The Ancient Egyptians are thought to be the first civilisation to realise the potential of charcoal, using it in their embalming of the dead and for medicinal purposes such as when treating wounds.
Renowned for its natural ability to cling to dirt and other impurities, activated charcoal can also lift away oils and pollutants from the skin's surface. It polishes the surface of teeth, fights discolouration and can remove staining, making it a natural teeth whitener.
More than just a cosmetic powerhouse ingredient, activated charcoal can be effective at treating body odour and oily blemished skin, pulling out unwanted excess oils.
Activated charcoal can also pull out toxins and purify your hair, and treats dry scalp.