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.
HIMALAYAN CHARCOAL PURIFYING GLOW MASK
Our Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask is enriched with farm-grown bamboo charcoal. The homemade-style texture also contains crushed up green tea leaves and Community Trade tea tree oil. This bestselling mask helps to exfoliate and deeply purify your skin, drawing out impurities and reducing excess oil to leave an instant healthy-looking glow.
INTRODUCING OUR NEW HIMALAYAN CHARCOAL PURIFYING FACIAL SOAP
Our new Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Facial Soap is infused with bamboo charcoal from the Himalayan foothills and Community Trade organic tea tree oil from Kenya. This refreshing soap effectively cleanses skin to remove impurities.
I have been putting The Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Facial Soap and the Himalayan Purifying Glow Face Mask to the test and it makes my skin feels fresh, soft and my complexion noticeably brighter.
Love this mask! It smells so natural and it dried in less than 10 minutes. My skin felt so clean, soft, healthy and exfoliated after. I also had a really nice glow. I love that it is not tested on animals and easy to apply.
I love the smell of Facial Soap and how it doesn’t irritate my skin at all. After rinsing my face, this soap removed all excess makeup and oils. My face feels so clean, it’s like a facial every time!
For a healthy skincare obsessed girl like me, it’s safe to say that this Face Mask is the real deal. It felt like a giant, powerful nose strip - but instead of ripping my delicate skin off, it gently exfoliated all the impurities away!
I only started using the Face Mask for two days this week and I’ve never seen my skin look so vibrant. My pores on my nose are physically clean and my skin feels lifted. I will be using this product every week!
I have really sensitive skin and a lot of soaps make me break out. I like how gentle this Purifying Facial Soap was on my skin. The scent was nice and fresh. I love that they’re 100% vegan and that The Body Shop doesn’t test on animals!
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 those toxins out and keep your body and skin hydrated.
Steaming your skin is a great way to effectively purify your pores. Simply fill up a bowl of hot water (be careful!) and place you face over a steam with a towel over your head – try this before exfoliating for super-effective deep cleansing.