By now you’ve probably heard a thing or two about the benefits of activated charcoal. If your Pinterest browsing consumes a good portion of your day like most of us, you’ve seen some pretty scary looking pictures of teeth whitening with a charcoal paste and enough DIY charcoal face masks promising to banish blackheads for a lifetime. Slathering a dark paste of soot all over your face may not seem like the most glamorous thing, but for the sake of beauty women have proven time and time again we’re willing to try some pretty weird stuff (Kim Kardashian’s blood facial or the O.C. Housewives’ fish pedicure, anyone?). The benefits of activated charcoal are quite impressive when you really research it, but if you’re not interested in the science behind it all and just want to reap the benefits from this powerhouse ingredient, check out the list Total Beauty rounded up as the best charcoal based products out there. More power to those willing to try a “simple” DIY mask consisting of 8+ ingredients sold only at vitamin shops, but I’ll opt for picking up one of these Beauty Editor approved options.
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