Beautycounter Charcoals

Jody Hollis

/ Beautycounter



If the idea of cleansing your face with charcoal sounds a little counterintuitive, we’re here to clear up (pun intended) any doubts. Our Charcoal Cleansing Bar works to clarify and detoxify your skin without dehydrating it. Read on for five reasons this charcoal soap is the essential you never knew you needed… until now.

1. Safety First

Soaps are often made with surfactants, which are ingredients that help lather, foam, or cleanse; and some of them are harsh, overly drying, and can disrupt the pH balance of your skin. Many conventional brands use harmful ingredients like parabens and fragrances that can act as hormone disruptors. That’s why we prohibit more than 1,500 questionable or harmful ingredients from our products, and use surfactants that are milder and gentler to your skin. We’ve chosen charcoal, witch hazel, and organic green tea extract as safer choices to formulate our Charcoal Cleansing Bar.

2. It’s Trendy for a Reason

Charcoal has gained a lot of attention lately as a buzzy ingredient in skin care. Our bar is made with a special type of activated charcoal powder called Binchotan that comes from Japanese Ubame oak. Created through a rapid heating and cooling process, it has increased adhesion properties and thoroughly cleanses by acting like a magnet to draw out impurities.

3. Deeply Cleansing Doesn’t Mean Super Drying

The fear with any deeply cleansing and detoxifying product is that it can leave your skin parched. Although charcoal and witch hazel help absorb excess oil, our formula helps maintain moisture thanks to hydrating organic coconut and sunflower seed oils.

4. It Reduces the Appearance of Pores

Antioxidant-rich green tea extract and witch hazel work to refine pores and balance skin, so it’s perfect for those with combination skin. These ingredients help give you a clearer, healthier-looking complexion, and who doesn’t want that?

5. It’s Perfect for All Skin Types

Our formula works well on all skin types. We even have a following of men and teens who can’t live without it. Plus, it’s gentle enough to use daily on both your face and body!

No. 3 Balancing Facial Mask

This nutrient-rich kaolin clay mask purifies and balances, absorbing excess oil and drawing out impurities. Activated charcoal minimizes the appearance of pores, giving skin a smooth, refined appearance while salicylic acid stimulates exfoliation. Perfect for all skin types and those concerned with congestion and oily skin.

*Made with the same formula you love, No. 3 Balancing Facial Mask replaces best-selling Purifying Charcoal Mask and features new packaging design.

Consumer Panel Test Results
In an independent consumer study, after two weeks of use*:
97% said mask refined and smoothed skin.
94% said mask absorbed excess oil.
87% said mask detoxified pores and purified skin.
87% said mask helped clarify complexion.
84% said mask made skin look clearer and more even-toned.