natural remedy for diarrhea.
Medicated charcoal firms the stool and aids in the rapid elimination of pathogens. However, if the symptoms are severe or long-lasting, you should definitely consult a doctor.
By removing cornification and smoothing the skin, it stimulates skin circulation. Pores will shrink due to the removal of impurities and this leads to a refined skin appearance. Activated charcoal also has a detoxifying effect!
The activated charcoal in our Beneva Black Peeling is derived from bamboo and is first charred and then activated through a special process - this is how the superpowers of charcoal are created. Since it is quite coarse-grained, it should only be used once a week and best mixed with some moisturizer for sensitive skin.