WHAT IS CHARCOAL?
Charcoal has been used for its purifying properties for centuries. It’s a micro-porous material, which means it’s also super-absorbent and can help to draw out impurities. Our charcoal comes from highly sustainable bamboo plants that have been blasted in an oven at temperatures over 1000°C!
HOW & WHERE IS OUR CHARCOAL SOURCED?
Our bamboo charcoal comes from the Himalayan foothills. We work with an institute of biotechnology research to expertly farm charcoal in a way that optimises the local sustainable resources. The bamboo is sustainably harvested after four years, by which point it has grown an incredible amount. Bamboo is the fastest growing woody plant in the world, making it a very sustainable and environmentally friendly resource.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING CHARCOAL?
Many Asian civilizations, including India, Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan, have been using charcoal for centuries. The Japanese traditionally use charcoal for dietary detoxing, believing charcoal to absorb waste materials from the digestive system. It’s also commonly used as an air, water or oil purifier. In beauty, charcoal has been undergoing a strong buzz thanks to its purifying properties. You’ll often find it in toothpastes and deep-cleansing skincare for oily skin.
DRINK PLENTY OF GOOD-QUALITY WATER
We recommend adding fresh lemon and ginger to boiling water for a tasty drink that's infused with nature's best-loved cleansers. Drink more than 2L of water a day to flush these toxins out and keep your body and skin hydrated
DRINK PROBIOTIC WATER
Probiotics are amazing for purifying your skin from the inside out as the live bacteria helps to keep your gut healthy. Irritated problematic skin is often linked with an unhappy gut.
CHOOSE NATURALLY INSPIRED COSMETICS
Always opt for gentle, non-comedogenic cosmetics that won't clog your pores. Our skincare and makeup collection are specially formulated by extracting the very best from our naturally derived ingredients.
STEAM YOUR SKIN
Steaming your skin is a great way to effectively purify your pore. simply fill up a bowl of hot water (be careful!) and place your face over the steam with a towel over your head - try this before exfoliating for super-effective deep cleansing.
EXFOLIATE WITH A FACE MASK OR PEEL
It's really important to remove pollutants, excess oil, make-up and impurities from your skin, especially if you live in a big city. We recommend using our Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask twice a week, alternating with the Drops of Youth Liquid Peel.