In the beauty world, skin care is one area where ingredient innovations are constantly changing and constantly sought after. Sometimes it can be hard to keep up with every trend out there. I often find myself wondering if they really work. I don’t put just anything on my skin and I advise you not to either. Always do your research and keep in mind that everyone’s skin is different. What works for your friend might send you into a breakout if you don’t do your homework and get familiar with your skin type. That being said, among the ever changing and evolving skin care products and ingredients is Bamboo Charcoal. This is an ingredient combo that all skin types can enjoy. Bamboo Charcoal has been making beauty headlines for the past month, and I’m here to tell you why!
What is it?
To fully understand why bamboo charcoal is becoming a huge beauty craze with skin care we must first understand the two ingredients individually. Bamboo extract helps prevent wrinkles and keep skin firm. This is because bamboo is a natural source of silica, which produces collagen. Collagen is what is in the connective tissue that provides skin with elasticity! You can find silica in most Skin, Hair, and Nail pills as well. Bamboo sap works deep in the skins layers to help attract and retain moisture. Activated charcoal is a natural detoxify-er. When applied to the skin it will draw bacteria, poison, chemicals, dirt and more from clogged pores. When washed away your skin will be left seriously CLEAN. The best part is that bamboo charcoal isn’t harmful or to harsh on the skin, like a toner or exfoliate can be when used in excess.
Why does it work?
Every skin type needs a detox. The air around us is filled with bacteria, poisons, chemicals, and dirt. As well as, our hands, our phones, our pillowcases, etc. that come in contact with our face on a daily basis. Dirt, chemicals, etc. are not skin type specific! Which is why we all can benefit from a charcoal detox. Bamboo on the other hand does nothing but regenerate and renew the skin. Newsflash: everyone’s skin is susceptible to aging! We all can use bamboo as a preventative measure or a restorative measure. When you combine the bamboo and charcoal together you end up with a seriously kick-butt combo.
Where can I find it?
While you can find many skin care products that include bamboo and many that include charcoal, it is slightly more difficult to find the combo of the two. I have included the best products available that include both as well as where you can purchase them. Check it out!
This mask is on the pricier side but you get 3.4oz. which should last you a little while! “The mousse cleanses, tones, balances, and revitalizes skin, calming inflammation, drawing out impurities, evening skin tone, speeding cell turnover, and restoring balance overall.” -LILFOX
This mask just released today! It is also on the pricier side but will last a little while too. Although this container is smaller it is also cheaper than the other mask. “This bamboo charcoal mask absorbs toxins and impurities while reintroducing oxygen to your skin with a foaming, tingling sensation. The gentle exfoliating properties remove dead skin cells.” -Younique
This beauty rings in at a whopping $12. That is the best priced bamboo charcoal skin care product on the market right now. This bar of soap is 4 oz so you will definitely get your moneys worth. “Bamboo Charcoal is gentle yet effective, and works especially well to clean and care for oily, combination, and blemish-prone skin types.” -Herbivore
This is the priciest but the biggest at 8.45 oz. “This intense treatment masque effectively purifies and tightens pores, extinguishes inflammations, fights and heals blemishes, jump-starts circulation in the epidermis and detoxifies skin with delightful ease and power.” -Ecodiva
Whether you choose a purifying mask, detoxifying mask, bar of soap or a combination you won’t be disappointed with the results of your skin. Take the plunge and tell me what you think!