For those diamonds in the rough who need a quick buff up to revive their skin, you may be shocked to believe that charcoal is just the ingredient you need to revitalise your complexion!
To celebrate the arrival of the new ‘Danielle Creations’ black charcoal skincare range, we thought we’d share with you just what your money gets and what benefits are waiting to be discovered.
To the surprise of most, charcoal powder is actually one of the cleanest and most detoxifying means of cleansing the skin. Charcoal powder, or ‘activated’ charcoal powder is merely carbon that has been treated to increase its permeability; the treatment process involves pulverizing and steaming, giving it a wider surface area and thereby enabling it to absorb a higher volume of bacteria, toxins, and micro-particles.
This extraordinary power of absorption of dirt and oils from the epidermis happens without being absorbed into the skin itself, and can be simply washed away upon rinsing, with almost magnetic qualities. This makes it a brilliant preventer against acne as it prevents toxin build up in the pores which can cause break outs.
The powdery texture of activated charcoal powder makes it a convenient exfoliator to compliment its cleansing abilities. Slightly abrasive, which smooths to a softer paste as it is wettened, it gently dislodges dead skin cells and impurities on the face to reveal fresh, polished skin which is glowing and stimulates the process of cell regeneration for an all-round fresher complexion. The gradual smoothing as the powder gets wet also provides some moisturising qualities so the skin isn’t left feeling dry and bare.
The Black Charcoal Collection from Danielle Creations harnesses the purifying and detoxifying power of charcoal to rid skin of impurities and dead skin cells, unclog pores and gently exfoliate for a deep cleansing experience. The collection utilises activated bamboo charcoal, an ingredient which has been used since the Ming Dynasty over 800 years ago. Bamboo charcoal is harvested from bamboo plants grown in excess of 5 years and is one of the most environmentally friendly sourced ingredients in skin care.
The new Black Charcoal range has a variety of products for you to try that offer all the best qualities the ingredient can provide. Here’s a snippet of info on each product, and what they can do for you.
The Bamboo Charcoal Face Sheet Mask helps to absorb excess sebum, remove skin impurities and minimise pores. It has the ability to draw out dirt in the pores without it being absorbed itself, which gives a cleaner surface for more effective absorption of all the mask’s beneficial ingredients.
The ‘O2 Bubble Sheet Mask’ utilises the most new and innovative technology in recent skin care to provide the most advanced results. The mask comes as a sheet, which (when it comes in to contact with the skin) starts to form micro-bubbles within seconds for the most efficient way to dislodge dirt, impurities and excess oil. The bubbles lift the impurities out of the skin, creating a clean epidermis to effectively absorb the mask’s beneficial essence.
The ‘Peel Off Gel Mask’ draws out impurities in the skin, unclogs pores and rids the skin of dead cells. This creates a much brighter and smoother complexion, as well as healthier and cleaner skin which will subsequently reduce the appearance and build-up of blackheads and spots.
The face’s T-zone area has a large concentration of oil glands that produce excess sebum which subsequently leads to clogged pores and blackheads. The ‘Blackhead Clearing Mask’ unclogs the pores and removes blackheads and other impurities for visibly clearer skin. The mask takes advantage of the magnetic power of activated charcoal in drawing out such impurities which allows the skin to breath and the addition of witch hazel extract helps to minimize the appearance of large pores for a smoother complexion.
The ‘Hydrogel Under Eye Mask’ contains 6 pairs of patches made from a hydrogel based formulation with collagen to help moisturise, firm, soothe and brighten the under eye area. Activated charcoal is detoxifying, which helps to reduce puffiness and smooth out eyes, and can also help to tighten the skin, minimising wrinkles.
The nose has the largest concentration of sebaceous glands on the face, meaning it is by far the oiliest. This can result in excess sebum being produced, hence why the nose is the most common place for blackhead build up. These charcoal nose strips use the magnetic power of charcoal to draw out impurities and clear clogged pores allowing the skin to breathe and feel clean and refreshed. The strips are also infused with witch hazel extract to soothe and shrink the pores for smoother skin.