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BENEFITS OF CHARCOAL | The Body Shop®

BENEFITS OF CHARCOAL

CHARCOAL IS THE BEAUTY TREND OF THE MOMENT

But what makes this wonder ingredient so great for your skin?
And how does buying our Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask and new Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Facial Soap help protect red pandas in the Himalayas?

WHAT IS CHARCOAL?

Charcoal has been used for its purifying properties for centuries. It’s a micro-porous material that can help to draw out impurities. Our charcoal comes from bamboo plants that have been blasted in an oven at temperatures over 1,000°C!

HOW & WHERE IS OUR CHARCOAL SOURCED?

Our bamboo charcoal is farm-grown in the Himalayas. The bamboo is hand-harvested after four years, by which point it has grown an incredible amount. Bamboo is the fastest growing woody plant in the world, making it a very environmentally friendly resource.

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING CHARCOAL?

Many Asian civilizations, including India, Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan, have been using charcoal for centuries. The Japanese traditionally use charcoal for dietary detoxing, believing charcoal to absorb waste materials from the digestive system. It’s also commonly used as an air, water or oil purifier. In beauty, charcoal has been undergoing a strong buzz thanks to its purifying properties. You’ll often find it in toothpastes and deep-cleansing skincare for oily skin.

OUR HIMALYAN CHARCOAL PURIFYING GLOW MASK

Our Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask is enriched with farm-grown bamboo charcoal. The addictive homemade-style texture also contains crushed up green tea leaves and Community Trade tea tree oil. This bestselling mask helps to exfoliate and deeply purify your skin, drawing out impurities and reducing excess oil to leave an instant healthy-looking glow.

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Best face mask so far!
10 December 2017

“Recently purchased this facemask after hearing amazing reviews on it. Since I'm prone to breakouts it has really helped unclog my pores. You can feel it making a difference to the face. I highly recommend it, my skin afterwards felt so soft and cleansed. I definitely recommend you get the brush applicator as it is so much easier to apply.” bodyshoploverrb Customer review from thebodyshop.com

INTRODUCING OUR NEW HIMALAYAN CHARCOAL PURIFYING FACIAL SOAP

Our new Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Facial Soap is infused with bamboo charcoal from the Himalayan foothills and Community Trade organic tea tree oil from Kenya. This refreshing soap effectively cleanses skin to remove impurities.

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RE-WILD THE WORLD EVERY TIME YOU BUY OUR HIMALAYAN CHARCOAL PURIFYING GLOW MASK & HIMALAYAN CHARCOAL PURIFYING FACIAL SOAP

When you purchase our Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask or Facial Soap, you’re helping save endangered red pandas in the Himalayas. We’re helping Red Panda Network of Nepal plant more red panda food – including their favourite, bamboo! – and regenerating the forest by building a natural wildlife corridor called a ‘Bio-Bridge’. Pretty amazing, right?

5 TIPS TO PURIFY YOUR SKIN

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    1. DRINK PLENTY OF GOOD-QUALITY WATER

    We recommend adding fresh lemon and ginger to boiling water for a tasty drink that’s infused with nature’s best-loved cleansers. Drink more than 2L of water a day to flush those toxins out and keep your body and skin hydrated.

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    2. DRINK PROBIOTIC YOGURT

    Probiotics are amazing for purifying your skin from the inside out as the live bacteria helps to keep your gut healthy. Irritated, problematic skin is often linked with an unhappy gut.

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    3. CHOOSE NATURALLY INSPIRED COSMETICS

    Always opt for gentle, non-comedogenic cosmetics that won’t clog your pores. Our skincare and make-up collections are specially formulated by extracting the very best from our naturally derived ingredients.

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    4. STEAM YOUR SKIN

    Steaming your skin is a great way to effectively purify your pores. Simply fill up a bowl of hot water (be careful!) and place you face over a steam with a towel over your head – try this before exfoliating for super-effective deep cleansing.

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    5. EXFOLIATE WITH A FACE MASK OR PEEL

    It’s really important to remove pollutants, excess oil, make-up and impurities from your skin, especially if you live in a big city. We recommend using our Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask twice a week, alternating with the Drops of Youth™ Youth Liquid Peel.