7 Of Nneya Richards Charcoal Beauty Tips
In a world where a reigning pop diva is also qualified to start a vegan meal delivery service, it’s no surprise there’s a new diet or beauty craze about every week. And for those of you that couldn’t afford the diamond facials, the beauty industry now has the next best, pre-pressurized thing. Charcoal. Active charcoal (oxygenated), has actually been known for it’s ability to remove toxins in our body — ask any college kid who has gotten their stomach pumped! I bit the bullet upon returning to New York this winter and decided to try a new charcoal face cleanser. Winter in New York is no joke and my usual moisturizing regimen was doing little to prevent skin so dry it hurt. Now my friends, I’m hooked on charcoal. Finally, my skin feels nourished and I’ve even taken to thoughtful, face touching poses in pictures, just to feel by baby’s bum cheeks. Here are some of my activated charcoal based product picks so you can get like me!
Remember when the Real Husbands & Sons of New Jersey had that black water idea that no one was buying? Well here’s a better and more marketable one from LA-based chain, Juice Served Here. Touted as a liver detoxifier, hangover helper and “elimination assister” — (is that a polite way of saying laxative?) — is actually pretty delicious. Although some people also say charcoal is a teeth whitener, I haven’t heard that from a dentist, so I would advise drinking with a straw.
Speaking of teeth whiteners, there are Charcoal toothbrushes too! School House Electric & Supply Co. offers toothbrushes with charcoal infused bristles that are said to deodorize, remove plaque, fight bad breath and prevent bacteria from growing on your brush as you leave it out. I’m not sure if I’m buying it, but they do look an awful lot chicer than your average Colgate brush in that overnight bag! 😉
Denmark based brand Sort of Coal offers a Charcoal based Kuro Shampoo, that like all their products, has that awe-inspiring Scandinavian minimalism thing going on. If you’re prone to oily hair, this deep cleansing shampoo will do the trick.
I’m a sucker for a luffa and this Boscia sponge promises to massage away impurities with charcoals while exfoliating.
The whole point of the coal craze is the magnetizing effect, right? So why not use black coal based pore strips? Boscia also has you covered.
Perfect for selfies, this Michael Todd face mask is fortified with antioxidant green tea, vitamins and black willow tree extract.
I was so happy to hear that one of my favorite drug store brands, Yes To Carrots also jumped on the charcoal bandwagon with this Charcoal bar soap. At such an affordable price, you can definitely afford to luxuriate in it!