What Is Activated Charcoal and Is It Actually Good For You?

You may have noticed a range of new beauty and wellness products lately featuring activated charcoal, from face masks, tooth paste, vitamins and even coffee! So what exactly is it, and should it be used daily in our various health and beauty products?

Essentially, activated charcoal is a porous substance which has been said to absorb toxins and remove them from your system. While this has been reported to be useful for medical purposes, for example in cases of drug poisoning, there is little evidence to prove that charcoal is effective for beautifying purposes like whitening teeth, or clearing acne and blocked pores!

That being said, it is a great natural product that may assist in removing some toxins and isn't likely to cause any negative reactions, so why not give it a go!