The Many Magnetic Charms of Activated Charcoal

We’re fortunate indeed to be living in halcyon days of what great makeup can achieve: Whether it’s mimicking flawless bone structure with clever contouring shades and sponges, creating a long-lasting lash fringe with extensions or even tattooing perfect eyebrows where only wispy, patchy brows existed before, if you’ve got a beauty challenge, chances are there’s a product solution that can handily solve it.

So don’t let enlarged or uneven pores get in the way of putting your best face forward every day, and if you really want to keep blackheads and other debris at bay, consider using activated charcoal to literally draw the bad stuff out of your skin and keep your face looking dewy fresh.

Here are just a few new products using activated charcoal to really magnify the cleansing and polishing process.

From Garden to Gorgeous

The San Francisco-based skincare line Yes To is famous for having high standards when it comes to using natural, sustainable ingredients with positive results across all product collections.

The Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask is no exception, with charcoal ingredients used to draw out impurities, tomato extract to add antioxidants and salicylic acid to deep clean pores against future breakouts. Your skin will not only feel soft and clean, but with 97 percent natural ingredients and an absence of harsh chemicals, there also won’t be any lingering redness or irritation after using this cleanser.

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Here’s Mud in Yer Pores

Sometimes one has to go far afield to find just the right skincare potion, and Peter Thomas Roth was lucky enough to discover some magical mud in a bog near his wife’s family place in Ireland. The results are contained within his Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask, which has an unusually high concentration of purifying biominerals, trace elements, vitamins, amino acids and fatty acids.

This mask also benefits from activated charcoal, which acts as a magnet on toxins lodged deep within your skin, as well as key elements such as Hijiki seaweed, which is packed with high levels of great skin boosters including vitamins B1, B2 and C.

Don’t be afraid to get your face dirty-then-clean with this muddy miracle; it washes away quicker than you can say, “Sláinte!” And nary will a stray smudge be left behind, only the luminous skin of a fair Irish lass (or laddie) to show your glowing good fortune.

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Get His Game Face Glowing

L’Oréal has never shied away from employing constant innovation to reach new consumers, and this one’s for the guys who really want to improve their skin without a lot of froufrou fuss.

The L’Oréal Men Expert line of products has a three-prong approach to men’s facial care. Whether you’re trying to slow down the aging process, fight problem skin or just increase one’s Right Swipes and Super Likes on Tinder, there’s a skincare product to fit your needs.

From the Hydra Energetic line of L’Oréal Men Expert products comes the Magnetic Charcoal Cleanser, which is a luxurious foam mousse fortified with black charcoal as a “purifying agent to address problems caused by daily city grime.”

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