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Activated Charcoal: The Secret to Youthful, Vibrant Skin

You can't have the healthy, radiant skin you want without removing harmful toxins first.

Just getting outside, working, and living today put you at risk. It's easy to overlook air pollution and other dangerous chemicals because you can't see them most of the time. But that doesn't mean they aren't affecting you… working their way into your skin and making you look much older than you are.

Exposure to these toxins every now and then might not seem like a big deal, but the consequences pile up when it happens every day. Chronic exposure damages your cells, causes allergic reactions, weakens your immune system, and even speeds up the aging process!

Most Anti-Aging Products Do More Harm Than Good

Millions of women crave the youthful, radiant skin they used to have…

So they turn to the skincare products they find in grocery stores, beauty salons, and online for help. They buy these products (often spending a lot of money) and apply them with the best intentions.

Sadly, most of these women don't have a clue that the products they're using are loaded with toxic chemicals themselves! They take a bad situation and make it even worse.

It isn't their fault. In the United States, besides a few additives and other chemicals, cosmetic companies have free reign to use any ingredient or raw material in their products without government review.[1]

Many anti-aging skincare products contain harmful chemicals like parabens (preservatives that act like estrogen in the body and have been linked to an increased breast cancer risk), propylene glycol (an alcohol that can irritate the skin and cause dermatitis and hives), and synthetic colors made from petroleum or even coal tar.

If you're eager to reclaim the beautiful complexion of your youth but feel like you're out of options…

Don't give up yet!

There's another way – a 100% safe, non-toxic, natural ingredient that detoxifies the skin and effortlessly scrubs away the years.

A Safe, 100% Natural Skincare Solution

The secret to revitalizing your skin is probably the last you'd expect:

Activated Charcoal.

Yes, you read that right.

Activated charcoal is the world's oldest and most trusted remedy to detoxify the body – inside and out.

What in the world is activated charcoal?

Let's start at the beginning. In a nutshell, activated charcoal is a fine black powder. It's odorless, tasteless, and completely non-toxic, with millions of tiny adsorbent pores (more on why that matters in just a second).

Activated charcoal is made by burning a source of carbon (wood, debris, or even coconut shells). The heat strips away all the oxygen and “activates” the charcoal with gases like steam. This heating process also creates millions of tiny pores, nooks, and crannies in the final product.

Something important to point out here: activated charcoal is not the same thing as the kind of charcoal you'd use in a barbecue grill! That type of charcoal is loaded with toxins, making it one of the last things you'd want to put on your skin.

What Does Activated Charcoal Do?

Activated charcoal offers an incredible variety of health benefits.

This stuff is so powerful that it's used in emergency rooms to treat patients who were poisoned or had a drug or alcohol overdose! The charcoal keeps the poison from being absorbed into the body from the stomach. Healthcare professionals have been using this remedy for decades to treat dangerous poisons like fertilizer and bleach.

That's pretty incredible…

But some people think that's the only thing activated charcoal can do. That couldn't be further from the truth. Activated charcoal also works wonders as a general detoxifying agent. This creates a laundry list of benefits including:

  • Anti-aging: studies found that activated charcoal stops many of the changes in your cells linked to aging.[2] When applied directly on the skin, it strips away toxins, wrinkles, and blemishes.
  • Skin ailments: activated charcoal is used in products to help relieve insect bites and stings, rashes from poison ivy and poison oak, and to ease inflammation.[3]
  • Gas and bloating: numerous studies found that ingesting activated charcoal reduces digestive problems in foods that normally cause gas.[4]
  • Whitens teeth: brushing your teeth with activated charcoal powder can remove unsightly stains from coffee, wine, and tea.[5]
  • Prevents hangovers: some studies found that taking activated charcoal at the same time as alcohol reduces alcohol concentrations in your blood.[6]
  • Mental benefits: ingesting activated charcoal can also improve your mood and clear up brain fog.
  • General detox: activated charcoal adsorbs many dangerous chemicals, drugs, pesticides, mercury, and even lead, before they have the chance to harm you.[7]

You can use activated charcoal in different ways. One way is to ingest it in capsules or powder form as a supplement (you can find those at health food stores, vitamin shops, etc.) But the other way – the one that rejuvenates your skin – is to use it in beauty and skin care products and apply it directly on the skin.

How Does Activated Charcoal Work?

It seems amazing that such a simple thing can provide so many incredible health benefits…

You're probably wondering how in the world activated charcoal works.

Remember how activated charcoal has millions of tiny pores?

Well, those pores play a key role in how activated charcoal works. The pores trap dangerous toxins and chemicals.

This happens through a chemical process known as “adsorption” (different than absorption!). Adsorption is a chemical reaction where elements bind to a surface.

So dangerous chemicals and toxins bind to the activated charcoal's surface. The surface has a negative electric charge, which causes positively-charged toxins and gases to stick to it… instead of going places where they can damage your body.

When you apply an anti-aging product that contains activated charcoal (like our Activated Charcoal and Green Tea Extract Facial Cleanser), the toxins in your skin bind to the cleanser. Removing the toxins is as simple as rinsing your face after you exfoliate your skin.

Because activated charcoal has so many pores, it has an incredibly large surface area. A little bit goes a long way. One 50-gram dose of activated charcoal has the same surface area as 10 football fields![8]

A Long, Global History

People have been using activated charcoal around the world for thousands of years.

Different cultures – ancient Chinese medicine, Indian Ayurvedic medicine, and western medicine – all explored this incredible natural remedy and came to similar conclusions. This led to a long history of use, both for emergency detox situations (like being accidentally poisoned) and everyday detox use.

The Egyptians described using activated charcoal on their papyri as far back as 1,550 B.C. And activated charcoal is mentioned numerous times after that, including by Hippocrates (the father of modern medicine) and Pliny the Elder, mostly for medicinal purposes.[9]

In 1831, at a meeting at the French Academy, a pharmacist named Touery ingested a lethal dose of the poison strychnine. He also ingested activated charcoal to prove to others that it would protect him. He survived, much to everyone's shock![10]

Activated charcoal even saved lives in World War I. The United States developed a system to activate coconut char with steam to use in gas masks and protect soldiers from dangerous gases.

The First Step to Rejuvenating Your Skin

You can't avoid all the toxins in the environment…

But you can apply a 100% safe, organic, all-natural skincare solution to trap toxins and keep them from leaving behind unsightly lines, wrinkles, and baggy skin.

Our Activated Charcoal and Green Tea Extract Facial Cleanser can help.

We use the highest-quality natural ingredients (including green tea, aloe vera, and organic coconut oil extracts) to smooth wrinkles, banish blemishes, and give your skin the radiant shine you've been dreaming about.

A top-quality cleanser lays the foundation to rejuvenate your skin. You can't apply other important skincare products (like toners and moisturizers) effectively until you clean your skin's surface first – which is exactly what our cleanser does.

Our Activated Charcoal and Green Tea Extract Facial Cleanser is designed to clean your skin gently but thoroughly. The organic extracts inside also carry nutrients deep beneath your skin's surface to revitalize your complexion. It doesn't just cover up signs of aging and other problem spots. It reverses them, inside and out.

Our cleanser relies on the incredible power of activated charcoal instead of the dangerous chemicals found in many other products (like sulfates, artificial dyes, and parabens). We use the bare minimum amount of preservatives – 1% – possible to keep the product fresh for up to 2 years. This is to keep the integrity of the product and to keep unwanted bacteria and mold from ever growing.

All of our products are American made in a lab that's certified as an Organic Manufacturer under the USDA National Organic Program.[11]

Don't Wait Another Second Looking Older Than You Are

You deserve to look and feel beautiful… no matter your age.

But to make that dream a reality, it's time to get proactive about what you're putting on your skin.

Activated charcoal can help. It's 100% safe and natural, an incredible natural remedy that people have used for thousands of years.

When you combine the power of activated charcoal with all of the nourishing extracts found in our organic facial cleanser – a product completely free of dangerous chemicals and preservatives – the effects are simply incredible.

Just use the facial cleanser every day, and watch as it effortlessly tightens your skin and adds a luminous glow. It doesn't matter if your skin is greasy or dry, or even if you're struggling with acne breakouts. It's designed to work for women of all ages and skin types.

If you're looking for a gentle yet powerful exfoliate, one that leaves your complexion refined and completely revitalized, check out our Activated Charcoal and Green Tea Extract Facial Cleanser.

Sources:

[1]          http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vanessa-cunningham/dangerous-beauty-products_b_4168587.html
[2]          https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/growingwisernwell/conversations/topics/81
[3]          http://lifeandhealth.org/natural-remedies/activated-charcoal-uses-part-2/11156.html
[4]          http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3521259
[5]          http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/whiten-teeth-with-activated-charcoal-without-a-mess/
[6]          http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3710499
[7]          http://healingtools.tripod.com/char1.html
[8]          http://www.emedicinehealth.com/activated_charcoal/page2_em.htm
[9]          http://www.chemvironcarbon.com/en/activated-carbon/history-of-activated-carbon
[10]          http://emergency.med.ufl.edu/files/2013/02/Activated-charcoal.pdf
[11]          http://www.ams.usda.gov/about-ams/programs-offices/national-organic-program