The main benefit of using activated charcoal on your skin is that it draws bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of the skin helping you to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne. Research has found that activated charcoal can absorb 100 - 200 times its weight in impurities. It also soaks up excess oil which will balance out your skin if it is prone to being oily. As it is a natural substance it works well even on sensitive skin.
Almond oil is rich in Vitamin E, monounsaturated fatty oils, proteins, potassium and zinc. Vitamin E is one of the most powerful antioxidants known and can help repair some of the damage to the skin’s collagen. It is mild, hypoallergenic and gentle on even the most sensitive skin. It penetrates easily into the skin and dislodges any dirt and debris trapped in hair follicles and pores, this prevents the outbreak of blackheads and acne.
Apricot Kernel Oil:
Apricot kernels (the seeds) are 40-50% oil. They have strong anti-inflammatory properties and will help to soothe skin and reduce redness of eczema and dry skin. Apricot oil soaks easily into the skin helping to tone and tighten. The unsaturated fatty acids in the kernel oil along with its Vitamin E content help in keeping skin youthful.
Beeswax forms a protective wall by sealing in moisture in skin but without blocking pores. It has anti-viral, anti bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Bentonite clay unclogs your pores and shrinks them. Bentonite clay also is able to clear away toxins, from the skin, as it has a strong negative charge and most toxins have a positive charge. It is loaded with silica, which makes skin super soft.
Chamomile is great for skin. It has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties and can fade spots, eliminate acne spots and fight break-outs. Chamomile is delicate and gentle so is perfect for all skin types.
Cocoa butter is high in fatty acids and hydrates the skin deeply. It contains oleic, palmitic and stearic acids, all of which nourish the skin. It is also high in antioxidants which help to protect your skin from free-radical damage. Free-radical damage causes skin aging, dull skin and dark patches. It has been noted to have helped soothe skin irritations such as eczema and dermatitis.
Frankincense Essential Oil:
Frankincense oil is derived from the Boswellia serrata tree that is grown in India and has been found to have strong anti-inflammatory properties. It has anti-anxiety and depression-reducing capabilities.
Grapefruit Seed Extract:
Grapefruit seed extract naturally preserves products as it kills unwanted bacteria. It possesses antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties.
Lavender Essential Oil:
Lavender has antibacterial and antiseptic properties. It is often used to treat skin disorders such as eczema and wrinkles and is commonly used to speed up the healing process of cuts, burns and sunburn.
Lye, sodium hydroxide, is a chemical made from salt that is a necessary ingredient in soap. All soap is made with lye, although some companies are good at disguising this on the label.
Olive Oil Pomace:
Pomace olive oil is a grade of olive oil that is commonly used in soap making to improve the lather.
Rosehip Seed Oil:
Rosehip seed oil has anti-inflammatory fatty acids that make it great at moisturising. It is also packed with Vitamins A & C which repair skin damage and provide a strong protective antioxident boost. It is also good at helping your skin regain elasticity.
Shea butter has the ability to soothe, hydrate and balance your skin. It has been used as an anti-aging cream for centuries as it contains essential fatty acids and vitamins A and E which are essential to maintaining skin's elasticity and suppleness.
Sunflower oil is rich in nutrients and antioxidants and is found to be effective against a number of skin conditions including acne, eczema and redness. It has emollient properties which helps the skin retain its moisture. The antioxidant properties in sunflower oil help to prevent premature signs of aging and it also makes skin less sensitive to the sun as it is an excellent source of beta-carotene.
A natural thickener and texture enhancer derived from the roots of the Manihot esculenta (Cassava) shrub. It is used to take away the greasy feeling of products.
Tea Tree Oil:
Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia tree. The oil has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties which make it ideal for treating and soothing skin conditions. It is used on the face to treat skins conditions such as pimples and blemishes as it lowers the bacteria levels on the skin reducing inflammation. Some people may have an allergic reaction to tree tea oil, so you will need to try a small patch test if you have not used a product with tea tree oil in it before.
Vanilla has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to soothe and calm irritated skin. Vanilla has been used to reduce skin infections and in wound healing.