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?
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!
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.
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.